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A Moment Just Before Dark *
(by Robin)
Summary:  A prequel story that includes the Milfords  from The Hayburner.
Rating:  G  (9,630 words)
Bed Time #1 –
Before Bedtime
(by Robin)
Summary:  It’s bed time on the Ponderosa for three-year old Little Joe.
Rating:  K  (6,860 words)
Bed Time #2 –
Before Bedtime Too
(by Robin)
Summary:  Another night and another bed time
Rating:  T (6,400 words)
Bed Time #3 – Bed Time 1848
(by Robin)
Summary:  It’s bed time in 1848. 
Rating:  K  (4,420 words)
Ben and Miss
(by Robin)
Summary: Between the trial and Paiutes, tensions are running high in and around Virginia City.
Rating:  T  (9,410 words)
Defying Logic *
(by Robin)
Summary:  What happen next for the episode, The Hayburner.
Rating:  T  (20,375 words)
He was Brave that Day
(by Robin)
Summary:  It all started with Hoss saving the life of a neighbor.
Rating:  T  (6,800 words)
It All Started with a Haircut
(by Robin)
Summary:  I have been fascinated by the characters of Cora and Enos Milford, the affectionate, bickering couple in “The Hayburner”. Clearly they are old friends of the Cartwrights, have great affection for them and knew Adam, Hoss and Joe as boys. I wondered how the Milfords and the Cartwrights might have first met and came up with this story, “It all Started with a Haircut” .
Rating:  K  (6,835 words)
Like Her Own
(by Robin)
Summary:  A look back and understanding how the past influenced the present.
Rating:  T  (7,266 words)
Neked Women
(by Robin)
Summary:  Did Little Joe really see what he thought he saw?  Adam can’t believe the implications of Joe’s revelation.
Rating:  T  (7,645)
The Cherry Tree Saga
(by Robin)
Summary:  Like the ever changing seasons, life blooms and dies on the Ponderosa.
Rating T  (140,000 words)

 Updated:  6.8.2017

*Added 2017

Robin’s REALLY Lost Episodes

As a baby boomer, I grew up reading MAD magazine, watching Mel Brooks, “That was the Week That Was”, Ernie Kovacs and, as an infant Sid Ceasar. I also sat far too close to the television set which totally warped my brain. My extended family were all story tellers. At an early age we learned to retell generic jokes changing the names to match family members and friends and add eye rolling or winks. I grew up watching Bonanza in the original run and adored it beyond comprehension. The REALLY Losts are satires of episodes written with much affection, eye rolling,  and winks.  And can be somewhat risque’.

A Brady Bonanza
(by Robin)
Summary:  Brady Bonanza
Rating:  T  (4,360 words)
Bath Water
(by Robin)
Summary:  When you don’t have indoor plumbing.
Rating:  T   (1,030 words)
Buck and Matt
(by Robin)
Summary:  Shirtless Cartwright ALERT!!! This episode is dedicated to all those who are fans of bare-chested cowboys.
Rating:  T  (1,730 words)
Camp Fire Tales
(by Robin)
Summary:  What else is there to do around a camp fire?
Rating:  T  (1,550 words)
Death Star
(by Robin)
Summary:  With Rona’s permission, I am posting “Death Star” as inspired by her Adam Death fic.
Rating:  T  (2,620 words)
Desert Wallets
(by Robin)
Summary:  The episode pulled from syndication after only two airings.
Rating:  T  (2,380 words)
Homing Pigeon
(by Robin)
Summary:  When it’s only men, they become slightly distracted on the risque’ side when discussing pigeons, or was it horses?
Rating:  T  (2,500 words)
Houston, We have a Problem on the Ponderosa
(by Robin)
Summary:  There’s a problem, and only Houston can help the Cartwrights.
Rating:  T  (1,100 words)
In Memoriam to Borelli
(by Robin)
Summary:  A WHN for The Deadliest Game.  They’ve come from all over to pay their respects, and we find that really nothing is sacred to this group.
Rating:  T  (2,940 words)
Knowing isn’t Everything
(by Robin)
Summary:  The ‘Brain Game’ Bonanza style.
Rating:  T  (1,480 words)
Long Johns,
Nightwear, and
Pantyhose on
the Ponderosa
(by Robin)
Summary:  Wondering if lumps of coal are in store this Christmas.
Rating:  T  (1,915 words)
Missing Adam
(by Robin)
Summary:  Ponderosa is the place to be.  Ranch living is the life for me. Land spreadin’ out so far and wide. Keep Ole Boston, just give me that countryside.
Rating:  T  (3,070 words)
My Son, My Son, My Canceled Wedding
(by Robin)
Summary:  Even my own stories aren’t safe from a REALLY Lost Episode story.  Inspired by A Modern Cartwrights Story 4 – Remnants of the Past.
Rating:  T  (2,625 words)
My Sons, My Sons, My Sons
(by Robin)
Summary:  And a Partridge on the Ponderosa.
Rating:  T  (2,900 words)
S*x Scenes
(by Robin)
Summary:  It all started over an argument about socks.
Rating:  T (3, 125 words)
Shanklin:  The Unedited Version
(by Robin)
Summary:  A missing scene that ended up on the cutting room floor of Shanklin.
Rating:  T  (2,233)
Strong, Yet
Sensitive on
the Comstock
(by Robin)
Summary:  A behind the scenes look at the second longest running western series, Bonanza.
Rating:  T (2,250 words)
The Commitment of Charlie Angelus
(by Robin)
Summary:  If only they hadn’t stopped in that town.
Rating: T  (1,140 words)
The Dead Mule Story
(by Robin)
Summary:  With these three sons, this tale should never have been told.  They’re your sons, Ben.
Rating:  T  (1,225 words)
The First Born
(by Robin)
Summary:  Clay Stafford returns to the Ponderosa.
Rating:  T  (2,500 words)
The Men in Black / The Men in Jail
(by Robin)
Summary:  Adam finds himself in jail after running into trouble; if only he’d not left the Ponderosa.
Rating:  T  (1,680 words)
The Next BIG
(by Robin)
Summary:  It’s better than the General Store or the Mercantile.
Rating:  T  (1,740 words)
The Olympic Inheritance
(by Robin)
Summary:  Beyond their wildest dreams?  Well, it happened.
Rating:  T  (2,60 words)
The Return of Old Sheba
(by Robin)
Summary:  It is said they have an extremely long memory.
Rating:  T  (9,390 words)
The Reward
(by Robin)
Summary:  Life on the Ponderosa after Adam returns home from college.
Rating:  T  (7,700 words)
The Tiger Puzzle
(by Robin)
Summary:  The Cartwright brothers come to the aid of sister; however, will they be able to help the damsels in distress?  If you know the brothers, you know where this is going — risque’.
Rating:  T  (1,135 words)
Watching ‘
(by Robin)
Summary:  It couldn’t beat the original, but sure was good for a REALLY Lost Episode.
Rating:  T  (1,110 words)
When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Ponderosa Pie
(by Robin)
Summary:  Inspired by the famous song sung by Perry Como and Dean Martin.
Rating:  T  (1,500 words)


Stories Co-Written with GinnyF

Stories in the A Modern Cartwrights Story series were co-written and individually written by Robin and GinnyF, as noted below.

To read, click the story title.

A Modern Cartwrights Story #1 – Windmills & Rembrances
(by Robin & GinnyF)
Summary:  A modern-day Cartwright / Dallas cross-over:  What happens when JR Ewing sets his sites on the Ponderosa.
Rating:  PG-13  (37,800 words)
A Modern Cartwrights Story #2 – Substitutes in the Cemetery
(by GinnyF)
Summary:  A continuation of A Modern Cartwrights Story.
Rating:  PG  (1,215 words)
A Modern Cartwrights Story #3 – A Quarter’s Worth of Glory:  Joe in the Infernal
(by Robin)
Summary:  Headlines ripped from the daily newspaper in this modern era tale of the Cartwrights.
Rating:  K+  (775 word)
A Modern Cartwrights Story #4 – Remnants of the Past
(by Robin & GinnyF)
Summary:  Most of the action in this tale takes place in the spring and summer of 2000. We have included elements and characters who appeared in a few Bonanza episodes including “The Truckee Strip”, “Rich Man Poor Man”, “The Infernal Machine”, “The Countess”, “First Born”, “Denver McKee” and “The Abduction” as well as characters and plot lines we created for our other modern Cartwright tales.
Rating:  PG  (33,150 words)
A Modern Cartwrights Story #5 – A Passing Stranger
(by Robin & GinnyF)
Summary:  This Modern Day Cartwrights story is based on the Bonanza episode “A Stranger Passed this Way”.
Rating:  PG  (46,475 words)
Light up the Winter Darkness
(by Robin & GinnyF)
Summary:  This is a Bonanza Christmas/Chanukah story.  One Christmas morning the Cartwrights go in rescue of a stranded family, who unbeknowst to the Cartwrights are being held hostage by bank robbers.
Rated:  PG13 for some harsh language and a fight scene (10,975 words)
(by Robin & GinnyF)
Summary: a WHN for “A Stranger Passed This Way”
Rated:  K+ (6,330 words)


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