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A Day in the Life –
A Bonanza of a
(by JC)
Synopsis: A tongue-in-cheek view of a typical day for the Cartwright brothers, currently on the trail of a confidence man who suckered them during their Pa’s absence. Bonanza aficionados will find 105 episode titles embedded in the story.
Rating:  T  (2,550 words)
Beginning Again
(by JC)
Synopsis:  Ben Cartwright has twice known love and loss. Will the third time be the charm?
Rating: T (1,015 words)
(by JC)
Summary: A tribute in rhyme for everyone who loves the Cartwrights, especially those who love to write about them.
Rating:  G  (560 words)
More Than
a Memory
(by JC)
Summary:   Adam re-assesses his life in the aftermath of his broken engagement to Laura Dayton. (WHN for “Triangle”)
Rating:  T    Word Count:  4,184
Night Trilogy
(by JC)
Synopsis:   Strange things are afoot on the Ponderosa in these three after-dark comic vignettes.
Rating: K  (1,040 words)
(by JC2)
Synopsis: Sometimes life takes a man in a direction he never intended to go.
Rating: T    1682 Words
Pride Before a Fall
(by JC)
Synopsis:   A poem about what can happen when a man’s pride gets in the way of love.  If the subject is a Cartwright, it’s bound to be Adam.
Rating: T  Word Count: 400
Shirtless Joe
(by JC)
Synopsis: One man’s “Field of Dreams” is another woman’s fantasy.
Rating PG  (1,010 words)
Stanger in the Night
(by JC)
Summary: A Bonanza Gothic poem written for the “Once Upon A Midnight Dreary” challenge honoring the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe.
Rating K+     Word Count 251
The Best Little
Bed & Breakfast
in Nevada
(by JC)
Summary:  The Cartwrights entertain house guests.  Again.  Joe has a better idea.
Rating: K++, or maybe T-    (4512 words)
The Guardian – What the Heart Knows
(by JC)
Synopsis: A fateful encounter at the river leads to a revelation for Adam Cartwright.
Rating:  T  (3,475 words)
Ties that
Bind #1
(by JC)
Summary: An exploration of perhaps the most controversial subject in Bonanza fanfiction — what if Ben and Marie also had a daughter? But this is not a story about a Cartwright sister.  Though viewed through a different lens, it’s a story about a family we all know and love, whose relationships are tested and reaffirmed in the face of the inevitable.
Rating: K+ (27,820 words)
Ties that Bind #2 – Imperfect Memory
(by JC)
Synopsis:  A conversation overheard at a party evokes Adam’s memories of Marie and his own first love.
Rating: PG-13 for adult situations, mild language  (47,550 words)
Ties that Bind #3 – A Pearl Without Price
(by JC)

Synopsis: Adam Cartwright knows well there are some things in this world that money can’t buy, and other things are priceless. (Part of the AU series Ties That Bind)
Rating K+    (1,425 word)

Ties that Bind #4 – A Piece of Cake
(by JC)

Synopsis:  How hard can it be, taking care of two little boys for one day?  That’s what Joe thinks….
Rating K    WC 1,661

Ties that Bind #5 – Something About Amy (by JC)

Summary:  Tennyson said, “It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”  What would Joe Cartwright say? (WHI/WHN for The Truckee Strip and part of the Ties That Bind AU series) Rating K+   (1782 words)

Ties that Bind #6 – Guarding the
Hen House
(by JC)
Summary:  A too-pretty girl, a Saturday night dance, and a little moonlight mischief.  Not to worry—Adam’s got it covered.
Rating: T  (2859 words)
Ties that Bind #7 – When Angels Cry
(by JC)
Summary:  The arrival of a range detective in Virginia City means trouble for Adam in more ways than one.  (A WHI for The Flannel-Mouth Gun, part of the Ties That Bind series)
Rating: T  (13,258 words)

Latest update:  10.18.2017

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