Bonanza Brand – Fanfiction Library

Fist City (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  Gossips sour Ben’s mood when he returns from a business trip; and he only wants to hear an explanation direct from the guilty party.

Rating:  T  (1,455 words)


Deadwood (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe leaves home after doing something he thinks is unforgivable.  His family misses him and wants him to come home, and when he does, there is a surprising turn of events for Joe.

Rating = T    WC = 5813


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


JC2 May 12, 2017 14 Comments Permalink

Hunting for Memories (by MissJudy)

Summary: Ben is enjoying a hunting trip with Adam when it takes an unexpected turn and forces a detour to the cabin in the woods where the Cartwrights first lived and trapped on the Ponderosa. Adam has not been there since he was a child, and Ben is filled with trepidation over how his son might remember those days. All seems well, even though a few of Ben’s memories leave him wondering what his son is thinking. Then a vivid dream about a incident from Adam’s childhood leaves him thoroughly shaken, and he finally finds out just what Adam thought of his early years on the Ponderosa. This story occurs a year after Adam got back from school in Boston.

Rating: K  Word Count: 20,876


Birthday Boy (by faust)

Summary:   Celebrating Adam’s birthday was always a somewhat strained affair. But the new addition to the family didn’t know that, and so something new happens that has everyone holding their breaths.

870 words, rated K

This story was first written in German, as a bow to Heike. On occasion of her first birthday after her passing in 2016, I post this translation today, April 30th.

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faust April 30, 2017 30 Comments Permalink

Letters From Home (by Home Alone)

Summary:  A prelude to Take Me Home.  Adam has left for Boston, leaving his wife Ellie behind while he makes ready for her to join him.  This is a collection of their letters to each other during their separation.

Camp In The Pines 2017

Thanks to Cheaux for the kind mentoring.

Word count: 5,169     Rating:  K+/G

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Take Me Home Series:

Take Me Home
Letters from Home

Dodo April 26, 2017 22 Comments Permalink

Of Little Boys and Puppy Dog Tails (by Questfan)

Summary: It has only been a short time since the family lost Marie and each of them is struggling to come to terms with it. None of them could have foreseen the impact one small, stray dog would have on the whole family.

Word Count:  5846     Rating: T


Questfan April 21, 2017 14 Comments Permalink

jfclover April 20, 2017 38 Comments Permalink

In the Darkness As In the Light (by McFair)

Summary:  A burned out stagecoach lies on its side, the victim of an Indian raid. There’s a name on the coach manifest that makes Joe Cartwright’s heart stand still. Can it be that Elizabeth Carnaby is dead? And, as the man who robbed the coach seeks personal vengeance against Ben Cartwright’s youngest son – can Joe himself survive?

Rated M.  The story is probably a PG-13 one, but for safety sake – and for the sake of one heavy duty romantic scene – I am calling it ‘M’.  Contained in that PG-13 rating would be western brutality and violence, and torture.  (101,760 words)

Loaded with SJS, JPMs, JAMs,Summary:  Romance, Action, Drama and just about everything including the kitchen handpump.


Wet Bottom, Warm Heart Series:

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart
Sunshine With a Little Hurricane
In the Light as in the Darkness
Doubt that the Stars are Fire

mcfair_58 April 16, 2017 3 Comments Permalink

Prelude (By JC)

Synopsis: Adam Cartwright is taking the long road home, but sometimes life takes a man in a direction he never intended to go.

Rating: T    1683 Words


JC2 April 12, 2017 12 Comments Permalink

Mystery (by McFair)

Summary: 12 year old Little Joe Cartwright loves black horses, especially the new black mare his brothers found and brought home. Though their father disapproves, Little Joe knows she’s the one for him and sets out to prove it. What do an apparition, a burned out ranch, a stolen fortune, a group of desperate outlaws, and Little Joe Cartwright have in common besides trouble? Mystery.

Rated PG for frightening images and western violence  (25,100 words)


Collision Course (by Julee)

Summary:  On a business trip to Sacramento, Adam makes an astonishing discovery regarding the events surrounding Marie’s death and it creates a turmoil of emotions for Ben and the boys.  Alternate Universe.

Rating: K+          Word Count: 31,205


Julee April 2, 2017 24 Comments Permalink