Summary: Set in Season 13. No longer the youngest brother, it’s Joe’s turn to be the giver of advice rather than the recipient. Written for an under 500-word challenge where the prompt was to use a book title as inspiration. “The Redhead by the Side of the Road” by Anne Tyler. Category: Bonanza Genre: Western … Continue reading The Redhead at the Side of the Road (by Cheaux)
Summary: Ben is compelled to defend Marie's honor. A prequel written for the Mother's Day Challenge. Events and people occuring in the episode Marie, My Love (Season 4, Episode 20) are referenced. Genre: Western Category: Bonanza Rating: T Word Count: 1900 Jack Frost’s paintbrush had already colored the eastern Sierra autumnal foliage red, purple, and … Continue reading Obloquy (by Cheaux)
Summary: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and change. A WHN after Season 2.Category: BonanzaGenre: WesternRating: KWord Count: 6496 Chapter 1 — Summer Storms An upstairs door slammed with enough force to rattle not only the dishes on the china shelf in the dining room, but the … Continue reading Metamorphosis (by Cheaux)
Summary: A WHN for Season 4’s “The Hayburner.” When last we saw our intrepid heroes, Adam was in measured and methodical solitary pursuit of Hoss, whilst Joe and Ben made a wager on the outcome . . . with security, of course. Category: Bonanza Genre: Western Rated: K+ Word Count: 3,100 Security Redux … Continue reading Security Redux (by Cheaux)
Summary: Joe, eager to find something to call his own, joins the Pony Express with Adam's help. Aside from a passing reference to Ben’s investment in the Pony Express, this story is unrelated to the Season 7 episode “Ride the Wind” which was out of sync with history as the Pony Express began in April … Continue reading Pony Joe (by Cheaux)
Summary: After the death of his wife, Joe is no mood for Christmas. Category: Bonanza Genre: Western Rated: G Word Count: 3672 The front door slammed with enough force to shake the chandelier over the dining table. Ben opened his mouth to protest but stopped short when it was Jamie—not Joe—who stomped around the … Continue reading We Remember (by Cheaux)
Summary: Two sides of the same coin, one looks forward, one looks backward and they both struggle in the present. This post Season 14 story is set in 1879 and includes almost all of the principal cast from the series run Category: Bonanza Genre: Western Rated: PG Word Count: 10,700 Chapter 1 - San Francisco, … Continue reading Then and Now (by Cheaux)
Summary: A poem written the night Dan Blocker died. Category: Poetry Genre: Free verse Rated: G Word Count: 217 Sonny was right. And the beat goes on. And life goes on As it is. As it was. As it always will. It matters not That he is gone. The world will little note nor … Continue reading On the Death of Dan Blocker (by Cheaux)
Synopsis: Little Joe wants what he wants when he wants it.
Word Count: 545
Synopsis: Musings of Deputy Clem Foster on his city and the Cartwrights. Those dear readers old enough may recognize the rhythm of the opening.
Word Count: 1340