Three Christmas Cards (by Debra P.)

Summary: Category:  Bonanza Genre:  Western Rated:  PG Word Count:  3844 Runaway Sleigh [Adam Encounters A Special Christmas Eve Visitor]   The sun had only just set, but the trail through the woods was already growing dark. Adam Cartwright urged his mount to a brisk pace through the light dusting of snow that covered the path. Sport … Continue reading Three Christmas Cards (by Debra P.)

Encounter with the Past (by Debra P.)

Summary:   (With appreciation to John T. Dugan who wrote ‘The Crucible’)  Category:  Bonanza Genre:  Western Rated:  PG Word Count:  6600   PART 1 - THE ENCOUNTER   The noisy bustle of San Francisco’s streets was bittersweet music to the ears of Adam Cartwright as he walked from his hotel to the stage depot, his traveling … Continue reading Encounter with the Past (by Debra P.)

The Night After “Death at Dawn” (by Debra P.)

Summary:  (With acknowledgement to Laurence Mascott who wrote the original episode)  Category:  Bonanza Genre:  Western Rated:  PG Word Count:  1560 Previously:    For those who might not be familiar with this episode, I will summarize very briefly: Sam Bryant is the boss of a group of thugs who are terrorizing Virginia City and extorting protection money … Continue reading The Night After “Death at Dawn” (by Debra P.)

Wandering Stars (by Debra P.)

Summary:  (With appreciation to Norman Lessing who wrote the episode “The Actress” in which we learned of Adam’s friendship with the famous actor Edwin Booth.)  Category:  Bonanza Genre:  Western Rated:  PG Word Count:  16,225   June 1865 - approximately two months after the assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth   It was turning into … Continue reading Wandering Stars (by Debra P.)

The Cry of the Dove (by Debra P.)

Summary:   (With appreciation to E. Jack Newman, who wrote ‘The Hopefuls’.)  Category:  Bonanza Genre:  Western Rated:  PG Word Count:  15,700 I:   SUMMONED TO SLATERSVILLE Hop Sing entered from the kitchen with a platter of roast beef and placed it on the dining table. His eyes glanced over the table, confirming that everything was ready and … Continue reading The Cry of the Dove (by Debra P.)

The Sniper and the Healer (by Debra P.)

Summary: Category:  Bonanza Genre:  Western Rated:  PG Word Count:     Joe and Adam Cartwright stumbled down the path together, both of them panting hard. Adam’s arm was around Joe’s shoulders and Joe appeared to be making a great effort to hold his brother up. Adam was in obvious pain, clutching his hand to his … Continue reading The Sniper and the Healer (by Debra P.)