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    When 10 year old Joe awakes screaming his pa’s name in the night, his brothers assume the young boy is afraid since their pa is away in Placerville. What they can’t know is that Joe’s dream is all too real and their brother’s reaction to it will catapult all four Cartwrights on a journey that will end with both their father and little brother losing their lives – unless Heaven intervenes.

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    10/?
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    You asked for it!

    The short story 'Wet Bottom Warm Heart' was originally written for the 'Pennings from Prompts' challenge on Bonanza Boomers where the phrase 'he tried to remember who had gotten him into this' had to be used.

    Deep inside 17 year old Little Joe Cartwright there's a beast waiting to get out. It makes him say and do things he knows he shouldn't. After one such incident, his shame drives him away from the Ponderosa, straight into the arms of trouble - and the waiting rifle sight of a little golden-haired girl named Elizabeth Carnaby.

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    Chapters:
    6/6
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    A short written for a Bonanza Boomers challenge based on a photo of Ben Cartwright following Joe and Adam and driving an empty wagon. Why is it that empty bed makes Joe so afraid?

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    1/1
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    Little Joe learns what it means to be a big brother to his new little brother Nicky Cartwright nicknamed Sparky

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    4
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    3
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    74
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    A short written for a Bonanza Boomers Challenge (unpublished)

    Brothers never have to say they're sorry.

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    804
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    4
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    A short written for a Bonanza Boomers challenge

    Little Joe has just come down from his meeting with Adah Menken. As Hoss nurses a bruise from his baby brother's fist, danger is lurking outside for Little Joe.

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    1/1
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    2
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    A short written for Bonanza Boomers Pennings from Prompts (unpublished)

    Nothing like a dinner-time discussion between the son of a French Quarter mother and a thin nosed blue-blooded Yankee.

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    1/1
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    1
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    The boys are determined to find a birthday gift their father will love. Unfortunately, they succeed too well.

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    1/1
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    As Joe Cartwright helps the old woman, Carrie Pickett, prepare for winter on Crescent Mountain, the arrival of a beautiful young woman at the Ponderosa serves as a catalyst for an unexpected series of events that culminate in a showdown in the Piney Woods in which not only Joe, but Hoss and Ben, must face and overcome Victor Marks deep seated need for revenge.

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    English
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    50,603
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Kudos:
    1
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    37
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    The struggle to be left-handed in a right-handed world is a real one. How does Little Joe manage to keep his dominant hand in a society when using it is despised?

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    English
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    4,134
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    1
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    8
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    145
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    A friend of Ben's comes to the Ponderosa for a visit, bringing with him this three daughters and a dark secret from his past. At first it appears the greatest danger the visit presents lies with the insanity of a trio of young females in the Cartwright household. All too soon it becomes apparent that Gil Jenkins' demons have not been laid to rest and threaten not only him, but the Cartwrights. Hoss is injured and Joe and Adam go missing as a mysterious creature with flashing eyes appears and begins to wing through the storm-ridden skies of Nevada seeking justice.

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    English
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    79,329
    Chapters:
    17/17
    Kudos:
    2
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    Little Joe becomes the pawn in an evil plot again his father Ben Cartwright. The consequences for all the family are far more severe and devastating than they ever first thought. New version posted as "False Witness - The New Extended Edition" as at 7th July 2016 - it will be at least double the size of this story. Please see author notes at the end of the story.

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    English
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    3,462
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    1
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    2
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    After several wrong decisions in matters of apprenticeship, Caveo Chickens made another choice. The young man he selected might be an unconventional choice, but that was nothing the older Caretaker cared about any more. What he needed was a final successor, and he had found the right man for it.

    Adam Cartwright loved his family and his life on the Ponderosa, but his inner desire to see more of the world, and to do something different, if only for a while, tore him apart inwardly. When an old friend opened the doors to a whole new life for him, his excitement met reluctance, but he nonetheless accepted his incredible new task, not knowing what he would draw his family into.

    The young Caretaker Jules had a more problematic occupation than he would have ever expected. At first he thought he could deal with it alone, without bothering his elders, but then he drew his newest fellow and his father and brothers into what might or might not be a misery.

    A hundred years later, a girl who might or might not have been young, her companion, and her friend, a Caretaker of his day, decided to meet a dear friend, they had lost too soon.

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    4,380
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    2
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    3
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    Who would have thought that a pair of missing boots would propel the Cartwrights into the nightmare world of a madman? One morning Joe wakes up to find his boots gone and the mystery of how he lost them - and who is wearing them - leads to a series of events that could cost not only Joe's life, but Adam and Hoss' as well.

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    English
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    58,281
    Chapters:
    15/15
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    6
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    122
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    One day the wind blows in a young woman claiming to be Ben Cartwright's daughter. As her claim appears to be valid, Belle Babylon moves into the Ponderosa bringing trouble from her past in the form of a man who is obsessed with her and who blames Ben Cartwright for taking her mother away. Before the end the lives of the Cartwrights and the Ponderosa itself are in danger of going up in flames.

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    English
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    59,032
    Chapters:
    16/16
    Kudos:
    1
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    51
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    Joe is on his way home one night when he is attacked and beaten. At first it seems the motive was robbery, but all too soon the clues begin to pile up that something terrible and devastating has happened to the youngest Cartwright son - something he cannot remember that carries the potential of changing his life forever. As the truth comes out the Cartwright men come face to face with a challenge none of them could have conceived; one that calls upon them to look deep within themselves to find the answers and to find a way to save Joe.

    Language:
    English
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    71,871
    Chapters:
    14/14
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    16
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    273
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    With a storm approaching, Little Joe heads out to find the prize foal his father is so fond of and is caught in a flash flood. While his brothers deal with their own fears, Ben Cartwright fights a battle to overcome despair and grief and face the very real fear that Joe may never be found.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    38,198
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    138
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    Why did Adam disappear from the Ponderosa, never to return again? Maybe it happened like this….

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    19,492
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    7
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    181
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    For the good folks of Virginia City, Roy Coffee is a darned good sheriff. For the Cartwrights, he is also a proper friend, as he proves to himself when his job intermixes with a tragic event on the Ponderosa.

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    English
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    2,437
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    6
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    179
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    Adam is married to Charity and Hoss gets romance too as the family is growing. There are problems but none the family cannot overcome by working together. Children are part of the story but do not dominate the story lines. This is the second in the Adam and Charity series.

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    English
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    53,572
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    64

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