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Author has written 31 stories for Bonanza, and Rifleman.

I have just started writing stories that I will actually post for people to read. My first effort was on another site, but I find I want more feedback so I decided to post here, too. I enjoy watching Westerns, especially the ones from the late 50's and 60's, and my stories about Bonanza and The Rifleman reflect it. I do watch other shows, too, but these are my favorites. I think it's because the theme of family is so strong in both of them.

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Ticket to the Border by Bluebird0032 reviews
Six months after the events of "Stopover" (S3 E21), Teresa and Christopher return to North Fork.
Rifleman - Rated: T - English - Western - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,003 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/8 - Published: 7/25 - Lucas M., Mark M., Micah T., Doc B. - Complete
Odyssey by LissaB2 reviews
Ben travels to Boston to visit an ailing Adam; along the way he is haunted by memories of another trip they took in the opposite direction many years ago.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 104,754 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/16/2014 - Published: 6/15/2014 - Ben C., Adam C.
To Everything There is a Season - Family Ties by mpluto reviews
This is the fifth of the To Everything series. Adam and Shiloh are in their seventh month of marriage and have been busy learning the boundaries of married life and how to live with each of their busy schedules. They think the ghosts of the past are gone. They think they've learned to compromise. They think the worst is behind them. In life, things can change in an instant.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 89 - Words: 165,630 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/17/2014 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Adam C., Ben C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Signal Rock in Three Days by Adamantwrites reviews
While searching for Adam who has failed to make Signal Rock in three days, Joe thinks about all the times his brother never gave up on him and came to his aid.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,075 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/14/2013 - Published: 11/7/2013 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Stubborn by Sibylle1 reviews
WHIB/WHB to "The Ride" Ben remembers his first argument with Adam.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 581 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
First Love by faustBZ reviews
Adam's first love is different from what one would expect - or is it?
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 733 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Adam C. - Complete
WHN Vengeance by LissaB reviews
Continuation of the episode Vengeance.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 37 - Words: 70,786 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 9/18/2011 - Adam C., Ben C. - Complete
The Battle by BeckyS reviews
What if Adam Cartwright fought in the Civil War? NOTE: This is NOT a deathfic, all characters are restored to original condition by the end of the story.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29,137 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/26/2002 - Complete
Lessons From the Past by BeckyS reviews
Adam and Joe Cartwright learn something about each other one night when Adam falls desperately ill.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,887 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/6/2001 - Complete
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The New Baby reviews
In this prequel, Lucas and Margaret McCain become parents.
Rifleman - Rated: K - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,231 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/14 - Published: 1/7 - Lucas M., Mark M., OC - Complete
That's My Boy reviews
In this prequel to the series, Lucas and Margaret must deal with a young Mark who refuses to eat. We know they were successful from the episode, The Boarding House.
Rifleman - Rated: K - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,601 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/18/2021 - Lucas M., Mark M., OC - Complete
After Eight Hours to Die reviews
This story focuses on what might have happened after the events in the episode, "Eight Hours to Die."
Rifleman - Rated: K - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,753 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/16/2021 - Published: 10/13/2021 - Lucas M., Mark M., Micah T., OC - Complete
Recovery reviews
The story follows The Vision (Season 2, Episode 26). Mark is recovering from typhoid fever.
Rifleman - Rated: K - English - Western - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,788 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/28/2021 - Published: 8/24/2021 - Lucas M., Mark M., Hattie D., Doc B. - Complete
The End of It All reviews
In this prequel to the The Rifleman TV series, we meet Margaret McCain and some of the McCain family and friends in Enid, OK.
Rifleman - Rated: K - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,328 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/11/2021 - Published: 7/24/2021 - Lucas M., Mark M., OC - Complete
Broken Ballad (WHN) reviews
Written for a Nightmare Challenge on another site, this short story follows Adam Cartwright and Will and Sally Cass.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,530 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/14/2019 - Complete
The Sacrifice reviews
Adam is in Virginia City late one night when he overhears a struggle. The rating is "T" for the subject matter.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,615 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/11/2018 - Adam C., OC - Complete
The First Marriage reviews
In this sequel to A Life That Matters, Adam Cartwright returns to the Ponderosa with his bride, Fran, and grandfather, Captain Abel Stoddard. Although he's glad that Adam has found love early in his life, Ben is concerned about the adjustment Abel and Fran will have to make to Western life. Will they be able to do it, and, if not, will Adam stay on the Ponderosa?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 32,104 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/27/2018 - Published: 3/25/2016 - Complete
The Alchemist reviews
Written as one of Ponderosa Nightmares IV, the story is a prequel, and features a mad scientist. Can Adam save Joe before it's too late?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,386 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/28/2017
The Witness reviews
In this prequel, Ben loses track of his four-year-old son, Adam. Where did the boy go and what did he see?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,957 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2017 - Ben C., Adam C. - Complete
Happily Ever After reviews
This story ends the trilogy that began with Ten Years After and was continued in Ten Years After, Part 2. As Adam, Ben, and Joe work to rebuild the Ponderosa's business, an old friend returns to Virginia City.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 22,154 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/23/2017 - Published: 10/8/2016 - Complete
Ten Years After, Part 2 reviews
In this sequel to Ten Years After, we see how Adam's children settle into life on the Ponderosa.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,223 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/11/2016 - Published: 9/3/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C., OC - Complete
Ten Years After reviews
Adam returns to the Ponderosa with his family. There have been many changes, but the greatest is in his brother, Joe. Can Adam repair their relationship before it's too late?
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,629 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/21/2016 - Ben C., Adam C., Little Joe C., OC - Complete
The Healer reviews
Dr. Theodore Banning has completed his medical training and moved to Virginia City with his new wife, Sabrina, to go into partnership with Dr. Paul Martin.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 26,135 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/16/2016 - Published: 1/7/2016 - Hoss C., Little Joe C., OC - Complete
The Angel reviews
Hoss is attacked by a mountain lion. Hurt, alone, and on foot, he must make his way home to the Ponderosa.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,028 - Reviews: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2016 - Adam C., Hoss C., OC - Complete
The Bad Seed in Virginia City reviews
Laura Dayton Cartwright has returned to Virginia City in hope of rekindling her romance with Adam. How far is she willing to go to attract his attention?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,577 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/11/2015 - Published: 7/31/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., OC - Complete
First to Die reviews
Ben, Adam, and Hoss receive some bad news and rush to help.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/3/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
Mariette Grown Up reviews
In this WHN for the episode, Badge Without Honor, we see what the future might have held for Mariette Blaine and her adopted family, the Cartwrights..
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 43,235 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/3/2015 - Published: 4/12/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., OC - Complete
Mrs Wilson Goes Home reviews
In this sequel to Joe and the Witch, Joe and his brothers must deal with the death of a good friend, almost a grandmother.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,775 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/1/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C., OC - Complete
Mariette reviews
In the Bonanza episode, Badge Without Honor, we meet Mariette, a young woman who became part of the Cartwright family after her father died. This story offers one possibility of when and how that came about.
Bonanza - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,689 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2015 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., OC - Complete
Joe and the Witch reviews
Little Joe Cartwright and his friend tease an old lady they believe to be a witch. A short, light story about the dangers of gossip and the pleasure of making new friends.
Bonanza - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/2/2015 - Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C., OC - Complete
The Wolf Pack reviews
A revised version of the story written for NaNoWriMo. It's a What Happened Next for the Cartwrights following the marriage of Will and Laura. They have moved to the Running D, but life is difficult for them. Will turns to his Uncle Ben and cousins for help. Just when he thinks things can't get worse, werewolves show up.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 56,232 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/7/2014 - Published: 11/29/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Hop Sing - Complete
The Confederate Dead reviews
Ben, Hoss, and Joe have come to bring Adam home from Charleston, SC following the end of the Civil War, but he's changed when they find him. What has caused it?
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,740 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/23/2014 - Published: 10/24/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hoss C., Little Joe C. - Complete
The Werewolf reviews
This story was written as part of a Halloween challenge. Will Cartwright has disappeared, and his wife, Laura Dayton Cartwright, turns to the Ponderosa for help. As Will's wife, she knows they will help, regardless of how they feel about her as Adam's former fiancee.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,145 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., Hop Sing, OC - Complete
The Jiangshi reviews
Joe is being attacked by a great evil, and only Hop Sing has the skill and knowledge that can save him.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,086 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/18/2014
A Ghost Story reviews
In this prequel, Ben and Adam Cartwright are working their way West when they move into a boarding house with a special guest.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,137 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2014 - Ben C., Adam C., OC - Complete
Marie, My Love (What Happened Instead) reviews
When Jean D'Aurigny is fatally injured while saving Ben's life during a round up, Ben promises to go to New Orleans to tell his family and friends of his death - and to deliver a special message to his estranged wife, Marie. I've changed the name of Marie's son from Clay to Charles because I didn't like the character. He was too cold-blooded for my taste.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,427 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/20/2014 - Published: 6/26/2014 - Ben C., OC - Complete
A Mind at Peace reviews
The sequel to They Walked in Beauty, a short story based on the episode, She Walked in Beauty.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,823 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 8/9/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C. - Complete
They Walked in Beauty reviews
Based on the episode, She Walked in Beauty, this short story explores a slightly different ending.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,206 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 5/29/2014 - Adam C., Hoss C., OC - Complete
A Life That Matters reviews
Adam Cartwright is attending Harvard when he meets Frances Staunton Whipple, a young woman who is determined to make her life meaningful.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,293 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/19/2014 - Adam C., OC - Complete
The Coming of Cora update reviews
When Cora Jones, cousin of Mrs. Hank Meyers, nee Abigail Jones, comes to Virginia City as the new teacher, she finds unexpected challenges.
Bonanza - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 78,029 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/5/2014 - Published: 3/26/2014 - Complete