Pernell Roberts: Desideratum Fan Fiction Library
Fan Fiction Dedicated to characters played by Pernell Roberts
 
 
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Summary: A look at a very enthusiastic little boy's first roundup.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2399
[Report This] Published: 15 Jan 2017 Updated: 15 Jan 2017


Mariette by Pat29646 Rated: G [Reviews - 0]
Summary: After her father is killed, Mariette is taken in by the Cartwrights.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes Word count: 5825
[Report This] Published: 07 Aug 2016 Updated: 07 Aug 2016


Summary: Written for the Des Spooktacular Writing Challenge 2014
Categories: Mystery, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 5290
[Report This] Published: 07 Aug 2016 Updated: 07 Aug 2016


A Ghost Story by Pat29646 Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary: On their way west Ben and Adam spend time in a boarding house with a special guest.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3024
[Report This] Published: 10 Oct 2014 Updated: 10 Oct 2014


A Life That Matters by Pat29646 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Adam is attending Harvard when he meets Frances Staunton Whipple, a young woman determined to lead a life of meaning and purpose.
Categories: Prequel, Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 8064
[Report This] Published: 19 May 2014 Updated: 19 May 2014


The coming of Cora by Pat29646 Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Cora Jones, the young cousin of Mrs. Hank Meyers, the former Abigail Jones, comes to Virginia City. An experienced teacher, she faces new challenges.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Dave Clayton
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Series: None
Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes Word count: 75667
[Report This] Published: 05 Apr 2014 Updated: 05 May 2014


The Same Cloth by faust Rated: G starstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Most unexpectedly, a trip to the barbershop with Little Joe brings Adam new appreciation of his little brother's personality. An earthquake seems to play a major part in that...
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2978
[Report This] Published: 25 Jul 2013 Updated: 25 Jul 2013


Summary: Sometimes, it's the littlest things in the smallest places that make the biggest impact. To young Adam Cartwright, Galesburg, Ill. is just another stop on the long journey West, but this time his life will be changed forever.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 43256
[Report This] Published: 18 Feb 2013 Updated: 18 Feb 2013


Summary: In the wake of Marie's death, the Cartwrights cope with the loss of the woman who was like spring year-round. Ben mourns for his wife, Adam tries to hold the ranch together, Hoss grieves for the only mother he's known, and Joe looks for angels.

Written for NaNoWriMo 2011
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 27116
[Report This] Published: 17 Apr 2012 Updated: 17 Apr 2012


Summary: Clementine Hawkins’ story – how an English artist came to settle down in Virginia City. And what is it with her and Ben Cartwright? Set in the Art-universe, but definitely a stand alone. (If you follow the series, this would be #6.)
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: None
Challenges:
Series: The Art-Universe
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1679
[Report This] Published: 24 Jun 2011 Updated: 24 Jun 2011


Summary: Adam finally accepts Marie as his mother.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2868
[Report This] Published: 31 May 2011 Updated: 31 May 2011


Summary: Part of the MWC. Ben comes home from a trip and brings quite a surprise.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 704
[Report This] Published: 30 May 2011 Updated: 30 May 2011


Summary: A formal ball, a friendly social, a red dress, a flamingo, and the sea, the sea! Separated by an ocean, Adam Cartwright and Juliet Heatherstone start the journey towards the fulfillment of their impossible dreams—not without heartache. Can be read by itself, yet it is a part of the “Art” series, and best read after “The Art of Setting Priorities.”
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: The Art-Universe
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 12999
[Report This] Published: 31 Mar 2011 Updated: 31 Mar 2011


Summary: It is the anniversary of Marie's death and from his journal entries it can be seen that several things happened one year that had a disquieting reaction on Ben Cartwright.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1570
[Report This] Published: 29 Nov 2010 Updated: 29 Nov 2010


Summary: Ben has to leave his sons in the care of a widow and her daughter.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1664
[Report This] Published: 03 Oct 2010 Updated: 03 Oct 2010


Summary: Adam and Hoss disobey Pa and decide to go fishing.
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2118
[Report This] Published: 28 Sep 2010 Updated: 28 Sep 2010


Summary: Adam and Hoss need to paint the barn, finishing it before Ben and Joe return from Virginia City.
How hard can it be?
Categories: Prequel, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3803
[Report This] Published: 20 Sep 2010 Updated: 20 Sep 2010


A Good Boy by Sunjae Rated: G starstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Adam talks to a new member of the family.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1754
[Report This] Published: 19 Sep 2010 Updated: 19 Sep 2010


Summary: This is a four "book" story that follows Adam's Bible from near destruction in a thoughtless act by a five year old Joe, as it is restored and brings memories and lessons to each of the Carthwrights as it makes its way back to Adam.
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 28090
[Report This] Published: 02 Aug 2010 Updated: 02 Aug 2010


Caught in the Act by faust Rated: G starstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Adam comes home late. Or is it early? And who outsmarts whom?
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 839
[Report This] Published: 19 Jul 2010 Updated: 19 Jul 2010


An Awkward Age by sklamb Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: Two vignettes giving insight on Adam's initially awkward relationship with his second stepmother.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes Word count: 2542
[Report This] Published: 10 Jul 2010 Updated: 10 Jul 2010


The Nickname by Kaatje Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

This was originally posted on Bonanza Rhapsodies thread #57, January 17, 2007. The prompt was "the room."

In the M*A*S*H novel, there is an explanation of the "Trapper" nickname.  I thought it would be fun if the real story turned out to be a lot more innocent, but something built up by rumor. I also decided to explain the appearance of a sister named Maureen, in "Game of Hearts".  As always, in my Trapper universe, he is descended from Adam Cartwright through his maternal line.  Thus, Aunt Minnie from the TJMD episode, "All About Everett", is Miss Cartwright.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Trapper John
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1501
[Report This] Published: 06 Jul 2010 Updated: 06 Jul 2010


Story Time by Kaatje Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A prequel for TJMD, and a WHN for the Bonanza episode, "The Ride".

This was originally posted at Eaglestation on Bonanza Rhapsodies #16, on April 30, 2006.The prompt was "You had me at hello." I was trying to be mysterious, naming no names at first. I wanted the fact that it was a TJMD story to come as a surprise. This was the first time I'd tried to write one. It's tied into Bonanza with the idea that Trapper is a direct descendant of Adam Cartwright, and is also a sort of hundred-year WHN for "The Ride". I borrowed the character of Aunt Minnie from the "All About Everett" episode.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Trapper John
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Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1367
[Report This] Published: 06 Jul 2010 Updated: 06 Jul 2010


Big Fish by faust Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Adam is coming home, but not everyone seems eager to meet him. Joe rather goes fishing.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1059
[Report This] Published: 05 Jul 2010 Updated: 05 Jul 2010


Pandora's Box by krystyna Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Joe was sure there was a big family secret contained in a particular box in Pa's room ... he decides to find out for himself.
Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 2251
[Report This] Published: 20 May 2010 Updated: 04 Jun 2010