Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories

Lessons In Freedom (byHart4Ben)

Summary: Young Joe is drawn into a fight at school because of feelings for a girl. A prequel Bonanza Trail Riders challenge piece inspired by the song “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson.

Rating: K+ WC: 940

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Eleanor (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: While in Carson City, Joe stops for a quick drink before heading home and meets Eleanor. A challenge piece based on the song “Eleanor Rigby” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Rating: T WC: 1463

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Pennsylvania (by Hart4Ben)

Readers, Please use this posting to leave a comment for Hart4Ben for her 2018 Advent Contribution: Pennsylvania Return turn to the 2018 Advent Calendar Home…

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Finding Christmas (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: It’s Christmas and Jamie is reminiscing about his time with the Cartwrights. A challenge piece for Bonanza Trail Riders.

Rating: K WC: 1113

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Posted in Humor Prequel

Pie For Pa (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: While Hop Sing is away for a few days, Little Joe persuades Hoss to help with a surprise for their father and Adam.

Rating: K Word Count: 3695

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Germantown Lady (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: While Ben and young Adam are making their way west, they make a brief stop in Germantown, Ohio. An unusual festival is in progress when they arrive. Set in approximately 1834 or 1835.

Rating: K WC: 1419

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Posted in Alternate Universe Hurt/Comfort Post Timeline Romance

Dog Days (by Hart4ben)

Summary: Joe is sent by his father to help a young widow. He soon has his hands full trying to find homes for the widow and her four-legged family. The 5th in the Ben Brown series.

Rating: K+ WC: 17057

Ben Brown Series, links to all the stories for this series included.

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Through Fiery Trials A Pathway Lies (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: After the loss of Hoss and Joe’s wife, Alice, the Cartwright family is facing yet another tragedy.

Rating: T Word Count: 10476

Warning: Character death

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Posted in Alternate Universe Humor Post Timeline

Ladies Day Out (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: A day in the lives of Ben and Hoss Cartwright. Ben decides that his wife, Kate, and his daughter-in-law, Gabrielle, should have a day out away from the children. The 4th story in the Ben Brown series.

Rating: K WC: 5184

Ben Brown Series,, links to all the stories for this series included.

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The Flume (by Hart4Ben)

Summary:  The timber industry is booming. Anxious to truly use his skills and attempt to make the Ponderosa financially secure for years to come, Adam proposes constructing a narrow gauge rail line and flume from Tahoe to Empire City. But there is a price for becoming a major player in this high stakes game.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:  T  8,870 words

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