Posted in Prequel

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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Posted in Drama Post Timeline

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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Posted in Writing Challenges

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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Posted in Hurt/Comfort Post Timeline

In Loving Remembrance (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Adam’s post canon tribute to Hoss.

Rating: K+ Word Count: 503

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Posted in Post Timeline

Lessons In Love (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: A post canon letter from Jamie on life, love, and gratitude. References season 14 episode First Love.

Rating = K WC = 1137

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Posted in Drama What Happened Instead

Not Too Old A Fool To Change (by Hart4Ben)

Summary:  A WHI for A Home For Jamie, screen play written by Jean Holloway. This piece primarily covers the gap between Jamie rescuing his grandfather and the final scene of the episode.

Rating: K+     Word Count: 3933   

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Posted in Poetry Prequel Writing Challenges

The Black Letter “C” (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Ben’s delirium leaves him haunted.

Word Count: 605   Rating: K+

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Posted in Drama

The Christmas Child (by Hart4Ben)

Summary:  It’s Christmas on the Ponderosa with an unexpected visitor.

Rating:K  Word Count:2394

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