Author Page – mumu74

I live in France. I’m a teacher. I’m a recent Bonanza Fan, but not a recent writer. I always used to write so I keep writing. And now Bonanza is part of my inspiration. I love writing prequels, trying to imagine how Ben Cartwright could raise young children, after so much pain and tragedy.

I work now with an english friend who help me for translating.  I read many fanfiction, and my English is improving.

I hope, you’ll have fun reading my imaginary world.

Thanks for future visits and reviews.

NEWEST:  Baby from the Forrest, Baby from the Heart — see summary below.

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A Christmas Without Her (by mumu74)

Summary:  A prequel
Rating:  K (1,190 words)

A Duel with Guitars (by mumu74)

Summary:  This is one short story, initially written in french for a challenge. The first   translation wasn’t good, I decided to rework it, with the help of one beta-reader. I’m very glad to share this with you…
Rating:  G WC 3730

A Second Chance? (by mumu74)

Summary:  When Ben succumbs to heat exhaustion, who should appear but Joan Wingate, the young woman he rescued from the Paiutes. Only now she’s Mrs. Henry Dexter, but does she still have feelings for Ben? And does he have feelings for her? Could their love possibly have a second chance?
Rating:  T :   violence, murder and death sentence.

A Visit and a Cup of Tea (by mumu74)

Summary:  What could a 17-year-old Adam do to avoid chores ?

Baby from the Forrest, Baby from the Heart (by mumu74)Baby from the Forrest, Baby from the Heart was included in the 2017 Advent Calendar Collection. Click ‘Comments’ or “Leave a Comment” above to leave comments for the author. Or click Read More … below for a link to the story. Summary:  The start of a new life is a joyous occasion.
Ben Cartwright save me “Valentine’s challenge” (by mumu74)

Summary:  A Valentine’s Day Challenge
Rating: T (1,220 words)

Books and Worms (by mumu74)

Summary:  PR Special Literary Challenge
Rating: K (1.389 words)

Candle in the Wind (by mumu74)

Summary:  Joe tells about his adventures.. He wants to prove to his father that he is a man and that he can be responsible…. Saving someone and being a hero will be enough ?
Rated :   K+   WC 10,200

Don’t Give Up (by mumu74)

Summary:  This is my contribution, with the words I received, including the Petticoats. Enjoy. It’s short, this is what I managed to do. I have plenty of ideas and possible scenarios, and I had major troubles putting it together.
Rating :   K (805 words)

Grief is Hard Work (by mumu74)

Summary:  Contributed for the Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament 2015
Word Count:  5691         Rated:  K+

I, Adam Cartwright, 34 Years Old (by mumu74)

Summary:  What if Adam had married Laura? What kind of life would they have had? Gunfights, injuries, problems with Peggy, Laura’s pregnancy, and a bizarre encounter with a visiting relative make Adam’s life anything but boring!
Rated: MA  WC 57,000

I’ve got to ride, ride like the wind, to be free again. (by mumu74)

Summary:  Something special…. that was for a challenge. Not really on Bonanza, but with the Bonanza’s actors.
Rating: K (890 words)

La vie fait-elle toujours “cadeau” d’une deuxième chance ? (by mumu74)

Summary:  Après avoir été sauvé, Ben aura-t-il droit à une deuxième chance ?
Rated: MA  WC  65,000

l’erreur est humaine (by mumu74)

Summary:  Les années d’enfance des fils Cartwright.
Rated: K+  WC 2000

Looking Back Over the Years, He was Always There (by mumu74)

Summary:  There comes a time when a man looks into the mirror of his own life.  What does he find? Memories of hard times, memories of his childhood, little moments full of fun and mischievous.  And as a man there are challenges which had to be faced with courage.
Warning:  character death
Rating: T+    Word count : 5633

Love Story Pour Hoss (by mumu74)

Summary:  tout est dans le titre… Et oui; Hoss aussi….
Rated: MA  WC 26,000

Nobody’s Perfect (by mumu74)

Summary: Adam’s childhood memories.
WC 1632

One Way Ticket for the Pleasure (by mumu74)

Summary:  I hope, you’ll have so much pleasure reading it as I had, writing it… The handsome Adam Cartwright will be in the middle of an amazing adventure. R-Rated, because that story was written for the R-Forum writing challenge.
Rating:  MA  (2,250 words)

RIP Mr. Cartwright (by mumu74)

Summary: To Kill A Cartwright “November Challenge” Rip Mr Cartwright
Rating: T (741 words)

Sense of Smell can be so Evocative (by mumu74)

Summary: Have you ever experimented that sensation that one special smell could bring so many memories ?
Rating:  K+ (2,915 words)

She’ll Always be There, Like the Stars (by mumu74)

Summary: A prequel
Rating K, (1,050 words)

Short Stories #1:  Little Joe, Tornado Cartwright (by mumu74)

Summary:  Some short-stories , prequels with the whole family (even Marie) . Young years of Cartwright boys, especially the little Tornado named Joseph.  No special warning, just a few moments with an angry Ben…
Rated: K+  WC 3700

Short Stories #2 (by mumu74)

Summary:  Next Set of Stories.  Short-stories about the Cartwright, being young or father.  I’ m waiting for reviews and comments, please.
Rated: K+  WC 6000

So This is Christmas (by mumu74)

Summary:  Written for the 2016 Bonanza Brand Advent Calendar.
Rating:  K (311 words)

Spice Ladies in Town (by mumu74)

Summary: Ben decides to update his will, which causes his sons some anxiety
Rated: K (10,855 words)

Try the Potato Salad, It’s Delicious (by mumu74)

Summary:  Seedlings Challenge
1,006 words Rated: K

Water, Fire, You May Say They’re Incompatible (by mumu74)

Summary:  Life is full with adventures. A lot of good things and bad things may happen. Life is like a river, not Sea of Tranquility. People plan things and hope, they will get that and that but they always find that there is twisting and turning. Sometimes people seem even to have forgotten that the hazards of the life can  at times cause accidents in spite of all the precautions that one can take. Life is full of chance and luck, for good or ill. Everything depends on what people decide to do with so-called coincidences.  Because accidents may provide ideas and opportunities of benefit to people who are enough sharp-sighted to see them.
Rating:  K+   Word Count:  13,084

Welcome Back, Adam Cartwright (by mumu74)

Summary:  This is a short story : Romantic evening at the Ponderosa : Adam is back.
Rating:  K+  (2,130 words)

You Go Fishing, Son? (by mumu74)

Summary:  The sentence is “When he looked at his hand, it appeared to belong to someone else.”  I made a few changes, because I decided those words would be connected with a woman.


Latest Update:  12.24.2017

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