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Joined 09-08-07, id: 1372081, Profile Updated: 04-11-11
Author has written 39 stories for Garrison's Gorillas.

I see you are still reading,... even though I'm not writing very much. Thank you for your continued interest in the stories I have written and posted here. I do still have ideas for more and hope to put them up, I'm just battling a major case of writers block caused by the changes life brings all of us. I have managed the goal I had of creating a complete 'season' of stories. At the time the show aired a 'season' consited of 26 episodes so I have added an additional year of GG for you (It would have been easier if it was a contemporary program...they only put 13 in the can and most of them don't even last that long)!

I had a comment from a reader that made me realize that not all of you come to the fanfic writings with a knowledge of the program that inspired them. So for those few of you I thought a run down of the program and the characters might be helpful.

Garrison’s Gorillas ran originally in the late sixties and was loosely based on the premise used in the movie The Dirty Dozen but instead of military men taken from the stockade to accomplish a dangerous mission our four convicts are civilians who have been recruited from stateside prisons. The men are to work for the government in exchange for a parole and in the first episode it’s obvious they all thought it would just be the one job but the government plan was to have them work through the duration of the war ’and six months’ before they got their pay off. Each man brings specific talents to the group; Actor is a European confidence artist who speaks multiple languages, Goniff a pick pocket and cat burglar immigrant from England who‘s a bit of a kleptomaniac, Chief is at least part American Indian and is the group’s hot car and switch blade artist with Casino filling in the vital roll of safe cracker and explosives expert, he also has a sarcastic tongue and never misses a chance to question the Warden with it. First Lieutenant Craig Garrison has the job of wrangling this group through their missions and keeping track of them when they are ’home’ at their base somewhere close to London in England. There’s only one other recurring character in the series, an English Sergeant Major who drills the cons and helps Garrison keep track of them but he doesn’t get much air time in the show. There are also regular faces to be seen on the German side of things but they play different parts in each episode and, as far as I can find out, never even get mentioned in the credits.

Outside of knowing that Garrison went to West Point and was ’twice decorated in North Africa’, Goniff’s Mum runs a newsstand in New York and came to America after his father died and he has an Aunt Molly, Actor knows women almost everywhere they go and specialized in ’Dumb John’ cons, Casino had seven brothers and sisters, a grandfather who was a rum runner, and Chief once had a girl who he had plans to marry, you don’t really get much detail on the past lives of the characters. I suppose that’s why it’s fun to write for them and fill all of that in. If the program had gone on for several seasons doubtless the writers would have gone into their backgrounds but as it stands I get to do the job!

In my little series here Garrison has a German background and spent his early childhood growing up there. I’ve given Chief a tribal home out with the Navajo in the Four Corners area of the US. Actor gets an official birthplace in Italy, and you get introduced to almost all of Casino’s family back home. A couple of stories deal with Goniff’s troubled early childhood. To get all the details and learn more about them, though, you’ll need to read the stories!

As there are a number of stories now it might help you to read them according to their published date. It doesn't hold true with all of them but, and this was a surprise to me too, there are threads that run through them that may or may not lead to something down the road... I think each story will hold up on its own, of course that comment can't apply to the two parter now can it! A few are linked, the two parter of course, Bond of Blood builds on Old Man's Memory and fills in some of Chief's background and there is a link to Loss... Nightmare which expands on the mission that caused the Warden all those bad dreams. There is a carry on from Someone to Watch His Back,... More Than He Bargained For, with another one in the works... as well as the follow up to You Can Hide...You Can't Stay Here. Some day soon there may be a few stories based directly on various episodes. Now some of those stories and ideas come from comments or suggestions made by readers, just like the addition to this profile has so review! Who knows what kind of a plot bunny you may scare up.

Any of you who have been reading for a while may have figured out that I work in the medical field, so, sorry, most of the time someone's going to end up on the ground bleeding, I just can't seem to help myself. Another writer offered the opinion that we pound the character that is our favorite, soI yes I am a Garrison fan and he seems be on the receiving end of most of the trauma...but Casino seems to be developing into my storyteller so you might find yourself seeing things from his point of view more often than not.

And as I don't always remember to attach a disclaimer to the stories please accept it here. No infringement on the rightful owners of Garrison's Gorillas or the characters is intended and I derive no monetary gain from them... I just take them out occasionally and play with them. And just in case someone in charge is reading this... We are still waiting for professionally produced and released DVD's of the show! I, personally, have two bootlegged copies of the series and would happily pay whatever you would like to charge me for a re-mastered version...with interviews and behind the scenes information, of course!

My stories are originally written without chapter breaks, so that is something new for me. I think of the stories as TV episodes and so construct them with scene changes and commercial breaks instead of chapters. I also personally like to imagine the settings and characteristics of the people in stories that I read so you may find that you have to 'fill in the blanks' while you're reading... at least that way everyone can have characters they personally like to 'look' at.

For those of you who speak the languages that are sprinkled through the stories... Yes, sorry, it's from a translation site on the web (except the Navajo, that's from a dictionary that sits on my desk). You're right, it doesn't always flow! That's why I keep it to a minimum now. I hope you'll forgive any errors, and feel free to laugh at my mistakes, I certainly do when they are pointed out.

So, as others have already said. Read, enjoy, review... it's awfully nice to hear from you, the reviews keep me going, and it can only help me to improve.

dale

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Brothers by Laume reviews
After many years and at the very last opportunity, hearts finally open and Cadfael takes in his last stray. September entry for ficmasinjuly contest.
Cadfael - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,611 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Published: 10/8/2011 - Complete
Shots by Centroides reviews
There are all kinds of shots in the lives of the Gorillas, good shots, bad shots. Can they recover from a spate of bad shots?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,346 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/23/2011 - Published: 6/20/2011 - Complete
All Good People by LaH Carabele reviews
The Cuban Missile Crisis: What thoughts went through the heads of our men from U.N.C.L.E.? TIMELINE: Autumn 1962
Man From UNCLE - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Illya K., Napoleon S. - Complete
The Contemplation of Sin by Cathica reviews
He could blackmail Robert for this forever.
Cadfael - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 512 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/16/2010 - Complete
Benched by Uncle Charlie reviews
Life can be strangely revealing when you stop long enough to watch.
Man From UNCLE - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,004 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/7/2009 - Complete
From the Dossier of RE Hogan by Lady WhiteHaven reviews
Sometimes, it's not the Germans that cause the problems. One shot.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,919 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 23 - Published: 6/23/2008 - R. Hogan - Complete
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The Soprano reviews
Quickie in honor of Marianne's up-coming birthday... Enjoy.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,248 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 3/11 - Complete
Mail Call reviews
This is intended to be a repository for 'short shots' that don't really have a home of their own. Each chapter should stand alone (if it doesn't I'll let you know). Some may be serious, some may be silly…. Like that 'box a chocolates' you never know what you're gonna get. Enjoy, Dale
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,162 - Reviews: 39 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 10/8/2013
Luck reviews
The world spun and turned around him and then, with a grinding of metal, everything went black.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,834 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 12/29/2013 - Complete
The Box reviews
It seemed like every cell in his mouth and throat was being torn open, it was like swallowing a handful of razor blades. He ignored the pain and lapped the rest of the water off his hands with a swollen tongue. He kept his head down, licking greedily at the rivulets of water the dripped off his hair and scalp.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,345 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/10/2013 - Published: 11/1/2012 - Complete
Sweet Dreams reviews
Things do a little more than go bump in the night around the mansion.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,715 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 10/31/2013 - Complete
It's So Simple! reviews
Applied properly, stupidity can be an art form.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 295 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 9/18/2013 - Complete
The Gift reviews
She had worked at the mansion all of her life. When the war came and the family that owned the house had to leave they trusted her to continue on in their absence and they knew that she would always do her duty.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/15/2013 - Complete
Vielleicht reviews
Just because you've read a man's file does not mean you know the man.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,321 - Reviews: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/30/2013 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Complete
Gesundheit reviews
'Shoulda, woulda, coulda... It's nobody's fault.' Somtimes that's easier to say than it is to believe.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,241 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Complete
You're It reviews
Short shot. No cliffhangers.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 810 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/3/2012 - Complete
Just Go to Sleep! reviews
Sometimes there's just not enough room for two.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 896 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete
Idle Hands reviews
Casino comes up with a little alternate therapy for the Warden.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,248 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Complete
Surprised Again reviews
Sometimes you can find a silver lining among the ruins...
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 848 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/25/2011 - Complete
Alone reviews
Garrison has cause to regret his wish for a little time alone.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,515 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/9/2011 - Published: 1/25/2011 - Complete
But He Had Other Plans reviews
The Warden pulls a fast one. In honor of Ron Harper, The Warden's, birthday... and in conjunction with the celebration on Yahoo Groups
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,665 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2011 - Complete
Accountability reviews
He kept following too, far enough behind so it didn't look like it, but close enough… some times it's the only thing you can do.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,928 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
Casino has a good reason for being late.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,661 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/6/2010
Surprise reviews
The men find a way to keep themselves busy between missions.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,245 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/31/2010 - Complete
Home reviews
Home is a place of refuge, where you can let your guard down. Home is where you allow yourself the luxury of memory.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,752 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2009 - Complete
When the Bough Breaks reviews
When the team is sent over to bring back a reluctant agent they get more than they bargain for.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,708 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/12/2009 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Don't Mention It reviews
One shot of life around the mansion as the guys try to accommodate the Warden after one of the missions.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,678 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Complete
Two Down reviews
When two team members are injured can Casino come up with a con that will let them complete their mission and get them all safely back to their own lines?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,407 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/19/2009 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Complete
A Little Late reviews
Just a one shot of the guys playing catch up.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/21/2009 - Complete
More Than He Bargained For reviews
Can gorillas be trained? Can they even be tamed? Garrison will have to find a way if he's to turn these men into the team he envisioned.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,726 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/29/2009 - Published: 4/20/2009 - Complete
You Can't Stay Here reviews
Can a ‘borrowed’ family help a little friend of Goniff’s get over his fears and make him believe in his own worth again? A follow up on Eddie, as requested by a reader….
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 37,700 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/2/2009 - Published: 1/24/2009 - Complete
Familiar Ground reviews
An injury leaves Garrison and Actor on their own, separated from the rest of the team. Do people from the con artist’s past hold out the hope of assistance or the threat of betrayal?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 45,542 - Reviews: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/31/2008 - Published: 7/20/2008 - Complete
Nightmare reviews
A mission that should run perfectly goes wrong. The reality of Loss, as requested by a reader.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,249 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/1/2008 - Published: 5/25/2008 - Complete
You Can Hide reviews
Goniff has a secret... Could it jeopardize his position with the team?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,606 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/8/2008 - Published: 5/2/2008 - Complete
Loss reviews
Where does fault rest? Who takes the blame when things go wrong? The one who accepts it.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,626 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/22/2008 - Published: 4/19/2008 - Complete
Someone To Watch His Back reviews
What does it take to train a gorilla leader?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,673 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/15/2008 - Published: 3/8/2008 - Complete
Deaths Head reviews
Leadership comes from an unexpected source when the team is seperated on a mission.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,562 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/24/2008 - Published: 2/13/2008 - Complete
Enemy Within part two Family Matters reviews
The group may be threatened by more than just Germans... Could this be the end of the team?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,490 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/18/2008 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
A Bond of Blood reviews
An old man's memories blend with his own as Chief searches for a way to rescue the team.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,024 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Complete
Enemy Within part one reviews
The team learns the group may be threatened by more than just the Germans.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,551 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/24/2007 - Published: 12/17/2007 - Complete
Deception and Dumb Luck reviews
Can the team use their skills and experience to uncover a spy?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,704 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/5/2007 - Published: 11/28/2007 - Complete
Curses, Jinxes and Blessings reviews
A string of bad luck follows the team on a mission. Is it really Goniff's curse?
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 32,025 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/18/2007 - Published: 11/14/2007 - Complete
Believe reviews
The original mission is aborted but the team finds another target that has a personal connection for the Warden.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,144 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/11/2007 - Published: 10/27/2007 - Complete
An Old Man's Memories reviews
Can an old man leave the past long enough provide the help the team needs? Response to writers challenge on Yahoo.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,996 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 11/5/2007 - Complete
After All reviews
The cons go to Scotland for military training and Garrison is sent out with a new team with disasterous results.
Garrison's Gorillas - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 30,716 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/3/2007 - Published: 9/30/2007 - Complete
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