Goldleaf83
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Joined 08-25-10, id: 2512037, Profile Updated: 06-18-21
Author has written 31 stories for Hogan's Heroes.

Hi everyone,

I've read fanfiction off and on for nearly two decades now, sometimes not for months, other times spending hours and days at a time on it. I actually started with Hogan's Heroes, a show I remember watching avidly in reruns when I was a middle school kid back in the 70s. It was showing again on local TV back in the late 90s and after watching it I tried an internet search on the show, just on a whim--and discovered fanfiction.

I returned to HH in the summer of 2010, and got a story idea...wrote and rewrote and futzed around, eventually created an account here, and finally got the courage to publish. It was a way of saying thanks for all the stories I'd read over the years. I very much appreciate all those who have read my stories, and especially those who have taken time to comment.

The HH community impresses me in its thoughtfulness and care, both for the HH characters, particularly within their historical period, and for each other as writers who work to recreate and extend the characters' lives and adventures. The forum discussions that I've read through are also wonderful!

My thanks to all those who nominated and voted for my stories in the 2012 Papa Bear Awards: I was so amazed and delighted that "Death Speaks" won the Gold for Short Drama and Silver for Original Character. Thanks also for the nominations for "Dirt" and "Swapping Generals" - I am very glad that readers have enjoyed them so much too.

I was away for most of a year, caught up in work, but I'm hoping to be back on more regularly. I owe many thanks to the readers who nominated and voted for my stories in the 2013 Papa Bear Awards: I was pleased beyond words that "Fishing" won Silver for Long Drama; "In the Cooler" won Silver for General Short Story, Story Based on an Episode, and Canon Extra Character; "Unspoken" won Silver for Short Drama, and "White Knight" Bronze in the same category. Thanks also for the nominations for "Out of the Cooler" for Story Based on an Episode and Story Based on a Challenge, and for Hogan as Canon Character in "Fishing"!

And now in 2014 I owe even more thanks to all those who read and voted for "Surly Bonds," which won Best Story, Best Long Drama, Best Canon Character (Hogan) and Best Original Character (Ted Hogan) in this year's PBA—despite its unusual premise! Wow! I'm also enormously pleased that "Veiled" won silver for Story Based on an Episode and was nominated for Snapshot, and with all the other nominations that "The Power of the Sun" was given (Teaser, Long Drama, Original Character), and that "Scars" was nominated for Short Drama and "Giving Thanks" for Long General Story and Canon Extra. Many, many thanks to all those who read my stories!

Many thanks to all my readers for their votes for my stories in the 2015 PBA as well! "There's No Place Like Stalag 13" won Bronze for Best Story of the Year, tied for Gold for Best Story Based on an Episode, and won Bronze for Long Story and for Portrayal of a Canon Character (Hogan). I was very happy that "Unto Us' won Gold for Best Short Drama and (along with "Dead Men Tell No Tales") Best Original Character for John Hogan (my version of Colonel Hogan's father). I was also delighted with the tie for Silver for "Fruits and Nuts," for Best Story Based on a Challenge! I am so glad that so many of you enjoyed these stories!

Thanks once again to everyone in 2016! I was overwhelmed that "Daily Life in Stalag 13" won Best Story and Best Long General Story! I was also delighted that "Light in the Night" won Gold for Short General Story and Bronze for Story Based on a Challenge; and that "Luck and Pluck" also won Bronze for Short General Story. Garlotti winning gold for Canon Extra and Ann Hogan winning Bronze for Original Character were a surprise and delight as well. Thank you, over and over, to those of you who read and voted!

More thanks are due for later years' stories as well. I was overwhelmed that "1916" was chosen as Best Story in 2017's PBA, as well as getting silver for Long Drama, and I was delighted that "The Man Who Fell to Earth" won gold for both Best General Short Story and Best Original Character. The next year "1914 Christmas" won gold for Long General plus a wonderful set of bronzes for Best Story, Original Character, Unique, and Best Chapter. I was very happy that in 2019 "Underdogs" won Gold for Story Based on an Episode and Silver for Original Character, and "1918: The Eleventh Hour" won Bronze for a Story Based on a Challenge. It's wonderful to know that readers have enjoyed my stories so much, and I'm grateful to those who nominated them and those who voted for them, especially since the field was so competitive each year.

Update 2021: I was incredibly honored that "Executive Order 9981" won Best Story of 2019 in the 2020 PBAs! (And its golds for Kinch as Canon Character and for its third chapter for Best Chapter!) The silvers for "Eagle Eyes" for Short Comedy and Speedwriting Contest, and the silver for "Work to Do" for Long Drama were also a delightful surprise. The two golds that "Play Your Cards Well" won, for Short Drama and Canon Character (for LeBeau) won in 2021 were a real surprise and honor too!

I have still more thanks to all the writers in our fandom for so many great stories to read and interesting ideas to think about—you all are the best!

Goldleaf

Post Script on Series I've Written:

I never really intended to write any series, particularly a post-war series. But I kept finding myself doing related stories: they just seemed to grow. Eventually I started calling it the "Conversations" series. Here is the series in order of composition: "Fishing," "Unspoken," "Scars," "The Power of the Sun," "Dead Men Tell No Tales," "Unto Us," "Light in the Night," "1916" (3rd chapter). For those who want to read the stories in chronological order, here's the list, in order by date of setting:

• "1916" (Chapter 3. Set in 1916, obviously. Rob is 11.)

• "Unto Us" (December 1942)

• "Light in the Night (June 1944)

• "Fishing" (early July, 1945)

• "Unspoken" (a week or so later)

• "Scars" (a few days afterwards)

• "The Power of the Sun" (early August, 1945)

• "Dead Men Tell No Tales" (June 1962)

I've had a number of inquiries as to whether "Surly Bonds" is part of the "Conversations" series. There is one significant contradiction between them, on how Hogan joined the army. But I think of Hogan in "Surly Bonds" as having basically the same family background as Hogan in the "Conversations" stories, so you might think of them as two slightly alternate timelines, based on different choices Hogan made in his late teens. His career follows essentially the same path once he's in the army in both series.

I wound up creating another series out of one of my earliest (and most popular stories), "Swapping Generals," which tries to make the premise of the episode it is based on ("The General Swap") more realistic. I wound up connecting the resolution of that story with two others, each episode based. "There's No Place Like Stalag 13" retells "Hogan Go Home" from Hogan's point of view with a number of filler scenes. "Work to Do," based on "D-Day at Stalag 13," fills in the arc of Hogan's thoughts on his command experience of his unit before and during his trip to England at the beginning of that episode.

I also have several stories told from the point of view of Barnes, a minor character who appears once in the television series, in the episode "Reservations Are Required." Several of these stories incorporate details from my family history of that period. The Barnes stories, in order of composition, are "In the Cooler," "Out of the Cooler," "Giving Thanks," "Toys for Boys," and "Luck and Pluck."

I wound up (almost accidentally) writing a World War I series, commemorating various centenary anniversaries over several years. "1916" looks at what Klink, Schultz, and Hogan were all doing on a particular day during that year, long before they all met; I started it on July 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. "1914 Christmas" is about Schultz's first Christmas in the trenches. "1918: The Eleventh Hour" looks at the last few minutes of the war from Schultz's perspective, written on and for the Armistice Day Centenary of 2018.

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Play Your Cards Well reviews
If you're a betting man, you'll hold your cards close to your chest, even when the cards are stacked against you, because the stakes are high. An entry for the 2020 Short Story Speed Writing Contest.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,575 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2020 - L. LeBeau - Complete
Executive Order 9981 reviews
Why is President Truman so interested in Hogan and Kinchloe's experiences in Stalag 13?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,731 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/10/2019 - Published: 10/27/2019 - R. Hogan, J. Kinchloe - Complete
Work to Do reviews
A story set around Hogan's overnight trip to England in the run-up to D-Day. A sequel of sorts to my earlier stories "The General Swap" and "There's No Place Like Stalag 13." It's not necessary to have read them to get this one, but this ties up a few trailing threads that you may enjoy if you've read them. Part of Abracadebra's D-Day Commemoration Challenge. Now complete.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,186 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/20/2019 - Published: 6/6/2019 - R. Hogan, J. Kinchloe - Complete
Eagle Eyes reviews
The joys of being the oldest member of the unit. Written for the 2019 Short Story Speedwriting Competition.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,848 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/29/2019 - Complete
1918 The Eleventh Hour reviews
What is Schultz doing at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, as the war finally draws to its close? The last of my Great War stories, to honor its centenary and those who fought and suffered in it.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,655 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2018 - H. Schultz
Underdogs reviews
Some men see nothing; others see everything—but say nothing. Written for the 2018 Speedwriting Challenge, and based on the episode "Man's Best Friend Is Not His Dog."
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,996 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/23/2018 - R. Hogan, L. LeBeau, OC - Complete
1914 Christmas reviews
A moment of peace in a world at war.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,697 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/31/2017 - Published: 12/24/2017 - H. Schultz - Complete
1916 reviews
"Death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. [I] will simply try to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war."—Erich Maria Remarque
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,105 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/31/2016 - Published: 9/25/2016 - Complete
The Man Who Fell to Earth reviews
What's the problem with the new man in camp? Written for the 2016 Short Story Speed Writing challenge.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,590 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/4/2016 - Complete
Daily Life in Stalag 13 reviews
What's daily life like at Stalag 13? A lot of tedium, some homesickness, memories of the past, plans for the future, and an occasional epiphany.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,855 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 10/31/2015 - Complete
Light in the Night reviews
New York during the War. Written for the Short Story Speed Writing challenge.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,888 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Published: 6/6/2015 - Complete
Luck and Pluck reviews
Lady Luck smiles on some of us more than others. Written for the Short Story Speed Writing challenge.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,552 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/6/2015 - Complete
Toys for Boys reviews
The importance of contributing to the team efforts—in one way or other. Written for the Short Story Speed Writing challenge.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,546 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/6/2015 - Complete
There's No Place Like Stalag 13 reviews
Why on earth did Hogan choose to leave in "Hogan, Go Home"? And why did he change his mind and decide to stay?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,135 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/31/2014 - Published: 11/14/2014 - R. Hogan, R. Crittendon - Complete
Unto Us reviews
December 1942: A time of fear and love and hard-fought hope. A story in the "Conversations" series.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,939 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2014 - Complete
Fruits and Nuts reviews
A vital debate among all the guys on a hot day. Written for the Short Story Speed Writing Challenge.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,364 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/27/2014 - Complete
Dead Men Tell No Tales reviews
One of the final Conversations. Kind of a Father's Day story.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,085 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/15/2014 - Complete
Giving Thanks reviews
How can you be thankful in a POW camp?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,731 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Published: 11/28/2013 - Complete
Surly Bonds reviews
One downed airman poses far more challenges than ordinary rescues. How will Hogan cope? Winner of the 2014 Papa Bear Award for Best Story.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,712 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 8/30/2013 - R. Hogan - Complete
The Power of the Sun reviews
Something is driving him crazy. Something he can't tell us about. Another "Conversations" story.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,107 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 8/4/2013 - Complete
Scars reviews
How do you reconcile the past with the future?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,925 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Complete
Veiled reviews
What one sees with the eyes vs. what one sees with the mind.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 853 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/5/2013 - R. Hogan, L. LeBeau - Complete
Out of the Cooler reviews
So how do you feel about the CO who got you tossed in the cooler once you get out? An entry for the 4th Hogan's Heroes Short-Story Speed-Writing Contest. Sequel to my story "In the Cooler," though knowledge of the previous story not essential.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,165 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Complete
In the Cooler reviews
Well, how would YOU feel if Colonel Hogan's shenanigans had landed you in the cooler?
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,726 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/13/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Complete
Unspoken reviews
Two weeks after "Fishing," a different topic of conversation between father and son. Well, almost.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,017 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/28/2012 - R. Hogan - Complete
Fishing reviews
The mine fields of memory after the war may be almost as hard to negotiate as the dangers of the war itself.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,441 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/16/2012 - R. Hogan - Complete
White Knight reviews
Hochstetter is after Hogan again...
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,297 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/28/2012 - R. Hogan, W. Klink - Complete
Death Speaks reviews
NOT a deathfic, despite the title.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,090 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/30/2011 - R. Hogan - Complete
Swapping Generals reviews
A revised, somewhat AU version of the episode "The General Swap," with backstory, epilogue and substantial missing scenes.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,407 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/24/2011 - Published: 8/1/2011 - R. Hogan - Complete
Dirt reviews
Carter contemplates dirt while down in the tunnel. Episode based.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,949 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/14/2011 - A. Carter - Complete
Panopticon reviews
The power dynamics of observation and surveillance during war.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,490 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/4/2010 - R. Hogan - Complete