Community Service by The Blind Man

Author's Description:
Ben Hart is a US Marshal out of Sacramento, California in the late 1880's or so people think. He saves a family, delivers a baby, kills some bad guys, and tracks down some rustlers over the course of a little over a week. Then he rides into the sunset. What happen's next is the twist in the tale. Read along and find out who Ben Hart really is and why he helps people out.
Size: 148 KB ( ~ 28,065 words)
Genre: Western
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Time Travel

Review by manddscott   [other reviews by manddscott]

Reviewed: 2016-05-18

A western set in the latter part of the 1800s. A man who says he is a Marshall from Sacramento proves to be miuch more, as an anachronism shows he may even come from another time.

How many of us either feels that they were born in the wrong era or knows someone who was? This story is one in which a man goes back to an era he obviously belongs in, as a punishment for wrongdoing. The catch? The wrongdoing may be his way to ensure he keeps going back.

The plot is somewhat simple. With only 3 pages, there is really not much a writer can fill in. The author does a credible job in that short time, but there is much yet to be answered. How did the MC learn to handle a firearm so well? What about the tracking? Supposedly, he had only been sent back twice before, so I don't seehow he could have learned it all in just a few days. As such, I give the plot a slightly better than average score of B (7).

Technical quality also gets a B (7), with just enough little errors to bring the score down.

For appeal, I also give it a better than average score of B (7). Having grown up reading Louis L'Amour, I wanted to dive back into the genre. This story mixed a little of the western with some science fiction, another genre I enjoy reading.

Plot: 7 | Technical Quality: 7 | Appeal to Reviewer: 7