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Biography:   I guess you could say that I owe what my life is today to J.R.R. Tolkien. It was after reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at the age of fifteen, that I was introduced to him and to his friend C.S. Lewis in their books. This led to my becoming a Christian, and ending up at a Christian college, where I met my husband. Although he claims to have had his eye on me for a while, my interest in him was not piqued until I saw him with his copy of LOTR; on our first date he took me to a bookstore, and his first gift to me was the green hardback of The Hobbit. When I opened it, it fell open to "Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire" and I knew my fate was sealed. After more than 35 years, when people ask what attracted me, my answer is still "His taste in books". Although my love for Tolkien never went away, it was renewed and rekindled by the recent films, and by the discovery of a world of fellow Tolkien enthusiasts on the internet. Finding fanfiction was a revelation to me, and it is so nice to have new tales of Middle Earth.

NOTICE:I have hidden "Dreamflower's Chronology", as it is dreadfully in need of updating. When I get the chance to do so, I will make it visible again.

You do not need to ask my permission to remix, podfic, translate, create art for or create secondary fanwork of any fanwork I have created. You should credit me and include a link back to my work. And please let me know because I'd love to see it.

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My work in this archive is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. You are welcome to use, redistribute, quote, or make derivative works of material I personally have archived here as long as I receive proper credit and the resulting works bear the same license.
bullet Dreamflower's Dribs and Drabs by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/29/2014
This will be a separate place where I can keep my drabbles, dribbles, fixed-length ficlets, and poetry now. NEW:#64: "When the Storms of Life are Raging (Stand by Me)" Four drabbles; various characters affected by the Buckland flood find strength in thinking of those who are absent. (Written for 2010 B2MeM, I only just realized it wasn't posted here already)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 64 Published: 11/12/2005
bullet Dreamflower's Mathoms III by Dreamflower Last Updated: 7/16/2014
My third anthology of shorter stories, ficlets and vignettes. NEW!#18: "A Hobbit Walking Party"--A journey to celebrate the Midsummer holiday in the year of Shire Reckoning 1418 is marred by secrets. (Written for the July 2014 FLF challenge, "Summer Breeze")
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 18 Published: 9/17/2012
bullet Dreamflower's Musings by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/30/2014
This will be a place where I can share some of my non-fiction thoughts regarding Tolkien, his world, and the fanfiction written about it. NEW:"The Shire Calendar: Addendum--Election Years and Overlithe" A list of the years in which the Mayoral Elections occurred and the same for Overlithe. (Renumbered so this is chapter 9 rather than the last number, so that it appears next to "The Shire Calendar".)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 15 Published: 11/11/2005
bullet Eleventy-one Years: Too Short a Time by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/28/2014
For one-hundred-and-eleven years, Bilbo Baggins dwelt in Bag End, in Hobbiton of the Shire, save for a brief journey into the Wide World. This is his story. Book One: The First Fifty Years.NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 46 Published: 6/12/2012
bullet A Mother's Work by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/12/2014
Some ficlets about young hobbits and motherhood--originally written for the Wee Hobbits community on LiveJournal in honor of Mother's Day. New! Chapter 7: Rose discovers that even in Gondor, a mother's work is never done.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 7 Published: 5/10/2007
bullet In the Court of the High King by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/25/2014
Fredegar Bolger and the delegation of hobbits from the Shire have arrived in Minas Tirith. For the next few months, they will work to strengthen the ties between the Shire and the realms of Men...(a sequel to "A New Reckoning" and "The Road to Edoras")NEW: Chapter 24: The King and Faramir handle an important case in Court, as the hobbits observe.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 25 Published: 6/16/2010
bullet Shire Yule by Dreamflower Last Updated: 12/24/2013
An anthology of Yule-themed ficlets, drabbles, poems and songs...NEW FOR THIS SEASON --Number 32: "A Westfarthing Yule-song"--a traditional Shire Yule carol popular in Michel Delving.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 32 Published: 12/8/2006
bullet Ancestress by Dreamflower Last Updated: 12/3/2013
This is to be a set of 300 word fixed-length ficlets, exploring one possible pre-history for the race of hobbits. (The Prologue is a good deal longer than 300 words.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 72 Published: 2/23/2009
bullet Into the West by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/18/2013
This will be an anthology featuring stories of Frodo's and Bilbo's life on Tol Eressëa; they are "side stories" to my longer works "Ancestress" and my collaboration with Pandemonium213, "The Prisoner and the Hobbit". NUMBER 3--"Ever Ever On" (a side-story to Chapter 70 of "Ancestress", written for the October 2013 LOTR GFIC challenge).
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 7/3/2013
bullet The Least of Rings by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/13/2013
Bilbo picked up a very interesting trinket on his journey with the Dwarves…and it's not what you think.A series of thirteen 500 word vignettes; twelve parts and an epilogue.(Written for the May 2013 LOTR GFIC Community AU challenge, "All things are possible.)Rating for some violence.NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 5/30/2013
bullet The Old Forest Incident by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/2/2013
Frodo arrives in Buckland to find his younger cousin has gone adventuring in the Old Forest. His attempt to rescue Merry goes awry, and he ends up injured; how in the world will they get home? Who will help them? (An AU story written for Febobe in the GFIC 2012 Yule Exchange.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/2/2013
bullet The Prisoner and The Hobbit by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/20/2012
In the Halls of Mandos there is a Prisoner, one who was never expected there, one whom those East of the Sea thought forever destroyed. Who would expect this person to strike up a correspondence with an elderly hobbit dwelling on the Blessed Isle? (Co-written with Pandemonium_213.)NEW CHAPTER: "An Unexpected Visitor"
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 11 Published: 10/18/2011
bullet Dreamflower's Mathoms II by Dreamflower Last Updated: 7/30/2012
This will be a place where I will put most of my short pieces, such as ficlets, vignettes, and other short stories. STORY #100! "Standing Stones"... Bilbo and young Frodo come across an astonishing sight in the Northfarthing.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 100 Published: 3/20/2006
bullet Raised from the Tide by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/17/2012
It is a sorrowful day in Buckland; the River has claimed two victims...(rated for mention of character death) Written for the LOTR GFIC Community's "Longest Day" Challenge.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/17/2012
bullet Back to Middle Earth BINGO by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/29/2012
Ficlets and other short pieces written for the 2012 Back to Middle-earth Month Bingo Challenge. New: "Open Eyes"...not all were ruffians from the start; "Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds"...Robin Smallburrow becomes a shirriff...
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 24 Published: 3/4/2012
bullet Reach for the Stars by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/19/2012
Written for the "Outside the Box" Challenge for LOTR_GFIC, in which participants had to write something they'd never written before. I have never written a futuristic, steampunkish AU of LotR. I also have never written anything in which each chapter is a graduated FLF. A familiar story in another time, another place...CHAPTER 8: Our heroes reach the spaceport at Bree...(Written for the January 2011 "Potluck" challenge at the LOTR GFIC community.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 0 Published: 10/19/2011
bullet The Ballad of Captain Fatty by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/19/2011
Captain Fatty Bolger and his band of stout lads take on Lotho Pimple and his Ruffians…(written for the LOTR GFIC April 2011 Poetry challenge)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/19/2011
bullet If It's Trewsday It Must Be Buckland... by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/2/2011
In celebration of Back to Middle-earth Month, I am participating in the Passport to Middle-earth Challenge" For March 31: "Stupid Is As Stupid Does"...Lotho Sackville-Baggins fancies himself a ladies' hobbit; Merry and Sam decide to teach him a lesson... My tour is now COMPLETE!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 31 Published: 3/1/2011
bullet The Further Adventures of Trotter by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/3/2011
A place for tales featuring Bilbo's uncle, Hildifons Took, whose story I told in my story Trotter. NEW! Number Four: "Strategy"...Trotter matches wits with a young Arathorn...(a drabble written by request for pandemonium213, the fifth of ten request drabbles)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 5/20/2010
bullet Labadal and Túrin by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/14/2011
A series of drabbles about the child Túrin, and his friend the lame woodwright, Sador Labadal. I have long been fascinated by their friendship. Why would a noble child's best friend be a crippled servant? Now complete.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 2/8/2011
bullet The Annals of the West by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/13/2011
”In Brandy Hall there were many works dealing with Eriador and the history of Rohan. Some of these were composed or begun by Meriadoc himself…It was probably at Great Smials that The Tale of Years was put together, with the assistance of material collected by Meriadoc.” (Prologue: Notes on the Shire Records) Now posted, the Epilogue and Author's Notes! NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 1/3/2011
bullet Dragonsblood by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/27/2010
Bard the bowman slew Smaug, didn't he? Who would believe it could happen any other way? (Inspired by a passage from The History of The Hobbit and written for the LOTR GFIC Community's "Believe It or Not" challenge) (Rated PG-13 for violence.)
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 10/27/2010
bullet Help My Unbelief (the Unbelief remix) by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/4/2010
A young Gondorian finds his world-view shaken by events in post-War Minas Tirith and an encounter with four halflings. (Written for the LOTR GFIC Community's 2010 Remix Challenge.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/4/2010
bullet The Fire: S.R. 1392 by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/16/2010
A night's sleep at Bag End is interrupted by a fire on Bagshot Row...(rated PG for brief mention of minor OC death)(written for Frodosweetstuff)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/16/2010
bullet Cado's Year by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/29/2010
Pippin's cousin Cado Banks has been sentenced to a year and a day of servitude in Rohan, for taking part in an attack on the King's embassy. This is the story of his year. (A sequel to "The Road to Edoras" and running concurrently with "In the Court of the High King".)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 6/28/2010
bullet Little Dogs Laughed by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/28/2010
A little post-story gapfiller for J.R.R. Tolkien's charming children's story, Roverandom. A dog and his boy have an Adventure. [ETA: I have permission from the Archive owner to post this here.]
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/28/2010
bullet A Not-So-Simple Misunderstanding by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/5/2010
Young Pippin finds himself in trouble when he covets a certain item...(Written as a group story for the 2010 Back to Middle-earth Month Challenge. Co-authors were Larner, Pearl Took and Celeritas.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 4/5/2010
bullet Miss Dora Baggins' Book of Manners by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/22/2010
Or The Shire Hobbit's Guide to Proper Behavior for Every Occasion "Dora was Drogo's sister and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she...had written reams of good advice for more than half a century..." In S.R. 1403, at the age of 102, she presented her life's work to the Shire...NEW CHAPTER: "When Mistakes Are Made".
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 14 Published: 6/26/2006
bullet Go Not to Aunt Dora for Advice by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/16/2010
Go Not to Aunt Dora for Advice, for She Will Give It at Great Length... Frodo's Aunt Dora reacts to a very welcome Bit of News!
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 2/16/2010
bullet September Days Across the Brandywine by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/26/2010
On a visit to Buckland, Bilbo tries to make a decision. (Written for the LOTR_GFIC January 2010 Challenge)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/26/2010
bullet The Road to Edoras by Dreamflower Last Updated: 7/11/2009
Fredegar Bolger leads an embassy of hobbits to the King's Court in Gondor. But first they must go to Rohan. A sequel to "A New Reckoning". CHAPTER 55! Story now COMPLETE as the hobbits say farewell to Edoras. (Author's Notes Now Posted.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 57 Published: 3/27/2005
bullet The Family Way by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/22/2009
This story was written for the LotR Community Challenge, "The Wedding of Your Nightmares". (Rated PG-13, for theme.) Sometimes, doing the respectable thing can be complicated...
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/22/2009
bullet Trotter by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/5/2009
After his retirement to Rivendell, Bilbo finds proof he that is not the first hobbit to dwell there. The last three chapters: "The Last Homely House", "Interlude: A Life Well-Lived" and the "Epilogue: Full Circle" have been posted. NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 34 Published: 3/29/2009
bullet Interlude in Buckland by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/19/2009
My very first movie-verse story, writtten for the LOTR GFIC Community's May 09 Challenge, "Fix the Movies". What happened to the four hobbits after they crossed the Brandywine, and before they turned up at the gate of Bree?
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 5/19/2009
bullet Hark! How Blithe the Throstle Sings! by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/21/2009
Young Frodo Gamgee, serving the King for a year in Annúminas is a bit homesick, but a visit from his father cheers him up. (This story was begun as a response to a time-stamp meme given me by Linda Hoyland, and finished as my April entry in the LOTR GFIC Community's "Renewal" Challenge. It is a sequel of sorts to "Good King Elessar".)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/21/2009
bullet Encounter in Ithilien by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/27/2009
Mablung never expected to see such unusual travellers in Ithilien...(Written for the GFIC Community's "Light and Shadow" Challenge for a gapfiller.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 2/24/2009
bullet Twice Twenty by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/26/2009
This is going to be a place where I will post the fics written for the LJ community 20_rings. The first set of twenty themes, all featuring young, pre-Quest Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin is now complete. The second set of twenty features the Fellowship. NEW: Set #2, Theme #19, “Light”--"Where Light in Darkness Lies"...Nine drabbles, nine encounters with light, for good or for ill.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 40 Published: 3/30/2005
bullet Roast Mutton Revisited by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/21/2008
What really happened when Bilbo met those three trolls? Slightly AU for The Hobbit; rated PG for violence.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/21/2008
bullet Eucatastrophe: The Return by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/20/2008
Frodo and Gandalf saw Bilbo settled in at Tol Eressea. Now they are back, and Frodo's feeling much more himself than he has in a very long time. (The story has been complete for a while, but I just discovered that one chapter had been hidden by accident, probably when I was making some minor edits! I apologize to any who missed seeing Chapter 15.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 18 Published: 1/8/2007
bullet And All Was Made Ready... by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/12/2008
In which we see the morning of Aragorn's Coronation, from the hobbits' eye view...(strictly book-verse)(Written for the first LOTR GFIC Community Challenge)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/12/2008
bullet The Journal and Sketchbook of Calla Brandybuck by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/6/2008
I hope that this will be a series of vignettes of observations made by Frodo's Cousin Calla. The first one is of Primula and her son. (Links provided to the work of "Cousin Calla").
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 2/6/2008
bullet The Archives Incident by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/23/2008
In which a little visit to the Archives in Minas Tirith turns out to be more of an adventure than Frodo and Pippin expected...NOW ADDED: At Shirebound's request, a little epilogue, in which we see Frodo and Pippin recovered from their ordeal, and learn where that mysterious poem about Thorongil came from...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 2/23/2007
bullet Between Childhood and Coming of Age by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/11/2008
Pippin has finally begun to notice the lasses, and he is seeking advice from every quarter. (This story was written for, and is dedicated to, Golden, who requested it.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 1/11/2008
bullet The Legend of the Mewlips by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/31/2007
...In which Bilbo tells a bit of Took family history...or does he? (Rating for Halloween scariness)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 10/31/2007
bullet The Great Convocation of 1427 by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/29/2007
A great many things happened in the year of Shire Reckoning 1427...(Written for Marigold's Challenge #45.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/26/2007
bullet Clear Conscience (The Clear Shot Remix) by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/18/2007
Summary: What if Boromir and Faramir had met Frodo before the Quest? How would that have affected the outcome of the story? EPILOGUE: Minas Tirith...the War is over...COMPLETE!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 8/6/2007
bullet The Dwarf Dagger by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/15/2007
In 1336, the family of Adalgrim Took pays a fateful visit to the Great Smials...(Rated PG for angst)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 5/14/2007
bullet An Alphabet for Middle-earth by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/2/2007
In honor of March being "Back to Middle-earth Month", the LiveJournal Community "there_n_back" is posting a series of alphabetized prompts... LAST: "Z: Like Zooming Around Zirakzigil"...a climatic battle...(a dribble)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 26 Published: 3/4/2007
bullet Testaments of the Past by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/20/2006
This story is co-authored by Gryffinjack. "Testaments of the Past": A few years after Frodo leaves the Grey Havens, Sam, Merry and Pippin investigate a mysterious box he left behind. Chapter 7, "A Task Completed" is now posted, along with Authors' Notes for Chapter 7.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 17 Published: 6/2/2006
bullet Pip-napped! by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/13/2006
It seems that Dana wanted to see a story about a "pip-napping"--a story in which Pippin is kidnapped. Lindelea wrote a very promising story-starter for one, and kindly put it up for grabs. This is the result.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/13/2006
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