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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 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
bullet The Three Hunters by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/21/2006
In which Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli think about the two hobbits they have set out to rescue, as they race across Rohan...(Rated PG for brief mention of Orcish violence.) Thanks to Lindelea for the beta. COMPLETE!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 8/15/2006
bullet Consequences of a Fall by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/11/2006
The summer Pippin was twelve years old, a traumatic event took place at the Great Smials. Here are the consequences of that event... (This story first appeared on the PippinHealers yahoo!group. It has been re-posted here, after being beta'd by the talented Lindelea.) The Epilogue is posted. COMPLETE!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 23 Published: 3/10/2006
bullet Dreamflower's Chronology by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/1/2006
This is a Chronology of my stories--that is, a listing, in order of the timeline in which they occur, rather than by the date they were published. I have noticed that my Chronology has grown nearly out-of-control on my Author page, so I have transferred it here, updating it as I go. I hope that it will be more useful this way. NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 0 Published: 7/22/2006
bullet Cousin Calla by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/4/2006
In which sad news summons Frodo to Buckland, and he renews his acquaintance with a beloved relation. WARNING: Character death (Written for Marigold's Challenge #29)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/4/2006
bullet A Sight to Remember by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/8/2006
In which Pippin and his friend Rusty Cotton decide to play a prank with unfortunate results. Written for Marigold's Challenge 28, and rated PG for a brief bit of nudity in a non-sexual situation.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/7/2006
bullet Dreamflower's Mathoms I by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/20/2006
This is an anthology containing 100 of my short ficlets, vignettes, drabbles and other short pieces. It is now full. LAST POSTED: "Spring Quickening"...in which Merry and Diamond deal with a surfeit of mint...(written for the Shire Kitchen Recipe Fic Challenge)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 100 Published: 11/28/2004
bullet Reaping by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/6/2006
In which Ted Sandyman learns too late that you reap what you sow...(Rated R for graphic violence. WARNING: Minor canon character death)(Written for Marigold's Challenge #25)
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 2/6/2006
bullet Chance Encounter by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/23/2006
Pippin runs into an old friend in Minas Tirith after the Quest. This is a sequel to "Life of a Bard". It was originally posted at my Live Journal, but has now undergone extensive beta-ing and rewriting, courtesy of the incomparable Marigold. COMPLETE.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 12/28/2005
bullet It's Nothing Really... by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/21/2005
In which Merry is hurt while walking to Bag End, and it's up to Pippin to take care of him. (Requested by Anso the Hobbit, as her prize for stumping the author.)[Final part posted. The first reviewer who can correctly tell me how many times I used the title in the body of the story--and how many times in each chapter--wins a ficlet or drabble from me.] Okay, we have winners! It's a tie!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 11/17/2005
bullet Hobbit Aid by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/3/2005
This is a special "Thank you" story for some very special friends, who went above and beyond for us during Hurricane Katrina and her aftermath. This story tells a bit more about what happened in my drabble "Lesson Learned: Spring Flood S.R. 1433.....
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 10/3/2005
bullet To Lead His People by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/24/2005
In which Aragorn and Pippin have a conversation...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/24/2005
bullet Pippin the Protector by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/20/2005
In which during a moment on the Quest, Pippin remembers another time long before…(written for Marigold's Challenge #20)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/20/2005
bullet For the Sake of Friendship by Dreamflower Last Updated: 7/4/2005
SUMMARY : Marigold asked for Merry, Pippin, a sword fight to injury or death, and an earthquake in Minas Tirith. We get all that and more, when dire news from Gondor arrives in the Shire...(A Marigold's Challenge #18 story)(Rated PG-13 for violence.)
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/4/2005
bullet An Unexpected Guest by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/14/2005
This is a sidebar to "The Road to Edoras",and takes place just after Chapter 14 of that story. An injured Ranger is found in Buckland...(COMPLETE)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 6/12/2005
bullet Pippin's Pack of Pickled Pipers by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/16/2005
An AU story, written for Grey Wonderer, in which Pippin finds himself saddled with responsibility...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 3/16/2005
bullet Marigold's Wedding by Dreamflower Last Updated: 2/20/2005
Frodo's last official act as Deputy Mayor of the Shire was to officiate at the wedding of Marigold Gamgee and Tolman Cotton the Younger...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 2/20/2005
bullet The Brandy Hall Incident by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/14/2005
SUMMARY:Little Pippin gets lost in the dangerous old tunnels of Brandy Hall…NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 1/11/2005
bullet It Takes a Took by Dreamflower Last Updated: 1/3/2005
SUMMARY: Pippin recovers from a serious accident…with the help of a lovely healer’s apprentice.NOW COMPLETE!
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 33 Published: 10/17/2004
bullet In From the Cold by Dreamflower Last Updated: 12/6/2004
SUMMARY: A Yuletime journey to Buckland by Bilbo and Frodo takes a serious turn…(written for Marigold's Challenge #11)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 12/6/2004
bullet Merry's Milestone by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/21/2004
SUMMARY: Merry’s first real accomplishment, with the help of his cousin Frodo. (Written for hobbit_ficathon’s challenge for a wee hobbit story.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/21/2004
bullet Anytime I Want To... by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/15/2004
SUMMARY: Some habits die hard…(Written for Marigold's Challenge #10)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/15/2004
bullet The Apology by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/14/2004
SUMMARY: Young Frodo writes a letter…(A companion peice to my drabble "Grief") written for hobbit_ficathon's Frodo POV challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/14/2004
bullet Eucatastrophe II: Everything Sad Come Untrue by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/10/2004
SUMMARY: What if Quickbeam had been just a wee bit quicker…
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 11/10/2004
bullet A Long Expected Departure by Dreamflower Last Updated: 11/6/2004
SUMMARY: Bilbo’s party from another point of view…(Written for hobbit_ficathon's Birthday Party challenge)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/6/2004
bullet Brandy Hall, 28 Halimath, S.R. 1391 by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/31/2004
SUMMARY: A drabble about a scary dream…written for hobbit_ficathon's challenge for a ghost story
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/31/2004
bullet How It All Got Started... by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/24/2004
SUMMARY: Sam gets an interesting proposal…Written for LJ Hobbit ficathon's Sam's POV challenge.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/24/2004
bullet Among the Uruk-Hai by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/16/2004
Summary: A drabble, Merry’s POV, written from Lindalea’s first line meme in LiveJournal
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/16/2004
bullet A Merry Old Inn by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/10/2004
Summary: On their way to the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo, Gandalf and the Dwarves spend a night in Bree…
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/10/2004
bullet Grief by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/9/2004
My second ever drabble. Written in response to danachan's first line meme in LJ.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/9/2004
bullet The Life of a Bard by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/9/2004
Summary: Young Pippin considers a career…(Takes place three years before the Quest.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 12 Published: 9/21/2004
bullet Ho, Ho! My Lads by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/4/2004
Summary: Merry and Pippin get more surprises than they bargained for when Dwarves visit Bag End. Co-authored by Marigold for Marigold's Challenge #9.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 10/4/2004
bullet Frodo's Cooking Lesson by Dreamflower Last Updated: 10/4/2004
Summary: A Bilbo and young Frodo vignette…(Written for Marigold's Challenge #9)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 10/4/2004
bullet A Conversation in Rivendell by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/10/2004
Summary: Frodo Baggins and Boromir of Gondor get acquainted in Rivendell…
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 9/10/2004
bullet A New Reckoning by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/8/2004
The Travellers have returned, the Shire has been scoured; Spring is in the air--what else happened next? *COMPLETE!*
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 73 Published: 4/22/2004
bullet A Different Kind of Quest by Dreamflower Last Updated: 9/7/2004
Summary: Merry and Pippin find gifts for their families while in Minas Tirith. Written for Marigold’s Challenge #8 ( Title thanks to Marigold. )
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 9/6/2004
bullet Tribute by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/9/2004
Summary: Good news for the Travellers. Written for Marigold’s Challenge #7.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/9/2004
bullet The Dare by Dreamflower Last Updated: 8/7/2004
Summary: Pippin takes a foolish dare that has drastic consequences. Rated PG for graphic depiction of alcohol abuse. COMPLETE!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 6 Published: 7/18/2004
bullet Connections by Dreamflower Last Updated: 7/29/2004
Summary: My very first attempt at a drabble. Musings of two cousins.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 7/29/2004
bullet Kingly Gifts by Dreamflower Last Updated: 7/5/2004
Summary: Aragorn and Éomer consider how to reward their hobbits. Written for Marigold’s Challenge #6
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 7/4/2004
bullet A Place for Gandalf by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/24/2004
Bilbo prepares for a visit, and for some changes in his life.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 13 Published: 6/8/2004
bullet Up the Withywindle by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/7/2004
Summary: The Travellers pay a post-Quest visit to Tom Bombadil; written for Marigold’s Challenge #5, as a story about a journey.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 6/7/2004
bullet Silent Partners by Dreamflower Last Updated: 6/3/2004
Merry and Pippin make a small investment...
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 6/3/2004
bullet A Question of Trolls by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/21/2004
Summary: Pippin has a pressing question for Bilbo after the Quest.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/21/2004
bullet The Lovely Rosie Cotton by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/20/2004
A very sentimental and soppy bit of fluff that got stuck in my head driving to work yesterday.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/20/2004
bullet For Folco by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/10/2004
Why did Fatty Bolger become a rebel? WARNING: seriously sad
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 5/10/2004
bullet In the Frying Pan by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/10/2004
Author: Dreamflower (Barbara Rich) Rating: G Summary: Merry and Pippin anticipate some bad news. Story written for Marigold’s Challenge #4
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 5/10/2004
bullet Eucatastrophe by Dreamflower Last Updated: 5/3/2004
A short AU story, that came to me in the middle of the night. What if the Three had not faded and failed when the One was destroyed? What if they had been set free, instead?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 5/3/2004
bullet Missus Maggot's Mushrooms by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/17/2004
In which Merry and Pippin tell a story, and Estella tries to prove herself.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 4/17/2004
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