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Biography:   Long-time Tolkien fan. Author of reams of fanfic written during bouts of pneumonia, bronchitis, or just plain insomnia (some call it insanity, rather). "Chronology of Stories" entry has been updated with the info that previously took up too much space here in the "bio" field.
bullet Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Last Updated: 7/26/2014
While in Minas Tirith after the end of the War of the Ring, surely the hobbits were showered with presents from a grateful populace, or at least the people tried to shower them with presents. This is the story of one awkward but lovable gift, and a unique solution to the problem. (Problem fixed! Thank you, Rorrah, for all you do!)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 8 Published: 3/6/2014
bullet The Tenth Walker Last Updated: 7/15/2014
Probably been done before, and perhaps better, but Bill the Pony gave my elbow a nudge this morning, causing me to spill my tea, and he licked up all the sugar from the bowl, and is likely to make a complete nuisance of himself if I don't write down his story.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 65 Published: 6/15/2005
bullet The Proposition Last Updated: 7/2/2014
How did the Thain recruit spies from outside the Tookland, to help keep the Tookland free in the time of the ruffians? Companion story to The Rescue. Thanks, Dreamflower, for looking it over!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 19 Published: 2/20/2014
bullet How to Make a Match Last Updated: 5/29/2014
Drabble series of how Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee came to an understanding.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 16 Published: 1/20/2012
bullet You Can Lead a Took to Water Last Updated: 5/28/2014
(Continuation of a birthday mathom, for your reading pleasure.) Young Pippin performs an heroic rescue, returns a favour, and makes a friend.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 9 Published: 1/19/2010
bullet The Rescue Last Updated: 5/27/2014
When Lotho Sackville-Baggins turned his eye on Odovacar Bolger's fortune and landholdings, Odo found himself seeking a refuge for his only daughter. This is the story of how Estella Bolger took on a new name and identity, and hid amongst the Tooks during the Troubles.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 15 Published: 11/22/2008
bullet The Farmer's Son Last Updated: 5/22/2014
This is the story of how the Tooks kept the Tookland free during the Troubles, until the return of the Travellers. (This story sets forth a different view of the Shire from previous stories of mine.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 31 Published: 5/19/2008
bullet To Rescue a Damsel Last Updated: 5/22/2014
When Goldi Gamgee takes action without thinking through the consequences, Faramir Took makes it his business to make everything come out right.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 4/2/2014
bullet In the Greening of the Year Last Updated: 5/13/2014
Straightforward action-adventure/drama in relatively few chapters. When the mother of the Thain is overdue returning from a visit, Pippin pulls out all the stops to find her. Note to the Reader: Had thought to add an epilogue, but really, the story is complete as posted. No need to say more. Thank you!
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 11/22/2004
bullet This and That Last Updated: 5/13/2014
A place to collect dribs and drabbles, one-shot stories and one-chapter challenges. New story: "The Mathom" -- for Mother's Day, slightly belated (or maybe very, very early for next year).
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 35 Published: 12/2/2004
bullet One Who Sticks Closer than a Brother Last Updated: 5/9/2014
Follow-on from A Matter of Appearances. A story exploring friendship, as lived by one of Pippin's cousins in Pippin's early years as Thain.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 55 Published: 9/11/2006
bullet Thain Last Updated: 4/14/2014
Paladin Took was a farmer's son; his grandfather had left the Great Smials, renouncing the life of the Great Smials Tooks, and the succession to the Thainship. He was never meant to be Thain, no more than was Bucca of the Marish... New "Pippin" chapter posted: in honour of Larner's birthday, with a guest appearance by Frodo for your consideration
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 43 Published: 6/16/2004
bullet When Winter Fell Last Updated: 4/14/2014
An echo from the past: During the "Fell Winter" young Bilbo finds aid and insight in his great-grandfather's memories of the Long Winter. Warning: Character Death (canon)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 34 Published: 6/6/2005
bullet Striking Sparks Last Updated: 3/24/2014
The early days, when Pippin was Thain, seen from the perspective of one of his Tookish cousins. Companion story to "FireStorm" and "Flames". 16 chapters, first published in May 2003.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 16 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet Jewels Last Updated: 6/3/2013
From the "Scouring of the Shire" to the Grey Havens, and beyond... because the original Story ended much too abruptly for this reader's satisfaction. Originally published in March 2003; revised. Chapter 37. The Steward of Buckland has a proposal to make.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 37 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet Drabbles Last Updated: 4/8/2013
Drabble, by definition, a story told in exactly 100 words, plus an optional title of 15 words or less. Quite a challenge. New story added: "Seeds of friendship sown."
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 44 Published: 8/14/2003
bullet Where the Merlin Cries Last Updated: 10/4/2012
The story of Fastred and Elanor, and how the Westmarch came to be a part of the Shire. Rated PG-13 for nasty ruffians in a couple of chapters. Thanks to katakanadian for beta!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 47 Published: 8/18/2003
bullet Knitting Socks Last Updated: 1/22/2011
Pippin acquires a pony shortly before setting out on the Quest. Complete in 7 chapters. Originally published March 2003. Finally revised and ready to re-publish.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 1 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet Going, Going, Gone Last Updated: 1/20/2011
AU: What might have happened, had Frodo not had the option of sailing into the Uttermost West with the Elves. (12 chapters total, 13 if you include the author's notes) 2nd epilogue added, a little afterthought, as a birthday mathom. Enjoy! (D. says there should be a beverage warning. So here it is. Beverage warning. Don't say you weren't warned.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 14 Published: 7/27/2004
bullet Family Matters Last Updated: 9/25/2010
Follow-on to In the Greening of the Year. Pippin's head of escort must come to terms with duty and family, in the aftermath of a near-fatal mishap.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 2 Published: 9/25/2010
bullet Bound for Gondor Last Updated: 9/16/2009
For Dana. This story was published in part on LJ on a previous birthday, but never finished. When Faramir Took tells Goldi he's off to Gondor, she determines to do something about it. New chapter added: Sam makes a quick decision. This story is set about four months after A Comedy of Merrys finishes. (Four months after Frodo Gardner's wedding, that is.) Faramir Took is 26, Goldilocks Gamgee is 25. (Thanks to Dreamflower for the beta of chapters 1 and 2.)
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 9/6/2009
bullet Gondor Holiday Last Updated: 8/16/2009
When Pippin brings Diamond and little Faramir to Minas Tirith for a visit, just about anything can happen... and does.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 0 Published: 8/16/2009
bullet O The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night Last Updated: 2/3/2009
Finished! Happy Birthday (very very belated of course), Dreamflower! For the occasion, your bunny and the Muse have cooked up a little treat. Synopsis: While travelling with Men who know and love the Shire, Merry and Ferdi tell a tale of an adventure they shared as children. Working title was "Dreamflower's Bunny"
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 27 Published: 9/10/2006
bullet Letters Home Last Updated: 6/8/2007
A bit of silliness, approach with caution.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 12/5/2003
bullet Placeholder/Research notes for "Sickness" Last Updated: 5/11/2007
"Great plague" story
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 0 Published: 5/11/2007
bullet A Matter of Appearances Last Updated: 4/16/2007
A story that naturally follows from Runaway, coming before While There's Breath.... When Pippin sets out to prove to the Tooks his confidence in his disgraced cousins, disaster nearly follows. Note: character death Story complete, except for Author's Notes to come.
Rating: R Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 45 Published: 7/22/2006
bullet To Tell a Tale Last Updated: 9/6/2006
This is a group effort, first posted on LJ, based on the premise: After the Coronation of the King, Pippin, having neglected a cold, falls seriously ill. Elessar, acting in his capacity as healer, decrees that the young hobbit must stay in bed. Of course the young and restless hobbit is chafing to get up just as soon as he's feeling a little better... How to keep him resting quietly? A fine problem for the newly-crowned King to tackle! Authors include, in order of posting: Lindelea, Shire
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 12 Published: 7/28/2005
bullet Someone As You Can Trust Last Updated: 8/20/2006
In honour of the Eighth of April, a ficlet of two or three (um, or five) chapters. Frodo and Sam sat under the whispering trees amid the fragrance of fair Ithilien; and they talked deep into the night with Merry and Pippin and Gandalf, and after a while Legolas and Gimli joined them. ...how Frodo found out what his younger cousins were up to, after the Fellowship was broken. Final chapter added. Story complete.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 4/7/2006
bullet LifeWatch Last Updated: 7/11/2006
First published elsewhere in March '03. Cormallen story from Merry's viewpoint. Companion to poem "Too Young". Thanks to Dreamflower for the beta. Am not writing new material at the moment, so I hope you'll enjoy this "blast from the past", at least until my schedule allows writing time once more. Final chapter added, in which Beregond's friends hear his fate.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 17 Published: 3/13/2006
bullet Dreams of Gold Last Updated: 3/19/2006
While I'm not writing new material at present, I went to a "green concert" last night, and it made me want to post something in honour of those who wear the green. This ficlet is part of a larger work, unfinished and unpublished (except for one chapter that was tacked on to another story as an epilogue of sorts). This part, which can stand alone, seems to be three or four chapters long; don't know, as am cutting and pasting a relatively small part from a very bulky draft. In any event, the st
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 3/16/2006
bullet To See Justice Done Last Updated: 2/18/2006
"Of old, death was the penalty." Such is the knowledge of every guardsman of Gondor, Beregond included. And now that the day of his hearing is at hand, and the King's only choices by tradition death or exile, what shall be his doom? Can anything or anyone save him? This is actually a "Samfic", written when Rabidsamfan requested stories about Samwise. Complete in seven chapters.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 2/11/2006
bullet Shire Songbook Last Updated: 1/18/2006
A collection of songs of the Shire. The original, of course, is to be found at the Mathom House, in Michel Delving. Comments welcome. Added 1/18: "Throw Another Log on the Fire", to cheer all those who suffer in the winter doldrums.
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 14 Published: 8/18/2003
bullet Where the Love-light Gleams Last Updated: 1/12/2006
A Yuletide story. On a special commission for the Thain, Ferdibrand Took finds himself lost and alone in unfamiliar territory. (Title taken from an old song, written in 1943: I'll Be Home for Christmas) Finished! Final chapter posted. Happy Yule to you, and may the new-born year be one full of blessings.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 14 Published: 12/31/2005
bullet Best Beloved Last Updated: 1/6/2006
A compilation of related ficlets and drabbles, all having to do with Merry and Estella. Added: "A Dream Away", per Dana's request
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 3 Published: 5/20/2005
bullet Just Desserts Last Updated: 12/4/2005
Sequel to "All that Glisters". An elusive figure: Jack, son of Robin, or Robin, son of Jack... he wandered the Shire before the King's Edict, and after (and it is the after that has made him a fugitive for ever more). Now, it seems, he has been discovered. What will be his fate? [Written at the request of Bodkin, who won a guessing game on LJ and claimed this story as the prize.] Note that rating has been changed to PG-13 as a cautionary measure.Note: "Haleth" will be change
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 38 Published: 10/3/2005
bullet A Healer's Tale Last Updated: 10/23/2005
Pippin's story, from the viewpoint of one who knew him perhaps better than he would have wished... (a companion story to "At the End of His Rope") Final chapter posted. Chapter 51: Epilogue.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 53 Published: 3/22/2005
bullet Ruffians Last Updated: 10/7/2005
First published in March-April 2003. A party of hobbits travelling from Buckland to Bree are waylaid by ruffians. Epilogue added, by Anso's request and Cuthalion's suggestion.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 4 Published: 9/14/2004
bullet The Party's Over Last Updated: 8/22/2005
An extended birthday-present for Dana, posted at LJ on her birthday and for several days following. Pippin finds himself in hot water after he and Merry host one of their splendid parties at Crickhollow.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 3 Published: 8/18/2005
bullet Kindling Fire Last Updated: 5/6/2005
The story of Rosemary Took, who took on a life of her own when her brother Ferdibrand's story was told. (Most of the chapters will be G-rated, but there will be a few intense scenes, thus the PG-13.) New chapter added: An Interrupted Journey
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 9/22/2004
bullet The Rebel Last Updated: 5/2/2005
The day after the battle Frodo rode to Michel Delving and released the prisoners from the Lockholes. One of the first that they found was poor Fredegar Bolger, Fatty no longer. He had been taken when the ruffians smoked out a band of rebels that he led from their hidings up in the Brockenbores by the hills of Scary.--"The Grey Havens"
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 10 Published: 9/27/2003
bullet There and Back Last Updated: 5/2/2005
My very first effort! From "The Black Gate Opens" to "The Field of Cormallen" from Pippin's perspective. Companion story to "Choices".
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 8/6/2003
bullet Choices Last Updated: 5/2/2005
A story of the friendship between Peregrin Took and Beregond of Gondor. Part of a group of stories set between "The Black Gate Opens" and "Many Partings", told from differing viewpoints. 6 chapters. (Thank you, Carol and Julie, for your careful and untiring beta reading!) One of my earliest efforts, this was originally finished in early February 2003.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 7 Published: 11/14/2003
bullet Seeing Red Last Updated: 3/25/2005
Companion story to "At the End of His Rope". The story of how Merry's steward Berilac Brandybuck saved a toddler from being trampled to death, and how two mischievous tweens and some enormous, ahem, items of intimate apparel, saved Berilac... (First published April 2003)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 2 Published: 3/25/2005
bullet FireStorm Last Updated: 3/14/2005
Peregrin Took did not automatically follow his father, Paladin, as Thain. This is the story of how he proved himself to the rest of the Tooks, earning the right to be called The Took, and Thain. 17 chapters (including the Prologue). Originally published April-May 2003. Part of a group of stories including "Striking Sparks", "Flames", and "StarFire".
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 17 Published: 8/13/2004
bullet A Took by Any Other Name Last Updated: 3/10/2005
Pippin goes against all convention in the naming of his son. (Chapter 5 is tenatively rated "R" due to the graphic nature of the material, related to capture by Orcs. All other chapters are PG-13 or below.) Warnings: violence, character death. Oops! Forgot to change this! Final chapter added!
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 2/2/2005
bullet Flames Last Updated: 3/8/2005
New! No one, not even the author or editor, seemed to notice that the story jumped from Chapter 36 to Chapter 38. Recently we discovered the long-lost Chapter 37, from a document last saved to disk in August 2003. Apologies for overlooking this chapter. Hope you enjoy it. It is relevant to "A Took by any Other Name", in case you were wondering. *** The original summary: This story is complete. Ferdibrand Took, brave, bold, but in disgrace because of an incident in his past, help
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 59 Published: 8/3/2003
bullet While There's Breath... Last Updated: 1/31/2005
Pippin has a chance to prove his loyalty when a simple river crossing turns deadly. (Final chapter added, and "author's notes" finished.)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 8 Published: 1/15/2005
bullet All That Glisters Last Updated: 1/16/2005
In the year King Elessar rode north, to dwell for a time by Lake Evendim, word of the Thain's treasure-hoard was heard beyond the Bounds of the Shire, and trouble followed. (From Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, II. vii: "All that glisters is not gold; / Often have you heard that told. / Many a man his life hath sold / But my outside to behold. / Gilded tombs do worms enfold.") Final chapter posted! Thanks to all who've taken the time to read and comment.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 73 Published: 9/9/2004
bullet Clearing the Heir Last Updated: 12/10/2004
A holiday story, written for Marigold's Challenge Number 11. How did Bilbo come to the decision to name an heir?
Rating: G Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 4 Published: 12/2/2004
bullet And Empty Holes It Fills Last Updated: 11/20/2004
Written for Marigold's Challenge 10: It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. (From The Hobbit, “Riddles in the Dark”)
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/2/2004
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