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Biography:   All my stories, as well as those not posted here, can be found at my fic livejournal: gamgee_fics

“Of Merry and Pippin” ficlets have been shortened to “M&P” followed by the chapter number. "Number Three, Bagshot Row" ficlets are abbreviated as "BR" and "GamgeeFest's Keepsakes" are abbrievated as "GK". Drabbles are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Story Chronology:

Pre-Quest, Pre-Birthday Party:

How to Cook a Goose (Blotmath, 1353 SR)
Kindred (1364-1365 SR/1402 SR)
A Father's Work, Halfred - BR #13(1378 SR)
Somewhere Only We Know (5 Astron, 1380 SR)
The Smallest Gift - BR #11 (6 Astron, 1380 SR)
When One Door Closes (6 Astron, 1380 SR)
A Mother's Work - BR #8 (1381 SR)
My Little Miscreant - BR #12 (1381 SR)
A Father's Work, Daisy - BR #14 (1 Lithe, 1383 SR)
In Darkness Buried Deep (Afterlithe, 1383 SR)
Sammy’s Ouchie – BR #20 (Autumn 1383 SR)
A Hectic Morning - BR #1 (1384 SR)
A Father's Work, May - BR #15 (Blotmath, 1384 SR)
Bilbo's Blunder - BR #21 (Foreyule, 1384 SR)
Without Bell - BR #25 (Yule 1384 SR)
A Father's Work, Hamson - BR #16 (1 Afterlithe, 1385 SR)
Bell - BR #4 (Foreyule, 1385 SR)
A Father's Work, Sam - BR #17 (Astron, 1386 SR)
In a Flash - GK #10 (30 Forelithe, 1386 SR)
Looking After - GK #2 (1387 SR)
The Usual Suspects (Halimath, 1388 SR)
My First Camp Out - BR #3 (1389 SR)
To Learn His Letters – BR #7 (Spring 1390 SR)
Most Beautiful - GK #27 (Summer 1390 SR)
Deck the Halls with Bows and Holi – GK #38 (Foreyule 1390 SR)
The Story of a Garden, by Frodo Baggins - GK #7 (Yule, 1390 SR)
Sums with Sam - GK #34 (Spring 1391 SR)
Pork Chops and Apple Sauce - BR #2 (1391 SR)
Last Night in Hobbiton - BR #24 (Wedmath 1391 SR)
A Valiant Deed - GK #16 (TA 2991, or 1391 SR)
In the Shadow of Arda - GK #50 (Yule 1391 SR)
Nibbler - BR #5 (Winterfilth, 1392 SR)
Marigold's Gift - BR #19 (Foreyule, 1392 SR)
A Night to Forget (12 Thrimidge, 1394)
Scavenger Hunt - BR #6 (16 Rethe, 1395 SR)
Why? - M&P #6 (1395 SR)
A SImple Misunderstanding* - GK #54 (1395 SR)
The Five Rules of Cooking - M&P #15 (2 Lithe, 1396 SR)
Cheeky Took* - M&P #16 (2 Lithe, 1396 SR)
The Whole Truth and Nothing Butt – M&P 17 (2 Lithe, 1396 SR)
Chocolate! - M&P #7 (Halimath, 1396 SR)
A Father's Work - BR #18 (Autumn 1397 SR)
The Evil Necromancer - M&P #13 (1398 SR)
Strawberry Truffles (Halimath, 1398 SR)
Pippin, the Bullroarer - M&P #10 (1399 SR)
The Quest for the Hairless Cat - M&P #14 (1 Forelithe, 1399 SR)
Of All the Confounded Nuisances (Forelithe, 1400 SR)
Under the Harvest Moon (Winterfilth, 1400 SR)
Took Madness (Spring 1401 SR)
With Their Heads Full of Dreams (8 Halimath, 1401 SR)
A Long Expected Party - M&P #2-3 (Halimath, 1401 SR)


Pre-Quest, Post-Birthday Party:

The Pact - M&P #4 (Halimath, 1401 SR)
Perfectly Plotted Prank - M&P #5 (Yule, 1401 SR)
Kindred (1364-1365 SR/1402 SR)
The Benefits of Pepper - GK #57 (Summer 1402 SR)
Two Peregrins, and a Brandybuck in a Pantry - M&P #19
Taking Care of Merry - M&P #11 (14 Rethe, 1404 SR)
Scouring for Mushrooms - M&P #1 (1406 SR)
Babysitting Pippin (1 Astron, 1408 SR)
A Day in the Life (Afteryule, 1408 SR)
The Trouble with Girls - M&P #8 (13 Thrimidge, 1410 SR)
The Trouble with Boys - M&P #9 (13 Thrimidge, 1410 SR)
A Need to Heal - BR #22 (Summer 1410 SR)
Tit for Tat - GK #40 (Wedmath 1410 SR)
Marigold’s Yule – BR #23 (Yule 1411-1412 SR)
Frodo Writes a Story (Halimath, 1412 SR)
Moon Over Tookland (Harvest 1412 SR)
A Mid-Year’s Walking Trip (Summer 1413 SR)
In the Bleak, Cold Winter (Solmath, 1414 SR)
A Short Story About Quills - M&P #18 (15-16 Rethe, 1415 SR)
Much Ado About Nothing (Wedmath, 1415 SR)
A Grand Tradition (Rethe, 1416 SR)
The Twelve Days of Yule – GK #29 (21 Foreyule, 1417 SR - 2 Yule, 1418 SR)
The Trouble with Love (Rethe, 1418 SR)
A Matter of Pervinca - GK #4 (Thrimidge, 1418 SR)
A Meeting of Conspirators - GK #59 (Foreyule 1418 SR)
A Very Important Question - GK #42 (1418 SR)
Sweet Farwell (23 Halimath, 1418 SR)


Quest:

All Things Considered - GK #43 (25 Halimath 1418 SR)
In the Garden - GK #8 (25 Halimath, 1418 SR)
A Night in the Wilds – GK #37 (16 Winterfilth, 1418 SR)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hobbits (Winterfilth-Foreyule, 1418 SR)
It’s All Relative (9 Afteryule, 1419 SR)
Parth Galen* - GK #3 (26 Solmath, 1419 SR)
Selfless - GK #41 (23 Rethe, 1419 SR)
Forgiven - GK $46 (25 Rether, 1419 SR and beyond)


Post-Quest:

After Cormallen - GK #49 (9 Astron, 1419 SR)
Reflections - GK #18 (25 Thrimidge, 1419 SR)
A Humble Gift (25 Thrimidge, 1419 SR)
Distractions (Forelithe, 1419 SR)
A Night at the Ball - GK #55 (Forelithe, 1419 SR)
Presents for Gandalf* - GK #22 (22 Halimath, 1419 SR)
Sam's Hat - GK #30 (Foreyule, 1419 SR)
The Promise - GK #58 (Foreyule, 1419 SR)
In Times Old and New - GK #51 (Yule 1419 SR)
First Bloom - GK #56 (6 Astron 1420 SR)
The Proposal* - GK #31 (Spring 1420 SR)
My Rose - GK #53 (1 Thrimidge, 1420 SR)
New Beginnings - GK #35 (1 Wedmath 1420 SR)
A Fool’s Hope – GK #26 (Spring 1421 SR)
The Birthday - Minas Tirith - GK #20 (22 September, 2 F.A.)
The Birhtday - Hobbiton - GK #21 (22 Halimath, 1424 SR)
A Kingly Discussion - BR #10 (Spring 1425 SR)
A Close Call - GK #32 (1431 SR)
Flights of Fancy - GK #39 (29 Halimath, 1431 SR)
A Day of Rest - GK #52 (Spring 1432 SR)
Rosie's Day Off - GK #44 (1440 SR)
What Goes Around - M&P #12 (Afterlithe, 1440 SR)
Folly in the Woods - GK #48 (Astron 1442 SR)
If I Were a Dark Lord - GK #6 (1443 SR)
Tolman Gamgee’s First Adventure – GK #19 (25 Foreyule, 1449 SR)
Lily Gamgee - GK #36 (Summer 1450 SR)
A Tale That Grew in the Telling (Halimath, 1451 SR)
By Any Other Name - GK #13 (30 Halimath, 1451 SR)
To the End of His Days (Mid-Years Day 1482 SR and beyond)
For Eyes to See That Can - GK #47 (Autumn 1482 SR)

Drabble Series and multi-year ficlets
Samwise: Gardener, Warrior, Father* - GK #1
Motherhood - GK #11
The Master of Bag End* - GK #12
Nine - GK #22
My Conspiracy - BR #9

Poems
A Quest Song - GK #9
The Pippin - GK #14
Hobbit Limericks - GK #15
My Greatest Adventure - GK #17
The Rose - GK #23

AU stories
The Healer's Apprentice - GK #5
Deconstructing the Red Book - GK #24 (1420 SR)
Deconstructing the Red Book, Part II - GK #25 (23 Halimath, 1418 SR)
Deconstructing the Red Book, Part III - GK #45
The Blue Wizard Blues (1421 SR)
Bed of Roses - GK #28

Non-Fiction
The Ring-bearers, Aging and Life in Aman
Story Favorites
bullet Trust a Brandybuck and a Took! by Grey Wonderer Last Updated: 7/30/2009
This is a series of one-chapter stand-alone stories about the friendship between Merry and his younger cousin, Pippin. *****The latest entry is chapter 59 originally posted to my LJ***Chapter 60 has been here a while.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 61 Published: 7/14/2004
bullet White Shores by Gentle Hobbit Last Updated: 7/15/2008
Frodo has been sent over the sea to be healed if he can -- but nothing is guaranteed. How, then, does this attempt at healing take place, and what kind of peace does Frodo gain, if any?
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 5 Published: 1/7/2007
bullet The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored by Henna Gamgee Last Updated: 5/5/2008
Pre-LOTR. Frodo couldn't have succeeded on the Quest without the help of some very loyal friends. Samwise left his home and family to go with him. Merry and Pippin insisted on joining the Fellowship without a moment's hesitation. Bilbo loved him like a son. How did these powerful relationships develop? What was it about Frodo's character that engendered such love and loyalty?
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 61 Published: 9/6/2003
bullet If I had a Hammer by Grey Wonderer Last Updated: 11/1/2005
Seventeen-year-old Pippin is taking lessons from Tobias Tunnely in carpentry over the summer but things don't go as planned. Sam Gamgee somehow finds himself in the middle of things while Frodo has his hands full with Merry.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 21 Published: 9/4/2005
bullet Caught Between the Light and Dark by Budgielover Last Updated: 10/20/2005
Chapter Fifteen. Luck turns in the Fellowship's favor and provides an escape from the Ringwraith, but danger follows fast on their heels as they try to flee before the goblins can pursue them. COMPLETE.
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 15 Published: 2/27/2005
bullet A Brandybuck Turns Baggins by Iorhael Last Updated: 11/29/2004
How did Merry feel knowing that Frodo was more than overjoyed to find out he was about to leave Brandy Hall?
Rating: PG Reviews Status: In Progress Chapters: 19 Published: 11/10/2003
bullet The Trouble With Jam by Grey Wonderer Last Updated: 11/22/2004
This is a short story written for the Hobbit-Ficathon challenge. 'Write a story about a very young hobbit having an adventure.' Six-year-old Pippin goes in search of Jam.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 11/22/2004
bullet For Eyes to See as Can by Larner Last Updated: 11/12/2004
Written from the point of Sam Gamgee, this is a look at the coming of Frodo Baggins to Bag End, the impact of the Ring on his life, and all that leads to his choice to leave Middle Earth.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 11/11/2004
bullet A Conspiracy of Hobbits by Dreamflower Last Updated: 4/15/2004
This is my idea of how the famous conspiracy of Frodo's friends came about.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 28 Published: 3/26/2004
bullet When the King Comes Back ( Brandy Hall ) by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/23/2004
This story covers the same time period as When the King Comes Back (the Great Smials), only told from mostly Merry's POV, with some interludes for Frodo and Pippin. Merry begins to adjust to life back home in the Shire.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 17 Published: 3/21/2004
bullet When the King Comes Back (the Great Smials) by Dreamflower Last Updated: 3/20/2004
This is my very first fanfic. It was inspired by a story by Lulleny, "The Prodigal Took". She was kind enough to beta it for me, and gave me permission to use one of her original characters, Tanto Hornblower. Disclaimer: Middle Earth and all its people belong to the Tolkien Estate. I do not own any of them. Some of them, however, seem to own me.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 3/20/2004
bullet By Chance or Purpose by shirebound Last Updated: 12/3/2003
Sequel to "QUARANTINED". The journey taken by the hobbits and Aragorn from Bree to Rivendell. If the bond between Frodo and Aragorn from "Quarantined" had been set up before the hobbits met Strider in Bree, how might this fateful journey have been different? CHAPTER 25: EPILOGUE
Rating: PG-13 Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 25 Published: 7/25/2003
bullet The Trial of Frodo Baggins by Gentle Hobbit Last Updated: 10/1/2003
Frodo is crushed by the knowledge that he was unable to fulfill the Quest without Gollum's intervention. In this story, he moves towards self-understanding and healing by various paths -- one by design, and others unexpected.
Rating: PG Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 14 Published: 8/3/2003
bullet The Making of a Ringbearer I: Adrift by Henna Gamgee Last Updated: 8/10/2003
A look at what Frodo’s life might have been like at Brandy Hall after his parents' deaths, and the events leading up to his adoption by Bilbo. Frodo is a quiet child whose good intentions sometimes get him into trouble. Saradoc and Esmeralda love him like their own, but something is missing from young Frodo’s life. Can a spirited old bachelor turn things around? The first part in my “Making of a Ringbearer” series, which is pre-LOTR.
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 11 Published: 8/4/2003
bullet Peregrin Took: Child, Tween, Knight by shirebound Last Updated: 8/6/2003
Three drabbles (pieces of writing of 100 words each) showing a scene from three very different times in Pippin's life
Rating: G Reviews Status: Complete Chapters: 1 Published: 8/6/2003