Penname: Dreamflower [Contact]
Real name: Barbara Rich
Member Since: 04/11/09
Membership status: Administrator

Biography:

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Hello! I'm Dreamflower, and I have been a Lord of the Rings fan since 1967, when I was 15 years old. I have read the books countless times over the years, but I did not begin writing fanfic until 2004.  I've written many stories, nearly all of them hobbit-centric; in addition I am a co-mod of the LOTR_GFIC community and of this archive. In my personal life, I've been married since 1976 (I met my husband through our mutual interest in LotR), and have one son, who is "grown and flown".  LOTR and fanfic are my main hobby, but I have several other hobbies as well: calligraphy, cooking, needlework of all kinds, sewing, decorative painting and polymer clay are all other creative outlets for me.


DISCLAIMER: Middle-earth and all its peoples are the property of the Tolkien Estate. I own none of them-- though some of them seem to own me.


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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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You are welcome to use, redistribute, quote, or make derivative works from material I personally have archived on this site, as long as I receive proper credit and the resulting works bear the same license.


 

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Series by Dreamflower

02. 2008 May Challenge: Coronation by Dreamflower

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2008 May banner

An anthology of stories from the LOTR GFIC Community's challenge of May, 2008. The theme for that month was "Coronation", and all stories were to be set around the time of Aragorn's coronation as King.

Parent Series: None
Categories: None
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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03. 2008 June Challenge: Father's Day by Dreamflower

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2008 June Challenge

Stories submitted for the June 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Father's Day", and each author had a quotation from canon to work with.

Parent Series: None
Categories: None
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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04. 2008 July Challenge: Summertime by Dreamflower

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An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Summertime", and each author had a starter sentence to work with as an element.

Parent Series: None
Categories: None
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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06. 2008 September Challenge: Young/Old by Dreamflower

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An anthology of stories submitted for the September 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Young/Old", and the challenge was to write a story showing two characters of different generations interacting, and the elements were three to five specific adjectives, assigned to each author.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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08. 2008 November Challenge: Song/Poetry by Dreamflower

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2008 November Challenge

An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2008 Challenge. The theme was "Song/Poetry", and each author had a line from a song or poem to use as a title. In addition, each story was to include a character singing or quoting poetry.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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10. 2009 January Challenge: First Potluck by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 6]

An anthology of stories submitted for the 2009 January Challenge. January was "amnesty" month, authors were invited to submit stories begun for previous challenges. It was also "potluck" month in which those who wished could choose a "leftover" prompt from the 2008 Challenges.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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11. 2009 February: Light and Shadow by Dreamflower

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2009 February Challenge

This is an anthology of the stories submitted for the February 2009 challenge. The theme was "light and shadow", and the assignment was to write a gapfiller of an event in the books.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: Multi-age
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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12. 2009 March Challenge: The Ides of March by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 10]

March 2009 Challenge

An anthology of stories submitted for the 2009 March Challenge. The theme for March was "The Ides of March" and the assignment was to write about an event that took place on March 15, T.A, 3019. The element was a "story-starter" sentence.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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14. 2009 May Challenge: Fix the Movies by Dreamflower

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An anthology of stories submitted for the May 2009 Challenge. The theme was "Fix the Movies". Each author was to take a moment from the Peter Jackson film adaptations of the books, and expand it or change it to be more in line with the books, or to explain it in a story-internal manner. In addition, each author was given the name of a flower, which needed to be included somewhere in the story.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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16. 2009 July Challenge: Some Like It Hot Fixed-length Ficlets by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 10]

An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2009 Challenge. The theme was "Some Like It Hot", and each author chose a number between 101 and 400. Each ficlet had to contain that exact number of words.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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18. 2009 September Challenge: September 22 by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 17]

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An anthology of stories submitted for the September 2009 Challenge. The theme was "September 22", and the challenge was to write a story set on that date, in any year. Each participant was also given a story-starter sentence.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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20. 2009 November Challenge: Dialogue by Dreamflower

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November 2009 Challenge

An anthology of stories submitted for the 2009 November Challenge. The theme for was "Dialogue" and the assignment was to write a story that was all, or nearly all, dialogue. Each participant was also given four random elements to include in the stoy.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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22. 2010 January Challenge: Second Potluck by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 11]

2010 January Challenge

An anthology of stories submitted for the 2010 January Challenge. January was "amnesty" month, authors were invited to submit stories begun but not finished, for previous challenges. It was also "potluck" month in which those who wished could choose a "leftover" prompt from the 2009 Challenges.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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23. 2010 February Challenge: Send It in a Letter by Dreamflower

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2010 February Challenge

An anthology of stories submitted for the 2010 February Challenge. The theme for was "Send It in a Letter" and the assignment was to write a story that was written as a letter, or that featured a letter as a major part of the story. Each participant was given a particular type of letter to use in the story.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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24. 2010 March Challenge: Mad as a March Hare by Dreamflower

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2010 March

An anthology of stories submitted for the March 2010 Challenge. The theme was "Mad as a March Hare", in which a character was to act "mad" or out-of-character, and each author was given a type of weather work with as an element.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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25. 2010 April Challenge: Non-fiction by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 5]

April 2010

An anthology of Non-fiction Essays submitted for the LOTR GFIC Challenge Community's April 2010 Challenge.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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28. 2010 July Challenge: Short and Sweet Fixed-Length Ficlets by Dreamflower

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An anthology of stories submitted for the July 2010 Challenge. The theme was "Short and Sweet", and all stories were fixed-length-ficlets. Each author chose a number between 101 and 400, and wrote a story to that exact word-count.

Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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38. 2011 April Challenge: Poetry by Dreamflower

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The 2011 April Challenge had the theme "Poetry." Each participant was given a single word to be used in the poem.

Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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39. 2011 May Challenge: The Merrie Month of May by Dreamflower

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The May 2011 Challenge had the theme "Merrie Month of May". Stories were to be humorous in nature. The element for the challenge was a starter sentence, which was included in the text of the story (not necessarily as the first sentence).

Parent Series: None
Categories: None
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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40. 2011 June Challenge: A Midsummer Night's Dream by Dreamflower

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The June 2011 Challenge had the theme "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; the theme was "dreams", and the starter/element will be a quote from the play

Parent Series: None
Categories: None
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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48. Art Challenge 1: 2012 January, First Challenge by Dreamflower

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A collection of artworks made for the GFIC Community's first art challenge, January 2012. Artists chose a favorite passage to inspire them.

Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Stories, Artwork
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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51. Art Challenge 2: 2012 March: A Different Green by Dreamflower

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A collection of art pieces created for the March 2012 Art Challenge: A Different Green. Artists were given a particular shade of green to feature in their work.

Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Stories, Artwork
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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54. Art Challenge 3: 2012 May: Sky by Dreamflower

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A collection of art pieces created for the theme "Sky" for the May 2012 Art Challenge. Artists were given a "sky" element to work into their piece.

Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Stories, Artwork
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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A Mother's Work by Dreamflower

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A series of vignettes about the trials of motherhood, involving the mothers of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin.

Parent Series: None
Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Humor, Vignette
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Closed
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A Shire Cookbook by Dreamflower

[Reviews - 13]

A collection of Middle-earth themed recipe fics, most (but not all) written for the [info]shire_kitchen annual recipe fic challenge.  This is an open series, and authors are invited to place their own recipe fics here.

Parent Series: None
Categories: None
Characters: None
Genres: Anthology
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Open: Open
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