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Real name: Barbara Rich
Member Since: 04/11/09
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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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Tater's Adventure by Dreamflower

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Summary: Little Elanor is upset when one of her kittens goes missing

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 877    |    Read Count: 824
Completed: No    |    Updated: 03/02/15    |    Published: 03/02/15
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A Convivial Evening by Dreamflower

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 In which Bilbo entertains the Fellowship before they leave on the Quest…

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3494    |    Read Count: 645
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/23/15    |    Published: 02/23/15
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25 Rethe, S.R. 1422: The Three Travellers Remember by Dreamflower

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A double inverted dribble, remembering the day the Ring was destroyed.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 102    |    Read Count: 674
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/23/15    |    Published: 02/23/15
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A Conspiracy of Comedy by Dreamflower

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After the retreat from Caradhras, Frodo is feeling down, and the Company tries to cheer him up.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Friendship, Humor
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1553    |    Read Count: 677
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/23/15    |    Published: 02/23/15
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A Shortcut to Disaster by Dreamflower

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The story behind Frodo's infamous encounter with Farmer Maggot and his dogs. (Written in 2006 for Marigold's Challenge #34.) 

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3277    |    Read Count: 631
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/14/14    |    Published: 11/14/14
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A Golden Summer's Day by Dreamflower

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Young Frodo and little Merry slip off for a picnic during a visit to the Great Smials. (Written as my birthday mathom in 2009).

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2282    |    Read Count: 856
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/14    |    Published: 11/07/14
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A Few Limericks by Dreamflower

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A few limericks written with Middle-earth and Lord of the Rings in mind.

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 382    |    Read Count: 868
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/07/14    |    Published: 11/07/14
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Sweet Memories by Dreamflower

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Merry recalls his fifth birthday, and how Frodo helped him celebrate. Written in 2005 for hobbit ficathon, on LJ. One-shot, book-verse. Slightly angsty fluff, or slightly fluffy angst; take your pick.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2140    |    Read Count: 671
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/05/14    |    Published: 11/05/14
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Where There's a Will...There's Merry by Dreamflower

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Frodo has a cold, and little Merry's not supposed to go near him. There is only one conclusion to a war of wills between Merry and his nursemaid. (Written in 2006 for Anso the Hobbit's birthday.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2139    |    Read Count: 839
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/02/14    |    Published: 11/02/14
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An Evening at Whitwell by Dreamflower

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Bilbo goes to visit one of his Took cousins shortly after he returns from his Adventure. (Written for the October 2014 "Sweet or Savoury" Recipe!Fic Challenge.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Took: Adalgrim, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, Recipe fic, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Whitwell
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 86. 2014 October Challenge: Sweet or Savoury
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2119    |    Read Count: 899
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/30/14    |    Published: 10/30/14
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At Crickhollow by Dreamflower

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Merry and Pippin settle into their new home. (Written in 2005 for Dana).

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Family, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1727    |    Read Count: 956
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/28/14    |    Published: 10/28/14
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A Hobbit Walking Party by Dreamflower

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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")

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Family, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 83. 2014 July Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Summer Breeze
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 221    |    Read Count: 551
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/14    |    Published: 07/16/14
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Conversation in the Sun by Dreamflower

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Faramir tells Frodo a story of a day in his childhood that he spent with Gandalf. (Written for the LOTR June 2014 Challenge, for a bunny from harrowcatliz, and inspired by Kaylee Arafinwiel's story "The Old Took's Faunts".)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, General
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 82. 2014 June Bunny Hutch challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2776    |    Read Count: 731
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/29/14    |    Published: 06/29/14
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The Shire Calendar by Dreamflower

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Tree and Flower Awards, Research, Third Place

A resource for those who wish to make use of the calendar JRRT devised for the Shire, it includes information about the names of the days and months, as well as the calendar as presented in Appendix C, with addtitions. Chapter 2 includes the years in which Shire Elections took place, and also the years in which an Overlithe occurred at Midsummer.

 

Categories: Research
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Research (non-fiction)
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 2136    |    Read Count: 2143
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/30/14    |    Published: 10/17/09
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Feature Eleventy-One Years: Too Short a Time; Book One by Dreamflower

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 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.

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dudo, Hobbit: Bolger: Belba (Baggins), Hobbit: Bolger: Pansy (Baggins), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Gorbadoc (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Menegilda, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Farmer Maggot, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bell (Goodchild), Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lotho, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Otho, Hobbit: Took: Adalgrim, Hobbit: Took: Adamanta (Chubb), Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Hildibrand, Hobbit: Took: Hildigrim, Hobbit: Took: Isembard, Hobbit: Took: Isembold, Hobbit: Took: Isengar, Hobbit: Took: Lalia (Clayhanger), Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Rosa (Baggins), Hobbit: Took: Sigismund, Hobbits: Took: Paladin's older sisters, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Coming of Age, Drama, Epic, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Saga
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 46    |    Word count: 102612    |    Read Count: 38009
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/28/14    |    Published: 06/12/12
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Rained In by Dreamflower

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 During a rainstorm on the journey back from Erebor, Gandalf and Bilbo seek shelter in a cave; Bilbo ponders his companion. (Written for the May 2014 LOTR GFIC Challenge, Character Study.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller, General
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1456    |    Read Count: 1150
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/22/14    |    Published: 05/22/14
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Five Wizards Went Over the Sea by Dreamflower

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The story of the Istari in limerick form. Six Limericks. (Written for the April 2014 Humorous Poetry challenge).

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Alatar/Morinehtar, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Pallando/Rómestámo, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey
Genres: Comedy, Humor, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: 80. 2014 April Poetry Challenge: Laugh!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 179    |    Read Count: 689
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/24/14    |    Published: 04/24/14
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"Hobbit Sock Dolls" by Dreamflower

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Sam, Frodo, Merry and Pippin as dolls. (Art)

Categories: Artwork, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin)
Genres: Artwork: crafts
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 888    |    Read Count: 3661
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/09/14    |    Published: 04/09/14
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"Sam in my garden" by Dreamflower

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Sam gives me a hand in the garden. (Art for the 2014 Back to Middle Month.)

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Artwork: crafts
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 225    |    Read Count: 998
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/28/14    |    Published: 03/28/14
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The Music of the Land by Dreamflower

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Bilbo, Frodo and Sam introduce young Merry to a Hobbiton tradition. (a recipe!fic written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2014).

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2136    |    Read Count: 1287
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/27/14    |    Published: 03/27/14
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Rounded Up in the Woods by Dreamflower

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During the Scouring of the Shire, Merry and Pippin go after the last of the Ruffians. NEW! (Written for LOTR GFIC challenge to write a story with no dialogue.) One-shot; Book-verse. Rated for violence.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 79. 2014 March Challenge: Show Don't Tell
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 824    |    Read Count: 265
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/24/14    |    Published: 03/24/14
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Cast Away by Dreamflower

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Pippin regrets a foolish action, only to learn it's not so foolish after all.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Fangorn Forest
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 75. 2013 November Challenge: Lost and Found
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 200    |    Read Count: 635
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Ever Ever On by Dreamflower

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A hobbit finds himself on another adventure.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Bungo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Original Male Character
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 74. 2013 October Challenge: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1337    |    Read Count: 865
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Feature Ancestress by Dreamflower

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MEFA 2009 Nominee

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.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Original Female Character, Original Male Character, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Romance-het
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 3-Third Age, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 66    |    Word count: 20638    |    Read Count: 73903
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/09/13    |    Published: 07/30/09
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Fangirls by Dreamflower

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In post-Quest Minas Tirith, Gimli runs interference for the hobbits against a new kind of danger. (Written for the great_tales Challenge 209: drabbles about fame; tied for third place.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship, Humor
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 171    |    Read Count: 567
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/06/13
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