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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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Stories by Dreamflower

Baking Day at Brandy Hall by Dreamflower

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Disappointed when a promised outing is cancelled, Frodo and Merry are treated to a morning of baking.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2157    |    Read Count: 835
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/06/13
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The Tart Taste of Summer by Dreamflower

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When Bilbo passes through Rivendell after leaving the Shire for the last time, he brings Elrond an unusual gift. ( A five drabble set, written for the September 2013 Challenge)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship, Recipe fic
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 802    |    Read Count: 1115
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/06/13
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The Classic Lord of the Rings Gapfiller: How to Keep Folks Reading When They Know How the Story Turns Out by Dreamflower

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Learn the techniques of classic fanfic authors in creating suspenseful gapfillers. (Written for the 2013 Nonfiction challenge.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, Essay--Writing, Tutorial
Characters: None
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 72. 2013 August Challenge: Non-Fiction
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1490    |    Read Count: 1781
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/16/13    |    Published: 08/16/13
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In the Court of the High King by Dreamflower

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Favorite Work-in-ProgressFredegar Bolger and the delegation of hobbits from the Shire have arrived in Minas Tirith. For the next few months, they will work to strengthen the ties between the Shire and the realms of Men...(a sequel to "A New Reckoning" and "The Road to Edoras")

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Ioreth, Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Burrows: Mosco, Hobbit: Cotton: Wilcome "Jolly", Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character study, Drama, Friendship, Gapfiller, General, Novel
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 20    |    Word count: 45177    |    Read Count: 23069
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/07/13    |    Published: 07/03/10
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Joy Like Swords by Dreamflower

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A moment Merry will keep in his memory forever. NEW! (Written for the Juloy 2013 Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Time in a Bottle) One-shot FLF, written to be exactly 261 words.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Character study, Drama, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 71. 2013 July Challenge: Fixed-Length Ficlets "Time in a Bottle"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 265    |    Read Count: 690
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/13    |    Published: 07/16/13
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Old Friends and New by Dreamflower

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"Old Friends and New"...Bag End is in for a jolly time when some of Bilbo's old friends come for a visit. (Written for the 2013 A Hobbit's Tale Prompt Fest, beta by Shirebound.)An AU meld of movie-verse for TH:AUJ and book-verse for The Hobbit;
happy AU for Bo5A, as requested.

Categories: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Dwarf: Fili, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Dwarf: Kili, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Alternate Universe, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Humor
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5519    |    Read Count: 761
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/13    |    Published: 07/16/13
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A Birthday on the Blessed Isle by Dreamflower

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Bilbo and Frodo celebrate one of their birthdays in the West. NEW! Written for the occasion of my 61st birthday, as a birthday mathom to all of my friends! One-shot, book-verse, fluff.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Family, Fluff, Friendship
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3571    |    Read Count: 797
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/04/13    |    Published: 07/04/13
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Fathers by Choice by Dreamflower

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Elrond and Bilbo worry about the sons of their hearts. A double drabble (200 words)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Angst, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 263    |    Read Count: 907
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/16/13    |    Published: 06/16/13
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A Father's Fears by Dreamflower

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A six drabble set on what it was like to be the father of Peregrin Took. (600 words)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Family, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 611    |    Read Count: 840
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/16/13    |    Published: 06/16/13
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The Least of Rings by Dreamflower

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Bilbo picked up a very interesting trinket on his journey with the Dwarves…and it's not what you think.A series of thirteen 500 word vignettes; twelve parts and an epilogue.(Written for the May 2013 LOTR GFIC Community AU challenge, "All things are possible.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The History of The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Dwarf: Balin, Elf: Glorfindel, Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin, Other: Nazgûl/Black Riders/Ringwraiths, Other: Radagast the Brown/Aiwendil, Other: Saruman/Cúrunir/Sharkey, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord, Other: Witch King of Angmar
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 3. violence
Series: 69. 2013 May Challenge: "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
Chapters: 15    |    Word count: 8136    |    Read Count: 7274
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/13/13    |    Published: 05/30/13
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Not All Who Wander Are Lost: The Grey Pilgrim by Dreamflower

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A sonnet about Gandalf

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 68. 2013 April Challenge: Poetry
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 119    |    Read Count: 540
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/18/13    |    Published: 04/18/13
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Fellowship Clerihews by Dreamflower

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A collection of nine short humorous verses about the members of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 68. 2013 April Challenge: Poetry
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 210    |    Read Count: 534
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/18/13    |    Published: 04/18/13
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It's Not Easy Being Green by Dreamflower

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It's NOT a troll...

Categories: Challenge Stories, Crossovers
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 64. 2013 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6576    |    Read Count: 671
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/18/13    |    Published: 03/18/13
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Their Other Loves by Dreamflower

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The Shire may hold first place, but there's room for more in a hobbit's heart...(Written in February 2013 for the Great Tales Challenge 202)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Vignette
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, Rohan: Westfold
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 217    |    Read Count: 709
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/21/13    |    Published: 02/21/13
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Fatal Attraction by Dreamflower

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Sméagol fell in love; Déagol was in the way…

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Déagol, Hobbit: Gollum/Sméagol
Genres: Angst, Character study, Horror, Vignette
Places: None
Times: 1-First Age: middle
Warnings: 3. violence, 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 413    |    Read Count: 113
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/20/13    |    Published: 02/20/13
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The Clayhanger-Took Nuptials by Dreamflower

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Sometimes two people are not quite in love the same way. (Written for the February 2013 LOTR GFIC challenge, "The Dark Side of Love")

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Fortinbras II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Lalia (Clayhanger)
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series, Family
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 65. 2013 February Challenge: The Dark Side of Love
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 303    |    Read Count: 725
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/17/13    |    Published: 02/17/13
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One Great Leap by Dreamflower

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A seemingly small event alters the Music of the Spheres...

Categories: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit
Characters: As a Group: The Valar, As a Group: Ainur, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Vala: Nienna, Vala: Yavanna
Genres: Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: The Misty Mountains, Undying Lands
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 444    |    Read Count: 829
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/29/13    |    Published: 01/29/13
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Yestarë in Dol Amroth by Dreamflower

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During a visit to Dol Amroth after their retirement to Gondor, Amrothos describes one of his favorite memories to Merry and Pippin...(written for Linaewen, for the 2012 Yule Fic Exchange)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Amrothos of Dol Amroth, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: Gondor: Dol Amroth
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2441    |    Read Count: 1079
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/13    |    Published: 01/02/13
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The Old Forest Incident by Dreamflower

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Frodo arrives in Buckland to find his younger cousin has gone adventuring in the Old Forest. His attempt to rescue Merry goes awry, and he ends up injured; how in the world will they get home? Who will help them? 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Alternate Universe, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Old Forest, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 63. 2012 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 7045    |    Read Count: 1114
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/02/13    |    Published: 01/02/13
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The Darkest Night by Dreamflower

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It's the Year of the Troubles, and the Year is Turning but the Troubles aren't over yet. Pippin's sister Pimpernel ponders what the New Year might bring. Will her brother ever come home?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Took: Pimpernel, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1394    |    Read Count: 705
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/16/12    |    Published: 12/16/12
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Winnowing Time by Dreamflower

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It harvest time in SR 1420, and Sam muses on his bride...just a little vignette.

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 60. 2012 October Challenge: Harvest
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 726    |    Read Count: 892
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/08/12    |    Published: 10/23/12
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Feature The Prisoner and the Hobbit by pandemonium_213, Dreamflower

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2012 Tree & Flower Award: 2nd place, W.I.P.

A prisoner in the Halls of Mandos, although grateful to be alive, nonetheless finds his days to be monotonous, that is, until a most unusual person, and one whose life was affected greatly by the prisoner's masterwork, accepts an offer to begin a correspondence.        

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, History of Middle-earth
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Character study, Drama, Humor
Places: Undying Lands: Aman, Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 1. use of profane or obscene language, 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 62174    |    Read Count: 4820
Completed: No    |    Updated: 09/20/12    |    Published: 08/28/11
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Kindly Little Soul by Dreamflower

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Pippin tries to work out when a compliment is not a compliment. (Written for the September 2012 "Seventy-five" challenge.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 59. 2012 September Challenge: Seventy-five!!
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1461    |    Read Count: 1176
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/17/12    |    Published: 09/17/12
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Feature The Evenstar and the Ringbearer: The Intertwining Destinies of Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins by Dreamflower

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The fates of Arwen Undómiel and Frodo Baggins were dependent upon one another...

Categories: Challenge Stories, Essay--Canon, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 58. 2012 August Challenge: Non-fiction
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1975    |    Read Count: 3009
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/16/12    |    Published: 08/16/12
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"Sunset in Hollin" by Dreamflower

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Art: Decoupage of the Fellowship (Created for the July 2012 Art Challenge)

Categories: Artwork, Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Artwork: mixed media
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 57. Art Challenge 4: July 2012: Miniature
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 83    |    Read Count: 1252
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 08/02/12
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