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

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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

"Smaug" by Dreamflower

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Art: Polymer clay miniature sculpture of "Smaug" (Created for the July 2012 Art Challenge: Miniature)

Categories: Artwork, The Hobbit
Characters: Other: Smaug the Dragon
Genres: Artwork: sculpture
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 57. Art Challenge 4: July 2012: Miniature
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 95    |    Read Count: 1368
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 08/02/12
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Standing Stones by Dreamflower

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Bilbo and young Frodo come across an astonishing sight while camping in the Northfarthing.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Coming of Age, Family, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 999    |    Read Count: 1192
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/02/12    |    Published: 08/02/12
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In the Cove by Dreamflower

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Young Frodo has an important task: teaching his little cousin Merry to swim. (Written for the 2012 July FLF Lazy Summer Challenge)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings, Challenge Stories
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Fluff, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 56. 2012 July Challenge: Lazy Summer Fixed-Length-Ficlets
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 303    |    Read Count: 682
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/12    |    Published: 07/16/12
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Ten Years After There and Back Again by Dreamflower

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Almost all of Bilbo's guests at his sixtieth birthday party have gone, but one good friend remains to talk...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Dora, Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Took: Adalgrim, Hobbit: Took: Sigismund
Genres: Character study, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1471    |    Read Count: 1428
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/02/12    |    Published: 07/02/12
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Raised from the Tide by Dreamflower

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It is a sorrowful day in Buckland; the River has claimed two victims...(rated for mention of character death) Written for the LOTR GFIC Community's "Longest Day" Challenge.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Menegilda, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Original Female Character
Genres: Angst, Childhood, Drama, Family, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 55. 2012 June Challenge "The Longest Day"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1110    |    Read Count: 1205
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/18/12    |    Published: 06/18/12
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"Eagle Interventions" by Dreamflower

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Art: Five times Eagles intervened in the Third Age; fabric applique. (Made for the May 2012 Art Challenge: sky)

Categories: Artwork, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: crafts, Artwork: mixed media
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: 54. Art Challenge 3: 2012 May: Sky
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 243    |    Read Count: 1013
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/14/12    |    Published: 06/14/12
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Feature On the Road From Isengard by Dreamflower

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Rating: G 
Theme: Bunny hutch 
Elements: 32. Third Age: We know that Gimli was overjoyed to see Merry and Pippin at Isengard, but what about Legolas? What was he thinking? (Shirebound) 
Summary: Legolas considers his reaction to finding Merry and Pippin at Isengard.
Word Count: 774

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion
Genres: Character study
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 53. 2012 May Challenge "Bunny Hutch"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 749    |    Read Count: 1032
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/08/12    |    Published: 06/08/12
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Feature House of Mirth by Dreamflower

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 Fond memories of Crickhollow…

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: None
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 47. 2012 January Challenge: "Pot Luck"
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1013    |    Read Count: 1273
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/05/12    |    Published: 06/05/12
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A Horse is a Horse of Course by Dreamflower

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Boromir recalls part of his journey north to Imladris to Merry and Pippin as they float down the Anduin.
`I have myself been at whiles in Rohan, but I have never crossed it northwards. When I was sent out as a messenger, I passed through the Gap by the skirts of the White Mountains, and crossed the Isen and the Greyflood into Northerland. A long and wearisome journey. Four hundred leagues I reckoned it, and it took me many months; for I lost my horse at Tharbad, at the fording of the Greyflood. After that journey, and the road I have trodden with this Company, I do not much doubt that I shall find a way through Rohan, and Fangorn too, if need be.' (FotR, Book II, Chapter VIII "Farewell to Lórien") . My thanks to Shirebound for finding this quote for me!

Categories: Challenge Stories
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: None
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 46. 2011 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1772    |    Read Count: 633
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 05/20/12    |    Published: 05/20/12
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"Crickhollow at Twilight" by Dreamflower

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2012 Tree & Flower Awards; 2nd place traditional art

Art. I've always loved the idea of Crickhollow, so this seemed the perfect chance to attempt a picture of it.

Categories: Artwork, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: painting
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 48. Art Challenge 1: 2012 January, First Challenge
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1    |    Read Count: 3389
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/04/12    |    Published: 02/04/12
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But Seas Between Us Broad Have Roared… by Dreamflower

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During Merry's last Yule in the Shire, he finds himself often lost in memories of Yules past.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall, The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring, 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 46. 2011 Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4040    |    Read Count: 1061
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/01/12    |    Published: 01/01/12
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Belladonna's Gift by Dreamflower

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Belladonna contemplates a gift for Bilbo. (PG for canonical character death)

Categories: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Belladonna (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Angst, Family, Gapfiller
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: 8. character death
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 943    |    Read Count: 3810
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 11/21/11    |    Published: 11/21/11
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Reach for the Stars by Dreamflower

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A familiar story in an unfamiliar time and place...(Written for the October 2011 GFIC Challenge and continued in subsequent challenges.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 44. 2011 October Challenge: Outside The Box
Chapters: 7    |    Word count: 2947    |    Read Count: 4045
Completed: No    |    Updated: 11/17/11    |    Published: 10/19/11
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Trickles of Fear by Dreamflower

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A set of dribbles about some of the scarier moments of the Quest (written for Spooky Arda in 2009)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Anthology, Gapfiller, Horror, Poetry
Places: None
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: 6. adult themes
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 548    |    Read Count: 3055
Completed: No    |    Updated: 10/31/11    |    Published: 10/31/11
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Whisper of Hope by Dreamflower

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 In which Merry is in a bad mood and Éowyn and Faramir try to cheer him…  

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Rohirrim: Éowyn
Genres: Angst, Character study, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1771    |    Read Count: 1065
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/08/11    |    Published: 10/08/11
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Stop and Smell the Roses by Dreamflower

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Rose and Elanor share a mother-daughter moment in the kitchen at Bag End. (A recipe!fic)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton)
Genres: Family, Fluff, Vignette
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 509    |    Read Count: 987
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/08/11    |    Published: 10/08/11
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A Moveable Feast by Dreamflower

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 Frodo experiences one of Tuckborough's quainter customs for the first time. (Written for the LOTR GFIC "Hit the Books" challenge)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Boffin: Folco, Hobbit: Bolger: Odovacar, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Eglantine (Banks), Hobbit: Took: Ferdinand, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pervinca, Hobbit: Took: Pimpernel, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, General
Places: The Shire: Tookland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 43. 2011 September Challenge: Hit The Books
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 6020    |    Read Count: 927
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/23/11    |    Published: 09/23/11
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A Form of 'Thanksgiving' by Dreamflower

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Bilbo helps little Frodo with one of a hobbit-child's most important traditions...

Categories: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Baggins: Drogo
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2633    |    Read Count: 917
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/22/11    |    Published: 09/22/11
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The Knight Has Been Unruly by Dreamflower

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Pippin persuades Gandalf to tell him a story of Bilbo's youth...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Rorimac, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Adalgrim, Hobbit: Took: Gerontius (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Sigismund, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Childhood, Comedy, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship, Humor
Places: The Shire: Great Smials
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2451    |    Read Count: 1000
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/01/11    |    Published: 09/01/11
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Waiting for Bilbo by Dreamflower

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Frodo is very eager for Bilbo to arrive at Brandy Hall for Yule; and Merry's glad to help wait...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2064    |    Read Count: 1103
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/31/11    |    Published: 08/31/11
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A Purpose in Life by Dreamflower

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Nibs Cotton wonders what his future will bring when an unexpected visitor comes to call at the Cotton farm.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Cotton: Carl "Nibs", Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Coming of Age, Friendship
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1198    |    Read Count: 1237
Completed: No    |    Updated: 08/31/11    |    Published: 08/31/11
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Gandalf Observes Boromir by Dreamflower

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2012 Tree & Flower awards; Drabble, HM

Gandalf watched Boromir watch hobbits. (A drabble)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Character study, Drabble or Drabble series
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 103    |    Read Count: 786
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/31/11    |    Published: 08/31/11
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Morning at Bucklebury Ferry by Dreamflower

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Two young cousins and a not-so-quiet morning of fishing...

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merimac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Character study, Childhood, Family, Fluff
Places: The Shire: Buckland
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 959    |    Read Count: 949
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/26/11    |    Published: 08/26/11
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Muffled Conversation by Dreamflower

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...in which Frodo remembers what was lost, and cherishes what was saved

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Baggins: Primula (Took), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor, The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1331    |    Read Count: 1058
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/26/11    |    Published: 08/26/11
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The Morning After the Night Before by Dreamflower

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A nice morning in the garden at Bag End... 

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Boffin: Folco, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty"
Genres: Fluff, Friendship, Humor
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 583    |    Read Count: 1235
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/26/11    |    Published: 08/26/11
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