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Real name: Barbara Rich
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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

The Hands of the King Are Still the Hands of a Healer by Dreamflower

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The King is sometimes the personal physician to two elderly retired hobbits who reside in the Citadel. (An old-fashioned mild hurt/comfort featuring Merry and Pippin).

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Places: Gondor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 March Challenge: Spring Fever
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1484    |    Read Count: 276
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/22/17    |    Published: 04/22/17
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Ode to the Shire: Arising from quiet fields... by Dreamflower

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A poem in praise of the Shire, for bringing forth heroes meek yet mighty.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 273    |    Read Count: 148
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/17/17    |    Published: 04/17/17
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Testaments of the Past by Dreamflower, Gryffinjack

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A few years after Frodo leaves the Grey Havens, Sam, Merry and Pippin investigate a mysterious box he left behind. This story was co-authored by Gryffinjack, and will include illustrations created by both of us. Epilogue now added!

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain)
Genres: Angst, Artwork: crafts, Artwork: drawing, Character study, Drama, Family, Frame story (tale-within-a-tale), Friendship
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 9    |    Word count: 41777    |    Read Count: 4606
Completed: No    |    Updated: 04/15/17    |    Published: 07/08/13
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On the Job Learning by Dreamflower

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Merry's new nursemaid must learn that her job is more than just taking care of the baby. Sometimes it's letting someone else do that job. (A young!Frodo and wee!Merry fic written for the January 2017 Potluck Challenge.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3341    |    Read Count: 234
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/24/17    |    Published: 01/24/17
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On the Job Learning by Dreamflower

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Merry's new nursemaid must learn that her job is more than just taking care of the baby. Sometimes it's letting someone else do that job. (A young!Frodo and wee!Merry fic written for the January 2017 Potluck Challenge.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master)
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Short story
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 2017 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3287    |    Read Count: 240
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/24/17    |    Published: 01/24/17
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A New Year's Game of the Shire by Dreamflower

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This year's Shire Yule carol is a little different: it includes a game popular in the Shire on New Year's Day.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits
Genres: Fluff, Poetry
Places: The Shire
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 324    |    Read Count: 246
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/06/17    |    Published: 01/06/17
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Behold! by Dreamflower

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Bilbo and Frodo have their first Yule on Tol Eressëa. (Written for the 2016 yuletide4frodo challenge.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Fluff, Friendship, General
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 294    |    Read Count: 232
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/06/17    |    Published: 01/06/17
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The Last Homely House Welcomes Mr. Baggins by Dreamflower

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As Bilbo journeys to Erebor, the residents of Rivendell make plans for his return stay. (Written for Shirebound for the 2016 Yule Fic Exchange for the LotR Gen Community.)

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, General
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 December Challenge: Yule Fic Exchange
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 5950    |    Read Count: 278
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 01/05/17    |    Published: 01/05/17
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Pass It On by Dreamflower

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The Gamgee family knows how to appreciate one another.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Merry, Hobbit: Gamgee: Pippin, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Gardner: Frodo Gamgee
Genres: Family, General
Places: The Shire
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 2016 November Challenge: Gratitude
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 190    |    Read Count: 250
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/03/16    |    Published: 12/03/16
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Neekerbreekers by Dreamflower

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Short cuts make for large discomfort; a sleepless night on the way from Bree to Rivendell. Five drabbles, interspersed with a refrain.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 507    |    Read Count: 439
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/16    |    Published: 07/11/16
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Holewarming Gift by Dreamflower

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"Holewarming Gift" Lobelia and Lotho discover a present Pippin left behind for them when Frodo departed for Buckland. (Written for the June 2016 LOTR GenFic "June Bug" challenge). Book-verse. One shot.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lobelia, Hobbit: Sackville-Baggins: Lotho
Genres: Gapfiller, Humor
Places: The Shire: Bag End, The Shire: Hobbiton
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1626    |    Read Count: 360
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/11/16    |    Published: 07/11/16
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Why I Believe The Last Goodbye is the Perfect Last Song by Dreamflower

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An analysis of why the song works so well as a finale to Peter Jackson's series of movies set in Middle-earth.

Categories: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit
Characters: None
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: Erebor
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 96. 2015 August Challenge: Non-fiction
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1942    |    Read Count: 954
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/31/15    |    Published: 08/31/15
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Eucatastrophe: The Return by Dreamflower

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[Two missing chapters have been added: Chapter 2 and Chapter 5, and the final three chapters posted.] A newly revised version of the story written for Marigold's Challenges in 2007. In this AU, Frodo has returned from the West and embarks on a new and less perilous adventure. (Some new material is included in the Prologue.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship, As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), As a Group: Ruffians, Dwarf: Gimli son of Glóin, Elf: Gildor Inglorion, Elf: Glorfindel, Elf: Legolas Thranduilion, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Hobbit: Bolger: Fredegar "Fatty", Hobbit: Bolger: Odovacar, Hobbit: Bolger: Rosamunda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Esmeralda (Took), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Estella (Bolger), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Other Canon Hobbit, Hobbit: Took: Paladin II (Thain), Hobbit: Took: Pearl, Hobbit: Took: Pippin (Thain), Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Artwork: calligraphy, Family, Friendship
Places: Bree, Rivendell/Imladris, The Grey Havens/Mithlond, The Shire, The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: 2. mild violence
Series: None
Chapters: 17    |    Word count: 41392    |    Read Count: 7901
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/01/15    |    Published: 07/22/12
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"Polymer Clay Bag End Projects" by Dreamflower

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Three different projects in polymer clay featuring Bag End.

Categories: Artwork, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Artwork: crafts
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 223    |    Read Count: 1918
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/25/15    |    Published: 07/25/15
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What He Could Recall by Dreamflower

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Three times Frodo arrived someplace new, and then departed.(Written for the 2015 July LOTR Community Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Character study, Fixed-length Ficlet (other than drabble), Friendship
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, Mordor, The Grey Havens/Mithlond
Times: None
Warnings: None
Series: 95. 2015 July Challenge: Arrivals and Departures
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 338    |    Read Count: 483
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/19/15    |    Published: 07/19/15
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The Trouble with Chestnuts by Dreamflower, Larner, Linda Hoyland, Raksha The Demon, Shirebound, Linaewen, periantari

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On the Fellowship's trek through Hollin, a chance to forage turns into a potentially deadly encounter.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: Eregion/Hollin
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2632    |    Read Count: 800
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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Dream Feast by Dreamflower, Larner, KathyG

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 What happened to Bombur after his fall into the Enchanted River?

Categories: The Hobbit
Characters: Dwarf: Bofur
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Mirkwood/Eryn Lasgalen/Greenwood the Great
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1492    |    Read Count: 504
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 07/16/15    |    Published: 07/16/15
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The Arrival by Dreamflower

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Bilbo and Frodo arrive on the Blessed Isle, and are warmly greeted by Lady Celebrian. (Written for Nilmandra for her birthday. Happy Birthday!)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Family, Friendship
Places: Undying Lands: Tol Eressëa
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1547    |    Read Count: 513
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/26/15    |    Published: 06/26/15
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Great Souls by Dreamflower

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Aragorn learns a bit of wisdom from Gandalf when he first meets him that he often has occasion to remember. Five vignettes.    (Written for the June 2015 "Wisdom" Challenge.)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Other: Gandalf/Mithrandir/Ólorin
Genres: Friendship, Gapfiller, Vignette
Places: Eriador
Times: 3-Third Age: late, 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring , 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2795    |    Read Count: 557
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 06/26/15    |    Published: 06/26/15
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The Invasion by Dreamflower

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Wounded and in peril of his life, a Ranger of the North carries a dire warning to the Shire: invasion!

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: Hobbits, As a Group: Orcs, Hobbit: Took: Bandobras (Bullroarer), Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Genres: Action/Adventure, Gapfiller, Hurt/Comfort
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: middle
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6    |    Word count: 13413    |    Read Count: 1883
Completed: No    |    Updated: 06/09/15    |    Published: 06/03/15
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A New Hope by Dreamflower, Dana

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Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin meet a mysterious hobbit girl in the Old Forest, who rescues them from Old Man Willow. Who is she? (A parody co-written by Dreamflower and Dana as an April Fool's joke in 2008.)

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: As a Group: The Travellers (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin), Original Female Character, Other: Goldberry, Other: Old Man Willow, Other: Tom Bombadil
Genres: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Humor, Parody
Places: The Old Forest
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 4496    |    Read Count: 968
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 04/01/15    |    Published: 04/01/15
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Frodo's A-maize-ing Garden by Dreamflower

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The Gaffer is not amused when Bilbo and Frodo want to grow a "furrin" food from Buckland. (Written for B2MeM 2015).

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast "the Gaffer", Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Fluff, Friendship, Humor
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 91. 2015 March Challenge: Back to Middle-earth Month
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1120    |    Read Count: 647
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/11/15    |    Published: 03/11/15
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Deep in the Forest by Dreamflower

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What did Sam's cousin Hal see "walking seven yards to the stride, if it was an inch"?

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: None
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series
Places: The Shire
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 100    |    Read Count: 676
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/15    |    Published: 03/06/15
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Fathers of the Heart by Dreamflower

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When Frodo returns to Rivendell after the Quest, he has a conversation with Elrond.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo
Genres: Family, Friendship, Gapfiller
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: Post-War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1061    |    Read Count: 847
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/15    |    Published: 03/06/15
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The Master and the Gardener's Apprentice by Dreamflower

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Saradoc Brandybuck has an interesting conversation with young Samwise.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo, Hobbit: Baggins: Frodo, Hobbit: Brandybuck: Merry (Master), Hobbit: Brandybuck: Saradoc, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise
Genres: None
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 1571    |    Read Count: 780
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 03/06/15    |    Published: 03/06/15
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