As We Dream by The Fire

As We Dream by the Fire

POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo spends a Yuletide evening in the Great Smials with his Uncle Isengar and his cousins Drogo Baggins and Ferumbras Took. Little did he know…


Here’s a little one chapter story as a combination Christmas/New Year’s present for my faithful readers (assuming I have any left after the long hiatus!) to let you know I’m almost ready to start posting another story.

So what have I been doing this last year? I wrote a new story (Harvest), revised another (Century, which I’ll start posting in January), and have been outlining the plot of another (The Mistress), while making notes on yet other tales. I also had a huge shift in my job and may have another this coming year, so all my plans may go up in smoke depending on what happens with that.



Ch. 20 – Temptation


POV – Bilbo

In which Bilbo wrestles with the fallout of his actions in Yule and considers how to stave off temptation.


This marks the end of Lithe. I will be taking a break from posting for a month as I deal with some large and exciting (but exhausting) changes at work.

When I’m back, I’ll probably have a few short stories and some supporting materials to post, then we’ll be on to the next story, Century.

Thank you for reading.


Ch. 17 – Sting


POV – Bilbo

In which madmen meet, luck is debated, confidences are shared, and Bilbo returns to old tunnels to ponder new possibilities.


A certain piece of magical jewelry is working overtime to find the chink in Bilbo’s armor. It’s almost right.

Continue reading Ch. 17 – Sting

Ch. 16 – Solstice


POV – Bilbo & Frodo

In which deals are double, trouble is stirred, forgiveness is granted, the east is evaluated, farthings are offered, a chastisement is delivered, and assignation is set, and Frodo starts to tell a new story.


He’s not that little boy anymore.

Continue reading Ch. 16 – Solstice