Shire Stories

As the title implies, the Shire Stories mostly concern themselves with Hobbits, though the occasional Dwarf, Wizard or Dúnedain will pop up. The character I write about most is Bilbo Baggins. Fandom writing about Hobbits too often trends into treacle territory. My writings tend to be a bit hard edged and unsentimental.

NOTE: I do not write children's stories. I deal with mature topics in all of my works. If you like cutesy and sweet Hobbit stories, don't read mine.

Count of stories in the series: 9

Stories in Series

The Ford

In which Gandalf returns to the Shire after a long absence, and makes the acquaintance of a particular hobbit.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 1 Word count: 1,807 Updated: 05/19/15

The Mistress

The story of how Menegilda Goold became the Mistress of Buckland. A kind of romance. The tale is told entirely from the POV of the women involved. At the moment, there's just an opening chapter, and I'm not sure I'll ever finsih this story, but the events recounted here are referred to by all of my other Shire Stories.

As always, I don't write children's stories. This is intended for an adult audience.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 1 Word count: 10,672 Updated: 12/24/17

As We Dream by the Fire

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...

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 1 Word count: 2,453 Updated: 01/16/19


Lobelia had some reasons to be as angry as she is. It's all so unfair.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 1 Word count: 3,012 Updated: 12/25/18


Ten days in Buckland as Bilbo tries to convince his relatives that Frodo belongs with him. Significant speculation about minor LOTR characters, and gap-filling on Shire culture, society, politics and economics.

NOTE: I do not write children's stories. I deal with mature topics in all of my works. Expect to find direct presentation of sexuality, politics, violence, economics, and other non-trivial topics.

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Chapter 1 Chapter count: 13 Word count: 65,667 Updated: 10/17/17

Writing a Green Sun

Thoughts on writing sexuality in JRRT fanfiction, focus on Hobbits and the Shire. Discussion of how research and speculation about social, historical, cultural and economic aspects of Middle-earth affects the development of stories and characters.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 7 Word count: 12,079 Updated: 03/26/17

On Merry Yule

Two weeks in Buckland as Bilbo and Frodo visit during Yule and attend the Wintermark celebration.

Takes place in late-December, 1389, and early January 1390 SR, during the Yule season. Contains a great deal of speculative information about Shire social structure, politics, and economic activity since Bilbo returned from his adventures.

Bilbo and Frodo are main characters. Brandybuck, Took, Bolger, and Burrows relatives show up, and many original characters (OCs), including Dalin, a Dwarf. Mature themes in almost every chapter, descriptions of sexual activity and violence in several chapters.

Not a cheerful feel-good holiday story in any way.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 23 Word count: 191,972 Updated: 09/03/17


First half of SR 1390, as Bilbo and Frodo investigate strange happenings in the Shire, engage in politics with kin and others, and confront the damage done in Buckland. We get to visit the Free Fair, held over Lithe in Michel Delving, and see everything come to a head.

Lithe is an attempt to place the Shire more clearly within the context of Sauron's return and his growing influence on Middle-earth, as well as continue looking at the the socio-economic shifts affecting hobbit society as they cease being so isolated from the wider world. 

A huge panoply of kin and characters tromp through the tale. Rated mature for subject matter and scenes. If you like light-hearted hobbit stories, this will not be your cup of tea.

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 20 Word count: 262,759 Updated: 01/16/19


Bilbo turns 100, and the past becomes very much the present. Four months of summer edging into autumn, much of which is spent walking about Southfarthing, visiting kin and looking for signs of the Parting. The legacy of Buckland has deep roots and bears poisoned fruit.

Century is Bilbo looking back at his long life and wondering how it has brought him to where he is.

Mature topics, language and scenes throughout the story. 

Chapter 1 Chapter count: 2 Word count: 29,271 Updated: 02/26/19