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We are the home of 225 authors from among our 2688 members. There have been 49250 reviews written about our 2023 stories consisting of 9434 chapters and 20798198 words. A special welcome to our newest member, mcpeletier_1965.

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Caryl Events

April Writers Chat: Thursday, April 6th, 10PM Eastern time (click on the Time Zone Converter above to check your local time.) TOPIC: Writer's Block.


Other Community Events (not connected with Nine Lives):

The Caryl Daily's 3rd annual Caryl Fanfic Awards - nominations being accepted through April 7th. Go here for full information!

Snake by Axelrocks M
Daryl and Carol in ceramics class and Carol needs a little help with her project...
Barriers Within by ICanStopAnyTime M
With the Saviors destroyed, life is becoming settled, or so Daryl and Carol...
It's Five O'clock Somewhere by krissyg927 E
A/N: So I got to thinking, and that’s always trouble. I always write Carol...
Bad Seed Rising by foreverlovingdaryldixon E
What happens when who you're expected to be and who you want to be are two completely...
Threshold by ramblinrose M
Caryl, AU. In life there are always changes. Some of them are good, others are...
My Lil' Asskicker by LeeLeeWoflpack M
With everything this life had thrown at him, he never thought anything would...
Off Limits by krissyg927 G
This is a joint work with my ff bff Magenta's Nightmare.We actually finished...
Sometimes Love Isn't Enough by krissyg927 M
This is an older story that I have fixed up a little :)
The Odd Couple by silversundown E
When Daryl walked through the gates of Alexandria he didn't expect to get an...
Accidents Happen by ramblinrose E-RPF
McReedus story.   When an accident on set happens, it sends Norman on...
Hell on Earth by Ravenheart E
Norman finds himself in a world of walkers. Still based on the prompt by shanik...
the storm by lilabut E
When a pregnant woman moves in next door, the last thing Daryl expects is for...
Queen Bitch and The Archer by foreverlovingdaryldixon E
So I felt it was time to create a new prompt collection since there's over 100...
Across the Universe(s) by Shae M
The obligatory collection of Caryl drabbles.    Multiple ratings...
Region Thirty Three by ramblinrose E
Caryl AU. The government is working to round up the wilds that won't assimilate...
we conquer, we fall by lilabut M
A collection of (mostly) unrelated drabbles.   Latest addition: On the...
A Demon's Fate by Ravenheart E
What if Daryl was a demon?   Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters...
Green Acres by ICanStopAnyTime M
New friends sometimes lead you back to old ones. 
The Lonely by Amanda Hawthorn E
Everything else from that moment blurred and the conversation disappeared into...
Luminescence by CeeCeeSings M
A Caryl fic inspired by and starting just before the events of 7x10. I write...
Possibility by Marie1063 M
The group is back together and have coordinated with the other colonies to...
winding roads, blinding lights by lilabut E
On the worst day of his life, Daryl meets a girl in the woods.
Make Love For The Camera by Trogdor19 M-RPF
"There is something really weird about watching your husband in bed with another...
Cupid's Arrow by LeeLeeWoflpack M
He wanted to kill him. He wanted to lynch him up with the wire from his baseball...
Act Nice and Gentle by krissyg927 M
This is one of my older stories run through  great grammar program. It's...
Solitude by Amanda Hawthorn T
Most days she could squash the ache that was always present inside her…...
Random Story
The Gasoline (to your lit match) by The Readers Muse M
After all, when had living ever really been easy?
tuggysmom 03/26/17 03:45 pm
So happy to see 2 of my favs on here,no reason to check out any other site now! #winning xoxo
MagentasNightmare 03/26/17 03:22 pm
Thanks so much:) I hope I can share some writing here and do some reading too! Xo
CharlotteAshmore 03/26/17 03:02 pm
sooo glad to see you on here, magenta!!! :D
tuggysmom 03/26/17 12:49 pm
I'm just glad it's on here,love it so much!
ICanStopAnyTime 03/26/17 07:52 am
Hah, tuggysmom, I didn't even see your request until today, after I already started putting Playing House on here (now Barriers Within). Too funny on the timing!
MagentasNightmare 03/26/17 07:07 am
Didn't know we weren't supposed to announce fics, won't do it again. sorry
MagentasNightmare 03/26/17 05:46 am
Ugh! I got woken up so early and I can't sleep again:( my new one is Bossy Daryl;) but I'll try for a oneshot too. Love you, Bestie!!! Xo
krissyg927 03/26/17 05:31 am
Hey Bestie. Welcome <3. I'm with tuggysmom more Bossy Daryl.
MagentasNightmare 03/26/17 05:03 am
His name was Mark:) (you have a great memory! I actually forgot)
The story is called 'Give Chase', it's one of mine:)

CharlotteAshmore 03/26/17 01:37 am
Amwaaker wasn't her husband's name Mark in that fic? i remember it but i cant remember who wrote it. that was a good one!
MagentasNightmare 03/25/17 10:52 pm
Boost? Ugh! Bossy! I mean Bossy! Lol
MagentasNightmare 03/25/17 10:51 pm
Lol:) hey! I was wondering how explicit we were allowed to get here. Would Boost Daryl get me into trouble?
tuggysmom 03/25/17 10:49 pm
Yeah! So happy your on here! Some more bossy daryl please and thank you!
MagentasNightmare 03/25/17 10:21 pm
Thanks:) happy to be here!
annie 03/25/17 10:17 pm
Yay! Welcome :-)
MagentasNightmare 03/25/17 09:43 pm
Hello:) New here
tuggysmom 03/25/17 09:19 pm
Yes!!! A must read I promise! My favorite story of all time! Thank you!
YokaiShinari 03/25/17 05:46 pm
You ot whatchu wanted, Karen! the fic is now in 'most recent' under title Barrers Within. Yay!
tuggysmom 03/24/17 08:37 pm
Icanstopanytime please put playing house on here,the best caryl Stoty
tuggysmom 03/24/17 08:35 pm
Why isn't magenta nightmare on here? Another really good caryl author
Amwaaker 03/24/17 07:53 am
Thisoldlady, actually looking again, it might be. Tbanks!
Amwaaker 03/24/17 07:40 am
Hi thisoldlady. Thanks for looking, but unfortunately not it.
thisoldlady 03/24/17 12:58 am
Hello Amwaaker, it might be Give Chase by MagentasNightmare. On Ao3
Amwaaker 03/23/17 09:17 pm
Help please! Trying to find a caryl fic where ed takes Sophie and Daryl and michonne are the cops trying to find her. Kidnapping happens while Daryl and Carol hook up after meeting at a bar.
subversivegrrl 03/23/17 07:57 am
I was looking at that, too. I think today's the last day for the sale!

April Writers' Chat: WRITER'S BLOCK

You know that feeling. The one where you want to write all the things, and you can’t get any of the words out of your brain? Or perhaps, you have the ability and words, and can’t come up with a story? Maybe you are halfway through a story already, and you’re just stuck?


We can help!

Join us for our Monthly Writer's’ Chat on Thursday, April 6th, at 10:00 pm EST, where we will focus on the nemesis of every writerWRITER’S BLOCK. We will discuss how to clear the imaginative and creative pipes, and get your story flowing!

--alannastara on March 26, 2017 5:24pm 0 Comments
Calling All Coders!

Greetings and saluations, Nine Lives-ers! Hope this post finds everyone happy and well in Carylland. 

As we continue to grow, we find ourselves in need of another tech person to assist meeshie and FM with repairs, rebuilding and expansion for Nine Lives. We need someone who is very familiar with MySQL and PHP coding, with enough patience to deal with an archive whose base code was written sometime in the stone age and is held together with virtual duct tape. 

Interested applicants should email with the following information:

  • Nine Lives Username
  • Real Name (first only)
  • Valid email address
  • Previous experience with PHP/MySQL coding
  • Regular availability (weekly/monthly basis)

All applications need to be in by 12pm PST (high noon) on Sunday, March 26. If you have any questions, just drop a PM to me, Fairies Masquerade.

Thank you and, as always, Caryl on!


--Fairies Masquerade on March 19, 2017 5:44pm 0 Comments
Master List - International Fanworks Day 2017

Nine Lives Tumblr Art Show - International Fanworks Day 2017

46 artists. 64 individual works. Original art, edits, manipulations, and videos. The breadth and depth of the talent in our little corner of the Walking Dead fandom is ASTONISHING. 

The works represent a wide range of styles, and were chosen by Nine Lives admins and staff. Included are works by each member of our new graphics team!

Many of these artists are members on Nine Lives - some use a different username here than on Tumblr, and unfortunately there wasn't enough time for us to match up the art with the appropriate NL username on the Master List. Please know that we are eternally grateful for your artistic celebration of our ship!

With such a lengthy list, we've put the links into a separate document, linked at the top of this post. Or, you can go to the Nine Lives Tumblr and see the whole array as they are posted! (Roughly at a rate of two per hour. Also, due to Tumblr queue limits, the "show" will spill over into tomorrow.) 

[Try to filter out just the IFD art show posts.]

--subversivegrrl, ikkleosu, fairiesmasquerade on February 15, 2017 8:56am 0 Comments