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We are the home of 242 authors from among our 2823 members. There have been 53220 reviews written about our 2126 stories consisting of 10445 chapters and 23215252 words. A special welcome to our newest member, AtlantaLovers.

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Caryl Events

August Writers Chat: AU Addicts Club - Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 pm Eastern Time (click on the time zone converter for your local time.) 


Swallow the Wave by strychnine M
Daryl works at a paintball facility. Carol is a mouse. Neither of these things...
Where the Light Enters by ICanStopAnyTime M
Carol and Daryl make their way to the quarry camp at the onset of the zombie...
Accidents Happen by ramblinrose E-RPF
McReedus story.   When an accident on set happens, it sends Norman on...
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...
Principal Desires by Brownfoxx E
Former high school Assistant Principal Carol Greene has recently taken an early...
The Broken Road by silversundown E
It's the journey that matters, not the destination. Daryl's quiet and lonely...
Bliss by Redvelvetunicorns E
Follow up to Confession. What happens when they make it upstairs...
one hundred ways by lilabut M
One hundred drabbles about one hundred ways to say I love you.
All Things Lost by ramblinrose E
Caryl, AU/ZA. When everything was lost, they had to hold onto what they had...
Trying Not To Love You by WednesdayRain E
Set between Season 3-4. Canon compliant up until 3/16, then AU but still ZA...
Rainbow by Shae M
It’s a lazy day, peaceful and quiet. Nothing but the rain pattering against...
Region Thirty Three by ramblinrose E
Caryl AU. The government is working to round up the wilds that won't assimilate...
Crossroads by darylsdiva1 M-RPF
Every year for the last five years—the first two didn’t count because...
we conquer, we fall by lilabut M
A collection of (mostly) unrelated drabbles.   Latest addition: Out...
Ashes to Ashes by Axelrocks M
Sequel to Snake. They were together, they were happy. Nothing could destroy...
Bits & Pieces by silversundown E
A cluster of unrelated oneshots or two parters. Teeny tiny stories that prefer...
Torn by Amanda Hawthorn E
A woman was judged on her abilities rather than her looks nowadays, and she’d...
Sometimes Love Is Enough by krissyg927 E
This is the one shot sequel to Sometimes Love Isn't Enough.
The Threads of Fate by CharlotteAshmore E
He had loved her for so long.  Carol was the one constant in his life which...
Exodus by mayrwyn G
Rick's declaration on the side of the road that the group can submit to his...
A Winter Interlude by thekittenking T
A series of ficlets set between seasons 2 and 3. A follow up to Lost and Found.
Repercussions by coreenfw E
a continuation of my story..  Confrontation and Repercussions, recommend...
Summertime by Shae T
A collection of loosely related, non-sequential ficlets about Carol, Daryl...
Confession by Redvelvetunicorns E
Follow up to Surprise Gone Wrong. Daryl has been avoiding Carol all week, she's...
Don't kiss! by BettyBubble E
Seven years ago, Carol had a chance to start over,  but she was still locked...
This Is Now by sienna27 T
ZA, AU - Daryl runs into Carol and Sophia one night shortly before society begins...
Random Story
Love Byte by Argent Gale G
Carol is ready to give online dating a whirl.  Will she find what she is...
subversivegrrl 08/20/17 01:13 pm
Welcome new author Brownfoxx!
Ab0810 08/20/17 11:15 am
Thisoldlady it's is that one, thank you 😁
thisoldlady 08/20/17 10:15 am
Hello Ab0810, maybe it is Behold by ramblinrose
Ab0810 08/20/17 08:58 am
Hi all Not sure if anyone will be able to help ive been looking for a fic for ages, all i remember is it is set during consumed and Carol is having really bad stomach cramps and eventually ends up giving birth, I think, vague I know but if it rings any bells I would love to know. Thanks x
AlannasTara 08/19/17 09:55 pm
Also, there's still time to sign up for our August Fanfiction Challenge! We want all those First Date stories! Give us all the AU's! PM a challenge mod to sign up!
subversivegrrl 08/19/17 08:57 pm
While I'm here, don't forget to check out the list of authors below: read a few stories and send me some recommendations for FANFICTION WRITERS' APPRECIATION DAY!!
subversivegrrl 08/19/17 08:55 pm
You guys never cease to amaze me.
fangirl8494 08/19/17 08:17 pm
That's it! Thanks a bunch, silversundown :-)
silversundown 08/19/17 07:46 pm
Fangirl, I think that story is Little 5 Points by viktories
fangirl8494 08/19/17 07:18 pm
I'm going mad trying to remember the name of a story in which Carol and Daryl are gamers who play together with a group virtually, have a falling out and Carol ultimately comes to visit. It's a WIP and I loved it but can't seem to find it. Any ideas of the title/author?
coreenfw 08/18/17 04:16 pm
Me too... thanks so much.... ☺️
NotEnoughTimeOnMyHands 08/18/17 12:58 pm
I'm on the list below. That's so sweet. I'm working on a few more stories at the min that are coming along slowly but surely. One is the longest I've written in a while! 📝
subversivegrrl 08/18/17 08:46 am
Hey, gang, check out the Fanfiction Writers Appreciation Day announcement below, and help us get props for some authors who might get overlooked!
coreenfw 08/16/17 03:45 pm
Be glad to share, but unsure how to/ where to post pics... help!!
Amanda Hawthorn 08/16/17 11:07 am
I was lucky enough to follow coreen's day too from the UK.Pictures and updates as the day went on. And those cookies looked yummy too 😊
BettyBubble 08/16/17 10:39 am
Oh, I would like to see photos! ❤
coreenfw 08/16/17 05:42 am
... i made cookies, too, but it was before... I took them to our local Comicon, cosplayed Carol, and brought cookies to Lovely Josh McD & Michael C. So... it is cookie time!!!
Marie1063 08/15/17 09:33 pm
FM they have already been handed out *but none for Tobin, he deserves nothing* I could be bribed into making more if someone were to steal me some chocolate....or scavenge some acorns and beets =)
Fairies Masquerade 08/15/17 08:59 pm
*knocks down the door* WHERE ARE THE COOKIES?!
Marie1063 08/15/17 04:07 pm
@ subversivegrrl - Well it was either make cookies or threaten to throw a child to walkers lol
NotEnoughTimeOnMyHands 08/15/17 03:31 pm
Oh I LOVE this weeks FSOTW but is it unfinished.... please let it be finished.... please. *runs off to read again*
subversivegrrl 08/15/17 01:53 pm
LOL! I'm thinking cookies were already on your mind...
Marie1063 08/15/17 12:26 pm
Guys, I'm weak. I couldn't get the idea out of my head last I made cookies 😆.
Minu 08/15/17 12:03 pm
subversivegrrl 08/14/17 08:37 pm

Support Your Local Less-Prolific Fanfic Authors!

Monday, August 21st, is going to be a day for marveling at amazing things - not just the solar eclipse, but also the wonders of fanfiction!

Yes, it's Fanfiction Writers' Appreciation Day, and here at Nive Lives we're celebrating by bringing to your attention some authors whom you might have missed.

We've done this once before - created a list of authors with only one or two stories published here, and encouraged you to check them out and give their stories some love.  We're doing it again this year for those authors who have 3-5 stories on Nine Lives - your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to click on the names below and READ some terrific Caryl fanfic!

From now through next week, when you find a story you particularly like, please send the story link to subversivegrrl via PM - beginning Monday, we'll be putting up a list of your favorites, so everyone else can enjoy them as well.

Ready, set-- INDULGE!!!


Nine Lives Authors with 3-5 stories

Lynn Saunders
Oasis Haze
My Life Is

--subversivegrrl on August 18, 2017 8:37am 1 Comments
Summer Survival Series: August Challenge 50 First Dates

 This adorable, super cute fan art was created by:


Last month we hit it out of the park with the ever popular Smutfest 2.0! This next challenge will hopefully knock your socks off and inspire you all to write, write, write.

This month’s challenge theme is 50 First Dates. That’s right. 50 First Dates. Based off the movie of the same name (which all of us loved), we invite you to head-canon the heck out of Caryl’s first date. Would Daryl ask her out or would Carol take the initiative? What would they do? Where would they go? Is it even still possible to go on a ‘date’ in the Zombie Apocalypse?

We invite you to write about their first date, whether it’s goofy and innocently awkward, first-date-gone-wrong (we’ve all been there, amirite?), pure perfection, or somewhere in between.

And not to worry, fan art, graphics, gifs, cartoons, paintings, drawings, vids and other creative visuals are definitely permitted and welcome. This challenge will also include McReedus entries.

Multiple entries are welcomed and encouraged!

Now for the Rules:

Challenge Dates - Submission date is August 26; Posting date is August 27.

Open to - Fan Fiction, Fan Art, Graphics/Gifs, Videos etc (Caryl and McReedus)

The Prompt - 50 First Dates - Tell us what happens when Caryl (or McReedus) go on their first date. Please remember, however, as this is a Caryl archive, the story must feature both Carol and Daryl or McReedus prominently.

The Deadline - All submissions must be turned in by midnight on August 26 Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Send a PM to Sira, silversundown or the-space-between1013 on the Nine Lives site that you want to enter the challenge. Even if you're not sure you'll have anything ready in time - let us know you're planning on it. *YOU MUST DO THIS TO BE INCLUDED.*


WRITE! Stories must be at least 100 words.

Multiple entries are allowed (and so veryyyy welcome)!

Do not upload it yet! Wait until Saturday, August 26th to upload your fic – just like in challenges past, we will be suspending automatic validation for that day for all authors who enter the challenge. (This is one of the main reasons why you need to let an admin know you'll be participating.)

Submission Day is Saturday, August 26th – post your fic. It will not appear on the archive, but will enter our validation queue. Make sure you submit it under the Nine Lives Challenge category!

Publication Day is Sunday, August 27th – We will post the master list and all of the challenges entries so everything shows up at once. That way, we’re all surprised by what we get to read!

Any challenge fics posted before August 26th will be deleted. IF FOR SOME REASON you are unable to post on the 26th, please send a PM to one of the challenge mod - we will work with you.


Send a PM to Sira, silversundown, or the-space-between1013 on the Nine Lives site that you want to enter the challenge --OR--

Send an ask to the Nine Lives tumblr account (ninelives2.) Anonymous submissions are not allowed! Your Ask must include your Nine Lives username if different from your Tumblr URL.


Submit your challenge piece via one of the following channels:

Nine Lives Tumblr submissions box (include your NL username if different from your Tumblr URL) OR

Email your submission to Email title: 50 First Dates

Emails must include your Nine Lives Archive username along with any other information you want to be posted with your artwork.

Submission Day is August 26th - We need to have your artwork submitted to our Tumblr or email by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on 08/26.

Publication Day is August 27th - We will post all artwork via the Nine Lives tumblr account and add them to the master list of challenge entries on the Nine Lives Archive.


Send a PM to Sira, silversundown, or the-space-between1013 on the Nine Lives site that you want to enter the challenge --OR--

Send an ask to the Nine Lives tumblr account (ninelives2.) Anonymous submissions are not allowed! Your Ask must include your Nine Lives username if different from your Tumblr URL.


Upload your video to YouTube - ensuring you select "UNLISTED" as the privacy setting. You will have a URL for your video.

Send a PM to Sira, silversundown, or the-space-between1013 with the URL for your video, along with a title and the name you use on YouTube, plus your Nine Lives name (if different from the one you use on YouTube) --OR--

Email all of that information to Email title: 50 First Dates

Submission Day is August 26th - We need to have your video link submitted to our inbox by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on 08/26.

Publication Day is August 27th - We will post all submissions via the Nine Lives tumblr account and add them to the master list of challenge entries on the Nine Lives Archive.

You can change you video's privacy setting to PUBLIC once it has been listed on Nine Lives.

Any questions? please PM a challenge mod.

--The Challenge Mods on August 08, 2017 9:36pm 0 Comments
August Monthly Writers Chat: AU Addicts Club

This month's Summer Survival Series Challenge will focus heavily on AU's, so we think there's no better way to kick off our Monthly Writers  Chat than to focus on AU's of all shapes, sorts, and sizes! 

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, August 3rd, at 10pm Eastern, as we AU Addicts gather to discuss AU's, what makes them great and how to keep characterization intact in alternative universes and situations! 

As always, readers are welcome of course! We love input.

--Ikkles, Subs, AT on August 02, 2017 7:47pm 1 Comments