June Challenge and SSS Announcement!

YES, thanks to our awesome new challenge mods Challenges are BACK BABY.


The (hopefully not so elusive) G-Spot Challenge, aka 2017's First Summer Survival Challenge


We know it’s been some time since our last challenge but good things come to those who wait, right? Due to real life having all of us chasing our own tails it’s been some time since the last challenge, but we hope y’all are still properly motivated to get back into the groove of things.
For this challenge we want to try something (hopefully) fun and well… challenging.

As the title hints at, this challenge revolves around the great, giving and gripping letter G. We want you to use the random word generator, see the link below, grab a bag of six words starting with the letter G and write a story incorporating these words featuring our favorite couple.

I’m sure you always had the strong urge to explain what:

And Grin

(as an example only. Get your own words.)

have to do with Carol and Daryl.Or how about giving  your random words a McReedus spin? The result can be funny, angst-y or steamy (if you take the challenge title literally) for as long as it features your random words.

I really hope we can interest you in giving this a go. Carol and Daryl on the show might still be waiting for their (oh so deserved) happy ending but you get the chance to write them one right here and now, or if it’s not a happy end this time, then show us what makes their relationship so special and unique.

You can find the random word generator here: here:


To sum up this challenge in a nutshell:

Challenge Dates: submission date Saturday, June 24th; publication date Sunday, June 25th

Open to: Fan Fiction (Caryl AND McReedus)

(no fanart or videos this time. Look out for July and August Chalenges if that's your thing!))

THE PROMPT: G-Spot challenge (a mixed bag of words starting with the letter G)

You can basically do with these words whatever you like to,  but remember, this is a Caryl archive, so your story has to prominently feature both Daryl and Carol or McReedus.

THE DEADLINE: All submissions must be turned in by midnight Pacific Time on June 24th.


Send a PM to Sira, the-space-between1013, or silversundown 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!

Due to the nature of  the prompt this challenge is only open for fanfiction.

Do not upload it yet! Wait until Saturday, June 24th 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 June 24th – 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, June 25th – 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 June 24th will be deleted. IF FOR SOME REASON you are unable to post on the 24th, please send a PM to one of the challenge mods - we will work with you.


And now a sneak preview of the Summer Survival Series Challenges coming up:

July - Smutfest! Yes, it's time to visit your favorite challenge theme again to create a sizzling hot July for Nine Lives.

August - 50 First Dates! Inspired by the movie of the same name, we want you to give us every possible Caryl first date imaginable.

-- on June 07, 2017 2:59pm 0 Comments