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Joined 05-31-12, id: 4032125, Profile Updated: 09-09-13
Author has written 2 stories for Walking Dead, and Justified.

From when I was a teenager I have had stories circulating through my head, certain scenes that arose from situations/tv shows/movies on repeat over and over again. So one day I decided to write it down - and lo & behold the repeat button was released and I could move the story along. But this has remained a private obsession - one I thought was my quirk only - so it was a big leap for me to actually register myself here. I am so glad that I did though.

I am WELL past being a teenager now (although not from my angle, only yours) and so life sort of gets in the way of story writing, in that job, children, husband, and housework all tend to get ignored when I am writing. Despite the support received here I have my own little insecurities and so tend to write only at night so no-one can see what I write - although the husband does actually know I'm writing now. I tend to overwork my stories - I will write several chapters ahead of my post and re-read constantly (though I am not always that organised), I always have a final re-read before I post. It is surprising the things that slip through (burry eyes anyone?) even with this, but hopefully I do at least cover eveything plot wise.

I appreciate that it is hard sometime to think of that pithy, witty comment about something that you have just read - and I will admit to not always reviewing because of where I am reading the story (on phone in bed or on work computer because the brain needs a rest). Whenever I have read and enjoyed a story I will try to leave something positive. If I find something I think needs correcting I will send a PM. From my own experience - it is such a buzz to get some feedback - even a 'Yay I liked this' gives me something (if only an excuse to go peek at your profile and start a conversation) but I really like knowing any particular lines that made you laugh or cry and if you have any theories about the characters I try to portray. So please let me know what you think (because if you don't and no-one else does...) - but really, if you have nothing nice to say then let's just leave it at that shall we? Hate/flamers on this site are surplus to requirements.

So as of Sept 2013 I have finished my second fic and am in the process of writing another fic for The Walking Dead again and plan to continue another one during Season 4. I do have other works in my head, electronically and even on paper for Stargate Atlantis, The Unit and Lord of the Rings but these are all in the nature of epics so I don't know whether I will ever throw myself off that abyss again.

THANKYOU to everyone who reviewed Polar - whether it was one review or 80, by your hand Polar has now cracked the 1000th review. The Tourist has cracked 100 - which in the smaller fandom is still an achievement. I am so enamoured with you all, xoxo

And... I am now on tumblr. Doubt that there will ever be much exciting there - but feel free to come say hello.

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Whiskey & Cakesters by Delta 9 reviews
In the chaos of a walker ambush Carl and Sophia are separated from their parents, placing them in the care of Daryl Dixon, who is fully capable of surviving on his own but has no experience being a guardian. Will he be able to get them all back safely?
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 121,010 - Reviews: 893 - Favs: 494 - Follows: 600 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 9/17/2011 - Daryl D., Carl G., Sophia
If It Weren't For Bad Luck, I'd Have No Luck At All by Surplus Imagination reviews
What could mundanely go wrong, when living a life outside? A humorous look at some of the perils found on the road. Complete.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Humor/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 60,296 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 1/2 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Shame by Brazen Hussy reviews
As she drew closer the red cherry of his cigarette flared dully in the dark. "Wondered when ya'd get here, woman," he said, exhaling the smoke into the warm night air. "Thought ya might not be comin'." Andrea stared at him through the darkness. "Just shut your mouth and get those pants off, Dixon." Was one-shot smut with a twist, now something more. Graphic sex, swearing. Complete.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,104 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/30/2013 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Andrea, Merle D. - Complete
Curveball by RoselynnNoelle reviews
Sometimes the most epic journey in life is the one you never thought you'd take.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 58,140 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 9/20/2013 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Carol, Daryl D.
Unexpected Allies by jaded79 reviews
What if Sophia wasn't in that barn? What if the group never found her before leaving the farm? What if instead Sophia happened upon a very unlikely ally, Merle Dixon, and the two had no choice but to rely upon eachother as they searched for the group.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 34,979 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 8/5/2013 - Published: 4/24/2012 - Merle D., Sophia - Complete
Debts and Regrets by jaded79 reviews
This is a continuation of the Unexpected Allies Merle and Sophia story with a romantic focus on Daryl and Carol, and how Merle and Sophia might help those two crazy "kids" finally get over their respective issues and get together and fall in love. I've rated it T, but I want to mention that there ARE swears in this story. If you feel an M rating is more appropriate, please say so.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 43 - Words: 62,550 - Reviews: 533 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 6/9/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
…and Nothing Shall by Any Means Hurt You by freshouttaideas reviews
Tim is left with his thoughts after shooting Colton Rhodes.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 36,111 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 3/27/2013 - Tim G. - Complete
Heaven in Hell by Meggo929 reviews
Alex Cane stayed with her students when the world collapsed. Now she not only looks after them, but other survivors as well. When Rick and the group decide to join them, will they find out the people in this new world are worse than the walkers? Daryl/OC pairing. Set after season 2, not lined up with season 3 at all.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 92,720 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Daryl D., Rick G. - Complete
Graveyard Dirt & Salt by SpyVsTailor reviews
A Marine comes across two half-dead men in the middle of the woods and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a war he didn't know was being waged just outside his front door. In the midst of it a tale that contains pretty white river flowers and a lost little girl. Rated for language and perhaps more. Set after the Dixon Brothers tangle with the Governor.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 86 - Words: 254,179 - Reviews: 1363 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 5/27/2013 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Ember by LittleMissToughStuff reviews
With the loss of her daughter, Carol finds herself questioning her role in the group, her identity, and her unique connection with Daryl. Daryl just wishes things were simpler. Picks up right after "Beside the Dying Fire." Caryl, M.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 82,878 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 375 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Carol, Daryl D.
Breaking Apart by jaded79 reviews
What if Carol took Rick's invitation for people to leave if they didn't like his leadership? And Daryl just couldn't let her go alone...
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 36,522 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/10/2013 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Carol, Daryl D.
The Benefits by jaded79 reviews
Daryl and Carol... friendship, maybe more... This will probably be a little short and fluffy and I don't really know where I'm going with it so I plan to just have some fun.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 24,974 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 1/29/2013 - Published: 4/10/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
The Choice by Gone Random reviews
Tiny moment I wrote for Tumblr. Carol and Daryl meet with a fence between them.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 22,029 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 12/6/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Pants by Vegetas-Princess reviews
Daryl wakes up in an awkward position and can't seem to remember where the hell his pants have gone.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 509 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Sanctuary for All by The Readers Muse reviews
"Everything hurt. Muscles, sinews, flesh, bone, it didn't matter. He felt like he'd been compressed into a single, all encompassing bruise."
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 70,950 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 10/21/2012 - Published: 5/27/2012 - Daryl D.
Down in the Willow Garden by Praxid reviews
"Carol stared at the wall. She was lying on her side in an unfamiliar bed—a stranger's bed, abandoned until she'd taken it up the night before. It rested in an abandoned room. An abandoned house. A nameless town." When the group spends the winter in Daryl's hometown, Carol finds herself joining him in a dangerous journey through his past.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 101,746 - Reviews: 438 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 10/12/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Daryl D., Carol, Merle D. - Complete
Laundry Day by Entwinedlove reviews
Just a cute little one shot featuring Daryl and Carol. not romantic . Based on a quote from the actor who played Jimmy about Daryl Dixon and lace.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,040 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/25/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Choices by RoselynnNoelle reviews
AU: "Years ago, when I was nineteen, she told me that the two of us would do just fine without her. You'd miss me, she said. The food would be awful, the laundry would never get done and you would miss me, but you two would be just fine."
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,225 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/15/2012 - Daryl D., Sophia - Complete
Fireside Confessions by Sinister Attraction reviews
Caryl Story IC; Right after PMDA! "Merle always said ta' never give a woman flowers she'd only take it the wrong way!" he said darkly watching the tears slip from her eyes.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,611 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Steamy by SOA loving mom reviews
Total one-shoot, pure heat between Daryl and Carol! Smut alert. My first one-shoot.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,809 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 16 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
The Blood Done Signed my Name by Praxid reviews
As the apocalypse crashes down around them, Daryl and Merle only have each other in the flight from their childhood home. The struggle to survive brings out the anger, resentment, and love that forever tie them together.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 15 - Words: 54,297 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Daryl D., Merle D. - Complete
A Heavy Cross by SepticLovebite reviews
She would make him tell her to get lost if that's what he wanted. He didn't want her to opt out. He didn't trust anyone else to make sure she didn't.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 71,994 - Reviews: 399 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 6/15/2012 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
The Lumberjack Fantasy by lilseli69 reviews
"It doesn't matter what kind of world we live in now. You have to follow your desire. That is neither foolish nor stupid."
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,047 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 6/11/2012 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Vengeance by Surplus Imagination reviews
Daryl had a reason to stop looking for Merle when the group left Atlanta for the CDC. A very good reason. Tag to 1.05 Wildfire and a little Daryl Whump.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,975 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Daryl D. - Complete
In Dreams by KuryakinGirl reviews
Carol lives in a never-ending nightmare... or does she?
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 15,073 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/29/2012 - Published: 4/7/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Somebody That I Used To Know by Delta 9 reviews
Who'd have thought that nostalgia could be set off so strongly by kicked puppy look and a tough skinned piece of fruit. Or the time Merle helped Sophia peel a orange. Strong language.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,970 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Merle D., Sophia - Complete
Head and Heart by SepticLovebite reviews
She'd woken up feeling like she wanted to vomit. Well, that wasn't strictly true. She woke up feeling perfectly fine. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,879 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 22 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Carol, Daryl D.
Glitter on the Mattress by SepticLovebite reviews
He probably figured she wouldn't have even remembered the comment, on account of her being reasonably drunk when he made it. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,890 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 14 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Games by hopelesslydevoted2svu reviews
My first Walking Dead fan fiction story. It centers on Daryl and Carol's budding relationship. An afternoon baseball game triggers some game playing, some discussion about why we play games, and what happens when we stop. Mature Rating.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,635 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Little Janie Reed by Praxid reviews
In the weeks before the world fell apart, Daryl made a friend. The nightmare began with her. Note: this is NOT a Daryl/OC fic, though I now realize the title may give that impression.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,397 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/7/2012 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Daryl D., Merle D. - Complete
Family by SepticLovebite reviews
It didn't mean anything, just a dumb holiday that meant people spent money on crap their kids didn't need only to give the credit to some fat pervert in a red suit. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,312 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Daddy Gave Me A Name by SepticLovebite reviews
They hardly ever spoke about before, focusing only on the there and now. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,183 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Fight or Flight by SepticLovebite reviews
They danced around each other, playing hot and cold because neither of them had the guts to say how they really felt. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,728 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by SepticLovebite reviews
"You're not really spendin' the whole night with the women are you?" He asked. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,613 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 3/22/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Maternity Bras, Trojans and a Beanie Hat by SepticLovebite reviews
"You risked your life for a lipstick?" He questioned incredulously. SWIFT RETREATS ARC.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,067 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/20/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Dixon Respect by ErisandDysnomia reviews
"My name isn't Chink, or Slant Eyes, or Short Round. My name is Glenn. And I'm a motherfucking Korean." We all knew it would happen, on the search for Sophia, Glenn finally grows a pair and stands up to Daryl. T for language and Daryl the Dick. Not Slas
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,383 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/29/2011 - Glenn, Daryl D. - Complete
Cigarettes and Salvation by Roaddog 469 reviews
Daryl finds an attack survivor looking for a way out. Not a smut fic, just survivors surviving. Rating for language really more than anything else. One-shot.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,927 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/4/2011 - Daryl D. - Complete
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The Tourist reviews
Tim meets an OC someone in a bar – there is some excitement. But she has an agenda to being in Kentucky – it leads her down to Harlan County. A not so small fic about how her agenda interacts with the Marshal service and some of the other residents of Harlan. First section is based from S1 and S2 only and set somewhere before the end of S2 but second section follows after S4.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 124,693 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/9/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Tim G. - Complete
Polar reviews
Merle was separated from the group through his own actions - but we all know that wouldn't have been the end of him - and that somehow he would find his way back to his brother. This is how he got there and the strange pairing OC that just happened.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 83 - Words: 297,281 - Reviews: 1046 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Merle D. - Complete