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Author has written 5 stories for Walking Dead.

I love The Walking Dead. At this point it is the only fandom I write for (but that will be changing soon, I think). I ship Caryl (but I have other loves too - time and tide will tell).

A little about me: I own a bookstore; I have two little ones under the age of five; I love to create things, especially if yarn is involved, I spend way too much time role playing.

I am on tumblr and twitter if you want to follow me there - zenofbeingmommy at both

The Walking Dead and all identifiable characters and situations are not mine. This writing is purely for entertainment purposes.

WIP (Works In Progress)

updated 5.10.13- The Shipyard - formerly Caryl Drabbles - short moments not long enough to be one-shots, collected in one story as chapters (features a set called Keeping Watch)

updated 2.4.14 - The Dream Messenger - I've been obsessing about Shane lately, and I had this great idea for a story - I was going to make it a one-shot, but I've already got 6k words and I am no where near the end. It will be an AU because it explores events that happen as if Shane did not die back on the farm. I assure though, at the core it is a Caryl - I kind of know the direction is going, but it is already surprising me - 2.4.14 - ch 15 is up, updates as the muses are firing

COMPLETE

4.11.13 - Hands For More Than Holding

6.30.13 - Love In An Elevator


Thanks for reading!

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The Heart of Sky Country by Noxid Anamchara reviews
Daryl Dixon found Montana by chance. He ran from home because he couldn't live there any longer. Not with his ol' man, and not with his brother. He was just looking for a fresh start in a place called nowhere, where nobody knew him. He didn't expect to find much. Just a quiet life, a job, and maybe some peace - for once. What he never expected was to find her. AU, no walkers.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 104,149 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 7/24/2015 - Published: 5/25/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol]
Ferris Wheel Blues by gunslingerdixon reviews
No ZA. AU-Fic. Daryl is a mechanic for a traveling carnival. One night when Daryl is called to fix the engine of the ferris wheel, he stumbles upon a small child. Who's the kid? And where's the parent?
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,086 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 1/9/2015 - Published: 6/14/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Crazy by BSparrow reviews
Her life was hard enough before her crazy ex came back to town. And when he does the unthinkable, there is only one person for her to turn to. Caryl AU inspired by ideas from blackqueenphoenix and karouyamisaki on Tumblr.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,516 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 11/7/2014 - Published: 4/8/2013 - [Carol, Daryl D.] Merle D.
Flutter by The Readers Muse reviews
Her coat tails flapped in the breeze as her pace suddenly devolved, turning into a staggering half run as the material flared out behind her like a banner. It was the only sound in the encompassing quiet – adding harmony to the abyss as her pale throat worked around a sudden sob. - (TWD/Mist AU)
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,069 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 5/26/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] - Complete
Tomorrow by witnesstoitall reviews
"Maybe tomorrow." It was the same thing she said to him each night, only she was no longer sure what she meant by it. A year after the fall of the prison, the survivors are still trying to find a place to call home. [Rosita/Glenn, Glenn/Maggie]
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,278 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/3/2014 - Glenn, Maggie G., Rosita
White Blank Page by gunslingerdixon reviews
Inspired by P.S. I Love You (Prompt credit: Zenofbeingmommy). Letters of words left unspoken and feelings that would never be reciprocated back after death. What did they mean? What did they want? Will love still find a way even when the other isn't around anymore? Current Entry: Daryl's Rant (S2E9)
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,417 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 3/31/2014 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
What the Hell is Wrong With Me? by rabbitheartedgirl88 reviews
Daryl Dixon hated hospitals. He hated the way they smelled. He hated the bright fluorescent lights. He hated those stupid gowns they put you in. He hated all the sick people wandering around. But mostly he hated the way those doctors and nurses looked at him, like he was just another trashy, redneck junkie trying to score a prescription for Oxy. AU, no zombies
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 70,071 - Reviews: 1406 - Favs: 503 - Follows: 655 - Updated: 1/30/2014 - Published: 3/25/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Daryl, My Artificial Boyfriend by Imahica reviews
Everyone's obsessed with this TV show called The Walking Dead and Emyli, a plain and clueless girl, tries to join the bandwagon and orders a TWD merchandise called Android Lover, Model: Glenn Rhee. To Emyli's surprise it's Daryl Dixon who arrives at her doorsteps—looking very real and not at all artificial. AU, Caution: possible smut content in future chapters.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,214 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 1/4/2014 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Daryl D.
A Simple Message by Therm reviews
The Governor sends the prison group a message.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 14,699 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 9/30/2013 - Published: 4/22/2013 - Rick G., Daryl D., Carl G.
The lines we crossed by Challia reviews
Something that I'd love to see before the season 3 ends. Takes place just before the war with Woodbury.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,724 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/24/2013 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Beyond Help by witnesstoitall reviews
When the war with Woodberry comes unannounced in the dead of night it seems as if they are beyond help. Perhaps together, by the light of day, they may just make it through. [Speculative Post 3x13; not finale compliant. Contains some images of violence and character death] *Carol/Daryl*
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,088 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 8/5/2013 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Caryl One Shot Collection by word-gman reviews
A series of one shots based around Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier. AKA Caryl. AKA my babies. All of these stories come from prompts that you lovely people have given me.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,086 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 5/8/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
The Canyons by my-wayward-dixon reviews
Kate has come to Cainville to work for her 'uncle' Walter and to get away from a troubled life; she finds comfort in the arms of Mac, the local bad-guy, and finds out that things aren't what they seem.
Red Canyon, 2008 - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 44,401 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 5/5/2013 - Mac
Underneath the Sky of Blue by SepticLovebite reviews
Slowly, he started learning their names.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,687 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 7/17/2013 - Published: 4/5/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
Licentious by gunslingerdixon reviews
Based off a prompt for Mac's Girls tumblr page. Basically: Your character is walking down a deserted road in the middle of the zombie apocalypse when an old, red truck pulls up next to them and stops.
Red Canyon, 2008 - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,003 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/24/2013 - Mac - Complete
Something Else by Gone Random reviews
Carol discovers that their mutually beneficial physical relationship may have some strings attached after all.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 16,406 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 5/27/2013 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - 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: 1478 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 5/27/2013 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Mother, may I? by Whooptiedoo reviews
A fun little Caryl one-shot about a fun little game.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,181 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/22/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
No Crime Looking by Gone Random reviews
Tumblr Prompt: It's Glenn and Maggie's wedding, but Daryl's eyes are on Carol all night.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,182 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 5/13/2013 - Published: 4/25/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Cadence by SepticLovebite reviews
It had been a hot day, the first real one of the summer and the air around them was thick and heavy. No-one seemed inclined to do much of anything, least of all anything that required any effort.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,539 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/11/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
This Alright? by Gone Random reviews
Daryl is testing the boundaries of his relationship with Carol. AKA Tumblr Fluff.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 750 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 26 - Published: 4/16/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Peaceful Quiet by Gone Random reviews
She'll be there for him when he needs her to be.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 628 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/9/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Insider Privilege by Shipperwolf reviews
Because God help anyone else who called him that. Caryl, oneshot, prompt response-ish.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 15 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Easy Silence by Gone Random reviews
A lot remains unspoken. Words are unnecessary.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Haze by The Readers Muse reviews
She tried to justify it by reminding herself about the bar of ivory soap she'd had her heart set on finding, but the truth was she'd gotten distracted by the angle of his silhouette as he leaned into the curtain. Watching first hand as he arched his hips into the spray and grunted in pleasure...
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,349 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 22 - Published: 4/5/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Unsung by Shipperwolf reviews
Maybe he realized what he was possibly saving her from. Maybe he didn't. But it would literally take the end of the world for her to get the chance to thank him. A brief, pre-series Caryl meeting. Oneshot, prompt response!
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
How the Coat was Won by witnesstoitall reviews
A little drabble about how Carol came to be wearing Daryl's coat in the season 3 finale.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,388 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Anybody Else by Shipperwolf reviews
Carol knows when he's trying to tell her something. Drabble, Post-S3 Caryl.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 854 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 18 - Published: 4/2/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Stay With Me by Noxid Anamchara reviews
Carol stares at the gate; the moans of the walkers echoing in the silence around them. And she waits for Daryl to return to the prison after he'd gone after Merle, her heart heavy in her chest. He will come back. She knows he will. Caryl
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,435 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 30 - Published: 3/30/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Fear and Faith by Noxid Anamchara reviews
Carol has something to tell Daryl. But how will he take the news? Fear keeps her unsure. But it might just take some faith in the man she loves. Serious Caryl.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,734 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 3/26/2013 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Oblivion Blue by Shipperwolf reviews
He didn't want comfort, and he didn't want to be alone. He knew what he needed, and he hoped he wouldn't regret it all by morning. Caryl oneshot; prompt-response, adult content warning.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,350 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 21 - Published: 3/26/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Nine lives, remember? by Whooptiedoo reviews
With it being the end of the world and all, it wasn't exactly a great place to find love. But no one said it was impossible..
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 31,771 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 3/24/2013 - Published: 2/2/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
Of Girls and Bats by BSparrow reviews
Daryl and Carl have a conversation about girls. In response to a prompt from the lovely zenofbeingmommy.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,278 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Interruptus by BSparrow reviews
There is no privacy in a prison. They should have known that. From a prompt by SepticLovebite, "A fledgling relationship they've done their best to hide, getting caught in the act".
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,609 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/19/2013 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Dawn by Shipperwolf reviews
Tomorrow they would fight. Tomorrow they could die. And she may never get another chance to show him how much he means to her. Post-3x13 Caryl oneshot. Adult-content warning.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,791 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 23 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Wanna Fool Around? by Gone Random reviews
5 tiny posts I wrote for Tumblr today, in which Carol and Daryl spend some time together before the battle with Woodbury. Posting here at the request of zenofbeingmommy.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 533 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Like the Wind and the Rain by BSparrow reviews
A stolen moment in the middle of a storm. Caryl one-shot, not within the "Stray" AU.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,083 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/11/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Kiss by Gone Random reviews
Carol makes her move. One shot.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,358 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 2/28/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
A Storm's Healer by TakeMySoulAway333 reviews
What happens when a storm becomes too dangerous? A healer comes and soothes it destructible ways, calming it. I deleted my other story because it kept bothering me and as much as I love rated M stuff I felt like I wanted to take it slow and build it up instead of rushing it but will later rate it M so hope you guys like it! I love reviews and help with my grammar! Thank you :)
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,202 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 2/9/2013 - Published: 11/21/2012 - Daryl D., Carol
We Might Fall by BulletTimeScully reviews
In our darkest hours... that is when we realize what truly matters.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,026 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Moonlight and Platinum by BulletTimeScully reviews
I have found the one whom my soul loves. "Song of Solomon," 3:4
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,754 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/5/2013 - Published: 1/14/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Take a Bath by superfelix reviews
Carol and Daryl meeting for washing - first at the quarry, later at the CDC. The new comfort in each other's company turned to a hot night.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,183 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 1/15/2013 - Published: 1/8/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Moving On by Missmishka reviews
Quite simply: Carol prepares to move on. A post-2x07 alternate canon series picking up not long after the events of the episode, but no real timeline is established. Because I needed to write something inspiring. 21/? Uploaded.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 47,170 - Reviews: 262 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 10/26/2012 - Published: 12/10/2011 - Carol, Daryl D.
Beautiful night by Crowfeather's girl reviews
It all started with a Back rub. Spoilers for TWD Ep 1.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,430 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 15 - Published: 10/15/2012 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Slow Fire Burn by RacerLovesLoopy reviews
Daryl slowly saw a change in Carol that mirrored the changes in himself. Where their predicament would take them you can only find out by reading on. Takes place directly after episode 213, Beside The Dying Fire. I own no rights to TWD, comic or show.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 98,658 - Reviews: 447 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 6/30/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Pavor Nocturnus by The Readers Muse reviews
"He found her walking through the halls barefoot. Generous hips swaying underneath a short, cream silk housecoat and nothing else, the smell of freshly washed hair and well-scrubbed skin trailing along behind her like a second shadow."
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,903 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/25/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - E. Jenner, Jacqui - Complete
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The Dream Messenger reviews
After they are forced from the farm, Carol forges complicated relationships with two men and must ultimately decide where her heart lies. An AU where Shane did not die at the farm, but continued on with the group. Shane/Carol/Daryl Rating M for language and sexual situations.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 31,902 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 4/11/2014 - Published: 4/14/2013 - Daryl D., Carol, Shane W.
Like Breathing reviews
Caryl. A reverse chronology one-shot presented in three parts, created from a Nice & Naughty prompt for The Caryl Daily Valentine Fic-a-thon. Rated M for sexual situation.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,090 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/14/2014 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Love In An Elevator reviews
Sometimes the past can take you back, sometimes it can push you forward. A mult-chap. Rated M for language and sex
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,139 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 6/30/2013 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
The Shipyard reviews
Caryl bits from my notebook - chapters are individual drabbles, not meant to represent a whole - not everything will be M, but rating it that way because some may be (The Walking Dead and identifiable characters are not mine - no infringement is intended or implied) - quality improves as chapters go on - you may want to start with the most recently published
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 10,196 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 5/10/2013 - Published: 3/30/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
Hands For More Than Holding reviews
Caryl. This story takes place between the final encounter between Merle and Daryl in S3/E15 and the lingering handhold in S3/E16. Rating M for language. (The Walking Dead and identifiable characters, places, and events are not mine - no infringement is intended or implied)
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,002 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 4/11/2013 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete