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Author has written 9 stories for Walking Dead, and Fable.


hey y'all, it's carrotstix. you may have known me as The Song Of The Cricket, but i changed my name to a new username for some personal privacy reasons. in the real world, my friends and family call me cam. i'm eighteen years old, i graduated from a special high school arts program for creative writing, and i'm a big nerd. i'm a cat person, a camp counselor, and the shortest boy i know. if this were a dating profile, i'd be sure to leave out the fact that i'm serially single, like to sing to myself in the mirror, and my ideal date night is eating a pint of birthday cake halo top on the couch before falling asleep in partner's lap while watching netflix. but this isn't a dating profile, so you're welcome.

anyway, enjoy my writing, it's pretty much all walking dead, tbh. it's all carphia, i'm still writing my series, let's be real. although, there might be some carnid coming up in the future... ;)


Archive Of Our Own: carrotstix

[my ao3 works tend to be more focused on wlw and such, but there is some other types of ships, and some walking dead fic over there that isn't on this account.]

Tumblr: i-am-not-carrot


If you've got questions for me, I present you with three options.

  1. Leave the question in a review on the story it pertains to.
  2. PM it to me here, or
  3. Shoot me a message or an ask on Tumblr.

I'm MORE than willing to talk about the Sophia series. I'll answer questions as well as I can without giving too much away. AND, as of right now, I'm offering a challenge! To check it out, scroll down through the section titled challenge!


series playlist [not finished/still in the works:

  1. my boy builds coffins by florence and the machine [carl/sophia]
  2. my my my! (acoustic version) by troye sivan [sophia/???]
  3. love me now by john legend [sophia/??? or sophia/carl]
  4. bullet by ann marr [sophia/???]
  5. judy by elvis presley [sophia & judith]
  6. ghosts that we knew by mumford & sons [sophia & luke & mika]
  7. everybody hurts by r.e.m. [sophia & an old friend]
  8. angel with a shotgun by the cab [carl/sophia]
  9. hurt by nine inch nails (johnny cash version) [sophia]
  10. let it hurt by rascal flatts [sophia]

answers to questions you might have:

  1. Will Carl be coming back?
    Yes. I can't really kill my son, so you will be seeing Carl again. It might be a bit of a long haul, and one of the major points of Sophia's journey is that there are large jumps in time between most chapters. As such, it will be a while before we see him again, but it will also be a long time before Sophia herself sees him again. and remember, they might not be exactly the same people they were when they last saw each other.
  2. Will Carl and Sophia have other love interests? Will they see other people?
    I'm not going to beat around the bush for this one, because I feel like I should give you fair warning. Yes. Not only will Carl have his own love interest, his canonical one from the show, but Sophia will also have a romance with another character who isn't Carl. BUT, I think that both of these new relationships each have something to offer, and have some poignant meaning to them.
  3. But Carl and Sophia are still endgame though, right?
    Yes, Carl and Sophia will still end up together. That doesn't mean, however, that I think you should disregard the other relationships. Personally, I think Carl and Enid's relationship will have something to offer you, as will Sophia's and her mystery relationship. In fact, the storylines are some of what I'm proudest of from Sophia's Journey, and just because they aren't endgame doesn't mean you can't appreciate them, or shouldn't pay attention to them. They both have what I think is a compelling, deep meaning to them that I am actually quite happy with.
  4. Sophia's... mystery love interest?
    Yes, Sophia's love interest is a secret for now. I'll be quite upfront with the fact that Enid is Carl's new love interest, as she is in the show, but Sophia's is a little bit more of a secret. You will see in time, though.


Current Challenge:

[Light Spoilers Ahead] At the beginning of Sophia's Journey, Sophia is travelling with Beth, Mika, Tyreese, Luke, and Judith, as well as some newcomers. However, more survivors of the prison are still out there. So, if you can be the first to name the FIVE* other characters who will survive the ordeal at Terminus, escape, and show up again over the course of Sophia's Journey, I will answer any TWO questions (within reason) you have about the series and what it holds, even if the answer is a spoiler! To enter, PM me the five characters you think it is, and if you win, I'll let you know, post your name here, and you can PM me your two questions!

Note: Here are the characters you have to choose from: Carl, Rick, Maggie, Daryl, Sasha, Glenn, Bob, Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Tara, and Michonne.

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For Those You Love by HarryPotterTwin reviews
Basically an AU of Lee and Carley's life leading up to the apocolypse. No Senator, no ex-wife. Just CarLee :P Rated T for swearing. All credit goes to Screwbatteries on Tumblr for the cover image! An amazing artist, who drew this for me, so yeah. Check out her blog!
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 37,210 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 10/12/2016 - Published: 2/18/2013 - [Lee E., Carley] Clementine
You're My Path by ArianaXaia reviews
*Spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2**An alternate ending to TASM 2.* What if things had gone differently in the clock tower? "You're wrong about us being on different paths, we're not on different paths. You're my path."
Spider-Man - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,849 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/18/2014 - Published: 5/28/2014 - [Peter P./Spider-Man, Gwen S.] May P.
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: 31 - Words: 124,825 - Reviews: 983 - Favs: 813 - Follows: 670 - Updated: 9/17/2014 - Published: 9/17/2011 - Daryl D., Carl G., Sophia - Complete
Jack by flooj9235 reviews
Five years after Broken Steel, the Lone Wanderer has run away from her past and found work as a caravan guard. But when her new route takes her back to Vault 101, her world gets turned upside down. F!LW/AA. Femslash. [5:5 in the Jack series]
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 101,613 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 9/18/2013 - Published: 7/2/2013 - [Lone Wanderer, Amata Almodovar] Sarah Lyons - Complete
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Sophia's Journey
After Sophia, Beth, and Noah escape from Grady, they have to team up with a new group to try and find more prison survivors. Along the way, Sophia will have to handle taking care of their remaining kids, deal with the always present threat of death and walkers, and come to terms with a new romance that carries some... complications. [Carl/Sophia Endgame]
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,708 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/24 - Published: 4/7 - [Sophia, Carl G.] Beth G., Judith G.
blessings, miracles & everything in between reviews
Enid, still at Hilltop with Maggie, discovers something that will change her life forever, and Carl's. She's pregnant. But when Carl is bitten, and news of his assumed death reaches them, how will she manage to come to terms with the idea that she might be having this baby alone? [Carl/Enid Endgame]
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,200 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/7 - [Enid, Carl G.] Maggie G.
Sophia's Suffering reviews
Life at the prison has become a routine. Carl and Sophia eagerly await the coming of April 27th, their anniversary. But a mysterious sickness swarms through the prison, putting everyone in danger. What will happen to the young couple in the face of such threats? Second book in the "Sophia" series, sequel to Sophia's Return.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 31,168 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 3/17/2014 - [Carl G., Sophia] Judith G. - Complete
Changing for the Better reviews
Brooke Evers was your typical nerdy teenage girl, until the apocalypse. Ever since then, her life has taken a downward spiral as she's lost all of the people she ever cared about, with the exception of her twin brother, Brady. But her luck's about to change. And it's for the better.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/2/2014 - Published: 8/1/2014
Parallels reviews
He comes home to love. She comes home to fear. A drabble collection of the parallels between the lives of Carl Grimes and Sophia Peletier. [No zombie apocalypse]
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 647 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/17/2014 - Published: 7/15/2014 - Carl G., Sophia
Carl's Pain reviews
Carl remembers the pain of losing his best friend. One-shot collection.
Walking Dead - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 946 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/17/2014 - Published: 10/12/2013 - Carl G., Sophia
Sophia's Gift reviews
It's Christmas time in the prison, and everybody's happily getting into the season. There's just one problem; Carl doesn't know what to get Sophia for Christmas! Can he solve this dilemma before time runs out? A companion piece to Sophia's Return.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,998 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/18/2013 - [Carl G., Sophia] - Complete
Sophia's Return reviews
What if Sophia didn't die? What if she never ended up in the barn? What if she managed to survive on her own, and become a skilled survivalist? What if she found her way back to the group? Carl/Sophia.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 11,634 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12/14/2013 - Published: 10/12/2013 - [Carl G., Sophia] - Complete
A Perfect Day reviews
When Lionheart wakes up on the farm with his sister, and finds that he's Sparrow again. He gets to live out a day with Rose, but finds that he's doomed to live the same day for all eternity. Will he choose to live forever with his sister as children again, or will he find his way out? And if he does, can he live with consequences?
Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/7/2013 - Rose, Sparrow/The Hero of Bower Lake - Complete
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