Favorite Canon Fic - Her by @cake-by-thepound - With not knowing when (or if) our favorite couple would ever go canon (or when the interloper would die), this fic kept me sane during the hiatus between Season 5 and Season 6. I used to stop whatever I was doing when a new chapter was posted. It was a joy to read (and read again.)
Favorite Multi-Chapter Fic - In A Different World by @lyraverse - When I first started reading this fic I wasn’t sure how I would respond to such a dark Rick, but it soon because one of my favorite Richonne stories. It’s so well written and the characters still ring true despite the changes in their backstories. Rick and Michonne’s love still shines bright.
Favorite One-Shot - Respite (from the Richonne Collection) by @twriter12 - A story I can’t help reading again and again. It captures Rick and Michonne’s new love in a lovely way. The intimacy was so well written I almost felt as I was ease-dropping on a private moment.The need to get a way for a few minutes just to be alone together is captured perfectly.
Favorite AU Fic - Against Type by @birdnmouse - My absolute favorite non-zombie Richonne AU. The slow burn to them becoming a couple is wonderful. Again I wasn’t sure how I would respond to seeing Michonne in a relationship with Shane at first, but it was so in character. An added bonus was a non-crazy Shane, and showing his and Rick’s genuine friendship and brotherhood.
Favorite Work In Progress - A wonderful story by @iminyjo that’s not yet posted, but I’ve had the pleasure of beta reading for the past few months. There’s so much suspense, intrigue, love, and drama. It’s just an exquisite story.
Best Episode Related Fic - Have Your Mints by @2violetflower15 - This was a perfect take on filling in the blanks of the iconic 6.10 episode. Violet’s writing is always a beautiful reading experience.
Best Angst Fic - The End and the Beginning by Rosepddle10 - I was a puddle of tears and feelings after reading this. Such beautiful writing about a premise I hate to ever happen to our favorite couple.
Best Fluff Fic - Changes (From the Richonne Collection) by @twriter12 - It gets no better than Michonne taking care of an under-the-weather Rick. The flow of Rick’s thoughts about his feelings for Michonne mixed in with excellent dialogue makes for a heart swelling reading experience.
Best Hurt/Comfort Fic - Easy Silence by mallady - A post Season 6 finale fic that captures beautifully how Rick and Michonne lean on and comfort each other in a time of tragedy.
Best Smut Fic - Good to Love by @nerd4music - Simply calling this fic smut does it a disservice. It’s a gorgeous descriptive foray into Rick and Michonne making love in the wee hours of the morning. Without any dialogue the pure love and connection between to two of them is palpable.
Most creative AU - Waiting To Exhale by Misty Grimes - There’s so much intrigue surrounding this fic. It’s one of the most creative premises I’ve seen. I’m so anxious to know what happened and how Rick and Michonne got into the predicament they’re in. Great writing.