FlutterMac Part 1: Caught InsideIt was cool for a summer day at Sweet Apple Acres. Big Macintosh stopped his plowing for a moment to look up. A slow grin spread across his normal blank face as he watched the white fluffy clouds lazily roll across the sky. "Maybe Miss. Dash can do her job right every now an' again." He thought as he set his eyes forward and started pulling the plow once more.FlutterMac Part 1: Caught Inside1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
felt great. The feel of the resistance that the earth provided, the sweat coating his body, and the strain on his muscles as he pulled the ground apart behind him. This is what he lived for. Every day, waking up as the sun rose over the mountains, enjoying a warm, hearty, bowl of oats, and then putting on his harness, which was now almost a part of him, and getting to work on the farm.
Macintosh stopped as he reached the end of the final row. Turning around to inspect his work he saw the fruits of his labor spread out behind him. Each row was straight as an arrow, the result of years of experience tilling the fields. The smell of
FlutterMac Part 2: A Place Close To The HeartA few days had passed ever since Big Macintosh had been trapped by the storm at Fluttershy's house and both of the ponies had been wrapped in their thoughts since that day. When Big Macintosh had arrived home the next morning Applejack had indeed been upset with him. "Big Macintosh Apple!! What the day do you think you're doin' showin up at the farm in tha mornin' when we was expectin' ya home last night?!" Applejack had said as she stormed up to him. "AJ you know that there was a storm last night. I got trapped at Fluttershy's house and stayed the night. There's no need ta get all mad; I'm here now." Applejacks eyes opened a little wider and she got less mad, she let out a vicious grin "Oh well then Big Macintosh, stayin' at tha cottage with Fluttershy. Hope you managed to keep to yourself." Macintosh glared down at his sister. "Let's just get ta work pickin' up tha mess that that storm left us last night." Applejack smirked, following behind her brother "AlrightFlutterMac Part 2: A Place Close To The Heart1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
FlutterMac Part 3: First Date NervesFluttershy paced the floor of Carousel Boutiques nervously, waiting for Big Macintosh to arrive. "Did he change his mind? What time is it? Oh what are we going to do? I've never been on a date before; what if I mess up?" Rarity watched as her friend walked around her store repeatedly, slightly amused by her nervous movements. "Relax darling you're going to be fine." she told her worrisome friend "Just try and remember everything that I told you."FlutterMac Part 3: First Date Nerves1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy thought back to the previous day, when Rarity had told her what she should expect from a colt on a first date. "Now the first thing to look out for in a colt on the first date, Fluttershy dear, is that he pays complete attention to how you look. He simply must compliment you, because if a girl's gonna work to look her best he had better notice it." Fluttershy blankly stared at her friend trying to absorb all the information her friend was giving her. "If he's going to take you to a restaurant he simply must allow you to order what y
FlutterMac Part 4: Please Don't Run From Me"Come on Macintosh you can do it. Push yourself. You're so close to the end. RUN!" These thoughts filled Big Macintoshes head as he charged through wooded area. Dodging branches and jumping rocks. He'd already lost any kind of lead he had but he was determined to see this course through to the end.FlutterMac Part 4: Please Don't Run From Me1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
All of this had started about a week ago; when he had decided to join in the Annual Running of the Leaves.
Summer had passed by without a hitch that year. The trees had grown their normal amounts of fruit and bucking them off had been just as much work as it ever was. Everything had been perfectly normal on the farm that year. Only one thing was different. Big Macintosh and Fluttershy's budding romance had been causing the two ponies to be spending an exceptional amount of time together.
Almost every day during apple-bucking
FlutterMac 5: Nightmare Night"Ow" Big Macintosh grunted as the comb pulled at a tangle.FlutterMac 5: Nightmare Night1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well maybe if you brushed your mane a little more often you wouldn't have so many knots." Fluttershy teased as she lightly tapped his head with her brush.
"There ain't no need to when applebuckin'." he grumbled as she resumed straightening out his unruly mane.
Once again it was Nightmare Night in Ponyville, not Fluttershy's favorite night of the year. It had always seemed so dark and scary to her even though she knew that the costumes and special effects were fake. They had spent the better part of the evening together at Fluttershy's cottage preparing for the night. The two had made plans for that night that Big Macintosh was to stay with her and help pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters; but at the last minute the Mayor had asked him to pull the hay wagon this year and, reluctantly, he had said yes. So rather than preparing for visitors they were preparing his costume for the night.
With his hair straightened out and his
FlutterMac Part 7: A Broken Hearts and Hooves DayThe bustling market street was noisy that day, not that the center of Ponyville wasn’t always loud with the sounds of various mares and stallions haggling over prices for their wares, but today it just seemed like everypony was trying to yell over each other. Big Macintosh didn’t mind though. If being bombarded with a little noise was the only price he had to pay to spend this afternoon with Fluttershy, he would gladly pay it. With winter slowly coming to an end, the various vendors of Ponyville were trying to sell off the last of their wares before the new produce was ripe for the coin making. This is why the market was so chaotic. Everything was being sold cheaper than normal.FlutterMac Part 7: A Broken Hearts and Hooves Day10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy had asked for him to come along with her to the farmers market because he was better at dealing with some of the ruder merchants that they may encounter. While he didn’t mind being surrounded by the hustle and bustle of large groups of ponies, he much preferred the quiet and rustic
FlutterMac Part 8: A Rainy AffairStanding alone upon the quiet porch of his farmhouse Macintosh watched as the sun rose over the horizon to bathe the land in its bright rays. The purple clouds decorating the mountain top giving birth to a new day. To the red farmer this was nothing new, he’d seen it a hundred times before, but that never made the sight any less beautiful. Once more he thought about how he needed to take a vacation to Canterlot one day and watch Princess Celestia raise the sun. But there was not time for a vacation now. Summer was fast approaching and that mean apple trees needed to be taken care of, and crops tended to.FlutterMac Part 8: A Rainy Affair1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Indeed, even today looked like it was going to be pretty strenuous after the long, relaxing winter break he had just taken. Based on the average number of pink blossoms that were sprouting on the tree branches already it seemed like the whole orchard was going to be flooded with apples. And more apples meant more work for the whole family. But it also meant more money was going t
An Unexpected Development Ch1"Thank you for being such a gentlecolt, Big Mac," said Cheerilee as they enjoyed daisy sandwiches together while watching the sun set on a rather too interesting February day for the pair. "And I apologize for this silly little incident. It's going to be quite the embarrassment after the entire town saw us like that."An Unexpected Development Ch12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Eeyup," drawled Big Macintosh, prompting a laugh from the former impromptu couple. "And for what it's worth, Miss Cheerilee, I'd like to apologize for my little sis' bein' a part of getting us involved in, well, bein' involved."
"Oh, think nothing of it. You know how those three are always causing trouble. It was inevitable that they'd do something like this eventually. Besides, I believe it was little Sweetie Belle who was the ringleader on this particular scheme of theirs."
"Heh, I suppose you're right. Trouble does seem to follow wherever those girls go."
"And speaking of trouble, I think I may have to have a word with Sweetie Belle's sister about keeping her romance
A New SisterA New Sister1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
A new sister
Appleseed sits on her dads back, her hooves wrapped around his neck, not even reaching half way around. She looks around curiously at the white walls and various medical ponies bustling around. She rests her chin on her dads yoke, slowly blinking her big green eyes.
"Daddy, Are we in a hospital?" Her father chuckles slightly and smiles back at her.
She hops off his back gently and flies next to him, pushing her slightly curly, and very messy, orange mane out of her eyes. She continues to glance around curious, and somewhat confused.
"Daddy, Why are we here?" Her father comes to a dead stop and turns around to face his daughter. He slowly walks back to her and crouches in front of her.
"Appleseed, Sugarcube, we're here 'cause ya have a new baby sister, and It's time fer ya meet 'er". He looks into h
Returning the FavorReturning the Favor2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun began its slow descent as day turned to dusk on yet another day of hard work on Sweet Apple Acres. Macintosh trudged through the orchards filling a few more a barrels before turning in for the night. It wasn't that the trees were any more stubborn with their crop or that he lacked the strength to buck, far from it he just lacked the strength to go on. A part of his family had left him. It couldn't have been a month since his little un-sister left. He felt bitter and angry. Said she wanted 'a change in scenery. To live the sophisticated life in Manehatten.' He felt a rage boil over him like when he used to be in school, before he left to tend the orchards, and releases it into a power buck that shook the poor tree violently no apples fell.
Looking up he found the tree bare of its crop. Upon a quick investigation he noticed several small footprints leading out of the orchard.
"Varmitts." He sneered under his breath. Following them to edge of the woods he then found
FlutterMac Part 6: Upon A Snowy NightChildren comeFlutterMac Part 6: Upon A Snowy Night1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I have a tale
of two Pony's
who Love will unveil
Love is fun
and Love is good
Love can change you
But Love can change
and Love can turn
so turn and turn
and with a spin
a Discord triumph
for the win
The snow crunched beneath their hooves as they slowly made their way around the lake. Light grey clouds hid direct sunlight from the earth and gave the landscape a flat appearance. A heavy wind blew across the lake, making the already frost air frigid. Fluttershy was tightly bundled up to protect herself from the cold. With two thick coats, a long woolen scarf wrapped tightly around her neck and rubber snow boots she was the epitome of warmth. In contrast Macintosh had a scarf and light gray sweater on, which stood out startlingly off his crimson coat.
It was like the flower of their relationship was thriving in Equestrias winter season. With Fluttershys animals gone into hibernation and Big Macintosh's minimal chore-work around the farm the two of them spent most of
What's Lost In SilenceThere she was. The most beautiful mare that he had ever lay his eyes on. She rarely visited the farm, but when she did the sun seemed to shine a little brighter and the birds sing a little louder. It was the way that she would brush her hair from her eyes when talking with Applejack, or when she raised a hoof to cover one of those beautiful, melodic giggles.What's Lost In Silence2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He remembered the first time he had seen her. Applejack had brought her to the farm during that whole mess with the Flim Flam Brothers. He hadn’t taken the time to truly notice any of his sister’s friends during the struggle to keep his farm but when he saw her, truly saw her, it was something he had never experienced before. A small, beautiful, smile on her face, and a mug of cider in her right hoof. Macintosh was left completely speechless, like his heart had jumped into his throat and was stopping any words from exiting his body.
So naturally the only logical thing to do was to pretend like
Fluttering Hearts Chapter 1 Fall is a special time of the year in Ponyville; the season of change as some ponies referred to it. Although most noticeably the change they're referring to would be the physical change of color that the leaves on the trees exhibit, there are also some more subtle, but nonetheless significant changes that occur throughout ponies lives this time of year. The peak of this season is marked by the annual Running of the Leaves competition, in which several ponies compete in a marathon designed to shake the leaves from the trees as a result of the force of everypony trampling the grounds at once as they run. However this year, there was another competition between two ponies that was slowly gaining more spectators. An Iron Pony competition between the down-to-earth pony apple farmer Applejack, and the head-in-the-Cloudsdale pegasus Rainbow Dash. The crowd mostly consisted of their closest friends, a few other ponies always ready to enjoy a good completion, and Applejack'sFluttering Hearts Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All That's Passed - Sweet Imperfections: Chapter 1All That's Passed - Sweet Imperfections: Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The glow of a summer evening bloomed before Fluttershy's eyes as her bird choir struck up an effortless melody and the sweet sigh of a breeze drifted across the highest hill of Sweet Apple Acres. Fluttershy inhaled the scent of ripened apples that danced on the wind and let her jade eyes soak in the twilit scene before she turned them to the crimson stallion who sat beside her. She felt her cheeks flush as his apple green eyes gazed into hers; in them she could see all of her own contentment and sincerity. She peered deeper and also saw the uncertainty and fears which for so long had kept them from one another, and though these trepidations remained in him just as they did in her own heart, they were quelled by a trust that had been built over two years of shared joys and tears. At times, she still felt the earth drop from beneath her hooves when she allowed herself to think about how much she truly cared for him and how scary it was to give so much of her heart to somepony else. She n
Holding out for a Hero pt1Holding out for a Hero pt12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Part One: Small town Heroine, Big time dreams
The summer sun was high in the sky above Ponyville. All the town's ponies were out and about shopping and talking and generally enjoying the day without a care in the world, knowing down in their hearts that despite their proximity to the Everfree Forest that they had a mighty protector watching over them from the shadows of dark alleyways or as it might be the cold laboratory of Ponville's resident egghead.
"Greeting everypony! I would like to call this third meeting of the Rainbow Dash Humility Project to order." The purple unicorn said, clad in a simple black bodysuit, to three other ponies in similar bodysuits and a bare white unicorn.
"Really? The Rainbow Dash Humility Project? Ah sorry Twi. Ah do believe it hits the nail on the head but Ah'm sure ya could've thought up something a little more interesting." An orange earth pony said with a tough drawl.
"Arg! AJ! I know the name isn't creative. It isn't supposed to be c
Winter Loving (Fluttermac story) part 1"Here ya are Miss Fluttershy." The red Stallion said to the yellow pegasus. "T-Thanks Big Mac... you can put the apples right there if you want...I can bring them inside myself." She stummered. "I don' mind!" Mac said as he carried the basket of Apples into Fluttershys house and put it down in the kitchen. "S-Sorry for making you go through all that trouble...I understand it must get really cold for you in the winter and you had to carry that basket all the way here..." She squeaked softly. "It anit Nuthin' Miss Fluttershy, Keeping all the ponies fed and your animals heathly are mort important than me." Big Mac smiled at her. "I-Is...There anyway i can repay you Mac?" Fluttershy asked quietly. "How 'bout some hot chocolate later tonight?" he asked. "Sounds goo--od!" She smiled. "See ya then" he left and walked back towards the barn.Winter Loving (Fluttermac story) part 110 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
~Big Mac's POV~
'The snow reminds me of her for some reason...' he thought to himself as he walked into the barn to find his sister AppleJack. "He h
Fluttering Hearts Chapter 2 A cool wind rushed through the trees on a warm day at Sweet Apple Acres. There Big Macintosh could be found lying on his stomach, lazily chewing a few apples of his namesake, taking in the scenery around him. He seldom took the time to admire the land he called his home, since he was often working so hard. It was nice to gaze at the scenery for a moment while his mind dwelt on other matters. It had been two days since his night with Fluttershy. He'd had so much fun with her that night, and he'd hoped she did too. He wanted to talk with her again, but he couldn't decide if it was too soon or not. He'd often heard that mares appreciate a colt who doesn't rush things too much. Then again, some didn't have patience for those who played games and weren't honest about their feelings.Fluttering Hearts Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
First Date"Now Thunder Spark please be good for the others while I'm with Big Macintosh." Fluttershy said to the alicorn colt as they were waiting for Big Macintosh, the other Elements of Harmony and the colts.First Date2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ok." Thunder said just as there was knock on the oak door of the cottage. "I'll get it." he said skipping to the door and opening it with his telekinesis. "Hello Twilight, AppleJack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie, Rarity, Soarin', Caramel and Pokey." he said as the aforementioned ponies entered the small house on the outskirts of Ponyville.
"Hello, Thunder." Pinkie said giving the little foal a squeeze. "Still as hugable as ever. So Fluttershy," the pink party pony asked giving the shy mare a wink, "when's your date coming?"
"He said he'll be here at about six PM." she said looking at the clock, "which is about fifteen minutes from now." And in the mean time the ten ponies talked. Most conversations were congratulations on Fluttershy's first ever date, which made her blush more than a few times,
Fluttering Hearts Chapter 4 Clop Lite version There are many ways for a pony to spend a lazy afternoon: Catching up on their stories, grabbing a meal at a café, or spending time with their closest friends. However, when enjoying each other's company, some ponies prefer to be pampered to a certain degree in the process. For those in particular, Ponyville has one of the most delightful spas. Owned and run by twin sisters Aloe and Lotus, the center takes great pride in providing all sorts of refining services, from typical massages and steam rooms to exquisite mud baths and bathing seaweed wraps. This was where the yellow Pegasus Fluttershy could be found on this day, accompanied by the spas' most frequent customer Rarity. Also with them for the first time was Rainbow Dash, who had promised to come along only on the condition that they might come with her to watch her try out for the Wonderbolts in the not too distant future.Fluttering Hearts Chapter 4 Clop Lite version2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As The Wind Whispered Away Another DayThe wind whistled silently through the trees; whispering the secrets of another day away, into the light of the setting sun. Macintosh trudged slowly down the familiar dirt path, his head hung. His sore muscled stretching and screaming achingly with each step.As The Wind Whispered Away Another Day1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been a tough harvest this year. The elements had been harsh on their crops. First, the sun had refused to be obscured by the clouds of the weather patrol, causing almost everything on their farm to dry out and wither. Then, a dry brush fire had caught in the orchard and they had barely managed to save half of their trees. And to finish everything off, a malfunction in the weather factory had shot a storm their way, flooding out the smaller vegetable crops.
With just about everything needed to make money dead, the Apple family was holding on to their land and home by only the thinnest of threads. They had stocked some extra bits for emergency situations such as this, but between Applebloom's schooling and the repairs to the