Airshipping Is MagicThe morning air was crisp and cool with barely a breeze blowing. The sky was crystal blue, and the rays of the sun played lazily across the green countryside. It was the perfect day, thought Twilight Blimple, for a flight.Airshipping Is Magic4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The little purple sparkly blimp slowly rose into the air, enjoying the wind as it played across her surface. Her propellers spun into life as she turned in a westerly direction, the fluted spire that jutted out from her control deck pointing the way.
Twilight wasn't a big blimp. Her gasbag was large but stubby, her fins small and protruding, and her purple gondola cabin was slung almost apologetically underneath. Growing up as a little balloon in the big city she had always been jealous of the other airships, who always seemed to be more graceful than she. But soon study had paid off.
Today, she was on an important mission. Today she had to ferry vital medical aid across Airquestria. A hailstorm had hit the town of Hull, and puncture repair kits were urgently needed.
October 2nd[I suggest you read the first Twilight October before reading this]October 2nd4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Permission to ask where Spike is, cap'n?"
"Err," said Twilight, pushing a pillow out of the way so she could see her pink companion. "Permission granted."
"He said he had a tummy ache so he wouldn't be joining us today."
"Aww, that's too bad. I finally found a hat just like his," said Pinkie Pie. "And what'll you do without a periscope?"
Twilight grinned. "With Spike's help I've come up with a new kind of under-pillow sonar; I can send out a tiny wave of magic that will bounce off of ponies and tell me where they are."
"Ooo, clever! Try it now, try it now!"
"Okay," said Twilight, and her horn glowed a little brighter as she began to concentrate.
Pinkie wiggled in anticipation. "What does it say?"
"Their surface vessels are scattered, this should work to our advantage. I'll check again to see if they're moving." Twilight's horn flared. "Oh?" she said. "They've all gotten closer..."
"What's wrong cap'n?