What A Prince Does - Part 3What A Prince Does - Part 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
Applejack had been harvesting apples for only a few hours, but she was already exhausted. Her dreams the past few nights had replayed that awful moment at the Gala when the room began to cave in, only instead of that annoying prince being the one being attack by birds, it was Apple Bloom, Big Macintosh, or Granny Smith. Sometimes she would be trying to get to them and the birds would turn their cruel razor claws on her instead, tearing her to bits. Other times they would constantly push her away, letting her get close enough she could almost touch them before being pulled back. The worst were when she got to them only to find Applejack hadn't slept well, not at all.
"Hi Applejack!" A sudden perky voice from right behind her startled Applejack to wakefulness and very nearly toppled her over. She turned around to see Pinkie Pie cheerily bouncing right behind her, full of energy as always.
"Howdy Pinkie Pie, sorry but Ah ain't got much time fer talkin'. These trees have gotta be buc
What A Prince Does - Part 10What A Prince Does - Part 104 years ago in Romance More Like This
After a dinner of apple and carrot salad, Applejack climbed the stairs and reached her room, glad the long, hectic day was over. Hanging her beloved hat on a hook on the wall, she lay down on her bed and almost instantly went to sleep.
She was back at the Gala, amid the falling pillars and crazed animals. She saw the flock of birds swooping around a still, red form and rushed towards them, shouting Macintosh's name.
She turned just in time to see them mob Apple Bloom. When had she gotten there?! Applejack attacked the birds, using her hooves and even teeth in a vain attempt to get them off, but it was hopeless. By the time the birds flew away, Apple Bloom was gone. So was Macintosh. She had lost them both!
"Give 'em back!" she shouted at the birds circling above. "Give back mah family!!!" The room began to shake as the ceiling collapsed...
"Wake up! Miss Applejack, wake up!" Applejack's eyes shot open to reveal Blueblood. He had been shaking her, and quickly removed
Shy pt. 2: RealizationShyShy pt. 2: Realization4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Her mind reeling and wings pumping furiously, Rainbow Dash sped away from the clearing. 'It can't be. I don't believe it, I WON'T believe it! Fluttershy wouldn't be like that! Not for me. ' She tumbled onto a cloud and lay on her back, staring at the sky above her. 'I think I love you . ' The words kept echoing around her mind and with an enraged cry she tried to push them away. She didn't want to believe, wouldn't believe that it was true. It had to be a joke. She laughed nervously, lodging the idea, a joke! Fluttershy hadn't really been one for jokes before, so she had to be trying to cover up for something. The thought was comforting to her, and much easier to accept than a confession of love, so she clung to it and slowly flew back to the picnic to see if her other friends were still there.
Fluttershy stayed in the clearing until she had
Twilight PieIt was just like her. Stupid nuisance.Twilight Pie5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And then it was like-" The pink pony made a strange noise that pierced my ears. It carried out for about twenty seconds, then she continued her story, "So then I-"
"Pinkie!" I looked at her crossly, "Can you tone it down a little? I'm starting to gain a headache. How can I possibly continue my studies in magic if I can't hear myself think?"
Pinkie sighed a little, "Sorry, Twilight, it's just, everypony is busy doing their own things - If you know what I mean. What am I saying? Of course you know-" Pinkie Pie kept talking, but I blocked her out. The Princess was going to be furious if I didn't keep up with my work. I focused for about five minutes before her voice flowed back into my ears.
"So I was like, 'Dashie, what's with you and Apple Jack, anyway?' and she was like, 'Oh well, you know, stuff'. And I was like-"
"Pinkie..." I warned.
"Right! I'll be quiet!" The party pony imaginably zipped her lips shut using her hoof. I eyed her questionably.
Without You"You....sure this works?" Fluttershy said unsure.Without You4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well.. no, but I think I can perfect it." Twilight cheered.
"Well then, let's get this started!" Rainbow Dash deviously grinned.
"Okay. We're going to need somepony who'll be the test pony." Twilight looked at all her friends. Apple Jack then Fluttershy then Rarity then Pinkie Pie then Rainbow Dash. It can't be Fluttershy since she's already scared. Twilight thought. It should probably be Apple Jack.
"Apple Jack," the earth pony turned her attention to the lavender unicorn. "Would you like to be the test pony?" AJ's eyes widen. She nervously looked at the other ponies. "I would but.." AJ trailed. Dash groaned. Then she did a facehoof. "I'll do it." Dash sighed. Twilight did a little nod. Dash stepped in front of Twilight as the others took a trot back. Twilight placed a hoof in front of her others, she slightly bent. She closed her eyes and focused on her magic. Twilight's horn started glowing. In almost a split second,
Exile (Part One)Exile (Part One)4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Exile (Part One)
Luna was unhappy. No, more than that, she was desolate. After a millennium of being trapped in the moon as a psychotic traitor, she returned to Equestria appearing as little more than a filly. Everypony hated her for betraying Princess Celestia, feared her for her former dark powers. Nothing was as she remembered-
“Luna, it’s me.”
“Oh.” Luna recognized the voice of her sister. “Come in, then.”
Celestia opened the door of Luna’s tower abode slowly, stepping gracefully in. The warmth of her radiant mane, befitting a true princess, filled the room. She stared at Luna, seeing her on the brink of tears for the umpteenth time in a week. “You can’t stay in your room forever, Lulu; I miss you being around the castle. How many more socks do I have
Health and Love part 1Health and Love part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
A dramatic love story starring Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy
The day had begun like any other before it for Fluttershy. That is until she got a wonderful surprise visit from a certain special somepony.
Her rooster Filibuster had made it his mission that Fluttershy would greet the day as per usual along with the rising sun. After rubbing the waning memories of her dreams from her eyes she drifted down to her kitchen to start simmering a pot of alfalfa soup. As she carefully added the savory and basil into the pot she realized she decided to try something a little more bold that morning; so she indulged herself with a single sprinkle of nutmeg for a bit of extra spike.
Fluttershy turned the burner to low so it could simmer while she tended to her pet chickens in the yard. By the time she reached the coup with the feedbag resting on her back Filibuster was already strutting about the pen. He seemed to be putting on a show for
Trixie's JournalYou've been moving across the country and came across a journal while you were stretching.Trixie's Journal5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You open the journal and begin to read.
January 21, 1997
Well, my mom just bought me this journal for my birthday, it's better than nothing I supposed... though I really wanted that magic kit. Well, my name is Trixie! I love magic! I want to be the best magician ever someday!
Febuary 15, 1997
I learned some new magic today! I met a pony on the streets and he showed me how to create lightning clouds! It's a really cool trick.
Febuary 17, 1997
Dad signed me up for Celestia's Magic Academy today! I'm gonna go practice for my entrance exams!
February 25, 1997
I failed the entrance exam... I thought I did really good, too! I hatched the egg, I did everything right... they even said I did an amazing job! The just called saying I failed though. I think this has something to do with that pony I saw when I left. She was purple, that's all I remember, and when we left there were some bright lights coming f
Last ChanceLast ChanceLast Chance4 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Pairing: Rarity x Spike)
A purple dragon, now no longer a baby, stood on the balcony of Twilight Sparkle's library. Spike had grown up from the little dragon he once was to one that was taller than a pony, had spines running down his back, and had a fiercer face.
However, he was still the lovable and somewhat sarcastic Spike that everyone in Ponyville knew. He took a deep breath, and looked out at the town. It had been his home for several years now, and he was pretty sure he knew practically everypony in town.
But there was one pony who stood out from the rest of them, and that was the pretty white unicorn who worked at the Carousel Boutique. The beautiful Rarity had been the object of Spike's affections ever since he had arrived in Ponyville, but the attraction had grew from just finding her pretty, to admiring her generosity and wanting to make her friends happy.
They had become good friends over the years, since Spike still helped her find gems whenever she went
Hidden FeelingsHidden Feelings by PaxtofettelHidden Feelings4 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Starring Rarity and Twilight Sparkle)
In the small town of Ponyville, one can find a rather peculiar building near the outskirts. No, it isn't peculiar because it contains a pony eating monstrosity born within the very depths of the Underworld, but rather because of its peculiar appearance. The exterior was that of a carousel, very similar to the ones that can be found in a carnival. It was called (oddly enough) the Carousel Boutique. What was most interesting, however, was the purpose of this ornate establishment. If you were to ask a noblepony in the most fashionable districts of Canterlot where she got that wonderful dress she was wearing, she would tell you that it came from the same place that had just been mentioned. The Carousel Boutique was well known amongst the elite of Equestria for being the provider of wonderfully fashionable dresses.
Inside the shop was just as extravagant as the outside, if not more. The walls were painted in various shade
My Little Pony Love and Friendship chapter 4My Little Pony Love and Friendship chapter 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Derpy Hooves was inside her home to avoid the winter storm, she had already started a fire in her fireplace and had put a blanket over herself to help her warm up again. As Derpy looked out her window she was very glad she was not in the storm anymore. She started to relax a little when a thought struck her mind, 'what if somepony was stuck outside?' The warmth of the fire in front of her was very inviting compared to the cold outside, but in Derpys heart she knew that the possibility of leaving somepony outside while she was safe inside was not something she could ignore. After grabbing her winter wears Derpy went back out into the raging winter storms in order to help whoever needed it.
Rarity was trying to head to the rendezvous point, but her progress back across Ponyville was quite slow. Rarity's hooves were aching from running through the snow to Sweet Apple Acres. She was thinking, 'Oh why was I, of all ponies, chosen to go the farthest distance to see if Rainbow Dash
Honesty and Loyalty: Chapter 1Honesty and Loyalty: Chapter 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter one: Applebucking
An Appledash fic inspired by the short story "Of horseshoes, apples, and feathers"
It was a glorious day in Ponyville, the smell of autumn indicated the changing of seasons as summer came to a close. On a lonely high cloud in the sky over Equestria, a cyan-coated pegasus who had an distinctive rainbow mane was sleeping peacefully. Her name was Rainbow Dash and she was in the middle of her daily afternoon nap after a day previously of napping and practicing her tricks for the Wonderbolts. It was Sunday and Dash's day off, but she still had work to do for somepony else.
"Apple bucking with Applejack!" Rainbow Dash screamed as the thought came to her head, waking her up. "Oh no, oh no I'm late!" Rainbow panicked as she scrambled to get up off her cloud. "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late" she told herself as she flew off towards Sweet Apple Acres.
Luna's Socks - Part 2Luna's Socks Part 2 starring Twilight Sparkle and the Princesses Celestia and LunaLuna's Socks - Part 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It took Twilight forever to fall asleep, the incident playing over and over in her head, the same mixture of sensations and frustrations just memories now but nevertheless still raw and sensitive. But at last she fell into a fitful sleep, hot and uncomfortable but empty of dreams...
....until she awoke to the sound of the windows clattering open and the rustling of the curtains against the drapery of her bed.
She drew her head slowly out from under the covers to see that the whole room was lit up by silver-blue light pouring in from the now open window. The mirror had turned into a pool of quicksilver and the brass handles and hinges of the furniture were sparkling as if they had been doused in glitter.
Twilight climbed out of bed, her eyes glued to the beam of light piercing the room, and took a few nervous steps towards the window. She had closed it, hadn't she? There was no way sh
Surprise PartyJust one last tree and this row will be done. Applejack lifted her rear legs and gave the apple tree a buck causing apples to fall into the buckets. She smiled as she looked over the orchard of her home, Sweet Apple Acres. There was still much more work to do, and the sun was about to set. 'I best not get myself too far behind,' Applejack thought. She gathered the few stray apples that missed the buckets and loaded the buckets onto the cart.Surprise Party5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Those buckets were heavy. It made her mad that her big brother, Big Macintosh, could carry three full buckets on his back, while she could only manage one at a time. 'Not today big brother.' She grunted in exertion and managed to get two buckets on her back. She strained to stand and walked slowly to the cart. She began to slow down due to the weight of the apples, so with gritted teeth she pushed herself harder. 'Come on Applejack, you ain't the most dependable of ponies for nothing.'
Applejack walked around the cart and lowered herself to set dow
Luna's LoveLuna's Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sister I cry to you, please come rescue me
Drowning myself in misery I cannot sleep
Banished to the place where I feel alone
I beg, I pled, I want to come home
I cannot lay my soul to rest
With the empty pain I feel in my chest
My color slowly turning to grey
My patience slowly fading away
I thought you loved me and cared
By telling me you would always be there
But now I see where you lacked
I thought you always had my back
My vengeance growing and turning cold
The days getting older, centuries old
If you don't love me than no one will
I'm tired of feeling sick and ill
The Luna you love is buried away
Tonight shall begin another new day
Nightmare Moon shall rise from hate
Before it's too late
Love Conquers All.Love Conquers All.5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Applejack bucked her back legs against the tree trunk. She backed up a little, allowing the apples to fall neatly into her saddle baskets. The orange pony trotted away from the tree, heading instead, towards a small cart. She got herself into position, just in front of the cart. She then reared up, so she was now standing on her back legs. The apples fell in an orderly fashion, without any of them going astray. Applejack gave the orchard a quick scan, once the apples were piled into the cart. Upon seeing that there was bit a single apple left, she let out a little 'yeehaw' to show she was done. Her celebratory hollering caught the attention of Big Macintosh. Who had been taking a sly nap in the barn, when he should have been apple bucking like his sister. He rose from his slumber and exited the barn.
"What's all the commotion about?!"
"Ah did it! Ah finished mah half of the apple buckin'!"
Big Macintosh was visibly surprised.
"What!? We've only been at this for an hour!"
My Little Pony-Beast Wars: Predator's Moon Ch. 1-2My Little Pony-Beast Wars: Predator's Moon Ch. 1-24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic/Transformers: Beast Wars Crossover
By Atomic Chinchilla
Such Stuff as Nightmares are Made On
Rampage continued to twist and wrench at Blackarachnia's head with his mammoth pincer. She could hear the sound of her own metal straining and cracking, about to give way
"I wonder," the crab mused, "If I pry off your head and squeeze your body, will all your insides come streaming out like a tube of toothpaste?"
"You won't get to find out, creep!" a voice called from the sky. Golden plasma discs flew down from above and rained onto the clustered Predacons, scattering them in the blasts. Tarantulas landed on top of Waspinator, the Alien sphere falling from his grasp to the dirt. Rampage chucked Blackarachnia aside like a rag doll and looked up just in time for the flying Transmetal manta ray to launch another salvo of energy discs into his back.
"Depth Charge: Maximize!" The manta ray transformed into Dep
Love Conquers All Part 3Love Conquers All Part 35 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Applejack glanced out of the window and made a shocking discovery. The colt she sought an audience with, was making his way towards her house. She ducked out of sight, her body beginning to tick with adrenaline. It was obvious why he was here; he had worked out what she was up to, and sought to put a stop to it. She resisted the urge to race downstairs and confront him, now wasn't the time. The colt rapped his hoof off the door, the sound of his knocking drifting lazily through the air. She ignored his efforts to draw her out of hiding, by thinking of her object of affection. This was of course, the sky blue Pegasus, Rainbow Dash. Applejack sighed a little, in her mind Rainbow Dash was so close, but in reality, she was so far away. She realised that the colt had stopped knocking, and risked a peek outside. This proved not to be the wisest of choices, as when she looked, the colt was staring right at her. She maintained his gaze, showing that she wasn't intimidated by him. He smirked at
Smell Like A Pony, Man"Hello, humans. Look at your friends, now back at mine, now back at your friends, now back to mine. Sadly, your friends aren't mine. But if they start watching "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," and become bronies, they could be like my friends. Look down, back up, where are you? You're at a party with the friends your friends could be like. What's in your hand, back at me. I have it in my hoof. It's a cupcake with that frosting you love. Look again. The cupcake is now gemstones!. Anything is possible when watch "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," and become bronies. I'm reading a book."Smell Like A Pony, Man4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hello humans, how are you? Fantastic. Do your friends look like mine? No. Can they be like mine? Yes! Should they watch "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?" I don't know. Do you like the smell of friends
Missing You- RDXAJMissing You- RDXAJ4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Inspired by Carrie Underwood's "This is Just a Dream"
Time growing older waiting for her there
Missing that tender love and care
She flew with the Wonderbolts into the night
Telling me not to fright
"I'll return home" she said to me
I nodded, but cried in my sleep
Days later I received a call
I picked it up and then let it fall
Rainbow my love was on the other end
With exciting news to send
A marriage in a few days with a royal ball
I couldn't believe this at all
I told her I loved her and would be waiting there
To see my love and feel that tender care
She hung up the phone saying good bye
I wanted to cry and cry all night
I went to tell the others, but they already knew
Rarity the designer was planning something new
I couldn't believe this day was coming at last
I wished for this day to come in the past
The moment was set and waited with glee
All our friends here, a site to see
I saw my love as I streamed down the aisle
She looked at me and gave me a s
Alterations Chapter 5Alterations Chapter 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alterations Ch. 5
PinkieShy, AppleDash and Spike were sitting down having breakfast when Rarity walked through the door. Her eyes were bloodshot as if she had stayed up late. She had in fact stayed up late working on a secret project. "Goodmorning everypony!" she said cheerily. "Goodmorning." the three replied. Rarity smiled, "Girls, I think I have come up with a way to lift your spirits." she announced. AppleDash quickly replied, "Really? How?" Rarity chuckled at her friends' enthusiasm. She had come up with a great way to pass the time and it was always a great confidence booster for her. "Follow me and you shall find out." she told them with a great smile.
Rarity and Spike sat in chairs before a velvety red curtain lined with gold. It opened to reveal a small catwalk that she kept around, in case of emergencies. Down the runway strode a pony wearing an exquisite piece. She wore a rainbow colored hat, styled after the one commonly worn by a certain orange coated earth-pony. On
Twilight's Comet: chapter IITwilight's CometTwilight's Comet: chapter II4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Comet's heart clenched with both nervousness and another feeling, a feeling he never experienced before. In the back of his mind he knew what it was he was feeling, but he didn't know whether or not to believe it. In front of him was Twilight Sparkle, the lavender mare who Comet thought to be the most beautiful he had ever seen. He had just returned her compliment, telling her that he believed she had a very nice name. Now, she had developed a different look on her face than when he had first come in, a look one might have when they are search or inquiring for something. She also appeared to be looking him up and down, or more rather, the uniform he was wearing. "Um, is there something wrong with my jacket?" Comet asked, nervously.
About a second after Comet asked his question, Twilight's eyes suddenly grew huge. She knew she had seen that type of uniform before! "You go to the school of the North!" She exclaimed ve
Applebucking PoemApplebucking Poem4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's that time of year again,
Time to get to work,
It's applebucking season,
and we won't stop til the job's done!
This year'll be a success,
and I won't settle for any less
With Big Mac, Granny Smith, and Applebloom,
We've gotta get it done or we're doomed!
Now it's finally done,
All of the apples are bucked
and now we can finally rest again
Until next year, wish us good luck!
Derailed ThreadDerailed Thread5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rarity's mane was a mess. Her hooves were dirty and her eyes felt as if they would bug out of her head.
"Where . Where could that fabric have gotten ?" She muttered to herself, scouring her studio for any sign of the lovely white cloth she'd ordered weeks ago. She was so busy, she hardly noticed her sister tiphoofing behind her until she heard the clatter of a ponyquin falling to the ground.
She whipped her head around to find Sweetie Belle looking a bit sheepish, carrying a bindle over her shoulder using her budding unicorn magic. She really was growing up quickly now, Rarity realized, and was finally mastering the many magical skills that she would use for the remainder of her life. "What is in that bag, Sweetie?"
"Oh, uh, nothing!" Sweetie replied gingerly, shuffling her hooves a bit. "Definitely not anything- Hey, no fair!!"
Rarity just rolled her eyes as she levitated the rudimentary bag and stick in her direction and unrolled it, gasping loudly at the contents. Inside t