A Sight for Really Sore EyesSweet Apple Acres was cool this time of year and as usual Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash were in a pranking mood. Normally, they would aim for Applejack, but this time they were targeting her older brother Big Macintosh. They had set a surprise for him on a path they knew he would take eventually. The prank was that once he hit a tripwire they had set up a pulled back branch would be released and hit him in the chest. For Pinkie and Rainbow it was set at face level, but Big Mac was taller not to mention that his yoke would protect him so he was not in danger. They only wanted to surprise or scare the quiet stallion. What happened was still a surprise but was not fun.A Sight for Really Sore Eyes4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy was walking along Ponyville square when a sudden craving for an apple pastry came over her. She immediately headed to Sugarcube Corner to find Pinkie Pie. The town bakery was alive with happy activity and smelled wonderful to the pegasus who was used to the simple quiet smells of nature. Fluttershy walked to the co
First FriendsFirst FriendsFirst Friends4 years ago in Romance More Like This
It had been a few weeks since her return from Manehattan, and while she had been excited to be home, and to have her new cutie mark, she was having trouble readjusting to school. While it was true she never truly caught on to the sophisticated ways of Manehattan, she had forgotten how to simply relax around others and ‘make friends’, this fact made only harder by dirty rumors thrown about that she was some hoity toity pony pretending to be a bumpkin to get attention, but her strange mannerisms weren’t her fault, the entire situation just felt... ‘funny’. It was as if everything was against her, having her relearn how to live and act not once, but twice, and having everypony look down on her while she struggled to catch up.
Everything just felt ‘funny’, like she was trying to learn how to swim in jello.
Today was a party of some kind at school. Something about the Friday before break, which didn’t make sense
The Birds and the BeesThe Birds and the Bees4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Birds and the Bees
The clean, cool stream just off the edge of Sweet Apple Acres washed away the troubles of the day. Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo had had an exhausting set of adventures and the refreshing dip was just what they needed. The clear waters washed away the heat and the sweat, and the tree sap, of another long day of play. The Cutie Mark Crusaders had gotten an early start, terrorizing no fewer than a dozen ponies before noon. Their efforts had been unsuccessful, but enjoyable. Scootaloo's stomach rumbled, and her friends' stomachs soon followed. They hadn't eaten the 'food' they had made around lunch time. Silently, the three of them nodded to each other and understood it was time to get something in their bellies.
"Hi girls! What can I get for you? Do you need cookies? Cake? Cupcakes?"
When Trey Came to Town: Ch 1 “Come back soon!” Twilight’s call rang out along with her friends’ own remarks. Applejack trotted down the road away from Ponyville. The orange pony, as concerned about sales as she usually was, set off to Manehatten on one of her ‘get rich quick’ schemes. No matter how many times she’s tried and failed, the country-bred pony never stopped trying them.When Trey Came to Town: Ch 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Always so stubborn. Twilight thought. She chuckled under her breath. Once she has an idea... Twilight looked at the sunset, a deep orange-red. ...she’ll get right on it, no matter what time it is. She smiled and shook her head. To each their own.
She turned to leave along with the rest of her friends, each going their own way, back to their respective homes. As soon as Twilight was away from the other
Start Spreading the NewsFluttershy was sleeping soundly unaware that she was being watched. It had only been a week since her accident that resulted in her accidentally confessing her feelings to Pinkie while she stood outside Fluttershy's bedroom door. As the first rays of sunlight shone through her window waking her, she stretched and smiled warmly as, for the last seven days, her first sight was the same as when those bandages were removed. On her nightstand was a picture frame, and inside it was the note Pinkie Pie had written telling her that she loved her as well. With a smile on her still sleepy face, "I love you, Pinkie." A small squeak escaped her with what she heard next.Start Spreading the News4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I love you too, Fluttershy." Pinkie smiled as the yellow pegasus spun around, became tangled within the blanket, and tumbled over the side.
Fluttershy was on her back with her hind legs on the bed and looking up to the ceiling. She smiled softly when Pinkie's head looked over the edge.
"Wow Fluttershy, are you testing new ways to
When Trey Came to Town: Ch 4 Somewhere, in the confines of their home, a particular pony mulls over their scheme.When Trey Came to Town: Ch 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Everything going just as planned. I’ve released Spike, making sure he thinks he went to Canterlot, and it appears that the target has made a good relationship with Twilight. A simple spell was all it took to make them instant friends! For some unexplainable reason, they already had some kind of bond, and all I had to do was tweak that with my magic, and poof! Friends. What that bond is, I don’t know, but it doesn’t matter. Soon, Trey will be mine, forever!
* * *
Mixed feelings filled Trey in that moment. Excitement, to be able to experience what it meant to be a pony. Apprehension, for fear that something might go wrong, or that it won’t be like what he had imagined. Hunger, because he was hungry.
He stood in the cen
When Trey Came to Town: Ch 2 Trey knew instantly that he wasn’t in his backyard anymore. It was too quiet, and there was obviously a floor beneath him instead of dirt. He didn’t know where he was, but he sure had a pretty good idea.When Trey Came to Town: Ch 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sprawled uncomfortably on the floor and covered in books, Trey painfully raised himself up into a sitting position. His whole body ached from the force of the impact, and from the books which kindly decided to fall upon him. He leaned against the shelf and shuffled the books on the floor away from him so he could sit comfortably. He was then suddenly greeted by the menacing glower of Twilight Sparkle, her horn glowing a deep, dark purple.
Trey jerked away from the sudden hostility, startled. He subsequently fell on more books, bringing pain to his back. He sat back up, only to have Twilight’s fierce glare right before his eyes
When Trey Came to Town: Ch 3 “So let me get this straight,” Trey said as he and Twilight entered the purple pony’s sleeping quarters. “You had a guest bed, but it was... destroyed?” He gave Twilight a quizzical look, a grin creeping onto his face.When Trey Came to Town: Ch 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight blushed. “It was an accident! I... I didn’t mean too.” She looked away sheepishly. “I was... intoxicated.” She looked back up at Trey to see a look of utter shock on his face, which then changed into outright laughter. He laughed hard enough to start crying. “Hey, it’s not that funny.” She gave him a light shove.
Trey managed to quell his laughter and wiped the tears from his eyes. “You? The book worm? Drunk? Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty funny.” He stifled another giggle. “Please, do g
Common Sky - Part 1"Ah'm tellin' you, you're makin' it way too pretty. It's all form and no function."Common Sky - Part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh, please darling. If she's going to be out there all alone, then the least I can do is make sure she looks fabulous! What if she were to meet some nice fellow along the way, hmm? She'd look dreadful without proper fashionable winter attire."
"Ah don't think it's that kinda trip, sugarcube. She's goin' up int'the mountains, not lookin' to chat up some sophisticated pony in th'big city. She's gonna need lots'a pouches t'carry all 'er stuff, you ain't got a single pouch or even a small pocket on that thing. Where's she gonna fit her telescope or her food?"
"Why, in some one-of-a-kind-designer-saddle-bags I made for her, of course."
It was early evening in the dead of winter, and the dark starry sky overhead gleamed and sparkled above. The winter solstice had just passed, and with the season came less and less sunlight, bringing darkened coldness to the entire land of Equestria. Twilight Sparkle w
The Princess Bridle: Chapter TwoFive years later, Unicornia City was abuzz with the impending celebration of the nation's five-hundredth anniversary. It was rumored that Prince Blueblood was to finally take a bride, and as a wedding gift, the aging king would abdicate the throne to his ambitious son.The Princess Bridle: Chapter Two4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rarity paid no mind to the silly gossip-mongering of fishwives, having long given up the fillyish fantasies of a storybook wedding. So she was quite surprised when Prince Blueblood himself strolled into her little shop.
"Ah! Such rich textiles for so humble an establishment," the prince crooned, modeling a new cape for himself in the full-length mirror. He spared a moment to appraise Rarity as well in a manner she did not entirely appreciate. "Indeed, true finery may be found in the most unlikely of places."
"I am honored by your regard, Your Majesty," the seamstress said with appropriate humility.
"Guards!" Blueblood called to his entourage. A pair of lar
The Banner Under Which We StandThe Banner Under Which We Stand4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Celestia the day, Luna the night,
Our one true defense, love's pure might.
A friendship we have to last us the while,
United under a banner of friendship, love, and smiles.
Nothing can stand against us, get in our way--
Not while we hold this true to our hearts today.
Coming from separate lives, walks, nations, towns;
The love for pony we share knows no easy bounds.
Such simple lessons we know to be true,
Love and tolerate, and be excellent too.
Reminders of echoes of common sensibility;
Latching on to our fiber, showing us civility.
Pinkie Pie, a spring of joy bursting with laughs,
Applejack, honesty so pure, truly answering each question asked.
Twilight sparkle, with magical power she leads;
Rainbow Dash, above all, her loyalty to friends precedes.
Rarity, a heart of love and riches, generous;
Fluttershy, a soft soul, with hooves of kindness.
These emblems we hold close in our hearts bring us together on this path,
Sharing comradery, care, and love with each other while this time las
The Princess Bridle: Chapter OneThe clear light of midday filtered in through the curtains of Applebloom's bedroom window, but she was in no condition to enjoy the glorious weather outside. She coughed into a tissue, then blew her dripping nose. The little yellow filly at once felt both uncomfortably warm under her bed's heavy quilt and chilly enough to want to burrow further beneath it.The Princess Bridle: Chapter One4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On either side of Applebloom, her best friends Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo were equally suffering.
"Ah told y'all that tryin' to be 'Cutie Mark Crusader Frog Catchers' weren't no good idea," Applejack said as she bustled about her sister's room. "For one thang, Froggy Bottom Bog ain't no place for a buncha fillies to be muckin' about! And besides, what were you gonna do with all those frogs anyhow?"
"Sorry, big sis. I guess we didn't think that far ahead," Applebloom replied. She normally hated it when Applejack started with the 'Ah told you so's, but just didn't feel
Dawn of a new Day, part 3Dawn of a new DayDawn of a new Day, part 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
A knock on the door. Twilight looked up from her book, got to her hooves and walked over to it. Opening it she was greeted by the most nervous pegasus she had ever witnessed. "Uhm, hi, Rainbow."
Dash turned her head towards her as if surprised by Twilight's sudden appearance. "Oh, er, hi Twilight." Twilight raised her eyebrow as she noticed Dash staring at her mouth of all things and biting her own lip as if being in a mental struggle over whether or not to do something.
However, no action came from her friend. After a while Twilight realized that nothing was likely to happen and decided to invite Dash inside. "Do you want to come in?"
Dash did not move her eyes and merely gave her a "mhm" and a barely noticeable nod.
Twilight stepped back and gave her friend some space to step inside and closed
Red Dead ReDerption: Chapter 2Red Dead ReDerption: Chapter 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Joan gently pushed the door to Marshal Dash Johnson's office open. The office was small and only had 2 prisoner cells. One of the cells was locked shut and had a prisoner who was sitting against the wall; the other cell was open and had a pony sleeping in it. The prisoner watched Joan enter and looked over at the pony sleeping in the cell next to him.
"Hey! Hey! You gots a visitor." He yelled at the sleeping pony.
He stumbled out of the bed; he was a unicorn a bit shorter than Derpston with a pale cyan coat and a short dark orange colored mane. "Shut up you! And, and whats you want?"
"My name is Joan Derpston. Marshal Dash wanted to speak to me."
"Ehh uhh why?" asked the short pony.
"Cause were both in the business of law. Whats a colt like you doing in the business of law & order?" asked Joan.
"Hey! I ain't no colt! I'm the marshal's deputy. Where's a strange mare like you from anyway!?"
Joan pushed the brim of her hat up a little bit, "I'm from Fort Cloudsdale."
Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 1 "Um, can I take the blindfold off now?" Fluttershy was being led down a hall and had no idea where it would lead.Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Not yet," a cheerful voice said stifling laughter. Pinkie's voice did comfort the shy pony even if she sounded slightly off.
It was not long before Fluttershy heard a door open, and she was led inside. She heard giggling and asked, "Who's there?"
"Shh," Pinkie said, "We're almost there."
Fluttershy was stopped and the blindfold was removed.
A collective voice shouted, "Surprise!"
Fluttershy opened her eyes and her joy was quickly replaced with confusion. The room was sloppily decorated. In fact, the room was her home, and it was trashed. There was a large banner that read, "Happy Loser
Three's a Crowd: Chapters 47-50Octavia and Vinyl left the bar together, the other bar-goers wishing them all the best in the future. They walked so closely to one another it was a wonder that they hadn't tripped over each others hooves. Vinyl was smiling from ear to ear, content in the fact that her words had reached Octavia. She gently snaked her tail around Octavia's, whose tail responded in kind.Three's a Crowd: Chapters 47-504 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm sorry for reacting so badly, Vinyl...I still haven't quite forgiven myself for it," Octavia said softly as she looked at Vinyl.
"It's fine Octy," Vinyl smiled. "I really should have seen things from your end. I can't even begin to imagine what it looked like," Vinyl said. "Ugh...I'm still trying to get his disgusting taste out of my mouth," she gagged.
Octavia giggled slightly. "I can understand why you broke up with him before," she said. "He had no idea what he had, and he let it go," Octavia smiled.
"Aww, Octy...that's so nice of you to say," Vinyl said with a small blush.
"Believe me...I made that mistake once,
Adventures in Equestria Part 2Butterscotch in Equestria Part 2 starring Butterscotch Sundae and Pinkie PieAdventures in Equestria Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Pinkamina, Pinkamina, Pinkamina." I said it a second time
but still nothing happened.
I don't remember how long I lay there, slumped in the chair, face down, tears dripping onto the wooden top of the dresser. I think I must have cried myself asleep for the next thing I knew I could hear a most peculiar noise.
It sounded like someone eating quickly and messily.
"Om nom nom nom nom nom!"
Wait I was dreaming, right? I still had my eyes closed, so it could be a dream one of those drunk, overheated, feverish dreams I often had after a few too many drinks. But then I felt something nuzzling the side of my face something soft and furry, with warm, moist breath that smelled of vanilla and... hot-sauce?
I opened my right eye a crack and I couldn't see anything but a great patch of colour and I suddenly panicked, thinking I must
Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 2"Now Twilight, this must be perfect. This will be their first real date."Interview With a Fillyfooler Part 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
Twilight Sparkle finished placing new curtains on the windows of the shop, "I get that Rarity, but I still don't understand why you're being so insistent on having the date here at your boutique."
The white unicorn turned to her friend and laughed, "I have my reasons, but rest assured that it is for Fluttershy."
Twilight tilted her head, "Why?"
"You know how timid the little creature can be. Just imagine the amount of stress she'll be under on a date." Rarity waved a hoof in front of her face, "No. I will not allow my dear friend to suffer any stress. She will be worried enough on making a good impression on Pinkie."
Twilight stopped decorating the table, "Ok, now you're going to have to explain that one to me. They've been friends for years. How could there be a first impression?"
Rarity walked to her friend and playfully squeezed Twilight's face with her hooves, "You are simply adorable sometimes, Twilight Spar
Hearth-warming HeartsHearth-warming Hearts4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
- Ponies with Nightwish
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Sundown's final warming light
Eve of colder winter night
Ahead of the frost evade the storm
Seek shelter under strained bonds
Wind's howl outside
Spirits gather around as old ties fall apart
Once we had a haven of peace
We all had homes where live in bliss
Now all in ruins of selfish deeds
Drowned in the sea of hostile feels
Shelter torn by narrow minds
Bitter words, offending lines
Dispute's voice, the discordant tone
All wondrous notes for the discord's song
Spite frozen still
Spirits' howl outside
Their winds bring deadly frost
Find solace in embrace of strangers
Seek redemption for heart
Evoke the spark of hearth-warming light
Amend discordant deeds with the tears of love
Link healed in tears
Turns frost away
A bond tied in fire of friends warms our hear
Spike, Pony Investigator: Chapter 1Spike, Pony Investigator: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mares. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Admittedly, it's really hard to find somewhere without 'em. They're everywhere! And every time, every time, I think I can just settle down quietly another mare walks into my life.
Hey. The name's Spike. If you're from Ponyville, you probably know me as the assistant to the librarian. In fact, most ponies from Canterlot knew me as that as well. However, those that work on the fringes of the law know me all too well. That line send shivers down your spine? It should; I'm pretty awesome.
I was in the library. I like the library. It's quiet and nopony bothers you much. At least, that's how it is in Ponyville. In Canterlot word got around and ponies always knew how to find me. Things were quieter here, aside from the crises that seem to pop up every other twenty-two minutes. Thankfully, Twilight and her friends usually dealt with those, leaving me to my own devices.
It was that portion of fall where all the pegasus ponies hav
Pillow thoughts - Chapter 1 --AppleDash Fic--Pillow thoughts - Chapter 1 --AppleDash Fic--4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- Glittering Thoughts –
"Ah'm sorry, wha--?"
Applejack turned towards the blue pegasus. This was becoming slightly annoying.
"I uh... I said that you did a fine job.... today, I mean," replied Rainbow Dash. She quickly pointed at the nearest apple tree. "The apples, all gone. Ha! I never knew how you could get them all down... you know, with a single kick."
Applejack tilted her head to the right. This was surpassing annoying, sliding towards worrying.
"Are you sure you're okay, Rainbow? Y'all seem a bit…" She stopped mid-sentence, not really knowing how to continue.
"Okay? Pff, of course I'm okay! I was just... you know..." she said, ending her phrase with a wide, awkward smile. The pegasus shifted a bit, trying to arrange the bag she was carrying so it wouldn't fall off her back.
Applejack frowned a bit, but decided to ignore this altogether. She had plenty of chores to do today and she had no time for Rainbow's silly pranks or less-than-inspired jokes.
Reminiscence: The Season's EndReminiscence: The Season's End3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
MY LITTLE POEM
Ponies with Sonata Arctica
[click here for the accompanying song]
Reminiscence: The Season's End
See, this is it: season two
And an epic opening with brand new villain
Chocolate rain, chaos' tricks
So it begins
From nightmare's rise we've watched the show
Their adventures to the best of nights
Through summer waited, counted days
For new episodes
Honestly though, I was latish
Didn't join the herd 'til season one had aired
That's my bad
But for next round I took the first ride
First gag since pilot
The most epic breakdown
Slippery slope of descending into madness:
"Meet Smarty Pants, my doll back in your age "
Is this truly it, somehow feeling so new, so fresh
Pumped-up the budget, pushed a few boundaries
So many incidents
The cutiepox, the play and Daring Do
Babysitter's little hell
Rampaging dragons, a hero saves the day
Worth Suffering ForThe night air was brisk to say the least, and Rarity would have much preferred to be inside and out of the harsh chill. It definitely wasn't something she delighted in. Harsher still, though, was the expression on Sweetie Belle's face, and the glare with which she had looked at Rarity after her failed attempt to reconcile. Rarity watched, shocked, as Applebloom and Sweetie Belle walked away, their forms receding from the campfire and fading into the darkness of the woods. She hesitated for a moment and sighed softly, glancing at Applejack. She took a few steps towards her, trying to keep her voice low enough that the fillies wouldn't overhear.Worth Suffering For4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well, that apology went swimmingly. Applejack, why do you have to be so good and make me look so bad?"
Applejack chuckled and gestured to the unicorn.
"Oh Rarity, once again you're thinkin' about yourself. Bein' sisters is a give and take. You've been doin' a whole lotta takin', but you haven't been doin' a whole lotta givin'."
Rarity thought fo
Interventions are MagicInterventions are Magic5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Interventions are Magic starring Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the cast of Friendship is Magic
"C'mon Twilight! Everypony's waiting for you at Sugar Cube Corner!" Spike had had to half-drag Twilight from the library, where she had spent the evening reading and drinking mostly drinking. He'd found her curled up on the couch nursing a bottle of vanilla-lemon vodka, the floor a pile of crumpled books and empty bottles, and she'd resisted every effort of his to get her to come with him. He'd tried to pull her by her tail at first, and when that hadn't worked he'd pushed on her rump as she dug her hooves in stubbornly, but now she had finally given up and was walking alongside him, swaying as she went.
"At what where? Sugar Cube Corner?" she slurred. After half a bottle of vodka, Twilight was three sheets to the wind, and she found it difficult to put one hoof in front of the other. In fact, they threatened to tangle up underneath her at any moment, and she was glad o