To HaveTo Have3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As soon as the Sisterhooves Social race ended, Dinky the unicorn ran up the bleachers to her mother. "Didja see us? Didja? Didja?" she asked, grinning like her face would split.
Derpy grabbed her daughter and swung her around. "Butter and excellence, the cute badgers sing!"
Violet Sparkler trotted over. She stopped next to the bleachers, and nervously rubbed one forehoof against the other. "Hey, Miz Hooves?" she said, "I know Dinky and I aren't real sisters, but, um, thanks for letting us compete together."
"Kumquat and the entrance," said Derpy, nodding.
"I mean," said Violet suddenly, quickly, as if she'd been holding the words back for too long, "I've never had a little sister, and when they put Dinky in my foster home I was so happy there was another unicorn there, but she was just so sad, and she missed her mother so much."
Derpy looked at Violet (and a tree to the left), intrigued.
"And when she got to go home, she
Dark Equestria, Part 1Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria, there were two regal sisters who ruled together and created harmony for all the land. To do this, the eldest used her unicorn powers to move the moon across the starlit skies. The younger brought out the sun, when the bright light was called for. Thus, the two sisters maintained balance for their kingdom and their subjects: all the different types of ponies.Dark Equestria, Part 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
But as time went on, the younger sister's pride made her grow resentful. She envied the beauty of night and wished to impose the blazing light of her sun on the ponies and the world all the time. One fateful night, the younger unicorn raised the sun in challenge to her sister's beauty and glory. The elder sister tried to reason with her, but the overweening vanity and pride in the young one's heart had transformed her into a wicked mare of blazing fire: Hellion Queen. She vowed that she would burn away the night, blot out the stars and banish all rest.
La Poulain De RueLa Poulain De Rue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
“...one hundred and two, one hundred and three, one hundred and four...”
“And that’s it!”
“That doesn’t seem like a lot. Especially if we’re splitting them three ways.”
Sweetie Belle took what she assumed to be her third of the rubber bands and looked at the diminutive pile. She imagined the jump from the top of Carousel Boutique, followed by the snapping of the elastic, the fall, and the gruesome crash. She winced. “Maybe sis has some more lying around. I can bring them by tomorrow morning.”
Apple Bloom split the remaining pile in half, and made a face. She was little, but she was still an Earth pony, and a growing one, at that. She was going to need more than this. “Ah can chec
BubblesBubbles3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One of Derpy's favorite things to do is helping mommy. Mommy is always running around the house and doing all kinds of things, and the house is really big, and there's all kinds of stuff inside, so Derpy gets to help a lot.
Right now, Derpy wants to help make muffins because they're her favorite. She even knows where the flour is (it's in one of the big cabinets in the kitchen), but when she tries to get it out of the cabinet it gets all over because the bag is really big and she can't always move so good and mommy says "Look at the mess you made! Go play somewhere else!"
But Derpy doesn't cry or anything even though mommy was loud. Since mommy won't let her help in the kitchen, Derpy wants to go play with Miss Sweetie, that's her favorite doll, Miss Sweetie. She's her favorite one because she's yellow and Derpy likes yellow most of all. Derpy's mane is yellow, and so is mommy. Mommy is yellow all over. Derpy knows all the colours. She knows red, and blue, and green, and purple
Peripeteia: ProlougeThe hole is open. The story begins.Peripeteia: Prolouge4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sky is dark over the Everfree forest. There are stars that shine in the air, but they do not glitter. They seem painted on, mainly for show. They seem slightly wrong. Even the moon, caught between half and crescent as it wanes in time and fades away, seems strangely artificial, with a shape too bulky, and craters too big.
The Everfree forest seems natural enough, darkened to near blackness as it is, but it is strangely without sound. There is wind, as it blows at Force Three or Four, tugging at every branch and leaf, whistling as they undulate in the breeze. But the animals are absent. Nature seems silenced. As if all that grew, moved, thought and ate were at some secret place of worship. Or if they had fled from some great, powerful force of destruction.
A few leaves individually flit between the trees. Was that a rabbit, darting behind the tree? The grass bends and sways.
Then comes the step. Water parts and leaps, in the wake of the ste
The Star In Yellow - Part OneSpike grunted heavily as he pushed his cart piled high with books along the aisles of the Royal Library. The monthly pilgrimage to Canterlot to carry out Twilight Sparkle's every bibliographic whim was not something he particularly enjoyed; not only was there the hassle of paying all the inevitable fines or getting crushed by the tottering pile of books that these visits seemed to result in, but Twilight's requests were getting more and more bizarre.The Star In Yellow - Part One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Goats and Griffons socio-politics and cakes" Spike muttered to himself as he squinted suspiciously at the list he clutched in one little claw, and then at the shelf which was annoying devoid of any such volume. "It doesn't exist! I swear! Where does she get these titles?" Snatching the volumes 'The Sociology of Goats and Griffons' and 'Baking with Goats' from the shelf, he threw them into the cart with a sigh. "That'll have to do!"
Long ago he had decided that Twilight didn't have a clue what was actually i
Allegrezza - FinaleAllegrezza: ConclusivoAllegrezza - Finale3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mounting entries on her to-do list coupled with a draining amount of time in which to attend to them had made Octavia somewhat irritable. The night of the Gala was upon them, and she was expected to be in attendance with her ensemble in no less than an hour. As such, it was very much to her chagrin that she discovered Vinyl asleep on the bed, where she should have already begun changing into her outfit.
A burst of sharp jabs to the stomach remedied the situation, and Vinyl's bleary eyes were met with the sight of a rather indignant Octavia bearing down on her.
"Vinyl, are you asleep?!"
A brief respite was given from the intent glare, as Vinyl's hooves shakily rubbed her eyes.
"Yeah...I was, what's up?"
Octavia practically cuffed Vinyl to her hooves, her benevolence somewhat lessened by copious amounts of stress, and an impatient cart driver waiting outside to bear them away to the palace.
"You're what's meant to be up! Come on! Ge
A Sparkle of Hope"Oh, woe is me," Rarity cried out as the group was returning to Ponyville from Canterlot. "I met him, the colt I've been working my whole life up to meet; he turned out to be such a pig!" Rainbow Dash rolled her eyes at all of the drama. Sure, she didn't get the quality time with the Wonderbolts like she had hoped either but she wasn't whining about it. "I'll never meet anypony that will be good enough to marry me!" Rarity stopped crying and suddenly wore an insane look on her face, "I'll live alone, forever, just me and Opal. Sweetie Belle will find her special talent and naturally, she will find a wonderful colt to treat her well and she'll leave me alone in my dress shop. I'll just stitch and sow forever." It appeared as if she twitched slightly, her mane started to come out, frizzled in many places. Spike smiled, this was his chance to finally make a move on Rarity. Spike would just have to be a gentleman and Rarity would be like a marshmallow in his hands. Twilight Sparkle glaredA Sparkle of Hope3 years ago in Romance More Like This
What If? - Chapter 1What If? - Chapter 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: Ok, everypony, just like last time, each chapter shall contain a reference to a Coldplay song. For this first chapter, I've made the reference easy! Enjoy!
For new readers, it is ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE that you read the series "To Fix You", before undertaking this series. If you do not, this story will not make sense.
Like many other small towns in Equestria, most ponies taking residence in Ponyville know one another. For anypony living in such a town, knowing one pony means knowing nearly every other pony. However, it has been said that the only pony to know absolutely everypony else in town is the resident pink party pony, Pinkie Pie. It is extremely rare, therefore, for a resident of Ponyville, Pinkie Pie in particular, to see somepony they have yet to make the acquaintance of. The comradery and friendliness offered by the small town ensures that the citizens of the town will always know quickly whenever there is a new stranger in their midst, for it
What A Prince Does - Part 1What A Prince Does - Part 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Madness had enveloped the ballroom of the Canterlot Castle. Animals from Celestia's normally very peaceful menagerie ran amok, attacking guests willy nilly, driving them from the room. Applejack had managed to dodge harm so far, but many of the high class mares and stallions around her were not so lucky. Their glimmering jewelry attracted the animals' attention, and most had already fled. All except one, who had been hit by a falling statue and was lying frightening still, not moving even while being pecked by a flock of perturbed toucans.
Applejack heard Twilight whistle and saw her wave for them to run. Applejack was about to race after them, but looked back at the unconscious pony. She vaguely recognized him, but it was hard to tell from under the blanket of angry birds. She hesitated, then rushed toward him, yelling at the top of her lungs and bucking the birds out of her way. She reached the pony, a unicorn stallion, and grabbed him by the collar with her teeth, dragging him out o
A Good Sister Chapter 1A Good Sister, Chapter 1A Good Sister Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rainbow Dash was having one of her trademark naps on a tree, content and undisturbed. The sun was out, the birds were singing, and if it was business as usual Rainbow would've gagged at how cliche it was. But there had been a brief lull in her adventures, and though she wouldn't admit it to any of her friends, she was glad. After how well the Grand Galloping Galla went, she and her fellow Elements could use a rest. Dash was perfectly fine with that, allowing her mind to drift to her favorite dreams, when-
Dash gave a "little" jump, causing her to not only fall off the tree, but to crash through several of the branches on the way down. A bonk on the head through the first branch, a crash through the second with her torso, and finally her wings were caught on the next two branches below. Angered by her predicament, she struggled to break free and while successful, she didn't have enough time to brace herself for the fall. After all this, R
The Jewel of Reinsburg - Chapter 1The Jewel of Reinsburg - Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 1 - "A special day for just the two of us."
"Are you sure you wanna bring me to this new fancy restaurant Rarity? Ah'm sure Fluttershy would probably fit in a lot better than Ah would..." Applejack asked cautiously, looking at the neatly trimmed hedge rows and latticed white fencing that surrounded the outside seating area of the new and overtly decorative restaurant.
The hard-working Element of Honesty adjusted the signature brown hat atop her golden blonde mane and flushed a little; she sat down at one of the ornate white tables neatly positioned by the restaurant's windows, a vase of pretty little flowers resting comfortably atop it and swaying lightly in the gentle summer breeze. She glanced at the newly built establishment's crisp white walls with high arched windows and gold trimmings, noticing a freshly painted sign above the main entrance that read 'Le Monsieur Fancypants Bistro'.
Several ponies were sat nearby enjoying the lovely weather and excitedly chatting o
Him Part 1The Dashing Rainbow soared through the sky in her awesome-powered hyper-carriage towards the not-so-secret-anymore hideout of her latest enemy: The Egghead Unicorn! "This is for you President Fluttershy," The Dashing Rainbow said to herself as she flew toward this new loser's base, "Nopony holds my friend's library card hostage! Nopony!"Him Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The loser hideout was in sight. The Dashing Rainbow ensured that she had enough egghead repellent on. Though she was immune to all forms of losery, eggheadery, drawlery, and even snootery, President Fluttershy insisted she protect herself.
With a final increase of the throttle, The Dashing Rainbow leapt out of the carriage and fell effortlessly into the gaping hole that was left in its wake. The carriage itself was beyond repair and cost 15 rainbillion bits. That was a number accountants had to invent just so they could count The Dashing Rainbow's wealth. One rainbillion is a one
Any Port in a StormIt's almost sunrise.Any Port in a Storm3 years ago in Romance More Like This
There's a storm raging outside.
I oughtta be out like a light, so why the hay am I not asleep? I mean sure, there's this beautiful mare asleep and snuggled against me, which is a cool new thing, but you'd think it'd help, right? I mean, I can normally fall asleep in no time, but tonight is just special I guess.
But I'm getting ahead of myself here, and nopony ever gets ahead of Rainbow Dash. Heh.
* * *
My work tonight was supposed to be a cinch. All I had to do was whip up a big thunderstorm that would last most of the night. I should have been back home chillin' before the storm started, but just as I'd gotten the clouds ready to start pouring, I noticed this big wild thunderhead blowing toward Ponyville from the Everfree Forest. Obviously I couldn't let that happen. Wild weather mixing with pegasus weather makes for some seriously bad mojo, so I had to spend like another three hours up there keeping those storms apart.
Finally, the Everfree
Moving On- EpilogueMoving On- EpilogueMoving On- Epilogue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight and Fluttershy made their way down the empty hallway. Their destination was getting close, if the guard’s directions were anything to go by at least. As they made their way around the corner they found themselves facing the cell.
Rainbow Dash was sitting before them in a tidy white cell. She had a metal belt secured around her midsection that tied off her wings. Near her stomach a red badge hung from the belt that said “Prisoner 293, Mental Rehabilitation Division”
“Hey girls.” she said weakly as she let a sad smile come to her face. Her face seemed torn with exhaustion and her eyes seemed pleading, sorrow filled but with placed hope in something.
“Hello Rainbow Dash, why did you ask us to come here?” Twilight said sternly as Fluttershy and herself took a seat near the cell door.
“I don’t expect either of you to forgive me, but I need to get this off my che
One Day, They'll Throw FlowersONE DAY, THEY'LL THROW FLOWERSOne Day, They'll Throw Flowers3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
MLP:FiM Fan Fiction
By: Scy Storm
AUTHOR'S NOTES: This is one of many stories I've thought up walking around at work with my head full of technicolor ponies. I felt the urge to write something about everyone's favorite non-crosseyed background ponies, and this is the story that came to mind. I really liked it and I hope it comes off as sweet as I imagined it. I love these two! There needs to be more of them.
The sky is awash in many shades of orange and gray as the light of day wanes. Knee-high grass sways in the gentle breeze, a beautiful ocean of jade stretching out as far as the eye can see, dotted with an array of multicolored flowers soaking in what remains of the sun's rays. The meadow ground climbs upward into a modest hill featuring shorter grass, and adorned with one lone, large tree. The sun slowly disappears behind the tree and the horizon beyond, gradually blanketing the area in darkness. The darkness is quic
Twilight's Best Friend: Part 1Part One: Strangers in the NightTwilight's Best Friend: Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Sparkle buried her head in her book as she tried to concentrate, shutting out the crashing of the torrential rain and the wailing of the wind outside her house. Try as she might however, she couldn't shut out the wailing that was going on inside.
"But Twilight!" Spike moaned, tugging at her shoulder. "You said you'd read me a bedtime ghost story! That was an hour ago!"
Twilight rolled her eyes and slammed shut the archaeology textbook she'd been studying. "Fine Spike, fine!" she huffed, trotting over to the pesky dragon and opening the tattered book he had been clutching in his paws. "But if you get scared again, I'm not staying up all night making it better!"
Spike frowned. "But Twilight, that WAS a scary story! I mean, it was a VERY hungry caterpillar! The book even had HOLES in it!" He trembled again, eyes darting round the room as if a caterpillar would lurch out of the shadows at him.
Twilight gave a long, protracted sigh and
Still Not Ginger, Ch. 1Still Not Ginger, Ch. 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Doctor gave a cry of pain and stumbled, sending the TARDIS hurtling through the sky. A familiar feeling surged through him, but he resisted, fumbling with the controls in desperation. Everything seemed to spin around him, which made it pretty hard to land the ship. There was no way the TARDIS had enough energy to make it to Earth.
"I'm going to have to crash land," he grunted, glancing at the screen above him. "Well, I suppose that's as good a place as any. Nice, quiet, peaceful " His shaking hands grasped the controls, sending him veering toward the nearest planet. There was a sudden lurch as they entered the atmosphere, then a loud crash.
Gasping for air, the Time Lord staggered outside. Unable to fight the need to regenerate any more, he fell forward, yellow light bursting from his hands and face.
This lasted for a few moments before he sat up, breathing heavily. Before he had looked like a regular Time Lord, with hands and such. Now, where he had been sat a very dazed and
Paradise Chapter 1Paradise Chapter 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"It's hard for ponies these days to imagine what it was like back then. If they were dropped into this time before Equestria, it'd be unrecognizable to their eyes."
Excerpts from the Candid Sayings of Celestia as recorded by her friends
Whip Scar chewed with his head low and his eyes peeled in the soft moonlight. Tension filled his every muscle and he wandered amidst the herd aimlessly. Deep in the wilds of the wide, wide forest known as Everfree, the simple herd of ponies grazed the grasses in the fields that sometimes broke the expanse of trees. They, too, were tense though they did not show it.
Foaling was a dangerous time for all. During the first few hours of life, a foal cannot walk. Predators sought those times. They preferred not to attack the strong or swift, it did a carnivore no good to pit themselves against the best when all they wanted was a meal. They liked their prey helpless, be it sick, old, or simply unaware. There was nothing so helpless as a new
MLP: No Apologies Ch. 1No ApologiesMLP: No Apologies Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter One: Apple Challenge
It was late morning for Ponyville. The warm, mid-autumn sun was still rising overhead as Applejack worked out in the apple orchards of Sweet Apple Acres. A light breeze wafted through the grass, carrying with it the wondrous smell of the orchard: the damp, nutrient-rich earth, the strong scent of the trees and, of course, the tantalizing aroma of the sweet, ripe apples waiting to be picked.
After a couple of days dedicated to raining in an attempt to fix a schedule mixup, it was nice that the Weather Team decided to make up for it by having today be very warm and sunny. The grass was still slightly damp with yesterday's rainfall, and it squelched a bit as Applejack made her way through the forest of apple trees. She didn't mind at all, though; she had gotten much dirtier from doing less than this, and she actually enjoyed doing this rather mundane task. The entire orchard was covered in dew drops, giving the place a brilliant, renewed lo
MLP:FIM- VoicesThe new statue of Discord wasn't like the old one. He'd looked happy the first time around, an odd sort of emotion for one about to be sealed in stone. If Celestia remembered correctly, and she knew she did despite of her years, he hadn't been expecting it when it happened. He'd been in the middle of a passionate gloating session, espousing his victory and no doubt believing Celestia and Luna to be cowering before him that the weak little ponies he thought they were. By the time the Elements of Harmony had charged their attack, it was too late for him, and Discord was frozen in time with that look of smug satisfaction.MLP:FIM- Voices3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Did he know in those final moments what was coming? As the stone encased him and took his ability to even think, had it registered in his mind that he'd been defeated?
Celestia would never know those answers, not that they mattered.
The Discord she stood before now was well aware of his loss. He'd spent his final moments futilely attempting to shield himself from the ine
An Entwining of HeartsAn Entwining of HeartsAn Entwining of Hearts4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rainbow Dash evened her expression as she raced through the skies high above Ponyville. The rush she acquired from speeding through the clouds near her top velocity was like nothing else. It made her feel truly alive. It made her feel like nothing could stop her. There were no limits, no walls that could contain her. There was just the boundless blue of the sky, and it was hers and hers alone.
Flight was Dash's greatest escape from everything that bugged her, but somehow, on that particular day, it just wasn't quite enough. There were a lot of confusing thoughts swirling in the young pegasus' head of late. Seasons had come and past since Twilight had first come to Ponyville and Dash had joined her and their other friends in saving Equestria from Nightmare Moon. Things had surely changed for all of them since then. Things had definitely changed for Dash.
She had done it. She had performed the Sonic Rainboom once again, recapturing that miraculous day in her
Alterations Chapter 1Alterations Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alterations Chapter 1
"Good morning everypony! Octavia here for the early morning Scratch N Tavi radio show, with my co-host Scratch."
"Ugh, I had to get up early for this show. It's like way earlier than usual."
"Well, good news is that you can just sit there and play music. We will have the news later."
"Great!" What followed was the sound of a record scratching against a needle.
"- I've been waiting, for the taking, of my-"
Spike let his hand slink down from the cold, metallic snooze button of his alarm clock as he sat up. He stretched his arms out wide, and let out a big dragon sized yawn. Well, for a dragon as big as Spike anyway. He was awake, fully alert, and ready for the morning chores. He turned his head, expecting to start on his first chore of the day; which was to wake up Twilight. But she was already awake. In fact she was sitting on the floor with a big yellow blanket wrapped around her, staring out the window towards Canterlot Castle.
"Good morning, Twilight," he said t
A Thief at the Gala: PrologueA Thief at the Gala: Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Prologue: Twilight's Pardon
Azure Nocturne was no stranger to the graveyard shift. In fact she preferred it to the daily irritations of Brazen Heart's constant nagging and chatter. She was a dark, reddish-hued alicorn with a silver-white mane and tail of fine hair and flowing, glossy length. Unlike the average buff grunt in Luna's employ, she had an air of grace uncommon to her station. Her hidden passion was the clarinet, but by the Royal Twins she was favored for her musical talents. Indeed her cutie mark was that of shimmering notes, indicating that her power revolved around the manipulation of sound.
The Palace at night was boring, prime for reflection upon her favorite melodies. In six years since her promotion to palace guard, not a soul had been disturbed. Sleepwalkers and lost foals were a kind exception, and Azure was fond of them all. Criminals were a virtual unknown in Canterlot.
Was it not so long ago that Ponyville designer had made a spectacle of herself at