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.
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 One4 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
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
To HaveTo Have4 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
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
A Slightly Cruller Fate, Part One Thunk. Thunk. Thunk.A Slightly Cruller Fate, Part One4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Excuse me, Princess?"
"Just one moment!" Thunk. Somewhat dazed, Luna pulled her face away from the desk. "Come in!" she said, her horn and muzzle throbbing slightly.
Through the door trotted - oh, what a surprise! Yet another pony levitating a stack of papers about twice the size of the last. "Princess," he said, oblivious to the piercingly-annoyed glare in Luna's eyes, "The request to change the Equestrian national tree from the Holly Oak to the Bay Willow has been withdrawn, so the reinstatement paperwork needs to be filled out."
This late at night? "Alright," replied Luna, already readying her quill, "I think I can-"
"And," he interrupted, "The budget cuts for the School for Gifted Unicorns need to be finalized."
That again?! "Of course." Luna nodded, keeping her voice
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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
Allegrezza - FinaleAllegrezza: ConclusivoAllegrezza - Finale4 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 Hope4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Flight Of the Harmony: PrologueEven as the sun dives behind the mountains, Canterlot is never dark. Gas lanterns brighten the dark streets of the inner city where the Equestrian Aristocracy walks at languid paces displaying their most beautiful outfits for all to see. However, the spectacle offered by their garish clothes in the flickering lights did not distract a determined unicorn running through the road leading to the center of the fortress.Flight Of the Harmony: Prologue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As Twilight sped past the fancy cafès of boulervard Montmare, she briefly turned around to see if Spike could keep up the pace. The purple dragon was struggling not to fall behind as he dribbled between the legions of the canterlot èlite, collecting many displeased gazes as he stepped on several skirts.
The castle was enveloped in flickering lights which painted the building a melancholy shade of orange.
Twilight panted as she crossed the bridge, her heart thumping in unison with the sound of her hooves on the metallic floor. The guards, two heavy-set pegasi in br
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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
How Cupcakes Should Have EndedPinkie Pie stared into the mirror. She had done a really go job, evening keeping the eyelids. She winked, and Dash winked back. Pinkie smiled.How Cupcakes Should Have Ended4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
But still, she was sad that her friend was now gone. Dash had only lasted fifty minutes, not nearly as long as Pinkie wanted. She looked back at the cadaver hanging in the center of the room, the last of her friend's fluids draining into a pan. Yep, no more Rainbow Dash.
As she looked, Pinkie cocked her head. She began to take notice of the fact that there really wasn't much damage to the corpse. "In fact," the pink mused,"I think..."An idea exploded in her head. She was good at sewing and she had all the pieces, all she had to do was put them back together. Yeah, she just have to get some stuffing and bingo, she'd have Rainbow Dash forever. In fact, thought Pinkie, that's what she'll do for all her best friends when their numbers came up. She was so excited, she skipped right over to the body with her skinner to get started. The cupcakes would
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- Voices4 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
Pinkie Pie Discovers CoffeeThe hallway to the second floor of the Sugar Cube Corner was quiet, almost eerily so. There wasn't a noise to be heard, despite how there were two newborn foals and a notoriously hyper pink pony in one of the bedrooms.Pinkie Pie Discovers Coffee3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As the Cakes came upstairs, it was music to their ears that there wasn't any commotion so far. They opened the door to the twins' bedroom, to catch them asleep in their crib with Pinkie Pie standing watch over them, looking a little sleepy herself. She perked up when she saw their parents come in, and shut the door behind her.
"Hi, Mr. and Mrs. Cake!" Pinkie Pie whispered. "I thought you were going to be gone a lot longer. You said you wouldn't be back until 3, but now it's only 2:15! Did the ponies in the baking contest not like you two?"
"Oh dear, no," Mrs. Cake responded. "They thought we were wonderful judges, but it wasn't as long as we thought it would be."
"But that's not the best part," said Mr. Cake. "We came home to tell you that we finally got the catalog!"
LATDS, Ch 1: FalloutAs the TARDIS touched down, the noises associated with time travel died down, giving way to the moans of ponies.LATDS, Ch 1: Fallout4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Isn't there a less jarring way for us to travel?" Rarity asked, tidying her mane.
"I like it!" Pinkie Pie said excitedly. "It's like a rollercoaster, but with more bumps and noise and shaking!"
"That's precisely what I'm talking about."
"Oh, trust me, you'll grow to love it," said the Doctor. He jumped up and grabbed his brown coat from the floor. "Right, here we are: Ponyville, Equestria, in the year well, I don't know what year it is I don't even know what year we left but I'm pretty sure it's sometime in your future. Hmm, I'd better look into your dating system; it'll probably help with avoiding paradoxes and such. Anyway!" He threw open the door. "Welcome to the future of Ponyville "
The seven ponies were met with a wasteland. The ground was scorched by fires long dead and riddles with old craters. What remained of the buildings
One Day, They'll Throw FlowersONE DAY, THEY'LL THROW FLOWERSOne Day, They'll Throw Flowers4 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
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
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Fluttershy was trotting. She did not seem to know where she was heading nor even if she was conscious of her surroundings, as the yellow Pegasus pony was trotting through a dark void blanketed by a thick smoke. Her face appeared calm and serene, almost completely void of any emotion. It was if this was not Fluttershy at all, but a robot specifically designed to move like her in a synchronised motion of her limbs and trot at only level of medium speed.
All of a sudden, a feeling of dread spread across Fluttershy's face. It could not be explained, but every instinct was telling her to trot onwards at a brisker pace, as if there was something nearby she should do best to get away from. She tried her best to stay calm, but the anxiety was starting to eat at her from inside.
She froze on the spot. Hearing that sound shatter the silence made her blood turned to ice. Long seconds dragged on as she stood there, straining her ears to hear it
Trixie's New Big Red LifeTrixie, formely known as the Great and Powerful Trixie, was caught in a downpour. She only had a small tree on top of a hill for cover and even then it wasn't much. Life had gotten much harder for Trixie after the Ursa Minor incident.Trixie's New Big Red Life4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Word had spread fast of failure to live up to her boasting. She had been branded as an official fraud far and wide, it had gotten so bad that not only would nobody watch her 'shows' or even let her stay in the hotels (her cart had been smashed and she had to stay somewhere). And she, the Great and Powerful Trixie, had been forced to find a dreary and dull day job of all things.
But even that had turned out to be a dead end, nobody would hire thinking that someone who was known for her 'talk' and not her 'walk' would be hideously bad for business. Everywhere she went it was the same thing, it was like she was blacklisted.
She even had to sell her hat and cape just to feed her belly. And now she was caught in the rain with only a tree with very few branches
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
Modern Warmare - Prologue (By KatalusTalrius and ToonNinja)Modern Warmare - Prologue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What do you think, Luna?"
The violet alicorn was shocked at Celestia's suggestion. "I...I don't really know what to say," admitted Luna, shaking her head, "I've heard several unique prospects for the Summer Sun Celebration, but this...this is a breed of its own."
"That's why it's so wonderful," said Celestia, "It's unlike anything anypony's ever done at a celebration of this magnitude."
"Are you sure? I mean, think of what could happen!"
Celestia laughed. "What could happen, dear sister?"
"Well, for starters, there's the almost-certain property damage. Then there's possibility for injured ponies requiring medical compensation, and don't get me started on -"
"Oh, calm down, Luna," said Celestia, laughing, "Yes, the competition should cause a few mish
Fashionably Faux Part 1Part 1Fashionably Faux Part 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rarity lay on her bed, giggling away at the book she was reading. "Oh Side Line, you beautiful hard working stallion you." She giggled to herself. "Oh what I wouldn't give to have some pony like you in my life." The white unicorn turned the page, still giggling to herself. "Oh Dew Drop, this is so romantic now just kiss him, kiss him you foal!"
The front door bell ringing interrupted Rarity's thoughts. "COMING! Oh it always seems I'm interrupted whenever I get to this part." Rarity closed the book and shoved it aside as she hopped off her bed and trotted to the front room of her boutique. "Welcome to Carousel Boutique, where everything is Clique, Chic, and Magi- YOU!" Rarity's eyes narrowed as she got a look at who had entered her store.
"Pah, if I had known who ran this place I certainly wouldn't have entered it." Trixie said, looking away from Rarity. "It's not l
MLP:FIM Predator Among Prey- 1MLP:FIM Predator Among Prey- 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Fanfic
"Predator Among Prey"
Chapter 1- Twilight Sparkle's POV
Stifling a yawn, the young lilac unicorn reluctantly closed her book. Lord of the Fillies floated up into an empty space on the bookshelf, right between The Adventures of Sherlock Hooves and Whinny the Pooh. Twilight Sparkle blinked some crust from her eyes and turned to the clock on the wall.
"Great Celestia," she murmured groggily under her breath, "I've been reading for at least nine hours.."
Gingerly she got to her hooves, taking a few wobbly steps before trudging over to the window. She pulled back the shades and was blinded by bright morning light. She closed her eyes and shook her head dizzily.
"Why'd you have to stay up all night, you dumb unicorn?"
"You were up all night?"
Twilight turned to see Spike stirring in his bed, blue blanket twisted around his little purple body. The dragon propped himself up on an arm, focusing tired green eyes on his friend and sister-figure. Twilight