The Nightmare SonataI used to wonder what nightmares could beThe Nightmare Sonata3 years ago in Drama More Like This
A thunderous roaring of hooves and wild cheers shook the ancient stonework and columns of the starlit colosseum. The scene was alive, more alive than it had been in ages, perhaps in all the years and centuries since the first note was ever played in its heart. Everypony who was anypony was there, hollering and stamping with wild abandon as if to outdo each other. Their shouts and adulations were cast back and forth across the grand open space, where a regal figure was making her way towards the lonely player at the center of all the attention. Such was the din and clamor that the young princess of the moon, smiling brilliantly as she stopped and turned to lift a hoof at the audience, found it hard to make herself heard.
"We believe" She stopped and waited a moment, but the riot of cheers continued unabated. Luna smiled at the crowd, then down at the lone unicorn who looked decidedly uncomfortable in her position next t
A Thief at the Gala: Chapter SixA Thief at the Gala: Chapter Six3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Six: Uniconformity
Doctor Whooves set his ally with determination. Forelock studied the shadow veiled moon compulsively, memorizing its every feature. He spoke without regarding the Doctor:
"I've a sudden need to talk to Vallade."
"Was it before the genetic manipulation of Blackpool, or after? What time we thought we had is gone."
Forelock straightened, stock still. "And what time did you think we had?"
Without ado they trotted back through the corridor and into the basement which was Vallade's base of operations. Ditzy and Brazen awaited them. Blackpool was gone.
"What's become of Blackpool?" Forelock asked, leading the group upstairs.
"They've taken him to Dr. Stickerbrush," Brazen supplied. "Where are we going?"
"Take us to where Vallade's being kept," the Doctor ordered.
Ditzy blinked in amazement. Such strong personalities, but they were like two sides of the same coin. Was it possible they could get along so easily?
In the time she had to ponder this, they t
Be Careful What You Wish For... (PART I)Be Careful What You Wish For... (PART I)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Trixie woke up for the fourth time that night. Sitting up and lifting a cracked mirror up to her face, she wondered why she even bothered anymore.
It isn't like anypony cares...
Groggily lifting herself out of bed, onto the rickety floor, she plodded over to the creaky door and slowly pushed it open, letting the crisp night air toy with her untidy mane. After standing in the doorway for a moment, Trixie abandoned all thoughts of attempting to get more sleep and walked towards a nearby tree.
Behind her, a few hills over, was a small village, covered in that blanket of darkness just after midnight that seemed so tangible. On all other sides stretched a deep forest, thick with trees. She made it to the nearest tree and threw herself into a sitting position, with her back against the smooth brown trunk.
The moon and stars, the only things that have followed me all this time...
Trixie lifted her gaze to the heavens, and immediately pinpointed her favorite constellations, amon
Since the Days When I Was SmallSince the Days When I Was Small3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
THE CANTERLOT SERIES
Ponies with Amorphis
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Since the Days When I Was Small
It was all so exciting
First time on the surface
With my mother, elder queen
We hunted the emotional souls
First taste of emotions
I swallowed the sugary love
First feast on emotions
I drank all of the sorrow's salt
We roamed the overworld plains
While relishing treats, the earthling souls' ether
I dreamed of the future ahead me
On the warmth of mother's lap
First feast on emotions
The taste of milt stayed on my tongue
First taste of addiction
Sugar of love and sorrow's salt
We watched the sundown
Since those days when I was small
We saw the fortress
I yearned to taste that joy once again
The euphoria in my mouth
Filling me with hopes and dreams
Raw force within the heartfelt
Passion of the young embrace
Revisionist HistoryRevisionist History4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A white unicorn in royal robes and sparkling crown stood atop a snow-spotted peak. The blizzard responsible for it had been thwarted a full week prior--and hopefully, forever--but from her vantage point, its effects could still easily be seen across the horizon.
In its half-melted state, the snow highlighted the flora of the land below, causing several colors of the rainbow to shine under the moonlight.
Princess Platinum smiled. They almost hadn't done it. Heaven knew she hadn't contributed all that much to their cause.
At that moment, however, she at last heard the hoofsteps of one who had.
"Ahh, Clover the Clever," Platinum greeted the brown-robed violet unicorn who had just traversed the peak's leading trail. "Thank you for showing. I... did not wish to inconvenience you whilst you were napping."
Clover nodded with a light, airy smile. "I appreciate it. Still, I came as soon as I read your note. Is anything the matter?"
Platinum allowed a small, peaceful smile of her own to cros
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 8Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 83 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 8: Take Me Back (First draft. Final version in the works)
Orion had run into the basement very quickly, confusing his guests. Bucky and Peach Cobbler both knew that when it came to Orion, trouble usually followed things like this. Whatever was going on in his head was most likely worth seeing, so the two Crusaders chased their friend into the former-lab. Where the basement once was the headquarters for Twilight Sparkle's scientific discoveries, it was not used as much as it once was and had now become more of an archive of data and experiments rather than an active station. Its purpose, however, did not alter the feeling of wonder and amazement the two ponies always experienced when rummaging through them. Shelf after shelf was filled to the brim with books of many colors and sizes and countless documents laid organized in drawers and bins before them. Regardless of the room's organization, there was not as much space left, but Twilight always refused to get rid of any
Maddy's Game [Prologue]The ice cold floor seemed like it stretched down the hallway for eternity. Red splatters covered the walls and floor. A girl stood in the midst of this scene, her short brunette hair covering her face and her fragile body trembling with fear. Her grey-blue eyes wide with shock as she stared ahead of her. Bodies, everywhere. Some she recognized, and some she didn't. She was cluching onto something... A blade. A very large blade, at that. Had she done this? The answer... Yes. She slowly took a step back, clutching onto the blade tighter, the blood oozing onto her hand and down to her wrist. "I'm sorry...", she said, "I'm sorry... I'm sorry... I'm sorry...", she repeated as she fell to the floor.Maddy's Game [Prologue]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had nothing left. Nothing to care for. She had killed everyone she loved. Her parents. Her friends. And for what? I'll tell you what. Absolutely nothing. She knew that she was insane, oh yes, but didn't care to acknowledge it, for fear of losing everyone she cared about. It wasn't until now t
Everpony Loves Chapter 1 Everypony LovesEverpony Loves Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Everypony Meets
It was a rather beautiful day in Ponyville,
StrawberriesStrawberries3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The rhythmic breathing of the sleeping foal in her embrace was putting Rarity to sleep. She still had orders to work on, dinner to clean up and be able to take a bath before she crawled into bed herself. But there was something about the preciousness of the rare moment with her baby sister that made it almost impossible for her to move. It had been a long day filled with fun, laughter, and lots of quality time together. Sweetie Belle asked if she could spare an afternoon sometime and Rarity, never forgetting the lesson she learned when Sweetie Belle had temporarily disowned her for Applejack, decided she could afford more than an afternoon.
She spoke with Cheerilee the day before to let the earth pony know that Sweetie Belle would not be in the next day. Upon explaining why, Cheerilee simply smiled and nodded. She told Rarity an entire day with Sweetie Belle would do them both a world of good. So Rarity woke up the next morning before her sister had the chance to and made blueberry pan
Dear Derpy (High)Dear Derpy, what would you say to those who wouldn't let you speak?Dear Derpy (High)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Would you cry out in anger, our would you just remain meek?
What about the people that won't you gone from the show?
Would you stand your ground, or would you turn away and go?
Who are they to say, You have to be on your way?
Everyone loves you can't you see, Who are they to tell you to leave?
Who are they to make fun of you eyes?
Maybe you just don't need a disguise
Dear Derpy what you you say to those who don't want to hear your name?
Would you hate them fiercely or just love them all the same?
What about those people who want to put you in the grave?
All because they just don't understand the meaning of your name
Who are they to call you offensive to any kid?
Especially considering them, and all the stuff they did.
Why do they have the right, to make fun of your face?
Why were they even watching you in the first place?
AppleconomicsAppleconomics3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(Pony Permutation Project: Episode 9)
Early one afternoon, two unicorns walked together along one of Ponyville's side roads.
"Thanks again for accompanying me, Twilight."
"No problem at all, Rarity. So, can you tell me now why we're headed to Applejack's? I thought she was supposed to be busy today."
"Field testing." Rarity gave a confident nod towards a familiar barn as they approached it.
"...still not following."
"A couple of weeks ago, Applejack was planning her annual family reunion, and said that she needed somepony to help cater. Since a certain one of us we know quite well owed all of us an apology at the time, we figured she'd be the best one to tap. Thus, I went about crafting a most... fitting outfit." The two stopped in front of the fence to Sweet Apple Acres. "Ahh, here we are. Once again, my brilliant sense of style in action!"
Twilight looked towards the front of
Our Little CelestiaOur Little Celestia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My Little Pony is a trademark of Hasbro Inc.
A fable loosely inspired by My Little Dashie. A tragic tale about the dangers of allowing dogma to be an excuse for persecuting others who may be different and have attributes and gifts that are not understood. Warning: The content of this story may be ideologically sensitive to some readers.
Our Little Celestia
They say that time heals all wounds. But that's not true. Sometimes, time only causes the wound to fester—to become infected and burn with the fire of loss.
I have told this story at least a hundred times. And every time is like opening the wound afresh and pouring salt into it. So now, I write it down on paper so that those who wish to hear the tale may read of it. For I will never tell this story again.
It was the year 1903, and dust roared across the vast farm fields of Missouri. In those days, I was the head of a small family owned farm in a rural community. The summer h
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 7Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 73 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 7: Birthday Cake and Best Friends (First draft. Final version in the works)
Five more minutes until Orion's birthday party. Under normal circumstances, ponies would be expecting their guests to be fashionably late, but those ponies obviously never met the Pie family. Looking at the clock, Andromeda knew that the moment the large hand hit the "12," Berry and Cherry would be at the door.
They couldn't help themselves. Partying was in their blood as well as their upbringing. Andromeda figured any filly raised by Pinkie Pie would be that way. Waiting at the door, Orion and Andromeda smiled and readied to scare their friends in an unexpected welcoming. The twins were renowned for their sneakiness and pranks, so it was time they pulled one on them. Time slowed down as the final seconds inched their way up the clock's face. When the last second hit, the two unicorns threw open the door.
"Gotcha!" they yelled in unison before settling down at the empty sight in front of them.
Hearth's Warmin' Eve - Ch. 1 - ''Heart Warming''Hearth's Warmin' Eve - Ch. 1 - ''Heart Warming''3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Applejack looked up from her mug of cider toward the door. Who could that be? I ain't expectin' anypony but my family—and they don't need to knock. She waited for another knock, yet none came. Maybe I'm just hearin' things, she thought. It was awfully hot in the room and after a long day of clearing snow from the roads, she had started to doze off, letting the warmth soothe her aching muscles.
She flicked her ears and continued waiting. Another moment passed, and satisfied that her mind was playing tricks on her, she rested her head on her hooves and emptied her mind once more, letting the warmth take her back to her relaxation.
There it is again. I guess somepony really is at the door. Applejack blinked the sleep out of her eyes and trudged over to the door, yawning. Who could be out here on Hearth's Warmin' Eve? She pulled the door open and her eyes fell upon Rainbow Dash. For barely a
Epic Rap Battles of Ponyville 1Twilight vs TrixieEpic Rap Battles of Ponyville 14 years ago in Humor More Like This
Come one, come all; see the Great and Powerful Trixie,
As she beats the sparkle out of Twilight swiftly!
You think you're such a hot-shot with your friends and magic, too,
I'll dress you down in public and turn you into glue!
I'm a goddess on the stage and everything you're not!
So sit your flank down and show Trixie what you've got!
"Great and powerful," huh? How quickly you forget,
the way i put you in your place the last time that we met!
You battling me? That may be apropos,
But to win this rap battle you'll need more than a "show".
Between you and me, it comes down to this:
You're a flashy one-off character, but i'm the protagonist.
You may be the star, but Trixie steals the show!
With only one appearance, i've made this fanbase grow.
You may have lots of friends, but Trixie is adored,
Mark my words, when i return, i'll have my fame restored.
So before you start forgetting, let me reaffirm,
Trixie is the greatest; Twilight's just a book
Equestrian Writers Convention - Finale "And where were you the morning of the Longest Night in Equestria?" the detective asked, his eye bearing down on a blond maned stallion. "Writing some loathsome tome of evil to benefit the moon tyrant?" His breath was a mask of alcohol, a goblet of his self-described manliest drink in his hooves. The pony opposite him was midnight blue in coat, seemingly disgruntled at the drunk dick. Taking another drink of his Fuzzy Navel, Squeak leaned close to the stallion. "I'm on to you!"Equestrian Writers Convention - Finale4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Excuse me, but I'm an artist- I don't exactly write demonic tomes," the artist sighed, pushing a hoof against Squeak to remove him from his bubble.
The tan detective pony drummed the table with his hoof in thought, before shaking his head incredulously. "This here party is for writin' ponies. What the hay is a fancy pancy.... panty pants..." The pony continued to droll off without direction for a good half minute before slamming his
CMC MatchmakersCMC Matchmakers4 years ago in Humor More Like This
There were only so many things three little fillies could do in Equestria to try and get their cutie marks. From aerobics to zip lining it seemed like they'd tried everything. Their latest endeavor, paper making, left them frustrated and covered in gooey slops of paper grossness. Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle all either sat or slumped in the grass under the warmth of the sun drying their matted coats. "We're never going to get our cutie marks," grumbled Scootaloo. She was trying to get paper mixture out of her nose with a stiff blade of grass.
"Everypony keeps tellin' us to be patient," huffed Apple Bloom, kicking slop from her back hoof. "I'm tired of bein' patient!"
Sweetie Belle looked down at the mess stuck to her front. It was already halfway dry and made her make a face. "Maybe we'll get our cutie marks for being pinatas." Apple Bloom trotted over and gripped the mass in her teeth, yanking. Sweetie Belle's eyes popped wide open as small bits of fur were pulled with it
AcceptanceAcceptance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
♫ Acceptance ♫
A Story of Discovery, Magic, and Friendship
Written by Meatabex
Edited by Wivoatt and AnnieRoshino
Newsworthy. Part 1: The ScoopNewsworthy. Part 1: The Scoop4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The letter arrived early in the morning, marked with the N.E. insignia and stamped with 'URGENT'. The recipient, a parchment furred pegasus with a short mane the deep blue of ink and a long tail of the same color, opened the envelope. Inside were six photos and a letter from the Editor In Chief herself. It read:
Last night was the Grand Galloping Gala, and rumors say it was ruined by six ponies from Ponyville. I have provided you with Film Reel's photos, each with the appropriate rumor on the back. Four were identified, including Celestia's own prized protege, Twilight Sparkle. The scandal alone will sell a million copies, Ink Well, so get your flank to Ponyville and dig up that dirt. Do well, and your future is brighter than the sun. Failing us will have severe consequences. You have three days before the magazine goes out. Get to it.
Photoshop, Editor in Chief
Ink Well dropped the letter on his desk and grinned. "Looks like I've got an in with the higher ups if they're entr
The Princess and The KnightNote: Alternative links!The Princess and The Knight3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dkK3B1YAututx0RHoVaUv4sO19N5Gjf1Ne7DsCkUVqk/edit
The Princess and The Knight
"And then what happened?"
"Then, the beautiful princess summoned all her magic, and blasted the diamond dogs back to their kingdom!" The older pony fussed about with the little foal's blankets, tucking them in here and there. The filly clutched her little doll tightly in her tiny hooves. "Equestria was safe again, and everypony lived happily ever after. The end."
The small pony yawned. "Was the princess Princess Celestia?"
A cheeky grin. "Maybe."
Cadance and Twilight stifled their giggling, their muted amusement echoing down the stairs and through the empty lower level of the home. The little unicorn's parents were out for the evening, and Cadance had leaped at the opportunity to foalsit for the filly she considered a sister. Her horn briefly glowed
One Bad Apple told entirely in rhymeApplebloom starts us off by hiding in an armoire,One Bad Apple told entirely in rhyme3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She's getting ready to greet a cousin who has traveled in from afar.
Applejack rolls her eyes and tells her not to stress,
while Applebloom dirties her room with all manner of dress.
The pair arrive at the Friendship Express station,
The crusaders arrive and bounce with anticipation.
The crusaders plan out what persuasion they'll need,
and the train finally arrives with the cargo of Babs Seed.
For Babs the crusaders try to meet every need and service,
But upon being swarmed the other filly seems nervous.
They take her to the clubhouse and show her around,
but a positive reaction just cannot be found.
So they bring her outside to show her their float,
But Diamond and her toady show up to gloat.
They point out Babs has a blank flank as well,
but all thoughts of Babs being a crusader she does quickly quell.
She turns on Applebloom and her crusading pals,
She makes fun of their club and joins the other gals.
Babs then shows almost no self-c
Sunset Shimmer: New BeginningsSunset Shimmer: New Beginnings2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
First Part (September)
Rubble and broken glass were scattered everywhere on the floor. The front entrance to Canterlot High had now become a wide hole blasted into existence. And there was also a crater in the middle of the courtyard, right next to the statue of a horse.
Sunset Shimmer didn't know where to start cleaning up this mess. She had settled on cleaning up the fragments of glass, pushing them off to the side with the small spade she was given. The fact that it was close to midnight, and her recent experience as a demonic-being, had exhausted Sunset so much. But she knew that after 30 moons of being a jerk, she no doubt deserved it.
Her two ex-henchmen, Snips and Snails, were at the far end of the main hall, avoiding eye contact as they loaded pieces of a bulletin board into a recycling bin. Before all this, Sunset had felt superior to those two boys. Now Sunset knew that they blamed her for everything that happened.
What distracted Sun