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
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
Lunar SolitaireShe is loved by the stars and the mirrors,Lunar Solitaire3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She is an unknown goddess who plays solitaire on the moon
All she wants is love and you do not know her name,
She does not know your games,
She does not want to be alone,
She wants love so much,
And yet she is feared, the one who's scared the most.
No heaven knows more beauty, no hell more pain...
She has returned now with the holy gift of night
But do you know her name?
Everypony Loves Chapter 2 Chapter 2Everypony Loves Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Harbinger pt. 1Harbinger pt. 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Big Macintosh, get up. Please get up!" Raindrops looked around nervously, the one blue eye not swollen shut trying to take everything in. "Big Macintosh, please." She nudged him again, whimpering. "I can't go by myself, I'm too scared. You have to help me find the others!" The big red stallion didn't move. "Please don't be dead!" She nudged him again, harder this time and teetering as she tried to keep weight off her broken right foreleg. This time his breathing changed. He took in a deep breath and his entire body shuddered. "Oh my gosh, Big Macintosh? Big Macintosh, can you hear me?" She hopped around from his back to his head, her wings fluttering as she went. Green eyes were open to slivers and Raindrops cried in relief. Her yellow coat and blue mane were tousled and dirty, cuts left welts everywhere on her body. Big Macintosh didn't look any better.
"Applejack," he managed groggily.
"She isn't here," Raindrops answered. She looked around again. "Nopony is here. I don't even know
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 New DawnA New Dawn3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight gently eased herself down from the warm confines of her bed. Four hooves touched down almost soundlessly on to the hardwood floors below. With great care, she made her way blindly to the door that led out to the balcony. Even through the dark, the task was simple enough. She could lend that to years of repetition; years of walking through this very room. Not much had changed since she had moved here. A delicate purple light illuminated the hooked handle and the door opened inwardly. From the doorway, a soft breeze ruffled her graying mane and she closed her eyes momentarily to enjoy the soft caress.
She trotted out into the night as quickly as her weathered legs would allow and toward the balcony's edge. Since moving back to Canterlot, this balcony had become her favorite spot, only next to the palace's library, of course. She rose creakily to her hind legs, her fore hooves draping over the railing to steady herself. From here should could see the twinkling lights of Canterlot
Changing Worlds Chapter 1: LettersScout banked left, feathers the color of the Autumn leaves around him making minute adjustments to keep him in the air. With the wind picking up, he needed to finish his route, and fast. Ever since Derpy had taken a few days of absence to spend time with Dinky, he had taken up her position as the mailpony of Ponyville. Personally, he thought he was getting pretty good, although a few errors had slipped through. It was taxing, and secretly he hoped that she would return soon. He knocked on the oak door of the library. A violet unicorn answered.Changing Worlds Chapter 1: Letters3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hey, Twi. Got a package for ya"
"Yeah, from Davinport's. He said it was a set of quills you'd ordered. Also tried ta sell me a sofa for 20 minutes," He rifled around the bags at his side, pulling a long box out. A purple glow enveloped it.
"Tell me about it. The only reason I have a pull out sofa is because I felt so sorry for him," She put the box away. "Well, I won't keep you any longer, I sure you've got quite a bit
Changing Worlds Ch 4: Fire in the SkyA pair of pegasi shot past the finish line, the yellow and red coats blurring together to make it impossible to tell who was first. "You know I won that!" Pyro glared at Scout.Changing Worlds Ch 4: Fire in the Sky3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"No way, man! Ain't no way you're faster than me!" Scout and Pyro got up in each other's faces, trying to stare the other down.
"Fluttershy!" Both turned to the one who was supposed to watch for the final judging. "Who won?" Both yelled at the same time. The pegasus shrunk from them.
"Uhm... you both win?" She timidly said. They groaned.
"Ugh. One more time." Pyro lined back up at the starting line. "Remember, it's to the tree, up to that cloud, circle back to the tree and over the finish line. Although if that's too confusing for you, you could just follow me." She smirked
"You can keep tryin' all ya want, it ain't gonna do nothin. We both know I was the fastest thing in 2Fort"
"You may be a fast runner, but you fly like a duck. I, on the other hand," She spread her wings wide. "I fly like a phoenix."
The two l
The Clash of Sun and Moon - An Alternate TaleThe Clash of Sun and Moon - An Alternate Tale3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Once 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 raise the sun at dawn; the younger brought out the moon to begin the night.
Thus, the two sisters maintained balance for their kingdom and their subjects, all the different types of ponies.
But as time went on, cracks appeared between the two sisters.
The younger sister became resentful. The ponies relished and played in the day her elder sister brought forth, but shunned and slept through her beautiful night. Her jealousy grew as she dwell longer and longer in her elder sister's shadow.
The elder sister meanwhile became consumed by a different darkness: out of everything else, she only desired to protect her subjects from any and all forms of harm. As her desire became an obsession, she come to see her younger sister's night as one of the things that caused it to them the most.
The elder respond
Resistance, Chapter ThreeResistanceResistance, Chapter Three4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Praising what is lost, makes the remembrance dear."
A powerful bang rent the frozen air as two ponies, one brightly furred and one greyed with age, were dropped unceremoniously from the air and into a deep bank of snow. Immediately the younger one righted herself, horn still glowing slightly from the residue of her magic, and cast her eyes around to find her bearings.
The sun hung just barely above the horizon here, falling ever closer to sleep, and the air was bitingly cold. It was obvious that this place was much farther to the northeast than City Seven, which had still glared brightly with the harsh light of noon. A slicing wind picked up and drove down upon Daylight, whipping her mane about her face and stinging her eyes. Squinting, she looked around, adjusting slowly to the dim light.
Tall buildings surrounded her, the likes of which she had never seen before. Spiraling towers of glistening white stone reached their fingers hi
POV Side Story Canterlot ChaosMy Little Ponies Friendship is MagicPOV Side Story Canterlot Chaos4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ponies POV Series Side Story
Subject: "Princess Luna"
Many Weeks And Many Days Earlier . . . Night Before The Day Of Discord
As Princess in charge of night rather than day, my sleep cycle revolved around the night shift. I didn't precisely need sleep as an Alicorn and moon goddess, but I appreciated just how relaxing it was to curl up in bed. And Celly insisted I needed the sleep cycles to recover properly. Six work nights out of seven were not too exhausting given I simply held night court of the palace, dealing with late night emergencies, or more often just reading.
I no longer fear my own sleep, after a year, the nightmares had finally stopped. And with Celly I had found my freedom from not only Nightmare Moon but also my old insecurities.
I stayed up late (early) last night though, for on one day out of seven I liked to explore how changed the night had become in a thousand years. Nightclubs were a nice invention, so were twen
Without Sonic chapter 1Chapter oneWithout Sonic chapter 16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
dust to dust , ashes to ashes . We lay you back in the earth were all of us are born . May you rest in peace and my the angels take you to the kingdom in the sky
Shadow looked up from the ground as the commander stopped talking . The Glass coffin in front of Shadow contained a cobalt hedgehog. The hedgehog was named Sonic . Shadows one and only love . Sonic had been a great hero . But being with Shadow had stopped his ageing presses . He still looked like the reckless teenage hero he had always been. Shadows eyes filled with tears as they lowered the coffin into the ground and began to cover it with dirt .
Shadow sat there in his chair long after the funeral was over . Sonic was gone , but since he was the ultimate life form he would never die of old age . He would never die at all . He moved closer to the marble head sto
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight looked out the window of her study at the swirling black clouds and she frowned. "That is by far the strangest storm I have ever seen."
She had spent the afternoon trying to find information about the history of unnatural storms hitting Ponyville and by unnatural, she of course meant storms that had originated over the Everfree Forest rather than in the Storm Factory in Cloudsdale. But try as she may to concentrate, the whole business between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie was preoccupying her.
She slammed the tome in front of her closed in frustration. "I've read that same sentence TEN TIMES now!" she muttered. "Confound these ponies! They drive me to distraction..."
She stared out the window. The whole town had been plunged into an eerie darkness. The winds that had come up around an hour ago were growing in intensity. The leaves of the tree the library had been built into shivered and rustled a
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 19Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 192 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 19: Apologies and Potions (Rough draft. Will be eventually re-written)
Bismarck walked towards Zecora’s room with two drinks in hoof. While Zecora and Andromeda prepared a way for Andromeda to go into town without being noticed, he made his way to Berry, who was sitting by the room where Radiance lay, in case she needed something. It was his turn to take care of their friend while the others were busy, so Cherry slept on some floor cushions until it was hers. Bismarck handed Berry the soda and sat by his friend.
“Ah brought you a drink and something fer yer nose,” Bismarck said sheepishly. “Ah’m really sorry about all that. Ah don’t know what got into Tempest, but whatever it was, he was beginnin’ to scare me.”
“Yeah,” Berry replied as placed the ice pack onto his nose’s broken ridge, “me too. I know you didn’t mean it, Biz. We’re cool.”
“Yer a good stallion,
Artificial Dream - Equestria 01Connecting.....Artificial Dream - Equestria 013 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Entering program D1443X7EFГ05ϴ344TП29337Σ19D957881...
Clearing malware and running antivirus check...
Securing sprites and AI....
All systems secured...
All programs secured....
All entities ready for entry?...Y....N Y selected....
Activating sedation system.....
Connecting via BrainSync 9.0...
REM processes successfully activated...
Sleepers successfully connected...
Dreamer: unknown entity on 146.212.333.876.252.9188.8.131.52.0.Г.ϴ.П.Σ.5.5.6
Architect: unspecified entity on 146.212.333.876.252.9184.108.40.206.0.Г.ϴ.П.Σ.5.5.6
Subject: unspecified sleeper on 152.97B.313.344.887.H.G.AU599137.242.877G
Generating sleeper projections....
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 4Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 4: High Fliers
Orion and Bucky looked up into the deep blue sky in amazement as the last ripples of the rainbow shockwave slowly dissolved high above them, their vivid hues shimmering in a dazzling spectrum before their very eyes. Though both colts had grown up knowing very well what a sonic rainboom was, their familiarity with the great spectacle still never ceased to amaze them. Before the last waves of light finally faded into the azure atmosphere, one more echo of powerful thunder roared around them, as if announcing its departure. Even after the sky returned to normal, the two colts continued to stare upward with a sense of intrigued wonder.
"Was…that," Orion stammered, still in shock, "a sonic rainboom?"
"Yeah, but it was huge! Ah've never seen a one that powerful before!"
Looking at each other with wide grins, they raced past Rainbow Dash’s home and towards the far away woods to see what was happening. Though the phenomenon was nothing new to the ci
Rainbows Can Be Lonely TooRainbows Can Be Lonely Too3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too
By: DolphinBuster starring: Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy
I held in a growl watching Fluttershy panic in fear as she tried another loop. That pegasus is such a scaredy pony. It had been just about the same thing for the past hour or so. I'd demonstrate the trick Fluttershy would try, she'd panic, fall down, and whimper how sorry she was for failing. She's a pony that you can't seem to stay mad at, but she could be really aggravating at times, though.
Seriously though, I shouldn't be complaining. I was the one that had taken a day off weather duty to spend some time with Fluttershy and teach her a trick or two. But all she seemed to learn so far was a half loop, and how to fall without breaking anything.
Fluttershy sat on the ground, shaking her mane to cover her face. She was obviously embarrassed.
"Its okay, Fluttershy. You put in a great effort. It just takes practice." I had to hold back a choke at grea
Fluttering Hearts Chapter 4 Clop Lite version There are many ways for a pony to spend a lazy afternoon: Catching up on their stories, grabbing a meal at a café, or spending time with their closest friends. However, when enjoying each other's company, some ponies prefer to be pampered to a certain degree in the process. For those in particular, Ponyville has one of the most delightful spas. Owned and run by twin sisters Aloe and Lotus, the center takes great pride in providing all sorts of refining services, from typical massages and steam rooms to exquisite mud baths and bathing seaweed wraps. This was where the yellow Pegasus Fluttershy could be found on this day, accompanied by the spas' most frequent customer Rarity. Also with them for the first time was Rainbow Dash, who had promised to come along only on the condition that they might come with her to watch her try out for the Wonderbolts in the not too distant future.Fluttering Hearts Chapter 4 Clop Lite version3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This