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]2 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
A Thief at the Gala: Chapter SixA Thief at the Gala: Chapter Six2 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
OvertureOverture2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I’ll never forget the day I first saw her. Never. Best thing that ever happened in my life.
I know you’re thinkin’ to yourself ‘How’d somepony like you end up with somepony like her? How did this whole shebang start?' Well, that’s what I’m gonna tell ya. And it's not the sort of thing you'd expect.
Pull up a seat and let Auntie Vi spin you a story... Okay, so there I was one day, wanderin’ down a street, not really doin’ anything at all - just chillin' y'know? Enjoyin' the weather, that sorta thing. Then suddenly I hear this quiet sound, just barely loud enough for my ears to pick up. Sounded kinda like one of them violin things but deeper. At the time I thought it was a kinda neat sound - might make for a good sample to use in my next mix. Something new. Something original. Something to make the next crowd's heads turn. So I go follow it, right? And the sound picks up further as I sea
Our Little CelestiaOur Little Celestia2 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
Be Careful What You Wish For... (PART I)Be Careful What You Wish For... (PART I)2 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
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 8Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 82 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
Everpony Loves Chapter 1 Everypony LovesEverpony Loves Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Everypony Meets
It was a rather beautiful day in Ponyville,
Sunset Shimmer: New BeginningsSunset Shimmer: New Beginnings1 year 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
Everypony Loves Chapter 2 Chapter 2Everypony Loves Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
StrawberriesStrawberries2 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
A Captain's LegacyA Captain's Legacy2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Captain's Legacy
Shining stared up at the oak door that towered above him. It was a normal door, no different than a typical door one would find inside a house. But given the contents stored away behind it, it had an unusually grand feel to it, and Shining couldn't help but feel dwarfed in its shadow.
The old grandfather clock down the hall let out twelve loud booms.
It was noon. The high sun's rays shone through a nearby window and across Shining's stationary, white frame. It warmed his fur while he kept his blue eyes locked on the door.
His parents always said how the attic held an eclectic assortment of things, from old music records to hardcover books that hadn't been opened since his grandparents lived in the house a decade before.
Shining imagined his deceased grandfather, the stallion with the amputated hoof and a pair of wild, yet kind, eyes. Shining imagined his still-alive grandmother, the sweet mare that would always have a batch of cookies at her house for him and
Love LettersLove Letters3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Dear Pinkie Pie,
I sure am glad Cousin Applejack brought all her friends along when she came to Appleoosa, even if the circumstances weren't the greatest. It all worked out in the end though, right? And now we're all able to say we have a bunch of new friends. Me, I love making new friends. How about you? I like writing letters, too. That was why I liked the idea of being penpals. I enjoyed ya'll while you were here but there wasn't really a lot of time to really get to know each other. So, tell me about Pinkie Pie.
Talk to you real soon!
Oh my gosh, I LOVE making new friends! Isn't it the best, most wonderful feeling in the world? I overheard somepony say once that they didn't need anymore friends and I thought my jaw would hit the ground. Actually, now that I think about it, it did! My jaw actually hit the ground! Can you believe it? What pony in their right mind could ever think they don't need anymore friends? Not me! That's why I was so happy to be in Apple
CMC MatchmakersCMC Matchmakers3 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
Epic Rap Battles of Ponyville 1Twilight vs TrixieEpic Rap Battles of Ponyville 13 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
Newsworthy. Part 1: The ScoopNewsworthy. Part 1: The Scoop3 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
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 7Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 72 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.
MLP: AdoredMLP: Adored2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Changeling Kingdom, or the 'Motherland' as the species often affectionately referred to it, was located far away from Equestria in the east, crossing plains, deserts and glaciers. It would take weeks worth of travel for any pony using non-magical means to reach the country, but once they did, they would definitely know.
It was a vast, depleted country, characterised by a desolate mountainous landscape which, during its infamously long, vicious winters, was always blanketed by thick layers of snow. The summer was not too pleasant, either; it sometimes got hot enough to kill scores off by heatstroke. The kingdom, especially as a mostly rural one, had its pluses like large forests and seas, but for the most part, it was the same greyed nightmare wherever you went. So as you can imagine, they did not do well in the tourism industry.
It was an established fact that the Changeling Kingdom was by no means the most modernised or wealthiest nation, even before the current mona
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
Equestrian Writers Convention - The Beginning It has been said that even the greatest Equestrian scholars with the highest magics available to them can't peer into the past or future. Even when discussion is brought up with the Royal Sisters, the topic never reveals much about a time before ponies. Celestia has been on record as saying that one day she just was, and that she was not alone. Many modern scholars were especially confused by this, until the day Luna returned, bringing truth to an old mare's tale. But even after that point, Celestia mentioned that she and her sister were not alone.Equestrian Writers Convention - The Beginning3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was more to the beginning than anypony thought, and even then they couldn't be certain that before the Princesses walked upon Equestria, there was nothing. Many philosophers matched wits until they came up with their best answers, but they were shaky at best. Many held quarreling beliefs, each believing their theories best represented the past of Equestria, although no idea held much wate
Hearth's Warming Eve told entirely in rhyme.So we begin this episode again on a train,Hearth's Warming Eve told entirely in rhyme.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Looking towards their destination each pony does strain.
Towards Canterlot they head for a holiday outing,
they're rather excited and Fluttershy feels like shouting.
Into Canterlot they are eventually bussed,
While we get a quick shot of Jet Set and Upper Crust.
The ponies then walk and play a game of I-Spy,
Though the normal way to play it they certainly defy.
Pinkie buys a house made out of pure gingerbread,
While Scoots gets her tongue stuck on a candy cane while she fed.
We then find out the episode will be good for certain,
when we see Derpy waving at us from behind the red curtain.
We then see the mane six donning period clothes,
It's from their personalities that problems soon arose.
For you see, this year the pageant will be theirs,
and they all will break up into their own racial pairs.
Fluttershy is scared to be put up on stage,
Something Rarity does not know how to properly assuage.
A window is blown open and Rarity whines,
One Bad Apple told entirely in rhymeApplebloom starts us off by hiding in an armoire,One Bad Apple told entirely in rhyme2 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
Since the Days When I Was SmallSince the Days When I Was Small2 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
Twilight's First Date. Ever.Twilight faced herself in the mirror and breathed out slowly, inhaled, breathed out again. Nothing she did was a lasting remedy to the too-fast beating of her heart or the racing thoughts running through her mind. Sitting on Twilight's bed with arms crossed was Spike, a bemused expression on his face. "My tongue tastes funny," Twilight said to her reflection. This made the baby dragon lift a scaly brow.Twilight's First Date. Ever.2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"How can your tongue taste funny? How can it taste like anything when it's the thing that does all the tasting?"
"It just does," she said, perhaps a little too sharply. Her ears dropped. "Maybe I'm coming down with something. And if I am I certainly shouldn't be leaving the library and exposing other ponies to whatever it is I potentially have." Cheered by this conclusion, Twilight's ears perked once more. "Looks like a night in bed with some soup and a good book are my new plans for the evening."
"We don't have any soup," said Spike, hopping down to the floor to stand beside the lavend