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
FoE: Broken SteelFoE: Broken Steel4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Stable 88, a control Stable constructed by Stable-Tec over two hundred years ago to protect over five hundred ponies from a Mega Spell Disaster. It did its job, it saved those who made it into the Stable when the call came out, but it also sealed the fate of them all too. When the bombs fell and the giant steel door rolled into place and was driven in by the mechanical arm, it broke. No pony had ever found out what happened but they say that the vibrations from the bombs damaged a vital internal component that jammed the steel door's locking system in place, permanently sealing the Stable from the outside world.
For two hundred or so years the huge Stable continued life, everypony lived and died as the years passed. The Stable was supposed to house six hundred but when the door closed, only five hundred and fifty two made it in. Despite this, the Stable was said to house enough genetic diversity to allow the populace to live in the Stable for at
Twilight's Best Friend: Part 4Part Four: Ponies Don't Fear The ReaperTwilight's Best Friend: Part 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight sat at the bottom of that dark pit cradling Dewdrop's body for what seemed like an eternity, though it couldn't have been longer than a few seconds. She shook constantly, sobbing into Dewdrop's matted, dusty hair.
"You stupid, silly pony" she whispered hoarsely to Dewdrop as she held her in her hooves, though she wasn't sure if she'd aimed that at Dewdrop or herself. Her head was awash with angry, guilty thoughts, her stomach was a boiling maelstrom and she wanted to be sick.
"There's no such thing as 'evil'" Princess Luna had once told her. "No pony gets up one morning and decides that they're going to go out and do bad things. They do bad things thinking that they're the most reasonable and logical reactions to a situation." Was it true? Had Twilight really gone too far? Was it more than just a terrible accident?
Not even Princess Luna in her darkest of hours had ever killed another pony. It was unheard of. Inconceivable.
Twilight's Best Friend: Part 3Part Three: Dewdrop Dazzle Must Die!Twilight's Best Friend: Part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight had woken early the next morning just as the sun was rising. She had managed to sneak out of the house without Dewdrop waking up, or so she had hoped. Ponyville looked beautiful as the sun reflected off the glistening water left from last night's storm, but Twilight had no time to appreciate it. She was on a mission.
Carefully making sure she wasn't followed, Twilight had trekked to the far outskirts of Ponyville, to a mountainous, treacherous region just outside of the Whitetail Woods known locally as the 'Rocky Mountains' despite technically being a collection of rocky hills. Ponies generally never ventured this far out there was nothing interesting for miles save for craggy rocky spires and stony mounds where nothing would grow. It was here that she lifted the spade she had brought and began digging.
The ground was hard, and even though Twilight was using her magic to lift the spade, it still took a good few hours until she
Meet'n SleepWhere am I?!; is the first thing that goes through your mind after you've opened your eyes.Meet'n Sleep5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You're surrounded by huge trees and thick, green bushes. You blink perplexed, aren't you supposed to be [insert former whereabouts and occupation here] and now you're in this vast jungle, for that is what you have confirmed.
You can hear the sounds of distant and nearby animals, the rustling of plants on the ground and leafs high above your head. And then the heat hits you. It is a dry heat that makes it hard to breath for the first few seconds. The air seems to be thick around these parts, almost like you can cut it with a knife but you have no knife with you. In fact, all you are wearing is [insert sparse clothing here].
How the hell did this happen?!
You are confused, but strangely not afraid. There has to be an explanation why you're here.
After some more wondering inspection of your new environment you decide that there is no point in just standing around. Driven by curiosity you start
A Horrible Self InsertionToday in Ponyville the streets were bustling with noise. It was market time, and so most of the town was out enjoying the sunny day. Suddenly, from the center of town, a bright light began to appear. All the ponies stared in aw as it grew in intensity, before it finally let out one last giant flash of light. When the crowd was able to look again, what they saw sitting on the street shocked and awed them all.A Horrible Self Insertion4 years ago in Humor More Like This
A horribly sun baked couch, now pink, sat on the cobble stone walkway with a scorch marks all around it's edges. Then, they all realized something else was on the couch. Something no pony had ever seen before. It sat in a manner that only a pony the locals knew would sit. It's back was against the back of the couch. It's rear legs ran along the cushion and down to the ground, where odd looking horse shoes covered it's... hooves?
Not one pony made a peep as the strange creature stared on into the crowd. A strange orange object was seen in one of it's hands. A plad baseball ca
Slenderman's Lullaby Welcome to my world little one,Slenderman's Lullaby3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why have you run away?
What has brought you to my woods today?
Don't be afraid little child,
I won't hurt you,
Let me take you away,
Everything will be okay,
Don't worry now,
Take my hand,
Come with me little child,
For I, am the Slenderman
Raindrops and CloudbubblesRaindrops and CloudbubblesRaindrops and Cloudbubbles4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alternate Ending to Bubbles
Author's note: I don't usually write fanfics, but after reading the story "Bubbles" and viewing RizCifra's picture based on it (http://rizcifra.deviantart.com/#/d3gdd85), I was moved so greatly that I felt that this story just had to be written.
Recommended Song: A Summer Long Since Past by Virginia Astley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=002pBPeRorg)
Derpy was all alone. Some time had passed since Mommy had left Derpy under the tree on top of the mountain, and Derpy was getting very hungry. Derpy decided that Mommy must be coming back soon, so she would make a few more bubbles while she waited. As she made more bubbles one of them seemed to be bigger than the others, and she stopped and watched it intently as it floated slowly in front of her. All the rainbow colors swirling around in the bubble was entrancing to Derpy, and she felt very happy. As she watched the colors play our their endless dance, she no
The Dash Diaries: Chapter 1The Dash Diaries: Chapter 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rainbow Dash awoke slowly, her body wanting to relax back down for more sleep but her mind rapidly attempting to get herself in gear. Opening her eyes, feeling the weight of their lids against her drowsiness, she cast a quick glance around her room. The curtains to the left were drawn, but the sunlight shone through them and doused the room in a faint glow. Her eyes settling on the wall, she looked at the clock before feeling a familiar panic steal through her body.
Wait...8:45? Horseapples! I'm late for work!
Bolting upright, she tossed aside her blankets, leaving her bed unmade. Rummaging around her unkempt room for a hairbrush, she rushed to her mirror and tore it through her mane, muttering furiously with the feel of the brush tackling the tangles in her hair and mentally kicking herself for sleeping in...again. Staring at herself, her ruffled mane, the large bags under her eyes, and her exhausted expression, she decided she either needed to learn organisation or get a very,
Fame or Friendship Chapter 7CHAPTER 7Fame or Friendship Chapter 73 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rarity could not think straight the next day. She still was making up her mind and the more she thought about it, the more scared she was of what might happen. She couldn't face the paparazzi or anypony out in public, she was too nervous to even talk in the open. It appeared that no one else knew yet about the studio moving to Canterlot and she knew that if any Ponyville residents found out, especially her friends, they would be horrified. Losing Ponyville's top model and best fashionista would be a very rough thing for them all and even worse for Rarity. She loved her friends so much but also loved this job and wanted to keep doing it and unfortunately she couldn't keep both at the same time.
"Success and living the dream in Canterlot or a hardworking life living in the country with my friends and family " she said to herself while pacing back and forth.
She was hiding behind a small patch of bushes wher
Following a Rainbow- Chapter FourteenFollowing a Rainbow- Chapter Fourteen3 years ago in Romance More Like This
FaR Chapter Fourteen- Pinkie's Surprise
Applejack's hooves held tight around Rainbow Dash. In her grasp the Pegasus shook spastically, like a small foal having a temper tantrum. The sky above them was a pitch black veil of shadows, stars dotting the sky like small pinpricks emanating light from heaven. The night breeze was chilly, and had a light nip to it, but it did not distract the orange earth pony at all. All of her attention was focused on the cyan Pegasus in her grasp.
"Rainbow, Ah'm sorry for eavesdropping, but I heard that somethin' was wrong... And Ah was worried about you!" Applejack hugged Rainbow tight for another few seconds before loosening; backing away to see Rainbow eye to eye yet still keeping a hold around the Pegasus's neck. "I don't want ta lose ya again, Dash!"
For a moment Rainbow was silent, tears still streaking from her dark pink, reddened eyes. In the chilly night air the tears solidified on Rainbow Dash's cheeks; small streams of ice. Her Rainbow mane, not
A Melody for my Dear Ch1: As the Rain FallsA Melody for my DearA Melody for my Dear Ch1: As the Rain Falls3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This would have been a normal day in Ponyville, if it was not for the cloudy weather drifting over the small village. The weather patrol was out and about gathering clouds to create a small downpour to make up for canceling last week's rainfall. The wind was at a slight breeze, but was steadily starting to pick up, causing everypony to hurry to their homes. At the marketplace, a yellow pegasus was making her final purchase from the errands she was running for the day.
"Okay, let me see " she said to herself. "I got birdseed, nuts, assorted fruit basket, leafy greens oh I believe I am forgetting something " A rabbit emerged from her satchel and was holding a sheet of paper in its hand. It angrily opened the sheet of paper and held it in front of the shy pegasus' face. The young rabbit pointed at the last listed item: carrots. "Oh, I'm so sorry Angel I was just about to forget," she smiled while her rabbit scowled at her.
She trotted over
Curse of the Werepony2 Chapter 3Curse of the Werepony2 Chapter 33 years ago in Settings More Like This
Curse of the Werepony 2
Chapter 3: Responsibilities
By Steven Little
My Little pony is © Hasbro
The door of the Peach Pit Tavern swung open, ringing the small bell that hung above the door. The tavern was not an overly large establishment. There was a sitting area for customers to enjoy a meal and a drink by themselves or with a friend. A small stage sat against the north wall where bands, comedians, or actors would perform. Against the far wall was a full bar with a line of stools in front. To the right of the bar was a hallway that led off to rooms that ponies could rent should they need a place to stay for the night. Behind the bar, waiting to attend to her customers was Peach Bellini. The mare's mane and tail were brown and the color of her coat was obviously her namesake. Her cutie mark looked like a tropical drink and she always seemed to ha
Pillow Thoughts II - Chapter 6 --AppleDash--Pillow Thoughts II - Chapter 6 --AppleDash--3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pillow Thoughts II
We need to talk
"Everypony be quiet!" shouted the colt that was standing on top of an old crate. The ponies settled down. He cleared his throat nervously. "The mayor has received a letter from the Princess herself announcing the possible attack of the alicorn"
"Why didn't you tell us?!" said a young mare, followed by a rain of insults and harsh words thrown at the colt. He took off his hat and ran a hoof through his dark blue mane. The sight of so many angry and confused ponies made him nervous. He wiped his forehead as the crowd's voices grew louder and louder.
"Please, everypony, I'm just trying to calm things down. There was nothing we could do. Look at our officers, for Celestia's sake!" he replied, pointing towards the group of medical helpers that were carrying stretchers. The ponies that were being carried appeared to be in pain. "We could not defend ourselves against such a powerful foe. The best course of action now is for each and eve
Sibling Rivalry: Chapter Six - ChaosSibling Rivalry: Chapter Six - Chaos3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Spike looked deep into the Sweetie Belle's eyes. She was as beautiful as ever. Her jade irises sparkled in the sunlight, as her face turned a pinkish hue.
"Spike," the young unicorn said. "Stop it, you're making me nervous."
He smiled at her comment, turning his gaze down as he quickly grabbed the sandwich before him. "Sorry, I can't help it, you're so pretty it's hard to look away," he said, taking a bite.
Her blush deepened, as she tried to hide behind her sandwich. "Spike."
He giggled at her reaction.
As the two young lovers sat on a checkered blanket on the far side of Sweet Apple Acres, time just flew by.
Sweetie Belle looked up at her boyfriend as he bit down on the amethyst, lettuce and tomato sandwich that she made earlier that day. She was really glad he liked it. Especially after the disaster last week. It made her happy.
"I had a really great time today," she said, with a sweet smile.
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
Fame or Friendship Chapter 8CHAPTER 8Fame or Friendship Chapter 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Everypony rushed down the dirt roads of Ponyville to the studio at break-neck speed. Spike was riding on Twilight's back not having to run so fast but he was just as frantic as they were. He couldn't stand the thought of his crush leaving Ponyville forever.
"COME ON GUYS, SHE COULD ALREADY BE LEAVING!!!" he shouted to the back where everyone else was following Twilight.
"Oh, I do hope she still hasn't made her mind up yet! With just enough push and shove from Photo Finish, I'm sure she'll want to go!" Twilight said huffing and puffing from all the running she was doing.
"Well we aren't gonna let that crazy photographer make her decisions for her! LET'S GO GIRLS!!!" Rainbow Dash shouted as she started to fly faster.
Behind them all, Pinkie was running slowly with tears coming down her face and her flat long hair so droopy that it barely moved from the wind in her face.
"I broke a Pinkie-promise, I broke a Pinkie-promise
SV Chapter 5 War is....well, hell if I knowChapter 5SV Chapter 5 War is....well, hell if I know4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rainbow Dash: War is ..well, hell if I know!
The weather had been strange. With each passing day the clouds grew thicker, darker, and heavier. A few months back they had been white, beautiful and scattered sparsely throughout the true blue. Now it was as though there was no sky at all, just a large mass of gloomy haze. Then there were days when there wasn't a cloud in sight but still everything felt off. The sky wasn't the same blue and the sun the sun was the strangest of them all. It seemed too dim but too bright, too warm yet too cold. And the way it hung, no, the way it dragged through the sky was almost eerie. Sure the nights had been strange as well; the clouds would almost completely disperse and the moon shown brighter and larger in the sky, but it didn't have the same edginess the days had.
Today was one of those cloudy days and soaring through the grey sky was a young seraph. Her speed was too high for casual loitering a