Lament of a princessThe sky was bright orange. The sun had been setting for the past few minutes now and it's fading light was creating a spectacular scene. A grassy hill, in the middle of a beautiful flower-filled field. Atop the hill, a single oak tree, probably a hundred years old.Lament of a princess3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it was next to the tree where the truly important sight was. It was a stone. Old and worn, with etchings on one side. As the sun's light began to dim, a figure approached the stone. An alicorn, with dark blue fur and a mane that contained the very night sky.
She approached the stone and gently sat down. Her gaze never left the etchings, which had been partly obscured by moss and ivy. Carefully, making sure not to damage thje stone, she used her hoof to brush the plants away, revealing the markings more clearly. As she looked upon them, her expression, which until then had been fairly stoic, eventually began to morph into one of pain. Her eyes shut tightly as they began to well up.
But she would not she a t
SorrowSorrowSorrow3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
These things I feel
Emotions for a lesser being
A decision made
The greater good served
A void torn asunder
My Sister lost
My subjects to blame
The signs so bright
A blind eye turned
Pride, my greatest sin
The moon stands alone
Stars mourn the loss
A canvas laid bare
Alone I rule
A mask to show them all
Half the mare I was
Loneliness my companion
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
Moonlit tearsShe concentrated, as she had done so for so many years. Concentrated and focused her power, using all her magic to move the celestial body before her. Celestia stood on the balcony of the highest tower of the palace of Canterlot, performing a ritual and duty she had been bound to for as long as she could remember. The setting of the sun.Moonlit tears3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sky began to dim as the fiery orb descended upon the horizon. Within moments, it was gone, and the land of Equestria was now deprived of it's light and warmth. There was a time when that would be the end of Celestia's daily duties, but these days, there was one final task she had to perform. Turning around, she now faced the east.
Closing her eyes once more, her horn began to glow again as she focused her power into moving yet another important part of the world. Slowly, the pale white orb rose above the eastern horizon until it hung gracefully in the night sky. What followed was a swarm of tiny dots of light which surrounded the orb and the blackn
One Year LaterPrincess Celestia walked slowly and quietly into her private chambers late one night. She moved purposefully to the one window in the room. Moonlight was showing through, casting a faint white glow about the room. The fireplace was unlit, and there was no wind tonight to stir the tapestries that contained Historic events in Equestrian history.One Year Later5 years ago in Drama More Like This
As soon as it came into sight, Celestia's eyes were focused on the moon. She stood in front of the window, staring up at the glowing orb. Her head lowered and her eyes closed as her horn begins to gleam brightly. She was concentrating hard, and her eyes squeezed tighter as she tried to focus.
Celestia found herself on a gray and barren world. Did the spell work correctly? Did I transport my full self instead? Celestia wondered to herself. She looked down, noticing that she was transparent. However, she quickly became a bit more solid, gaining her white coat and looking every bit like her real counterpart.
She looked around, but there was n
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
Uncharted: Applejack's journey- Chapter 1'Come on AJ, get up. It was just a little ole train crash. You've been in worse. Now get up!' thought Applejack as she writhed on the ground. Sharp shards of gravel were digging into her skin as rolled onto her stomach, wincing as a bolt of agonising pain shot up her arm from her left wrist. Opening her eyes, she saw just how much devastation the train crash had actually caused; trees all around her were ablaze or completely torn out of the ground after the carriages of the train had crashed into them. Applejack got to her feet, instinctively placing her hand over the bloody wound in her side. With a groan she gripped the shard of metal that had embedded itself in her abdomen. She took a few deep breaths before tearing it out, crying out at the same time. She gritted her teeth against the pain, throwing the three inch long piece of shrapnel on the ground as she started to walk.Uncharted: Applejack's journey- Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Some of Twilight's healing magic wouldn't go amiss right about now,' she thought, smiling as she remembered
Wedding preparationsAs she trotted along, she couldn't help but have a big smile on her face. Twilight walked along the streets of Canterlot with joy in her heart. The day was great, with the sun shining, the birds chirping, and everything seeming just as cheery as she was.Wedding preparations3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had only been three days since she and her friends had arrived in the city, and thus only three days since her colt-firend, Dusk, had asked her that very important question. Twilight decision was not something that she regretted. On the contrary, it made her all the happier. But now that she'd made her decision, there were many things that needed to be sorted out. And one of those things was exactly why she was walking down the city's main street.
For as she continued down the road, she eventually came upon her destination. The royal palace of Canterlot. This place had, during much of her upbringing, been like a second home to her. And it always made her happy to see it. Walking up the main stairs, she eventually came upon the massi
A Prayer For LunaA Prayer For LunaA Prayer For Luna3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My dearest Luna,
We thank you for
The Moon you raise,
And the stars
In the evening sky
As the jewels in
Your flowing mane.
My noble princess,
You are not shunned,
We hide not from
The night you bring;
You are the peace
In the enveloping darkness,
Protecting us from harm.
We beseech you:
Raise the Moon
And bathe your kingdom
In it's fair light.
Keep your people safe
In your humbling night.
And only rest your weary head
When your sister
Brings forth her light
And reclaims her righteous day.
After she was goneThe light faded, Nightmare Moon was no longer there... she was no longer a menace to the land.After she was gone5 years ago in Drama More Like This
The light faded, leaving behind a crying pony. Her tears felt like they would never stop.
She knew what she had done. She did what it had to be done in order to prevent disaster...
And she hated every second of it.
She had been driven into a corner, her options running out quickly. She wielded the Elements of Harmony to stop the monster that wore her sister's skin.
The princess banished her counterpart to her own charge, making her image be engraved upon its surface.
She did so with great pain, but there was no room for doubt nor hesitation.
And then, she waited.
She might have felt her heart torn to pieces. She might have wanted the earth to split apart and swallow her whole. She might have wished to share her sister's fate...
... but Equestria still needed her, so she waited.
For she knew there was a light amidst all the darkness, for it is in darkness where hope shines the strongest. She s
Eternal Night - Chapter Three"But your majesty, I must insist that you take an escort with you." Shining Armour said.Eternal Night - Chapter Three3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He was following Luna down the marble hallways of the Canterlot palace, towards a large wooden door. The door magically opened as the Queen approached, leading them both outside. The air was cool and there were many stars tonight, all surrounding a crescent moon. The door had led them to the balcony of the castle's tallest tower, which Luna often used for private flights out of the city.
"I appreciate you concern Captain, but this is a personal matter I must attend to myself. I require nor desire anypony following me right now." She replied.
Shining stopped as the Queen continued forwards, spreading her wings and ready to take off. She stopped however when her captain spoke once more.
"Does this have something to do with my sister?"
She furled her wings again and turned to face him, her expression cold.
"And what makes you think that Captain?" She asked.
Shining's eyes narrowed somewhat, though not
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 5Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 5: A Day at the Spa
Lowering herself slowly into the steaming hot tub, Fluttershy let out a long, content sigh while she sank into complete relaxation. Once she had adjusted to the rapid temperature change, she could feel every muscle in her body loosen while she closed her eyes and laid her head back. She needed a day where she could just unwind without having to worry about picking up the kids from school or anything else, and the spa was just what the doctor ordered.
“This feels more amazing every time I come here,” she told Rarity, who sat across from her. “I didn’t even realize I was this tense.”
“You never can,” Rarity replied. “It’s just the stresses of life, I suppose. Sometimes you get so busy in the chaos of the day that you forget how much pressure you’re building up inside. That’s what the spa is for!”
Fluttershy could easily agree on that. Even though it was hard to believe that they had
Castle Walls: Chapter 2 - The SummitCastle Walls: Chapter 2 - The Summit3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight shivered as the doors swung closed behind her with a thud. The frigid mountain wind whipped against her, sending daggers of icy pain through her coat. Wincing, she lowered her head and trudged forward. Snow crunched under her hooves as she pushed forward through the gale, freezing her hooves until the feeling went from them. Wind-blown snow lashed against her coat and mane, clinging to her.
Ahead loomed a series of switchbacks leading to the summit. Twilight sighed and lit her horn, a light purple sphere surrounding her and blocking out the violent wind. I should have brought a cloak, she thought, shivering as the cold permeated the shield. Still, she forced her hooves to move, and started up the rocky trail. "This better be worth it," she muttered, trudging upwards despite her worries. As she climbed, the path narrowed until she was forced to press herself against the mountain face and slowly shuffle along.
She kept her eyes trained on the path ahead, knowing what view
Truth: Part Thirteen -Edited"Vinyl? Are you awake?"Truth: Part Thirteen -Edited4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A muffled, sleepy grunt came from under a dark purple comforter.
"Vinyl? Are you up?"
The comforter groaned again. The longer grunt had anger laced within it's lack of syllables.
"You sound awake."
"Why ASK me if I'm awake if I look like I'm sleeping still?" Vinyl spat into her pillow. She was unsure if her irritation was at Lyra or her sudden lack of being asleep. She assumed the former.
"Well, you could have had your eyes closed but been awake."
"Or... or I could have been SLEEPING." Vinyl sighed and pulled the blankets off of her head. "What do you want, Lyra?"
"Well, I want to talk."
As Vinyl pushed herself to an upright position, she noticed her mane was matching its electric color with its style. She shook her head and almost perfectly, her mane sunk down in a classic Vinyl 'do. The DJ cast a hard glare towards Lyra but felt the ice melt off of her heart a bit as she took in the sight. A layer of guilt washed over her as she saw a nervous look p
Paradise Chapter 1Paradise Chapter 15 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"It's hard for ponies these days to imagine what it was like back then. If they were dropped into this time before Equestria, it'd be unrecognizable to their eyes."
Excerpts from the Candid Sayings of Celestia as recorded by her friends
Whip Scar chewed with his head low and his eyes peeled in the soft moonlight. Tension filled his every muscle and he wandered amidst the herd aimlessly. Deep in the wilds of the wide, wide forest known as Everfree, the simple herd of ponies grazed the grasses in the fields that sometimes broke the expanse of trees. They, too, were tense though they did not show it.
Foaling was a dangerous time for all. During the first few hours of life, a foal cannot walk. Predators sought those times. They preferred not to attack the strong or swift, it did a carnivore no good to pit themselves against the best when all they wanted was a meal. They liked their prey helpless, be it sick, old, or simply unaware. There was nothing so helpless as a new
The Mystery of the Missing Mares - PrologueThe Mystery of the Missing Mares - Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Mystery of the Missing Mares
An MLP epic by KYMSnowman
It was a warm and sunny midmorning, ponies of all sorts happily trotted along the cobblestone streets of the most magnificent city in the world. There was to be an extravagant gala later this evening and ponies from all over the world had come to attend it. After all, the richest and most famous ponies were all going to be there, especially the richest and most famous of them all; the one and only Princess Celestia. This was a party that was truly a must come for all.
"It's so wonderful to finally have you here, Princess Celestia."
"Please, Commander Chiton. The pleasure is all mine. I cannot wait until we arrive at the gala. I have no doubt it will be one to remember."
"I'm glad you're so enthused, Princess. I can't say the same for myself though. I've been having these odd dreams as of late, and I haven't been able to sleep very well. If there's anything I remember well from the oracles' teachings, i
A New Moon The morning couldn't have been more beautiful. With Philomena at her side, Celestia looked out over her kingdom. On this warm summer day, the birds were singing and the sun was shining brightly on every stallion, mare, colt, and filly in all of Equestria. The mere nature of the day alone had put everypony as far as the eye could see in a good mood; except her. Celestia hadn't really cared much about even the loveliest of days in a long time. She'd seen so many, it seemed saying 'what a nice day' was almost a joke. Celestia could feel her phoenix looking in her direction as she thought about the day ahead, the breeze blowing the ever-burning fires of the bird's wings as a flag of flames.A New Moon4 years ago in Drama More Like This
As the keen-eyed bird looked to her, Celestia smiled at Philomena as she called for her to follow her inside; stepping from the palace balcony she had been standing on back into her rather luxuriou
The Alicorn A celestial presence hangs upon the whispering winds, unsung by the prosaic fates,The Alicorn3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
pertaining to a vigil of majesty told of in transcendent scriptures. Whereupon this occurrence,
tales of dissent fall on deaf ears in the midst of these echoes of future yore,
echoes of the flutter of the wings of memory carrying a single clover of fortune.
And thus the Alicorn shall speak, with a voice know by that memory, and bring our peace,
to be the kindle of a spirit in our hearts, the same as was borne in our journey to this place
where the whispering winds blow. And this journey shall continue as we spread the wings
of memory, a transmutation of the stillness of time into our grace upon this land.
Until Eternity...Until Eternity...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Until eternity do I await thee,
Until eternity do we part again.
Until the universe itself ends,
We will be together again.
Falling LeavesFalling Leaves3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Argh... I can't sleep! Rainbow Dash thought to herself as she tossed and turned on the train bed. And Appleloosa is still another few hours away! Rainbow dug her head into her pillow, trying to drown out Spike's horribly loud snoring. Maybe somepony's awake.... Immediately, Rainbow's mind went to the one pony she was sure was still up at this time.
"Pssst.... Pinkie Pie, you asleep yet?" Rainbow whispered as soft as she could, grabbing a nearby unlit candle.
"No," Pinkie's high pitched voice returned the questioned, causing Rainbow to smile a little as she fumbled to find a match. "Are you asleep yet?" Rainbow heard her ask in return.
Rainbow paused for a second, her mind confused. Did she just ask... nevermind. It's Pinkie, I should know better, she thought as she lit the match and set the wick of the candle on fire. Taking a few steps forward with the soft glow of the candle to light her way, she started to speak once more.
"If I was sleeping, how could I
Lunar Republic vs Celestial EmThe Lunar Republic vs The Celestial EmpireLunar Republic vs Celestial Em4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"The wine is lovely this year, Madame Berry Grape." Celestia gave a short nod to the bowing pony. The wine was, in fact, not lovely this year. It was simply what a princess was supposed to say at the Autumn Equinox Banquet.
At this function, like most, the aristocracy played a traditional and subtle game of which-pony-was-better-than-which, a ferociously competitive sport of tiny score keeping. If you sit one space closer to the princess, you are one point better. If you wore a dress not haute couture, you lost a point. If your hat had an extra feather, you had an extra point, unless you attempted a power play by foregoing feathers and trying a coiffure done by a famous mane stylist, though that was a risky move. Fumbling through a step on the dance floor was an easy way to lose points, though that was never an issue, since no one ever danced for fear of subtracting their score. Winners were allowed to hold their noses in inc
The Story of Celestia and LunaThe Story of Celestia and Luna4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Long time ago, before the rule of Celestia, There were two alicorns , like now, But the two who ruled Equestia, were Queen Galaxia and King Universum. They ruled a beautiful monarchy and every one was happy.
Of course is was not just ponies in Equestria. Griffons, Zebras, and Dragons lived there. Though Griffons and Ponies had a rough war a few years but the Ponies and Griffons found reason. Zebras were very well relative with the ponies, as they helped with the Ponies in battle. Zebras are very strong fighters, and great medics with their remedies and medicines. Dragons liked to be left alone and didn't really care much for the ponies. Though every race got alone fine.. There are the ones that only want hate, and destruction to fill our world..
One unfaithful day, the two powerful spirits, Eris and Khaos , both gave birth to the most unearthly creature.
Their offspring had all sorts of things. Head of a mule, trail of a dragon, body
Reading Rainbow: Chapter 1- VoicesThe hospital was empty today. Nothing but clear blue skies and a bustling town, yet the hospital in contrast seeming so deserted. The five ponies rushed in through the doors, startling Nurse Redheart who was with wide eyes behind the counter.Reading Rainbow: Chapter 1- Voices3 years ago in Drama More Like This
" Excuse me, Nurse Redheart, but I came here earlier with Twilight Sparkle toda-"
The unicorns calm voice was suddenly interrupted by the shaky worried voice of Rainbow Dash. "Is she okay!?" let out the worried pony, hooves planted on top of the counter leaning her whole upper body to the once again startled nurse. The other ponies were surprised, and Fluttershy was the first to put her hoof on Rainbow's back, urging her to be calm. Rarity then gestured back to the front and looked on to the nurse, who had already put the pieces together and known why they were all there.
"Yes, you are the friends of the unicorn with the magic cutie mark? I am sorry you are here on such circumstances, allow me to go