SparkmuzzleSparkmuzzle2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The shadowy alicorn landed in front of the steaming cave by the base of the volcano. Her wings folded against her side as she trotted closer, being careful not to slip on the mud and slick stones beneath her hooves. The air was filled with the stink of sulphur and the bubbling sound of pools of mud as they boiled in the oppressively hot and humid air. Taking as deep a breath as she dared of the stinking miasma she was surrounded by, she shouted into the cave as loudly as her prodigious voice would allow.
"Come forth Ille Qui Gubernat Monte Ignis- 'He Who Governs The Mountain's Fire!' I would speak with thee!"
She couldn't help but feel slightly proud that she was able to do this with breaking into a fit of coughing, considering the quality of the air. Of course no sooner had she thought this then a small cough escaped her lips. She sighed and shook her head ruefully, gently clearing her throat.
Luna's Best Night EverIt was the night of the Grand Galloping Gala and Princess Luna was thoroughly flustered. She stood in front of her mirror, pouting at her own reflection. Celestia had gone to great lengths to set the evening up for her, lowering the sun early and helping her to raise the moon and coerce the stars out of hiding so she would have time to prepare herself. She had even taken the liberty of personally greeting every guest on her behalf so that Luna wouldn't have an excuse to escape from the party itself.Luna's Best Night Ever3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Luna adjusted her tiara and smoothed out the dress Celestia had picked out for her for the fifth time in as many minutes. She frowned a little at the puffy, lacy affair that now adorned her form, all ribbons and silk and crushed velvet with a large, elaborate skirt that made her feel uncomfortable about the size of her flank. When Celestia had told her no bit had been spared to prepare for the gala Luna had been shocked, even appalled by the flagrant misuse of the treasury to fund an event
Polaris #1: Fantasy ZonePolaris #1: Fantasy Zone2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight Sparkle had never run so fast in her life--not that she had lived very long.
She ran across green hills and plains, leaving Canterlot Castle and its festivities behind her. She expected to become short of breath any second, but it never happened.
Soon she could see a house in the distance. As it drew closer, she could see a white unicorn looking out the second story window.
He didn't notice her. He was probably studying the castle guards from a distance again. He'd always told her that he wanted to be one someday.
She went into the house, up the stairs, and bolted through the door to his room.
Shining Armor quickly noticed her voice and looked behind himself. When he realized what the both of them were in for, he held out his hooves. "Twilight! Slow down!"
"Wha?... oh, no!"
She planted her own hooves to stop, but it was too late. She skidded and crashed into him with considerable force, the impact causi
Polaris #4: Mad WorldPolaris #4: Mad World2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight Sparkle hadn't run this fast since she was a filly.
She rounded the spiral stairs of Canterlot Castle, gasping and desperate, until she reached her library workshop. Her chest heaved and hurt from the nonstop running, but she pushed it aside to concentrate on the task at hand.
They'd called her mad. They'd said she was depraved. They'd said she was messing with powers beyond her reach.
Unfortunately, for once, it seemed that "they" were right.
Wasting no time, she willed several books off of the massive shelves. They opened and spun around her. Twilight's eyes were lightning, moving across several turning pages in mere seconds. Her mind moved almost as frantically.
It should have worked, it should should have worked, it should have worked! None of this should have happened! I checked everything! I dotted my Is, crossed all the Ts, carried all the ones, seriously what happened here-
"There she is!" she heard a voice cry out from the hallway.
Spark Chapter 1Chapter 1Spark Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rainbow Dash lay on a cloud, head in her hooves, looking out at nothing in particular. She had to keep her gaze down to keep the sun out of her eyes, and ended up pony-watching. Nothing in particular was going on; it was early enough in the summer that the heat hadn't gotten bad, but after planting season. Ponies went about their business in the late morning, a few deciding on an early lunch while most ran errands or still worked. Nothing special at all. At least, until she saw Fluttershy rushing through town with full saddlebags. It was odd enough to see Fluttershy in such a hurry, let alone with her packs. Rainbow Dash decided to see what her longtime friend was up to and took off from her cloud. She easily caught up to her Fluttershy by flying just above the ground.
"Hey Fluttershy. What's up?" she asked, making her flight look casual next to the hurried pony.
"Twilight said it was an emergency!" Fluttershy explained. It really came out more in gasps; Fluttershy was hardly
Polaris #5: Equestrian of the BattlefieldPolaris #5: Equestrian of the Battlefield2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Everypony, remain calm so as to allow our fair city to be efficiently defended!"
Even given its volume, Shining Armor's request fell on deaf ears. Unicorn citizenry either shivered in corners, or ran in all directions in an attempt to make themselves scarce from the chaos that was downtown Canterlot.
Meanwhile armored pegasi flew about, combating household objects which had become animate--brooms, mops, pantries, and even ovens which had learned to put their super-heating abilities to malicious use.
A squadron of fifty unicorns, led by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, rushed to the scene of greatest commotion. While weary from preventing casualties for the past hour, they were still fueled by adrenaline granted through the will to prevent even more.
And at that scene, they found the source of the chaos--quite literally, in fact.
"Discord! It is you! I didn't believe it at first," said Shining Armor. He looked around. "Even when Celestia told me the legends of your
Moonlit Sparkles - Ch. 1Author's Note: This story was written long before Season 2, Episode 4 where Luna received her canon personality. Drop what you know about her from that episode. Thank you and enjoy!Moonlit Sparkles - Ch. 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Moonlit Sparkles Chapter 1
"You're going WHERE?!"
The earsplitting cry startled the birds that rested atop Twilight Sparkle's library home. Panicking, the birds rushed into the sky to find a safer place to perch.
Twilight was using her magic to pack several books and supplies into a few different bags. The books themselves covered a variety of topics, but she only packed the necessities, knowing she wouldn't need her entire library on her trip to Canterlot. The warm glow of the sun draped appealingly across the room, blanketing every surface. Certainly there was no better time to travel; the springtime aura penetrated everything, from the simplest plant to the most complex animal species. Life itself just seemed so vibrant, and Twilight was
Shame at the Check-OutShame at the Check-Out2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
FIMFiction link: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56451/Shame-at-the-Check-Out
Shame at the Checkout
Beads of cold sweat rolled down Rainbow Dash's neck. The hot ceiling lights above intensifying the anxiety she felt to such a point that she felt as though she was going to pass out. There she was, standing in the middle of Ponyville's largest store. Her eyes were wide, staring at the newest piece of fan-merchandise being sold.
No, it wasn't anything to do with the Wonderbolts.
It was a limited-time offer Daring Do wallet. Rainbow Dash had to keep her mouth shut to prevent drooling. The wallet was grey and had adventurer's face printed on the front, grinning competitively at some invisible foe. She was a force to be reckoned with, even as just a picture. Hilariously, based on how she looked out of the wallet, Rainbow Dash felt like she was the foe- her hero's ruby eyes piercing into her own like arrows in bows, primed to fire.
Overall, it was beyond awesome, much better t
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
Ode to MaffinsBakers bake the tastiest treatOde to Maffins2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To give to mares both strong and meek
Freshness locked inside so deep
This treat I cannot wait to eat
Blueberry, orange, and even plain
Brings me joy when in the rain
Sweet and moist no room for distain
Ingesting them, I'll not abstain
Some prefer to call them muffins
But that name just means nothing
Maffins for days I will be stuffin'
Maffins, maffins worth so much lovin'
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #104/05/06!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #104/05/06!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#104) Aren't bronies and furries the exact same thing? I think it's funny that so many bronies get offended when they're compared to furries. I don't see furries getting quite as offended about the comparison. Hah.
Answer: This is really the million-dollar question: are bronies and furries the same thing? The answer is, awkwardly, a little bit of both. Let's set the cards upon the table: there are all sorts of variables that come into the equation when defining exactly what a brony is. That's the first difficulty; if a brony is merely an adult watching the show, then you can't effectively argue that they're furries by definition just for doing that. If you did, then any parent watching the show with their child, or anyone who watched "Watership Down" or "The Animals of Farthing Wood" as children, or myriad other cartoons about animals, would be furries, which is ludicrous.
Just watching "Friendship is Magic" doesn't create a latent association with furries, despite what s
As The Night Blooms - Chapter 1As The Night Blooms - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Canterlot's silent, evening streets were not graced by the moon's rays, as a thick veil of storm clouds blocked it from view. The calm before the storm was chilling, the entire world holding its breath in anticipation of the first drop of rain.
And when it fell, it came in torrents, crashing over rooftops and spilling into overflowing gutters. A streak of lightning illuminated the entirety of the peaceful capital, the violent rumble of thunder following quickly on its heels.
However, the solitary pony ensconced within the Canterlot Palace archives paid no mind to the storm outside. She'd come to the archives on a mission; a mission of which nopony was to know. If news of this got out, all her careful planning would be for naught.
Her only company came in the form of a single candle, wax dripping slowly into the smooth, brass holder beneath it as time wore on. A pile of books lay sprawled in front of her. Each carelessly tossed aside when it was deemed unimportant to her.
"It must be am
Ace Combat - Battle for Equestria - Chapter 2Ace Combat - Battle for Equestria - Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
14 September 2017 05:00 hours
Maverick was jolted awake by someone banging on his door.
"Hey time to get up newbie!" Yelled a female voice. Maverick groaned and layed down again.
"Come on man I know yesterday was rough but it doesn't matter to the air force!" She continued banging on the door. "Don't make me call you know who's wake up service!"
"OK I'm up Tiger Angel!" He yelled back. He opened the door to see the black and orange Pegasus standing there.
"About time. And just call me Angel" she said as they headed to the mess hall. When he walked over to the table where the rest of the squadron was, it was obvious by the looks on their faces Angel had given them the same treatment too.
"How do you like our squadron alarm clock?" Whiteblaze, the squadron commander asked.
"Does she have a snooze button?"
"I think so but it takes a baseball bat to activate it", replied a pink Pegasus with red mane.
"And only if you can get close enough, Dahlia" Angel said with a growl.
Kaoru x reader more than just a maid pt 23rd person p.o.vKaoru x reader more than just a maid pt 24 months ago in Romance More Like This
It was the second day of work for (your name). She ran up to the Hitachiin, surprisingly on time today. But when she arrived she was greeted by the twins instead of one of the butlers. "Hello (your name)." they aid together. "Um...hi." (Your name) was quite confused. Shouldn't the twins be in school. "We realized that we haven't properly introduced ourselves. I'm Hikaru," the one on the left said, "And I'm Kaoru." the one on the right finished. "(Your name) nice to meet you." She smiled and held out her hand. The boys just stood there not knowing what to do. (Your name) awkwardly coughed to break the silence. "Well I gotta go change, bye guys." And with that she left. The wins smirked at each other. "What should we do first Karou?" "Hmmm I've got a pretty good idea." The twins walked up to their bedroom, where they knew (your name) would be heading after she changed. They were gonna do a little 'act' for her. (Your name) walked in the room, not noticing that the boys w
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
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 3Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 3 starring Princess Celestia and her faithful student Twilight SparkleMuch Ahoof About Nothing Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Later that day Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, dressed in the new gowns that Rarity had designed especially for the Spring Moon Festival, were waiting in the Town Square in the clear and mild spring air for Twilight to arrive with their transportation.
"I thought we were going by air balloon," said Pinkie Pie with some disappointment. The truth was, she loved flying in it every opportunity she could get.
"Now darling," said Rarity indulgently. "That's scarcely a dignified way for us to arrive in Canterlot, all squashed together in that tiny gondola! Besides, it's traditional when travelling to Canterlot to go by coach."
"That reminds me," said Applejack. "I wonder who Twi's gonna get to pull it this time everypony is awful busy at the moment, what with all the spring cleanin' and plantin' goin' on."
Just then there was a sharp clatter of cartwhe
Barkpaw's Past Chapter 3Barkpaw's Past Chapter 32 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"What's that?" Nightshade snarled at Copperberry, who was carrying a brown kit. Copperberry sat the kit down. Brownpelt had asked not to go back to the clan, and he understood completly. I wouldn't go back to the clan if I broke the warrior code, either. He thought and nudged Bark forward. "This kit, I found him in a cave. It scented of rogue." Nightshade snorted.
"Well if you insist.. is it awake?" Bark looked up to meet cold, sceptical eyes glaring at him. He winced and closed his eyes. "B-- This kit has comatose. One of those.. rare diseases only Starclan control." The small tom heard some light, familiar pawsteps and a familiar voice. "Hello Leafstar." Copperberry dipped his head, picked up Bark and walked inside the medicine cat's den. "Now that THAT'S over..." He set down the brown bundle of fur. "Starclan heal him, he doesn't deserve this.. does he..?" The medicine cat stared into the wall with narrowed eyes. "Huh... maybe he does.. If Starclan have decided.. when is it
Stealthheart's story: The floodStealthheart's story: The flood2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
((OH, Hello kits, who do I have here?
Frostkit, Waterkit, Tallkit and Venomkit? I hope you little ones haven't come to the medicine cat den to cause trouble!!
Oh....you want me to tell you a story....why ask me this question? Why not one of your elders like Hollyspring, Scartail or Sparrowdawn?
Hump! Fine....if you insist, I'll tell you about the flood that nearly destroyed most of the clans and took away the lives of Sharpleaf, Stormspring and my father Boulderstar.
Let me think...oh, come, come, sit down! No! Waterkit! Do not touch the herb pile that Mistypaw worked so hard to make! She wouldn't be happy if she had to redo it!
Good, now be quiet, do you want me to tell you the story or not?! I could easily get back to work on sorting the herbs my apprentice collected!))
Okay...the flood surprised all of us, sweeping cats right out of their nests into the cold of Leaf-fall. I was in the medicine cat den, in my nest trying to fall asleep to the noise of the storm outside. I was alone,
On a Cross and Arrow: Part 9.On a Cross and Arrow: Part 9.3 years ago in Humor More Like This
On a Cross and Arrow
By Conner Cogwork
Twilight and her five friends are transported during a botched spell, across dimensions to... Ponyville, Equestria? But not the same one that they knew. Sitting on a bench is Harpsy and Babar. The Doctoress avoids apples from an aspiring Applebuck. And in a library across town, six stallions join their forces as they try to decipher the appearance of filly look-alikes of themselves around Ponyville!
Image credit to Stellarina! Thanks SO much!
Under a Midnight Star
She snorted, before blinking, and looking around.
Night-time had fallen, and everypony was snoozing away. Everypony that was, except Twilight Sparkle apparently. She sat herself upright and rubbed at her eyes, taking a look at her companions.
Dash was snoring, loudly, on her back, Applejack seemingly in a contest with her to see who could make the most racket. Rarity was tucked away in a corner, in a pile of blankets, as she murmured s
Spike the 'Hero'Spike the 'Hero'2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
*********[A/N] If you like this, be sure to check it out on FIMFiction http://www.fimfiction.net/story/63702/Spike-the-%26quot%3BHero%26quot%3B
Like and favorite it there if you have an account as well. (always trying to get featured)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy *******
Spike the "Hero"
The Crystal Empire was slowly becoming engulfed in a mass of threatening, black clouds; dark as the deadliest of storms. Screams could be heard all around as the crystal ponies began to panic. Up in the tallest tower in the city, Twilight found herself trapped within the confines of a black-crystal prison, the gems risen up from the ground, blocking any means of escape for the lavender unicorn. Just outside, Spike started to feel nervous. His eyes darted from side to side, his feet moved up and down like two, small pistons.
Twilight started to scramble within the crystal-walled trap, looking for the Crystal Heart with a set of panicked eyes.
"The heart? Where's the Crystal..." she started, voice q
Powerpuff Girls: Meet the RowdyrunksTHE CITY OF TOWNSVILLE…Powerpuff Girls: Meet the Rowdyrunks2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Oh no, a monster’s coming to destroy the city!
The Powerpuff hotline phone rings…
”Girls, telephone!” - says Buttercup
”I pick it up!” - Blossom says and she flies to the phone - ”Hello!”
”Powerpuff Girls, a monster attacks Townsville!” - the Mayor exclaimed
”Okay, Mayor! We go!” - says Blossom
”What happened?” - Bubbles asks
”A monster attacks our city! We’ve gotta stop it! ” – says Blossom
”Yeah, let’s go!” – Buttercup says
And the girls go to beat the monster…
The City of Townsville…
Townsville is in danger! We need the Powerpuff Girls!
”ROOOOAAAAR!” - the monster yells
”Oh, there’s the monster! Let’s go girls!” - says Blossom and they attack the monster
”Knuckle sandwich!” - Buttercup yells and hits the monster
”Ice breath!” - Blossom says an
Cupcakes 2: Chapter 4- FluttershyCupcakes 2: Chapter 4- Fluttershy3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cupcakes 2: Silence of the Hares
Edited by The Color Twelve
Chapter 4: Fluttershy
Rain dripped loudly against the window of Twilight's library. She was trying to sleep, but couldn't. She knew that Pinkie knew where she was. She also knew that even with the Royal Guard's protection, she was exposed. She tried to calm herself down, but nothing seemed to work. She had read books about the subject of psychology, and knew what she was suffering from, but that didn't help her cope with it at all.
Her fearful reverie was interrupted by three muffled knocks that rang through the house. Twilight sat up with a jolt. She paused, waiting for something to happen. 'Must be my imagination,' Twilight said to herself as she laid her head back down on the pillow. Then the sound came again, three more quiet knocks. "Is someone there?" Twilight called, walking towards the door.
"Twilight? Can I talk with you?" A soft voice spoke through the door. Twilight was already sure who it was, but she s
Ace Combat - Battle For Equestria - IntermissionAce Combat - Battle For Equestria - Intermission2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My quest to find him and those who were his friends, and enemies took me all over the five countries that were involved in the war.
Maverick's friends praised the work he did for the squadron. His enemies showed discontent, but also seemed to have been impressed by his abilities.
The more I read up on Maverick and the Lunar squadron, the more eager I was to meet them.
1st Lieutenant Rover. "Draco 1"
Former member of the Legion of Discord Air Force
15th Fighter Squadron.
Originally self employed, he joined the LoD air force after the takeover. He has since returned to his previous job of digging for gems.
"My squadron was flying on a routine patrol just off the coast when we got the call about the radar site in the volcano being attacked. We immediately headed for it to intercept them.
Unfortunately we got there too late to save the site. We engaged them anyway, which turned out to be a mistake. We had s
Derpy Hooves Hero of Scolon 8Derpy Hooves Hero of Scolon 83 years ago in Humor More Like This
THOUSANDS of years ago, there was a bloody war on the planet Scolon 8 between muffins and the vast English muffin hordes! Muffinkind fought tooth and nail to defeat the rampaging breakfast foods, but their leader Otis Spunkmeyer was blinded by greed and bitterness and it was to be his downfall for he was murdered in his sleep by his wife, Thomas, who was as it turns out, a deadly English muffin agent! Alas the muffins were all but purged from the 4 continents of Scolon 8. The purgings would last for trillions of years until Otis' successor came along. However, like his great ancestor, the Otis Junior was murdered by his wife who as it turns out was also a deadly English muffin agent! After hearing about the murder of Otis Junior, the great muffin clans united together to defeat the English muffin hordes! But it was to be another downfall, that is if the Great Lord Inquisitor had not arrived from Epsilon 2. The Great Lord Inquisitor had already vanquished uncountable hordes of muffins,