White Eclipse Part 1 - A Chance OccurrenceWhite Eclipse Part 1 - A Chance Occurrence3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
White Eclipse Part 1 - A Chance Occurrence
It was another lonely night for a certain navy alicorn. Another night spent staring at the sky she had carefully crafted, knowing in her heart that nopony else was going to see it. They were always too busy working during the day and couldn't be bothered to stay up for even a few minutes to look at the sky and think "Wow, Luna certainly did a great job tonight."
Luna stared at her sky spitefully, filled to the brim with anger. Anger at the ponies, at her sister, at the world. She let all her anger spill out as she struck a nearby rock, only to be brought back two-fold when a fierce pain shot through her hoof.
"Ow, oh horse apples," she swore. "Do you wish to fully taste my wrath!?" she yelled as she let loose a bolt of lightning, leaving a nice smoking crater with a few pebbles scattered around it. Finally satisfied that it had gotten what it so richly deserved, she fell back to her haunches and stared up at her full moon, feeling worse than s
Little LunaLittle Luna, Little Luna, don't you cry,Little Luna3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Little Luna, Little Luna, it will be alright,
Little Luna, Little Luna, don't be afraid,
Little Luna, Little Luna, everything's okay.
Little Luna, Little Luna, I love you so,
Little Luna, Little Luna, I hope you know.
Little Luna, Little Luna, my daughter dear,
Little Luna, Little Luna, I'll always be near,
Little Luna, Little Luna, you are my star,
Little Luna, Little Luna, stay as you are.
Little Luna, Little Luna, I love you so,
Little Luna, Little Luna, I hope you know.
A New Perspective Ch. 1A New Perspective Ch. 1A New Perspective Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Most days, a pony wakes up thinking "What is today going to bring?" or "Did I remember my homework assignment?"
Today, I woke up thinking "Where the hay am I?"
Cracking my eyes open, I could feel the heat of the sun shining down on my coat, I could hear the birds chirping, and I could sense that I was not where I was when I went to bed.
Pulling myself up to my hooves, I looked down, just to be sure that they were the same as when I went to bed. As I stared down, I saw a strange emblem burned into the ground all around me. And that was just the start of the weirdness.
In addition to the splitting headache I had, I also had no clue who I was or how I got here. Classic amnesia. Perfect.
I trotted over to a nearby watering hole, just to be sure I was still me. Looking in the water, I was thankful that nothing had changed, at least as far as I knew. Wings, check. Slate gray coat, check. Brown mane and tail with crimson at the roots, check. My... oh hay, what do
A New Perspective Ch. 3A New Perspective Ch. 3A New Perspective Ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A week had passed since Twilight's party, and things were going swimmingly for me. Turns out that my wing wasn't broken, only dislocated, so Fluttershy and I went down to Ponyville Urgent Care where they popped it back into place. It hurt like the dickens, but at least it was functional again.
I had been living a pretty idyllic life for the past week. I helped Fluttershy take care of her little animal friends, Rainbow Dash had gotten me a position on the weather team, and was teaching me how to properly control my flight, as well as some awesome tricks, and I had checked out a book from Twilight. It was a storybook, but I thought that I might as well bone up on Equestrian culture.
It was about noon, and I was just coming back from one of my training sessions with Rainbow Dash when I noticed a sign on the front door of the cottage, written in a tight, looping script.
"Went over to Rarity's for our spa day. Will be back at around 4:30 - Fluttershy"
Well, looks lik
The Ultimate Element - Part 1 REVISEDThe Ultimate ElementThe Ultimate Element - Part 1 REVISED3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What would you do, if you had
Twilight woke with a start, a loud crash emanating from afar. She moved quickly out the door, just in time to hear another horrible noise. Her eyes followed the trail of smoke in the sky, and she galloped for the ending point. Her natural curiosity was setting in, and her mind set up several possible options of what had occurred. She saw that she was not the only pony who was curious, the dawning sun allowing her to see that almost everypony was coming out of their homes, and headed in the same direction as her. Twilight reached a large crater just outside of town, her jaw hung open in shock. She was vaguely aware of others trotting around to see as well.
Fluttershy flew quickly past the unicorn, eager to help. Twilight slid down next to her, looking over the stallion that lay unconscious on the ground. As Fluttershy checked his pulse, Twilight saw that his deep blue coat was riddled wi
A New Perspective Ch. 9A New Perspective Ch. 9A New Perspective Ch. 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sir, I'm not sure I heard you correctly" I said, drying my tears and rising to my hooves, shivers wracking my body. Rarity stepped to the side, horror carved into her expression.
"While it pains me to say so, my hoof has been forced. You simply have to leave, at least until this matter is settled."
No. This isn't how it ends. This isn't supposed to happen! THIS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!
"You... you can't do this! I'm one of the only ponies who knows what the buck's going on! You need me to stop this guy!"
"Well, be that as it may, that is not for me alone to decide. We must hear from the princesses, as well as the rest of the senate."
"Celestia, please!" I cried out, "You can't let him do this."
She rose slowly, showing the gravity of the situation with each subtle movement. Her eyes hardened into a steely gaze, and truly looked the part of the ruler of Equestria.
"Evan," she said, in a strong yet caring voice, "You do strike me as a proper stallion and a true fr
Keeping a SmileWe all live life through the days trying to stay happy and keep our spirits high. Some days, we can't stay happy no matter how hard we try. There are two kinds of ponies in this world: those who try to stay happy through the hardest of times, and those who go out of their way to make others happy and put a smile on their face. The hardest decision is often finding it in your heart to make yourself happy and let those around fall into sadness, or you can be the one who sacrifices your own happiness to give it to others.Keeping a Smile3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There is a secret behind the pink party pony's mask of happiness, and that is a secret that she hopes no pony will ever find.
Rising up from below the horizon, the sun made its way into the sky, Celestia's beauty shining all over Equestria. It glimmered upon the flowing rivers, fish swimming happily up stream, eating as they went. Animals woke from Fluttershy's farm, stretching in the warm sun that flowed across their bodies and eating the food that had been freshly laid
A New Perspective Ch. 12A New Perspective Ch. 12A New Perspective Ch. 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While I was almost certain that we hadn't travelled far by the time I woke up, my surroundings told me that I was definitely not in Ponyville anymore. The gray stonework of whatever cell or dungeon I was in was just as uncomfortable to look at as the ropes binding my limbs together. The various chains and shackles lining the walls didn't give me a vote of confidence either.
I expected to see those robed cultists standing on either side of me as I looked around, and I was flummoxed to see that there were royal guards standing next to me, as well as behind me and at the door. These stallions were different, though. Instead of wearing the golden plate mail armor of Celestia's troops, these ponies had midnight blue, and they were all a very dull shade of gray instead of pristine white. Maybe they were special forces or something.
The door opened with a loud creak of its hinges, and a tall, hooded unicorn mare walked into the room. I couldn't exactly make out
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A collective groan was the only response. One pony's slightly annoyed head rose out from behind the lay out of flower sandwiches and delectable still steaming cookies. "Seriously, Rainbow Dash, enough! Just eat!"
It was already beginning to near sundown and yet barely an entree had been touched. The five ponies were exhausted, sweating, laying splayed out over the picnic blanket. Just a usual occurrence when Rainbow Dash was in the mood for a nice race. Being that the fields outside the palace stretched forever, the race was tedious for some ponies.
"No more racin', Rainbow. I feel so dizzy now; I don't think I can take a bite 'a food." The golden earth pony rolled over onto her back, eyes staring intently at the passing clouds. "Clouds look mighty pretty today."
"Well, I liked 'em better when they made chocolate milk!" Pinkie Pie abruptly perked, and a dead silence hung over the group like a bitter fog. "What? Well, you gotta admit that they were tasty!" The pin
A New Perspective Ch. 11A New Perspective Ch. 11A New Perspective Ch. 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We both agreed to return to the restaurant first, just to be sure everypony else was alright before returning to the town proper. I was expecting to see utter destruction, so you can only imagine my relief upon seeing that the restaurant was unharmed.
We landed at a gallop and ran into the restaurant, much to the surprise of the patrons and staff alike. Everything looked pretty much as we had left it, and a calming wave of relief rushed over my mind. Fluttershy looked just about as relieved as I was that her friends were alright, at least for now.
The two of us trotted over to the corner table, where the others were just finishing up their desserts.
"Well, it's about time y'all got back," said Applejack. "We were thinking that y'all had gone and gotten lost. We were even goin' to send out a search party for you."
"It's nice to know that you care so much. Say, did any of you notice anything odd, like a freak meteor shower or anything?"
"Nothing really out
A New Perspective Ch. 7A New Perspective Ch. 7A New Perspective Ch. 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We had been roaming the forest for a good two hours, occasionally using the book as a reference, but we were nowhere close to where it said that the castle is. It was a full moon that night so there was plenty of light to read by, but the book was so outdated that we had trouble recognizing some of the landmarks it referenced. What's worse is that since it was nearly 1:00 in the morning, we were all getting tired.
Fluttershy was the first to voice her opinion, offering a plantive yawn and saying "Guys, I think that we should stop for the night."
"We've barely even gotten a mile into the forest," retorted Rainbow Dash, "Let's at least get another few hundred yards before we call it quits."
"Rainbow, Fluttershy's right. In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea to start our little voyage so late at night, but there's no sense beating our bodies up trying to go all night. That, and all of the monsters and whatnot are probably out and about, and the last thing that
A New Perspective Ch. 15A New Perspective Ch. 15A New Perspective Ch. 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
~Three Months Later~
It was raining. Again. For the third day straight.
You know, it's kinda weird how I only truly miss the weather team scheduling the storms when I have it taken away from me. I guess that's how it works for everything, I suppose.
I crawled blearily from the cave that I had been calling home for the last week or two, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and stretching my wings as I took in my surroundings. Not much to look at, but it was home. The rain filtering down through the trees, falling to the earth with big fat plops. The many layers of dead leaves and broken limbs that covered the ground. With a heavy sigh, I pulled my hood up over my head and set out to find some breakfast.
I was finding it harder and harder to keep track of time the longer I stayed out here. And while I wasn't malnourished, I did find that I had lost some weight out here, as well as putting on some lean muscle mass. I, overall, was probably in better shape than when I
A New Perspective Ch. 10A New Perspective Ch. 10A New Perspective Ch. 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The road down Lily Street was slick with rainwater, the Canterlot pegasi having decided to schedule a rainstorm for that evening. Not that it was really needed in a big city, but that was of no concern to the lone hooded figure walking in the nighttime gloom, illuminated only by the few street lamps that he happened to pass. He had business to attend to, and he wasn't going to let a little rain discourage him.
Through the darkness, he made out a large manor down at the end of the street, and knew that he was where he needed to be. It was resplendent, and showed that a pony of high stature lived there. The lone pony sauntered up the front door and rapped on it with three quick knocks.
A frantic scuffling of hooves from inside brought a smile to his face. It seems that his acquaintance had been kept on his hooves. Good, he would need that alertness later.
The door swung open to reveal a very harried and obviously tired unicorn in his dressing gown. He tried to ma
(MLP) To Save a Cadence - 1Chapter One(MLP) To Save a Cadence - 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Marking off the last item on her daily checklist was always a relief for Twilight Sparkle, and even for her assistant Spike. Today's was no exception, and the little dragon was glad to toss the rolled-up parchment in the garbage. Twilight stirred them both up a mug of hot chocolate, smiling as whipped cream clung to Spike's upper lip when he took a sip. He licked it away while both of them giggled quietly.
After spending some time playing a card game together and finishing their hot chocolate, they each set to work - Twilight on some studying and Spike on some chores around the library. The sun continued lowering through the sky until it disappeared behind the horizon and the moon rose to replace it. Twilight walked back out into the main room of the library to find Spike asleep on the floor, his face resting on top of an open book. The purple unicorn smiled to herself and trotted over, carefully picking the little dragon up on her back. She put the book he had been
A New Perspective Ch. 13A New Perspective Ch. 13A New Perspective Ch. 133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The organization that Twilight set me to consumed most of my morning, as well as a good part of the afternoon. It seemed that for every three sets I would finish, Rarity would bring in six more. After about six hours, or my eighth cry of frustration, she decided to leave the actual production line and helped me sort, which was nice in her own special way.
"I am so glad that you're alright," she said, drumming up a conversation. "Sweetie Belle broke down when she heard that you were missing, and she still hasn't left our tent, even when her friends came to visit."
"Oh yes. She seems to have taken a real shine to you, and I honestly can't blame her. You've always been so nice to her, what with going out crusading with them, and the time you brought her back home after a long day. I would even venture to say that it's almost become similar to how Scootaloo idolizes Rainbow Dash."
"Okay, that may be overstating it a LITTLE, don't you think? Have yo
A New Perspective Ch. 6A New Perspective Ch. 6A New Perspective Ch. 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Returning home at about 8:30 I could tell that something was wrong. All the lights in the cottage were off, and the door hung slightly ajar. Two things I knew for a fact about Fluttershy is that she never went to bed until I got home, and she ALWAYS remembers to lock her door if she is out in town, or if she isn't going back out for the rest of the day. This was too weird.
I went quietly up to the door, hoping that nopony was inside waiting to stave my head in. I pushed open the door as quietly as I could, although it squeaked very slightly on it's hinges. Peeking my head inside, I called out, "Hello?"
Kinda stupid, in retrospect.
I tiptoed my way inside, being careful not to make too much noise. Even through the darkness, I could see the dismal state that the cottage was in. Everything looked like it had been gone through, and none too gently. All of the drawers in the hutch had been pulled out and had their contents dumped on the ground. Every pictu
The Star In Yellow - Part OneSpike grunted heavily as he pushed his cart piled high with books along the aisles of the Royal Library. The monthly pilgrimage to Canterlot to carry out Twilight Sparkle's every bibliographic whim was not something he particularly enjoyed; not only was there the hassle of paying all the inevitable fines or getting crushed by the tottering pile of books that these visits seemed to result in, but Twilight's requests were getting more and more bizarre.The Star In Yellow - Part One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Goats and Griffons socio-politics and cakes" Spike muttered to himself as he squinted suspiciously at the list he clutched in one little claw, and then at the shelf which was annoying devoid of any such volume. "It doesn't exist! I swear! Where does she get these titles?" Snatching the volumes 'The Sociology of Goats and Griffons' and 'Baking with Goats' from the shelf, he threw them into the cart with a sigh. "That'll have to do!"
Long ago he had decided that Twilight didn't have a clue what was actually i