Stability Chapter 2Stability Chapter 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Broke? What do you mean broke?"
Bon Bon flashed her partner a stern look. "We have nothing. We have no money."
A shocked Lyra stammered. "Wh-, what do you mean 'nothing'? Your business has been doing great! I've seen it!"
"Not great enough, apparently." The earth pony didn't move her gaze from the floor. "If I can't pay rent by the end of the month, I'll lose the shop."
"We'll lose the shop," Lyra corrected. "We're in this together."
Bon Bon stood up and hugged her marefriend. "Oh Lyra. I just don't know what to do. I'm scared."
The unicorn ran her hooves up and down her partner's back. "We'll figure this out. Together."
The cream colored mare looked up at her before digging her face into her neck, desperately searching for whatever comfort it could offer. The pony made her best attempt at holding back her fearful tears, but to no avail.
Lyra tousled the pony's mane. "C'mon. Let's go sit down. You need a break."
The mare couldn't protest. However unwilling to move she was, Bon Bon was
How Lyra met Bon-BonHow Lyra met Bon-Bon starring Applejack and the Cutie Mark CrusadersHow Lyra met Bon-Bon3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"C'mon sis!" begged Applebloom, turning to Applejack with her biggest, most glistening doe-eyed look. "Ya promised that if we behaved well all mornin' that ya'd tell me and the rest of the Crusaders a story!" Beside her, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle both nodded in agreement.
Applejack sighed. "How kin anypony say no to a trio of young'uns as cute as you three?" She looked out the window of the homestead at the wild storm that the Pegasus ponies had brought to Ponyville. "And seein' how it's so stormy out an' all, it seems like a fine way ta pass the time. Now what kinda story should I tell y'all?" She brought a hoof to her chin in thought. "Oh! Ah know! How's about a story about cuties marks, you bein' the Cutie Mark Crusaders an' all."
"Sounds boooring," complained Scootaloo. Applebloom glowered at her.
"Cutie marks ain't never borin'," she said in a huff, "Go ahead with yer story sis!"
Skipped a Beat...Skipped a Beat...Skipped a Beat...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Come on Tavi, Why not?!" asked a mildly irritated Vinyl Scratch.
"I'm not going to tell you again. Just no, I refuse." replied Octavia, she was getting more annoyed by the second. She also hated it when the filly unicorn used that name for her.
Since their classes at Canterlot's Academy for the Musically Gifted ended for the day, Scratch hadn't left the young grey filly's side. It was their last day of classes before their week long study break, and the white unicorn was trying to get Octavia to go out with her. For months now, Scratch had developed a huge crush on Octavia and made it her goal to ask her out. During their entire time at the academy, the two fillies never really saw eye to eye. They were constantly butting heads with one another, mostly due to the fact that they were each other's biggest competition. Scratch was well known all around the school for her amazing beat mixing talent, as well as her reputation as a player among the other fillies. Octavia o
A Step of FaithA Step of Faith9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hush now child of mine,
So weak, so tender
How long have you roamed
So far away,
Far away from home…
Hush now don’t be afraid
I’ll be here for you
Just close your eyes… and pray
Rest your eyes, little one
So tired, and lonely
You’ve walked too far
Too far away,
Far away on your own…
Rest now don’t be afraid
I’ll be here for you
Just close your eyes… it’s ok
Just be still, troubled one
So scared, and untrusting
There is hope…
Just take my hand
My loving hand,
Who’s bared more pain than yours…
Just be still, and don’t be haste
I’ll be here for you
Just close your eyes… have faith
Take that step, and look above
Your star, shining bright
It won’t be easy
It never will,
You may fall down you may get ill&
The Deeper TouchSmoke another cigaretteThe Deeper Touch7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burn away the pain
Clothes are soaked with sorrow
And the weather it just rains
Where am I? Who are we?
I’ve seem to lost the deeper touch
Dig another memory
Deep inside your skin
Carpet stained with water
Colored for the end
Where am I? Who are we?
I’ve seem to lost the deeper touch
Stick a needle through my chest
Wait for heart attack, but
Second chances gave again
Found you now I’m back
Where am I? Who are you?
I’ve seem to found the deeper touch
Slowly surely wipe away
The tears that come to stay
Struggles deep within before
The times where trust ain’t there
And though my heart is torn
And though my heart is broken
And though my heart is shattered
On the flo
Shipping and Handling Chap. 4"Attention employees. It is now five o'clock. Your shift is over for the day. See you next week."Shipping and Handling Chap. 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Breeze stomped his front hooves in satisfaction upon hearing the intercom message, and quickly cantered out of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services' Headquarters. Once outside, he bent down and extended his wings, ready to take off.
"Hey Breeze! Wait up!"
Breeze turned to face the source of the familiar female voice, looking up as Ditzy Doo descended and (for once) landed successfully.
"I just got back from a job," Ditzy panted. "Are we done for the day?"
"Yep," Breeze replied. "Candyfloss just announced it was closing time. We're done until Monday."
"Alright, I guess I'll head home then," Ditzy said.
"Which way are you headed?" The male pegasus asked. "Towards Cloudsdale?"
"Well in that general direction," Ditzy replied.
"Cool. We'll fly together."
The two pegasi took to the a
Only OneWhen you are with me,Only One10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you think of her?
When you tell me 'forever',
Does she hear it too?
When you whisper, 'I love you',
Who are you refering to?
And I've no right to be jealous,
Nor do you.
For we knew it'd be like this,
Right from the very start.
But I Can't help these saddened pangs of envy in my heart.
Because when you're with me,
Your thoughts are with her.
And I can't help but wish,
I was the only one.
Shipping and Handling Chap. 9A warm, cheerful summer morning always succeeded in lifting the spirits of the residents of Ponyville, and this morning was no different. The sunlight bathed every inch of town with its soothing rays, signaling to everypony the start of another carefree summer day. It seemed there wasn't anypony for miles who was anything less than perfectly content.Shipping and Handling Chap. 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anypony, that is, save for a certain grey pegasus, who was slowly being consumed by her own anxiety.
Ditzy trudged silently toward the front doors of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services. She opted not to fly for once; her distracted state of mind combined with her already poor vision had led her to several aerial accidents this morning alone, leading to a few hundred bits of property damage, and a splitting headache for the pegasus.
Ditzy couldn't understand what was holding her back anymore; a whole month had passed since Breeze had visited for dinner, yet the mare still hadn't told Dinky the truth about her job.
Not Fragile, But StrongWho am I really?Not Fragile, But Strong1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I look harder and harder on that question
But the more I think about it the more frustrated I get
As my mind becomes even more twisted and distorted like a vine
The fact is... I'm the lost child
I'm a pushover
A constant target for manipulation
And the more I bleed the more they stab and twist
Until there is no more blood to give to their endless selfish desires
The fact is... I'm the slave
The quiet child in the corner
As I'm quiet with fear they break me, bruise me
Until I am lying on the floor dead and useless to their twisted pleasures
The fact is... I am the abused animal
I am fragile
I wear my heart on my sleeve
And they see it so they cut it out with deception
Then stomp and shatter it as if it were like garbage to them that I cared
The fact is... I am the fragile vase
And as I continued to look inside me and see my imperfections that make me that child, that slave, that animal, that fragile.. fragile vase I wither like a beautiful rose, pulled o
Shipping and Handling Chap. 8Dinky Doo trotted back and forth in front of Twist, like a military sergeant addressing a private.Shipping and Handling Chap. 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright, Twist, let's go over it one more time. I know we can figure out what's going on."
Twist sighed and flipped back to the first page of the notebook yet again. "Dinky, are you sure we're not just on a wild goose chase?"
"Yes, I'm sure!" Dinky replied, pounding her front hooves for emphasis. "My mom's hiding something; that much is obvious. You and I need to find out what it is."
Twist rubbed her chin with a hoof for a moment as she thought. "You know, Dinky, usually parents have a good reason for doing what they do. Even if you're right, and your mom really is keeping something from you, maybe it's for the best that it stays that way. Did you consider that?"
Dinky's gaze fell. "I I did think that," she said softly. "That's why I've been feigning ignorance, even though it'
Shipping and Handling Chap. 5"And checkmate." Cloudcover declared, effectively trapping Breeze's king and ending the chess game. Breeze scrutinized the board for several seconds before sighing and sweeping the remaining pieces of the board with a hoof.Shipping and Handling Chap. 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's the fourth game in a row you've won," the red pony grumbled indignantly.
Cloudcover grinned. "I've always been somewhat of a whiz at this game. Better luck next time, mate. Shall we set up again?"
"Nah," Breeze replied. "We've been at it all day," he glanced at the clock. "Literally. It must be a slow day for shipping in Equestria."
"Did anyone get assigned a job at all today?" Cloudcover asked.
"Yeah," said Breeze. "Haven't you noticed that we haven't seen Ditzy in a couple hours?"
"Ah, right," said the white pegasus, scanning the room to confirm that the mare was not present. "Sorry, it's hard to concentrate with those two always yelling."
He pointed th
Shipping and Handling Chap. 12" And the next thing I knew, the spaceponies were on top of me! They captured me with their immobilizing ion ray, hoisted me on to their mysterious whirring spaceship, and strapped me to a table! I had to just lie there while they probed me with their-"Shipping and Handling Chap. 122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Watt," Cloudcover interrupted. "By any chance, are you making this up as you go along?"
"Well, yeah," Watt said. "But I really did get abducted by spaceponies one time! It's just, instead of spiriting me away to their ship and performing horrific experiments, we just went out and got pizza and saw a movie. But c'mon, what kind of freaky science fiction story can I make out of that?"
Cloudcover had no response, so instead he changed the subject.
"Oh look Watt, we're here."
The sun was already ducking behind the horizon as the two stallions once again trotted up to the door of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services. A note was tacked to the outside.
Shipping and Handling Chap. 11Tick. Tick. Tick.Shipping and Handling Chap. 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was strangely quiet in the employee lounge at Equestria Speedy Shipping Services. The only sounds were the ticking of the wall clock, and the low, vibrating hum emitting from Watt, as was normal for him when he was actually sitting still. Glow and Cloudcover had already been sent on assignment, and, more worryingly, Ditzy hadn't shown up yet at all.
Breeze glanced once again at the clock. "Where in Equestria is Ditzy?" he asked absently to Watt. "She's been a little late before, but she should have been here over an hour ago."
"Maybe she's taking the day off," Watt suggested.
Breeze frowned. "Maybe. But I think she would have told me yesterday if she was planning to take vacation today."
Watt squinted, thinking hard. "Maybe she got abducted by spaceponies, then?"
Breeze stared blankly at his coworker, who apparently was under the impression that spaceponies wer
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 6The Party Hasn't Ended Part 6 starring Twilight Sparkle and a special guest starThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I do hope Rarity and the fillies are OK " thought Twilight as she battled her way through the driving rain. "I don't want to imagine what damage Applebloom and her friends have done to the boutique by now, stuck inside out of this storm!"
Her hooves splashed up muddy water as she trotted, soaking her legs, while about her the storm continued to ravage the little town. Trees bent in the growling winds and the rain was now almost a vertical wall that she had to struggle through. The umbrella she had brought from the library had long since been blown out of her telekinetic grip, and had spiralled off into the deepening darkness.
Twilight was almost at Rarity's boutique when a pony came rushing up to her out of the gloom. It was Nurse Mercy, the head of the Ponyville hospital, and she was in such a hurry that she almost ran straight into the unicorn pony.
"Oh, Twilight Sparkle!" Mercy shout
Shipping and Handling Ch. 13Dinky Doo wasn't sure what to feel. For one thing, she was kind of afraid of the unicorn standing only a few feet away, constantly barking threats and insults even while the magic held her down.Shipping and Handling Ch. 132 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On the other hoof, she wasn't listening to half of what the malicious mare said anyway, because she was too busy being proud and amazed at herself for suddenly being able to perform a true spell; she'd never even attempted such a thing before, and now here she was, locked in a paralyzing face-off with a unicorn with far greater age and experience.
But in that same vein came a large dollop of confusion. Why, exactly, was she able to do what she was doing right now, with no prior experience? Not only had she replicated her first spell, but she was able to use that knowledge to analyze Glow and produce a whole new spell.
Dinky wasn't stupid; it was pretty obvious that this kind of thing didn't happen to normal fillies.
What are you doing, wondering about that?
What IS Integrity? My Sergeant (SGT) asked me to write an essay on what Integrity meant to me. Not as punishment, but as a request (weird...>.>). I started thinking, what is the definition of integrity? What does it mean to me? What does it mean to others, and how does it effect the world around me and in the Army? This is what integrity means to me:What IS Integrity?10 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Integrity is not only one of the Army’s seven values but one of mine as well. But what is integrity? Why is it important not only in the Army, but from man to man, Private to SGT, and to me as well.
Integrity: The adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
In other words, it means being trustworthy, reliable and having high moral principles. Integrity to me does not mean being perfect, but rather having the capability o
Shipping and Handling Chap. 10The next three or four months were some of the happiest times Ditzy had had in years. With the cat finally out of the bag about her job, the mare found herself able to be honest with her daughter more fully than she had since beginning her employment there. Breeze was promptly invited to dinner once again, and this time, the three ponies were able to have a proper conversation, in which the two adult ponies discussed some of their funniest and most memorable moments in the business. Dinky had laughed herself almost to tears by the time Ditzy finished her story about her visit to Pinkie Pie's imaginary world.Shipping and Handling Chap. 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ditzy still often found herself wondering about Glow's strangely sound logic that countered Candyfloss's theory of shipping. But the generally positive nature of her home life, combined with continued support from her friends at work and her still phenomenal success rates at her assignments left her with little reason to dwell on it.
My Thoughts on Celestia and LunaAnd so we come to the two regal sisters themselves. Celestia and Luna, the Princesses of My Little Pony. Despite not being in the show so much, the little that these two characters have done is so big, both on and off screen, that I've come up with tons to write about, for better or for worse.My Thoughts on Celestia and Luna2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Let me start by addressing a particular complaint I came across when I first started watching the show. That issue is the fact that they're both Princesses in a land where no other form of royalty seems to exist. It was argued that because there are no older monarchs above them, like a king or something, that they should be called Queens instead of Princesses.
Well firstly, let me say right now that it is not unusual or unheard of for countries to be ruled by princes and princesses rather than kings or queens. These types of nations are known as principalities and while I'm not familiar with any such nations that exist at the moment, I do know that they were at one point fairly common in Europe,
Prophesies of PonyNIGHT REBORNProphesies of Pony2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
In summer's sun
Through shifting stars
The moon shall be her portal
She comes to claim,
Arise as dame
To dawn to night eternal
By forest's path
From darkest trials
Shall six arise to reform
From smallest spark
And ancient lights
Shall Harmony rise reborn
In darkest storm
Hearts that squabble
Through stone shall be his portal
By twists and turns
Shall chaos reign
The end to sense all mortal
Elements to fall
Divided by heart's pain
Destroyed by discord dire
But by magic's heart
Will destruction fall
To reborn Harmony's fire
Shipping and Handling Chap. 2 The next thing Ditzy remembered was waking suddenly. She would have immediately taken the opportunity to pass the whole incident off as a dream, had she not looked up to see Autumn Breeze standing over her.Shipping and Handling Chap. 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hi." Said Breeze bluntly. "You passed out, so I put you on the couch. I'll give you a second to collect yourself, in case coming to grips with your situation makes you faint again."
He chuckled a bit, but Ditzy hardly heard him; her head was positively swimming with thoughts as everything Dr. Candyfloss had said and done began to make sense. Dr. Candyfloss was glad to hear I wasn't separated from my husband... she thought, ...because that would mean that there had been poor choices of romantic partner made. He wouldn't hire a matchmaker that had failed to match herself up!
One after another, the rest of Candyflos
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 4The Party Hasn't Ended Part 4 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Dash woke up, she realised the voice calling her had been doing so for some time. It had slipped into her dreams she'd been back in Flight School in Cloudsdale, and she'd obviously done something to annoy her fellow students: everypony's eyes followed her wherever she went, and everywhere there was a conspiratorial whisper of "Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash..."
As the Pegasus pony shrugged off sleep and stretched her wings, she looked down from her cloud home to see Twilight calling up to her.
"You're finally awake! Thank Celestia," the unicorn pony muttered. "You're a deep sleeper I've been down here calling you for about five minutes now!"
Dash chuckled. "That's me work hard, party harder, sleep hardest!" But at the word 'party', the events of the previous night came flooding back to her. The relief she'd felt that the bad dream had been exactly that had dissolved away and the
Shipping and Handling Chap. 3"Muffins!"Shipping and Handling Chap. 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ditzy burst through the door of the employee lounge, leapt into the air, and flew straight across the room to the breakfast table. An entire muffin was already in her mouth before her hooves even touched the floor again. The grey pegasus chewed contently for a few moments.
"Hungry today, are we?"
Ditzy snapped out of her muffin trance, and turned to glance at the pony who had addressed her.
"Hi Breeze!" she greeted cheerfully after managing to swallow the large quantity of muffin she had been chewing.
"Hey." Breeze replied, flashing a friendly smile. "So, how'd that first job go yesterday? Did you manage to fulfill your client's request?"
Ditzy nodded enthusiastically and proceeded to tell her co-worker all about the previous day's assignment.
"Well, sounds like an easy one, but I bet Candyfloss planned that, it being your first assignment and all" Breeze answered when her story had concluded. "But still, you
'Twas XI: A Very Pinkie Christmas'Twas two days before Christmas'Twas XI: A Very Pinkie Christmas3 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and in his den,
Santa sat reading
his long “nice” list again.
His PDA glowed
in the soft orange light
that came from the fireplace
off to his right.
His old brow was furrowed
and he looked confused
at what was on the
“nice” list that he perused.
“I don't get it,” he said.
“That of all the toys?
What's gotten into
the heads of all these boys?
“It must be a joke,
or some kind of odd prank.
Or maybe it was some
liquor they all drank?
“Why they would want
that girly stuff, I don't see.
Why do they want toys
from My Little Pony?”
He just shook his head
and turned off the device,
then rubbed his tired eyes
and yawned once or twice.
The girly sounding names
of every toy mare
were stuck in his head
as if they'd been glued there.
He chuckled at first
with a small mocking grin.
But soon curiosity
had settled in.
He let out a sigh,
opening his MacBook
on his desk and said,
“Let me take a quick
Crashing Angels Chapter 10:Nightmares and Dragons.The two youngsters collide and a sharp crack is heard as hoof collides against skull.Crashing Angels Chapter 10:Nightmares and Dragons.1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hoops stands above Rainbow Dash as she lies on the soft clouds, quickly fading into unconsciousness. He shakes himself off, grinning victoriously.
"Oops... I think bucked her too hard..." The bully grins.
"Rainbow....!!" Fluttershy rushes to her best friend's side, already in tears from worry.
The filly of her attention simply lies there. Completely out cold.
Lips quivering, tears falling from her eyes, Fluttershy trembles with fear and worry before she collapses. Burying her face in her friend's mane, she sobs brokenheartedly and holds her tight. Her heart sinks in her chest, as well as her body pretty much going numb. Just when things were going so well, just when things were going to be okay, this happens. She holds her smaller companion all the more tightly, trembling hard.
At least...until she hears raucous laughter from the bullies.
All she then can see is red.
Raising up, she faces the bully wh