Dashed Hopes- The Love of a Pegasus Father
I could feel her little hooves pressing down against by back. She jumped up and down excitedly as she gazed at the podium floating in front of us. A massive crowd had gathered, pegasi from all over Cloudsdale standing around, anxiously awaiting the verdict on which city would be lucky enough to host the Equestrian games that year.
My little Dashie had been so excited about it. For the weeks leading up to it, the announcement was all she talked about. Once a filly obsessed solely with flying, the Wonderbolts and napping had found a new stock to invest more of her passion into.
She bought so much Equestria Games memorabilia: from customized t-shirts and hats to even a pennant flag that she constantly trotted around the house with, waving it around while singing the Equestria Games’ anthem at the top of her lungs.
It didn’t matter how many times I told her the decision to hold the Games in Cloudsdale wasn’t set in stone a
'Happy Hearth's Warming Eve, Squirt': IMPROVED'Happy Hearth's Warming Eve, Squirt': IMPROVED3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"A family is a little world created by love."
"Happy Hearth's Warming Eve, Squirt"
The streets of Ponyville were empty- everypony had gone off to celebrate the holiday. The air was chilled, with an indigo sky so dark even the most dim stars stood out like giant fireflies. The sides of the street were lined with a thin layer of snow. It was an unusually snow-less Hearth's Warming Eve - briskly cold, but not cold enough for snow to remain in its crystallized state.
Scootaloo slowly trotted down the empty road, head hung low and tail tucked between her legs- both out of depression and as a means to keep herself warm in the chilly night air. The gentle gust, persistent in its presence, made the filly's purple mane flicker.
She lifted her head, her set of violet eyes looked left, then right. Nothing but darkened shops and illuminated homes, candles perched in the windowsills, flickering behind the glass as she walked on. She thought about her final destination - her
The BirthThere was frantic chattering all over as the nurses and doctors kept wheeling the patient through the doors.The Birth3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Cadence was lying on a wheeled table, being moved quickly down the hallway of the hospital, her belly swollen over the last few months. Today was the day. Alongside the doctors was her husband, Shining Armour, who had her hoof in his as they kept moving.
"It's okay honey! Everything's going to be fine!" He said reassuringly.
Cadence smiled back at him. She opened her mouth to reply to him but suddenly winced and she placed her free hoof over her midriff. This clearly caused the doctors some worry.
"Her contractions are getting more frequent! Call in more nurses!" One of them ordered.
A nearby nurse nodded and ran off to carry out the order. Meanwhile, the rest of them had finally arrived at their destination, the delivery room. They opened the doors and moved the table and princess inside. As they moved in. One of the doctors stepped aside and stood between Shining and
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 2Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 2: Orion's Big Day
From the moment the first rays of sunshine flowed through his bedroom window, Orion Sparkle woke up without a single ounce of hesitation, threw off the warm covers that enveloped him, and jumped out of bed. The room was cold and the world outside looked even more frigid, but instead of returning to the toasty embrace of his dreams, he only felt more awake than ever. His sister Andromeda often joked that it would usually take nothing short of magic to pull him out of the peaceful comatose he called sleep, but this was no ordinary day.
Life and enthusiasm rushed through his body in great vigor this morning because today was his birthday. Even more important, though, was its significance. All night long, he dreamed of finally getting his cutie mark and showing it to his friends. The “oohs” and “aahs” still reverberated in his mind as he rushed to a mirror, unable to contain his excitement any longer. With a quick turn, he spun hi
Wings of My Heart -Flutterdash pt. 3Wings of My Heart -Flutterdash pt. 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 3 -Party of Two
"That was some party, hmm?"
"It was very nice. We always have so much fun at Pinkie's parties."
"I think this one was the best yet. But you know what? I prefer the after parties. Less crowded."
Fluttershy sighed and settled herself more comfortably into Rainbow's embrace, allowing herself to take comfort from the other pegasus. She had never realized until the previous night how much she enjoyed having somepony with her. Even with all the animals sleeping around the house, she had always felt lonely in the hours after the sun had set, when she lay in bed thinking.
Rainbow smiled when she felt Fluttershy snuggle closer, feeling the warmth of the other pony against her. The light blue pegasus gazed at her marefriend, unconsciously brushing a stray piece of hair our of the shy ponies face. She found that it was hard to tear her eyes away, and even if she was able she wouldn't want to. Much like the previous night the moon shone through the window, lighting u
King Sombra's WarningKing Sombra's Warning3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
King Sombra's Warning
"Wow, today sure was great, wasn't it Twilight!" said Spike as he walked up the stairs with Twilight. They were both getting ready to go to bed after a long day of having saved Equestria once again and needed a lot of sleep.
"I mean, we saved the Crystal Empire, you passed your test, and I'm a hero now!" he continued excitedly. "Bet you weren't expecting that, eh?"
"Oh Spike…" said Twilight laughing, "…you were always a hero to me!"
"I know, but isn't it, like, just awesome that I have my own stained glass window in honor of what I've done now?!"
"It does feel pretty good to be in one of the stained glass windows in the Canterlot Palace. Of course it's traditional to always make one when somepony…or dragon, saves the day."
Spike stopped and started entering his little basket bed while Twilight continued on to her bed. She used her magic to lift the covers and began tucking herself in while talking to Spike.
"A lot has happened in the last f
Reading Rainbow: PrologueReading Rainbow: PrologueReading Rainbow: Prologue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"She's got what now?" asked the currently bamboozled farmpony now distracted away from her apple bucking.
'They say it's got something having to do with too much magic usage causing eye strain. I am not a doctor so I suppose we will all just have to wait and hope if it nothing too severe. I do hope she will be alright." Rarity had a hint of worry in her voice. She was the one present in the library when she had come across a collapsed Twilight gripping her own head in her hooves as if it was in an unbearable pain. Spike was next to her trying to ask what was wrong with her when Rarity came in and immediately came to her aid. They both rushed her to the hospital, but Rarity and Spike were told that there are currently no visitors allowed as they are tending to their seemingly sick friend.
"Ya think it's got something to do with all of that reading? She has been doing nothing else but hitting the books these days, and when I say hit I mean actually read 'em, unl
Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate endingAs she approached the blue door, she hesitated. Ever since Rainbow's denouncing of Lightning Dust, which occurred in front of not only her friends, but her entire squad of recruits, this was something she knew she had to do. But that didn't mean she had to like it. She'd been practically trembling on the approach to Spitfire's office. What she planned to do here, and what consequences that might emerge from it, were things she did not care to think about. But she also knew that if she didn't do this, if she simply kept quiet and went along with what had been going on, she'd never forgive herself for it.Wonderbolt Academy - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She lifted her hoof and pushed the door open. Once open, Rainbow saw within the office. Spitfire was there, continuing to do what she'd been doing the last time Rainbow had visited her, signing autographs. It was understandable of course. Being as famous a flier as she was, Spitfire probably had to spend half her day doing this. Though it was clear from the look on her face that she did
MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing SceneAs she looked out of her window and saw the crowd of ponies gather in the gardens below, she could not help but feel more than a little excited. After all, it was not every day that she got to witness such an event.MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing Scene4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Mi'Amore Cadenza, or Cadence as she preferred to be called, was watching the gathering crowd with great anticipation. Like many of the annual Canterlot events, ponies from all over Equestria would gather to this city. And although her work often took other all over the principality to meet such ponies, seeing them all gather together in one place was always a rare treat.
This day was the annual dessert contest and many had pulled out all the stops this year. Treats and cakes of all shapes and sizes lined the gardens, waiting for the judges to come by and pass their verdict. She had to admit, it was an appealing sight.
Under normal circumstances she would have loved for Shining to be here today so they could both enjoy it. Unfortunately for the both of them he'd bee
Too many Pinkie Pies - Alternate endingIt was cold in this place, she thought to herself. Of course, it was a cave after all, so coldness was expected. Looking around she could tell that this place had been hardly touched in all the years that it had stood. At least until the events of the last few days.Too many Pinkie Pies - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Sparkle sat at the edge of what was known as the mirror pond. An ancient and, until recently, fairy tale place that dwelt within the Everfree Forest. She herself had heard of the tales, though only in passing as a child. It was not something she'd ever given much thought to. But, her friend, Pinkie Pie, had come here herself and, through the magic of the pond, made many copies of herself. She had done it in an effort to make sure that she was able to spend time with all of her friends.
The purple unicorn could not help but chuckle to herself. As always, she was just being Pinkie Pie. Only the energetic earth pony could come into a magical place like this and casually cast a spell on herself for the simple purpose o
My Little BionicleMy Little Bionicle: The 13 ElementsMy Little Bionicle4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One day in Equestria at Ponyville, it seemed like a normal day.
"So Twilight is anything happening this week?" asked Spike a small purple dragon with green spikes, to a purple unicorn with purple eyes, purple hair with pink/purple stripes, and a spark surround by smaller sparks for a cutie mark.
"Not much from what I know Spike." Twilight Sparkle replied browsing through the books in her library."We should see what the others are doing in a bit."
Her friends Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Rarity were probably going about their daily lives.
After awhile Twilight and Spike left the library to walk around Ponyville. At one point they were approached by a pink Earth pony with poofy dark pink hair, bright blue eyes, and three balloons for a cutie mark.
"Hey Twilight! Hey Spike!" She said cheerfully hopping over to them playfully."What's up?"
"Not much Pinkie Pie." Twilight replied with a half smile, with Spike riding o
Fred in EquestriaHello dear children, my name is Fred,Fred in Equestria4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
From the asylum I have fled,
And I wonder where my road has led,
And if I'll get to be
This forest does seem rather green,
The prettiest flowers I've ever seen,
It makes me feel like a silly teen,
And teens tend to be
Out of my eyes in a pool of mud,
I see the strangest little hut,
I know I shouldn't just enter, but,
Today I feel just a bit
Inside I see the strangest sight,
A zebra in jewels of shimmering might,
She doesn't seem the least bit uptight,
In fact she seems a bit
She notices and points her snout at me,
Clearly wondering what I could be,
And then she talked, surprisingly,
With an accent that makes me feel
She asked me who and what I was,
With rhymes she got her words across,
I must admit, she rhymes like a boss,
Which makes me feel all the more
Smiling politely I answer, I say,
"I seem to be lost and far away,
I hope I find my way, I pray,"
First morningThere was no doubt about it. He had slept more peacefully that night than he had ever done in his entire life.First morning3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dusk, had already awoken, but he refused to open his eyes, instead opting to enjoy this moment of comfort. He could lie in this bed all day if he had a choice, but the day itself seemed to have other plans. For not long after, a bird outside the window began to sing its morning song. Although somewhat irritated by this disturbance, Dusk nonetheless opened his eyes.
The sight which greeted his was a pleasant one. He had awoken in a magnificent bedroom, in a cottage way outside of the Ponyville area. The room was well furnished and the window opened to a spectacular view of the rising sun, whose light now filled the room with it's glow. He could not deny that this was quite a sight to wake to. He'd have to thank Celestia when he saw her next. Thank her for this wonderful honeymoon gift.
And speaking of which, that reminded him of another pleasant sight which greeted him as he tu
Griffon the brush off - Alternate endingThe entire mood of the party had changed almost immediately. A few moments ago, the ponies attending this get-together were all happy and enjoying themselves. Now, the whole things seemed to have turned into a disaster. And all because of an outburst caused by the guest of honour for the party.Griffon the brush off - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gilda the griffon, and old friend of Rainbow Dash, had been invited here to attend this party in her honour, thrown by Pinkie Pie. Although Pinkie was famous around Ponyville for parties of all sorts, the fact that she was willing to throw one for Gilda had come as a surprise for many, considering that they hadn't seemed to be on friendly terms during the latter's short time here. But as bad as things were between them, they seemed even worse now. For Gilda had been the victim of a number of practical jokes that had occurred throughout the evening. And even though the other ponies attending had laughed at the spectacle, Gilda did not.
The latest prank, which involved the griffon sliding into the
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 9Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 93 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 9: Welcome to the Past (First draft. Final version in the works)
Zecora's eyes snapped awake and her body jerked from the sound of twigs snapping outside of her house, nearly making her fall out of bed. Twilight and her friends visited often but she was not expecting visitors at sunrise. Whatever was outside was either trying to break in or was in need of help. Getting up, the zebra made her way to the door slowly, ready for any intruder who may cross her path. Anything could be in the Everfree Forest and she was too smart to take chances. Listening carefully, she could hear voices outside.
"Yes, Flora, I think we are in the past." a voice whispered in mid-conversation. "Whatever my brother did, it caused a chain reaction that sent us all through time."
"But how far back?" a small squeaky voice asked. That one must have been "Flora."
"Look at the decorations around the hut. My mom said she donated some of these masks to a museum because they were significant artifacts.
Nightmare Rarity - Alternate sceneSomething was terribly wrong here. Even at his young age, Spike could tell that something bad was going on. It had not been long since he set foot upon the surface of the moon, hoping to try and help Twilight and the others, and he'd still managed to get himself into trouble. The events of the past few days had been, to say the least, rather difficult for him and everypony else. The others had come here to rescue one of their own. But not just anypony, but one very special to Spike himself.Nightmare Rarity - Alternate scene2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rarity, the love of his life. The beautiful unicorn mare whom he'd harboured a crush on ever since he first came to Ponyville. But she had been taken by a force none could have foreseen. A terrible, dark power that had once claimed the life of another important pony. Princess Luna. That darkness had transformed her into the monster known as Nightmare Moon, and whose conflict with Celestia had forced the latter to imprison her beloved sister here in the moon for a thousand years.
Spike hoped very muc
Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing SceneThe sun was shining brightly today. The sky was a clear blue and everywhere you went in the parks of Canterlot, ponies were smiling and laughing.Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing Scene4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then, they had good reason to be happy. For this was hearts and Hooves day. And on this day, like it was every year, love was in the air. Mares and stallions alike spent the day with their "very special someponies". You could not go two steps forward without laying your eyes on some happy couple enjoying each others company.
But sitting on a grassy hill in the middle of the park, was one pony who did not have a smile upon his face. A white stallion with a blue mane, wearing a rather ornate red uniform of a captain, who sat there on the top of the hill, and was experiencing worry like never before.
Over the course of his time as a member of the royal guard, he had been against many things that might cause other ponies to quake with fear. He had faced down raiding parties of dogs without hesitation. He's fended off hydras and manticores. He
Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 7Time Traveling Kids of the Mane Six! Ch. 73 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
CHAPTER 7: Birthday Cake and Best Friends (First draft. Final version in the works)
Five more minutes until Orion's birthday party. Under normal circumstances, ponies would be expecting their guests to be fashionably late, but those ponies obviously never met the Pie family. Looking at the clock, Andromeda knew that the moment the large hand hit the "12," Berry and Cherry would be at the door.
They couldn't help themselves. Partying was in their blood as well as their upbringing. Andromeda figured any filly raised by Pinkie Pie would be that way. Waiting at the door, Orion and Andromeda smiled and readied to scare their friends in an unexpected welcoming. The twins were renowned for their sneakiness and pranks, so it was time they pulled one on them. Time slowed down as the final seconds inched their way up the clock's face. When the last second hit, the two unicorns threw open the door.
"Gotcha!" they yelled in unison before settling down at the empty sight in front of them.
Magical mystery cure - Alternate endingThey were happy. Happier than they'd been all day. The six mares embraced each other in the middle of the street, not wanting to let go of each other. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and pinkie Pie. Six friends who had grown so close to each other, had now saved each other from a very miserable end. They had been through a very unpleasant ordeal recently as their cutie marks, the symbols of their roles and destinies, had been changed. But, thanks to Twilight and the bonds they'd forged with each other, they had undone that change and were back to normal.Magical mystery cure - Alternate ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight, right in the middle of the group hug, gave a long sigh of relief. She more than any of them had bared her share of pain throughout this time, mostly from the guilt she felt over her part in the event. For you see, it was her spell that had caused all this. A spell sent to her by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to try and solve as a part of her studies. Being the dutiful student she was, she tried
DerpyWhen we met youDerpy4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We took amuse
Your tilted eyes
Our laughter's cue
Your torso's shade
A silvered gray
Your mane pure blonde
Was there much to say?
You seemed melded in
Never should have stood out,
But Fate had decided,
Your eyes to move about
A simple mistake,
You were not to be,
But there you stood,
And begat our glee.
We took to you quickly,
Becoming more than a joke,
Your makers your shell,
Our ideas your yolk
We made you love pastries
Gave profession as well,
We built you a family,
Our love it did swell!
You were our icon,
You held us together
Your strange off put eyes
Kept us in tether
Your makers observed
Also taking affection
You showed up more,
In fantastic direction!
We saw you around
From background to fore
Your presence keeping
A state of our lore.
Then the day came
That moment so grand,
One only we
Could ever understand
The day finally came
We had waited at length
When it graced over us,
We all felt its strength.
You Spoke! You Spoke!
We Clamored! We Cheered!
Never we felt
Friendship is magic - Alternate endingShe almost couldn't believe her eyes. After what seemed like a night that would never end, the sun was finally rising. Twilight stood in the middle of the ruined castle, surrounded by the friends she'd made. Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie Pie. All of them had, much to her surprise, become incredibly important to her, and together, they'd achieved a great victory. Not only had they discovered the long-lost elements of harmony, but in doing so, they had also vanquished the mare who had threatened the land with eternal night. Nightmare Moon.Friendship is magic - Alternate ending2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But now that they had won, the sun's first rays were creeping over the horizon, and with them came a familiar voice. To her friends, it was strange, but to Twilight, it brought a smile to her face. She knew that voice well, and the pony it belonged to. As the sun rose, another light approached the window of the ruin. There was a blinding flash as the six mares covered there eyes. But when the light dimmed, they looked on in joy
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
The fall of Sunset ShimmerThe following fanfic is an adaptation of the short comic story of the same name. All characters, dialogue and events depicted within this fic are the property of Hasbro and IDW Comics.The fall of Sunset Shimmer2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Canterlot. The capital city of Equestria. A place held in awe and envy by those who did not live there. The home of Princess Celestia, the beloved monarch of all ponies, pegasi, unicorn and earth alike. And for many, this city was most famous as the centre of all magical learning in the land. Being a primarily unicorn settlement, that was to be expected, but the talents of many unicorns had been greatly improved by the founding of magic magical schools, one of which, the royal academy of magic, was headed by Celestia herself.
And today was a very important day for the students of that academy. For today was the mid-term exam. All of the school's top students would present the spells and abilities they'd been working on, or created themselves, and display it to a collection of j
My Little Bionicle Chapter 8My Little Bionicle The 13 ElementsMy Little Bionicle Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*Back at Ponyville*
"Are you sure that your family wouldn't mind me staying here?" Onua asked as he and Applejack were walking back to Sweet Apple Acres.
"Ya' already met Big Macintosh and Granny Smith during brunch earlier Onua, I doubt that they'll ever hate you." The orange earth pony replied giving him a wink as the orchid came into their view.
After a few minutes they passed the gate, Onua heard barking, running toward them was a small furry four-legged Rahi, with brown and white fur wearing a red collar ran up to them yipping happily waving its tail.
"What is that strange Rahi?" Onua asked as the adorable creature stopped right in front of him and started sniffing his feet.
"Oh that's my dog Winona," Applejack explained as she petted her."She's as loyal as any collie can be."
Onua knelt down and began to gently pet the canine's soft fur, the dog barked happily and licked his armored hand.
"Do you have dogs where you're from?" The