A slim hopeShe sat on the edge of her bed, staring out at the bright and sunny day outside. It had been a few days since she'd been told the terrible truth about Sombra. And even after all this time, Twilight could not get her head around it, or even accept it. As far as she was concerned, Sombra was a monster. A creature without pity or remorse. The mere notion that he had the same blood as one she admired so much was anathema to her. But she knew Celestia would not lie to her like that. Sombra was her son. But Twilight knew that whatever bond between them there might have been died many centuries ago.A slim hope2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Maybe he was indeed a happy and friendly unicorn once. But that part of him was no more. All there was left of him was green and bitterness and cruelty. That cruelty had hurt her personally, and it had hurt those around her. She knew that he would have to pay for his crimes. But the more she considered this, the more she wondered if she'd actually be able to act against him. As much as she hated h
Catching Butterflies Chapter 1Catching Butterflies Chapter 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fabric flew through the air as sewing machines buzzed and threads weaved. A white unicorn was hard at work preparing an ensemble for a client. "Work," she said to herself. "There's always so much to do, which I suppose is a good thing, of course. Naturally I should expect an increase in my work load as my clients get bigger and bigger. Oh my! It's such an exciting thought! Rarity's designs worn by the most regal ponies in Equestria! Now, now, dear, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves."
In the midst of her external monologue, her timer rang.
"Oh dear, is it that time already?"
She swiftly grabbed her robe and galloped out the door to meet a certain yellow Pegasus at Ponyville's spa. It was a small business, as the luxuries of a spa were not affordable to the average pony, but being one of the high class ponies in Ponyville, Rarity could afford to take her and Fluttershy weekly. They normally discussed current events and minor gossip, of course with the dress maker running the conve
How I Met The Awesomeness Mare EverHow I Met The Awesomeness Mare Ever3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How I met The Awesomeness Mare Ever
By: DolphinBuster starring: Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle
Hey, my name is Rainbow Dash. The most awesome, most radical, most amazing, most spectacular, pony in all of Equestria. Most ponies call me the fastest flier too. Heck, I've even got a cool crown thingy to prove it!
Anyway. I thought I'd share a story, a story that will blow. Your. Mind. A story about how I met the most awesome mare ever, the mare of my dreams. A story about how I met, and ended up being with Twilight Sparkle.
Okay, so one day I was just doing my usual activity, which is flying. Duh. And I was just soaring over Ponyville when I saw this crazy beautiful mare with a little purple dragon trotting around. I don't know why I felt this way and I definitely, didn't know how to explain how I felt I just all of a sudden felt like my mind was going to explode of too much awesomeness!
She looked like she wa
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising PrologueAge of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It all began with love.
After the dawn of time, alicorns and mortal ponies lived separate from one another. In the old age, the ponies of the earth below us started out as a very segregated race: greedy, unjust, hateful. The world as we knew it had turned evil and no longer reflected the land it was created to be. Sin was rampant everywhere and love was but a memory rarely spoken of. We alicorns, the immortal and wise race, were disgusted with what the world had become and made our domain in the heavens far above the sky. Granted, our race was not perfect either, but the land below us was shrouded in darkness and hate and we could not coexist with those beings.
The land grew colder, and snowier. The winter season one year did not stop. Spring did not come; instead, it continued to snow and freeze all around the ponies' domain. It was the windigoes, demon equine s
My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria PreviewSummary:My Little Pony: The Light of Equestria Preview3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Land of Equestria, which is inhabited by ponies and many other magical creatures, is enjoying a moment of peace. Twilight Sparkle and her friends are to be attending the next Grand Galloping Gala. But little do they know, a new evil has arisen and may bring about the end of all that is good.
When an evil being calling himself the Supreme Ruler of Darkness invades Canterlot, the Mane 6 find themselves outmatched and soon outnumbered and must flee their home.
As Equestria slowly falls into Darkness, the little ponies must do what they can to banish this evil. They must travel and gather help from other creatures in order to restore peace and harmony to their home.
Join Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash as they make their way throughout Equestria, discovering and making new friends, learning important lessons on Friendship, understanding the lost history of the past, and seeking the aid of an ancient Hero of Light who once saved the
Letter from the Queen: 01 A Long Awaited ArrivalLetter from the Queen: 01 A Long Awaited Arrival3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Prologue: Letter from the Queen
Chapter 1: A Long Awaited Arrival
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." -Psalm 23:4
After a week's journey, on the ground, the day had finally come. The day I had been anticipating for 7 whole days. It was morning, and we were fast approaching Canterlot. … Even the newfound heart of flesh that replaced my hole-filled heart of stone was uneasy and unsettled, leaping within me as my whole body palpitated. The Equestrian Princess Celestia was aware of my coming, and though I was aware of her mercy and compassion, for all I knew, today could be my last day of life. But I have spent long nights in prayer before this day that I may be able to tell others my story… or His story rather, even if by living it.
The five fared mu
Eternal Night - Chapter OneAs warm air blew, she approached the platform her subjects had prepared for her. The dark night was glorious to her, as it had always been. She watched with pride as the ponies of the city gathered in their hundreds to watch her perform the ceremony, as she had done for a thousand years now.Eternal Night - Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Princess Luna. Or, as she had been known for the last thousand years, the Queen of the Moon. Her magnificent blue mane flowed behind her as she was clad in her usual armour. She was an imposing sight, yet one the ponies of Equestria had come to respect.
Much had changed since that day all those centuries ago, and all of it had been her doing. To commemorate her victory over her sister, she had commissioned the construction of a new city for unicorns, Pegasi and earth ponies alike. Canterlot, now the capital of the land was the jewel in her crown, and a proud achievement for the ponies. It's spires and palaces of black obsidian were beautiful to behold in the glistening moonlight.
But there was no m
Crashing Angels - A FlutterDash fillies story Ch.1Crashing Angels - A FlutterDash fillies story Ch.13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Luna's night settled over Ponyville, silent and still. The chill night air brought with it a sense of peace and tranquillity to everypony and their families.
The alicorn herself appeared silently from far above; she relished her night with a slow glide over the town. Wind tickled her feathers and caressed her dark coat as she cruised along. A pair of mighty, deep blue wings carried their owner past the border of the town and on toward a small, majestic cloud house that floated in the sky. Despite the proximity to the Everfree Forest, it is clear that no creature had attempted to harm the dwelling or the family who lived inside. A small rainbow pool was embedded in a cloud attached to the side of the house where it twinkled merrily in the starlight. Tiny rainbow coloured hoof marks dotted the clouds nearby. Somepony small had obviously been playing there today. A smile broke out across Luna’s regal features as she spotted it on her pass. She circled the house at a leisurely pace b
Muffins Side Story: Pinkie Pie's SuccessIt was a week after Pinkie Pie saw the Sonic Rainboom and got her cutie mark. She was in the kitchen, making her very first batch of cupcakes. Pinkie had just pulled them out of the oven, and was now frosting them with bright pink icing. Her sisters, Blinkie Pie and Inkie Pie, came into the kitchen to see what she was doing.Muffins Side Story: Pinkie Pie's Success2 years ago in Horror More Like This
"Pinkamena, what in Equestria are you making?" asked Inkie Pie in a dull tone. Pinkie Pie turned to them with a huge smile, holding up the plate of cupcakes.
"I made cupcakes!" she exclaimed. "Wanna try them?" Blinkie Pie and Inkie Pie exchanged glances, then each of them slowly grabbed a cupcake and took a bite. They chewed, and a small smile appeared on their faces. Pinkie Pie bounced, giggling. "Do you like them?!"
"Hmm," said Blinkie Pie. "They're good..."
"Just good?" asked Pinkie, her smile falling.
"Yea, they're okay," said Inkie Pie. "There's something a little off about them, but they're still good."
"But... I want them to be great..." Pinkie Pie murmured
A date over the rainbow Ch 1.A date over the rainbow Ch 1.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A flowing rainbow mane whips in the air currents as its cyan owner speeds across the sky leaving nothing but a small rainbow wake in place of the clouds she was clearing. She performs a few somersaults in the air, a smile covering her cyan muzzle.
"Is that a new record?" Hearing these quiet words, Rainbow's head snaps down to look at Fluttershy. She ceases her tricks to marvel at the beauty that is slowly flying up to meet her. Rainbow's smile turns goofy, indicating to Fluttershy how happy she is to see her marefriend so early.
The two pegasi brush wingtips as Fluttershy draws level with Rainbow Dash. With each wingbeat, she feels a tingling as they continue to share the unique yet delicate contact their synchronous wingbeats give.
"Hey Fluttershy. Come with me, I want to show you something."
"Okay..." Rainbow crosses the distance between them with a wingbeat and plants a kiss on 'Shy's nose. The mare's face lights up red as she unleashes an adorable little squeak. Her wings loc
Derpy's ProtectorDerpy's Protector3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The delicious aroma of a pot of fresh soup floated through the quaint Ponyville home, a grey pegasus stirring it as it sat upon the stove. Her wings occasionally flapped, sending the warmth and smell through the area to the point where she was positive that her neighbors were going to beg for some at any moment.
A smile spread across her face as she heard the click of her front door and the sigh of her young filly.
"Hello, muffin," she happily chirped, hearing Dinky's saddlebags hit the floor. "How was your day at school?"
Waiting for her response, Derpy listened as her daughter's hooves clinked across the kitchen floor, making their way to the living room, which was soon followed by the sound of the young pony plopping herself down on the couch.
Sensing the distress in her daughter's actions, she abandoned her stirring and trotted into the living room, looking at her grey filly with concern. She watched as the pony intentionally avoided her gaze.
"Dinky, what's wrong?" the mother inqu
Luna's Sandwich "Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!" Luna yelled as she ran up the spiral staircase to the room she shared with her older sister Celestia.Luna's Sandwich3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“What is it Luna?” Came a call from the landing just above the young alicorn.
“Tia I’m huuuuuunnnnnnnnnngrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy!!!! Can you make me something to eat?” She reached the top landing and made her way into the room where she found Celestia sitting at a table, an open book floating just a few inches away from her face.
“Why don’t you make yourself a sandwich?” Celestia said without looking up from her book.
“I can’t, you know mama doesn’t want me using knives, even with my magic. I’m too young.”
“Then have one of the guards make you one.”
“No, they never do it right. Can’t you make me a sandwich? Please Tia? You make the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in all of Equestria.”
Celestia sighed and pla
A Waking Dragon: Chapter One - The Pink StoneA Waking Dragon: Chapter One - The Pink Stone3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The morning sun rose, shining upon Ponyville. Beams of light came through the windows of the living quarters at Ponyville Library. Slowly moving across the floor until they landed on a small basket in the middle of the room, containing a small purple dragon named Spike.
The light woke him, and as he stirred in his bed, opening his eyes to the world, a question ran through his head, on one wall, he saw the answer indicated on a wall calendar. It was Saturday, and the day before, Friday, was crossed out. But he could still read what was well-marked in Friday's square: "Rarity's Funeral"
He stood, yawned and stretched his arms wide, recovering from a long night's sleep. He looked over at the dresser at one end of the room, and noticed a gold ring sitting on top of it. Getting out of his bed, he walked over, and examined the ring, it was exactly as he last left it, tiny fragments of the original gemstone were still lodged in
BlindDitzy Doo shook her head as she continued to chop fresh onions for the stew already boiling on the stove. She sniffled and tried to bat away the tears that stung her misaligned yellow eyes. She never got affected this badly before whenever she chopped the sweet vegetables. Maybe it was just her being tired from a long day of mail delivery all over Equestria. In fact, the past couple of days had been pretty busy for all the mail ponies as the seasonal holidays drew closer. Everything from stacks the holiday cards the giant bundles of gifts come to and from the ponyville post office. All the pegasi, including Ditzy, have been working extra shifts to get the precious parcels to their destinations on time. But even though Ditzy Doo would rather be resting her wings after such a long day, she still had dinner to prepare for her family and busily shuffled around the kitchen to check on different pieces of the meal.Blind3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After chopping up the last onion, she trotted around over to the sink and rin
Forest Fright : Part 1Forest Fright : Part 1Forest Fright : Part 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shining Armor couldn't understand it. Ever since Cadence had returned from, well, wherever she'd been, Shining Armor couldn't shake the feeling that she had been avoiding him. At first, he hadn't been too concerned, thinking she must be busy, or maybe, she was set on tracking down her mother's soul alone. But after a while, with Cadence continuing to avoid him, his anxiety created other, more worrying ideas.
Had she met another, better colt on her travels? Did she like him more, and didn't have the courage to say so? Shining Armor asked Fleur de Lis about Cadence, but she said she hadn't seen her much either. Shining Armor felt worse, perhaps Cadence was seeing another colt if she was avoiding Fleur de Lis too; she wasn't officially his fillyfriend after all.
He couldn't bear it any longer. He had to find out, even if it caused his heart to shatter. He was determined to talk to her before he left on the camping trip; he didn't know if Cadence was going or not. In
The Pie Sisters ReunitedThe ponies of Ponyville whispered to each other in frightened tones as three strange mares slowly made their way down the street. Some ponies even hid in their houses, watching them with apprehension. The three newcomers were so... intimidating and... well... scary.The Pie Sisters Reunited2 years ago in Horror More Like This
One pony had dark slate colored mane and tail, grayish coat, and violet eyes. Her mane hung over one side of her face, slightly obscuring one of her eyes. Her cutie mark was some kind of Geode. The second one had a silver-grey mane and tail, a dull lavender coat, and listless yellow eyes. Her cutie mark appeared to be a gold nugget. The last mare was the creepiest out of the three. Her mane and tail were a very dark midnight blue, and were so long, they almost reached the ground. Her mane hung over one side of her face, completely hiding one of her dark green eyes, which were sunken in slightly and surrounded by dark, sleepless shadows. Her coat was a much darker grey than the first pony, and had a blue tinge to it.
MLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter OneMLP: Maternal Instinct: Chapter One3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
One stormy winter’s night, Queen Chrysalis was rudely awoken from uneasy dreams to the sound of a loud crash.
She was up from her desk and on all fours in an instant, the sounds of an old stallion's yells and cannon fire still ringing loud in her ears. Her head twisted in several directions in a determined search of some unseen threat. For one horrifying moment, she might have sworn the cannon fire was still happening and her large, gnarled horn instinctively came aglow. It was the enemy! The city was under attack!
It took a moment for her still blurred mind to remember that that was nonsense, the mental ravings of a lethargic, unfocused mare still caught up in her fleeting dreams. She quickly managed to put together that the sound that awoke her was nothing but a simple roar of thunder coming from the storm raging on outside.
Trotting steadily over to a small window, she peered out at the heavy rain pounding against the pane. I
A Favour Asked, An Action Given (Flutterdash)[Rainbow Dash]A Favour Asked, An Action Given (Flutterdash)3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Today I've came to ask for a favour,
I think I can count on you just whenever.
So Fluttershy pal I have a question,
One that I've never ever mention.
I hope oh-so that you would not mind,
I mean, you're also sweet and kind.
This is one secret between you and me,
Please I don't want anypony to see.
Oh Rainbow, I would do just about anything,
Whatever I could help, I don't mind loosing a wing.
It's just that first I have to know,
So many other ponies, why me so?
I mean, I don't mind with the helping,
But I'm just a nopony, can't do with any saving.
Hey Fluttershy, that's why you see,
I just need you to be what you can be.
I know this is weird and rarely seen.
Sappier than you thought, not wanting to be mean.
If I told you that I'm in love with somepony special,
She's no stallion, you can tell by her facial.
She's beautiful, gorgeous sweet and kind,
You can say, she's one of a kind!
But the real question is, what do I do?
How Sugar Star Got Her Cutie MarkHow Sugar Star Got Her Cutie Mark2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I had left Ponyville with our parents for a vacation! I had just gotten out of school for the summer, and almost immediately, we were packed up and on the train to Trotpan. I was so excited, I could hardly sit down!
We visited many cities, like Pegashima, Neighgasaki, and Coltyoko... but our main destination was Ponikyo. It was the capital afterall! We stayed in a nice hotel, but had some trouble talking to everypony because we didn't know Trotpanese. Dad had a language dictionary, though, so we were able to get around.
One day, mama took me into town to look at all the toy and candy shops. Oh, as soon as I saw this candy shop... I nearly fainted! There were things in there you wouldn't even dream of! Even Sugarcube Corner wouldn't be able to stand up to this! There were bags of fruit flavored gummies unlike anything I've ever seen, different chocolate bars in outrageous flavors like green tea, strawberry tart, orange cream, coffee, and more! There were biscuit sticks dipped in