BreatheTake a moment.Breathe5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
See that to the universe it is a small matter.
Put your feet in the cool water.
david and goliath.He passes underdavid and goliath.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the dying streetlamps'
darkening splashes on his face,
against the rooftops.
The tarmac, painted with his footsteps,
white lines of vertebrae
tickle along its back.
Lovely glass, shattered fragments
ruffle the curb of the pavement,
strands of rainwater
whisper along the gutter
in hymnal honesty; and sunlight seems swallowed
by the swollen beast of night.
prickle at the back of his memory,
a nervous pattern of speech,
syllables of iambic chattering
teeth against the cold:
the hotel window, shining with
the gaze of a thousand tourists' wonderment,
is where his own eyes rest,
as if the world is born anew
and love-songs spike the evening air
his life-tousled hair. He
walks on, passes on,
a stranger in a foreign land;
the moonlight seems
to turn about him, embrace his form,
a lonely touch, not quite animate in its caress,
but his love was the colour
of seawater on gravel,
and he would not take the taste of her brea
A Canterlot Wedding - Missing ScenesThe ponies were all hard at work. Pegasi went about repairing roofs and ceiling ornaments, unicorns spent their time seeing to the restoration of the more complicated features of the palace, and all others busied themselves with the myriad other tasks that needed to be done to get everything back in top condition.A Canterlot Wedding - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The recent attack brought about by the unexpected and hitherto unknown changelings and their Queen, Chrysalis, had left much of the city damaged. By some miracle there had been no casualties, only a few injuries here and there. Of course it made sense. The changelings were, after all, using the ponies as a food source. It made no sense that they'd want them harmed.
Ponies all about the capital were grateful that the attack had left only structural damage. Damage which was easily rectified. But for one lone unicorns, the damage was far deeper.
Walking along the red carpet of the main hall of the Canterlot royal palace, Captain Shining Armour was looking uncharacteristically fo
Day Of The DirtDay Of The DirtDay Of The Dirt3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cadence woke up with a smile on her face. She had been having such a good dream. It concerned a certain colt who had only recently acquired his cutie mark. She was tempted to go back to sleep again, but decided it was time she got up.
She quickly did her hair before any of the servants had the chance to come in and insist on doing it for her. She hurried off to meet her aunt, but on arrival, she discovered there was already somepony else there. There was a colt standing next to Celestia, a unicorn, who was taller than Cadence, but looked younger.
'Good morning, Cadence,' said Princess Celestia, 'did you sleep well?'
'So this is Mi Amore Cadenza, is it?' the colt asked.
'Cadence, this is Blueblood,' Celestia told her, 'he's something like a great, great nephew of mine. Blueblood, this is Cadence, she's my half-sister's daughter.'
'Luna's foal then?' Blueblood asked. Celestia tried not to show her annoyance at him bringing Luna up.
'No, Luna was, is, my sister, not my hal
LPS-Always There Chp. 2Blythe blew a sigh of relief, a small smile tugging at her lips as she turned away from the dumbwaiter and strolled back to her desk. However, her smile slowly vanished when she gazed at the photo Penny Ling had discovered moments before.LPS-Always There Chp. 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The image lay facedown, its presence making the entirety of Blythe's bedroom feel suddenly uncomfortable.
Blythe's worried frown morphed into one of irritation as she snatched the photo off her desk, yanked the bottom drawer open, and threw it back inside as if it was gum found off her shoe.
Slamming the drawer closed, making her entire desk rattle a bit, Blythe closed her eyes and took a deep breath.
Just pretend it never happened, her mind repeated calmly as she sat back down in front of her laptop, I'm sure Russell and Penny Ling already forgot about it by now.
After brushing themselves off and fending m
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 1My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peace is a wonderful thing, the ideal we strive to keep.
For that dream we stand strong, and face the eternal sleep.
- Captain Everbold, from the statue of the Dreamless War.
It had been a warm, sunny day in the city of Canterlot. Birds flitted happily amongst the high minarets, singing their last songs as the sun slowly drifted towards the horizon. Today, however, was not a day of rejoicing for Princess Celestia.
Standing in the Royal Gardens amidst countless statues, of ponies past, the tall white mare, her flank marked with a blazing sun, lowered her head slowly, the long, glowing tip of her horn drawing a path for the star of day to follow to it's rest. A slow sigh escaped her lips as she completed the task, not from strain, but the burden which lay upon her heart. It had been many years since she had been forced to make a choice this hard.
"What is wrong, my sister?" A soft voice seemed to come from nowhere. Though she never showed it, Celestia had wanted to
My Cousin Cadance"Aunt Luna, are you here? It's me, Cadance; I'm here to foal-sit, just like you asked!"My Cousin Cadance3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The pink mare trotted into the entrance hall of the mighty white castle, waiting for a response to her call; this was Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, but she preferred being called Cadance, a Pegasus Unicorn with a long striped mane of cream and purple. It had been some time since she had last taken care of another pony's child for them, but she was confident her previous experience with her sister-in-law Twilight Sparkle from years ago would serve her well on this occasion.
"Cadance, thank goodness you're here," a second Pegasus Unicorn appeared at the top of the large marble staircase; this was the royal blue Princess Luna, her midnight-sky mane billowing around her, "Scar is just seeing to Dusk right now, he should be here any second."
"You're never gonna catch me, pony-catcher!" a small blue colt darted out from a doorway opposite from Luna, weaving in and out of her legs as he laughed, hiding behind
Chaotic Order Chapter 13, part 2"I'm still worried about Ruff," Ronaldo whispered to Ogie.Chaotic Order Chapter 13, part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ogie turned to him as they walked down the streets of Cloudsdale, thankful Princess Luna had noted them that she had used a walking on clouds spell on them because she 'had a hunch' Ronaldo would be with the Wonderbolts again.
"You think he'll wind up in the hospital at this rate?" He asked her as they stopped to gaze at the cloudy pillars that reminded him of a colosseum.
"Maybe he'll find some show inspiration there," Ogie shrugged.
"You know, I've watched Fetch! since Season 1, and they never showed his boss's face," he commented as they took their seats on the steps of cloudy stairs. "I thought Ruff was the boss until he had those Henry Hotline calls, which, in my opinion, seems unnecessary unless it's an actual emergency."
"Oh, like the lemonade episode when Ruff spent over-budget?" Ogie asked with a sly smile.
"Sweet neutrons," he muttered, smiling at her with so much awe. "I wish Kendall would watch the show like you do.
We see different starsWe see different starsWe see different stars1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
While yours shine throughout
the darkness of your night,
light the way into your sky,
and hold your wishes til
they finally come true,
mine reflect in the murky filth
from which they can be seen
acting as disgusting mirrors
into a world which cannot be mine
The Colt and The QueenTHE COLT AND THE QUEENThe Colt and The Queen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Once upon a time, perhaps a Tuesday, there lived a young, unicorn colt, who shall remain nameless for the duration of this tale, for his name has been lost in the flowing river of time.
He was no God incarnate, nor did he have royal blood, and he was most definitely not the hero of a chosen destiny. He was only a small colt of a light blue coat and the only son of a baker and tailor. He was at a point in his life when he was still in school. The village that he resided in was small, but he was not without companions.
Far from it, he had many friends. He loved them, and they loved him back.
Anypony who knew the young unicorn knew him well. He was playful, polite, and kind to his companions. He was taught well by his parents, and he never spoke out of place. Though one would most likely recognize him for his knightly ways. Truth be told, he was one comfortable
MLP: The Investigation by tan575The Investigation (One shot)MLP: The Investigation by tan5753 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was late in the evening, as a unicorn stallion named Moonshroud made his way to the specially-built interrogation room in the castle. As Moonshroud made his way to the interrogation room, he reflected back on the reason for this journey. Two weeks ago, during the wedding of Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and the Captain of the Royal Guard, Shining Armor, Queen Chrysalis and her changeling army attacked Canterlot. Fortunately for everypony, the changelings attack were repelled and the safety of Equestria was restored.
However, Her Highness, Princess Celestia has ordered an immediate investigation on how the changeling Queen was able to infiltrate Canterlot despite the security measures headed by the Royal Guards. Moonshroud was entrusted with the task of heading a team to investigate this mystery.
After countless interviews, meticulous investigation and sleepless nights, Moonshroud and his team are
Luna eclipsed - Missing SceneThe sun was beginning to set. He looked out upon the horizon from his place on the royal balcony and admired the sight. Given his very busy schedule he very rarely allowed himself moments to enjoy simple things like this. But he was always grateful for the opportunity.Luna eclipsed - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Once the sun had set, the moon began to rise. Seeing that celestial body rise into the night sky reminded him of tonight's festivities. All the security arrangement had been made. The people were gathering in the various public palaces in the city, getting ready for the upcoming parties and general merriment. Much like the Grand Galloping Gala, Shining Armour had never been one for parties. But at least this one he was more tolerant.
One night of the year that did not celebrate the rich and powerful but instead the common pony. All around Equestria would be celebrating this night in their own way, so there was none of the pomp and arrogance that Shining hated so much in the Gala.
Looking away from the ni
MLP Fanfic - Nothing Is Set In Stone[ For context on Scootaloo's part of the story, there's a link to the backstory notes here: http://fav.me/d5071sm ]MLP Fanfic - Nothing Is Set In Stone3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The bell rings from the school, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle, run down to their clubhouse after school. They're laughing and joking and pledging (once more) that today is the day they'll get their cutie marks.
They reach the clubhouse and Scootaloo scans over a list of things that didn't work and states "We have to get something awesome for our cutie marks," to which Apple Bloom remarks "You always say that."
Scootaloo replies with a glare "Am I wrong?"
Suddenly, there is a rumble, and then a big earthquake. The three panic and get out of the tree as fast as they can, the contents of the clubhouse getting tossed all around.
"I hope everyone is okay, that was scary." Apple Bloom gasps.
"I'm going to check and see if everyone is okay at home," Scoota
The Battle of Fort BookThe Battle of Fort Book: Attack On Fort Book!The Battle of Fort Book3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Private Cadence seemed not to hear the orders that Captain Smartypants had given her. Of course, this wasn't unusual, Private Cadence was a great soldier, but for some reason I had to translate all the orders the Captain gave her.
"Private!" I barked "Did you not hear Captain Smartypants's orders?"
Cadence giggled. I glared. A private was not supposed to giggle at her superiors, I'd read that in the book I read about military rankings. And a general, which is what I was, was the highest rank ever. A private was on the very bottom.
"No, General Twilight ma'am, I don't speak her language," Cadence replied. I glared until she remembered to salute, which is what your supposed to do to a general. She seemed confused by my glare for a few minutes until she remembered protocol and saluted.
"She saaaaaid to guard the East End of the Fort!" I ordered. I was very good at ordering. I was a general after all.
"Ma'am yes ma'am!" Private Cadence replied
A Canterlot War 4-4A Canterlot WarA Canterlot War 4-43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
By Donald Morrison
(The show returned from its commercial.)
(Resume The Transformers Theme Song)
(As we returned from our commercial, we see Abraham, Donald, Aaron, Shining Armour, Princess Cadance and the rest of the heroes still having their big battle with Psycho Blue, Queen Chrysalis and their band of villains in the now completely war-torn Graveyard of the Rotten, with the heroes seeming to be the victors of the fight in hand. Donald fires his Blade Blaster at Breakdown's now battle scarred chest before he lets Saint Fighter Aqua have his fun with the robot by slashing Breakdown's chest with his Excalibur sword, Aaron and Sharon both double kicked the Yellow Bastard straight into a brick wall, Eric B., Gambu and Jose all fired their energy weapons at Flattop who was about to blast the three with his customized Winchester Model 1907 rifle with a ten-round magazine and a Thompson fore-grip, Confectionist Amber pushing Napalm Man into a pile of mud, Sailor Sun helping
vasti am just a tiny beingvast1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the whole of things
and this thought comforts
but frightens me
I Hate Everything About YouLying next to you, eyes tightly shut, feigning a sleep that will never come. Sidelong glances, catch sight of your pale hand above the covers, long fingers still stained with the blood from your latest victim; can barely retain a shudder of revulsion. Reach out, wanting to scratch that stain away, to scratch your skin until it bleeds, but somehow my fingers end up entwined with yours, clutching tight for simple sanity.I Hate Everything About You7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mind cast back to mere hours before and that mortal girl intoxicated on beauty and promise. Your sweet seduction; lips next to hers, hands on her breast. Gentle words whispered in her ears, honeyed lies convincing her to believe. Watching as your perfect face moved closer to hers, dark hair falling across her fragile skin as she simpered in your arms. One final lingering kiss; then your fangs sinking into her throat in a last, deadly embrace. Her body slowly failing as you gorged yourself on her life, then discarded her remains. Disgusted at your carelessness, your cruel
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 14My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With all the fury he could muster, the tiny form of Spike came racing down the stairs, brandishing the largest stick he could get his claws around. "Let go of my friends, or else!"
As the Guard ponies looked up to see the source of the disturbance, Rainbow Dash took her chance. Lunging from where she had been resting, she rammed against the big Sergeant's side, knocking the wind out of him! Sweeping his forehoof out, he clipped her chin, sending her reeling away.
One of the Guard ponies, irritated at the intruder, trotted up to Spike, slapping the makeshift weapon out of his claw, then smacked him across the face with his hoof. It proved a far greater mistake than he could have imagined.
"Leave him alone!" Fluttershy's shout seemed to rattle the entire building as she raced over Sgt. Ramrod and Rainbow Dash, throwing herself upon the hapless Guard pony. Blinded by furious tears, she pummeled him viciously, screaming with every blow!
"How dare y
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 5My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Of Plots and Parties
Though it was the middle of the day, Princess Luna couldn't sleep. Deep in her heart, a tiny pain had been lingering, like something feeding on her very soul. Creeping from her darkened chambers, the alicorn slipped through the quiet halls of Canterlot Castle, glancing here and there as she went. It was so different without much of the Royal Guard here. Even though they were silent, there was a certain life imparted to the place by their very presence, a life that had been missing since their departure.
Making her way into the lowest levels of the Castle, Luna approached an ancient stone sealed door. Over the gateway, carved in an ancient tongue almost forgotten by her subjects, was a beautiful script telling the sad tale of the Dreamless War. Within this door was the Crypt of Dreams, where ponies from every walk of life slept, trapped in an eternal slumber. Among them, Luna knew, lay Captain Everbold.
"What would you do right now?" Luna asked the
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 4My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun peeked over the horizon with the dawning of a new morning, and the barn of Sweet Apple Acres glowed warm, cheery reds in the soft light. Apple Bloom quietly nudged the barn door open, peering into the dimly lit enclosure for some sign of their guest.
"Ah wonder what sorta pony he is." The filly whispered to herself as she crept in.
Spotting something oddly blue and red in the hay, her expression brightened. Drawing closer, she tried to keep from making a ruckus, lest she waken the sleeping unicorn. She peered up over his flank, taking in his off-blue coat and red mane, along with his cutie mar
"What!?" Apple Bloom exclaimed suddenly. She stared openmouthed, unable to vocalize the stabbing sensation deep within her. "Where's yore cutie mark!?"
Boldheart, feeling his heart leap up his throat as wakefulness flooded his senses, sprang to his feet as he whipped about to face the newcomer. He was a bit quicker than his balance however, and he went
Sing-Song, Stumble SlurChasing fire works, fire flies,Sing-Song, Stumble Slur3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
these fucking lies through urban sprawl and graffiti scrawl,
fingers locked, heart thumping in my throat like the bile I can't choke down.
It tastes like Vaseline and ashes,
a mouthful of proof of my cystic demise.
The clumsy stumble roar,
beasts with cherry-flavored foam leaking through their teeth,
and how much more skin can be chewed from my neck?
Skyscraper mazes and the pain-and-memory hazes I live and breathe
like it'd literally kill me to let it go.
Let it go.
Time slips and slides,
ice and lies,
love-dipped fallacies that hide
chrome and Vodka-bottle teeth.
Survive for the fight,
for the knuckle scabs and the dirty rainbow bruises.
Merit badges stamped into my chest.
I love you. I love you. I love you.
Blunt instrument know-it-all,
but you're dumb as a brick and I'm feeling sick,
stomach churn, eyes burn,
and the crepe paper, purple spider leg memories eat at me.
Oh, you dog.
A year worth of your life and I've learned the bliss
[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the[transmissions of a dead girl]1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of their
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
My Vampire Romance 30My Vampire Romance 307 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I smiled proudly as I waited for Mark to pick me up.
Brittany, Chris, and Brian stood around me, all curious to catch a glimpse of my vampire boyfriend.
The black viper soon came into view and I brightened.
"There he is!" I pointed, smiling and I waved to Mark as he drove up, who in turn, honked his horn. He was as happy to see me, as I was to see him.
Mark pulled up and stepped out of his car, his black hair shined brightly under the suns rays and his beautiful blue eyes gleamed like blue gems encased in stunning marble flesh.
He was gorgeous in all aspects.
"Mark, these are my good friends; Brittany, Chris, and Brian." I walked over and hugged him tightly. "Everyone, this is my boyfriend, Mark."
I was very proud in introducing my beloved to them.
"Oh wow," Brittany smiled and shook Mark's hand. "So you're the one who's taken up all my friends time. No wonder she's changed for the better."
Mark blushed a bit, but smiled, squeezing my hand gently.
Brian walked over and sho
Inner Dragon Chp. 2FLASHBACK...Inner Dragon Chp. 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright, sweetie, now just add extra pizzazz..."
Mama Jam's voice was barely audible as Florentine rested her head in her hands, gazing down at the ingredients on the table with a dazed expression. Though this was a special recipe her mother figure wanted her to accomplish, the young girl's mind just couldn't absorb what she was suppose to learn; her mind was elsewhere.
"Yeah..." Florentine murmured, trying to hide her expression of disinterest.
"Then you sprinkle some mint..."
"And stir well..."
"Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh..." Florentine muttered repeatedly.
Mama Jam placed down her spoon and casted the cat girl a confused expression. "Are you paying attention at all?"
Florentine immediately shook her head of distraction before turning back to the female mammoth. "Oh, wait, what?" She gave an apologetic smile. "My bad, my mind was somewhere else."
"Your football match?" Mama Jam asked with a sigh.
"Um, not exactly..." Florentine played wit