Special CaseSpecial Case2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Are you sure you wish to do this?"
Princess Celestia looked down at the unicorn in front of her. She had dealt with this unicorn before, and could only remember one time when doing so had ever turned out badly.
Even then, it hadn't really been the unicorn's fault -- Grand Galloping Galas never turned out well. It was a known issue that Celestia was still looking into how to fix.
"More than sure." Rarity looked back up to Celestia with a determined yet content expression. "Remember, Princess, we are ever in your service. And by 'your', I naturally mean all of the Canterlot royal house. Indeed, I am beyond honored that you are even considering my offer."
The two ponies walked, with Celestia leading Rarity down several of Canterlot Castle's hallways. "Honestly, when Twilight told me of it, I was at first quite surprised. Then I thought about it, and it did not take me long to understand." She stopped and looked back at Rarity. "Given past events, you certainly have y
One last letterOne last letter4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Twilight Sparkle, my dearest acolyte,
I hope this long letter finds you in good health. You have expressed curiosity your whole life for the ancient secrets. I know much of what caught up with my sister and I from times long past has left you with many unanswered questions. You have also, as of late, been concerned about your age and that now, your years approaching three digits, leaves you little time left to learn.
That is something that has never ceased to astonish me about you. Your thirst for knowledge in whatever form it may come.
It is time now, in the time you have left, to understand why I kept the old knowledge from you. I have of course let slip certain details about the distant past. Your discovery of the book holding the tale of my sister's fall was no accident. I am no goddess, as you know. There were times when I thought no hope remained. When I had to remind you of the beautiful letters you wrote me to inspire in your heart the strength to rally your friends, the Embod
The Bad Tooth GallowsTHE BAD TOOTH GALLOWSThe Bad Tooth Gallows3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
An MLPFIM Fan-script written by Julian Yeo
Twitter: @judacris judacris.tumblr.com
SCENE: Golden Oaks Library/Twilight's Treehouse
Twilight Sparkle analyses muffins on her desk. Measuring each out for weight and height. She records her findings, only to find one muffin missing.
Twilight: "Spike, did you see the muffin I had on the desk?"
Cut to Spike, visibly having something in his mouth.
Twilight: "Spike. Did you eat that muffin?"
Twilight: "Oh, Spike. I needed that for my very delicate research!"
Spike: "And I needed that as my very delicate dessert! Why are you doing research on muffins anyway?"
Twilight: "These aren't just ordinary muffins, Spike. These are muffins from Sugarcube Corner. I'm trying to find out what makes them so very delicious among ponies in Ponyville."
Spike: "Why don't you just ask the Cakes, or Pinkie Pie?"
Twilight: "I'm sure the Cakes have some secret famil
Luna's LamentLuna's Lament3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The snow sparkles, twirling in the sky, the flakes dappling our view
that we see, this gift you gave, so many years
years I lost confined to the moon
Each blade, each curve, a miracle, a perfection that only you saw
you who have no eyes, but could see so much more clearly then any of us
If only I had had your vision, perhaps things would have been different
Perhaps I could have known, held on longer....
For the winter now falls, each cold fleck against my skin and fur,
the soft dew covering my wings and moistening my feathers
I quiver and bend my head low, mane blowing chilly in the wind
None are out here tonight
none to appreciate the miracle of the dark, or see that moon,
that white orb upon which I was confined so many years
but even then, back so many years,
in some part of me, you would come out nightly and stare, looking for me
Now that I look in the sky
enjoying the soft feel of your gift, I look now,
searching for you
I wish I could say those
How It Works: Chapter 5How It Works: Chapter 54 years ago in Drama More Like This
Traveling for a pony takes a lot longer on hoof than in a machine. This was the number one lesson Flim learned as he made his way back to Ponyville. It had taken him three times as long to travel the same distance he had traveled in the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000.
Flim noticed the small town of Ponyville coming into view. Jumping behind a bush, in a way that only a childish yet fully grown stallion can. After staying the night in a small and eccentric village, Flim came across a joke shop. Just the thing he needed.
Flim had played a prank on his brother a couple years back, which had involved coat dye and a lot of screaming. Coat die would keep him perfectly disguised in Ponyville, as they would most likely run him out at first glance.
Now behind a bush, Flim replaced his usually cream colored coat with a bright blue. It was perfect, no one would recognize him now! It was the perfect plan. Flim returned to the path a continued on his way to Ponyville, completely unaware of the blu
How It WorksHow It Works4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Apple family were swamped with ponies clamoring to buy the cider they had spent the past hour making. They wouldn't notice if she slipped away, no one would in this sea of ponies.
Twilight focused a picture of the, what had they called it? Super Speedy Cider Squeezy, in her mind and teleported. She found herself on the side of the road, next to a small cafe, several miles outside of Ponyville. Her eyes immediately picked out the bright red and white mane of one of the brothers.
"Hey!" she called out. The stallion turned around, it was the one without the mustache.
"We're leaving," he replied, "No need for any more trouble." He looked anxious.
"I don't want trouble, I want answers," said Twilight standing her ground.
"And what answers would those be little filly?" asked Flim.
"You're machine. I've never seen anything like it. How does it work? The mix of machinery and magic is amazing!"
A look of surprise crossed the stallion's face, then he smiled. "Well that's a lot of technical t
How It Works: Chapter 11How It Works: Chapter 114 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 11: The Calm
"What?" asked Applejack looking intently at the frozen mare. "What do ya see?" Applejack received no answer so instead she followed her friend's gaze into the crowd and locked eyes with Twilight Sparkle.
She saw the purple unicorn's eyes widen and turn to run.
"Oh no," Applejack said to herself determined, "You ain't getting' away again." AJ snatched up a rope from a nearby stand and broke into a full out run. Twilight was slowing in pace but her horn had begun to glow. A flash of light and Twilight had disappeared from the market.
The orange farm pony didn't slow down. Instead she cut a sharp corner and kept running, dust rising from the road beneath her hooves. Behind her she could hear the flap of Fluttershy's wings as she struggled to keep up. "Where are we going?" asked Fluttershy, as she pulled up beside AJ. "She disappeared; we have no idea where she went!" Stress tinged her voice.
"Ah know where she went, only place in all of Canterlot she'd go," she replie
How It Works: Chapter 17How It Works: Chapter 173 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 17: Realization
"Which one is it Sugarcube?" inquired Applejack looking through the window of the hospital's nursery.
Flim, who stood surround by the five mares, opened his mouth to reply but was instead cut short.
"Oh! Oh! I love guessing games!" Pinkie Pie chirped, her blue eyes scanning the room. "It is that little filly?" A small white unicorn filly stretched and yawned in her crib, red hair peaking out from beneath the blanket pink blanket.
"No," answered Flim grinning like a fool.
"Oh, well it is that one then?" Pinkie enthused, pointing out a blue unicorn colt with a white and blue mane.
"No," Flim said again.
"Okay, I got it for sure this time!" she said and looked thoughtfully at the foals before her.
After a minute of this Rainbow snapped, "Oh Flim would you just tell us already?!"
"Well only because you asked so nicely," he replied, going into the nursery and picking up one of the sleeping bundles. He walked back toward the eagerly awaiting group, the foal nestled sa
How It Works: Chapter 12How It Works: Chapter 124 years ago in Drama More Like This
Twilight was alone in her room. She sat beside the open suitcase. She wondered how she could have been so wrong. Her friends accepted what had happened in stride. They weren't exactly happy with the events that had transpired between her and the cream colored stallion, but they accepted it.
They insisted she come back to Ponyville. The others would understand just as they had. The worst she could expect to receive was a tongue lashing, and a lack of trust, but her friends would still hold dear to her, just as they always had.
So now Twilight sat packing her things away. She had made sure to put Owlicious in a cage before she did anything else. When she told Celestia the alicorn only smiled knowingly and wished her the best of luck. All her things had been placed in the suitcase. A small shirt that read "I <3 Canterlot" rested on top of the pile. It was s gift that Celestia had given her, somewhat of a joke, but Twiligh
Buck Off Ch.1 To Know An Apple'Alright Applejack, don't worry, you got this all under control.' sighed the orange mare as she trotted reluctantly to her destination, that being Fluttershy's cottage.Buck Off Ch.1 To Know An Apple2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Now don't ask why she was doing this. If you tried, she'd probably just give a glare and shoot a hoof right to your skull, followed by a sudden rush of blood going to her cheeks. However that wasn't this case and she was very thankful for that.
"Hey Applejack, where you off to?"
Well, so much for that prayer.
Gazing upward, the gal soon saw sight of Rainbow Dash, her more then hot headed -but still rather close- best friend.
The cyan Pegasus did a few tricks as she swooped down to meet her earthy companion. A smile immediately enhancing her features as if what she just pulled was for the wonderbolts to see and to be quite frank, if that was what she was going for she wasted her time. Not even she was impressed but then again she didn't want to be seen out in the open either, especially by Rainbow.
So thinking abo
How It Works: Chapter 7How It Works: Chapter 74 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 7: A Decision or Two
The door slammed shut, sending shivers through the walls of the library. The sun sat at a high point in the sky signaling that noon was nearing. In front of the recently closed door stood Twilight, shaking as tears streamed down her face, creating dark streaks in her lavender fur.
Confusion overwhelmed her, her heart felt heavy, her mind giving way to chaos. A flare of anger surged through her, her eyes screwed shut and her horn began to glow. The sound started off as a soft rustling but grew into a near thundering sound. In a flash of pages every book lining the library walls flew from the shelves as if each book was attached to a jet packet. Some slammed into walls; some went to the floor, others finding their resting place on another shelf. One book in particular collided with the head of a small purple dragon. Spike, who had been making his way to the front door after he first heard the door slamming was blindsided by a leather bound book and brought to
How It Works: Chapter 8How It Works: Chapter 84 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 8: Discovery
Over Canterlot the last rays of sunlight disappeared of the horizon, bathing the sky in an array of colors. Above the gardens of Canterlot the two royal sisters stood on a balcony, performing their daily duties. This was the time they spent together, the time they felt most connected. The last light of day blinked out of existence and Celestia went back to the castle leaving Luna to finish raising the moon.
Tonight the moon was full and ripe. The golden white color bathed Equestria in its beauty. With a sigh Luna watched her friend rise into the sky. Then a flash interrupted the beauty. A bright purple light flooded the gardens, causing Luna to wince back with squinted eyes. As the light faded into glow, Luna hurriedly raised the moon, and leapt from the balcony, ready to investigate the strange happening.
In the gardens below sat Twilight Sparkle. Her eyes were closed and she was surrounded by bags of luggage and a dizzy purple dragon. Spike wobbled back a few ste
A New DawnA New Dawn4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Twilight gently eased herself down from the warm confines of her bed. Four hooves touched down almost soundlessly on to the hardwood floors below. With great care, she made her way blindly to the door that led out to the balcony. Even through the dark, the task was simple enough. She could lend that to years of repetition; years of walking through this very room. Not much had changed since she had moved here. A delicate purple light illuminated the hooked handle and the door opened inwardly. From the doorway, a soft breeze ruffled her graying mane and she closed her eyes momentarily to enjoy the soft caress.
She trotted out into the night as quickly as her weathered legs would allow and toward the balcony's edge. Since moving back to Canterlot, this balcony had become her favorite spot, only next to the palace's library, of course. She rose creakily to her hind legs, her fore hooves draping over the railing to steady herself. From here should could see the twinkling lights of Canterlot
How Lyra met Bon-BonHow Lyra met Bon-Bon starring Applejack and the Cutie Mark CrusadersHow Lyra met Bon-Bon5 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!"
Escape...HateEscape4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
All I've known for so very, very long is hate.
Hatred of life, for letting me be born; hatred of this hellhole of a town, for existing in the first place; hatred of my so called 'friends', for taking the most precious thing in the world away from me. And, above all else, hatred of myself for failing to protect my sister.
My name is Mitta, I'm an Earth Pony mare from Sunnytown, otherwise known as 'Hell'. We were settlers a long time ago; no, that's not right. Settlers are hard working ponies who tame the land and work themselves to the bone to make sure that they leave behind something for others. We were lazy runaways who didn't want to work; when we found an area of Everfree forest where edible foods grew naturally and clean water flowed freely, we just stopped running and set up shoddy 'houses' to live in. We called it 'Sunnytown' at the time because it was one of the few areas of the forest where you could see the sun
Zestar Apple Flambe, Chapter 5: RearrangementsZestar Apple Flambe, Chapter 5: Rearrangements3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Twilight woke up to the sunlight streaming through her window. She felt... better. Not well, yet; images of what she learned in Canterlot still spilled through her mind and nearly made her shudder, but certainly better than she'd felt yesterday. Spike was still asleep, curled against her, and she spent a long moment seriously considering just going back to sleep, warm and secure and comfortable. Her conscience wouldn't let her, though. There was just too much to do today.
"Hey sleepyhead," she said, gently shaking the dragon. "Don't you have some farm chores to do?"
Spike started awake, saw the angle of the sunbeams and realized that he was late. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to fall asleep in your bed." he said, getting up hurriedly.
"Don't apologize," she said gently. "It was nice. I can't remember the last time you played pillow for me. Guess you're somepony else's pillow now, huh?" Twilight winked, and Spike blushed.
"It's not... quite the same."
"I know it's not, silly." Twilight got
I Wanna Read Stories Like TheseI've already read:I Wanna Read Stories Like These4 years ago in Horror More Like This
Le Petit Four: https://docs.google.com/document/d/167ST-8XF3m9Ycswv_olcQAhF9jenQoNqOf4726-nSgY/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1
Little Bakery of Horrors: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7384339/1/Little_Bakery_of_Horrors
One Last Party Favor: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fFM0okDl9iX3473MFhzmmjxf499i4CrAlAD5m_PA-R4/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1
Rocket to Insanity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qpJFUx-_SzDKEy7Ds7RHC-U92M-dWtkT_HgpMLRz-D0/edit?pli=1 (I've seen the alternate ending, too)
Rocket to Insanity Alternative Ending: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jtyqCgnlSZLoXZ76FFqET1MpBXkyivJFz3gJlHboT9c/edit?hl=en&pli=1
Dresses: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7420004/1/Dresses (I read this before Le Petit Four, and I liked it better than Le Petit Four)
Trixie's Funhouse: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Trixie's_Funhouse (I d
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. 94 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.
NyctophiliaI fell in love with dusk,Nyctophilia3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The way the darkness always came,
The shadows stretched and howled,
And the nocturn's played their game.
I fell in love with moonlight
And the stars which fade away,
Forever out of reach
And disappearing with the day.
I fell in love with loneliness,
The company of death,
The constant of the universe,
Still there in our last breath.
I fell in love with twisted words
And fallen, broken minds.
In horror of the human head
There's comfort that mine finds.
I fell in love with dreams of death
And ever-growing sin.
I realise I fell apart;
In death I hold my grin.
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. 54 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
Rainbow Dash vs Mare-Do-Well: the Complete Battle.Rainbow Dash vs Mare-Do-Well: the Complete Battle.3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A certain pegasus flew back into Ponyville to find the entire town completely deserted. She flew all around, obviously checking the homes of her friends. Twilight’s Golden Oaks Library was all books and no ponies, every dessert in Sugarcube Corner was left untouched by Pinkie Pie, Sweet Apple Acres had no work of Applejack’s done, the Carousel Boutique had no Rarity for all those dresses, and Fluttershy’s cottage didn’t have a single living thing even living there.
Once Rainbow Dash checked everywhere else, she did find one caped figure standing in front of the town square. Next to the figure was a life sized statue of Rainbow Dash, but it was wearing a helmet, a red cape with a golden zipper, red strap on and a cloud making a yellow lightning bolt on it, and four golden gauntlets with tiny white wings for each hoof of the statue. The helmet and gauntlets were rainbow colored and had golden coverings to assure they were made of metal.
Once she flew close enough,