Mirror of Impossible DreamsThe Mirror Of Impossible Dreams starring Twilight Sparkle and Princess CelestiaMirror of Impossible Dreams4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Spike was out of the house for once, away on an adventure with Apple Bloom, and Twilight Sparkle was making good use of the time to get as much study done as possible. She sat on her bed reading a book called "The Ursa Major in its Natural Habitat" it was a fascinating book, and she was so deeply engrossed in it that for a long time she didn't realise there was somepony knocking on the front door of the house.
"Is that Spike back already? Why doesn't he just come in the door's unlocked for goodness sake! Oh Spike..." But when she got up and went to the door, she saw that it wasn't Spike it was one of the Pegasus ponies who took travellers between Ponyville and Canterlot. Few ponies made the journey regularly, so she was surprised to see him arrive at her house unannounced.
"Uh, yes? Can I help you?" she asked, and the Pegasus pony bowed and replied:
"Her majesty Princess C
R. Dash Always Mods in StyleR. Dash Always Mods in Style4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Ugh, not Shadowfag9001 again."
Rainbow Dash didn't even need to check the screenname behind the post, or look for the Blueball Blitz avatar, or read the signature with the quote from Hayn Rand. She was used to seeing that unflattering image of Spitfire blown up with "FAT FLANK" written across the back of her jumpsuit in heavily fragmented red letters.
Dude, get a new image, she typed in response, and hit submit. Already someone had beaten her to the first response. FBS BANISH HIM. Rainbow shook her head. The rules were very clear regarding banishment, and Shadowfag was an expert at keeping just behind the red line. He would live to parasprite another day. She hit F5. He had already responded:
LOLOL SHITFIRE. PRINCESS CELESTIA HOW HORRIFYING. Rainbow ground her teeth. "Man, what IS your problem?" she yelled at her monitor, hoping somehow her yell would magically travel through the tubes and reach the troll in the form of a concussive blast. She assumed he would be
My Little Pony - Hospice IMy Little Pony - Hospice I3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before diving into this, I think some background would be useful. When she was young, she had dreams. Dreams of shining and of making others shine. She made herself and others look beautiful; for that initial interim she held high. When she fell (south of Ponyville, Old Manehattan-land) her dreams became nightmares, seizing her by the hoof and never letting go. She was taken and put into a bed of rust and red crosses. I was one of the few who had the time to give. She wanted me dead but it pained her to see me walk out those sliding doors.
Now, I won't pretend I understand. I never will know what she went through for those ten months and two days. She had a constant sting in her side that she claimed she could only numb by sticking her head in the stove. Her nightmares became easier during this time. And I like to think that I did my best in the time that she had to make her comfortable, even when the sting became too painful to breathe.
But let it be known that this w
Nothing Lasts ForeverNothing Lasts Forever4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pinkie walked through Sugar Cube Corner. It was early yet, the shop hadn't opened. She watched the light from the rising sun play across the colourful candies and sweets, making them sparkle like diamonds. She straightened a display of lollipops until it looked perfect and she smiled at the beauty of it.
She walked out the shop door and locked it behind her, even though she knew it would never open again. They only had a few minutes left.
Putting on her best smile she bounced over down the street and towards a table where her friends were gathered round.
"There you are Pinkie," Twilight called to her happily. She didn't know, none of them did. Twilight spoke briefly about the the great adventure they had the night before. Pinkie found it hard to listen to the recap, but savored hearing her friend's voice.
"I just want you all to know, that you're my very best friends and I'm just so happy to be with you," Twilight finished and gathered them all into a group hug. It was a bit out of cha
Interventions are MagicInterventions are Magic4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Interventions are Magic starring Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the cast of Friendship is Magic
"C'mon Twilight! Everypony's waiting for you at Sugar Cube Corner!" Spike had had to half-drag Twilight from the library, where she had spent the evening reading and drinking mostly drinking. He'd found her curled up on the couch nursing a bottle of vanilla-lemon vodka, the floor a pile of crumpled books and empty bottles, and she'd resisted every effort of his to get her to come with him. He'd tried to pull her by her tail at first, and when that hadn't worked he'd pushed on her rump as she dug her hooves in stubbornly, but now she had finally given up and was walking alongside him, swaying as she went.
"At what where? Sugar Cube Corner?" she slurred. After half a bottle of vodka, Twilight was three sheets to the wind, and she found it difficult to put one hoof in front of the other. In fact, they threatened to tangle up underneath her at any moment, and she was glad o
The Sandwich of MagicThere was once a magical, happy pony named Pinkie Pie who lived in Ponyville. She was friends with everybody in Equestria except Gilda the griffon. Gilda thought that Pinkie Pie was a crazy, uncool pony. Pinkie thought otherwise, so she talked to Twilight Sparkle the magical librarian princess and asked for her advice on how to befriend Gilda. Twilight told Pinkie that she should use her magical Pinkie powers to make Gilda a present. So Pinkie made a magical sandwich and gave it to Gilda. After some thought, Gilda ate the sandwich. The magic sandwich made her so happy, she exploded into rainbow griffon bits. The end.The Sandwich of Magic2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Memories of Horseshoes, Honesty and Loyalty: Ch. 1Memories of Horseshoes, Honesty and Loyalty: Ch. 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This story is the first of two bonus chapters for two different stories. My 'Of Horseshoes, Apples and Feathers' and my friend The Irish Brony X's 'Honesty and Loyalty' who was inspired by mine. These are not vital to the plot but makes some things more understandable. If you haven't read the stories, then go and do it! Specially 'Honesty and Loyalty' it's awesome.
Chapter One: Digging Up The Past
The cyan pony was proudly looking at the necklace she was wearing. Gold, with some engravings and a big red gemstone, probably a ruby, shaped like a lightning bolt.
"Element of Loyalty? Ha! This is so awesome!" Rainbow Dash exclaimed in a happy fashion.
She looked back up and examined her surroundings. She was in a very old castle, seriously decayed and torn apart by time and the strange non-pony-controlled weather. It was dark, the moon was up, and she was here in this castle far away from Ponyville, but she was not alone. She turned around to see another pegasus, loo
Shipping and Handling Chap. 1"That is the last straw!"Shipping and Handling Chap. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The bulky brown Pegasus slammed his front hooves down on the desk so hard, Ditzy Doo feared it would split in two. He positively glowered at the grey pegasus, his face just inches from hers.
"I I'm sorry, boss " Ditzy mumbled, shrinking back a bit. "Uh it won't happen again?" Her apology was phrased more like a question.
"Oh, right. Sure. That's believable " the larger pegasus snorted, twisting his black baseball cap haphazardly. "I mean, what are the odds of Ditzy Doo screwing up another delivery? I mean, that never happens..."
Ditzy winced at the harsh sarcasm in her superior's voice. Still, she managed to work up the nerve to ask the inevitable question.
"So " she began, trying her best to focus both her eyes on the angry pony in front of her. " Um how much are you gonna' dock my pay this time?"
Shim Sham sisters songShim: Well, lookie what we got here, sister of mine, it's the same in every town, ponies with thirsty throats, dry tongues, and not a drop of cider to be found, maybe they're not aware that there's really no need for this teary despairShim Sham sisters song3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sham: That the key that they need to solve this sad cider shortage you and I will share
Ponies: [excited chattering]
Shim & Sham: Well you've got opportunity In this very commmunity
Sham: She's Shim
Shim: She's Sham
Shim & Sham: We're the world famous Shim Sham sisters traveling salesponies nonpareil
Bubble Berry: Non-pa what?
Shim: Nonpareil, and that's exactly the reason why, you see no pony else in this whole place will give you such a chance to be where you need to be and that's a new world, with tons of cider fresh squeezed and ready for drinking
Sham: More cider than you can drink in all your days of thinking
Rainbow Blitz: I doubt that
Shim & Sham: So take this opportunity
Shim, Sham, and Crowd: In this very community
Sham: She's Shim
Iron ChevalIron Cheval2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I got stationed in a company of misfits, I thought to myself as we circled Fort A for our final approach.
Looking down, I could see our small encampment; it looked like it had been through hell and that wasn’t too far from the truth. The outer walls were in shambles and had been patched with whatever materials could be found, giving it about the same uniform consistency of a quilt that had seen better days. Most startling was the command center. One wall had collapsed as though it were a sand castle kicked in by the hoof of some giant bully.
Most of the leaders had managed to escape before the roof of the building caved in, not that it had mattered in the end. After that little brush with death, our commanding Lieutenant abandoned his post. It was the
Drink SpecialDrink Special4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Tumbling Downs was on the very edge of town, an off-the-path place where usually a stallion could be found with too many sheets to the wind and a few too many gold coins wasted on mead. On most nights the Prancing Pony or the Fancy Girdle would be Rarity's first choice, but tonight of all nights, with the village suddenly pizzled in a late-March rain
That she wouldn't be caught dead looking mangled and upset like this in front of her "social friends", well it was convenient.
Ambling in, the haggard stark white and dark lavender pony took in the sight of a clean, well-lit tavern. True to Ponyville form it featured (heavily) dark hardwood floors, smiley-face wooden drink coasters, the fashionable dry-eraser Specials Of The Day list. The place smelled of cedar and low tobacco notes. It wasn't posh and not the most popular in town, but the entire bar was eerily empty.
This was fortunate.
Astray Antagonism: PrologueA train bounced across the tracks as a pegasi couple walked through the cars. On the right was an orange pegasus named Scootaloo, with one purple saddlebag on her right side, who was looking angrily at the filled seats to her right, and on the left was a gray pegasus named Rumble, with two gray saddlebags to both his sides, who was smiling despite the fact that they couldn’t find any seats. Their hooves sounded on the floorboards as they walked across the cars, loudly in Scootaloo’s case from her frustration.Astray Antagonism: Prologue9 months ago in Drama More Like This
“Why are all of these dang cars full?!” Scootaloo asked angrily.
“Well I guess that’s what happens when you get on the train just seconds before it leaves,” Rumble said. “We cut it kinda close.”
“Yeah, and it’s kinda your fault,” Scootaloo reminded him. “I was here ten minutes before the train left. You’re the one who got here late.”
Rumble chuckled. “Point taken,” he said.
When The Moon Comes Over The Library part 1/3When The Moon Comes Over The Library part 1/33 years ago in Romance More Like This
When the Moon comes over the library
Every beam brings a dream, dear, of you
Once again we stroll through Ponyville
Through that rose-covered town we knew
EQUESTRIAN SHIPPING SHORT STORY 03: WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE LIBRARY PART 1/2
It was filly Twilight’s first time sleeping away from home and she was rolling around on the large bed and flailing her limbs, too nervous to properly settle down. Celestia had always been kind but also terribly busy with duties. Though having a room available to her, Twilight had been allowed to sleep in the Princess’ chamber on her first night. Celestia returned shortly after to check up on Twilight and found her new student with nose buried in a large book. It was with a stab of melancholy that she saw what Twilight was reading.
“Twilight dear, where did you find that book?” Celestia laid down next to Twilight and wrapped her wing around her.
“I can’t sleep unless I have something to rea
Fireball! - Pt. 2---Fireball! - Pt. 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Years Prior to Fireball's Public Debut...
(The Limit... For Now)
On a secluded, massive cloud, Rainbow Dash paced back and forth in front of a group of assembled pegasi.
"You are the very first officially enrolled class of the Supersonic Stormcloud Speedsters' School! You are here because you want to be the best of the best of the best! Short of landing a spot in the Wonderbolts, simply standing on this cloudspace right now is the greatest honor you can receive as a flyer..."
Rainbow Dash's grin showed teeth and energy.
"...and one day, I won't even have to make that qualifier. This school was created specifically to train up and coming pegasus ponies for the most demanding of flight tasks--but for those with a one-track mind, yes, the Wonderbolts will be watching closely for exceptional students, who will be placed in a special elite group to serve as their direct backups
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #37, 38, 39!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #37, 38, 39!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#37) I've heard tales of Season 3 being the last season. Is there any truth to this?
Answer: I don't work on the show, and so I can only reply with speculation and a little bit of evidence. A lot of people think that Season 3 will be the last season of "Friendship is Magic"; when the '13-episodes-only' revelation popped up as well, even more people began to see the end of the show as nigh. However, a shorter season doesn't necessarily mean the end of the show; there are many reasons for why the third season will be 13 episodes. I'm not going to get into detail on the whole 'syndication' thing, because you see so many bronies throwing it around based on hearsay without really knowing what it means.
Suffice to say that the show seems to be doing well for DHX Media, Discovery Communications and Hasbro the three big parties associated with it. They know about the popularity of the show, and so if they do choose to end the show at Season 3, it's fair to assume t
Derpy's ProtectorDerpy's Protector2 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
HTTYD: Critique - RuffxAstridSummary: Astrid and Ruffnut critique each other's outfits.HTTYD: Critique - RuffxAstrid5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Astrid slipped out of Ruffnut's grip yet again.
"Dammit! Did you cover yourself with oil or something?"
"Your holds need work."
"I'll show you work, you -- GAH, ow, getoff getoff ASTRID GET OFF!"
Astrid released her hold on the other girl and stepped back. "What?"
"That's what!" Ruffnut said, pointing to Astrid's leather skirt and rubbing her legs where the metal spikes had dug in. "This is why I don't like practicing grappling with you. It's like you're trying to repel an attack on your nether region."
"Wow," Astrid said, glancing down, "only your mind would go there."
"That's exactly what it's like, so shut up. Seriously, what purpose does that serve other than making it really hard for someone to sit in your lap?"
"Maybe anyone who's presumptuous enough to sit in my lap deserves it."
"Aw, I'm sorry Astrid, are the invisible suitors bothering you again?"
Words Not SpokenWords Not Spoken5 months ago in Romance More Like This
The day was coming to a close, and the students of Canterlot High were going about their business of packing away their things, ready to head on home. There was the usual hustle and bustle of the teens and preteens moving about the hallways, lockers slamming shut and just general chatter amongst each other, but outside one locker in particular, there was far less noise than anywhere else. A young girl, who at first glance would seem like any other at that school, was quietly getting her books away properly before getting ready to leave. Sunset Shimmer, formerly of the world of Equestria, and formerly a unicorn, had come a long way since she first entered these hallways. And as she finally closed the door of her locker, a small smile crept on her face as she dwelt on where she was in her life.
When she'd first come to this world, it had been for one reason, to get away from her former mentor, Princess Celestia. During her self-imposed exile in this place, she had grown increasingly bitt