Words are LouderBirds chirped happily in the trees that morning, as they did the morning before, and the morning before that, and every other morning since the day after Winter Wrap-up. They swooped from their nests upon the branches to collect their morning meals. The early bird, after all, does indeed get the worm. But, as Celestia's sun crept across the early reaches of the daytime sky, many ponies still slept.Words are Louder in Short Stories More Like This
However, in a modest house near the centre of the sleepy little town, one pony defied convention, as she did every weekday morning. The blonde mare made her way down the stairs cautiously, the early morning sunlight nearly blinding her through her descent from her bedroom. She had just enough time to grab a quick bite to eat before heading off to work for the morning, and if she was anything, she was punctual.
Digging into the refrigerator, only her bubbly flank would be visible to any pony standing in the hall. She lived alone, so she made no effort to stifle the clanking of bowls, or the p
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Points of yellow speckled against the utter blackness, beads of light shimmering softly beyond the veil of grime and neglect. The gentle patter of rain echoed as the clouds above glowed in luminescent orange from the multitude of lights, its clean scent wafting through the cracks in the window's frame. There was still a subtle beauty in the world, despite the shadow which lingered overhead, threatening to devour everything with malice and greed.
Pinkamena sighed to herself as she pressed her muzzle against the dirty glass, her hot breath mixing with the cool air outside, fogging it up. It was almost as if the world itself were weeping for the lives lost, that it actually cared for the busy little ponies that barely paid it any heed. The skyscrapers beyond only proved the pony ambition to better their own selfish lives at the cost of anyone or anything else. She was doing the world a favour by trying to dest