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The library was closed when Princess Celestia arrived, terrible glory her raiment. With narrowed eyes, she approached.
"Stop!" cried a high-pitched voice, and Celestia turned.
"...if you don't mind, that is, your Highness," said Fluttershy, bowing before her (though it seemed more like cowering in attitude).
"Hast thou been sent to forestall our approach?" cried Celestia, her voice thunderous, her eyes afire.
Fluttershy flinched, and then recovered. She walked closer, the heat from her ruler making her hair smolder. "I know I'm not wearing the Element of Kindness right now, your Majesty, but I claim the Bearer's Right, because I don't want to need it later."
Celestia's eyes returned to their usual appearance, though her mane retained the hues of flame. "The Right is granted."
Fluttershy looked away, and shuffled a forehoof. "When I tried to make your animals love me, all I got was a stampede and a heartache. I was desper
Short - The FutureShort - The Future in General Fiction More Like This
The purple mane of the princess waved and fluttered in the cosmic breeze. "My faithful student," she said, smiling, "Your actions today have saved Equestria from a grievous threat."
Silver Spoon, graduate student at Celestia Memorial School for Gifted Unicorns, bowed before her ruler. "I live only to serve, my liege."
Princess Sparkle smiled at the obeisance, then her countenance darkened. "However, your attitude is thoroughly disharmonious. This endangers our fair land in a manner more subtle but no less real than the beast against which we fought today. Therefore, I am assigning you a special task, one you must see through to completion. Become friends with three ponies of significantly lower economic standing, without using your family's wealth. You are to use 'The Elements of Harmony: A Reference Guide,' and Princess Apple's Friendship Workbook. Do this before Spring Semester ends, my proté
Among the MoonflowersAmong the Moonsflowers starring Twilight and Princess CelestiaAmong the Moonflowers in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I'm afraid that this is a business call of sorts, Twilight darling," said Rarity, sitting down at Twilight's coffee table as the lavender-coated unicorn poured them both a cup of tea. "I've come to draw upon that limitless knowledge of yours in all things magical."
Twilight blushed and her ears went back in embarrassment. "Oh, I wouldn't call it 'limitless' exactly," she said, letting the teapot float down onto the table-top. "But I hope I can help you."
Rarity smiled back at her. "Oh, thank you darling. It's just a little question that's come up with a dress I've been asked to design for Hoity Toity's autumn range." She levitated her cup to her lips and inhaled its delicious fragrance. "You see, there's been some disagreement regarding the shape of a floral pattern that's going to be embroidered on the hem of this exquisite little cocktail dress that we're working on. Oh darling, you'd absolute
The Ballad of Big MacThe Ballad of Big Mac in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The Ballad of Big Mac
Come hear the tale of Macintosh,
Big Mac to all his friends,
the love he won, but almost lost,
of fame that never ends.
He spent his days out in a field
not far from Ponyville,
gath'ring his orchard's fruitful yield
with all his bucking skill.
"Big Mac, you take care now y'hear!"
said A. J. in alarm,
"Keep buckin' like that an' Ah've a fear
You'll do yerself some harm!"
Big Mac replied, "Don' worry none,"
as apples fell like rain,
"Jus' mah way of 'gettin' 'er done'!"
and went to buck again.
He bucked the tree, and with a crash
the center of it split.
The falling trunk, quick as a flash,
the stallion's head did hit.
Straight to Nurse Redheart Big Mac was sent
with AJ at his side,
and in the quiet medical tent
he nursed his wounded pride.
But though the nurse did all she could,
the wound refused to heal -
ointment and poultice did no good,
despite Nurse Redheart's zeal.
To Twilight Sparkle then Mac fled,
librarian of the town.
Yet as soon as all her books we
Bunfight at Sugarcube CornerThe Bunfight at Sugarcube Corner starring Braeburn Apple aka The Mysterious StrangerBunfight at Sugarcube Corner in Short Stories More Like This
Celestia's sun was high in a boiling summer sky the day the Braeburn galloped into Ponyville, his hooves and vest brown with the dust of his long journey. He parted the sweaty strands of his amber fringe and tipped back his Stetson as he looked over the little town. The streets were deserted, and every house had its doors and windows tightly shut.
Ponyville was a ghost town. Now just where was everypony?
He stepped out into the town square as the clock on the Town Hall rang eleven in sonorous chimes like the beating of a solitary heart. A lone tumbleweed rolled through the square and Braeburn suddenly wondered:
Why is that you only ever see a tumbleweed when there's nopony else about?
He was walking past an abandoned flower-cart, its contents of gorgeous roses still on display, when a forehoof suddenly darted out from behind the cart and beckoned to him.
"Quick!" whispered t
The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5The Party Hasn't Ended Part 5 starring Rainbow DashThe Party Hasn't Ended Part 5 in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight looked out the window of her study at the swirling black clouds and she frowned. "That is by far the strangest storm I have ever seen."
She had spent the afternoon trying to find information about the history of unnatural storms hitting Ponyville and by unnatural, she of course meant storms that had originated over the Everfree Forest rather than in the Storm Factory in Cloudsdale. But try as she may to concentrate, the whole business between Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie was preoccupying her.
She slammed the tome in front of her closed in frustration. "I've read that same sentence TEN TIMES now!" she muttered. "Confound these ponies! They drive me to distraction..."
She stared out the window. The whole town had been plunged into an eerie darkness. The winds that had come up around an hour ago were growing in intensity. The leaves of the tree the library had been built into shivered and rustled a
Much Ahoof About Nothing Part 1Much Ahoof About Nothing starring Princess Celestia and her faithful student Twilight SparkleMuch Ahoof About Nothing Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight watched the little white starlike flowers swirl about in her cup of elderflower tea and sighed.
Rarity put down her own cup and looked at her in sudden concern from across the table. The two of them were sitting at their favourite table at the Dandelion Clock Café and enjoying a little afternoon tea together, but Rarity for some time now had noticed that Twilight, although moody at the best of times, was especially moody today for some reason.
"Darling!" she said. "That's the third time you've sighed in as many minutes! Now I know something is most definitely wrong."
Twilight lifted her face from observing the tea to look at her friend. The white-coated unicorn's eyes were regarding her with concern, but somehow Twilight didn't feel like talking to her.
"Oh Rarity. I'm fine, really," she said, and then straightaway her eyes dropped back down to the tea and its danci