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STORY TIME NOW!
The world has changed in one hundred thousand years. The magic that once shaped life itself has faded into myth and legend. An age of industry has set upon the flightless and hornless ponies who now populate the world. Great metropolises of steel and brick rise from the republics and monarchies that dot the planet. In the seaside city of Gracia, sparkling capital of the Teton Republic, a young museum worker named Starlight makes her living in this brave new world, oblivious to the magical heritage that dwells inside her and the ponies around her.
That is, until one day when an earthquake in the west prompts Starlight and her new friends to embark on an adventure to the desert city of Sundown. It is here that an event not seen in tens of eons has occurred: a unicorn has been born.
Will I like this?: "Very few stories manage to be as unique as this one. This is the adventure of a pony who lives thousands and thousands of years in the future, long after the history of unicorns and pegasi have become little more than fairy tales. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of more original works." — PR Pearple Prose
In an Equestria where Discord never was, and the Pony Princesses never came to power, a young Twilight Sparkle loses her family in a crowd during the Summer Sun Celebration. Little does she know that her very existence is about to set a series of events into motion that will take her far beyond the borders of Equestria itself—and change the fates of both her nation and her life, forever.
Will I like this?: "An intriguing alternate universe adventure in the same vein as fandom classics like Night's Favoured Child. If you're like me and you love well-executed twists to the canon, definitely check this one out." — PR Pearple Prose
Ponies get older over time. They slow down. This is a part of life. But Rarity, Twilight, Applejack, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie can keep pursuing their dreams as they get older. Rainbow Dash can't. This is her last chance to be a Wonderbolt, and despite working her tail off, she's not getting any better. In fact, she's getting slower. She just wants things to be fair. She wants one last chance to achieve her dream.
She wants to be faster.
This is what happens when she gets her wish.
Will I like this?: "Faster is the tale of a pegasus willing to do the impossible to reach her destiny. It is a story that is just as cautionary as it is about Dash's unwillingness to give her dreams up. While the resolution may not be as triumphant as many readers would expect, the story is delivered in a such an incredible manner that it hits you in a way that just make you stop and whisper "wow." “ — PR Garnot
Against better judgement, David buys his daughter a pony for Christmas. Too bad it was Diamond Tiara. She, like many other fillies and colts in Ponyville, was taken by Discord for his cross-dimension pony trade. Now she must convince David and his family to help her and the others get back to Equestria. Fortunately for her, David is more than happy to get rid of her. His daughter Tiffany however, is not.
Will I like this?: "An immersive blend of Equestrian characters and despicable human villains. The mysterious motivation behind the ponies' presence on Earth is beginning to be revealed. Read this if you enjoy seeing evil people getting their comeuppance." — PR ChromeMyriad
When Twilight Sparkle slipped beneath the covers last night, everything had been fine. She had friends whom she loved, a teacher she adored, and a bright future ahead of her. But when she woke up, her blankets and quilts had been replaced by hospital gowns and padded restraints.
Everything is wrong and nothing makes sense; even her friends have changed. The doctors keep telling her that she is sick, that none of it was real and that it was all in her head. Yet she remembers a life far beyond the hospital walls. She couldn't have made it all up on her own.
They must be lying… right?
Will I like this?: "A darker, subversive story that yet manages to keep its head held high and its themes upliting. Read this if you enjoy a more mature, realistic approach to "dark" ideas." — PR Golden Vision
A look into the inner thoughts of a certain pony.
Believe every word, for she is honest.
Even the strong crumble under the weight of life.
But not her.
Will I like this?: “Honesty and Lies is a story that shows us both the dangers of living with self-imposed lies, but also of accepting the truth. At the same time, we also learn that true strength lies in true acceptance. Knowing that no matter what has happened or what will happen, what has been lived and enjoyed remains forever." — PR Garnot
Sometimes, dreams are all we have. Sometimes, that's enough.
Hidden deep within a maze, well away from prying eyes, there is a statue. The last great work of an artist long forgotten, her time-worn visage watches the raising and setting of the sun and the moon as though enraptured.
Who created such a marvel, this sculpture of copper and brass, of crystal and cog, and why, is unknown, lost to the mists of time.... until now.
This is the tale of a painter and a clockmaker, and the love they shared.
This is the tale of a dreamer, who knew only her dream.
Will I like this?: “Once in a while, a story comes along that challenges the conventions we take for granted and reminds us of the subjectivity of art. This evocative and compelling short story takes readers on a unique and beautiful journey, reading like poetry, and shows a familiar world from a new perspective. This story is hardly fanfiction at all; it's true storytelling to the core.” — PR Flint Sparks
Clover the Clever has found a love so pure and true that no pony can stop it. But even the greatest love cannot conquer death itself.
So Clover will keep looking until she finds something that can.
Will I like this?: "A powerful short story about the lengths that love can take us to keep us together." — PR Ninestempest