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  • Monday
    The Best Laid Plans: Updates, Progress, and Something Special

    So today marks the first month of my new job working in a state prison and, needless to say, it's been quite the transition. My entire writing schedule has been thrown for a loop as I have less time to work on my stories and spend more time in the company of wards of the state. My recent output, 'PTHBTT' and 'Kiss Me,' were both written long hand in the midst of down time during my shift.

    Side note, but I've found it quite therapeutic to write the titular letters that comprise 'Letters from War' while in the midst of a hectic day in the joint. There's several beside me just waiting to be typed up and posted. Stay tuned.

    As I said before, 'Changelings' has two chapters left. The original plan was to have it finished on September 18th, the two year anniversary, but that obviously didn't happen. They are nearly finished, but I need them to be perfect before I let you all see them. 'On Swift Wings' will launch not long after, and I will do my very best to not take two years to finish that one. It's a shorter story, one I considered cancelling and folding into 'All the Pretty Little Horses.' But the villain is something I am simply over the moon about and I would be doing her a disservice not giving her the chance to headline her own story. I think you're all very much going to enjoy meeting Queen-General Valeria.

    I plan to tell the entirety of 'the Wicker Mare' across the 31 Days of October. The final treatment is complete and ready to roll. Swirling's cover art looks fantastic so far, as it always does, and I'm very excited to tell a different sort of horror story across my favorite month of the year.

    'Grogar 2' will launch Krampusnacht, December 5th, and be complete on or around Christmas Day. Tighter schedule, but I think I can handle it.

    I may also try something new and write a couple of one-shots that have been bouncing around in my noggin here and there. I might also bang out the first couple chapters of 'Nopony Does It Better' and see if folks like it enough for me to continue.

    So, to wrap this up in a cool little bow, a little something special. The Pony Print Project has released their first collection; 'Nightmare Nights,' a hardcover collection of some of the best horror the fanfic community has to offer. Included are a few personal favorites, like 'Leviathan' and 'Holder's Boulder.' Also included are two of my stories; 'a Girl Walks Home Alone at Midnight' and 'the Thirteenth Hour.' If you've always wanted quality horse words on your book-shelf, not to mention the works of yours truly, then order your copy right here. I'll be ordering my own copy as soon as I'm able.

    (If you buy a copy and send it to me, I'll sign it and send it back... with a little something special.)

    Well, it's back to the big house for now. Drop a line below to tell me how you're all doing.

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    Royal Noir: Follower 800!

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  • 3w, 1d
    A Few Updates, a Few Notes on 'Kiss Me,' and THE PREMISE OF GROGAR 2... and also a Poll

    So, let's begin with a few updates;

    1. The final two chapters of 'Changelings' are nearly complete. New employment has stalled their development as I've added two new scenes and they both need work that I haven't had time to give.

    2. 'On the Wings of War,' the upcoming second act of the Trilogy, has a new title; 'On Swift Wings.'

    3. I'm still hoping to have a special Halloween surprise for you all. Hopefully I'll have time to get to it.

    4. 'The Story of Tonight' is still coming. Please don't ask me when.

    Okay, now here's a few notes on 'Kiss Me.'

    -Despite loving FlutterMac (and seriously pushing for MarbleMac to become canon down the line) I've always had a soft spot for CheeriMac. While driving to my new job at five in the morning, I happened to hear 'Kiss Me' by Six Pence None the Richer come on the radio. I've always had secret fondness for the song and I've always wanted to use that emotion to fuel a story. While I listened to the song, I had a vision in my head of Cheerilee and Mac talking on a swing in the midst of a starry night...

    Once I got to work, I opened the old Idea Notebook and jotted down a few lines that I could develop later. Eight hours later, my hand hurt like hell and the story was completed.

    I seem to write my best romances by hand.

    -I love all the flashbacks, but there's something unapologetically cute about the first. I've also always enjoyed romances that have had a long time to build between the participants.

    -The scene involving Mac's breakdown over his mother's death is a direct tribute to SleeplessBrony and his story 'Need.'

    -If you need further proof that this story was writing itself and only using me as a conduit, consider that I had no idea that Mac and Cheerilee were going to... ahem, rekindle their relationship until it happened in the story.

    -As a whole, 'Kiss Me' is by far my favorite romantic story I've written since the first three chapters of 'Morning Glory.'

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    And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...

    The Premise of 'Grogar 2' (Working Title)

    It has been eight years since that awful Hearth’s Warming where the whole of Ponyville’s residents vanished without a trace in the space of a single night. The official story is that a freak blizzard destroyed the town.

    Only four young ponies know the truth.

    After months of therapy and various financial arrangements, three of them agreed to change their stories to go along with the official reports. Diamond Tiara, Sweetie Belle, and Button Mash spent their remaining years as children living comfortably and never far from each other.

    Applebloom steadfastly refused to change her story and thus was hidden away in the Blackwood Home for the Criminally Insane.

    Now students at Fillydelphia University, Diamond Tiara, Sweetie Belle, and Button Mash are trying to figure out what to do over Hearth’s Warming break. On her final trip to the library before it closes for the end of the year, Diamond Tiara makes a surprising discovery; her ancestor, who vanished while searching for the lost city of Tambelon, was the historical inspiration for Snowfall Frost, the redemptive protagonist of the classic ‘a Hearth’s Warming Carol.’ Wanting to learn more, the heiress invites her friends to spend Hearth’s Warming n Trottingham with her distant relatives, the Banks Family, while she continues her research into her family history.

    Once they arrive, however, they find that things are not going well with the Banks Family. They have fallen on hard times and some openly resent Diamond Tiara’s arrival. Only Pence, the youngest son, and Penny, his twin sister, hold out hope that they will get to experience a big family Hearth’s Warming for the first time ever.

    Things are not well between the three friends either. Button Mash is planning on proposing to Sweetie Belle but a secret between Diamond Tiara and himself could jeopardize things.

    As the Hearth’s Warming winds begins to blow, the emotional turmoil in Trottingham calls out to something terrible like the ringing of a great bell. The ancient evil that has waited and watched, at last, now has its chance to finish what it started so many years ago.

    Grogar is coming to town once again.

    And miles away, as though sensing the return of the monster that took everything from her, Applebloom escapes the asylum and heads towards Trottingham herself…

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    So here's where the poll comes in; I can't decide on a title for this bad boy.

    That's where you lot come in.

    If you follow this link here, you can vote for several possible choices. I will close the poll and announce the winner on Halloween night.

    So, I think that's everything.

    Thoughts?

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  • 6w, 1d
    Record Set

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A pair of romantic vignettes about blossoming love, too short for publishing on their own but surprisingly sweet when put together.

In 'Just a Glimpse,' Flash Sentry will endure almost anything to see the princess he pines for, even if it's just the slightest glimpse.

In 'Suddenly, Spikey,' Spike tries to console Rarity after she gets stood up...again. Will his words finally make her see the light?

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This story is a sequel to Morning Glory

Several sweet and romantic drabbles set on one snowy Hearth's Warming Eve in Ponyville.

-'I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,' in which Macintosh and Fluttershy spend their first Hearth's Warming as husband and wife stretched out by the fire. There seems to be something on Fluttershy's mind.

-'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' in which Applejack and Rainbow Dash find themselves snowed in at Fluttershy's old cottage with nothing but each other and a mysterious bottle for company.

-'Santa Baby,' in which Spike seeks to prove to Rarity that Santa Hooves is real... no matter what it takes.

-'I Believe in Santa Hooves,' in which one little filly gets a visit from the pony she misses the most.

Short and sweet, these tales are my gift to all who read my stories.

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19th Dec 2013
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It's traditional to trade gifts with those you love on Hearth's Warming.

Spike wants to prove just how much he loves Rarity.

What follows is a twelve night spiral into madness and Hearth's Warming joy!

Cover Art by the always fantastic Swirling Line.

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11th Dec 2013
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This story is a sequel to Slender

Equestria is ruined. The Slender One's reach cannot be escaped and now the populations of entire cities have disappeared, vanished without a trace.

Even the princesses have left the ponies to their fate.

Big Macintosh returns to Ponyville with a team of like-minded ponies and one goal in his mind; to stop the evil once and for all.

Cover art by Swirling Line, of course.

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31st Oct 2013
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This story is a sequel to Dear Scootaloo

The Cutie Mark Crusaders are growing up. Their days are spent dealing with the usual gamut of problems facing fillies on the cusp of marehood; school, boys, nightmares...

Oh, yes. They've been having the most dreadful nightmares. Nightmares about an old stallion everyone thought was dead. It seems this ghost from their collective past has found a way back and has one thing on his mind; revenge.

Only with the help of a certain Princess of the Night can the three friends become what they need to be to destroy the evil that's haunted them once and for all; CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS DREAM WARRIORS!

A Halloween Epilogue to the 'Dear CMC' Trilogy ('Dear Sweetie Belle', 'Dear Applebloom', 'Dear Scootaloo')

Inspired by the slasher classic 'A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors.'

Cover art by the incomparable Swirling Line

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23rd Oct 2013
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This story is a sequel to Phases of the Moon

No sin can remain buried forever.

Shining Armor believes that his troubles are over; his beloved Cadance is soon to give birth to their first foal and his affair with Princess Luna has cooled off considerably as her own pregnancy enters it's last stages.

Princess Luna is at the end of her rope; Shining Armor still has no idea that he is the father of the foal growing inside her and his clumsy gallantry is making her genuinely fall in love with him.

One elated, the other tormented, the pair of sinners will soon be faced with one of the unquestioned absolutes of the universe...

...what's done in the dark will be brought to the light.

Cover Art by the tremendous Swirling Line.

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26th Aug 2013
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This story is a sequel to Dear Applebloom

Granny Smith passes away and leaves Applejack a strange box in her will. Inside the box is a journal that's been passed down through the Apple Family for generations. The journal contains all the great secrets of the Apples... including a secret transgression that has been kept hidden for close to a century.

It is a secret that will shake Equestria to the very core... and set the eldest Apple daughter on her way to a greater destiny than she could ever imagine.

Amazing Cover-Art by Kaitlyn Warner!

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8th Jul 2013
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This story is a sequel to Morning Glory

The sequel to 'Morning Glory- About Last Night...'

Applejack and Rainbow Dash go on their first date. Was their drunken fling a one night thing, or is there something deeper between them?

Inspired by the song "Can You Read My Mind" by Maureen McGovern from 'Superman.'

Cover-art is (hopefully) a temporary place-holder.

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This story is a sequel to Lost in the Night

"I've always had only one. I've mourned them each in turn... as I will one day mourn you, my brave Captain."

Princess Luna's words have driven Shining Armor mad ever since she first uttered them when their affair began. Who were these past lovers? How did they come to be consorts to the Princess of the Night?

Shining Armor's quest for the answers leads him deep into the bowels Canterlot Castle and into the mysterious Archives of Truth. There, guided by a mysterious librarian called Brother Veritas, Shining Armor will uncover much more than he was ever expecting; hidden histories and origins, ancient conspiracies, and secrets that could very well change Equestria forever.

Special Thanks to DrTechno for the cover art.

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18th May 2013
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This story is a sequel to Morning Glory

While many miles from his home in Ponyville, the only respite Caramel has are his memories and fantasies of a certain pink earth pony.

Will a certain princess of the night be able to lend a helping hoof in reuniting the long-distance lovers?

A follow-up to 'Morning Glory: Just Desserts' inspired by how well received the Pinkie/Caramel pairing was.

First Published
26th Mar 2013
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26th Mar 2013