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Void Chicken


I wrote a horse story once.


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As seen on Equestria Daily.

The desert is a hard place to grow up when you love nothing more than the rain. Unfortunately, learning to be a pegasus in a town of unicorns and earth ponies is the least of one foal’s concerns. For Stormy Nights, trying to fit in the world isn't just a challenge—it's daily life.

Thanks to Silicas and everyone else who helped preread.

Cover art courtesy of Voodoo-Tiki

First Published
20th Mar 2012
Last Modified
8th Apr 2012
#1 · 143w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

First comment!

*ahem*

Stormy here was actually written back in the gap between MLP seasons 1 and 2, and posted to a small community with good reception, so I'm reposting it here for a wider audience.

Feel free to give feedback!

#2 · 143w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

hmmm looks good ill try it

#3 · 143w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

ooohhhh i like it *tracking* :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 143w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

WOOT! Yes! it's finally up! Nice job Void Chicken (Butterknife), it was worth the wait to see the art up here.  

Stormy and Strawberry look awesome!:twilightsmile:

-Silverness

#5 · 143w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I'm not sure exactly what aspect of this story makes me love it so much. Maybe it's the simplicity of the writing, the delightful anecdotes like 'Stormy vs. The Lever', or just that it's the sweet story of an innocent child facing hardships with a smile, like we all once did. Whatever it is, I love this story and I've only read 1 chapter. Absolutely sublime from start to finish, please keep updating!

#6 · 143w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

:rainbowwild: OMIGAWD! this story is just...so...beautiful, I love the character development and sprinklers! but yesh I am DYING to see another chapter, I don't often comment on stories but yours is one of the special ones.

#7 · 143w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Aww, thanks for the nice words, guys. And upvotes :raritywink:

#8 · 143w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Love it man, keep them chapters comin'.

#9 · 143w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Liking this story, if I ever do begin to write stories myself I'll be sure to note this story as a source of inspiration

And while I'm thinking about it

"I just don't know what went wrong' *zap* :derpytongue2:

#10 · 143w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Beautiful! Keep 'em comin'!

#11 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

The only question i might have, is how Stormy was born to two unicorns, or what i presume is two unicorns

But other than that, i love this story :D

#12 · 143w, 4h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

And that's all. Sorry if you were expecting something longer; giant epics aren't really my strong suit.

But don't untrack just yet! In a day or two I'll be making a blog post / author note about this little pony, so if there's anything you would like clarified, pipe up.

Edit: Here it is!

#13 · 143w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>369607

So on the site where this was originally posted, there were comments about Stormy Nights 2. Is that gonna be posted here too?

#14 · 143w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>369692

Yup, eventually. But do me a favor and don't discuss details. I want to keep it a surprise for those who haven't read.

#15 · 143w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>369711

Of course! I loved this story so much, keep up the great work!

#16 · 143w, 9m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>369711

stormy nights, TWO?

Now I'm excited :D

#17 · 143w, 8m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Btw, how is she a Pegasus? :P

#18 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Love. This. Story! :pinkiehappy: :rainbowkiss:

#19 · 142w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh, noooo! I'm always so frustrated when people (ponies) catch just enough of an idea to take it the wrong way. Then logic doesn't help. You've got magic, Stormy! Just not the kind you're thinking of.

#20 · 142w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>370395

Pony genetics I'd guess, consider the cake twins.

#21 · 142w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

This story was great and and an inspirational story of overcoming your fears and learning to love yourself.

Stormy's introduction was great and didn't feel abrupt,

I got to learn a bit about her and get a good sense of her personality.

Reading your blog post also confirmed the suspicion of mine. Both parents were unicorns and I could tell something wasn't right.

Although I didn't really get the sense that the dad was actually mad at the mom. I just labeled it more as a person that wasn't meant to be a father.

Still, the story was great and I cant wait for Stormy Nights 2! :pinkiehappy:

Congrats on getting featured in EqD!

#22 · 142w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>385333

Actually i found out through the guys blog on here,

Illegitimate child :P

#23 · 142w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Ooh, cut off mid-sentence.  That's never a good sign.  :twilightoops:

#24 · 142w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

:heart: I read a fair bit here on fim and I have to say this has to be in my top 3 stories to date, it's a interesting take with a genuinely 'real' feel too it. This gives it a depth I enjoy reading in a story, and I'd like to take ma hat off to ya :ajsmug:

#25 · 142w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Great story well thought out and relatable  

*fanboy-squees* I mean :twilightsheepish: ahem...*trots off all manly like*

Hello

This is the first story that i have read.

I haven't started part two yet.

But this story is amazing,I will follow this till the end. :heart:

I thank you for taking the time to write these.

#28 · 140w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>363374 It has been canonized recently that ponies can have foals of a different type based on deeper ancestry. Maybe you haven't seen that ep yet or have since, but just commenting since this seems to be a common question. :twilightsheepish:

#29 · 140w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

I get such a chill every time a pony gets a cutie mark. :pinkiehappy:

>>439779

He actually answered the question in a blog,

Her mother cheated on whats-his-name

:3

THIS CHAPTER MY GOD

SO MUCH NEW STORY SHIT

MY BRAIN IS MELTING OUT OF MY EARS

#32 · 140w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Don't be such a baby, feathers grow back... don't they?

I'm still wondering why this fic doesn't have any more views :pinkiegasp:  I must help you get more views :pinkiehappy:

#35 · 132w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Well done.

I applaude you.

#36 · 119w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>363374>>439779

For what it's worth, here's my take on the issue.  Warning, it's pretty deep.  Nerds only need apply.

Pony Genetics GDoc

Very polished, very interesting, very good. I absolutely love your style and this story and cannot wait to read the rest of this great series! :heart:

#38 · 115w, 18h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Interesting start.  Seems like pegasi are practically foreign to that region.  

So I decided to read it now-ish after all.

All in all? I approve. Good concept, nice imagination spots for Stormy, and an entertaining read. I also always enjoy seeing descriptions/depictions of non-unicorn magic. Gotta spread the magic love around.

For me, it felt like there some places where things happened just a little too quickly. But that could just be personal preference. It's probably a better problem to have than overstaying your welcome, anyway.

I'll be sticking the sequel on my read list.

#40 · 115w, 10h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>1236512

My hat is off to that piece of work.  

The story is coming along at an interesting rate, and the characters are done well.  

#41 · 105w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

So wait. The trick was to aim lightning around her friend?

:applejackconfused:

I love your Stormy OC, and I'm digging your writing style! :twilightsmile:

#43 · 103w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

great way to start!! the start excites me to continue moving on:rainbowdetermined2:

#44 · 102w, 23h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I get the sense that Sterling never got over wanting a unicorn. I'm not too impressed with how hard Vanilla's trying, either; Stormy's room could at least not be filled with reminders of the things her parents can do that she can't. And I don't think either of her parents knows much about pegasi in general, let alone how to raise them; I get the sense neither even knew pegasi had magic, for example. Sure, books are expensive, but surely they could afford one book on parenting foals of unexpected races?

#45 · 102w, 23h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

If I ever meet Sterling, I'm grabbing something heavy and threatening to break his horn off with it. See how he likes it.

#46 · 102w, 23h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>1787920 No, it was to aim lightning around herself. No mean feat, considering air is about a billion times as resistive as skin (to the best of my ability to estimate) and blood conducts far better than either of them.

#47 · 1w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

characters-AWESOME

story-AMAZING

author- I WORSHIP

sequel-Is there one?

if not- when willl there be one?

never mind found it

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