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  • Monday
    About that self-insert business

    There's apparently a new term for it: "transcribed aspirational self-narrative".

    Still kinda looks like Mary Sue, though.

    1 comments · 13 views
  • 2w, 12h
    There are always numbers

    So I tried out knighty's new stats suite, and I'm not sure which surprised me more: having had 21,750 chapter reads, or being in the top 3000 (barely) in follower count.  Neither of these is a world-beater, exactly, but I still suffer from How Can Anyone Bear To Read This Stuff? Syndrome.

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  • 2w, 4d
    The weather outside is frightful

    The major disadvantage of the lack of pegasi out here on the plain is that we're basically stuck with what the air masses in the sky end up doing, and what they're doing at the moment is giving me 50-mph winds and rain approximately the velocity of an automated car wash, albeit without any of that Anti-Spotting Rinse stuff.    (Well, that and the tragedy of leading a pony-less existence, as I did for the first 57 years of my life.)

    If you don't hear from me for a rather long while, assume I've been spun into orbit by the whirling winds.

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  • 3w, 4d

    So I'd come up with an oh-so-clever plot twist, so to speak, and started pouring it out onto the screen.

    If that's all I'd done, I might have gotten away with it.  But no, I had to go back and look it over just once more, and discovered it had more holes than the Albert Hall.

    If I seem quieter than usual, it's because I'm trying to find some way out of it without making it look like I had to find some way out of it.

    0 comments · 16 views
  • 5w, 1d
    In for a pound

    Actually, several pounds, based on the current exchange rate.

    I have reserved a seat for the one and only showing (in this gedunk town of, um, 1.3 million) of Rainbow Rocks.  The dollar off I get for being Incredibly Old exactly balances the convenience fee for ordering online.

    Of course, what I really want to know is whether they'll bring Flash Sentry back.

    Update, after the show:  Maybe a hair too much fanservice, but on the whole, a decided improvement over the first EqG film, and ample justification for continuing the series.  Empty seats were conspicuous by their absence.   I really don't think Harkins expected this thing to sell out.

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  • ...

Nopony knows very much about the afterlife, and all Rainbow Dash knows is that she wants to fly just one more time.

(Cover art commissioned from Jada.)

First Published
20th Aug 2012
Last Modified
20th Aug 2012
#1 · 114w, 4d ago · · ·

hmm, interesting. I like

#2 · 114w, 4d ago · · ·

Is good!  Last fic I read had 200 thumbs-up, and was not as good as this one.  I also recommend How to do a Sonic Rainboom by bookplayer.

#3 · 114w, 4d ago · · ·

Very sweet. I love it. I love a good end-of-life fic that isn't sad. (That one that Bad Horse mentioned non-withstanding.)

Liked, faved, and I'll keep an eye out for more from you. :ajsmug:

#4 · 114w, 4d ago · · ·

Hm. Seems very coincidental that I start watching you, then you drop a serious story of this caliber - am I lucky? Or is it for a more sinister reason... I mean, Bookplayer and Bad Horse being here too? Wow. On a totally different tangent, ever watched the anime "Night on the Galactic Railroad"? Just do it - you'll get the relevance.

Mulder and Skully wish they would be so worthy!

I implore that you write more for us, Dusty! I'll give you my favorite yo-yo! Just think about it!

#5 · 114w, 4d ago · · ·


I was trying to avoid all but the slightest traces of Sad.  Which explains, I suppose, why it begins after the service.  I think I was reasonably successful.

#7 · 114w, 3d ago · · ·

Short and sweet.  Scoots finally gets a chance to show her stuff (even if there is mechanical assistance). :scootangel:

Rainbow Dash is off to a better place.:rainbowlaugh:

(I got my Internet connection back at home, thanks to replacing a damaged junction box outside):derpyderp2:

Life is good!:pinkiehappy:

#8 · 114w, 2d ago · · ·

This piece of fiction made me feel things I cannot simply put into words.

This is a masterpiece, I only can only hope to measure up to you, Dusty. Cheers! :pinkiehappy:

#9 · 114w, 2d ago · · ·

Two  :pinkiehappy:  in two consecutive comments.  High praise indeed.

Considering I wasn't sure I had even one story in me, I'm surprised to find there was room for a second.

#10 · 114w, 11h ago · · ·

This is here mostly to remind myself to look at this stuff once in a while.

#11 · 109w, 5d ago · · ·

Very nice.

#12 · 109w, 5d ago · · ·


Thanks.  I am perhaps inordinately fond of this story, which is the only one I've written that didn't involve several hours of soul-searching: it just flowed from the start and I was lucky enough to catch the best parts.

#13 · 109w, 3d ago · · ·

You have my approval.

#14 · 109w, 2d ago · · ·


I am honored.  :twilightsmile:

#15 · 98w, 4d ago · · ·

I sent this through I Write Like, which tells me that I write -- in this instance, anyway -- like Anne Rice.  Izzatso?

#16 · 98w, 3d ago · · ·


#17 · 79w, 5d ago · · ·

Just re-read this. Forgot to comment the first time, so I will now. This was very well done. Good execution, and an even greater concept. You really nailed down Dash's character into a nice literary package. I think this'll be my feature fic of the week on my page. More people should read this one.

#18 · 79w, 5d ago · · ·


Thanks.  I had some doubts about it originally -- the theology, if such it be, is vague, and who ships Applejack with Pinkie Pie? -- but everything seemed to come out all right.

#19 · 67w, 3d ago · · ·

I think I've seen you around places. Let's have a look-see.

There's a bit of confusion in the beginning regarding Dash's speech - her usual informality is cut with odd bits of formality, like how the beef in pies is cut with chicken. It makes for a bit of wobbly reading at first.

There's not a lot in the way of scenery, and by that I mean next to nothing. While the tone and style allows you to get away with it, just a little bit more would have helped give ground to the events occurring - though then again a third of the story is blue monologue, which I suppose doesn't need background per se. Just making a note of it - scenery sets scenes.

This fic treads the delicate line between being infodumped headcanon and being interesting. Dash's voice was done well, and you didn't go too heavy on the headcanon - you stayed true to the story, which worked to your favour.

Style and editing were good. The lack of facial expressions and body language is waived given the tone and atmosphere; it's interesting how that is so.

All in all, it's a short little scenario done well. Have a like, and keep writing.

#20 · 67w, 2d ago · · ·


Thanks for the review.  I have a long way to go before I get good at this, but at least I think I'm heading in the right direction.

#21 · 66w, 4d ago · · ·

Speaking of reviews, Not Worthy has deemed this little tale deserving of attention, putting me in some august company indeed.

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