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  • T The way she used to be

    You never forget your first crush.
    10,527 words · 742 views  ·  49  ·  0
  • T The Sparkle Chronicles

    Okay, so the girl of your dreams turns out to be a pony. Now what?
    18,479 words · 2,432 views  ·  87  ·  6 · sex
  • T Dead Pony Flying

    Rainbow Dash is scheduled for the Long Black Train, but first she has some flying to do.
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  • T Second Act

    To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony.
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  • T The Life That Late He Led

    The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush.
    20,751 words · 339 views  ·  22  ·  4 · sex

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  • 1w, 22h
    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.

    1 comments · 15 views
  • 1w, 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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  • 2w, 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 · 15 views
  • 4w, 2d
    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.

    4 comments · 34 views
  • 6w, 21h
    This ought to be interesting

    About a year ago, I posted a note on Facebook that contained links to all my stories here.  It received one like, so I know at least one person saw it.

    I was in One Of Those Moods this evening, so for the sheer Tartarus of it I posted the first paragraph of The Sparkle Chronicles and sat back to see what would happen.  The likes rolled in, along with "When can I read the rest of it?"  We shall see what (if anything) comes of this.

    9 comments · 47 views
  • ...

He left behind everything he had and everything he had known for the pony of his dreams; but the course of true love never did run smooth.

(This is the third story in the TwiBrush series, which began with The Sparkle Chronicles and continued with Second Act.  Cover art by *Spectty.)

First Published
4th Sep 2012
Last Modified
22nd Sep 2012
#1 · 111w, 3d ago · · · Debut ·

D'awwwwwwwwwwww so cute:rainbowkiss:

#2 · 111w, 3d ago · · · Debut ·

Yay Dusty! Very heartfelt - excellent poetry too!

I love it. Crazy romantic foolery, all of it. It's adorable.

I'm sort of jealous, having only dreamed about feeling that kind of passionate love.

#3 · 111w, 3d ago · · · Debut ·

I claim no credit for the song.  (See the last chapter for who deserves it.)

This was basically motivated by "Buck it, I'm gonna write a romance."   I suspect not everypony will be delighted, but so goes life.

#4 · 111w, 3d ago · · · Debut ·

My body is ready.

#5 · 111w, 3d ago · · · Debut ·


I don't even dream about it anymore.  (And as Fran Lebowitz noted, if your fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies, so I have an excuse for closing off that area.)

#6 · 111w, 2d ago · · · Debut ·

I love the cattiness between the others. Just enough innuendo to realize that they are adults but not enough to be nasty or mean or raunchy. Looks to be a fun ride.

#7 · 111w, 1d ago · · · Debut ·


That ensemble stuff was fun.  (And let's face it, you always wanted Fluttershy to deliver The Zinger, right?)

I keep looking at Chapter 2, which winds it up, and I keep finding things to throw in (or, in a couple of cases, to throw out).  I was going to put it up tonight, but thought better of it.   :facehoof:

#8 · 111w, 1d ago · · · Debut ·

Speaking of Fluttershy delivering the zinger:

It's one of those "wait for it..." moments.:pinkiehappy:

Take your time, we'll be here.

#9 · 111w, 1d ago · · · Debut ·


Holy Celestia, there's a bad pun near the very beginning of Chapter 2.  Maybe I need to rewrite some more.

#10 · 111w, 20h ago · · · Debut ·

And having rewritten some more, I'm thinking there's going to be a Chapter 3.  Once I get 2 cleaned up, anyway.

#11 · 110w, 18h ago · · · Delight ·

Any more sequels for this series? Because I'm totally digging it, and it would also be kind of nice to maybe see what happened in between this and "The Sparkle Chronicles". You obviously don't have to feel obligated just because one of your fans requested it, but it'd be nice. My only complaint with both of these stories is that, in my opinion, they were too short. After I finished each of these stories, I found myself wanting more, because I hadn't gotten my fill, but there wasn't any more to read. But again, I love the stories, and I really hope you do some more with them. Also, my idea of showing the events that happened between the two comes from the game "Halo 3: ODST", haha.

#12 · 110w, 13h ago · · · Delight ·


I honestly don't know.  I swore I wouldn't come back to this series -- and yet I came back to this series.  Brush seems a good match for Twi in at least one regard: they're never going to give each other the silent treatment.  Let's just say that I don't have anything planned Right This Minute.

#13 · 110w, 12h ago · · · Debacle ·

This is a damn fine story, Dusty. I really appreciate the dialog between Twilight and Brush. It's crisp and real - commendable.

I'm jealous and proud of you at the same time.


#14 · 110w, 12h ago · · · Delight ·

I do believe that the future is unwritten, and fandom clearly states that leaving readers wanton lends to bad karma!

I should know - I just made that up.


#15 · 110w, 10h ago · · · Delight ·


It's not so obvious here, but in the previous story, it seemed pretty clear to me that these two would never have gotten together except for the fact that they can and will talk to each other, without a whole lot of worry about what is and what is not pertinent, and without dancing around inconvenient facts.  So many couples founder on "We never talk anymore."   These ponies, however, will evidently yak about anything.  If I may borrow a paragraph from bookplayer:

So to convince me that there's a real relationship here that I should root for, I need to see at least one conversation about: Sports, food, books, what somepony did that day (non-romantic), plans (non-romantic), other ponies (not related to the relationship), gardening, music, clothing, or pretty much anything other than feelings, romantic plans, romantic desires, or something that symbolizes The Relationship in the minds of the readers/characters.

I'd already written this story by the time she put that up, but I understand her point.  I think.

#16 · 108w, 6d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·

About a week after I finished the story, this one silly scene popped into my head.  I kicked it around for a while, decided it wasn't going anywhere and it wasn't growing into its own story, so it's here now as Chapter 4.  My apologies to anypony who might have thought Chapter 3 had the perfect ending.

#17 · 108w, 6d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·

That ending... pfffft.  Good show sir.

#18 · 108w, 6d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·


I really didn't think anypony thought that ending was perfect, but I felt it necessary to cover my flanks, so to speak.  :duck:

#19 · 108w, 2d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·


it would also be kind of nice to maybe see what happened in between this and "The Sparkle Chronicles"

I am actually starting to think about filling in that space.  (Who'd have thought this would have turned into a series?)  Of course, inevitably we'd end up with one of those dreaded HiE stories, at least until he who becomes Brush is packed off to the operating room, but such is life.

#20 · 106w, 2d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·


You obviously don't have to feel obligated just because one of your fans requested it, but it'd be nice.

More than just one, it turns out.  And the aforementioned dreaded HiE story is now on its way to the moderators.

Update, later: Passed with considerable speed -- thank you, mods -- and Chapter 1 is at hoof.

#21 · 100w, 16h ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·

Having just read through this little trilogy in chronological story order, I'll say it transitions nicely.

Pretty decent overall, as well.:moustache:

#22 · 100w, 9h ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·


It would have been easier if I had had enough sense to write it that way, but it's too late now.

#23 · 73w, 3d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·

Since this ends the trilogy, I may as well mention that I plan to use that word at least as carelessly as the late Douglas Adams.

Which means: yes, these two lovebirds will return.  I actually put out the first chapter once, was struck by the response -- nopony had so much as a kind word for it, let alone an upturned thumb -- so I pulled it back for some reworking.

#24 · 67w, 4d ago · · · Epilogue: Domestic Bliss ·

For those on tenterhooks waiting for more TwiBrush, there's a couple of chapters of something called The Life That Late He Led, now playing somewhere on this very site.

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