Favourite sweet

  • The King of Carrot Flowers The so-called Slender Pony exists in the minds of most as a murderous beast. (Fluttershy-centric.) by ShadowBoxingKing 1,890 words · 1,697 views · 126 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Thou Goddess Scansion wakes up to find beautiful poems he doesn't remember writing. Is the lonely goddess of the night reaching out to him in the only way she can, or is he chasing shadows? by horizon 5,174 words · 3,377 views · 490 likes · 12 dislikes
  • Whom the Princesses Would Destroy... Behind the scenes of a perfectly normal visit to Canterlot lies chaos. Also, custard. by GhostOfHeraclitus 19,758 words · 28,369 views · 2,315 likes · 33 dislikes
  • The Best Night Ever Grand Galloping Gala meets Groundhog Day time-loop by Capn_Chryssalid 53,935 words · 43,092 views · 4,082 likes · 61 dislikes
  • Princess Celestia Hates Tea Seriously, a lot. by Skywriter 8,536 words · 44,377 views · 4,055 likes · 61 dislikes

Favorite savory

  • Eternal Princess Celestia and Twilight Sparkle's bond is tested by miscommunication and guilt. by device heretic 159,827 words · 28,092 views · 2,596 likes · 60 dislikes
  • Biblical Monsters "Put your boots on," Adams said. "There's a biblical monster in my house." by Horse Voice 10,946 words · 12,842 views · 1,534 likes · 152 dislikes
  • 'Destiny' and Other Lies Told to Foals Twilight wakes in the middle of the night, haunted by a terrifying dream—one that's not so hard to see coming true. by Sunchaser 10,644 words · 4,545 views · 570 likes · 20 dislikes
  • The Arbitrage of Moments When you have so little, and another has so much, it’s easy to justify theft. The more precious the commodity, the easier it is to tell yourself you need it more than they do. And what is more precious than time? by GaPJaxie 12,168 words · 2,597 views · 312 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Kaleidoscope Somepony struggles to remember their childhood. But something's wrong... by TheVulpineHero1 3,085 words · 1,634 views · 204 likes · 3 dislikes

Featured on Equestria Daily

  • Moving On Celestia has taken on a new private student, and Twilight must find something to be other than the Faithful Student. But how? by Bad Horse 9,259 words · 3,164 views · 429 likes · 24 dislikes
  • Sisters Stories about two sisters who are best friends, and rulers of Equestria by Bad Horse 6,514 words · 14,525 views · 1,354 likes · 19 dislikes
  • Mortality Report Celestia writes a report to her queen about what she's learned from living among mortals. by Bad Horse 4,322 words · 19,635 views · 1,560 likes · 29 dislikes
  • Long Distance It's a long way from Canterlot to Ponyville, even for magic. by Bad Horse 3,704 words · 2,998 views · 167 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The Saga of Dark Demon King Ravenblood Nightblade, Interior Design Alicorn Should the incredibly powerful new alicorn pursue his destiny as savior of Equestria, or his love of interior design? by Bad Horse 4,940 words · 11,047 views · 846 likes · 35 dislikes

Other stories I'm not entirely ashamed of

  • The Magician and the Detective Has Holmes met his match, in either sense, in the travelling showpony Trixie? by Bad Horse 14,788 words · 6,248 views · 345 likes · 9 dislikes
  • The Twilight Zone 20. It's a trap! And Twilight knows it. But her opponent knows that she knows it. But she knows that Twilight knows that she knows that Twilight knows it. by Bad Horse 15,114 words · 5,095 views · 502 likes · 22 dislikes
  • Friends, With Occasional Magic The magic of friendship is showing people the good in themselves. Sometimes, with ponies. by Bad Horse 2,857 words · 913 views · 81 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Fluttershy's Night Out Fluttershy would like to be a tree. But she doesn't want to be an animal. by Bad Horse 7,920 words · 12,727 views · 538 likes · 19 dislikes
  • Twenty Minutes Would you risk your life to save a stranger? What if you could only save her for twenty minutes? by Bad Horse 3,344 words · 3,379 views · 185 likes · 6 dislikes

Index librorum prohibitorum

  • T The Mailmare

    The Equestrian Postal Carrier's Hoofbook lists three circumstances under which mail service may be suspended. The end of the world is not one of them.  · Bad Horse
    11,959 words · 1,539 views  ·  249  ·  3
  • T Old friends

    Philomena is reborn after she dies. Ponies are reborn before they die. Kind of. A little. It's hard for a phoenix to understand.  · Bad Horse
    1,582 words · 1,989 views  ·  296  ·  9
  • T Ἐλπίς

    Equestria is gone. But Celestia still has work to do. The Road lies ahead of her, and at its end—the most difficult decision of her life. Again. 2nd place in the "History Repeats" write-off.  · Bad Horse
    2,566 words · 2,012 views  ·  245  ·  15 · gore
  • T Keepers

    Berry Punch made a mistake, and now she has a problem. A little problem that could grow into a big problem. But as her artist friend Happy shows her, not all mistakes need fixing.  · Bad Horse
    1,197 words · 773 views  ·  114  ·  3 · sex
  • T Bad Horse's Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Young Colts and Fillies

    Bad Horse retells bedtime stories to teach foals the real facts of life.  · Bad Horse
    6,006 words · 2,397 views  ·  364  ·  8
  • E Experience

    Celestia is thousands of years old, and has experienced almost everything the world has to offer. But there's one ordinary thing she's never experienced.  · Bad Horse
    1,289 words · 4,747 views  ·  705  ·  15
  • T Moments

    Practice makes perfect. And Princess Twilight wants everything to be perfect. Especially the end of the world.  · Bad Horse
    8,269 words · 3,271 views  ·  457  ·  26
  • E Happy Ending

    After seeing the destiny of the son he is to have with Rarity, Blueblood tries to change the future for the better.  · Bad Horse
    3,827 words · 3,153 views  ·  250  ·  23
  • T All the Pretty Pony Princesses

    ...or, "Magical Mystery Cure" if it had been written by Joss Whedon.  · Bad Horse
    1,926 words · 1,532 views  ·  80  ·  24 · sex
  • E Alicorn Cider

    Big Mac is a farmer, always has been a farmer, and always will be a farmer... right?  · Bad Horse
    2,246 words · 7,609 views  ·  369  ·  24
  • E Long Distance

    It's a long way from Canterlot to Ponyville, even for magic.  · Bad Horse
    3,704 words · 2,998 views  ·  167  ·  7
  • E Moving On

    Celestia has taken on a new private student, and Twilight must find something to be other than the Faithful Student. But how?  · Bad Horse
    9,259 words · 3,164 views  ·  429  ·  24
  • E The Corpse Bride

    Fluttershy's love has kept Equestria safe from Discord ... till death do them part. But what happens after that?  · Bad Horse
    2,765 words · 4,822 views  ·  261  ·  16
  • E Trust

    Celestia teaches Trixie a lesson about trust.  · Bad Horse
    1,435 words · 4,636 views  ·  291  ·  18
  • T Fluttershy's Night Out

    Fluttershy would like to be a tree. But she doesn't want to be an animal.  · Bad Horse
    7,920 words · 12,727 views  ·  538  ·  19 · sex

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#287 · 5d, 3h ago · · ·

>>1989252 It's funny--there are hundreds of books on how to start writing, but I don't like any of them very much. Most of them aren't bad, but they each see only a part of the picture.  Maybe the best thing is to get a subscription to Writer's Digest.

#286 · 1w, 18h ago · · ·

Do you have any recommendations on guides for writing that a simpleton like me can easily understand? I'm not a good learner, and most of the stuff I've found on my own is way above my pay grade.

#285 · 1w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1986660 I think I'd either say that

A. stories don't need a theme, but they're more interesting if they do, or

B. any story that we can care about has a theme, even if it's a very simple one like "evil empires should get overthrown".

#284 · 1w, 2d ago · · ·

From an analyitical perspective, why does a story need a theme or message to be a story? Or does it?

#283 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·


Told ya Burning Man Brony was good :B Ever read anything else involving a guy going to a presumably fun event with the intention of dying? I dunno about you, but I find it darkly amusing, with a tinge of grimacingly cringy sadness. Err... maybe it should be the other way around? It was a delightfully uncomfortable read ^_^

Sparkle ponies sound splendid in a "I want to get the hell away from you but you look really pretty" kind of sense.

Aw dammit. I haven't read The Detective and the Magician yet. It ain't helpful that it's kinda a long fic, and I do have that aversion to that kind of time investment, but it's also about Sherlock Holmes, and I ain't familiar with him like at all :/

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