Current Works In Progress
**Word Counts/Other Info Updated When Applicable**
Severed Roots — Chapter 25, 26, 27 (Completion)
Projected Release Date: By 12/25/2013
Elegy Of Emptiness
(Octavia and Vinyl Scratch friendship story)
Current Word Count: 3,318 (Incomplete)
Projected Completion Date: 12/15/2013
Sweet Apple Anthology: 7/24 chapters edited
Submitted to EqD
A Night On Deck: No response yet, second submission (one strike)
There are many axoims in Equestria. "Go with the grain." "Count your blessings." "Strive to be happy with what you have."
And, though left unsaid, the most important one of all: "Know your place."
Although Flash Sentry loves Twilight, she can never know of his love. She can never return the feelings. It wouldn't be proper. After all, social order is more important than fulfilling one's own wishes.
Alternate Universe tag is due to the existence of a caste system in this story. Please keep that in mind as you read.
Rated Teen for mild violence and thematic elements.More Less
Far in the West, out in the frontier, Babs Seed and Apple Bloom have found an adventurous, satisfying life. Business at their bar is booming and supporting Sweet Apple Acres, ending Applejack's economic woes (for the time being). Babs has reunited with her father and the savior of her foalhood, Turner. North of no-pony's land, Citrus, Libra, and Braeburn are thriving in Appleloosa, though tensions between the locals and an influx of emigrants threaten to shatter peace in the tiny town.
Far in the East, in the belly of the beast, the once-glorious city of Manehatten has collapsed into a haze of unimaginable chaos and depravity at the hooves of its King. A King whose chessboard is rapidly expanding and whose Knights march to conquer and annex in the name of their Master.
When East and West clash at last, who will be left standing?
Coverart by the awesome artist Lulubell.
Rated Teen for strong violence, language, and darker elements.More Less
After a tiring day at work, Carrot Top trudges home. As usual, her cross-eyed roommate, Derpy Hooves, has emptied the fridge. Nothing out of the ordinary.
However, when Derpy comes down with a case of incessant itching and what's colloquially known as "the herp walk," Carrot's day is about to become... not so ordinary.
Inspired by an episode of "2 Broke Girls". (Accordingly, Derpy is analogous to Caroline. Go figure.)
Rated Teen for some language and raunchy humor. Sex tag is for sexual references in dialogue. Also, herpes.More Less
What Spike saw in the doorway of King Sombra's crystal palace hasn't left his mind. The fear of Twilight abandoning him haunts him through recurrent nightmares. Anxiety taunts him when he's at his most vulnerable, reminding him of all his failures, all his inadequacies, all his wounds.
One night, this fear and anxiety manifests itself in a full-blown nightmare, dragging Spike face-to-face with his greatest fear. What if Twilight never needed Spike in the first place?
Takes place right after the Season Three opener (before Episode Three).
Rated Teen for some dark elements.More Less
Raindrops isn't the most popular pegasus. Most ponies don't like getting caught in the rain, no matter how much she loves creating it.
However, there is one mare who does. After all, what rose can bloom without a little rain?
During a particularly strong storm, Raindrops meets the mare she's been waiting for.
Thanks to Skeeter The Lurker for pre-reading!
Rated Everyone.More Less
Tangled Roots Trilogy (In Progress)
The CMC know that Babs Seed was bullied in Manehatten, but how bad could things really have been?
First sequel to Tangled Roots. After Babs Seed moves to Sweet Apple Acres, seven years of lessons about friendship, love, and family shape her into the mare she ultimately becomes.
Third and final installment in the "Tangled Roots" timeline. When our heroes of the West and our villains in the East clash at last, who will be left standing?
Stories About Ponies Are Stories About People
Applejack and Rarity finally admit their feelings for each other, but at one of the worst possible times. Can their love survive the distance?
Flash Sentry loves Twilight from afar. She can never know of his love. She could never return it. The two could never be. Such is the order—the way things are supposed to be.
One night aboard a cruise ship, Noteworthy recounts his journey from musical prodigy to traveling musician to an unexpected fan. In the end, he learns what "freedom" truly means.
Recurrent nightmares and newfound anxiety make Spike come face-to-face with his greatest fear. What if Twilight never needed him in the first place?
When asked to write an essay on his hero for a school assignment, Rumble writes about the only pony he can think of who's deserving of the title: the stallion who's loved, protected, and cared for him the most.
Bad Seed's Underappreciated Story Directory!
Dark Stuff You Should Read
Adventure Stuff You Should Read
Romantic Stuff You Should Read
After an horrifically awful day, a young Manehattan painter somehow finds herself on the wrong end of the law. With no experience of life outside the big city and a secret she is ashamed of, she is forced to flee to a town completely foreign to her.
Tangled Roots Trilogy Art
"I'm still heeya, aren't I?"
Sweet Apple Anthology
"Babs Seed was where she was supposed to be, the way she was supposed to be."
"After all, Bernie Madhoof may as well have been a ghost..."
All pieces courtesy of the amazing artist Lulubell.
Thanks to the awesome Steamlined for this adorable vector!
Thanks to my awesome friend Loopy Legend for this wonderful gift!
Not necessarily related to the series, but a huge thanks to the awesome TheVClaw for this adorable gift!