Short thingy, inspired by a comment from Derpibooru.


Sunset Shimmer was by no means a morning person. The alarm went off, and her hoof shot out to silence it, only to fall a bit short. She wound up having to drag herself out from under the covers to finally silence the device. And by then, her blood had already oxygenated the rest of her body. No point in going back to bed now.

She rolled out of bed and landed on all four hooves, raising one to rub an eye as she hobbled into the bathroom. It briefly dawned on her that the cabinets were unusually tall, but didn't think much of it as she reared up, inspecting her reflection. First duties first, her horn lit up and retrieved her toothpaste and toothbrush.

Brushing her teeth always managed to wake her up further, and that would be followed shortly by a shower. As she continued however, she got the nagging feeling that something was amiss, though she couldn't for the life of her realize what it was. Once she'd gargled and spat, she took another moment to study herself in the mirror, her horn still glowing green as she put her supplies away.

... a horn's glow that she hadn't seen since...

She then realized that the clothing she was wearing, was oddly baggy and ill-fitting. Her hoof had been short of the alarm this morning, where she'd hit it perfectly the day before. And she didn't remember having to rear up onto strangely-tall cabinets, because they were a perfect height last night.

The world hadn't gotten bigger. She had gotten smaller.

She was back to normal.

While still in the Human World.

It finally kicked in. She took in a deep breath as she recognized her own face, and quickly dashed out of the bathroom, back to her bedroom. She rooted about the covers, turned stacks of laundry upside down, looking for something that explained why she had turned back into her old form here. But no items or trinkets turned up, and her horn did not react to anything present in the room.

She sat on her haunches on the floor, a haunted look in her face as she finally spoke to herself. "Okay... good news. I'm a pony again. Bad news. Still in technicolor monkey land... where they're liable to dissect me... think Shimmer THINK..."

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#121 · 9w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

I will swim an ocean of lava, fight 10 Devils, shoot myself in the groin, and punch Death in the face for On a Whisper of Wind to be continued.

#120 · 20w, 21h ago · · ·

Connor, I love your work on On a cross and arrow and On a whisper of wind. Please continue this story. Please listen to Pinkamina vs Butchershy. I really want you to finish this. I want to know what Trixie's gonna do. Is she going to confront Twilight, or is she going to attempt the spell herself, and find Presto? Please do something. :-)

#119 · 20w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1862020 Ah, so that's why he's disappeared.

Not wanting to do AUs then, I'm guessing.

#118 · 23w, 4d ago · 3 · ·


Conner has been discouraged by the show itself to stop working on "On a Whisper of Wind", mainly because the addition of Shining Armor messes up the dinamic between Twilight Sparkle and Dusk Shine, seeing how he envisioned that they see in each other the brother/sister that they never had.

Then Shining Armor comes to the picture, and that interaction loses ground, since Twilight has a big brother and by logic, Dusk has a big sister (Gleaming Shield).

It basically shatered Conner's headcanon. He could re-work the scene to at least aknowledge the existence of the older sibling, but doing so would then remove strenght from Twilight's and Dusk's resolution to finally trust each other after they spent the majority of "On a Cross and Arrow" trying to escape/capture each other.

He can always say that Shining Armor (and Gleaming Shield) doesn't exist in this continuity. And he can get away with it, because he has the "Alternate Universe" tag on this story; and he also explains how realities can be extremely similar to each other safe for one detail. For example: Two alternate Equestrias where the population between the two dimensions are the same, except for their gender.

He can easily say that Shining Armor and Gleaming Shield don't exist in this series. And there, writer's block over.

Conner, if you happen to read this comment, be sure that I haven't lost faith in this series. One of the MLP Fanfic Classics.

#117 · 26w, 15h ago · · ·

Who are you to wave your finger...

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