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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#993217 · 9w, 2d ago · · ·

Don't give up!  As long as you're willing to write fic, we're willing to read it!  Please don't end what is shipping up to be a beautiful story!

....I said shipping didn't I. :twilightblush:

#991800 · 9w, 3d ago · · ·

Wow, you must be a master of the necromantic arts to bring that one back. I will be eagerly awaiting this stories return if that is what this blog post is hinting at.

#991620 · 9w, 3d ago · · ·

>>898593 Holy shit you are delivering :pinkiegasp:

The excitement, it hurts! :raritydespair:

#974641 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·

Hey! I really wanted to thank you for making "On a Cross and Arrow"!

I really loved that story! And it's sequel too!

#901951 · 16w, 1d ago · 1 · ·


Well, that's certainly something, let's see where that takes us.

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