Dusty Sage

Joined June 2012
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I've been writing online for nearly thirty years.  One of these days I might actually get good at it.

The TwiBrush Tales

  • The Sparkle Chronicles Okay, so the girl of your dreams turns out to be a pony. Now what? by Dusty Sage 18,479 words · 2,307 views · 85 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Second Act To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony. by Dusty Sage 12,307 words · 1,145 views · 45 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Somepony New New home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated. by Dusty Sage 9,156 words · 826 views · 48 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Life That Late He Led The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush. by Dusty Sage 19,101 words · 300 views · 22 likes · 4 dislikes

Latest Stories

  • The Life That Late He LedThe continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush.19,101 words ·300 views ·22 likes ·4 dislikes
  • The way she used to beYou never forget your first crush.10,527 words ·657 views ·47 likes ·0 dislikes
  • Second ActTo be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony.12,307 words ·1,145 views ·45 likes ·8 dislikes
  • Somepony NewNew home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated.9,156 words ·826 views ·48 likes ·2 dislikes
  • Dead Pony FlyingRainbow Dash is scheduled for the Long Black Train, but first she has some flying to do.2,071 words ·780 views ·45 likes ·2 dislikes
  • The Sparkle ChroniclesOkay, so the girl of your dreams turns out to be a pony. Now what?18,479 words ·2,307 views ·85 likes ·6 dislikes

Inspirations I

  • Dreaming with Ponies They say you reap what you sow. As the world turns, one mare finally sees the reward of holding on. by ROBCakeran53 4,732 words · 19,035 views · 903 likes · 25 dislikes
  • Grief When something goes terribly wrong, Twilight begins to blame herself. by LunaUsesCaps 6,465 words · 5,436 views · 475 likes · 32 dislikes
  • For the Love of an Earth Pony You never dreamed of romance. That was until you met her. by AJ 30,214 words · 7,074 views · 329 likes · 30 dislikes
  • Tinkermane Twilight discovers true love in the heart of a steam engineer. by Razorbeam 130,524 words · 5,028 views · 517 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Background Pony "My name's Lyra Heartstrings, but you won't remember anything. Listen to my symphony, for it by shortskirtsandexplosions 432,377 words · 59,021 views · 4,816 likes · 160 dislikes

Inspirations II

  • A Twilight Landing A strange girl has shown up in another strange girl's garage. Together, can they figure out just what is going on? Will they be able to get the strange girl claiming to be Twilight Sparkle home? by MerlosTheMad 236,207 words · 11,698 views · 967 likes · 26 dislikes
  • Chaos Theory Those ponies are going to pay for what they've done, and Discord will be the one delivering the punishment by Harime Nui 4,751 words · 1,327 views · 449 likes · 35 dislikes
  • Colors of the Heart 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. by Azu 191,411 words · 4,434 views · 691 likes · 30 dislikes
  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 105,700 views · 6,583 likes · 139 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 9,910 views · 1,299 likes · 33 dislikes

Inspirations III

  • Austraeoh Rainbow Dash flies east. by Imploding Colon 212,744 words · 13,841 views · 1,209 likes · 43 dislikes
  • Melodious Desideratum You dread the spotlight, but when opportunity arrises, you'll make an exception . . . for her. by Desideratium 55,674 words · 5,624 views · 451 likes · 11 dislikes
  • Inner Demons On her 21st birthday, Twilight reads a prophesy that starts a downward spiral into her own darkness. by SapphireLibra3 148,962 words · 12,085 views · 1,231 likes · 99 dislikes
  • I Would Give to You You move to Ponyville, and a certain mare catches your eye, but are you right for her? by Jet Howitzer 51,178 words · 5,369 views · 576 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Severed Roots 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? by Bad_Seed_72 216,687 words · 1,106 views · 178 likes · 5 dislikes

About the time I started on the fourth TwiBrush story, I also ginned up an unrelated side project, based on a brief scene from The Sparkle Chronicles:

"She's one of three mailmares in Ponyville. She works only part-time because she's raising a foal all alone."

Of course. "Does she make enough for them to live on?"

"I’m afraid not," said Twilight. "The stallion who, er, had his way with her was never heard from again, otherwise he'd be paying foal support. Mayor Mare asked Princess Celestia for assistance, and the Princess set up a small annuity for them. If they find him, they'll collect from him."

Premise:  Suppose we heard from that stallion.  What then?

I have a first chapter nearing completion.  If you'd like a link to the work in progress, drop me a PM.

Dusty Sage · 12 views · Edited 4d, 6h ago · Report

I am the very model of a modern minor generalist

I've been writing online for half my life, taking time out for meals of course, and in all that time, it has never occurred to me that someone might actually want to read something I'd written.

My range of interests may be fairly characterized as a thousand miles wide and about three-eighths of an inch deep.  And if you ever thought it was tricky explaining your devotion to pony to family members -- well, imagine what it's like when all those family members are younger than you are.


#1240279 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fav on Sleepless :twilightsmile:

#1196897 · 8w, 21h ago · · ·

Thanks for the fav, hope you enjoy! If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment

-Falling Backwards

#1176946 · 9w, 5d ago · · ·


It somewhat amazed me; this was my first story over 1000 words since, well, ever.  Glad you liked it.

#1176725 · 9w, 5d ago · · ·

Your welcome man I love anything with Twilight in it but the The Sparkle Chronicles was absolutely amazing.


#1164862 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·

Hiya! :pinkiehappy:

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