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Dusty Sage

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

Latest Stories

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 · 2,589 views · 91 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Second Act To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony. by Dusty Sage 12,307 words · 1,282 views · 49 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Somepony New New home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated. by Dusty Sage 9,156 words · 948 views · 50 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Life That Late He Led The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush. by Dusty Sage 23,157 words · 378 views · 23 likes · 4 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 · 20,244 views · 931 likes · 28 dislikes
  • Grief When something goes terribly wrong, Twilight begins to blame herself. by LunaUsesCaps 6,465 words · 5,751 views · 478 likes · 33 dislikes
  • For the Love of an Earth Pony You never dreamed of romance. That was until you met her. by AJ 30,214 words · 8,274 views · 368 likes · 32 dislikes
  • Tinkermane Twilight discovers true love in the heart of a steam engineer. by Razorbeam 130,524 words · 5,697 views · 532 likes · 17 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 · 65,785 views · 5,186 likes · 175 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 236,356 words · 21,404 views · 1,050 likes · 29 dislikes
  • Chaos Theory Those ponies are going to pay for what they've done, and Discord will be the one delivering the punishment by Seven81493 4,753 words · 1,821 views · 452 likes · 34 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 · 4,932 views · 725 likes · 31 dislikes
  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 111,609 views · 7,085 likes · 153 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 10,762 views · 1,345 likes · 34 dislikes

Inspirations III

  • Austraeoh Rainbow Dash flies east. by Imploding Colon 212,744 words · 16,672 views · 1,354 likes · 48 dislikes
  • Melodious Desideratum You dread the spotlight, but when opportunity arrises, you'll make an exception . . . for her. by Desideratium 55,674 words · 6,148 views · 468 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 · 13,258 views · 1,280 likes · 111 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 · 5,765 views · 584 likes · 18 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 · 1,212 views · 194 likes · 5 dislikes

Since I started The Life That Late He Led, I've always had one thing in mind: he lives that life, and then it ends, and Twilight resumes her life as best she can.  The trick was finding a good reason for that life to end, other than, well, that's what life does, most of the time.

And so it shall, though obviously not right away.  There will be no fifth story to the trilogy.   (Having a fourth was questionable; I have neither the style nor the imagination of the late Douglas Adams, and besides "tetralogy" sounds funny.)  

Dusty Sage · 11 views · Report · Story: The Life That Late He Led

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.

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#144 · 12w, 26m ago · · ·

I have a new blog up, if you wanted to check it out.

#143 · 14w, 3d ago · · ·

Thanks for the watch! :pinkiehappy:

#142 · 17w, 3d ago · · ·


Don't worry, I remember you as well as your comments on my first story. I am glad that you have an interest in my stories. Ill be sure not to disappoint.:twilightsmile:

#141 · 17w, 3d ago · · ·


I am hopeful.  (I'm also following Guardian of the Pure Elements of Harmony.)

#140 · 17w, 3d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fave! Tell me how ya think when its done!:moustache:

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