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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.


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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 · 2,673 views · 94 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Second Act To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony. by Dusty Sage 12,307 words · 1,324 views · 52 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Somepony New New home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated. by Dusty Sage 9,156 words · 995 views · 53 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Life That Late He Led The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush. by Dusty Sage 23,157 words · 424 views · 26 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 · 20,502 views · 936 likes · 29 dislikes
  • Grief When something goes terribly wrong, Twilight begins to blame herself. by LunaUsesCaps 6,465 words · 5,827 views · 480 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 · 8,517 views · 375 likes · 35 dislikes
  • Tinkermane Twilight discovers true love in the heart of a steam engineer. by Razorbeam 130,524 words · 5,814 views · 536 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 · 67,420 views · 5,264 likes · 182 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 · 21,638 views · 1,067 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 · 1,891 views · 453 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 · 5,042 views · 729 likes · 31 dislikes
  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 113,031 views · 7,196 likes · 154 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 10,968 views · 1,360 likes · 35 dislikes

Inspirations III

  • Austraeoh Rainbow Dash flies east. by Imploding Colon 212,744 words · 17,941 views · 1,455 likes · 52 dislikes
  • Melodious Desideratum You dread the spotlight, but when opportunity arrises, you'll make an exception . . . for her. by Desideratium 55,674 words · 6,259 views · 475 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 · 13,528 views · 1,283 likes · 115 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 · 5,856 views · 588 likes · 18 dislikes
  • Severed Roots Third 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 · 1,267 views · 200 likes · 5 dislikes
Apr
18th
2015

One interesting occurrence this week: a reader came through, slogged through all four of the TwiBrush Tales, upthumbed the lot, and left a comment on the first of them to the effect that the purely arbitrary calendar which I had conjured up didn't make a great deal of sense to him.

Which is only fair, since it didn't make a great deal of sense to me, and I'm the one (so far) failing to justify it.  There are, I suspect, rather a lot of things in these tales, and perhaps in some other ones, that perhaps don't ring entirely true.  I would blame this on my tendency to operate as a self-contained unit: I have genuine, recognizable copy-editor skills, but tweaking somepony else's words inhabits a wholly different world from trying to tame one's own.   (No rational editor would have permitted that last sentence.)

Dusty Sage · 7 views · Report · Story: The Sparkle Chronicles

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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#146 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1694639

How are you feeling?  Although "still with us" is promising enough, I think.

#145 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

Hi. :pinkiesad2:

#144 · 20w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#143 · 23w, 6h ago · · ·

Thanks for the watch! :pinkiehappy:

#142 · 26w, 6h ago · · ·

>>1483670

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:

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