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 · 2,175 views · 82 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Second Act To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony. by Dusty Sage 12,307 words · 1,087 views · 42 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Somepony New New home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated. by Dusty Sage 9,156 words · 791 views · 46 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Life That Late He Led The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush. by Dusty Sage 16,859 words · 240 views · 18 likes · 4 dislikes

Latest Stories

  • The Life That Late He LedThe continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush.16,859 words ·240 views ·18 likes ·4 dislikes
  • The way she used to beYou never forget your first crush.10,527 words ·568 views ·44 likes ·0 dislikes
  • Second ActTo be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony.12,307 words ·1,087 views ·42 likes ·8 dislikes
  • Somepony NewNew home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated.9,156 words ·791 views ·46 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 ·729 views ·43 likes ·2 dislikes
  • The Sparkle ChroniclesOkay, so the girl of your dreams turns out to be a pony. Now what?18,479 words ·2,175 views ·82 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 · 18,382 views · 880 likes · 22 dislikes
  • Grief When something goes terribly wrong, Twilight begins to blame herself. by LunaUsesCaps 6,465 words · 5,308 views · 472 likes · 32 dislikes
  • For the Love of an Earth Pony You never dreamed of romance. That was until you met her. by AJ 30,212 words · 6,447 views · 307 likes · 28 dislikes
  • Tinkermane Twilight discovers true love in the heart of a steam engineer. by Razorbeam 130,524 words · 4,800 views · 507 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 · 55,765 views · 4,618 likes · 145 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 236,215 words · 9,093 views · 931 likes · 25 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 · 1,083 views · 444 likes · 31 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 · 4,236 views · 676 likes · 30 dislikes
  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 101,822 views · 6,259 likes · 138 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 8,930 views · 1,234 likes · 31 dislikes

Inspirations III

  • Austraeoh Rainbow Dash flies east. by Imploding Colon 212,744 words · 12,281 views · 1,115 likes · 38 dislikes
  • Melodious Desideratum You dread the spotlight, but when opportunity arrises, you'll make an exception . . . for her. by Desideratium 55,674 words · 5,367 views · 440 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 · 11,592 views · 1,209 likes · 97 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 · 5,161 views · 572 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_72 216,686 words · 1,002 views · 160 likes · 5 dislikes

I seem to be closing in on 1,000 favourites.  This should not surprise me, really -- I've read probably close to 2,000 stories, and since I have a tendency not to read things that look like I won't like them, I would expect a relatively high number of stars -- but it still seems like quite a lot for only two years here.  (And no, I don't favourite my own stuff; I can barely persuade myself to thumb it up.)

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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.


#1112707 · 5d, 9h ago · · ·

Things ain't never easy in Ponyton. But we're sure glad you've decided to come along for the ride. We can always use an extra gun around here, and your support is more than welcome.

Thanks for the favourite, pardner, and don't forget - Finding Harmony always takes a bit more than just dumb luck and hard steel.

- KR

Fig A: The Banana. The official fruit of the Wild West.

#1074274 · 3w, 5d ago · · ·


A very wise observation indeed.

#1072982 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

Greetings! Do you like muffins? (Very likely; almost everypony does!)

And another thing that almost everypony likes; Followers! Yay!

Have a virtual muffin and a follower for you, dear sir or lady :moustache: Feel free to return it, or not.

Oh, and never forget the good part of life; Have fun! :twilightsmile:

#1063745 · 4w, 4d ago · · ·


Works for me.

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