Hello, Dear Reader.
Observe: I wrote a thing!
It's about this tiny horse jerk and her tiny horse problems:
Yes, as I mused in my last journal entry, I indeed entered EQD's More Most Dangerous Game Contest.
Lemmie tell ya, this story gave me a run for my money. This is the biggest word count I've written in this amount of time. 1300 in one week (and since I write my rough drafts in a notebook, I pretty much rewrite it again when I type it, so arguably, 2600). Usually this workload is spread out over a month and frankly, I'm amazed I managed it. I'm a first timer for a contest of any sort, and it's all quite exciting/terrifying. How I'll be able to wait for the results, I have no idea.
My Little Dashie was an easy choice for a prompt. Of all of them, I think it has the most potential to go in all sorts of directions because there are so many different stories involved in raising a kid, especially an otherworldly kid.
Celestia's right at the end of that story. Rainbow Dash got lucky. She got really lucky. They both did.
Countless things could have gone wrong and honestly, I credit Dash coming out as well as she did to circumstance and convenience. I mean, Dash just happens to come across someone who's single with no nosy relatives or friends. He just happens to be fully willing to raise a small horse child and just happens to know what she is because he just so happens to be a Brony and thus, totally prepared for the type of pony she is/will be. Protagonist Dad has the kind of head start most parents dream of. And even then, cooped up all alone for like two decades with no interaction besides her human dad, Rainbow came out amazingly well adjusted.
In a nutshell, the premise of Diamond and a Tether is this:
Rainbow Dash and Protagonist Dad have luck and foresight on their side.
Diamond Tiara and Lucy Burdock do not.
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