Upcoming Projects

In approximate priority order.

LAST UPDATE: 2014/10/02

Yamgoth commission[/url] - Status: IN PROGRESS, 2000 words written. (last written: 10/2)

Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder [Dark] [Adventure] [AU] - Status: CHAPTER IN PROGRESS, 2000 words written. (last written: 8/4)

The Case of the Cowled Changelings [Mystery] - 5800 words written - Status: EDITING. (last written: 7/1)

Thou Goddess annotations - Status: UNSTARTED.

The Sun Birds [Adventure] - 750 words written - Status: NEEDS MAJOR EXPANSION. (last written: 6/22)

Haylander: The Longest Night [Adventure] [Crossover] - 20k words - Status: BACKBURNERED? (last written: 8/7)

Hitchhikers Chapter 7 - 1.5k words written - Status: BACKBURNERED (last written: 8/2013)

Haylander: Origins [Adventure] [Crossover] - 11k words - Status: ON HIATUS (waiting for H:TLN)

Anthologies Also Containing My Words

I Write Things

  • T Daring Do and the Curse of Ahuizotl

    Another subterranean temple. Another priceless magical artifact. Daring has fought Ahuizotl for the fate of the world before … but this time, she's learned who killed her father, and only one of them is going to walk away.  · horizon
    1,337 words · 457 views  ·  70  ·  2
  • T The 18th Brewmare of Bluey Napoleon

    In his influential analysis of the coup d'etat that would become known as the Rutting Revolution, Curly Marks wrote that history repeats itself — "the first time as tragedy, the second time as Prince Blueblood."  · horizon
    8,913 words · 1,299 views  ·  168  ·  4
  • T Never The Final Word

    An open anthology of brief continuations of other authors' stories.  · horizon
    8,004 words · 773 views  ·  99  ·  3
  • E Thou Goddess

    Scansion wakes up to find beautiful poems he doesn't remember writing. Is the lonely goddess of the night reaching out to him in the only way she can, or is he chasing shadows?  · horizon
    5,174 words · 2,622 views  ·  438  ·  11
  • T Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder

    Twilight Sparkle is stuck in a time loop amid a changeling invasion. This time, she's not the only one whose day is repeating.  · horizon
    69,515 words · 5,474 views  ·  930  ·  28
  • T Horizontal Lines

    Stories and poems too short for individual publication.  · horizon
    7,615 words · 463 views  ·  67  ·  0
  • T Melt

    Long ago, at the top of the world, Love ruled a magnificent frozen empire. Then the sun rose, and darkness fell. (Based on T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.")  · horizon
    1,173 words · 705 views  ·  67  ·  2
  • E Fugue State

    When a barrage of musical numbers hits Ponyville, Lyra's fear of their mind-altering properties strains her relationship with Bon Bon to its breaking point.  · horizon
    7,097 words · 2,642 views  ·  343  ·  4
  • T My Harshwhinnial

    Medal Pector'al Biathlon Lula Whinny is an ALICORN, not a troll, ok? So this is an ALICORN fic like "My Immortal" but less goffik. also sports  · horizon
    12,608 words · 822 views  ·  68  ·  63 · sex
  • E The Lotus Eaters

    Ponies return from visits to a world without their greatest regret.  · horizon
    3,010 words · 1,381 views  ·  150  ·  2
  • T Princess Luna Picks Up Hitchhikers

    And learns important life lessons, somewhere in between everything going wrong.  · horizon
    15,254 words · 2,023 views  ·  260  ·  3
  • E No Regrets

    A story about two alicorn sisters who love each other, and the worst decision they never made.  · horizon
    6,929 words · 4,262 views  ·  291  ·  8

More About Me

The fantastic colors of the liminal.  The eternal dream of the elsewhere.  A hoof ever in both worlds.

When not in Equestria, known as Baxil, suburban dragon.

I'm one of the curators of the Royal Canterlot Library, spotlighting the fandom's best stories.  I write in Scrivener and recommend it highly.  If you've studied Anglo-Saxon I'd like your help.  


WALL OF EGOBOO

"Horizon, like Ray Bradbury in 'The October Country,' has a knack for writing things that are sweet, funny, and creepy-sad at the same time." – Bad Horse

"The first thing I thought upon reading Hitchhikers was that the gods of ponyfiction … had smiled upon me." – Ezn

"[No Regrets] is incredibly well done." – Daetrin

"Horizon rewriting 'My Immortal' is, unironically, a better story than things appearing in the feature box." – Bradel

"You're the best kind of bastard." – Eakin

"Note to self:  Do not read really good ponyfic right before trying to post some of your own.  Invariably crises of comparison will result." –Skywriter, on Hard Reset 2

"[Thou Goddess] is ultra-romantic writing at its finest, wickedly clever, perfectly written, with a beautiful measure of desperation." –Soge


FURTHER PONY READING

I'm a regular participant in the Writeoff Association competitions, and you can often read (early and rough versions of) my upcoming works there.

Back in 2012, most of my writing time went into Dark Side Of The Moon, a MLP/D&D forum-based game I ran to completion.  It got literary.  

My favorite moments players contributed to game: We learn how Daylight Savings Time nearly restarted the Celestial War … Luna goes undercover for a day (a major inspiration for Hitchhikers) … Gemini Star fights a dragon and her doubts … Luna has a breakdown … Flare Star quits the Guard to serve justice.


FURTHER NON-PONY READING

If you can't wait for me to scribble more ponyfic, I've written several hundred thousand words (in short stories and novellas) set in The Tomorrowlands Universe, an alternate Earth in which the sudden (re)appearance of mythical creatures and magic sent history into a screaming left turn ca. 1996.  Start with:

Dangerous Waters [Slice-of-Life] (7,375 words) - In search of a therianthrope homeland that doesn't exist, the New Atlantis Project has decided to take the next logical step: Make one. This article follows the crew of the MV Discovery on one of their expeditions to test the feasibility of raising a new island in the South Pacific.

Change Of Mind [Tragedy] (7,600 words) -  An idealistic and driven mage, Alethea, has just hit the jackpot: a spell that lets people consciously modify the behaviors that are causing problems in their life. But once those problems start to follow her home, she has to figure out if she's really prepared to accept the price she's paying to change the world for the better.

Dinosaur Gods [Slice-of-Life] (5,600 words) - It's just another day at work for a tour guide at New Atlantis' foremost museum — until one of his guests starts smiling at the 65-million-year-old statue known as the Atacama Dragon. Nobody smiles at the Atacama — adults go silent at its aura of ineffable importance, and kids find it a boring hunk of rock …

Stories You Haven't Read But Should (Short Form)

  • To Endure Every immortal has her first love. And every immortal has her first loss. by Shamus_Aran 7,351 words · 1,314 views · 62 likes · 1 dislikes
  • The Canterlot Embassy An eccentric team of political operatives must race to prevent a war between technology and magic. by Guesswork 16,183 words · 2,005 views · 135 likes · 8 dislikes
  • The Equestrian Spring Nine months was all it took for one earth pony to put Princess Celestia on the defensive. by Chocolate Milk 25,005 words · 1,376 views · 81 likes · 4 dislikes
  • What If Socks Didn't Work Orally? Twilight Sparkle forgets to take her medicine one day and pursues a hazardous quest of holistic introspection. Milk, socks, griffin cuisine and toilet humor are contemplated. by Fiddlebottoms 4,591 words · 1,649 views · 129 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Erase and Rewind Two ponies, equally but uniquely flawed, must decide if they have enough wits between them to cobble together a stable family. A story about trust, loss, severe neurological disorder, and ice cream. by DuncanR 11,118 words · 1,086 views · 155 likes · 2 dislikes

Stories You Haven't Read But Should (Long Form)

  • These City Walls A series of mysterious circumstances leads the Canterlot Police to discover a plot as old as time. by KitsuneRisu 137,257 words · 899 views · 62 likes · 2 dislikes
  • fyre-flye The crew of Sereinity travels the fringes of the 'verse, salvaging and trying to avoid feds. by uhrora 55,057 words · 1,082 views · 66 likes · 2 dislikes
Oct
15th
2014

Are you following Chuckfinley?  If not, why not?

His latest post on the different ways one can grow as a writer is (he said understatedly) highly thought-provoking. Go for the post, stay for the discussion in the comments section, with other insightful folks like Bad Horse and Titanium Dragon offering dissenting views.  Just watching the debate will raise your author IQ by five points.

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Comments

#1475690 · 8h, 54m ago · · ·

>>1475664

How rude. Suggesting that I am not a majestic helicoprion? I can't believe you.

#1475664 · 9h, 4m ago · · ·

>>1474643 You're quite clearly Sunset Shimmer wearing a Santa hat. Unless... are you a shape shifter too? :rainbowderp:

#1475659 · 9h, 5m ago · · ·

Horizon! Obsolescence unsurprisingly rejected Quite Probably the Worst Three Stories I've Ever Written, Which I Hope You Downvote Excessively, Because, Really, They Stink That Much, And I'm Sorry For All the Creatures Whom I Inflicted Them Upon. Please Don't Unfollow Me., because

Much of this story's content is considered meta, in that it makes reference to Fimfiction users/stories/events. I don't actually know how you'd be able to remove all of the offending content, given how deeply it seems to be ingrained in the stories, but if you can find a way to manage it, feel free to do so and resubmit.

Since for some odd reason I want this flaming pile of excrement to actually get published on fimfiction, (Am I really that desperate to not break my "publishing something every month" streak? Yes, yes I am.) I have to either change stuff or show that it's not meta. One of these steps involves you. So, do you have documentation that you do in fact have an OC named Horizon Changéling? I seem to recall an I.D. Card floating around? Maybe a short bio? And as long as I'm at it, may I include a cameo of Her Professionalism Ms. Harshwhinnycorn?

Thanks and have a great day! :pinkiehappy:

#1474643 · 1d, 4h ago · 1 · ·

>>1474636

If you're not a changeling, I'm not a majestic helicoprion.

#1474636 · 1d, 4h ago · · ·

>>1474614

On the contrary, this Post-It note that I stuck on my shiny equine carapace clearly indicates that I'm not.

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