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Loving husband and proud daddy of two girls

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  • 98 weeks
    The Darkening isn't Dead, I Swear!

    So, I know I haven't really done anything here in nearly two years, but I just wanted to tell anyone who may still care that I haven't given up on The Darkening yet. The truth is, I've been in a bit of a funk since before posting chapter 7. My depression came back, harder than it has in over a decade, and with it came the old feelings of failure. Every time I sat down to write, this little

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  • 199 weeks
    The Darkening: Chapter 7

    Finally, it's done! This chapter gave me a lot of grief. I wrote the Twilight section over a dozen times easily, and honestly, I nearly gave up at one point. But I didn't, and thanks to a comment from my newer pre-reader, Zodiacspear, it turned out even better than I'd hoped. So look for chapter 7 to be posted next Wednesday around

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  • 212 weeks
    The Darkening: Chapter 6

    Chapter 6 is ready to go and will be posted next Wednesday. Chapter 7 has really given me a lot of trouble, but I think I've finally just about worked it out, and I'm hoping the next portion of it will come along much quicker. Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays, and I also hope you'll look forward to chapter 6 after checking out the excerpt after the page break.

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  • 225 weeks
    The Darkening: Chapter Five

    All right! Chapter five is done and ready to go, and chapter 6 is just about ready to enter its editing stage. I've been getting a bit more free time so work on this has been coming along pretty well. Anyway, you can find the excerpt for chapter five after the page break, and watch for it to come up next Wednesday! Now I'm off to start working on chapter 7!

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  • 236 weeks
    The Darkening: Chapter 4

    I swear, I've never felt so much like life itself is trying to stop me from doing something. My computer and car died in the same week! My work got crazy and I've been working a lot of overtime, and between that and my girls being off school, I've had literally zero personal time to get anything done! On the plus side, I've been reading the Harry Potter series with my oldest

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Dec
28th
2017

The Darkening (Chap 2) · 4:08pm Dec 28th, 2017

Hello all! I hope you've been enjoying the holiday season. Things have been great here on my end, and I now wish to present to you an excerpt from chapter 2. Chapter 2 will be published on Wednesday (Jan 3rd), I hope you enjoy it. Catch the excerpt after the break, and have a Happy New Year!





Big McIntosh had come to terms with Apple Bloom's fate and moved on, and Spike had suggested that she should as well, but that just wasn't possible.  She had been caring for her little sister since she herself was a little filly, and Apple Bloom an infant.  Even after she had become old enough to start helping Big Mac with running the farm and Granny Smith took over raising Apple Bloom, Applejack had still felt responsible for her little sister and had fretted often.

She vividly remembered lying awake in bed worrying herself sick on the night before Apple Bloom's first day of school, and her anxiety over her first sleepover with her friends at Rarity's.  But clearer still, she remembered walking into her parents' room and staring at the brand new foal in her beaming mother's hooves, and the sense of wonderment she had felt as the infant's eyes had traveled to hers and locked on, as if she somehow already knew who she was.

But now, that precious little filly was a monster, a grotesque perversion of the pony she was meant to be.  She didn't know Applejack from Chancellor Puddinghead, and certainly didn't remember any of their old life together.  Apple Bloom was suffering, and it was Applejack's obligation to end it.

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Comments ( 2 )

Very excited! Can’t wait! :rainbowdetermined2:

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