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Sunset didn't understand the big deal about spring in the human world. It wasn't any more magical than spring in Equestria, it just required less help to get going. Humans, however, considered it the season of rebirth, and while she didn't understand it she could at least accept it.

Thankfully, Rarity was patient enough to explain it to her.

Written for Oroboro's Changing Seasons shipping contest.

9/9/2017: Now with cover art designed by the very generous Novel-Idea! Thank you so much!

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Being able to see possible futures makes Minuette's life pretty easy. Being able to roll back time when something goes wrong makes life even easier.

Both powers should make asking Sunset Shimmer out on a date the easiest thing ever.

She shouldn't have tried on a Tuesday.

Edited by the great Nomad_Sigma!

Cover art by Novel-Idea!

Original art found here!

Written for Jake the Army Guy's Horse Words Extravaganza!

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There's a problem at the Pie Quarry. One that Sunset Shimmer is uniquely equipped to handle.

Dealing with magic is easy. Dealing with cute quiet girls is too, but to solve this one, Sunset is going to need to dig deep. Real deep.

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Getting rejected by Sunset seems like a pretty good reason for Twilight to hole herself up in her room for three days. But when Rarity comes asking for help to develop a website for Carousel Boutique, Twilight can't ignore a friend.

Both of them may find they have something to learn about rejection, how to deal with it, and if a friendship really can become something more intimate.

An entry in Monochromatic's "Interwoven Colors" contest.
Cover art by Novel-Idea.

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New student Lemon Hearts has come to Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns to begin again. Thanks to a kind stallion named Green Fields, and the careful tutelage of Sunset Shimmer, Lemon Hearts is going to do what no first-year student has done before.

She’s going to be a Princess.
Historian’s Note:
Set in Novel Idea’s Wavelengths timeline, wherein the Sonic Rainboom didn’t happen, the events of Little Truths occur eighteen months before The Alchemy of Chemistry, during Sunset Shimmer’s third year.
Cast: Lemon Hearts, Sunset Shimmer, Green Fields
Guest Stars: Raspberry Tart, Dean Silver Slate, Minuette, and Twinkleshine
Third-Place Finisher for FanOfMostEverything’s Imposing Sovereigns contest!
Featured on EQD on April 11th, 2017!

Cover art by Novel Idea
Sunset Shimmer art by Karzahnii
Beta Reader Credits
Novel Idea, who inspired both entry and submission
Beltorn, who waited patiently
Little Tinker, who could give ninja lessons

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I don’t know why I’m writing this. I don’t know if anypony will ever read it, or if there is anypony left who could ever read it. Some might see it as a way to keep my sanity in this place, but that implies that I have any sanity left to lose. I’m not so sure about that right now. I’m not sure about anything anymore.

My name is Sunset Shimmer, and I am the Princess of Equestria.

Cover art put together by Novel Idea, who writes a way better Sunset Shimmer AU than me. Now go read his Wavelength series.

Written for FOME's "Imposing Sovereigns" Contest.

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A jaded detective investigating a bizarre multiple foalnapping uncovers a dangerous fugitive. To bring the culprit down and rescue the foals, she'll have to brave the dizzying heights of the magitech corporations, race the dawn, and stop the rebirth of a fallen dynasty.

Is there any kindness remaining in this brave, new Equestria?
Winner of the Twilight Sparkle award for Everfree Northwest's Scribblefest 2017.
Editing and Pre-Reader Credits
Novel Idea, who is the reason I'm here.
Beltorn, who knows what he did.
Little Tinker, who brings unique perspective
Furled Scroll, who has my eternal thanks
The Bearsong Pack, for their patience and understanding
Cover art by Droakir
Find him here!

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The last day of school has all but come and gone. Rainbow and the others have left to prepare the holidays with their families, leaving Sunset all by herself. Ready to spend another Christmas alone, Sunset exits CHS only to be greeted by a familiar face. Someone that comes bearing a gift Sunset never thought she'd receive.

In fact, it might just be the most important gift of Sunset's life.

This story was featured on the front page of FiMFiction on the 25th of December, rising to 1st on the feature box on the 26th of December.

Cover art is done by baekgup

Cover edit (adding the words and editing so it look like a story cover) gifted to me on Christmas by Novel Idea

Edit (26/12/2016): In my haste to get this ready by Christmas, I neglected to mention that Warming A Hearth in Another World by Flutterpriest was one of the inspirations behind this tale. I always try to give credits where they're due but this one slipped through the cracks, sorry!

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There were five of them.

Ponies of extraordinary ability and unfaltering faith. In the name of Celestia, they performed feats that bordered on the impossible and crossed into the absurd. They called themselves knights, brothers and sisters sworn to the light. Their enemies called them butchers, merciless terrors that would stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Their stories called them heroes, a bright ray of hope in a troubled time.

Their goddess called them mad.

Set a few years after the banishment of Nightmare Moon.
Inspired by, but unrelated to, the song Celestial Berserkers by Jyc Row, Francis Vace, and IbeConCept
Cover Design by Novel Idea

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The Cutie Mark Crusaders have gotten pretty good at helping ponies find and understand their cutie marks. They could even be considered experts on the subject.

A cutie mark that's vanished might prove a bit trickier.

Apple Bloom knows of a few things that could remove a cutie mark, but she'll have to dig deep to find the cause of this strange phenomenon, and help a poor filly get her destiny back.

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