The Wandering Bard 28 members · 16 stories
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The Wandering Bard
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Hi, everyone! For those of you waiting for my next story, good news is on the way! The next story in Lyric's saga. Cirque du Poney, is complete. I shall submit it in the morning for approval. Be sure to keep an eye out for it as the day goes on!

Now, I say that this is the next story in Lyric's saga, and this is true. However, it is also the next in the Shadowmancer saga, created by the wonderful and talented Emylia Hawke. Cirque du Poney is the first direct sequel of Emylia's story Night Terrors, starring her OC, Misty Moonrise. A few months back, Emylia sent me a message, asking if she could borrow Lyric for a story. Her asking touched, elated and delighted me, and I gave her my full blessing. After some back and forth messages to help her get into Lyric's head, she produced the first version of the story you saw above. After attempting to submit Night Terrors to Equestria Daily, the story has gone through some revision, but it has become better and better through each incarnation.

As for Cirque du Poney, I came up with the idea after visiting Six Flags with my friends for only the second time in my life! The idea was simple. What if, after everything that had happened in Night Terrors, Lyric invited Misty to a carnival to thank her? And so the story idea was born. I sent Emylia a message, asking if she would allow me to snag Misty for a story, to which she said yes! I was so happy! As the story started to form in my head, I knew it had to be told from Misty's point of view. The story would not come out any other way. Eventually, I also had to include Misty's very special somepony, Cloudy Day. I just could not picture events unfolding without him. And as I wrote, the relatively simple premise led to something a bit deeper, a bit more meaningful. Something that will hopefully make you stop and think, if only for a little while.

So, Emylia, thank you, thank you, thank you again, both for wanting to include Lyric in Night Terrors, and for allowing me to borrow Misty and Cloudy for Cirque du Poney. Thank you also for being my collaborator on the story, for helping me with research, and for asking me to be a collaborator on your Shadowmancer series. I look forward to working with you on it. :twilightsmile:

And thank you to all of you who have enjoyed all of my and Lyric's contributions into the world. It means so much to us, and we are both so, so grateful.

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Sounds like a cool idea! I'll make sure to keep an eye out for it. :twilightsmile:

I'm so close to releasing my own fic now too. Just need that cover art :derpderp2:

But yay! More Lyric stories!

The Wandering Bard
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:twilightsmile: Thank you also for being such a great friend.

The Wandering Bard
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Thanks, Kestrel! But please check out Emylia's stories as well if you haven't already. They are all wonderful!

Have you found an artist who will do your cover art yet?

And yes! Hooray for more stories indeed! :pinkiehappy:

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Yup. I've just gotten into contact with her and I think we're almost done discussing it. So now I just have to wait and pay.

The Wandering Bard
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Awesome! That's great news!

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And I've finished my second writing of it. Now it's even better.

The Wandering Bard
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Woooo! Go you! I can't wait to see it when you post. :pinkiehappy:

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Oh! I can treat you with the working descriptions I have now if you'd like.

The Wandering Bard
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Please! That would be lovely!

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