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Limestone Pie is more than a little annoyed to discover a budding archaeologist wants to try her luck at their rock farm, but nevertheless takes it upon herself to look after the kid. And to make sure she stays the hell away from Holder's Boulder.


Entry for Writeoff FiM Short Story Round, Event 87. Prompt: The Other Side.

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Archeology is a young mare's game. At least, the kind of high-stakes, blood-pounding, death-defying archeology popularized by Daring Do's novelized versions of her adventures. Still, even the more mundane variety is often a grueling laborious task, one best suited for young and limber bodies.

The question then, is how do you know when you're no longer young enough for it?

And, moreover, what will happen to your work when you stop?


Written for the Original Pairings Group's Speed Writing Contest.

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Ponies stopped believing in Santa Hooves after they did the math: flying around the whole world delivering presents in a single night is impossible.

But Petunia Paleo's cutie mark isn't for math; it's for digging up old things, like the legend of Santa Hooves. Inspired by what she sees, she does something nopony has in ages: she writes him a letter.

With Petunia's belief granting him a new lease on life, Santa sees a chance to become part of the holidays again. There's just one great big huge problem with what Petunia asked for...


This story appeared in the December 2017 Writeoff, "Here at the End of all Things." Cover art by Arifproject. Featured on Equestria Daily 15Mar.2018! :pinkiegasp:

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Smolder might have stayed in Ponyville out of solidarity with Gallus, but that didn't make the winter any more enjoyable for her. Indeed, if what she just saw is any indication, it's going to be horrifying.

She's right. Just not for the reason she expects.

Originally written for No Raisin as part of Jinglemas 2018.

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This story is a sequel to Impossible Numbers' Flashfic Anthology, Volume Five


Trixie tries teaching non-magical magic to Starlight Glimmer. She hits a stumbling block.

Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Prompt: "Crossing Over"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/324773/closed-flashfic-150-july-2017-prompt-crossing-over#comment/6018326


Protector of the ponies, Princess Celestia reaches a boiling point in more ways than one.

Genres: Drama, Dark
Prompt: "The Boiling Point"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/328025/closed-flashfic-150-august-2017-prompt-the-boiling-point#comment/6045119


Clover the Clever is brought before the throne to answer charges of high treason.

Genres: Drama, Historical
Prompt: "Before the Throne"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/331958/closed-flashfic-150-september-2017-prompt-before-the-throne#comment/6092563


In the land of Ammonia, where the dead are honoured more than the living, Pharaoh's son has other ideas.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Historical
Prompt: "The Generous and the Dead"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/335734/closed-flashfic-150-october-2017-prompt-the-generous-and-the-dead#comment/6137061


Mr Waddle watches the light grow darker and darker, hoping it never goes out.

Genre: Slice of Life
Prompt: "Logan's Run"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/339715/closed-flashfic-150-november-2017-logans-run-not-a-prompt-as-such#comment/6198843


Petunia Paleo might be too young to understand what drives her. That she is driven, there is no doubt.

Genre: Slice of Life
Prompt: "Through the Ages"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/343165/closed-flashfic-150-december-2017-through-the-ages#comment/6224847


Discord shows Pinkie Pie his secret, and then has some surprising news for her ears only.

Genre: Slice of Life
Prompt: "Laughter, Both Old and New"
Original Source: https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212112/flashfic/thread/346709/flashfic-150-january-2018-laughter-both-old-and-new#comment/6289050


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Sometimes young Petunia Paleo's dreams seem impossible.

Good thing dreams are Princess Luna's specialty.


This story was expanded from its original appearance as a finalist in the December 2016 Writeoff, "Has That Always Been There?" Cover art assembled from here and here. Featured on FimFiction 26Dec.2018-28Dec.2018! :heart: Featured on Equestria Daily 4Jan.2019! :pinkiegasp: Also featured by the Royal Canterlot Library! :yay:

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This story is a sequel to Birthday Blues


Minty's well-known for extravagant Hearth's Warming parties. Now that she's on Earth, she's celebrating Christmas by going all out.

Additional tags: Razzaroo, Surprise, Kimono

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This story is a sequel to Car Wash


Coconut Cream started working a new job in Philadelphia at Gustave Le Grande's Filly Cheesesteaks, and I just 'volunteered' to drive Toola Roola to Philadelphia to see her best friend. Me and my big mouth.

At least I like cheesesteaks...


A sequel to Car Wash, though this is a stand-alone and it's not necessary to read that story first to enjoy this one.

Written for Admiral Biscuit's challenge/request for more slice of life fics featuring ponies working on Earth:

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/869870/story-notes-labor-day-plus-a-challenge-to-readers

Additional tags: Gustave Le Grande, Tag-A-Long, Rainbow Harmony, Spur, & Tornado Bolt

Pre-read/edited by Admiral Biscuit

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Petunia Paleo was alone at home. For the first time in her young life, she was being granted this privilege by her parents, to take care of herself for an entire evening. And this newfound freedom meant watching a horror movie on TV and reading horror stories in the world wide web all night, of course.
Because what else would a filly do once the watchful eyes of her parents are gone for a night?
But in this night, Petunia should also learn where young fillies like her aren't supposed to look.


A Petunia Paleo horror story for Nightmare Night. Tagged "Alternate Universe" for a different look of Petunia's house and the existence of the Internet in Equestria.

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Rainbow Dash wants to go big. Applejack just wants to go home. And Petunia Paleo wants to dig up dinosaur bones. It's the palaeontological find of the century... but will it send Rainbow and AJ's relationship into a tailspin?

A post-Season 9 AppleDash story, written for the AppleDash group's Sixth AppleDash Contest, "Go Big or Go Home".

Contains: AppleDash


7.8/10 (Boop Worthy!), My Little Reviews & Feedback

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