Cypress Flash has worked at Station Thirteen as part of the Logistics department for a month, and has had no reason to believe that it would ever be interesting. That changes when one day, he uncovers a perplexing mystery in the form of components missing from the storeroom. It'll be up to him and Kai, the station's only Changeling, to figure out not just who stole these supplies, but also why.

An entry for the 2023 Science Fiction Contest II.

Cover art adapted from this image. All credit goes to the original artist.

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A child prodigy, a stallion running out of space, agents on a mission, a mage at the height of her power, a farmer in search of a new beginning, and a pony that just wants to keep her secrets buried. The caretaker who watches over them all.

Empty roadways after dark, lit only by the pale moon and distant lights. Living rooms void of furniture and life, with only ghosts lingering where warmth once was. Supermarkets with full shelves, and distant songs playing overhead with the hum of electricity flowing through the air. Places where life should be, but isn't. Places where you can't help but feel that you do not belong.

Ponies that have nothing and everything in common, in places that wear familiar faces but are haunting all the same. In a world beyond space and time, the tower teaches them the lessons they must learn.

This a tale of liminal spaces, twists of fate, and a tower that looms over everything and everypony below. It will update twice a week until it is complete, usually on Tuesday and Thursday. Strap in for a long ride.

UPDATE 16 nov 2022: The first arc is now complete, so there will be a temporary hiatus till the second arc is ready. Stay tuned!

Cover image is a commission from Shaslan.

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King Sombra isn't totally destroyed by the Mane Six's blast in Canterlot, but he's banished back to the Frozen North and is severely weakened. Determined to take revenge, he's eventually imprisoned by Princess Celestia and has a choice to make: reform himself to use his magic for good, or be turned to stone.

Takes place during Season 9, just after Sombra's defeat. Also assumes you've seen Season 9 so beware of spoilers!

2/18/2023 - This made it to the featured box on the day it was posted I'm SHAKING??? I'm so grateful aaaaa :rainbowkiss:

3/6/2023 - Featured again!!!

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Twilight Sparkle has always respected the laws of science and magic. It's a respect that got her a scholarship to SGU, where she formed a small but comfortable group of friends and has received top grades in her two years there. It's a life that makes sense.

With her final year beginning and a special instruction from the Princess to bond with a fellow pupil, Twilight has enough to fill her life and her mind. It doesn't make sense that she should have recurring dreams about a mysterious mare, that this mare seems eerily familiar despite being a total stranger, or that she can recall the dreams with unusual clarity.

Twilight has questions about Equestria and about herself, and the answers could reshape her perception of both. She begins her research with a central question:

What lies beyond the edge of a dream?

Featured on Equestria Daily

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It is said that in times of danger, heroes will come together to face the rising tide of evil, and fight back to preserve the light. These heroes can come from the strangest of places.

This is the story of one such hero. Although she appears to be Zipp Storm, you may be surprised to learn her true origins...

Part of the Rebirth of Magic continuity. Tags will be updated as the story continues.

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Rainbow Rocks with a Ninjafied twist! During the events of Rainbow Rocks, a strange mirror turns up in Ninjago. Curious as to what it does, the ninja devise a plan to check it out once Master Wu leaves. Unfortunately, the Mirror turns on and becomes a portal, forcing all of the ninja to go into it! They find themselves in the Human realm, where a dark plan is underway and their powers are...gone? Or at least can't use them without playing music. Trapped in a world with 7 girls, evil sirens, and no way to get back home, the Ninja are gonna have to sing their way to victory, and maybe learn this cursed realm, is a blessing in disguise?

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Twilight is absolutely over the moon that Sunset Shimmer has found her true love.

Now if she could just do it somewhere else...

A dual entrant to Sunset Shimmer x EG/MLP Villains Shipper's Group and Operation: Crackfic-Storm

Featured on 30/3/2023

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Once upon a time, there was a young man who have had a boring life on Earth.

While his life on Earth has been lonely, he found himself a pen pal who he often wrote to. After meeting his pal in person one day at school, he gets to see the kingdom of Bloodonia, the home of Merlin Spark VII.

After a year living in Bloodonia, Daniel gets pulled into the magical land of Equestria, a world he only knew from stories that his parents told him about while growing up, whereas he would go by a whole new name: Dawn Darkness.

Join the easy-going, fun-loving Pegasus on his journey to find a way to his parents and have his life completed once and for all.

The character, Merlin Spark VII/Solar Eclipse, belongs to Edward Sapphire. All scenes involving him is with thanks to my good friend who has a special place in this story for his character.

This story contains references to various things involving Disney/Pixar ONWARD, Harry Potter, and other things that represent fantasy.

Co-author: Edward Sapphire

Opening Theme: Nameless Story

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"I can't believe I overlooked something as simple as feathers. It's no wonder you were having trouble. I wish I had more 'dragonish' knowledge to give you..."

Those words will have far reaching consequences when Twilight took those words to heart and contacted the one dragon that she thought could help: Dragon Lord Ember. Whom she sends will shake the very foundations of history and magic.

Recently rewritten see blog post)

Also how the hey did this get featured? (9/18/22)

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After suffering the worst possible of curses, the Immortal Sombra returns to bring forth the ten plagues and resurrect his lost love. Southern Equestrian Scholar Fluttershy journeys to the City of the Dead with her older bumbling brother Zephyr Breeze and Gunman Discord, Unfortunately they unintentionally bring to life the one mummy who must never be awoken.

Imhotep: Sombra
Evelyn: Fluttershy
Jonathan: Zephyr Breeze
Rick: Discord
Benny: Shady Pony who took Pinkie's Party Cannon[has no name so we'll call him Golden Bits]
Museum Curator: Chancellor Neighsay
MedJai: Zecora
Professor: BlueBlood
Americans: Hoops, Dumb-Bell, and Score
Anck-su-namun: Chrysalis
Winston: Wind Ryder
Pharaoh: King Solarius[male Celestia]
Warden: Rover[Diamond Dog]

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