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Author, former Royal Canterlot Library curator, and the (retired) reviewer at One Man's Pony Ramblings.


A single repository for various bite-sized chunks of fiction I've written which would otherwise have no home. No particular relation between any of them, other than that they're very short, were written in a very short amount of time, or most often, both.

Tagged "incomplete" in case I add some more stories to it in the future. Don't hold your breath, though!

Chapters (18)
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Comments ( 78 )

*Grins* Ah Twilight unintentionally causing chaos.

For some reason I read it as Camel and so was imagining a continuous wave of very confused dromedaries. Lot of flashbacks to "Son of Interflux" really.:rainbowlaugh:

You'd think Dash would have learned about making wagers with Rarity after story #1. :rainbowhuh::duck:

"I can see at least six different ponies’ hairs in it—"

You bastard. I almost choked on my pizza. :rainbowlaugh:

Lyra: One club.
Twilight: Uh, Lyra, you can't do that, we're already up at seven —
Twilight: — not to mention you can't bid twice in a row.
Twilight: … oh.
Rarity: Double.
Dash: (not looking up from her cards) We win faster if we get more of those, right? I'll bid all thirteen.
Twilight: On second thought, who's up for War?

Effeminate seems an odd word choice when describing Rarity, don't you think? Before you mentioned her name, I was picturing a male character - Pokey Pierce, actually. I didn't imagine him with Paul Lynde's voice, but for some reason I can't stop thinking about that now. There needs to be a Paul Lynde pony!

For once in my life, I wish I knew how to play Bridge. I'm not even sure how Twilight's unintentionally cheating

I love alliteration (had a lot of fun with it when writing about Beowulf in high school), but for some reason can't get most of this to flow right in my head. The issue's probably on my end, though, rather than a flaw in your work; I have trouble reading a lot of poetry :pinkiesad2:

ok, this is managed to make me squeak in laughter.
It was beyond awesome

Somehow, I have a hard time believing you wrote this. Especially that last line

That's for the sequel :twilightsheepish:

I actually had one more micro-fic about Dash, Rarity, and a contest, but it didn't make the cut due to having no redeeming qualities. I don't know what it is about those two...

In bridge, the only clues to the value of your hand you're allowed to give are your bids. When Twi starts grumbling, she's revealing information about her hand (that it's bad), which you aren't supposed to do--and which some players get really snippy about...

Time limits do strange things to a man. Also, you have a dirty mind--improbable as it sounds, the double-entendre didn't even occur to me until you pointed it out!

Oh man, the innuendo in the last section.

That was intentional, right?

Just me, then?


Dash, should've redoubled, remember you get more points that way :rainbowlaugh:

Whoo, Dash'd be good at bridge; she's got some mad card-counting skills there!

This was entertaining. Also a small look into Chris history. Ooh, maybe I shoulda done one of those author growth thingies ya wanted.

Cheating at cards? That's awfully unladylike Rarity. :facehoof::duck::rainbowdetermined2:

Of course, in the IDW Comics issue 17, Luna pretends to be Celestia for a week. :trollestia:

I wish I could write this fast in 15 minutes. Also, wow, Spring 2011? Was FimFiction even around then? :rainbowderp:

Ooh, I remember this. Why is the titular last line crossed out in this version, though?


Er... it shouldn't be. This one had a couple of issues when I imported it, and I guess I missed that. Fixed now, though; thanks for the catch!

I still really enjoy this. Even more so, now that it's no longer about drought-tolerant annual legumes. :trollestia:

Very sexy as usual, Chris.

Very sweet. I really love how you often take a simple prompt idea and almost tun it inside out through such great discussion. I also love Spike's line about being a kid.

I think this had even more impact pn me than it normally wold because I was involved in a long discussion/ranting about short story litfic and how it's insane.:rainbowlaugh:

Yeah, this gets my vote. Shame I can't individually like stories in the collection.

Ooh, didn't see that coming.

Oh lord, Soarin's gonna want seconds when he gets back.

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Wow, that really worked those 400 or so words!

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Neato style. :O

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Wow this was gross. :V

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"Awesome, now's my chance" was definitely not the reaction I expected. :D

I'm sad to see the loss of the second part; I liked the idea of this actually earning the girls their cutie marks. Still, most entertaining, especialy now that you've made the pronunciation of Scoot's diagnosis clear.

4579067 It took me way too long to realize that Dash's very name calls for a redouble (RD)...

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Oh god.

That first Eeyup.

Means Big Mac is sleeping with Pinkie.

You dog. XD

Oh god, the innuendo.

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Oh, that was a gem :D

Comment posted by PresentPerfect deleted Oct 14th, 2015

I'm sure I'm reading too much in this, but I think Twilight wrote that letter before Spike threw the pie.

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Damn, I like this a lot more the second time round :O


I think you misquoted the text; in the poem, it very clearly says "to spurn," and probably always has.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

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Why of course it does, sir, I don't even know why you brought it up. :V

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Ahh, that's a good one. :D

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Ahh, that's why I remember this one!

Cute. Reminds me of the rainbow dash and spitfire friends forever comic, except there rainbow was in twilight's position.

Nice and multi-faceted. I like it.

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I'm glad you took my advice and changed the spelling of the 'disease'. :3 And that's the end of Bantam Tales!

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