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Pen Mightier

I proved my namesake in a duel of honour. The crayon never stood a chance.


'Let's Pretend' is my favourite game. Someponies play it for fun. Someponies play it for life. When four little fillies and their trusty companion go on an epic adventure through black liquorice jungles and dark chocolate swamps to uncover the Lost City of El Chimichanga and the endless fountain of chocolate within, they find that some games can be played for Love.

My entry to the Equestria Daily Summer Writing Competition. Prompt: Write a story about ponies... from a non-pony's point of view.

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Comments ( 10 )

Never would have thought someone would write from Boulder's perspective. :pinkiegasp:

Overall though this was nice little story about the Pie Sisters and their interactions. Is it bad that I still find Maud to be freaking adorable? Anyway, great job with this interesting concept. Hope the competition goes well. :derpytongue2:

Oh, you wonderful, wonderful person! I am so happy to see someone do this: I actually thought of the notion of writing for Boulder in this contest, but couldn't imagine how it could possibly be made to work. And now I have my answer. :pinkiehappy:

4799818 No, Maud IS adorable. Her line 'I don't like rock candy, but I do love Pinkie Pie' made me tear up.

Thanks for the good wishes. Much appreciated. :twilightsmile:

4801931 Thanks. I'm happy you're happy. I actually wrote and scrapped a previous 3000 word draft which was entirely a 1st person narrative from Boulder's perspective from start to finish filled to the brim with rock puns, and the end result simply felt...unrealistic. Making it a 'game' made it feel more believable that Boulder actually speaks.

You should definitely give the Boulder perspective a try. I'd love to read what others make of the concept.

4804541 I let go of the idea because, in my mind, it felt like a natural crackfic -- which of course is a no-no for this contest. I may end up reusing the title somewhere, though: "A Boulder to Cry On". :twilightsheepish:

I just love stories that can gather so much sentiment from so little like Pinkie Watches Paint Dry. I do have to say that there could've been more interactions with Maud from Limey and Marble and that would've gave the chance for some development. Other than that, not bad at all.

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My only real complaint, aside from the typo in the first paragraph, is that the pegasus bullies come out of absolutely nowhere. They need some foreshadowing. Besides that, this is a wonderfully whimsical piece and I rather enjoyed it.

Was hoping this would have at least made it to the honorable mentions...:fluttercry:

Oh well, it was still a great one shot! Don't let this competition's results annoy you too much. Your stories are still enjoyable to your followers. :pinkiehappy:

Very sweet. Bravo.:pinkiesmile:

:applecry: right in the feels.
Two thumbs up:heart::heart::heart:

I know it's super random, but I read this story years ago before I joined FimFiction and loved it. Recently I was having a conversation with a friend about MLP fanfics we had read and it reminded me of this. It took me a while to find it (as I couldn't remember the name, lol). But I just wanted to say that I really loved this fic and it's one of the most memorable and best! Thanks for writing this!

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