• Published 6th May 2012
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Bronie's Grimm - madgamer1228

A collection of all the short stories by madgamer1228.

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The Truth

"Hey Twilight, I got the books you needed," Spike called out. He was helping the mare who had taken care of him since he hatched in her latest studies.

"Spike! Did you just feel that?" Twilight asked.

"Feel what?"

"I don't know..." Twilight cocked her head, a look of extreme confusion on her face, "What do you last remember doing?"

"Uhhh." Spike thought about the question. "I remember getting you these books."

"No, no, no." Twilight took the books from him. "Before that."

Spike thought even harder, trying to remember what he had last done. "Well, all I can remember last doing is going to your brother's wedding"

"Hah! I knew it!" Twilight exclaimed, "And I don't remember asking you for those books. I only remember the wedding happening last as well."

"Then what does it mean?" Spike wondered out loud.

"I don't know," Twilight said, shaking her head, "But I do know I want to find out."


"There it is again!" Twilight shouted.

"What?" Spike raised his head up from where he had fallen asleep. He looked around. It was dark out already, and yet, had it been a few seconds ago that Twilight was talking about figuring out something?

"Hey! When did it get dark?" he said, getting up.

"Just now, it felt like," Twilight looked around. Then she shuddered. "I do not like this one bit. What could possibly be causing this?"

Spike looked around. "Maybe it's just a dream?" he suggested. But Twilight shook her head.

"No, I don't believe so. But I wonder if anypony else notices? Tell you what, tomorrow, we're going to visit our friends and see if they have felt what we have."


"Twilight..." Spike said, fear in his voice.

"I know," she replied. They were suddenly finding themselves headed towards Sweet Apple Acres, with no recollection of having ever starting their journey. "We'll just have to keep going."

They soon arrived at Sweet Apple Acres, home of their friend, Apple Jack. Twilight ran to the front door and started to bang on it. It wasn't long before Apple Jack answered it.

"What in tarnation is goin' on out here?" she asked. Then she saw that it was Twilight outside of her door. "Twi! Spike! What are y'all doin' here?"

"No time to explain! Quick, what is the last thing you remember?" Twilight said, breathing heavily from her run.

"Hmmm..." Apple Jack tapped her hoof on her chin, "All I can remember was your brother's weddin'. That's odd."

"Then it isn't just me and Spike," Twilight said, stamping her hoof into the ground.

"What isn't just you and Spike? Could somepony please tell me what in Equestria's goin' on here?"

Twilight looked at her friend. "Spike and I have observed how our life seems to be going by in flashes, jumping from one point in time to the next. We do not have any idea how it's happening, but it does have us creeped out."

"Yeah, now that you mention it, I think I see what y'all mean. Remember last year's Winter Wrap Up, your first?" Twilight nodded. "Well, it felt like we'd just started spring when it was suddenly time for the Runnin' of the Leaves race. What had happened to summer?"

"That's exactly what Spike and I are noticing. Come on, let's see if the others notice it too."

Twilight, Spike, and Apple Jack all ran around town, talking to their friends and seeing if they felt itas well. The results were all the same. Nopony could remember what had happened between that moment and the wedding. Soon, they all found themselves at the library.


"It's happened! I felt it now!" exclaimed Rarity.

"What's going on?" Flutter Shy asked nervously.

"That's what I want to know," demanded Rainbow Dash.

"Girls! Calm down. I've been trying to think of a possible explanation," Twilight explained.

"I know what it is!" exclaimed Pinkie Pie.

Everypony looked at her.

"You do?" asked Twilight.

"Mmhm! It's easy to explain! We are being controlled by evil beings from another dimension who are intent on making us worship them!"

Twilight sighed. "That's ridiculous Pinkie! Have you been worshiping anything lately?"

"No. But we could start doing so at any moment!"

But Twilight and everypony else ignored her.

"Maybe it's Discord again?" suggested Rarity. But Twilight shook her head.

"No, this has been going on since before him."

They all sat there, each trying to come up with an explanation of what was causing this. Then Twilight had an idea.

"I've got it! maybe we are being controlled! But not by evil beings. We are in a cartoon!"


The storyboard designer turned to his coworker.

"This is starting to get ridiculous," he said. The other put down his pencil.

"Now that you mention it, I kind of have to agree. But we need to do something for more episodes."

"I know, but this is breaking the fourth wall too much. Here, give me the pencil. Okay, so how about we do a Cutie Mark Crusaders episode that starts with them attempting to get their marks in, I don't know, pig wrestling? Anyways after they fail, they..."

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