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Stories about ponies are stories about people. Every challenge is an opportunity to change. My Patrons let me keep writing, at: https://www.patreon.com/RealStarscribe



Until yesterday, my life was no different than anybody's. Go to work, pay the bills, sleep. Today, I woke up to a world without humans. The streets are empty, the power grid is running down, and not another soul is in sight. That might not be the worst thing, if I wasn't also a pony.

Where is everyone? Why is this happening to me?

Will l stay sane long enough to starve?

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A huge thanks to Zutcha for all his hard work on the art of this story. Also a huge thanks to my editors Two Bit and Sparktail, for tolerating my half-written crap.

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You have my interest. Eagerly looking forward to more


He(?)'s an earth pony, then?

Won't have to wait long. This daily release schedule mang.

Definitely an earth pony. I think there's enough trouble without any extra body parts.

Very interesting. If I were in this scenario, I'd probably be spending the first week screaming in a corner.

This have potential:pinkiesmile:, please continue :scootangel:

Yup. Daily.
That's a lot of writing for you and a bit of maybe drawing for me. If people like 'em enough. Looking forward to seeing how things turn out.

Looks like an awesome new story. I'm really eager to see how things will turn out for A. Will he/she survive in the empty LA? I hope so. I hope they make some friends too. Or invent the pony-usable gun. Could be useful. Never know about those soon to be famished dogs and kitties.

Color me intrigued :trixieshiftright:

Have a like

Nice concept, I'm going to wait until it gets a little more ... more. I'll make a day of it. That being said, that'd have to be a depressing thing to realize, knowing that you're the last on a planet. Just the last of a major city has got to be incredibly depressing.

It's odd but I can only hope that dog that startled him is going to be ok.

So many things can happen like I'm worried for the nuclear power plant and other running machines with explosions with maintenance needed over natural damage and he a prey species and wild animals maybe he be a jack of all trade cutie mark magic.

Really cool! Loved the idea of being deserted! :twilightsheepish:
Can`t wait for more!!!

Okay, I've got a sombre weight on my shoulders after reading this. I'm putting you straight on the Favourites shelf. Just a question: you mention the news site. Is the information up to date?

6010632 That picture is extremely adorable.

really, DAILY updates? That is a hefty challenge, my friend. I wish you luck in your task.

Yeah, me too. Of course, that probably wouldn't be very fun to read (or write).

Oh, I will. The fact the entries are short means it's easy to keep up with the schedule and have a backlog of future day's entries ready to go.

Thanks! I'll try to keep it worth your while.

Indeed. Our main character is having a great deal of trouble with that fact. I can't really fault you for wanting to wait. Short entries make it easy to update regularly, but they also mean the story comes in once-scene bites.

I have a feeling we'll find out soon enough. Wonder how you could make a gun that a pony could use with hooves. Pity there's no unicorn magic to work with. That would've made it easier.

Only one way to find out!

Can't say I disagree. Just don't tell anybody who lives there I said so.

I believe they were updated to the day before, nothing new from that day. Not sure though. We'll probably learn more about it tomorrow.

Thank you! I probably need it. X.x


Either way, I got a soft spot for post apocalyptic stuff and transformation fics so this is a double win for me:yay:

I'm quite interested in following this.

He says he might starve to death, but lets be realistic here; As an Earth Pony, that is the least likely thing to happen. Though he may have to move eventually. There is no benefit to being inside a city, if you are the only one there, and that area is naturally low on water.

very interesting have a like and a mustache :moustache:
also daily updates ? thats gonna be a chalenge ! really hope you dont burn yourself out :twilightsmile:

Hmm... a ponyfied version of 'last human being on earth'. Sounds as if it could get pretty boring pretty quickly if you're not careful but it's off to a really good start. Being a transformation fic certainly gives it a bonus in my book, I love those.

Just a little thing about the scene with the dog: if he's hardly able to walk he shouldn't have been able to make 'a hasty retreat'. Only thing helping in that case would have been a fence... that would still have been enough to give a scare and drive home his current vulnerability and hopelessness. Strong point: your narrator's voice is nice.

Anyway, interesting! Tracking this. Keep up the good work!


I get what you mean. I know if I were in the MC's case (based off my assumptions) I'd go crazy. Living in CBus, there are 4 major bigtime cities less than two hours away (Cinci, Indi, Pitts, TheLand), not including CBus itself (additionally professional sports are a big part of my life), I'd literally go crazy. That being said, many would say I'm already crazy...

I used to love the longer chapters, 10k chapters, and 100+k stories, but now that I'm onto a second consecutive writing class I'm starting to appreciate the smaller bits in life/reading. I'm even starting to like small chapters, but I'm still going to wait until I binge read a bunch of small chapters. I'm a very forgetful person, if I don't finish a story in a day or so, whenever it gets updated I'll have to re-read from the beginning. It helps with becoming a faster reader, but it also means there is a lot more reading than there needs to be. lol

The main characters a boy, right? But I don't think boys have tank tops. I mean, I don't know for certain, but it might be a girl...

I'm confused.


So you mean we have to wait A WHOLE DAY to get the next chapter?

That picture, is so much better than what I would be able to do.

I am really liking this so far.

It's actually kind of interesting having no idea where this is going to go. Heck, part of me hopes we don't even find out what happened, but then again, that (and the continued absence of any other entities) would take away any narrative goal short of A futilely expiring.

I just read the first chapter as this was uploaded. Bliss!

Your body isn't disgusting, A. It's adorable.

>‘The righteous will go to heaven and the wicked stay on earth as blue horses.’
Aquamarine is actually closer to green than blue


Having your tastes abruptly change is annoying. A few months ago, I suddenly found myself unable to eat cheddar cheese unless it was the really sharp stuff—mild just made me retch. It wasn't allergies, but it's possible one of my meds is to blame.

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."

C. S. Lewis

I never asked for diabeetus.

This is true. The likelyhood of starvation after the end of civilization is small if there are that few people left. There are types of dried and canned food that last forty years or more. Even assuming the narrator lives that long, they're likely to have found alternative food by then. I don't think bottled water lasts nearly that long.

Before I started posting this I forced myself to write an entry a day to see if I could do it. They're short enough that it isn't too much trouble. I've got enough of a backlog that I should be able to keep posting without interruption even if something comes up in my life to screw up the writing process for a few days.

Yeah, if it wasn't for the fence a brand new pony who can barely walk never would've been able to get away. Thank goodness for chain link, that's for sure. I've thought alot about the potential pitfalls of how this story might get boring, so I'll do my best to stop that from happening.

As much as that sounds like a ton of work, it also totally makes sense. Will probably be waiting a little while before the story's done if that's when you want to read, though. I anticipate it taking at least a month and a half, if not two. Of course, that's shorter than most stories of similar length, so maybe that's not a bad thing. (shrug)

People seem pretty sure the main character is male. I don't believe they've stated their gender yet in anything, so it's really just an assumption at this point. In point of fact, tank tops do exist for men, particularly to be worn as undershirts.

And here we are. ^^ Just one more day to go till the next one!

Me too! Thank goodness for artists or this story would never be possible.


I can think of one other possible goal: reaching a point where the narrator is at peace with their condition. I say this not to confirm what the story's going to be about, just by way of information. Though I probably wouldn't point it out if it was my endgame.

^^. I'm thinking I'm going to like the daily release schedule myself. Always something to look forward to.

Artist got to this one before I could.

You are absolutely right. I'm not sure the narrator was the sort of person before everyone vanished to know the difference though.

Yeah, it sucks. I had that happen with a medication once, though it was orange juice I didn't like anymore (too acidic I guess). I have to think being a pony would make it much worse. So many changes all at once.

6013660 Daily releases sound hard. I would never be able to do that. At least not if I wanted my proof-writers to take a look at it first.

Feral dogs are a big BIG problem in a world where people vanish. A few days without food and you have ravaging packs of the things.


I imagine feral dogs will be a huge problem. Even as a human they'd be dangerous, but as a pony who has no idea what they are doing, it can be easily fatal if caught in the open. Learning to protect yourself... making thick 'armor', learning how to buck properly will be key things, and even then against a pack it'd still be a very fatal situation if in the open.

A has around another day or two before that begins, but once it does it'll be an ongoing and very real threat provided that animals still exist to pray on besides A.

Honestly, A will have to eventually move out of the city, and start a farm of sort, if A wants to feel safe at all. But that'd pretty much be abandoning hope of meeting anyone else ever again, so . . .

I'm already looking forward to A realizing (and reacting to) the fact that grazing is actually an option to stave off starvation now...

You should have named the Story "the Omega pony".

Would explain more but I'm on the phone...

This is brilliant. Keep on rolling!


Not to mention flowers, hay, and oats as options as well.

Last Pony on Earth is a good enough title. I much preferred the first I Am Legend film adaptation over the others, it was much more true to the novel.


The other alternative is to plan to wait it out. A couple of months of supplies in a safe area.... The feral dog packs are worst when they start occurring. There simply isn't enough ready things for them to hunt in a city and they will starve themselves out and hunt themselves out over time.

But yes, the clock is ticking on the pony....

I think my heart just made a noise.

Cool, you're featured now! Congrats, Starscribe! I knew you could do it!

As for the entry itself, I hope A doesn't attract bad people at their base. You know what they say, be careful what you wish for. Then again, what's worse really? Being alone forever, or being forever with a jerk? Either way, I applaud A's knack for making all those things with only hooves. I would have trouble doing that with my fingers, so. Kudo to A.

Whoah, daily updates? Do weekends count? It'll be nice to have a good amount of stuff to read on my trip to class.
Though I'm wondering, if this updates daily, how long until it's finished?

Anyway, loving the fic, keep doing what you're doing :D

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