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Pen Stroke

A fan-fiction author and game programmer that lives in Glendale, CA.


==== Originally Written: Fall 2011 ==== EDQ Link ====
After a party to welcome the season of Nightmare Night, the library becomes the target of strange activity. Minor annoyances prelude greater events, and soon Twilight and Spike each take action to handle the situation in their own way. All the while, questions hang in the air. What lingers amongst the shelves? What watches from the corners? What stands just behind you only to disappear when you turn to look?

What is in the library, and what does it want?

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 136 )

looks enteresting. Rainbow is said to be in it for the charecters i am guessing all the wierd things are her doing?



I remember reading this and being freaked out by this and loving it! Also... WHEN IS CREEPING DARKNESS COMING OUT!?!

This was one of the fics that I was reluctant to read when I was first going through you older stuff but am glad I later on. Fun little story.

Oh, I remember this one :pinkiehappy: This was probably the first Horror fanfic I ever read, I was wondering when you'd get to uploading it.

ohey Pen Stroke uploaded a new story :pinkiehappy: pity it's right as I have to leave for a few hours :fluttershysad:
I WILL BE BACK to read it later though :pinkiegasp: for what is better than some good stories :twilightsheepish:

I'm adding this to my "Read Later" list, only because you're the author. That description just sounds kinda... cheesy. I have no doubt the story is amazing (as is the case with practically everything you write), but if was any other author, that description would have driven me away.

Hoping not to be too terrified when this is over. Halfway through chapter one, and I'm not sure which way this'll end.

I'd be curious that, once you've read the story, if you might suggest ways you'd improve the description.

Great. Now I can't read this without turning around and looking behind me. :applejackconfused:

Oh this story, such an epic twist :rainbowlaugh:

Once Third Eye starts to explain, and especially with a name like Nightmare, it's pretty clear what's happened. But there's no way of knowing what's going to happen next. :pinkiegasp: It's so exciting!

There is no fear....
There is no fear....
There is no fear....
There is no fear....
There is no fear....
There is no fear....
There is no fear....
There is no fear....

There is only desperation.

I remember this one.
And it was, and still is, freaking awesome.

lol uigee board (no idea hoow to spell it) brings me back.

Bad idea to read this at two in the morning. Very bad idea.

Read this before loved it all the way :scootangel:

I loved this one when I first read it from EQD about 17 or 18 years ago! I loved it then, I love it now. :D I especially love the twist at the end, with Zecora. It leaves what could happen next open to the imagination.

....... 17 or 18 years? Sir/Ma'am, are you from the future?

soon, very soon, The past sins will go up to this. Can't wait:rainbowkiss:
This is so existing:rainbowwild:

Whaaat? Nooo, of course I'm not from the future, not even a little bit... I meant 7 or 8 years ago.

... Obviously.

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“There; now there’s no way I can be cold,” Twilight stated firmly, every part of her body, except her horn and eyes, cocooned in her blanket.

I can't imagine how cute this would be !!! :twilightblush:


holy mother hell of nightmares mother! i didn't see that coming! what the fuck!?


so nightmare wants Luna back?? interesting teory.

Good ending, although as i always make sure i'm reading this picking up some little things that could be in a different way

Well good story (and Celestia destroyed everything end.) :trollestia:


I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I must not fear...

You know... I have to wonder if you came up with this song after reading this comic?

All in all, I dislike the reference to the wedgie board... my views of that are that it is demonic and as such should be disdained utterly. That being said... this was really well done horror. I like.

Its the Nightmare it wants Luna back

I plan to read it but after playing horror dr maps in tf2 and reading other horror stuff (and watching some saw videos) I think i might lose my sanity if i read it now BUT I SHALL READ IT OH YES I WILL BRAIN

i can just say this if i was in equestria after reading this fic.... D:

622028 Someone needs to draw that. NOW.

A very well written story. Everypony seemed to be portrayed quite faithfully in-character, with the possible exception of Granny Smith whose dialog didn't quite feel "Granny Smith" enough (her mannerisms seemed completely absent).

In true Horror-Story fashion, the ending made me go "NOOOOOOOOoooooooooo..." ... reminding me of why I don't like to watch Horror Movies. I much prefer happy endings.

A very well written story though. I must admit, it took me a while to catch on to what was really going on, but the ending totally took me by surprise, yet also seemed to make sense in a way rather than coming completely out of nowhere. It all came together in a logical fashion that did not seem at all forced or unbelievable.

Even though a part of me is fitfully protesting the idea of making that character "EVIL" after all, I must give this story a Thumbs Up for being an excellent presentation of what it advertised itself to be. A "DARK" story.

I didn't understand shit until this chapter...

I think that it was total crap that Twilight just forgot the nightmare just like that... but I do like it actually turned out to be a nightmare.

I should not be reading this at 1 in the morning.

Brava, Pen Stroke. Brava. You managed to write a horror fic that scared me more than Silent Ponyville 2.


Yep, that's my thought as well. I got a nice cold shiver as soon as I realized that. :pinkiesmile:

Did you also notice what Rarity's spell cleaned up? There were blobs of black in there. I bet those were runes that were cleaned off. Runes that contained the Nightmare.

This is really a great fanfic! Towards the end of this chapter I got the chills. I think I'll read the next chapter tomorrow at midnight, just like I did for this one! Again, great job! :pinkiehappy:

I knew I had a reason to postpone reading this. *shiver*

Regardless, that was some scare you gave specially at the end.

Man I need some brain bleach before I can regard Zecora properly again ><.

Nicely done!:moustache:

Have you seen: Rainbow dash presents: Haunting nightmare? It's just an extremely silly version of this. It also has a cool song called 'skin and bones'. it's funny.

:pinkiegasp: Well, that was unexpected.

Augh!!! This had the same effect as Rainbow Factory. After reinforcing that that kind of thing could never legitimately happen, I wanted to punch (actual) Rainbow Dash in the face. And now it's the same with Zecora. Basically to say, "never, ever." And then I remember that it's all fake, and I'm wasting my time thinking all that. Ugh, I gotta lay off the horror stories.

by Luna's sparkling violet mane
I'll not be able to look at Zecora the same way again.

Wait, I didn't know this was written by Pen Stroke.

:applejackunsure: I got a question, What ever happened to the message that Spike sent to princess Celestia? I know the assistant said she wasn't available to take messages, but wouldn't her assistant mention something to her when she did get back that they sent a message for her?

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