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Trick Question

Being against evil doesn't make you good.


It's the morning after Cranky and Matilda's wedding. Naturally, Cranky is thrilled with his new bride, but there's something missing he can't quite put his hoof on.

What could it be?

Written for The Writeoff Association's "The Morning After" contest.

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Comments ( 18 )

The price is the inspiration to write, which was fueled by his goal and motivation to love and marry the real Matilda.

I think.

then he never placed much stock in labels.

Instead he put all his stocks into sticky notes.

He had no choice but to accept the facts.

Marrying Matilda was a fate worse than death apparently.

Awww. That might be the sweetest ending I've read in a while.

Good to see it already published. I quite liked it in the Write-off already.:twilightsmile:

Lovely story. Congrats on the 4th place.

I know if I'm ever 100% happy, I'll stop writing.

Well, we can't have that, now can we? :ajbemused:

"Boo! You're a not-always-perfect person and should feel bad about certain things!" :trollestia:

...sorry, that's the best worst I can do. :facehoof:


Instead he put all his stocks into sticky notes.

Sticky notes are the shit, yo.

7760388 Staple Remover is best Office Supply! I ship it with Pencil Sharpener!

This is a very good one-shot.

That's why I didn't see this one posted. I wasn't following you. (type, type) There we go, fixed it.

I'd noticed that, but said nothing! :eeyup: You're a better author, after all. :raritywink:

7772929 Well....
A) You're never so good an author that you can't steal from somebody.
B) Even if I am better, it's nice to have a rear-view mirror so I can who's catching up.
C) "Good" is highly subjective and highly distributed, particularly in writing. Examples: Bookplayer is a goddess when it comes to plotting out events. Bad Horse can construct a narrative like an engineer builds a skyscraper. Skywriter... Well, let me see if I can quote Shining Armor out of The First Time You See Her:

I am a barrier specialist. It's what I do. Some unicorns can make flowers grow, some can find gems, some can call down lightning and some can conjure wild beasts out of the thin air. My talents are nothing so exotic or refined. All I wield, all I have ever been able to wield, is basic aetheric force. It's the first sort of energy that any unicorn learns to manipulate, the same energy that powers the telekinesis charms that we've all taken for granted ever since magic kindergarten. Aetheric force moves things, pushes things, keeps things in, keeps things out... and that's it. Think of it this way: if magic were art, while other ponies of my tribe would have long since moved on to charcoal or acrylic or oil paints, here I'd be still doodling around with my faithful crayons because of my profound incapacity to pick up and learn any other medium.

Because of this, however, I am damn good with crayons.


I was not expecting anything even remotely close to positive from that ending.


Well alright then?

Daw, that was so sweet! Maybe Matilda can write the last chapter, LOL. Nice and sweet well thought out story!

Great look in Cranky reflections of everything. Though I'm surprised he didn't mention Pinkie.

He mentioned her in the first line (offhoof), but I didn't think he would consider her actions key to his kismet even though she helped in the end.

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