• Published 16th Jul 2017
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CYOA: Lost Pony - David Silver


You are on the way to work/school/etc when you see a pony. What do you do? This is a choose your own adventure of the true variety, with all the choices laid out and waiting for you to finish.

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She's completely absorbed in eating. It's perfect... You slip slowly around and forward, your hands out and fingers flexing as if getting prepared for the action you have in mind. As you approach the door that would lead outside, you have a moment to wish you had been hiding in a bush instead, but maybe she would have seen you, or smelled you, or used some other sense a magical pony might have. In either event, being behind a door seemed like a far safer bet, but it was in the way of your pounce.

You have to make the best of it. You wrench the door open, charging at her in the same motion. Her eyes are already on you when the door opens. Did she hear the door open, or did she notice your approach from before them? Hard to say. She's midway through turning around, but you're coming in fast. You land on her back and wrap your arms around her barrel, grabbing her tight. "Hold it right there." You were going to hold your horse as literally as possible.

She squeals in terror and her little legs kick out, but she can't get a good angle on you as you hold on tight for dear life. A little horn pokes free of her mane, glowing brightly as magic engulfs your form. You barely notice it, far too busy keeping a grip as she bounced around, dragging you away from the door. Your entire life becomes keeping a good grip around her midsection. She's soft, warm, and nice. She's a good pony. You feel you could hold onto her forever and would be happy doing it.

Fortunate, because that was exactly what you'll do. Your senses never return in the same way, as you have become a saddle, strapped tightly to her, always hugging her close and keeping a good grip on her equine form. She runs off with you still attached, free of your attempt to capture her, and yet, she never discards you.

Would you like to try again?

Comments ( 20 )

8300841
Did you arrive here organically, or did you read them all?

8300853
Through em all, I've read. I love these things and I went crazy zippity zip zip through em. :)

8300861
Glad you liked them!

Huh. I ended up in Equestria as a pony on my first run. I did go through and take all the other runs too. The bad ends are amusing :rainbowlaugh:

8300931
It was meant to be!

at first we worried that CYOA was a banned format, but after checking they either relaxed the rule or the blog post was disappeared.
Anyways, what fun! It's a small tree, but truly massive ones tend to get rather weird depending on how many branches down you go, not to mention the difficulty of keeping all the paths relatively straight...
Keep going! ;)

Comment posted by David Silver deleted July 16th

8301190
So far as I knew, the ban was on unfinished CYOA. I wrote the whole thing out in a flurry, avoiding that problem.

i loved those choose your own adventures! my favorite was The Dragons' Den. I'll definitely read this at some point.

8306155
You know, you'd think that more people would make that joke.

But, apparently not.

8313765
Yeah, I took the time to mark them down, but I actually got through them all! You, my good sir, are one creative being.

8320510
I will find all of them David. Every. Single. One.

8320626
Yup. I think you did a good job of making one. Definitely not the best, but still worth an upvote.

I really enjoyed this! I used to read these books all the time when I was a kid, so it hit all the right nostalgia buttons. To the point I featured it on episode 189 of my podcast, Pony 411.

8323135
Glad you liked it. I'll give it a listen.

Awesome. I went through all the options, my fave by far is telling her of MLP and then joining her.

This one is cute, getting turned into a saddle for your seemingly hostile intent, but she keeps you. Regret?

8380524
A possibility. The least she can do is take care of saddle-you.

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