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Telling scary stories around the campfire is a long camping tradition, but when Applejack gets tired of hearing Rainbow Dash tell the same story with different words, she decides to share one of her own that her mother told to her, a long time ago. It couldn’t possibly be true, of course, no matter what Pear Butter had said all those years before.

It’s not as if anyone has ever seen any proof, after all.

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That's okay, I didn't need to sleep tonight.:pinkiecrazy:

I must be a moron, because I keep looking for what Applejack said that made Apple Bloom so spooked at the end, and I can't find it.

The only thing I can figure out is that the Skinwalker is described as smelling of rotten eggs, or something left to rot in the sunlight. Apple Bloom might've smelled it before she saw it.

It's a bit hidden, so here's a hint: When Apple Bloom asked if there were actually skinwalkers around Sweet Apple Acres and, by extension, in Whitetail Woods, what question did Applejack actually answer?

That's some good readings there. Maybe I'll write another horror story, after my current projects are finished. I think I'll start drafting now, while the idea's still fresh.

I don't really get it. I'm a total idiot when it comes to horror stories :unsuresweetie:

Apple Bloom asked if there were any skinwalkers. Applejack said she’d never seen any skinwalkers. It’s a slight difference, but an important one.

I, for one, would pet these adorable creatures.

This story is amazing! This is one of the few grimdarks that has actually given me chills while reading it. I did a reading of this story on my Youtube channel, here's a link if you'd like to check it out.


P.S. My impressions of the characters kinda sucks.

I see what you mean about the voices, but it’s hard for one person to have a vocal range that wise, and they did nothing to detract from the story. Overall, an excellent performance that I will be sharing out to the masses.


Thanks so much! I really appreciate it! :pinkiehappy:

Very good work. Specially the ending.
Well done. :twilightsmile:

Wonderful shiver inducer. And the question of what lived in Equestria before the pony exodus can lead in so many fascinating directions. Great stuff; thank you for it.

I have thoughts on an audience-guided anthology piece following Apple Bloom, as she travels Equestria investigating myths and urban legends, accompanied by her faithful companion and an unrevealed, multi-dimensional guest.

I have lots of thoughts, actually, but I’ve been working so much I haven’t been able to follow up on any of them for a solid year and change.

This is wonderfully creepy. Reminds me of the best skinwalker stories on /x/.


Delightfully creepy!

Just beyond the light of their campfire, something with too many too sharp teeth looked back at her, right into her wide eyes pinpricked by fear, and grinned.

Oh, Applejack, you're such an element of honesty, avoiding the actual question in order to avoid telling the truth.

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