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The town of Hollow Shades had been abandoned for a long, long time. With the recent defeat of the Pony of Shadows, Moondancer takes an interest in the place and manages to get Celestia to sponsor a trip there for her to try and acquire what's left of Hollow Shades' history.
Upon arrival, Moondancer thinks she's hit the jackpot early, and begins researching what she can from the scrolls and books left behind. Unfortunately, there's a sound on the wind, and she starts hearing things. Then, she starts seeing things.
Hollow Shades isn't abandoned, just filled with things that aren't ponies.

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Eesh. What kind of body did she get stuck in at the end, there?

That stuff you see behind your eyes when you squeeze them real tight or rub them too long.

uh...what? I feel like there's been a miscommunication.

Okay, if you squeeze your eyes shut super hard, you start seeing red and black spots. Squeeze your eyes shut and hold them like that. You'll see it. That's what it is. It doesn't have to make a lot of sense, but that's it.

That's what she turned into? wtf?

Suddenly the entire story makes sense.

This was really good! This story is very interesting. It has quite scary atmosphere. And in the end, when she turned into that goo, everything started to make sense. I really liked it! It kind of reminds me of "The nameless city" by H.P. Lovecraft. It almost seemd like you were using it as a prototype for this story. If not, you should definitely read it. It is short, so it won't take much time.


I've never read it, but already, just a few paragraphs in I can see the connection.

Liked this quite a bit, nice and creepy! I featured it on episode 233 of my podcast, Pony 411.

Well, thank you. I'm glad you liked it. I have a lot more.

When it said ‘The End,’ did it mean the end of the chapter, or the end of the actual fic?

The fic. That's it. It is complete.

I liked it! Sorry I'm not such a good critic, but I know when I like something. :eeyup:
This story reminds me a bit of Octavia's Final Stop. It's the horror of watching somepony else walking away with your life and the only hope you have left is the possibility that some day you'll be the one to walk away from that place. The price of freedom is to take, quite literally, another's life. Once more a fine story!

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