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Coyote de La Mancha

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This story follows Cadence of the Crystal Empire, but it can also stand alone nicely.

Winter nights are too cold for a filly to be lost and alone. She stays on the bridge, hoping somepony will come by.

When the strange stallion agrees to take her home, at first she feels hopeful... until she realizes where he has taken her.

Never has she been so afraid.

Part of the Elsequestria Continuity.

(Chronology Note: this tale takes place before the series begins. This chronology continues with ‘Twilight Doesn’t,’ while John’s own story continues in ‘The Apple Jamboree.’)

(Content note: like almost all my stories, I strove to make this uplifting regardless of the tags. I leave it to you to determine if I succeeded.)

Artwork by Sixes_and_Sevens. Please check out their excellent artwork and stories.

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Interesting. Coyote have you ever read anything by Ardashir? You have a thing for Coyotes obviously and he has a thing for Wolves. You also have a favorite character in common.

No, I don’t think I have. But I will now. :twilightsmile:

*checks story link*

DUDE! :pinkiegasp:

Very cool. :yay:

Absolutely wonderful story, as ever. It takes special skill to make the old 'she was a ghost the whole time' gambit feel not only fresh and surprising but also heartwrenching in the best way possible. I would absolutely say that you managed to make this story uplifting, and I can't think of a tale I'd rather start the year with.

Also: would it be fair to assume that this is the "bridge wraith" mentioned in Jamboree?

Thank you. That means a great deal to me. :twilightsmile:

And yes, that is exactly who she was.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Haunting but heartwarming. And I can always appreciate a good psychopomp. Thank you for a look at what the old rascal got up to while his wife waited for him.

I LOVE John with the silver strung guitar!!! Thanks for this ponified version of him!

Thank you. John was one of the heroes I grew up reading, and I’m always glad to find other fine folks who have heard of him. :pinkiehappy:

If you haven’t already, you might want to also check out My Little Balladeer, which actually takes MWW’s John and teams him up with ponies. Everything I have read in it is so good. :twilightsmile:

Lovely ponification of Silver John! :pinkiehappy:

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Huh. I wonder what the connection is to your other stories...

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