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All that I touch seems to break in my hands, then it just bursts into flames.


Lyra has always been a scared pony. Her irrational fears are ruining her relationship with Bon Bon. Being afraid of nearly everything is difficult, but sometimes you have to face the things that frighten you. No matter how irrational they may be.

Entry to The Barcast Writing Contest #3: Halloween in April

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Nice and grotesque, especially with the descriptions near the end. Also, is that an Arcade Fire reference in the chapter title?

jmj #2 · Apr 3rd, 2020 · · ·

Thank you. Im glad you enjoyed the story. I see you comment a lot so I'm happy you've found one of my stories appealing.

It is not an Arcade Fire reference. It's the title of a Peter Gabriel song that I felt was an apt accompaniment to this story.

Got a link to it? I'm only familiar with the Arcade Fire song of the same name.

...People keep telling me I comment a lot, but I sure don't know how they keep finding me or what comments of mine they're referring too. I know I don't comment nearly as much as I read. I've definitely read some more of your stories before, though. (Apparently, that's most of them now that I'm checking.)


And we learn something new every day. Arcade Fire made the song. Peter Gabriel covered it. I just listened the their version and I really like it. Tough to tell which is better.

So, I suppose it was a reference after all.

Awesome. Thank you so much for reading my stories. I usually see you commenting on thedoberman's stuff or in the Cozy Glow group.

Thank you for the submission, I look forward to reading it.


Thank you for hosting a horror contest.

Yeah, that’s always a fun group. And you’re quite welcome.

Got a deep sense of claustrophobia reading this. MLP horror at its best!

jmj #9 · Apr 4th, 2020 · · ·

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it, Dobes.

A twist following by a shocking twist, good job.


Thanks. I thought this twist up a long time ago but wanted to save it for the right story. I subscribe to the theory that classic horror has to have a twist and I was very proud of this one. Thank you so much for reading and noticing the effort for this twist. I tried very hard to earn the horror.

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I've never heard "Ly-ly" before, but I love it. :D

Got the sense something was definitely going on there, but that was still quite a twist at the end!


Thanks a lot! I'm happy you have read and commented on this. I thought it was a fun story to tell. It's dark, terrible, and rooted not in the creature under your bed but the monsters any of us can become. I tried to use misdirection to hide what the ending was going to be but drop enough hints that it made sense.

And yet, something still clutched with desperation in the back of her mind. What had woken her up?

Do people actually ever wonder what woke them up after being woken up at night? I have never done this and immediately go back to sleep. I am also in Boy Scouts and no one I have tented with has ever done this either so I know that I am not in the minority this time. I mean it could just be because she is paranoid and I do know that this has happened in real life but I read some other fanfic I forgot a while ago where this exact thing happened and now that's twice where people are confused why they wake up randomly which is way too coincidental. Or is being confused what woke you up super natural outside of Texas and we are all just below average IQ and do not have the capacity to wonder if we are in danger. Oh well guess I will never know.


I wake up several times a week jerking up in bed and gasping in air like characters in horror movies. I hate it. Semi night terrors or something.

I like to think Lyra woke up in a start because she was reliving the incident revealed at the end but can't face the reality of what has happened.

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