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Not Enough Coffee

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts." ~ Marcus Aurelius


Lightning Dust is hit with the worst part of her life after her failure with The Wonderbolts. She can't keep a stable job, can't keep trustworthy friends, and can't keep ponies from looking down upon her for her failures.

She hates Rainbow Dash, despite having blame in her own mistakes, she can't forgive what Dash's involvement in her life has done to her. She sets out to settle the score. Though, along the way, she meets a pony who puts a stop to her reckless abandonment.

This story deals with a Lightning Dust at her lowest, so there is a lot of swearing and heavy themes.

Cover art by Dragonataxia.

Edited by FamousLastWords, who also helped write some bits in the story to help me sell the impact. He is a true bro, and deserves all the credit in the world.

This was written for Penguifyer as a part of Jinglemas 2020! For more information about Jinglemas, checkout our group!

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Comments ( 14 )

This reminds me of the time Not Enough Coffee wrote a story

Man, you bring up a solid point.

Interesting! I'm curious to know what exactly she had planned for RD, but I suppose that's not really important in the swing of things.

These are two characters I've yet to see any interaction between before. I liked what I saw here, and I'd love to see more of them in the future.

This story actually makes you stop and think.

Damn, bro. That's a compliment. Glad you enjoyed it.

Excellent work!

Good work.

Also, I think you’re the first to do a Lightning Dust/Octavia fic (which may or may not be part of why I gave this prompt). Good job making it a solid story too and making it hit a tad close to home for me.

I always like to write from the heart, man. I think it makes my work more genuine and honest.

And man, I love these ponies. I was basically given a gift in of itself writing about them.

Congrats on finally writing 20 stories! Now you gotta write a bunch more. Your Octavia is in top form because of course she is. Your take on Dusty as a profane and incredibly rough pony who strives but always falls short of good is appropriately Sisyphian.

You always know the nicest things to say to me. :heart:

Also, thanks for reading this, broski! I enjoyed writing this one quite a bit!


You always know the nicest things to say to me. :heart:

Better Sisyphus than syphilis.

Holy. Got a laugh out of me.

Don't wanna be either tbh.

Hey Coffee, here's the review you requested for your story from the Reviewer's Mansion. Let me know what you think and thank you for submitting it to the group!

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