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The Red Parade

Cars are still parked outside. If the rapture had happened, why was it unrecognizable? Why was the sky blue? Why did no one tell me? Do these things not announce themselves?


Rainbow Dash has the best day ever, and Twilight's really happy for her.

Quills and Sofas Panic Fiction entry with the prompt Framed. Written with the challenge of imitating the writing style of my friend and as a gift to Seer. Cover art done by Snow Quill!

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Seer #1 · Jan 21st, 2021 · · ·

Well, what's left to say about Iridescence?
The balancing act you do here mate, the vivid imagery, the wonderful story telling that never feels like a slog of exposition, and the crushing, devastating lot progression come together seamlessly. I think stories from you always have a surprising amount of moving parts which might not be immediately obvious, but they always work together so seamlessly that it just feels effortless. And I think anyone who writes knows only too well how 'effortless' is very much not the word to be used when it comes to the act of writing stuff like this.
I've been privileged enough to read a great deal of your work through speedwriting, and it's given me a real appreciation for the craft that your writing always is. This story is no exception. It's compelling, vivid, imaginative, and utterly heart-rending.
Thanks again so much mate! I really appreciate this and here's to many more stories from you we all get to enjoy :)

I’m not crying, you are

Seriously though Red, reading this from the first draft, through the renditions and now finally to this has been nothing short of an honor. Every pass made this story better and you should be damn proud of it.


Thank you!!

Obviously couldn't have done this one without you! Really glad you liked it, your style is a major inspiration and you're an epic person on top of that as well :)

Thanks for all you've done!

It's hilarious because you did this so well I was half convinced it really was Seer who wrote this and you just switched the names as a prank.

Seriously, though? This is an incredible fic, and it's one I have a feeling I'll keep going back to, to read and re-read for a long time.

Good stuff right here.

Oh ouch, right in the feels, man

👏🏾Excellent work.

amazing fic!


I think I'm gonna cry now.

Seriously Red, while you imitated Seer's writing in this story (which I can defo see in the story!) the way you deliver the emotions is something only you can create. From Twilight's hesitant behavior to the grand reveal, the build-up is executed candidly, and the mood is only supported by the descriptors of Dash's tragically beautiful last day of her life.

Awesome work, and hope to see more stories from you in the future!

But, isn't there already a story on here called Iridescence? Or maybe I'm thinking of Transcendence...

Ok wait a second. Did Twilight just leave her there? WHAT?:raritycry::rainbowhuh:

Okay, so I liked this story, but the ending was unnecessary (the part after XXX.)

You did a good job in letting us know that Rainbow Dash was enjoying herself, but that something was wrong with her; And that that something Twilight know, and it was causing her distress.

Dumping the reason on us made it feel less impactful. You gave us good context that dash was dying and that was really all that was needed.

Anyway good story, keep up the work. : )

This was a nicely written story, and you did a great job with the descriptions. I will say that from the tags, I did see the ending coming; I was only really confused by the fact that Rainbow actually pulled off her Rainboom. I agree with the above comment in that the ending was a bit hamfisted, but I don't think it would take much adjusting to make it land much better.

I think that in after that, Dash died

Wow. Just wow. What a twist. This literally yanked my heart out.
But what an AMAZING fic. Definitely one of my favorites on this site!

This reminds me of a story on here called "Hereafter".
Both stories are great.

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