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Sharp Spark


Nothing says I miss you quite like war poetry carved in your door with a stanley knife.

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24 hours, 16 fics. Prepare yourself for light comedy, experimental prose, and lots of strangely-written Applejack!

These originate from the Writeoff Association's minific contest, in which I and hazeyhooves attempted to write as many stories as possible. Some of them are good! Some of them are very bad! One of them even won the contest!

Now with additional author commentary :raritywink:

Cover art also by Haze

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The aristocratic and well-to-do unicorn Flash Fog has made a wager that she could circumnavigate the globe in only eighty days. Thankfully, she will not have to make the journey alone. With the assistance of her loyal valet, Porter Stout, Madame Fog is ready to face any adventures the journey may lead to.

This is the story of one of those adventures.

Based on the game 80 Days. As such, this story is presented in a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, utilizing hyperlinks in each chapter rather than standard linear navigation.

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Twilight Sparkle is dating Applejack. Pinkie Pie is dating Rarity. In fact, it seems like everyone in Ponyville has a special somepony, except for Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy!

So they join a bowling team.

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Finalist for the June Writeoff - A Matter of Perspective

Edited by Exuno, with some pre-reading help from hazeyhooves and KiroTalon

Cover image uses hair vectors by TheGirlNamedSig

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The name's Slate. Straight Slate, detective by trade. It's no easy job, tracking down changelings on the cold city streets, but I'm good at what I do. I've been doing this a long time, ever since the attempted invasion at the royal wedding. But these days... These days, things are different. Something's rotten in the city of Canterlot, and one way or another I intend to get to the bottom of it. Even if it kills me.

Note: Comments are likely to contain spoilers as the story progresses. If you're starting from the beginning, I recommend avoiding them until you've caught up to the chapters in question.

Cover image by: Coin-Trip39

Thanks are due to many people for help and inspirations, both large and small.

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Twilight Sparkle is a really awesome ninja[1], but things aren't always as they seem at Ninja High School[2].

Written for the May Writeoff – I Regret Nothing.

Cover picture by Agu-Fungus.

(I apologize in advance. I actually regret everything.)



[Translator's Note 1: a 'ninja' is a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.]

[Translator's Note 2: a 'high school' is an institution of learning that provides adolescents with part or all of their secondary education, in addition to part or all of their lifelong social trauma.]

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Spike sets out on a heroic quest, taking him far away from home to brave the dangers of... the Manehattan Comic-Con! He's got a lot of high hopes for his convention experience, but when things don't all go according to plan, it might take a few new friends to remind him of just why he liked superheroes to begin with.

References the Friends Forever #14 comic (Luna and Spike), but it's not necessary to have read it.

Finalist in the April Writeoff, "Great Expectations".

Vector art by nero-narmaril.

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Flim and Flam find themselves down and out in the Fire Swamp after another failed attempt at entrepreneurship. Turns out the inhabitants there aren't their typical kind of customers either...

A short, silly story written for the January Writeoff - The Best Medicine

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Apple Bloom has a very important classroom duty, at least according to Miss Cheerilee.

Second place winner in the January Writeoff - All In

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Immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask someone who would know. Like... Apple Bloom, for instance.

Written for the February Writeoff - Closing Time

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This story serves as a collection of works that are too short in length or weak in execution to be published as individual stories. See below for a brief description of each chapter:

A Pale Horse - Somepony is following Discreet Deliberation.
A Dash of This, a Dash of That - Twilight casts a spell with unintended consequences for Rainbow Dash.
Verdict - Twilight Sparkle prosecutes a crime of grave importance.
Fantasy Hoofball - A new sport is sweeping across Equestria.
I Don't Think You're Ready for This... - Love blooms at the Grand Galloping Gala.
Cinderarity - Rarity tells the Cutie Mark Crusaders a bedtime story.
Light and Dark - Celestia and Luna have a conversation.
May the Best Pet Win - Edwin has a plan to claim the position of favored pet.
Monsters - Some monsters do not look like monsters.
Soul Proprietorship - Minuette and Twilight have a run in with the Devil. (s??)
Trixie and Pumpkin Cake Save the World - Title is self-explanatory. (Okay, not really.)
Prisoner in Pink - Pinkie Pie is trapped in the Village.
Scootaloo and the End - Being a kid and growing up. It's hard and nobody understands.
My Little Pony: The Movie: The Fix-Fic - This is how things should have ended. Trust me.
Cymothoa Exigua - A young colt gets something he's always dreamed of. Everyone is happy.
Anagnorisis - Sometimes, a sudden revelation can change everything about how you perceive a story.

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