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PaulAsaran


Technical Writer from the U.S.A.'s Deep South. Writes horsewords, and reviews both independently and for Seattle's Angels. New reviews posted every Thursday! Writing Motto: "Go Big or Go Home!"

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Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash have been dating for some time now. It's been nothing but awesome, and thus Rainbow's decided she wants to pop the question. There's just one tiny thing getting in the way: Pinkie once told her she had to meet a very specific condition if she ever wanted to get married. If Rainbow really wants to tie the knot, she'll have to resort to drastic measures.


A silly idea that came to mind and just had to be written out. Cover art by Cozmicpandawolf, used with permission.

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Rainbow Dash is willing to make a lot of sacrifices for her oldest and best friend. Some of them are less a sacrifice than she lets on. But it's cool. Fluttershy's cool. As long as nobody else notices...


A little something that popped into my head and demanded to be written. Done with minimal editing. I was going to use it as an entry in the Writeoff's "I Prefer Not To" contest, but missed the deadline.

Cover art by ILACAVGBMJC. Used with permission.

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Going to visit Zecora, Fluttershy and Applejack are attacked by timberwolves. The resulting fight and flight leaves Applejack injured and Fluttershy poisoned by a hallucinogenic plant. The good news: they got away, and neither of them are suffering anything life threatening. The bad news?

Now Fluttershy has to survive a night in her cottage. Alone. With the plant's drug pumping through her system, she soon faces horrors of her own imaginings. Worst of them all is that eternal, hot yearning she feels for the mare who will always be there for her.


Written for The Barcast's Halloween in April horror contest.

Pre-read by the ever helpful Wanderer D.

Cover art by OgaraOrCynder.

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This story is a sequel to How to Save a Life


Twelve years ago, Rainbow married the woman of her dreams. Seven years ago, that same woman walked out on her. Now she comes home to find Rarity waiting outside her condo's door.

It might be the most frightening thing that's ever happened to her.


Last story in the Breakup Trilogy. Loosely inspired by Smith & Thell's Forgive Me, Friend.

Cover art commissioned from NekoJackun.


Other stories inspired by music:
Ordinary World
Bed of Roses
Escape
How to Save a Life
Bulletproof Heart
Drops of Jupiter

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It's been a year since a tragic accident took Applejack's parents. A year, and she still doesn't know what to do with herself. Encouraged by friends and family, she decides to spend the summer vacation at Fluttershy's beach house on Splendora Island. She's not sure if it's helping.

Then, one night, she finds something injured on the beach. No, not something. Someone.

What starts as good intentions steadily grows into something else. Whether that something else is good for Applejack is another matter entirely.


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"PaulAsaran’s attention to detail and use of repetition, flashback, and expression to create an unforgettable story is something I’m still trying to get a handle on in my own work." — leeroy_glBZ

"Impressed every step of the way. Thoroughly good writing." — Shrink Laureate

Inspired 100% by the cover art. The idea jumped into my skull and refused to leave until it was written out.


Props to my wonderful pre-readers: SorenPixels, NaiadSagaIotaOar, and Wanderer D!

Cover art used with permission from LooknamTCN, verily one of the best RariJack artists ever. Check out their immensely enjoyable Tumblr.

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This story is a sequel to Escape


An unexpected meeting at a bar allowed Rarity and Twilight to bond over their individual failed marriages. Now the time comes to take the next terrifying step. When doubts come roaring to the surface, they call upon a mutual friend to help them find their courage.

There are no instruction manuals for breakups.


Inspired by How to Save a Life by The Fray.

My thanks to Inquisitor M, Sypher, KorenCZ11 for volunteering to pre-read the story and help me with a few tweaks.

Cover art generously donated by KorenCZ11.

Other stories inspired by music:
Ordinary World
Bed of Roses
Escape
Bulletproof Heart
Drops of Jupiter
Forgive Me, Friend

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It’s not uncommon for young stallions or mares to come to Cadance to request blessings in their love lives or some other such thing. It’s all part of being the Princess of Love, really. This latest request, however, is altogether new. Granting it could start a political firestorm, but a powerful part of her says she should do it anyway. Filled with indecision, she decides to get advice from the pony she trusts most.


Born from a minor thought experiment based on the theory of Equestria having a female supermajority population and the potential cultural impacts of such a society.

Generously preread by Wanderer D.

Cover art by vintage-kiddo (formerly known as JadedMelody613).

Rated teen for topical discussion of sex (just playing it safe).

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This is a canon side-story to Sucker for a Cute Face.


When Fluttershy learns that her girlfriend is making poison in the basement, she hurries to intervene!

She never expected to discover that Adagio is a witch.


Written with both the permission and generous assistance of Eyeswirl the Weirded! Takes place some three months after the events of Sucker for a Cute Face. No knowledge of the story is necessary to enjoy this one.

Artwork commissioned from AmazingPuffhair. Check them out on DA!

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She is an Explorer. She traverses the universe, seeking out those places that have been suggested to Her. With luck, She’ll find something phenomenal. For even across the vast emptiness of space, one may yet find a friend...


Inspired by the titular song by Train.

Other stories inspired by music:
Ordinary World
Bed of Roses
Bulletproof Heart
Escape
How to Save a Life
Forgive Me, Friend

My thanks to Rayvinne for volunteering to preread this!

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This story is a sequel to The Fourth Season


Sunset’s ambition is about to take her on the next step of her life: a three month tour teaching the ponies of Equestria about the human world. Three whole months. This is a good thing. It’s a great thing. Honest.

So why does Applejack feel like her world is about to fall apart? Both terrified and desperate for answers, she sits alone at a familiar gazebo and tries not to make a phone call that could change her life forever.


NOTE: Knowledge of The Fourth Season is not at all necessary to enjoy this story.

Written for Oroboro’s Sunset Shipping Contest: Journeys. This is all his fault and you should all blame him for making tempting me to write this when I should be doing other things. My habitual desire to enter contests is not my own fault. :fluttershyouch:

Cover art by satou2612.

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