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Cerulean Voice


Father of twin 4yo boys, partner of Arcelia, and so glad to be back.

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Princess Cadance loves Hearts-and-Hooves Day. She does not, however, love the hundreds of letters sent to her every year from desperate and dateless ponies who misunderstand how her special talent works.

Still, not every letter contains a blatant request to remove another's free will. Some just ask for simple advice, or hold the naive-yet-innocent wishes of the young. And then there's a letter from a married writer who just wants his anniversary to be super special.

Although Mi Amore Cadenza is not the almighty angel of love that most ponies think she is, she might be able to help these select few writers.


Set after Rainbow Rocks, but before season 5.

Preread by Syeekoh, TheSlorg, Derpator, and Themaskedferret.
Edited by NightWolf289, PaulAsaran, and PegasusMesa.

Cover by luv4horsez.

The result of an old writing challenge between myself and TheSlorg. Character tags are final, but not all are currently present.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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An unrelated-but-ongoing series of short stories and minifics birthed from the creative-juice-producing Writeoff Association. All are laid bare in their draft forms before editing / expansion (if any). Every story added here will have come from these monthly contests; as such, one should only expect updates to this collection periodically after these competitions.

My greatest thanks to everyone in the group for their constant support, be it reviews, post-contest editing assistance, or general cheery nature.

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Born blind, Snowdrop has always lived a life of limitation. Two years since the glorious event that changed her life and unearthed the blessings of winter, she has again fallen into a rut.
An unexpected visit from her favourite Princess and best friend is about to change that.
After the Princess insists that only Snowdrop can perform a certain dangerous task, she heads into the Everfree Forest to confront a mysterious, previously unknown creature. But how can a helpless blind filly possibly succeed where elite members of the Royal Guard have failed?

Sometimes it takes the blind to see what everyone else cannot.


The extended version of my entry in the Writeoff Association's April event, the prompt being Great Expectations.

Preread by BlazzingInferno, Foxy E, Comet Burst, Quill Scratch, Thornwing, Horizon, Not_A_Hat, PaulAsaran, and NightWolf289. Edited by BlazzingInferno, Foxy E, and PaulAsaran. Proofread and finalised by PresentPerfect and Cold in Gardez.
Thanks to Obselescence for letting me pick his brain in regards to the title.

Cover art by Cold in Gardez.

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Three nights before Hearth's Warming Day, ponies all around Equestria are settling in. The air is clear, the temperature not so biting, and for once, Ponyville might have an orderly holiday season.

Nature, of course, is not so agreeable.

In the aftermath of a powerful earthquake, cities are destroyed, livelihoods ruined, and spirits bleak. Seeking to bring some smiles back to the general populace, Pinkie Pie and Rarity offer to host a charity dinner party to help raise funds for the youth of Manehattan, the hardest-hit city of them all. But when they begin emulating two Hearth's Warming legends, the former bearers of Laughter and Generosity will discover far more than they expected in the ruined city...


A collaboration with Foals Errand. Edited by NightWolf289.

Candy Cane and Shortcake vectors adopted with love, courtesy of luv4horsez.

May Festival Pinkie Pie and May Festival Rarity vectors courtesy of selinmarsou.

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Princess Celestia has put out a reward for anypony willing to venture into the Everfree Forest in order to acquire some incredibly rare—but dangerous—creatures, for the purposes of research and education. Cratus is the only pony willing to answer the call; after all, he's dealt with dangerous and rare creatures his entire life.

But there is another pony who might prove useful to him, and his cause. He's heard tell of her affinity for wild creatures: specifically, her unparalleled ability to keep them calm.

Never did he anticipate the impact that convincing her to join him would have on either of their lives.


Pre-read by NightWolf289, PaulAsaran, SirTruffles, Majin Syeekoh, Foals Errand, Magello, and Themaskedferret.

Cover art by Magello.

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The Crystal Empire has been at peace ever since Princess Cadance and Shining Armor took over its ruling. No more loving couple has ever reigned before, and the Crystal Heart has never generated such power in all of history. But there is a secret that Cadance has kept for many, many, years: a terrible secret with the potential to bring it all crashing down.
This Hearts-and-Hooves Day, Cadance and Shining Armor's love will be put through its toughest trial yet.


This story is a side-story to Essenza di Amore. Though set in the same universe, reading of the prequel is not required. Similarly, knowledge of certain events depicted in the book, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, will be helpful but not essential.

The extended version of my entry in the Writeoff Association's January 2015 event, the prompt being All in. Now also the second place winner of Nonpariel Fiction's 2015 Hearts and Hooves Day competition.

*Written before the FIENDship is Magic comic series and the Radiant Hope arc of the main comic series*

Preread by Foals Errand, The Albinocorn, RK_Striker_JK_5, Sholan, and Csquared08.
Edited by Foxy E, Dash The Stampede, Csquared08, and NightWolf289.

Cover art courtesy of Akili-Amethyst.

Inspired by this incredible song.


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Orphaned as a filly, a young pegasus named Kaviyayu is raised by an adoptive Earth pony family in a secluded, peaceful village. When a strange unicorn drops by the village, Kaviyayu and the other foals are captivated by her tales of the world, as well as her various spells and illusions for their amusement. But there's something about the way she doesn't speak of her own family... how she never removes her traveller's cloak... how she seems to take a very strong interest in Kaviyayu...

Who is this mysterious mare, what does she seek, and just what is so special about that pendant she wears?

This is the tale of how a seemingly ordinary filly rose to become both a princess and a beacon of love to ponies all over Equestria. Based on the back-story of Princess Cadance, as given by G. M. Berrow's pony novella, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell. Also loosely inspired by symphonic metal band Nightwish's sixth studio album, Dark Passion Play.


Cover art by the lovely Ayemel.

Now with its own musical accompaniment courtesy of The L-Train!

Pre-reading by Noble Thought, Prak, The Albinocorn, ThatOneWriter, JustAnotherTimeLord, vren55, Majin Syeekoh, Foals Errand, Comet Burst, and Chris. Edited by ChromeMyriad, Titanium Dragon, Noble Thought, Prak, NightWolf289, PresentPerfect, and Chris.

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This story is a sequel to Sunset Shimmer's Unpleasant Discovery


Twilight Sparkle returns to the human world intending to take a short vacation from her princessly duties, and to catch up with her non-Equestrian friends. One sleepover at Pinkie Pie’s house later, Twilight comes to learn something fascinating—and horrifying—about her very human body.


This story now has a spiritual prequel: Sunset Shimmer's Unpleasant Discovery, by Bootsy Slickmane, rated [mature]. While mine pokes fun at the characters, his offers the more serious take.

Preread by Stiggerzz and Majin Syeekoh.

Rated Teen for sexual references.

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This story is a sequel to The Ultimate Alicorn


For thirty years, Twilight Sparkle has ruled Equestria single-hoofedly. For thirty years, she has managed the sun, the moon, the weather and the production of food all over Equestria. For thirty years, she has barely aged, with the combined might and extended lifespans of the deposed former triarchy, and the power of the Alicorn Amulet in her possession.

While the self-appointed Queen of Equestria continues to hold the population in a vicegrip of fear, and the land and seas begin to deteriorate, a secret uprising will form. Unbeknownst to Her Absolute Majesty, new foals are growing and developing their natural magic in secret. After a vision of the future by their mentor, and aided by an elderly recluse, a small band of young fillies and colts will scour the land of Equestria and beyond in search of the one remaining method to restore the world's magic.

Equestria has had enough. The reign of the ultimate alicorn must end.


Winner (long-runners category) of the Twyrant's Kingdom Competition.

Pre-read by JustAnotherTimeLord, The Albinocorn, NightWolf289, PaulAsaran, Comet Burst, MissingLink, Dash The Stampede, and FamousLastWords. Edited by NightWolf289, JustAnotherTimeLord, and Dash The Stampede.

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Rated teen for violence and dark themes.

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This story is a sequel to Burning Day Brethren


A full year has passed since Philomena's last rebirth. While recounting memories of that day in the Unbecoming realm, Philomena's Sacred Ash pendant—a keepsake from Ho-Oh—spontaneously ignites and glows. Minutes later, a colossal behemoth from another dimension tears a rip through interdimensional timespace and begins to besiege Equestria.

Knowing full well the possible consequences for doing so, Fawkes and Ho-Oh follow Giratina through the rip from the Unbecoming. Desperate to stop it, they must ensure the safety of Equestria's own race of fire-birds and make a stand against the destructive, ghostly dragon. But Giratina is not alone; others have joined it who also desire the permanent downfall of the phoenixian race.

While Giratina mobilises its own personal draconic army, the trio of flaming avians must formulate a plan to bring Giratina's desires to a standstill. For if the Unbecoming's bath of rebirth is ever destroyed, no phoenix in existence may ever be reborn again...


Set during season four and discounting any forthcoming new canon.

Preread by vren55. Edited by NightWolf289 and MissingLink.

A collaboration with my good pal, Comet Burst.

Rated Teen for violence and small amounts of gore.

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