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Lucky Dreams


I didn't choose the skux life, the skux life chose me

Aspiring kid's author + unusually lucky pegasus!

Dec
31st
2016

State of the Pegasus + Happy New Year! · 4:56pm Dec 31st, 2016

For anyone waiting for it, huge apologies that Cold Dark Place hasn’t dropped yet, despite how short the rewritten version is. I wish I had a good excuse for its delay, but the truth is disappointingly mundane – uni turned out to be busier than I expected, and the last few months of ceaseless non-stop never-ending terrible news have left me feeling… drained, I guess. Blank. I’ve been struggling to keep up with uni work, let alone anything poni related :ajsleepy:

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... Just go and read it, for poni's sake :raritystarry:

BONUS ROUND!

Ponemurdered: A charming tale in which Celestia teams up with Alan Titchmarsh to renovate a run-down cottage in the West Country. Don’t be put off by the epic 956,000 word length -- it’s totes worth it for the story arc where they go down to St Ives to experience the non-stop excitement of a Real Ale Festival, and also for the 40,000 word chapter in which they very politely argue over when exactly Come Dine With Me jumped the shark. Riveting stuff!

September -- We Are All Made Of Silence
April -- Cursed Be He That Moves My Bones

December -- A Candle in the Sky
November -- Supper of Scootaloo Stew
October -- A Light in Dark Places

June -- In the Place the Wild Horses Sleep

February -- Ponemurdered, Chapter 6
January -- Yes, Apple Bloom, there *is* a Santa Hooves

November -- Shine *
October -- Fly Before You Run
August -- Daring Do Bakes a Cake
August -- Action Pony goes to Space Camp
August -- The Hoofprints in the Snow
July -- The Forest in the Living Room *
June -- The Adventure of Silver Lining
May -- Paint the Night with Stars
May -- Unicorns Can't Fly! *
April -- It's Not a Cold Dark Place (Original Version) *
March -- Sweetie's Letter
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February -- The Cutie Mark Crusader's Present,
My Little Pony: Spookiness is Magic! †‡

December -- The Filly and her Ghosts *‡


* Cancelled
† Permanently deleted
‡ Originally published on my old account

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Wanderer D
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2453579 did you expect any less? :duck:

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Oh my word, you remembered! Thank you so much :pinkiehappy:

Wanderer D
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Happy b-day! :raritywink:

For some reason your work - stories and art - reminds me of Tove Jansson. Just wondered - is that a conscious influence or am I just imagining it?

Hiya, I'm just here to say I put you in the list of good authors. Check it out. :3

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