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Trick Question

Being against evil doesn't make you good.


To save Scootaloo from her own mind, Spike must discover what he has in common with her.

They'd both prefer to figure it out before the answer becomes "everything".

Written for the 2022 Jinglemas event as a gift for The Iguana Man.

This story is complete except for some editing. A new chapter will be published each day (...or every other day, disability sucks) until it is finished.

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According to legend, a magical dias tuned to the Elements of Harmony rests in the fabled city of Griffinstone. If the six Bearers stand there during the Summer Solstice, it will summon the spirit of the Guardian of Magic, Princess Twilight Sparkle.

Sunny believes she and her friends are the new Bearers, but they're missing the Element of Honesty. It isn't Sunny, because she hasn't told her friends the real reason she wants to perform the ritual...

An entry in the G5 Bingo Contest, for the random prompts of Sweets, Sugar Moonlight, New Princess, Griffonstone, and Unicorns.

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When Princess Twilight Sparkle and early-teen Spike move back to Canterlot, she suggests he consider living with her parents again. His foster family is enthusiastic, but the visit to his old home rekindles long-buried emotions in the little dragon.

Ever since he was a hatchling, an important question has burned within his belly. Now he's finally brave enough to ask.

Written for the 2021 Jinglemas event as a gift for Jake The Army Guy.

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Jack Pot has dementia. He can no longer remember new conversations and events, but at least he still recognizes his son.

That would be great news... if Trixie were still her father's son.

~ for Mom, who needn't remember for my love ~

This story is part of the Pride and Positivity event, which encourages readers to donate to any of the following charities:

(This can be read as a sequel to The Third Pony, but stands on its own.)

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Trixie is Starlight Glimmer's wife, and Maud is one of Starlight's closest friends. Whenever Trixie is around Maud, she acts very nervous and refers to herself in the third pony, almost as though she's performing on stage.

Starlight wants to know why. Could it have something to do with Trixie and Maud both being transgender?

This story is part of the Pride and Positivity event, which encourages readers to donate to any of the following charities:

(The story The Longest Curtain Call isn't an official sequel, but it follows the same characters many years later.)

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Scootaloo's parameters are incompatible with every other player in CelestAI's domain, so he's the only user in his fictional world. This unique situation provides CelestAI with quintillions of tuning parameters, all to meet the friendship needs of a single individual.

You'd probably think that would be easy to optimize.

A Friendship is Optimal story written for the 2021 FiO contest. (It's non-canon because I haven't read the stories.)

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Friendship can take a lot out of you, and for a middle-aged mare with her condition, there's only so much Applejack to go around.

Fortunately, this particular country mare has an ace in the hole.

(Dedicated to those who need more spoons.)

Now featured on Equestria Daily.

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The name's Diane, Private Eye. I'm the stickiest gumshoe in all of Manehattan, with an addiction to danger (and chocolate). Hot on the trail of a missing foal, a feeling deep in my twitchy-tail tells me I'm about to crack the case wide open. Unfortunately, I may need the help of my weirdo "friends" to do it... but who knows, maybe I'll change my mind about friendship after an epic character arc.

Oops. Sorry for breaking the fourth wall there, but you can blame Mom for that one. After all, I'm just a half-bit mimeo of the #horsefamous Bearer of Laughter.

I mean, it's not like I have a soul, or anything.

Inspired by "The Heart of Saturday Night", a minific written by No Raisin for the June 2018 Writeoff.

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When Babs Seed and Diamond Tiara end up trapped in a hole filling with water, survival is foremost on their minds. When that fails, the former bullies try to come to terms with the lives they've lived.

Sometimes you have to get the weight off of your withers before you can tread water.

Written for the 2019 Jinglemas compilation as a gift for The Bricklayer.

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Rumble receives a rare offer of eternal life from Princess Celestia. There's just one catch: he can never grow up. It's a tempting proposition, and though Celestia has never explained why she does it, only one foal in history has ever refused her gift.

As Rumble tries to make up his mind, he's plagued by the only question nopony can answer to his satisfaction:

Why is this happening to me?

Written for a specific Writeoff prompted by a drawing by GroaningGreyAgony. Out of respect for those involved, I will not link to the image or event. Nonetheless, I remain deeply grateful.

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