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Petrichord


Have you any dreams you'd like to sell?

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Luster Dawn isn't the best of friends. Oh, sure, she tries, but trying isn't the same as doing, and sometimes the mistakes that she makes end up hurting her friends.

Fortunately, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


Written within 60 minutes for the Quills and Sofas Speedwriting Competition #27, "New Beginnings."

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Pinkie Pie is, essentially, a walking talking recipe for disaster. Introducing her to fireworks is a bad idea. Letting her introduce herself to fireworks and interdimensional catalysts is the sort of idea that leads to all of Canterlot being on fire.

Talking sense into Pinkie Pie, though, isn't the most straightforward of tasks. Especially when the way to talk sense into her isn't an obvious one.



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One of my three entries for the Jinglemas collab, written for Nonchalant.

Image created by Mori, and will be deleted upon request.

Thanks to Wanderer D for his help.

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Fluttershy's fangs never went away. Her regression to the ways of Vampire Fruit Bat-pony-ism were inevitable. And, sadly, there didn't seem to be many ways to cure Fluttershy of that problem for good. Only one ridiculous and possibly awful method seemed valid: by introducing Fluttershy to something both apple-related and traumatizing, the Vampire Fruit Bat part of her might shut itself down forever.

Only Applejack can think of one possible solution to this problem, and the solution isn't pretty. In fact, it's about the un-prettiest thing possible.


Don't click the spoiler text if you don't want to ruin the joke and feel like going in blind, but obligatory warning: this story contains (implied) crapping on one of your friends to treat a supernatural illness.

If this also sounds like a joke, it is it is my tribute to The greatest thing Present Perfect has ever written. And by "tribute," I mean "Parody/hopefully the start of the Fibrous Nuggets-verse." For what it's worth, I think he liked it.

This story was written out of love okay

Wanderer D helped me with everything on this please go follow him and stuff he's a bro

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It's a theoretically simple setup: five ponies on a train, deciding that playing a popular board game about the restructuring of a barren planet so that it can comfortably sustain life for the ponies of Equestria. They all compliment each other when it comes to forming the perfect group for a board game: Rainbow Dash brings her undeniable charisma to the table, Starlight Glimmer brings her brains, Rarity brings her panache, Applejack brings her delightfully sardonic wit, and Fluttershy's also just kind of there, I guess.

Theoretically, it shouldn't be a bad way to spend a couple of hours.

Theoretically.



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My entry into no writing competition whatsoever. The idea of deliberately sending yourself up to be graded like a bad entry on the fanfic equivalent of Hell's Kitchen doesn't really do anything for me, thank you very much.

Story is a work in progress. Expect to see new chapters Mon-Fri between 2:00 PM-5:00 PM CST, and that's a schedule I'm really going to try to keep to for a change of pace.

All my thanks to Flashgen for his help.

Elements of cover art are by Isaac Fryxelius, and will be taken down upon request.

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All Burnt Oak said he was going to do was cut down a tree for Hearth's Warming. All Applejack thought she'd have to deal with was hauling the tree out of the Everfree Forest.

But sometimes, nature fights back. Sometimes, the trees strike to kill.

Oops.



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A story written for Jinglemas, as my (second) gift to the lovely Akataja. They didn't get a story last year, and I figured that it was on my shoulders to try and make things right again.

Cover art is from Mariam Melkumyan, and will be removed upon request.

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Every year, snow or shine, Burnt Oak climbs the same hill at the same time of winter to light a campfire. Sometimes, he sings; sometimes, he talks to the breeze; always, he remembers the friend no longer at his side. And it's a nice, peaceful time of remembrance, one which the ponies around him know better than to interrupt.

Except, one winter, for an unexpected arrival - and for almost anypony else, Burnt Oak wouldn't have given them the time of day.

But he couldn't refuse his friend's daughter, could he?



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A story written for Jinglemas, as my (first) gift to the lovely Akataja. They didn't get a story last year, and I figured that it was on my shoulders to try and make things right again.

Rated "Highly Recommended" by Present Perfect.

Now featured on Equestria Daily! (10/1/19)

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It's tough to realize that you haven't done enough with your life to really know who you are. And it sucks to know that even being a top student at the School of Friendship doesn't automatically make you feel special or important on the inside.

Fortunately, Smolder's found a workaround to that problem, and she's willing to let Sandbar in on the secret. And it turns out that a new hobby and a developing sense of achievement are powerful tools for restoring a Colt's self-confidence. Perhaps too powerful...



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Thanks to Wanderer D, Flashgen, Door Belle and GaPJaxie for their help.

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There are certain obligations to be fulfilled by the Canterlot Elite when duty calls. One must never back down from assisting others when to refuse aid would shame the entire aristocracy, one must never complain about assisting others, and one must never ask for aid when they can physically manage to avoid getting other court members involved. It's not a standard that many nobles are able to hold themselves to, but it's certainly expected, particularly for strapping young up-and-comers like Blueblood.

Still, Blueblood wasn't expecting to have to conduct a tea ceremony for a foreign delegate, particularly when he knows nothing about the delegate or the ceremony itself.

It's a seemingly impossible task, but when the alternative is publicly losing face, Blueblood might not have a choice at all...

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All Star Tracker wanted was a couple of books signed from the world's most amazing pony. Of course, when you're perpetually nervous and your idol might be talking to you face-to-face, "no problem" might be a very big problem after all.

Thanks to Door Belle and FlashGen for their help.

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When Twilight Sparkle's life grew more full of accolades, it grew more full of demands. First, she became Twilight Sparkle, the element of Magic; then she became Twilight Sparkle, the Princess of Friendship. Then the savior of two universes, then the rejuvenator of the Tree of Harmony, then owner of the Castle of Friendship. The Redeemer of Starlight Glimmer, the aunt of the world's most powerful alicorn, the headmistress of the School of Friendship. So it went.

And at the end of it all, she realized that Twilight Sparkle didn't really exist anymore - all that was left of her was a series of titles, awards and obligations, and the pony that held it all together was little more than a puppet to the demands of the world around her.

And when she understood that Twilight Sparkle was as good as gone, a second option opened itself up to her: if she could unfetter herself from the glory she had worked all her life to obtain, would Twilight Sparkle exist again - not as a name attached to a role, but a pony with her own hopes, dreams and desires?

And if she did, what would come next?



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A brief story about time, reality, pseudophilosophy, self-actualization and surprisingly tasty desserts.

Cover art by KzKsM.

Part of the Re- 'Verse.

Thanks to Wanderer D, Flashgen and Door Belle for their help proofreading, editing and offering advice.



And, more than anything else, my immense thanks to GaPJaxie for inspiring, reviewing and talking to me about this story. Without him, it literally would not exist.

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