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The Hat Man


A man with a love of top hats and the finer things in life. Like aged rum. And UNICORNS.

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Aboard a rocket ship, Stellar Skies and crew are about to become the first ponies in orbit. But as the countdown begins, she remembers the stallion and life she left behind.

Written originally as part of a speed-writing challenge for Quills and Sofas Speedwriting, but I decided to publish it in honor of the NASA and SpaceX launch of Crew Dragon on May 30, 2020, the first manned launch from the U.S. in almost a decade.

Warning: While not graphic or violent, this story does touch on the topic of emotional abuse.

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Radio. The first national broadcast across Equestria is about to happen. But even as radio towers are raised across the nation, Princess Twilight calls upon three musicians to make it truly historic.

If radio is to be more than a passing fad, how can it prove its worth? And if faraway music is to be heard in ponies' homes across the land, what song shall be the first to grace the airwaves?

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Newlyweds Lyra and Bon Bon want to spend a quiet Hearth's Warming together, but when a holiday-themed monster known as the Krampus shows up and ponies start vanishing, Bon Bon's old monster-hunting agency calls on the pair to stop the creature before it's too late. Can the pair of secret agents take down the Krampus before it's too late, or will their first Hearth's Warming as a married couple end in disaster?

Post Season 9; based on the mythical Krampus of European legend.
Cover image by Colby "Greenfinger" Green.

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"The stars are GONE!" Twilight declares at an emergency faculty meeting at the School of Friendship. Is it an impending apocalyptic disaster... or is this a classic case of Twilighting? Starlight's got a guess...

WINNER of the 1st "Quills and Sofas" Group Speed-Writing Competition!

Also, may contain some real gripes from a real high-school teacher who knows some academic horse-hockey when he sees it...

Cover image used with permission from OinkTweetStudios! Check 'em out, they do awesome work!

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Hallo! Sorry I'm late. But then, it seems... so are you, Rainbow Dash.

And so the late Rainbow Dash comes face to face with Death himself! And he's... surprisingly cordial, actually.

But when Rainbow ends up in his debt, there's only one way to get back to the life she knew: take up the role of the Grim Reaper herself while Death takes a little holiday. Will Dashie be able to stay quick among the dead? Will she be the most awesome reaper ever... or will Death have to cut his vacation - and Rainbow's life - tragically short?

(Apologies and honors to the late Sir Terry Pratchett.)
Editors: Reese, GenerousGhibli, E3gner
Illustrations: Greenfinger

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This story is a sequel to The Iron Horse: Everything's Better With Robots!


Hearth's Warming with the family is traditional! A family made up of robots? That's less traditional. Turing Test, the robot who learned all about friendship from Twilight Sparkle, decides to unite her robotic siblings and their creator for a holiday gathering in Mustangia in this collection of silly and occasionally heartwarming vignettes.

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This story is a sequel to The Iron Horse: Everything's Better With Robots!


Turing Test is a robot pony built by a formerly evil "mad scientist." It's the day before Sire's Day, and she's spending time with Twilight Sparkle, her very best friend and mentor. But she has questions: Why should Starlight Glimmer go free while her father is behind bars? And what separates one former villain from another?

(Set in early Season 6. A meditation on justice, on family, and on what makes a suitable pie filling.)

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This story is a sequel to The Iron Horse: Everything's Better With Robots!


Turing Test is a robot pony. She's also Equestria's Minister of Technology (it's a long story). She wants to bring ponies into the modern world, but it's an uphill battle against years of technophobia and prejudice among the Canterlot bureaucrats. But then she learns of the untold advanced technology in the world of humans and sets off on the ultimate field trip. Canterlot High just got a new exchange student...

Editors: Reese, GenerousGhibli, E3gner
Illustrations: Greenfinger

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On Hearth's Warming Eve, a young Shining Armor helps a mysterious lost filly get home to her family...

Little does he know that there's more to this sad, quiet girl than he thinks...

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Banded Agate and his family flee across the snow-swept wasteland to escape their life of slavery in the Crystal Empire under King Sombra.

One thousand years later, a group of ponies arrives in the Empire with a story to tell.

Written for Everfree Northwest's Scribblefest 2017 Contest. Winner of the coveted Fluttershy Award! :yay:

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