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Dave Bryant


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This story is a sequel to Lectern’s New and Used Books: Fall Semester


A Twin Canterlots story—first in the Brass Ring series

If it had been just the prosthetic right arm, Rose Brass might have been certified fit for duty—but when the docs also concluded her left eye couldn’t be saved, that was that. The army captain found herself down-checked and retired to the permanent disability list. Without any other direction, she moved back to the city where she’d grown up. Now, thanks to the kindness of strangers, she’s washed up at the doors of an organization dedicated to assisting veterans just like her.

Rose visits VSCC some fourteen years before “Rainbow Rocks” (about twelve and a half years before MLPFIM begins).

Hit the “Popular Stories” bar the evening of posting, 29 June 2021, woo!

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This story is a sequel to Oops.


A Twin Canterlots story—fourth and last in the Brass Ring series

Warning tag refers to an attempt and the aftermath.

Rose Brass, retired army captain, has found a second career as a youth social worker. She has a tough attitude, experience, and a security clearance. Naturally she’s the perfect expert for Sunset Shimmer to consult after Wallflower Blush fails to show up for graduation.

A collaboration with Scampy. Thanks also to I-A-M for additional assistance.

Begins immediately after graduation from Canterlot High School and ends with the start of Virga (latter half of season seven).

Hit “Popular Stories” and non-M feature box within an hour of publication and the all-ratings feature box 2 August 2020! Huzzah!

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This story is a sequel to Virga


A Twin Canterlots anthology—first of The Campus series.

So much can happen in fifteen years. Seven young women proceed through university and start out on careers. An unlikely new ruler and a council of friends grow into their roles. Both ends of a magical portal that connects two worlds are uprooted and moved, as carefully as mature trees, to new locations. One is in a wing of the rebuilt Ceremonial Palace, made over for the purpose. The other is on the Campus.

Background and an information packet are available.

Hit “Popular Stories” and (briefly) the featured box the day after publication! Holy moley! :pinkiegasp:

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This story is a sequel to Mister Cook Goes to Canterlot


A Twin Canterlots story—last in the Cook’s Tour series; followed by Virga

Cook, that’s gotta be the fanciest—and stuffiest—restaurant in the whole area!” Sunset looked, and sounded, aghast. “What am I gonna wear?”
  I let my eyebrows rise. “This from one of the girls who magic up spiffy new ensembles every few weeks?”
  By rights her glare should have reduced me to cinders. “That’s different and you know it. This isn’t even like a Rainbooms gig, where I can get away with something outrageous. Whatever it is must be pretty serious or you wouldn’t be so insistent—and evasive; don’t think I haven’t noticed.”
  When I limited my response to a shrug, she sighed in resignation. “Fine. I’ll talk to Rarity and see what we can come up with on my pitiful budget.”

Takes place during the winter break of the Mane Seven’s senior year (middle of season six).

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This story is a sequel to Foreign Nationals of Unusual Importance


Each installment is prompted by another story on Fimfiction, which is linked by story card; permission will be sought before posting.

Shiny new diplomat Cookie Pusher lives a complicated life—struggling to carry out what may be the strangest duties in the history of the Foreign Service, yet remaining as much in the background as he can manage. Let’s see if we can make his life even more difficult.

Suggestions for prompt stories are welcome, but no guarantees are offered or implied—including any kind of schedule. No installment should be taken seriously in any way, and new tags may be added as needed.

Many thanks to FanOfMostEverything for both the original inspiration and for kind (and correct) promotional words.

Hit “Popular Stories” the day of publication, woo-hoo!

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This story is a sequel to Three-act Play


Warning tags refer to scenes of warfare written for a teen audience.

Sunset paused on the high balcony of Princess Twilight’s empty tower, catching her breath after all those stairs. Everypony was away setting up the Friendship Festival; the journal had been buzzing almost constantly with Twilight’s hastily scribbled one-line updates, ecstatic and anxious—until a couple of hours ago. The longer the sudden silence lasted, the more concerned Sunset became, until she hopped through the portal to see what was up. Her alicorn glowed as she fiddled Twi’s telescope into position for a look at the distant city clinging to the mountainside.

Canterlot was burning.

Takes place late summer and autumn after CHS graduation (between seasons seven and eight).

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This story is a sequel to Diplomatic Overtures


A Twin Canterlots story—third in the Cook’s Tour series

Cookie Pusher, recently appointed chargé d’affaires en pied to Equestria, travels through the portal to visit Canterlot during the Hearth’s-Warming season for a little cultural exchange. Where does he go? What does he do? Ideas and suggestions from the readers guide his foot—er, hoofsteps on this holiday junket.

Takes place during the winter holiday season of the Mane Seven’s senior year (middle of season six).

Many thanks to FanOfMostEverything for the kind promotional words.

Hit “Featured Stories”, but I have no idea when.

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This story is a sequel to Lectern’s New and Used Books: Summer Break


A Twin Canterlots anthology—second in the Lectern’s Books series

The girls’ senior year has started, but they still find time once in a while to hang out at Lectern’s New and Used Books.

Set during the autumn semester of the Mane Seven’s senior year at CHS (most of season six).

Interior plans and pictorial views of the store and its lot are available.

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This story is a sequel to Lectern’s New and Used Books: Summer Break


A Twin Canterlots story—first in the Cook’s Tour series

When the nation hosting the portal terminus at Canterlot High School finds out about it, and the fiery-haired young woman who isn’t what she seems, what do the Powers That Be do about it? Why, send shiny new foreign service officer Cookie Pusher to investigate, of course.

Cook receives his initial briefing some seven months after “Through the Mirror” and less than a month after “Rainbow Rocks” (early in season five).

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Colonel Galea, EUPG (retired), Dame Companion of the Order of the Golden Sun, found herself at loose ends after her medical retirement and recovery. She jumped at the chance to captain the nation’s largest civilian airship, Pride of Equestria, right out of the builder’s yard—but after a harrowing sky-pirate ambush, the elderly unicorn decided it was time to leave the derring-do to younger ponies and retired again.
   Now she’s moved to Ponyford in the Valley of Heart’s Delight, and it’s time to pay her respects to the marquess of the Valley, as his newest vassal knight.

Based on the Valley of Heart’s Delight setting of my pony role-playing game, Pony Tales.

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