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The Mountaineer Brony

Has not yet seen the Gen 5 movie--no spoilers!

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"I mean, we've definitely become good friends over the past several weeks, and I admire his intelligence and his commitment to education, but... am I really falling in love? He's a good ten years younger than me, not to mention how far apart we live. This feels so inappropriate... and yet also, so right. I think about his smile, his voice, his eyes, every day. I know once he leaves I'll just be left hurting, but... if I don't let him know, it will hurt me even more."
--Cheerilee's Diary

Written for the May Pairings 2021 Contest, my first attempt at writing for such an event!
Sex tag is for innuendo and discussions of attraction, intimate feelings, and a hot make-out session.

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Colette and Brightshine work together at a big faceless company in Manehattan. They're the only friends either of them have in the big city. After a stressful week, they go out drinking one night, and Brightshine takes Colette back to her apartment, and in doing so, addresses feelings she could never let her friend know about.

A short little story with some characters I created to try and ease myself back into writing pony. Hope you like it. :heart:

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A fanmade work of a fanmade work. Takes place during the events of Snake Staff's Empire and Rebellion.

After the Clone Wars ravaged Equestria, the pony planet became known to the wider galaxy. Many brave equines raced offworld to explore new horizons and forge their destinies. And one particular unicorn saw a chance to forge a destiny of her own...

Having abandoned the servitude of the Storm King, Tempest Shadow has managed to work her way into the Outer Rim of the galaxy, and has found a place to belong; a place where she is no longer a misfit, a place where her warrior's way is valued above all else.

The ranks of the Mandalorians.

Now, after much training, she is finally ready to receive her armor and take her place in the rogue's gallery of galactic bounty hunters.

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A spinoff of past events mentioned in Chapter 3 of Derpy's Hearts and Hooves Day.

It's been a year since Vinyl steeled her nerves and asked Octavia out on their first date. Things have been going great ever since, and they think it might be time to advance to the next stage of the relationship: intimacy.

Thing is, neither of them really know how to do that.

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Death. For some, it is a blessing after ravaging disease or a life well lived. For others, it is an inevitability to be feared above anything else. Everyone wonders what happens after you meet the Reaper, but no one knows for sure.

Death. It comes just as surely to ponies as it does to any other creature. A part of life as natural as birth.

However, the Death that comes to ponies is more like a pony than you would expect.

In Equestria, Death has a Cutie Mark.

And with Cutie Marks come Cutie Mark Problems.

So what happens when the Reaper of Souls, the Pale Horse himself, loses touch with his purpose in life---er, death?

He seeks out the three fillies most suited for the job in all of Equestria.

Surely, if the Cutie Mark Crusaders can help so many other ponies with their problems, then they can help Death in Pony Form?

Alternatively titled The Grim Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Cover art furnished by myself. I used a template for the general body plan, but I couldn't make out the signature to tell who created it. If you recognize it as yours, though, I'll credit you.

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This story is a sequel to Derpy's Hearth's Warming Eve

Though she enjoys the annual New Year's Eve party in Ponyville, Derpy decides to slip away for some peace and quiet, collecting her thoughts while looking forward to a new beginning.

Set after the Hearth's Warming depicted in S8E15 "The Hearth's Warming Club."
The second in a series of one-offs exploring the world through the crossed eyes of Best Pony. Enjoy! :derpytongue2:

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As Derpy finishes up a busy holiday season, she reflects on herself, her life, and her experiences on the cold trip home. Little does she know, however, that a Hearth's Warming surprise waits for her.

Set during the Hearth's Warming depicted in S8E15 "The Hearth's Warming Club."
The first in a series of one-offs exploring the world through the crossed eyes of Best Pony. Enjoy! :derpytongue2:

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When Chrysalis reappears with an army of unturned changelings to challenge Thorax for the throne, the Changeling Civil War begins. Of course, being close allies with Thorax's Kingdom, Equestria enters the war on his side, and the Wonderbolts are called into military service. On a routine scouting mission, Rainbow Dash goes down behind enemy lines and the changelings bring her to a prisoner-of-war camp, already full of captured ponies and turned changelings. Naturally, being a hero of Equestria, a veritable symbol of the nation, leads to her captors taking out a lot of aggression on her. Nonetheless, Rainbow Dash's will to return home to her friends and loyalty to her nation keeps her strong, and, with the help of a sympathetic changeling guard, she plots a daring escape to freedom. All the while, Spitfire is determined to track down and rescue her best flier--and her close friend.

Since this is November, and Veterans/Armistice/Remembrance Day is around the corner, I'd like to give a big thank-you to all those who've served/are serving, especially our dear military bronies. You folks aren't only brave enough to serve your country and put your lives at risk, but also to openly enjoy a show about small, rainbow-colored horses? That takes guts.

In addition, I'd like to warn everypony that while this story doesn't stray too far from the MLP world we all know, it does take place during a war, and in an internment camp. And some of the things that go on inside POW camps are not very pretty. The things that staying in one can do to your mind are even less pretty. Rainbow's gonna see some sh:yay:t; readers, you've been warned.

A lot of the information I got about prison camps, how they operate, and how to survive and escape one came from the book SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Prisoner of War Escape & Evasion by Chris McNab. It's a very interesting book if you'd like to learn more, and I thank him for writing it.

Just a quick note about tags: "Teen," in addition to the following, encompasses some occasional sex jokes and innuendoes. Will add the appropriate tag if the audience finds it necessary. "Violence" and "death" because it's set during a war and there are depictions or references, though "gore" will only be occasional (because I don't particularly enjoy viscera), and "profanity", well, I don't plan on having too much thrown in, because the characters, to me, don't seem like ones who would curse too much, but certain words (namely "damn") will get used in-text or in-speech as intensifiers.

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Twilight decides to build a statue garden and fill it with sculptures of various mythical beasts, including a long-forgotten creature called a ziz. Little does she know that an actual ziz still lives in Equestria, and he's never seen his own image. He travels to Ponyville to look upon Twilight's statue, frightening everypony except for her. The two intellectuals soon realize they've much to learn from one another and form a friendship, much to the chagrin of the villagers. When the time approaches for the beast's semiannual meal, the ponies fear that they might be on the menu, and encourage Twilight to take drastic measures to rid the town of her new "friend"...

A ponified retelling/adaptation of Frank R. Stockton's The Griffin and the Minor Canon, one of my absolute favorite short stories. All credit goes to Stockton for the basic plot of the story; I just spruced it up a bit and threw in some pastel horses. Couldn't use an actual griffin, since MLP already has those, so I decided to adapt an equally awe-inspiring ruler of the sky: the Ziz, described as the king of all birds who quells the battle between Behemoth and Leviathan... sound familiar, Pokémon fans? :raritywink:
I also changed the statue's placement from a church to a garden, since the ponies don't seem to have much in the way of organized religion.

I hope you all enjoy my first-ever Nightmare Night story! While it's not particularly scary or grim, the original tale has sort of a gloomy atmosphere over it, especially towards the end, and I tried to capture that in my retelling; not to mention, Stockton first published the story in October, 1885.

The Griffin and the Minor Canon is a story I really love, and watching the 2002 animated adaptation done by the West Virginia PBS (I'm The Mountaineer Brony for a reason) inspired me to retell it and share it with the fandom I love. It's a great tale, one that really deserves more attention, so if you like my adaptation, I encourage you to seek out Stockton's original story.

Cover art done by my friend Alex "Kirbachu" Everett. He's pretty awesome! :scootangel:

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Princess Celestia sends the Elements of Harmony to Zecora's homeland as friendship ambassadors, and she gets asked to tag along as a guide. But Zecora hasn't been home in many years... and with very good reason. A terrible, mysterious incident from her past ushered her into exile. But upon her initially cold welcoming reception, she learns that her land is in danger, and she becomes determined to help save it. Along with her Equestrian friends, a young zebra with faith in her, and Princess Luna watching from her dreams, Zecora finally gets a shot at redemption, both in her people's eyes, and in her own.

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