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I just realized everything I write comes back to guilt, shame, regret, or grief. Um... should I be worried about that?

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Rainbow Dash is used to doing dangerous things. Deadly stunts? That's just a normal workday. But illness is something worse. Something scarier. Something she can't control.

So even though the diagnosis turns out benign, her brush with mortality has still left Rainbow feeling...

Unfinished.

Time to take a look at her bucket list. But when a mare has already mastered the skies, what more is their to reach for?

The sun itself?

First place in a Quills and Sofas Speedwriting contest.
Pre-reading and Editing by ninjadeadbeard, as well as the contest participants Bachelor-ette, dziadek1990, Vis-a-Viscera, wishcometrue, PearlescenT, and The Hat Man.

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Sometimes, watching those we care about suffer can hurt more than anything.

Iron Will doesn't sit down and take pain in stride, though. He's gotta fight back. Like an angry bull. So when the ignorant jerks up at the state capitol decide to be idiots, he has to figure out a way to make things right again.

Only sometimes, there's no perfect catchphrase for the job.

First place entry in the Quills and Sofas Transgender contest.

My entry for the Pride and Positivity event. Please consider donating to one of the following charitable causes:

Cover art was a gift from a friend, applejackofalltrades! Thank you so much!

Much gratitude for my fellow Q&S members for their support/suggestions/prereading: applejackofalltrades, themoontonite, Undome Tinwe, The Red Parade, Silvermint, Bicyclette, wishcometrue, The Hat Man, Vis-A-Viscera, and Atom Smash.

Additional editing/prereading provided by ninjadeadbeard, Jarvy Jared, and Arkane12

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Planning an event that's sure to draw all of Ponyville is a lot of hard work. There's all sorts of small details to take care of. And since everypony is so distracted and distraught by recent events, who better than Cheerilee to step in and help out? She has experience with organization and planning, after all. She's been teaching for years.

And whoever says that she's throwing herself into her volunteering so she doesn't have to think too hard about what's happening is wrong. She's dealing with her grief just fine. She's Just Fine! Everything is FINE!

Winner of the Q&S Background Ponies #5 contest. Prereading/editing by Bearo Remedy, Silvermint, Red Parade, Shaslan, Applejackofalltrades, Scrying Mind, Atom Smash, Pinoy Pony, Vis a Viscera, The Hat Man, and Lost in Fandom. Speedwriting is fun, come join us!

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This story is the sequel to It's Good to Meet Bad, by the talented Atom Smash.

Several months ago, Tender Taps blew into Manehatten and auditioned for his first performance. Opening night he was terrified, until he met a tough-talking hairdresser who helped give him the confidence to step out onto the stage.

She also gave him the confidence to ask her out.

Time has passed, and now he's ready to audition for another, very different kind of show.

Written for Quills & Sofa's EU2 contest, where participants wrote sequels for another author's story. While reading the original wouldn't be necessary to enjoy this one, I highly recommend it.

Prereading provided by all the participants in the contest, including over twenty other very talented authors.

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Ponyville Retirement Village is being evacuated to a newly constructed shelter underneath Town Hall. It only makes sense; with this new villain 'Tirek' on the rampage, it's only a matter of time before he's drawn to Ponyville, just like every other monster, natural disaster, or hapless club of cutie-mark seeking agents of chaos.

What could possibly go wrong during the evacuation?

(Alternate Universe tag because of minor deviations from the show's canon)

This story was written for a Quills and Sofas speedwriting contest. Check us out here, and come join in the fun!
Prereaders include AuroraDawn, Holtinater, Exodd, and AFanaticRabbit. They're all amazing authors, so please go give them some love, hm?

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It's been four years since the girls graduated from high school. They're still as close as ever, which is why Pinkie Pie decided to throw a party to celebrate the disastrous end of Rainbow Dash's long-term romantic relationship.

But Applejack isn't quite feeling a party right now. Instead, she finds her way outside to stare at the lake and reminisce. When Rainbow follows her out, what comes next is a conversation that might just change both of their lives forever.

Written for Krazy's Appledash contest over at Quills and Sofas. Prereading done by several members of that community. Come on and check out the crazy speedwriting fun!

(Note, because there was some light confusion from some readers. All alcohol consumption in this story is done by ADULT characters. NO UNDERAGE DRINKING, PEOPLE!)

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The passage of time is so much more glacial, so much more painful, when a loved one is in danger and you know there's nothing you can do to change it.

Bon Bon has disappeared on another 'secret mission', and Lyra is done. This time, she's going to confront her wife. This time, she's going to change things.

If only she knew when Bon Bon was coming home.

Written for a Quills and Sofas speedwrite event.

Prereading by Holtinator, AuroraDawn, Nailah, Decaf, Vis-A-Viscera, and Atom Smash. Also Ninjadeadbeard and SigmasonicX

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Everypony in Ponyville is celebrating the heroic return of the creatures who saved Equestria from Queen Chrysalis' evil kidnapping plot.

Everypony is happy to hear the news that the changelings, once the ponies' most terrifying enemies, have been changed by the power of friendship into something beautiful, something wonderful, and most of all, something friendly.

Maybe it's not the best time for Fiddlesticks to take Applejack aside to share her darkest secret, then. But secrets, like guilt and shame, have a way of burning inside you, demanding to come out.

Second place in a Quills and Sofas contest. Seriously, come check us out, it's fun!

Editing by Stinium Ruide. (Thanks so much!)
Prereading by several Quills and Sofas members, including The Red Parade, wishcometrue, Vis-a-Viscera, rainsilent, Krazy, and Decaf.

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After an explosion of temper, Apple Bloom flees the family home to be alone. Fortunately for her, her big sister is wise enough to know it would be a bad time to be by herself. The two sisters talk about life, and loss, and filling the empty hole left inside when someone you love leaves you behind.

Meanwhile, two dense but well-meaning pegasi try to figure out the best way to cheer up their marefriends.

Chapter one was written for a speed writing contest over at Quills and Sofas. The theme of the contest was 'Love', with the prompts 'You Promised' or 'Unafraid'. Come join us for the writing fun!

Prereading by Undome Tinwe, The Legendary Bill Cipher, Mushroompone, Princess Cadence (Sorry I don't know your fimfiction name!), and Vis-A-Viscera
Editing help by AuroraDawn and SunlightRays

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Everybody knows Gallus is moping. He has a pretty good reason, too; heartbreak is never easy. Why else would he actually be studying by himself in a library, after all? Unfortunately, the Student Six are in charge of putting their own spin on a Hearth's Warming pageant, and that means they need everyone.

So how do you coerce the participation of a reluctant griffon? Kidnapping, of course.

This story was written for Quills and Sofas Secret Santa Speedwrite contest, and tied for first. It was written for Cara, with the prompt (beware spoilers): Fluff with Gallus (maybe a Student Six polycule?)

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