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Closer-To-The-Sun


You gotta kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight.

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"And if there's one of these unavoidable laws,/It's that you just can't take the effect and make it the cause." -The White Stripes, 'Effect And Cause'

Before getting their cutie marks, the Cutie Mark Crusaders took part in a number of different activities in an effort to find their special talent. Princess Twilight Sparkle took it upon herself to study and record their various attempts.

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"The palace of mirrors,/Where dog soldiers are reflected." -Bob Dylan, 'Changing Of The Guards'

It's a brand new morning at Canterlot Castle and with the shift change of the Royal Guard comes the after action report that chronicles the incidents from the previous night. What transpired the night before?

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"I'll say it again in the land of the free,/Use your freedom of choice,/Freedom of choice." -Devo, 'Freedom Of Choice'

At the School of Friendship, Ocellus is running for class president. However, in accordance with the school's charter, Ocellus will have to run against another student. With this in mind, Ocellus asks a certain reluctant dragon to help her out.


Cover art commissioned from Amy New.

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"A center our lives,/Knowing not your own is unwise,/And I will return for more,/The light will lead you ashore." -Mastodon, 'Tread Lightly'

Daring Do has a new expedition to venture into a newly uncovered temple in the jungle. However, her travel companion isn't exactly the talkative kind. What secrets does this temple hold, what power lies within the mysterious artifact, and will they be able to make it out alive?


Fic written for the May Pairing Contest 2020 from the Original Pairings group.

Cover image commissioned from Kelley “Pony” G.

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"There are things that drift away,/Like our endless, numbered days." -Iron & Wine, 'Passing Afternoon'

Apple Bloom and Spike have a secret book club. While they enjoy their books, sometimes the world of fiction doesn't always provide the escape they'd hope.


Cover image drawn by Smeallie on Twitter. Used with permission.

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"Lying in a field of glass,/Underneath the overpass,/Mangled in the shards of a mental frame,/Woken from a dream by my own name." -Death Cab For Cutie, 'Underneath The Sycamore'

Gallus sneaks out of the dorms into the night and is found by two of his friends, gazing up at the stars. To their surprise and confusion, he's been talking to his parents.

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"For everything under the sun,/I owe you one." -Lights, 'I Owe You One'

An upcoming math exam has Gallus worried, so he asks a favor from Ocellus to help him study. However, the changeling also has a favor to ask of her friend. What could Ocellus want?

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"And I'll be waiting for the light,/That guides us through the worst of nights./And I'll be waiting for the sign,/You're coming back,/And you have found your path." -Cœur de Pirate, 'Off To Sleep'

Apple Bloom wakes up from a bad dream. She goes to Big Mac and asks if she can sleep with him. Will Big Mac be able to help his little sister get back to sleep?


Cover image drawn by Imalou on Twitter. Used with permission.

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"If this world makes you crazy,/And you've taken all you can bear,/You call me up,/Because you know I'll be there./And I'll see your true colors,/Shining through./I see your true colors,/And that's why I love you." -Cyndi Lauper, 'True Colors'

Ocellus has checked herself in to a mental hospital and, to the confusion of the entire staff, she seems perfectly fine. They invite the rest of the Student Six over to see if they can help figure out exactly what is going on with their changeling friend.


Credit to DeadParrot222 for helping pitch this idea.

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"I got a bad habit,/And it ain't goin' away." -The Offspring, 'Bad Habit'

Gallus is known for his habit of using....certain language that shouldn't be used in school. Headmare Starlight Glimmer has offered a solution to help with this problem: a swear jar. But for some reason, she insists that I help by being in charge of the jar. What in Celestia's name did I do to deserve this?

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Cover art drawn by DeadParrot222.

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