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I've been writing online for thirty years.  One of these days I might actually get good at it.

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The TwiBrush Tales

  • The Sparkle Chronicles Okay, so the girl of your dreams turns out to be a pony. Now what? by Dusty Sage 18,479 words · 3,424 views · 105 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Second Act To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony. by Dusty Sage 12,307 words · 1,636 views · 57 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Somepony New New home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated. by Dusty Sage 9,156 words · 1,337 views · 60 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Life That Late He Led The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush. by Dusty Sage 25,219 words · 689 views · 32 likes · 6 dislikes

Inspirations I

  • Dreaming with Ponies They say you reap what you sow. As the world turns, one mare finally sees the reward of holding on. by ROBCakeran53 4,732 words · 22,649 views · 984 likes · 28 dislikes
  • Grief When something goes terribly wrong, Twilight begins to blame herself. by LunaUsesCaps 6,465 words · 6,627 views · 490 likes · 34 dislikes
  • Tinkermane Twilight discovers true love in the heart of a steam engineer. by Razorbeam 130,524 words · 6,936 views · 567 likes · 18 dislikes
  • Background Pony "My name's Lyra Heartstrings, but you won't remember anything. Listen to my symphony, for it by shortskirtsandexplosions 432,377 words · 80,713 views · 5,892 likes · 214 dislikes

Inspirations II

  • A Twilight Landing A strange girl has shown up in another strange girl's garage. Together, can they figure out just what is going on? Will they be able to get the strange girl claiming to be Twilight Sparkle home? by MerlosTheMad 247,675 words · 22,873 views · 1,204 likes · 36 dislikes
  • Chaos Theory Discord is trapped in stone once again. But this time, he does some thinking. by Seventh Heaven 12,779 words · 1,045 views · 483 likes · 35 dislikes
  • Colors of the Heart After an horrifically awful day, a young Manehattan painter somehow finds herself on the wrong end of the law. With no experience of life outside the big city and a secret she is ashamed of, she is forced to flee to a town completely foreign to her. by Azu 191,411 words · 5,524 views · 743 likes · 32 dislikes
  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 123,693 views · 7,604 likes · 158 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 13,045 views · 1,462 likes · 38 dislikes

Inspirations III

  • Austraeoh Rainbow Dash flies east. by Imploding Colon 212,744 words · 26,944 views · 2,006 likes · 69 dislikes
  • Melodious Desideratum You dread the spotlight, but when opportunity arrises, you'll make an exception . . . for her. by Desideratium 55,674 words · 7,168 views · 508 likes · 12 dislikes
  • Inner Demons On her 21st birthday, Twilight reads a prophesy that starts a downward spiral into her own darkness. by Sapphire Valley 148,962 words · 15,514 views · 1,350 likes · 125 dislikes
  • I Would Give to You You move to Ponyville, and a certain mare catches your eye, but are you right for her? by Jet Howitzer 51,178 words · 6,849 views · 607 likes · 19 dislikes
  • Severed Roots Third installment in the "Tangled Roots" timeline. When our heroes of the West and our villains in the East clash at last, who will be left standing? by Bad_Seed_72 216,687 words · 1,485 views · 218 likes · 5 dislikes

I mean, I'm not allowed beer anymore, at least not until I get off some of these damnable medications,  but our little table had massive fun discussing Jenga, photography, classic and modern weaponry, beer (of course) -- and ponies.  Apparently they'd read my stuff.   Who knew?

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I am the very model of a modern minor generalist

I've been writing online for half my life, taking time out for meals of course, and in all that time, it has never occurred to me that someone might actually want to read something I'd written.

My range of interests may be fairly characterized as a thousand miles wide and about three-eighths of an inch deep.  And if you ever thought it was tricky explaining your devotion to pony to family members -- well, imagine what it's like when all those family members are younger than you are.

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#165 · 25w, 6d ago · · ·


To me, that sounds encouraging!


#164 · 25w, 6d ago · · ·


Well, I've gone back to work on a limited basis, mostly out of the desire to keep the bills paid.   I still don't feel so hot, but if the alternative is a complete absence of feeling, I'll deal with what I have.

#163 · 25w, 6d ago · · ·


My inspiration was your kindness and inspiring talent. I focused on trying to ponify the concepts of "learned, experienced, intelligent and dedicated" - I was so happy at how well it turned out! WOO!

I hope you're well, Dusty.  I care about you.


#162 · 25w, 6d ago · · ·


The expression is dead solid perfect.  :pinkiehappy:

#161 · 25w, 6d ago · · ·

Let's try this again:

Works for me. If I have to, I will email you it! Otherwise, it's in my last blog! Check it out. I LOVE IT!

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