Advance Warning · 5:23am
Partially as an experiment and partially because I want to get some more finished stories up, I'm putting up Advance Warning, which is going to be a canon-to-fanon-filling short story about how Luna reacts to one of Celestia's more dangerous vanilla-canon schemes, and how this leads to the events of one of my most popular short stories, A Meeting by Moonlight. The first chapter is a bit over 2200 words, and the second chapter won't really be all that long either; planned length is 2-3 chapters, so it's going to be a 4000 to 6000 word long story. Which is why it will be finished fairly soon.
The "experimental" part of this is something I've already discussed with Ken Pick and (I think) Ardashir, because I'm deliberately doing this as 2-3 moderate to short length chapters, publication separated by a week or so each, to find out if something I heard at BABSCon 2016 was true. I think it's a decent story in its own right as well, obviously, or I wouldn't run it. It's basically a dramatic slice-of-life story with Luna as POV character, and Celestia as the other major character.
Anyway, I hope people like it.
ADDENDUM: Threaded it into my Twiluna story arc, after "Teacher Zero" and before "A Meeting by Moonlight." Obviously, there will be future interquels between "Teacher Zero" and "A Meeting by Moonlight," most notably my version of "Luna Eclipsed" from Luna's POV, and my explanation for Luna's notable and unique hostility toward Twilight in Crystal Empire (which is related to the one secret Luna is most afraid of telling Twilight Sparkle, and it's not the one she's reluctantly revealing in Divine Jealousy, either -- it's the reason why Luna first started to seriously worry that she was evil).
But it fits in there, making the Twiluna story arc sequence currently Nightmares Are Tragic, All the Way Back (for some of the early parts of it, later on Luna is way too busy to get into those sorts of feels), "Teacher Zero," Advance Warning, "A Meeting by Moonlight," "Feeling Adrift," Divine Jealousy and the Voice of Reason and Post-Traumatic in that order.