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A guy. A guy who writes stories. Stories about ponies. (And sometimes robots).

Mar
28th
2017

Welp! I've finished The Prisoner of Zebra!

It's twice the length of Inoculation, and took considerably longer than that to write ... and I'm fairly certain it'll only get a fraction of that story's views. But, really, I guess that's alright in the grander scheme of things. I mean, it's not like I'm getting paid for any of this junk (as I'm fairly certain if I did hop on the Patreon bandwagon, writing wouldn't be nearly as fun). And really, while I enjoy writing just about any pony fic, I'm feeling particularly proud of The Prisoner of Zebra-- I set out to do something quirky and different, aping the style of one of my favorite authors, and ... well, I think it came out fairly well!

Admittedly, I wrapped things up fairly quickly at the end there (which is a bad habit of mine), though many of the Flashman Papers do the same thing, so I'm just sticking to form! Or something. Still, I imagine the Venn Diagram between 'George MacDonald Fraser fans' and 'Bronies' is a rather small one ... but dammit if I'm not going to go for it anyway!

Of course, for any of you new reader-types, this story is only inspired by the Flashman novels. You don't have to read any of Fraser's stuff to get the jokes (even if I do encourage reading his stuff because he's a brilliant and hilarious writer). Just go in ready for silly adventures and terrible things happening to Flash Sentry, and you're pretty well good to go!

Anyway, hope you enjoy reading! As I have absolutely no idea what I'll work on next. Might even take a break to fiddle around with original fiction again. GASP.

Latest Stories

  • E Inoculation

    "Every normal pony must be tempted, at times, to spit on her hooves, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”  · Tumbleweed
    10,689 words · 2,906 views  ·  575  ·  6
  • T The Prisoner of Zebra

    Flash Sentry: hero, heart breaker ... and self-admitted coward. For the first time, he details his own undeserved rise to heroism (as well as the trouble such a reputation brings him) in his own words.  · Tumbleweed
    23,178 words · 337 views  ·  43  ·  7
  • E The Alicorn Job

    When the Ponyville History Museum puts a strange and mysterious artifact on display, Sunset Shimmer starts acting strangely. And so, it looks like Twilight's the only one who can stop her ... or will she help her instead?  · Tumbleweed
    13,256 words · 1,031 views  ·  137  ·  2
  • E Business in the Front, Party in the Back

    Applejack gets a new haircut. Rarity does not approve.  · Tumbleweed
    2,254 words · 1,097 views  ·  124  ·  3
  • E Queue

    Movie night! Twilight's got everything in place for a movie marathon slumber party. Now, if only they could agree what to watch ...  · Tumbleweed
    3,934 words · 1,207 views  ·  144  ·  3
  • E Letters from an Irradiated Princess

    Princess Celestia writes a letter to her favorite student, highlighting the need for proper lab safety.  · Tumbleweed
    1,132 words · 3,422 views  ·  441  ·  3
  • T What Do You Do With a Drunken Princess?

    Twilight Sparkle hosts a gathering for all the other pretty pony princesses at her magical castle. Sometimes, even royalty needs to let their hair down, right? Hitting the liquor cabinet is a very important part of that process.  · Tumbleweed
    9,772 words · 3,308 views  ·  467  ·  10
  • E Princess Twilight Sparkle the Bearded

    Twilight Sparkle will do anything to emulate her hero, Starswirl the Bearded. Anything.  · Tumbleweed
    6,799 words · 992 views  ·  113  ·  3
  • T Let Me Tell You About My Character

    After an incident regarding Twilight's browser history, the true extent of Twilight's nerdiness is revealed. With her secret found out, Twilight Sparkle must introduce her friends to the wide, strange world of Live Action Role Playing Games.  · Tumbleweed
    16,530 words · 2,751 views  ·  335  ·  4
  • T BY THE BLACK AXE OF NIGHTMARE MOON!

    In a former life, Vice-Principal Luna took the world by storm as the heavy metal queen known as Nightmare Moon! But what will happen when Rainbow Dash discovers her long-held secret?  · Tumbleweed
    12,220 words · 4,113 views  ·  604  ·  9

The Pony Stories.

  • What do You do With a Drunken Unicorn? The girls get together to have a few drinks. Silliness ensues. by Tumbleweed 1,971 words · 21,747 views · 1,300 likes · 20 dislikes
  • What Do You Do With a Drunken Princess? Twilight Sparkle hosts a gathering for all the other pretty pony princesses at her magical castle. Sometimes, even royalty needs to let their hair down, right? Hitting the liquor cabinet is a very important part of that process. by Tumbleweed 9,772 words · 3,308 views · 467 likes · 10 dislikes
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. Rarity decides to break up with Applejack, but were they even an item in the first place? by Tumbleweed 11,127 words · 4,927 views · 311 likes · 12 dislikes
  • Letters from an Irradiated Princess Princess Celestia writes a letter to her favorite student, highlighting the need for proper lab safety. by Tumbleweed 1,132 words · 3,422 views · 441 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Inoculation "Every normal pony must be tempted, at times, to spit on her hooves, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” by Tumbleweed 10,689 words · 2,906 views · 575 likes · 6 dislikes

The EQG Stories.

  • Seven Girls, Nine Hundred Forty Three Miles, and One Minivan. Sunset and the gang must go on a road trip in order to save the world! There are worse ways to spend your spring break. by Tumbleweed 22,713 words · 4,256 views · 543 likes · 9 dislikes
  • BY THE BLACK AXE OF NIGHTMARE MOON! In a former life, Vice-Principal Luna took the world by storm as the heavy metal queen known as Nightmare Moon! But what will happen when Rainbow Dash discovers her long-held secret? by Tumbleweed 12,220 words · 4,113 views · 604 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Let Me Tell You About My Character After an incident regarding Twilight's browser history, the true extent of Twilight's nerdiness is revealed. With her secret found out, Twilight Sparkle must introduce her friends to the wide, strange world of Live Action Role Playing Games. by Tumbleweed 16,530 words · 2,751 views · 335 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Queue Movie night! Twilight's got everything in place for a movie marathon slumber party. Now, if only they could agree what to watch ... by Tumbleweed 3,934 words · 1,207 views · 144 likes · 3 dislikes