Prompt #353: "Two Minutes to Love," by rwlart
Six mares. Fifteen combinations. Infinite possibilities. Rainbow strutted around in the black flight suit that clung to her lithe body, and Rarity’s eyes followed every twist and turn of the smooth, nearly glistening fabric as Rainbow tested it with every stretch of her limbs. “Damn, Rarity. This feels awesome.” Rarity gave Rainbow a kiss and slid a hoof against...
Prompt #353: "Silent Libraries" by Versulia
“Twilight, I’m scared. Help me.” No matter how many times he said it, the library was still dark, and the world outside a bright red. With only lantern in his claws, Spike rushed through the halls. And heard the sound of claws scraping against a wooden floor grow louder. At the end of the hallway Spike turned sharply. He found no stairs, but rather the same stretch of...
Prompt #353: “This Is Not a Ship Fic (No, This Is...
Okay, so, there’s this really cheerful pink pony, right? Right. And she’s basically the best pony in the entire world, nay, the entire multiverse, because she loves everybody and she wants to make everybody happy and yet she has hidden depths and gloriously angsty backstory, because absolutely nobody wants to grow up on a gray and lifeless rock farm. Right? Right. I mean, how do you even grow...
Prompt #353: "Tenacious Dash" by Esle Ynopemos
“Sharks.” Twilight leveled an incredulous expression at Rainbow Dash. “Yeah, sharks!” Rainbow waved her forehooves open and closed in imitation of a pair of enormous jaws. Twilight raised an eyebrow. “But you said she was a mile in the air.” “She was,” Rainbow said. “These were flying sharks.” “Flying sharks,” Twilight repeated. “I know, isn’t it awesome?” Rainbow grinned wide....
Prompt #353: "To Share an Apple" by Shutaro
The potion dripped into the little plastic cup. Three ounces of the concoction that would change his life. Thomas looked around the chamber a last time. The metal top of the table was uncomfortably cold against his naked backside, the hospital gown only covered the front. “You can still go back, if you want,” the pure white stallion reminded him. “It is a free choice, nobody will judge you if you...
Prompt #353: "A Novel Night" by Shutaro
“It’s three in the morning,” Twilight grumbled as she walked through the library main room. “Whoever that is, they have some nerve to disturb me at this hour.” Her magic lighted a candle and she opened the door. “Do you have any idea …” Outside stood a really wet and tired looking baby dragon. ”Spike, I was wondering when you’d come back. It’s three AM, I have just started my second pot of tea....
Prompt #353: "Usurper" by InfluentCRAINE
Wings, white as snow, flared widely. And ageless, domineering eyes hardened. A sneer that burned. A glare that killed. Blue eyes that commanded obedience with thundering silence. Eyes half-curtained behind blood red bangs. Every reason she was respected—every reason she was feared—held in that gaze. And it shook two little fillies to pieces. It wasn’t fair. She knew that. And her heart would...
Prompt #353 Played It Loud!
I can’t really tie this into the narrative I set up in the warnings. I just wanted to use this image.
influentcraine asked: A 'Tribute, eh? Could this tribute relate to anything in the FiM-verse?
Prompt #353: "Tribute"
Well, me and Dash, we looked at each other, and we each said… “Okay.” And we wrote the first thing that came to our heads, Just so happened to be, The Best Fanfic in the World, it was The Best Fanfic in the World. Look into my eyes and it’s easy to see One and one make two, shipping’s that easy, It was destiny. Once every hundred-thousand years or so, When...
Prompt #352: "Pooped" Compliation
The Prompt: My favorite way to unwind Or The Prompt: The best way to calm down Stories to soothe the soul? “Eversion” by Rwlart “Smoke” by Versulia “Her Time” by Shatteredscribbles “Downtime” by Brony Incognito “Repertoire” by Shingo “Refreshing the Mind” by Thundertempest “Tea” by Yukoasho “How...
Prompt #353 Rises Like the Phoenix!
All of a sudden, there shined a shiny draconequus in the middle of the road. And he said, “Write the best fanfic in the world, or I’ll eat your souls.” (The prompt is in one hour, at 12:00pm PDT, 3:00pm EDT, and 7:00pm GMT.)
Prompt #353 Picks Its Own Destiny!
A long time ago, me and my marefriend Dash here… we was racin’ down a long and lonesome road… (The prompt is in three hours, at 12:00pm PDT, 3:00pm EDT, and 7:00pm GMT.)
Prompt #352: "How to Properly Nap" by Esle...
Hey squirt, what are you doing? You’re kidding, right? No. No no no no. You can’t just flop on a cloud and shut your eyes, and call it a nap. That’s not a nap. It’s an insult to the whole idea of napping! Move over, squirt, lemme show ya. First thing is, you gotta pick the right cloud. You got most of that right, I’ll give you that. It’s got just the right...
Prompt #352: "Tea," by YukoAsho
Fluttershy smiled softly as she sipped her tea, sitting across from Princess Luna, who was also grinning happily. After a long day both in and out of her cottage, it was always nice to have a sip of tea, and having guests always made it sweeter. “It’s so nice of you to come by, Princess,” Fluttershy chirped happily. Nodding, Luna flashed a smile as well, dong nearly as good a job holding...
Prompt #352: "Refreshing the Mind", by...
It was practically a guilty pleasure for him, these days. A way to unwind from the stresses of duty and diligence, to get his head screwed back on straight. Being the stallion that he was, he didn’t get chances to do things like it often, but it was a way to escape his responsibilities for a while. And now that he was married, and a co-ruler of the Crystal Empire, he had even fewer chances for...
Prompt #352: "Repertoire" by Shingo
Rarity often tried her best to meet deadlines. She would always set a deadline that seemed both reasonable for her and her client. Six out of ten times she would have the finished product ready long before the deadline. Three out of ten times she would barely have enough time to sew the final stitch in a dress, but would have it ready. Though rare, there would be times when she couldn’t get past...
Prompt 352: "Downtime" by Brony Incognito
“‘Tis Twilight’s fault.” Luna’s voice was muffled by the pillow she’d buried her head under. She was sprawled across the luxurious sofa in the Royal Sisters’ shared entertainment room. A half-full bottle of mead sat on a nearby table. An empty lay on the floor. Celestia, sitting on the loveseat with a wineglass floating beside her, found the energy to...
Prompt #352: "Her Time" by ShatteredScribbles
This was her time. Derpy sighed as she looked out at the water. The bright midsummer sun reflected on the water, shimmering, almost dazzlingly. Almost. But not quite. She breathed out slowly, enjoying the warmth of the sun on her fur. Her eyes closed as a small smile spread across her lips. This was her time. Carrot Top had taken Dinky to the park so she could play with her friends. She had...
Prompt #352: "Smoke" by Versulia
A fragrance filled the room. The censer in front of Rarity let out a faint, but steady stream of smoke. It floated and twirled, rising higher. Rarity watched the stringy smoke disappear into a window facing her. Rarity was in a small room, having only a door and a window. The window was large enough to provide ventilation, but small enough to restrict the light from outside to enter. Simply...
Prompt #352: "Eversion," by rwlart
Dear Princess Celestia, I blink the tears from my eyes. I feel a little calmer already. I realized yesterday that I never wrote you a letter after defeating Discord. Maybe in all the excitement of defeating him and the award ceremony I just forgot. Maybe I’ve been avoiding it. I had to take a hard look at myself after what happened and I’ve realized a few things. As much as...
You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Thanks for writing. We’ll have these stories out to you quicker than a wink.
Prompt #352: "Pooped"
Man, I am ten kinds of exhausted. Doing this, doing that, doing one more thing— it just takes it right out of you. But at the end of the day you’re always going to have the relief of knowing that you’re going to have a small bit of time for that one thing. The Prompt: My favorite way to unwind Or The Prompt: The best way to calm down Special rule: Your story must take a...
1 Hour until PROMPT #352
I’m being worked to the bone here! Lucky for me there’s only one hour left of all this nonsense before Rainbow Dash blows that whistle of hers. One hour more! 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern/12 a.m. GMT.
3 Hours before PROMPT #352
Wow, am I stressed and tired. Good thing there’s just three hours left of this. Just three hours left … 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern/12 a.m. GMT.
Prompt #351: "... And I Won't Feel a Thing"...
The prompt: Be careful what you wish for … because you just might get it. Have some stories soaked in tears and regret! “Lyra’s Dream” by Legendary Emerald “Sorry” by Esle Ynopemos “Queen Nothing” by ThunderTempest “Adult” by Stagmanparty “The Flamebringer Chronicles: Origins in Blood and Word” by Denim_Blue “A Material Girl In A Material World” by Rawtooth “Of greed and...
Prompt #351: "Entropy" by Kyronea
“Twi-Twilight! Your mane’s all gray, and your face has more wrinkles than Applejack’s granny, and—and—Twilight, what happened?” “I… I don’t…” The full force of age crashed over Twilight like a wave smashing into the stone cliffs of Vanhoover. Pure, unbridled age sucked the energy out of her. She gasped as her knees wobbled, her legs collapsing like toothpicks. Her side smacked...
Prompt 351: "Monsters and Honor" by Midnight...
Everything hurts. Throbbing, insistent pain as real and terrifying as the blood soaking through the clouds around her. Her blood. Rainbow Dash shakes her head to try and clear it and nearly loses her measly lunch as a wave of nausea sweepst over her in a tidal wave. Something terrible happened to her right ear this time, from the way it burns when she moves it. Wings? workable. Legs? All...
Prompt #351: "Of greed and generosity" by shutaro
Dear Spike, Before we begin, this letter is for your eyes only. Under no circumstances may the Princesses, Twilight or any other pony find out what I am about to tell you. Now, I better start by telling you who I am: I’m you from the future. The thing I write you about will also be prove of this because I you we have not told a living soul about what will happen tonight. The sapphire and ruby...
Prompt #351: “A Material Girl In A Material World”...
The darkened office, its cavernous interior barely illuminated by the flickering light of gaslamps, was filled with the sounds of a peculiar rhythm, presenting a stark contrast to the shriek of steam-whistles from the factory sprawled out before the soot-stained windows. Each cycle began with a moment of silence, of contemplation, as the room’s sole occupant perused a document laid before her. ...
Prompt #351: "The Flamebringer Chronicles: Origins...
The air hung heavy with decay as he made his way down the crumbling steps of granite. If he were to guess, none had walked these chambers since before Canterlot’s founding some six hundred years ago. That was to be expected though; the ancient, derelict city of Shaedrohurn was believed by most to be haunted or cursed. Those who ventured within its stone walls were said to never return. He knew...
Prompt #351: "Adult" by Stagmanparty →
Commentary from Donny’s Boy (with spoilers!) Oh, poor Spike. It’s unclear just what’s happened to him, but enough detail is given for this the reader to understand that this is a chilling and tragic tale. I think the ending, in which Rarity (who can’t possibly anticipate what’s about to happen) nonchalantly replies to Spike, packs quite a punch.
Prompt #351: "Queen Nothing" by ThunderTempest
Snakes. They were all snakes, Rarity Decided. They may have looked like ponies, acted like ponies, and talked like ponies, but they were absolutely, positively snakes. That was her singular impression upon leaving Canterlot after the fiasco that was Twilight’s birthday party at the castle. The ponies of the so called ‘High Society’ were nothing more than a bunch of writhing, slithering snakes,...
Prompt #351: "Sorry" by Esle Ynopemos
Guilt. Fluttershy was no stranger to the emotion. Ponies cracked jokes about how she would apologize for apologizing too much. The words ‘I’m sorry’ came to her tongue easier than her own name. Her friends always reassured her that she had nothing to apologize for, that she had done nothing wrong. Sometimes, they were right. It was just her over-cautious nature seeking to...
Prompt #351: "Lyra's Dream" by Legendary Emerald
“Lyra!” “Waaugh!” Lyra tumbled off of the couch and took her blanket with her, ending up in a snug, fuzzy tube on the floor of the apartment. She took a second to observe her predicament and giggled, “Hey, I’m a caterpillar!” “Cute,” Bon Bon deadpanned above Lyra, “but the Las Pegasus Greats don’t need a bug, they need their lyrist. And unless you’re planning to inch...
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Thanks for the stories! They will begin posting in just a few minutes. Also, for anyone unfamiliar, the song lyrics used as flavor text in the prompt and prompt warnings were taken from Dr. Horrible. (Note that the video contains spoilers for the ending.)
Prompt #351: "... And I Won't Feel a Thing"
“Now the nightmare’s real. Now Dr. Horrible is here, To make you quake with fear, To make the whole world kneel …” The prompt: Be careful what you wish for … because you just might get it. This is a thirty minute prompt, which means you have a thirty minute time limit in which to write your story. (The thirty minute limit includes writing time only and does not...
One hour warning for Prompt #351!
“So your world’s benign? So you think justice has a voice, And we all have a choice? Well, now your world is mine …” Today’s prompt will post in just one more hour, at 12 p.m. Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. GMT.
Prompt #350: "The Silence, Deafened" compilation
The prompt Every song tells a story. Or seven, in this case. “In Your Heart” by nintendoaddict1 “Tunes” by Versulia “Mares on a hill” by Shutaro “Sweet Red” by Cynewulf “A Gentle Reminder,” by rwlart “Scars” by Brony Incognito “Wednesday Mornings” by Habanc
Three hour warning for Prompt #351!
“Here lies everything— The world I wanted at my feet. My victory’s complete, So hail to the king …” Today’s prompt will go live at 12 p.m. Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. GMT.
Prompt #350: "Wednesday Mornings" by Habanc
Steam billowed and vanished into the air, as Fluttershy cooled down her cup of tea. Settling down on a blanket, she glanced over at the pony beside her. Twilight smiled back, before glancing off into the glowing horizon. Spectrums of warm reds and oranges melded with cool purples and blues in the birth of a new day. Nestled upon an outcrop in the heath, the two settled down with a book apiece and...
Prompt 350: "Scars" by Brony Incognito
Sweetie’s hooves landed on hard packed earth under a thin coat of dust that billowed up around her legs with each step. She felt it play against her coat, clinging and pressing just a touch more than the naked wind. It smelled of sand and talc, and made her sneeze when it built up in her nose. The sounds of other ponies surrounded her. They spoke lighter, easier than they had yesterday....
Prompt #350: "A Gentle Reminder," by rwlart
Fluttershy flinched as she shut her cottage door harder than she’d meant to, and the pouring rain outside almost sounded as though it was shushing her. She flicked her wings and kicked each of her legs as though it’d help dry her off, and she shook her head to try and get her mane off her face. “Hey honeybunny.” She blinked, and she saw Pinkie Pie sprawled out on the...
Prompt #350 "Sweet Red" by Cynewulf
(Wine and Raridash, they are my true loves. Hey look I came back and wrote for TMP and was predictable) The move to Canterlot hasn’t been perfect. I know that. I pride myself on noticing things, but it doesn’t take my astute eye to heed the obvious signs. Rainbow sighing, for one. Honestly, Rainbow, sighing? So I smile at her. I levitate the precious dark bottle with tender care, with...
Prompt #350: "Mares on a hill" by Shutaro
Angel saluted as Fluttershy walked out the door. She had a basket full of baked goods on her back. Angel couldn’t help but smile as his owner disappeared behind a bend. She had come quite a way from the recluse two years ago. Back then a picnic would have required him to practically carry her there. “Hello Rarity,” Fluttershy greeted her friend. “Oh, I hope you haven’t waited long for me.” She...
Prompt #350: "Tunes" by Versulia
I remember when adventure was just another word to describe a frantic tempo. Something to be played in distant lands, where ponies clashed against dragons or searched for new lands. As a resident in a small, out of the way town called Ponyville, adventure was a word used only by little fillies trying to find their cutie mark. Adventure, to me, was a day running across town trying to repair a...
Prompt #350: "In Your Heart" by nintendoaddict1
Rarity, Applejack and Rainbow Dash were running some errands in town while the Cutie Mark Crusaders were off crusading, but were surprised to see the three fillies moping in the town square. Concerned, they walked up to the trio to see what was bothering them. “It’s no use,” Sweetie Belle said as they apporached, “we’ll never get our cutie marks.” “We’ve tried everything, and we still...
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Prompt #350: "The Silence, Deafened"
Okay. So I was gonna do a big spiel here about how evil and wonderful I am and fill it with double talk, but then I remembered that the whole point of this particular prompt is to use fewer words, not more words. So, without further ado: The Prompt can be found here. This isn’t the sort of thing we usually run, but it’s simple enough: you can write whatever you like, so long as you...