a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post
Full version of the My Little Pony ~Tomodachi wa Mahou~ OP theme song, “Mirai Start” by Suzuko Mimori.
There have been a lot of people lately saying the only thing standing between freedom and fascism is the right of...
Celestia stared at her most faithful student. “Twilight, that idea is . . .”
“Ludicrous,” said Luna flatly.
Twilight smiled, the tiny lift of the corners of her mouth that meant she was one step ahead. “Until yesterday, it was ludicrous. But not anymore. I realized recently that I could combine my brother’s shield spell with the love magic he and Cadance performed to create a changeling-proof barrier.” Two purple-glowing pages of neatly-penned formulae slid across the table, one for each sister. They bent their heads to study them.
After a few moments of silence, Celestia looked up at Twilight. “This . . . would work, I think. But to do as you propose, to stretch such a barrier over the whole southern border . . .”
Luna shook her head, still staring at the formulae. “The power such a thing would require is beyond any of us. The plan is elegant, but impossible.”
I wrote a thing!
“And that concludes our lesson on the dietary habits of ogres,” Princess Celestia said, smiling as she closed the book.
Twilight shivered in her seat. It had been many years since she brought Smarty Pants to one of Princess Celestia’s private sessions, and she wished in that moment that she had never dropped the habit.
The princess chuckled and set the book down on her desk. “Of course, this is not likely to ever be relevant. Ogres live very far from Equestria.”
“R-right,” Twilight said, a strained grin spreading across her face as she chuckled.
“Is something the matter, Twilight?” Princess Celestia asked.
“Well, I’ve just been thinking,” Twilight said, rubbing one of her hooves against the carpet idly. “You keep teaching me about all these… creatures. And all of them ‘live very far away.’ But I just worry sometimes. I feel like there are so many things right on our doorstep that could come in and destroy us any time.”
She blushed and looked down at the floor, feeling like a foal for admitting her fear to the princess. But she only smiled back at Twilight with that same compassionate expression as always.
“I’ve met an ogre once, you know,” Princess Celestia said.
Twilight’s eyes were wide as she stared back at the princess. “W-what? Really?!”
Celestia nodded. “It came out of the Everfree Forest.”
This was a ridiculously good story from tonight’s crop. Check it out.
The Prompt: Tell me a story about a mythical creature that lives in Equestria. Preferably something that hasn’t been seen in the show yet.
Note: The bestiary linked above is intended as assistance, not restriction. Don’t feel you need to limit yourself to only the creatures contained in that small list. And if you’d like to manufacture a new creature that would fit into Equestria, feel free to do so.
This is a 30-minute writing prompt. Take as long as you like to think and plan, but once you start writing, your goal is to finish the story within 30 minutes. Submissions will be accepted for 6 hours, until 7:30 PM Pacific time, 10:30 Eastern, and 3:30 AM GMT. If you don’t have a Tumblr account, send your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Don’t use Tumblr’s accountless submission system because it is very broken and will probably eat your story instead of sending it to us.)
It is time. The Princess reawakens, ready to take control of her destiny, ready to lead Equestria into a new era of peace and prosperity. She is ready to rule, ready to fight, ready to do all she can for Equestria and for its people. She is…
The Prompt: The Once and Future Princess.
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 include pre-writing thinking or planning.) The submission box will be open for six hours and will close at 6:00 P.M. PDT, 9:00 P.M. EDT, 1:00 A.M. GMT.
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