Sunset Shimmer has had a huge amount of fanfics made in her name over the years, and quite a few mini communities have popped up to support them. Three of them got together and gave us their top stories, covering just about ever genre out there. Hopefully something down here will be enjoyable for you!
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Sunset of Time
Author: The Albinocorn
The wheel of time turns, as destiny and history clash together.
Fifty years into the future, Sunset Shimmer is Princess Twilight Sparkle's most faithful student. She is smart and eager, but doesn't always think things through. Her life had been perfect, right up to the End of the World.
With a ruined future, Sunset travels into the past to alter the course of history. With only her mentor's cryptic word to go on, Sunset and the Elements of Harmony must solve the riddle of the Dark Regalia and stop the mysterious Vesper Radiance from rising to power. But the further Sunset goes, the more she feels like she's been through it all before.
Is destiny set in stone, or can Sunset shape her own future? Only time will tell.
Additional Tags: Sunset Shimmer is best pony
#2 Story: Witch of the Everfree
[Alternate Universe][Slice of Life]
Sunset Shimmer is having the worst day of her life. She used to be important. She was the personal student of Princess Celestia. She was a future leader of Equestria. She was the kind of mare that everypony envied.
Today, it's all crashing down around her.
Alternate Universe: What if Sunset Shimmer hadn't gone through the mirror?
Additional Tags: AU Explosions First-Person
Story: Fractured Sunlight
When Twilight Sparkle was just a kid, her best friend was a girl named Sunset Shimmer. Though their friendship had a bit of a rocky start, they quickly became inseparable, no matter how much everyone thought of them as ‘weird’. They were there for each other.
Years later, Twilight is determined to move on from her loss, and she sets off on an independent research project to investigate the strange happenings at Canterlot High. Little does she know that she will soon come face to face with what appears to be a literal ghost from her past.
Additional Tags: Overcoming loss, making new friends, and finding love
Story: The Long Road to Friendship
[Comedy][Slice of Life][Romance][Human]
Author: The Albinocorn
After putting on the Element of Magic, Sunset Shimmer was shown just how much of a monster she really is. But that wasn't all the Elements did to her.
Sunset has now been forced to serve penance by answering any question truthfully and by doing anything asked of her, whether she wants to or not.
And she really doesn't want to.
Until all of the hatred in her heart is gone, Sunset is at the whim of her peers, unbeknownst to them of course. Can her new "friends" help her down the road to redemption?
If not, there's always that other Twilight Sparkle she keeps running into.
Story: The Evening Sonata
It has been weeks since the defeat of the Dazzlings, and Sunset Shimmer's friendships have only gotten stronger. Whilst finally relaxing in the times of peace, Sunset discovers an old enemy: Sonata Dusk. Strangely alone and apparently homeless, Sonata's luck seems to be at its all time low.
Seeing a little of herself in the former siren, Sunset embarks on a mission to help Sonata find friendship.
Story: Finding Home
[Human][Slice of Life]
Author: Cirrus Sky
Sunset Shimmer has been worrying her friends of late. It had started off as her talking around the subject of home. Then outright avoiding it.
It isn't that her friends want to have a sleepover at her place, or have her host a Pinkie Party. They're just worried. Sunset does have somewhere to call home right? A roof over her head and a warm place to sleep?
Story: Scar Tissue
[Human][Slice of Life]
While relaxing after a performance, the Rainbooms discover Sunset has scars that she definitely didn't have before the Fall Formal.
Story: Cafeteria Control
After the student body of Canterlot High is swayed by yet another surprise musical number during lunch, Sunset Shimmer muses the students are easily influenced by songs at this time. Pinkie quickly comes up with a song of her own.
Sunset Shimmer considers this a high point of her week.
Story: My Best Friend
After what Sunset had done she never expected anyone to forgive her, but there was always someone willing to give her a second chance and accept her for what she was. Even before Twilight's friends bothered with her, there was one girl who Sunset could always rely on to be there.