• Writer's Training Grounds #005: "Three's a Crowd"

    The 5th installment of the writing training grounds has arrived! Did Discord take over the world? Are we going to be flooded with more comedy fics? Head on down below the break for boatloads of stuff to read!

    Expect another one next week.  This new episode totally more than deserves an epic prompt. 

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Slice of Life] - 1500 words

    Author: Steel Zephyr

    Rainbow didn't think she needed a diary, but sometimes, it's nice just to have someone to talk to about the daily things in life. Things like friends you made, and lives you changed.

    Rainbow Dash's Diary

    Characters: Rainbow Dash, OC Pony
    [Normal] - 1941 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    A very boring story about Discord. *Spoiler Alert* He takes over Equestria, but trust me, it's not nearly as interesting as that would imply.

    Discord's Boring Story

    Characters: Discord, Princess Celestia
    [Normal] - 1864 words

    Author: NovianPrincess

    After contracting whatever disgusting virus the Tatzlwurm was carrying, Discord discovers that a runny nose and hacking cough are the least of his worries. In his weakened state, his powers have stopped working! Thankfully, he's in good hooves with Fluttershy there to help put things in perspective.

    Unexpected Symptoms of Tatzlwurm Flu

    Characters: Discord, Fluttershy
    [Normal] - 1570 words

    Author: Metaright

    While Discord is recovering from his illness, he and Fluttershy revisit old wounds.

    Infirmity is Magic

    Characters: Discord, Fluttershy
    [Normal] - 2505 words

    Author: TheDarkStarCzar

    Discord confesses to tormenting Celestia's protege, her reaction is somewhat subdued.

    Chaotic Confessions

    Characters: Discord, Luna
    [Normal] - 1148 words

    Author: Somedudeatemytaco

    Fluttershy was the only one to give Discord a chance, and because of that, she gave him the one thing he never had:a friend. Fast forward to now, and it's Fluttershy's birthday. Discord wants to thank Fluttershy for everything she's done for him, and now the opportunity has shown itself. But now the question is, what will Discord give to her?

    Gift of the Draconequus

    Characters: Discord, Fluttershy
    [Normal] - 4542 words

    Author: Palm Palette

    When Fluttershy goes away, Discord comes out to play. He claims he wants to be friends with Sea Swirl and Raindrops, but is that really what he's up to? Features Sea Swirl x Raindrops friendshipping.

    Sinking Sea Drops

    Characters: Sea Swirl, Raindrops, Discord


    [Comedy] - 1000 words

    Author: Abbeybunny

    Poor Discord is as sick as a dog!

    Characters: Discord, Mane 6, Wurmy The Tatzlwurm
    [Random][Comedy] - 1661 words

    Author: Yukito

    Yukito has writer's block. Discord offers to help him out.

    Discord Helps

    Characters: Discord, OC
    [Comedy][Sad] - 2700 words

    Author: TorontoFCBrony

    Sometimes when your life is boring and normal, all it takes is one... thing to show you that you should not take the simple life you had for granted because something can always come and screw it up. Incomplete, will be completed and about 10,000-15,000 words and may actually be sad at the end.

    My Little Discord

    Characters: Discord, The Narrator
    [Comedy][Random] - 1263 words

    Author: SpitFlame

    Discord, Chrysalis, Celestia and Luna have turned into foals. Surprisingly enough, Cadence and Fluttershy just happen to be there.

    This Can't be Good

    Characters: Fluttershy, Cadence, Discord
    [Comedy] - 2127 words

    Author: Antitrino

    Ever wonder where discord has been living these past few months? Well, you might be surprised by the answer.

    Invisible Guest

    Characters: Discord
    [Random] - 1491 words

    Author: A Random Guy

    Rainbow Dash is a lonely mare with extreme plumbing problems. Discord is a plumber who specializes in extreme plumbing problems. Discord comes over and does what he does best, fixes plumbing. What, did you think he was doing something else? He’s just there to fix some pipes. Why are you laughing? That’s a realistic scenario. Discord fixes Rainbow’s plumbing. What’s so funny? I don’t get it.

    Chaotic Plumbing

    Characters: Rainbow Dash, Discord, Flux (An assisting character)
    [Comedy] - 1675 words

    Author: Cie Cheesemeister

    When the Apple family make Discord feel welcome, he wants to do something special to thank them. His magic yields results that are unexpected even to him.

    Discord's Apple Surprise

    Characters: Discord, Applejack, Granny Smith
    [Comedy] - 1156 words

    Author: CCC

    Discord, with the help of a pegasus, attempts to fill in a form designed by someone who never expected a near-immortal Dragonequus to try to fill it in.

    Discord Applies For Citizenship Papers

    Characters: Discord
    [Random] - 1698 words

    Author: Nickel Bristle

    Before Discord's reformation, he had unleashed a great evil upon Equestria. But when this power decided to exile him from Canterlot, he found himself in the middle of his own personal sandbox. So what else is a hungry spirit of chaos supposed to do?

    One's Just Desserts

    Characters: Discord
    [Comedy] - 1807 words

    Author: Blood Brandy

    Bored out of his chimeric skull, and unable to just cause random chaos as he used to, Discord does the other thing he does best...After trolling...and annoying folks... I'm talking about finding loopholes, he found a loophole, and now not only can he cause chaos, big and small, but he get's paid to do it!

    Chaos is my Buisness, and Buisness...Could be better...

    Characters: Discord, Lyra Heartstrings, Big Macintosh
    [Random] - 1497 words

    Author: dredaich

    Out of boredom Discord visits Celestia, bringing her some sweet gifts.

    Sweetest Princess

    Characters: Discord, Celestia
    [Comedy] - 4202 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    Discord is bored. He partners with ponies to create special comics.

    Discord Comics

    Characters: Discord, Princess Luna, Princess Celestia
    [Random][Comedy] - 1098 words

    Author: Steel Zephyr

    A story of love, loss, and why you should get someone who has hit puberty to write your school plays.

    Perfect Harmony

    Characters: Discord
    [Comedy] - 2159 words

    Author: AlphaOmega

    Discord has come down with a "curious" and once again "incurable" disease and has decided to take refuge in the humble abode of Fluttershy. However, they don'y call him the "god of Chaos" for nuthin'!

    Discord's Disabling Disease

    Characters: Discord, Fluttershy
    [Random] - 1663 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    "I need some help with writing and I think it would be wise to ask a renowned writer in Equestria. It just so happens I found one to help me out. Though I'll be honest, the person writing this story about me requesting help with a story needs some help with their own writings." -Discord

    Chaotic Writing

    Characters: Discord, Twilight Velvet
    [Comedy] - 2598 words

    Author: SacredSturgeon

    Fluttershy's friends find Discord's doings drive them deranged.

    Friendship is Chaos

    Characters: Discord, Mane Six
    [Comedy] - 1732 words

    Author: AlwaysDressesInStyle

    Rarity and Applejack, afflicted by Discord's blue flu, find themselves unable to stop tormenting those around them.

    I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

    Characters: Rarity, Applejack, Rainbow Das
    [Random] - 1140 words

    Author: Arkanoid1

    When Twilight sends Discord to the human world for his health and remedial attitude adjustment, unplanned consequences occur. Ponies become humans there and dragons turn into dogs, but what happens to Discord? Chaos is simply incapable of separating from Discord!

    Discord Can Really Monkey Around

    Characters: Discord, Twilight Sparkle


    [Adventure] - 6297 words

    Author: Sarcasmo

    All Discord requested was a simple glass of water. Twilight should know, when Discord is involved, there's no such thing as a simple request.

    One Simple Glass of Water

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle
    [Adventure][Dark] - 1556 words

    Author: Goldymarg

    "Well, you would have been MUCH more helpful if you just told me what was under that grave, now wouldn't you?" Nestled between the Foal Mountain range lies a quaint little village called Hollow Shades. And just a few miles down the road, a lone cottage stands in the shadow of a place known only to the locals as Marigold Hill. It's known as a cemetery with only a single grave marker, positioned at the peak. Grimstride, the self-proclaimed groundskeeper, chases away anypony that comes near, shouting muddled and disquieting warnings at them. Some wonder what the meaning of the lone marker is from afar, as its true purpose had been lost to even the royalty of Canterlot. Though, such a juicy mystery couldn't possibly be ignored for long...

    The Marker on Marigold Hill

    Characters: Discord, OC


    [Dark] - 1709 words

    Author: terrycloth

    Discord and Twilight summon the rest of the Elements of Harmony for a very important task: one of them has to make a wish -- any wish -- and then Kill Twilight Sparkle. Who will step up to the plate?

    Kill Twilight Sparkle

    Characters: Discord, Mane 6
    [Dark] - 2630 words

    Author: VelasBane

    In the time before Celestia and Luna, countless ages before the founding of Equestria and the union of the three pony tribes, Harmony and Discord were at war to control a chaotic world. One sought to create unity and peace; the other to prolong the wars and deepen the divides. However, Discord always wanted more; and when he begins to take it, not even Harmony can stop him. On the path to his new destiny, Discord unleashes chaos unlike the world has ever seen in order to get the one thing he truly desires: a body.

    The Body of Discord

    Characters: Discord


    [Shipping][Random] - 2100 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Pinkie likes Discord. Chaos ensues.

    ! (The Song Formerly Known As)

    Characters: Discord, Pinkie Pie
    [Shipping][Comedy] - 2100 words

    Author: Georg

    The day had finally arrived. The day when Green Grass would finally wed the mare of his dreams, a day that had seemed to recede into the distance every time they tried to plan for it. There was just one little-bitty, teensie problem remaining.

    Best Draconequus

    Characters: OC, Discord


    [Crossover] - 4655 words

    Author: Scarf Ace

    Ever since he was reformed, Fluttershy has been sending Discord letters on a regular basis. But these letters need to be delivered to Discord's impossible house, which stands in an impossible place, at the end of an impossible path, and attracts impossible guests. Luckily, the Ponyville post office has a mailpony who will juggle as many impossibilities as you can throw at her, as long as she gets a muffin afterwards.

    The Impossible Tea Party

    Characters: Derpy, Discord, Characters from a multitude of fictional universes