• Writing Training Grounds #003 - "Pinkie Apple Pie!" Submission Post

    Time for another swarm of fanfics! 40 of you decided to explore Pinkie Pie's journey into extra family connections, and these are the results.  Head on down below for the full list of stories sorted by genre! Happy reading! Expect another event next week.

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 1762 words

    Author: Yukito

    Pinkie Pie finds out that Twilight has a cousin, which leads the group to discover they are connected in more ways than they first thought

    Tricksy Genetics

    Characters: Mane 6, Trixie Lulamoon, Rainbow Blitz (RD's dad)

    [Normal] - 4904 words

    Author: Zeck

    Pinkie Pie's hunger for all things genealogy has turned up a bit of an oddity. Perplexed, she sets out to to talk to the only pony who could possibly have the answers: Octavia Melody. However, there's a reason that Octavia's family history is a big secret. It's a secret that has been guarded and hidden for a long time, and Octavia isn't about to reveal it to the loudest-mouthed pony in Equestria. She'll have to be quick on her hooves to keep Pinkie from finding out the truth but still managing to quench her curiosity.

    A Hidden Secret

    Characters: Octavia, Pinkie Pie

    [Normal] - 1426 words

    Author: Douglas Trotter

    Pinkie Pie has journeyed to the Crystal Kingdom to talk with Princess Cadence about some information she found after a second trip to Twilight's library.

    Crystal Family

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Princess Cadence, Shining Armor,

    [Normal] - 2365 words

    Author: AlwaysDressesInStyle

    Rarity realizes she has no idea where Scootaloo lives, and thus has no clue who to contact in the event of an emergency during Sweetie Belle's sleepover. Pinkie Pie helps Rarity on her quest to obtain Scootaloo's contact information while Rainbow Dash does her best to thwart her efforts.

    The Search Is Over

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Rarity

    [Normal] - 4869 words

    Author: TheDarkStarCzar

    In searching through the genealogical records, Pinkie discovers an irregularity amongst the royal lineage and it's not Prince Blueblood. (Honestly, it turns into a stripped down origin story.)


    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia
    [Normal] - 4794 words

    Author: Fábio Capela

    When Twilight and Pinkie Pie notice how different genealogy records, kept in different places, have the exact same name smudged, they start to look for other such cases and find that many other records have been so tampered.

    Smudge Conspiracy

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Princess Luna, Twilight Sparkle
    [Normal] - 1304 words

    Author: Pony Tim

    While doing additional research into Pinkie Pie's genealogy, Twilight Sparkle makes a startling discovery.

    Pinkie Pie is Related to WHO?!

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Spike


    [Comedy] - 1335 words

    Author: yd12k

    Twilight and Ballsworth have a disagreement over a taxicab. (This story was shot through the timewarp that is last weeks faulty form (Couch said I could do this))

    Princess of what

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Ballsworth Hoofluck, The royal sisters

    [Comedy] - 1570 words

    Author: friend v

    Rainbow Dash is a princess too! At least, that is what Pinkie thinks. Will Rainbow be able to prove her wrong?

    Yet Another Princess

    Characters: Pinkie, Rainbow, Twilight

    [Random] - 1519 words

    Author: Playnwin

    While helping Twilight Sparkle do genealogical research, Pinkie Pie finds yet ANOTHER familial relationship she never knew about. But this one holds so much more in stock for her...

    A Discordant Family

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Discord, Twilight

    [Random] - 4822 words

    Author: Grand Moff Pony

    There are two sides to every city. There's the one that the tourists and the magazines see, but there's another, much darker side, that lurks beneath the surface. Pinkie saw that darker side on full display in Manehattan, and it has changed her view on a lot of things. After returning to Ponyville, Pinkie goes to her family's rock farm to have a talk with her sister, Inkie, who has a new cutie mark on her flank...and Manehattan's lights in her eyes.

    Two Sides to Every City

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Inkie Pie,

    [Comedy] - 5797 words

    Author: PonyFate

    Twilight and Pinkie Pie discover records of another alicorn. But when a prophecy says he might return to take Spike away they decide they need to ask Celestia immediately. Too bad Celestia isn't around. Now Luna must help them discover the truth about this alicorn... olf?

    The Additional Alicorn Affair

    Characters: Twilight, Pinkie Pie, Spike

    [Comedy][Random] - 2441 words

    Author: Renaissance Brony

    Pinkie tries to study genealogy. For a while everything goes just swimmingly, but in the end she really fowls it up.

    A Fowl Turn of Events

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy

    [Comedy] - 4868 words

    Author: Japer Caper

    Pinkie Pie and Scootaloo aren't so different. Small families, unknown pasts, with lots of friends to catch them when they fall, and lots of happiness to share in together. When Pinkie finds that Scoots is potentially related to Rainbow Dash, however, problems arise surrounding how to tell her about it. (PSA: slightly sad near the end.)

    What She's Always Dreamed Of

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Scootaloo, Discord

    [Comedy][Shipping] - 2254 words

    Author: Borg

    While researching her family tree, Twilight is visited by Pinkie, who digs up a scroll showing one of Twilight's ancestors to be "Princess." The problem is, this is so many generations back that there were two princesses. Solving this mystery entails a visit to Canterlot for Twilight and Pinkie, but for us it means a visit to the past.

    Princess's Descendant

    Characters: Celestia, Luna, Twilight

    [Random] - 1400 words

    Author: Sarcasmo

    Pinkie Pie is now a member of the Apple family. Gummy is Pinkie Pie's pet. By extension, Gummy is now also a member of the Apple family. Applejack isn't happy about it.


    Characters: Applejack, Gummy

    [Comedy] - 2429 words

    Author: Scarf Ace

    Long before ponies came to Equestria, another race lived there - an ancient race of spirits, the Trueborn, or Al-iqwrn. Conflict and exile have reduced their numbers, and now, only two remain in the land. Leave it to Pinkie Pie to unearth a long-lost relative, living in their midst.

    The Line of Power

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, The Princess Sisters

    [Comedy] - 2231 words

    Author: Nickel Bristle

    After the Apple Family trip, Pinkie Pie finds another surprising connection to her family's history and gets the help of her good friends to help celebrate the discovery of this new winged relative of hers.

    With Her Head in the Clouds

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash

    [Comedy] - 2100 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Pinkie bothers Prince Blueblood about his relationship to Princess Celestia.

    King of Wishful Thinking

    Characters: Prince Blueblood, Pinkie Pie, Trixie

    [Comedy] - 2114 words

    Author: Goldymarg

    "No, w-wait! I've been lying the whole time! I'm not actually royalty, I swear! Don't believe anything that scroll says!" Handsome, suave, and just bursting with charisma, Prince Blueblood is the stallion every mare in Equestria pines for. At least until they spend five minutes with him and realize he's a pompous blowhard. When a royal summit at the Crystal Empire goes sour, the only nephew of Princess Celestia is ordered to mingle with the "lowly commoners" with the intent of reconnecting with society. Though begrudgingly accepting his punishment just to humor his auntie, things quickly go from bad to worse when a certain pink pony from the boonies crashes into him bearing the worst possible news...in the worst possible place.

    The Comeuppance of Prince Blueblood

    Characters: Prince Blueblood

    [Comedy][Shipping] - 1120 words

    Author: Alacandar

    Pinkie discovers something interesting about Twilight and herself while looking through the most recent family records of Ponyville

    Pink and Purple

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle

    [Comedy][Random] - 1519 words

    Author: Silver-Brony

    Things get way out of hoof after Pinkie Pie claims to be related to Cadence

    Pinkie Pia and the Half Blood Relative

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle

    [Comedy] - 2526 words

    Author: ThunderTempest

    When Pinkie went to have a look at Twilight's genealogy project, she never imagined what she actually found would be possible.

    Undiscovered Connections

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Rarity

    [Random] - 4000 words

    Author: A Random Guy

    Pinkie has always been a topic of interest for Twilight. But when Twilight finds out that Pinkie descended from Bronxico, no less than the Royal Family of Bronxico, she may have a topic of interest that'll trump all the others. If not, Spike can always bring out a bowl of olives.

    Viva la Princesa Pinkie Pie!

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Uva Pastel (OC)

    [Comedy] - 1803 words

    Author: Georg

    When Princess Celestia calls an emergency meeting of the Royal Council, the foundations of Equestria from the highest to the lowest could be shaken by the revelations of one simple party pony and her father.

    Prince Blueberry Pie

    [Comedy] - 6000 words

    Author: Melon Hunter

    Pinkie Pie is on top of the world right now. Why wouldn't she be? She just found out that she's a part of the most awesome family in Equestria (well, almost definitely). However, when a chance encounter in the market leads to the discovery of another distant Apple cousin in Ponyville, she realises that everypony should have a chance to know if they're related to the best family ever! The only problem is, 'family' has very different meanings for different ponies...

    Special Relativity

    Characters: Pinkie, Applejack, Lyra
    [Comedy] - 2444 words

    Author: Aramadon

    Pinkie Pie can't help but keep searching through Twilight's genealogy records. A discovery sends her on a sudden trip. Canterlot is in for the surprise of a lifetime.

    Pinkie MorningStar Pie

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Princess Celestia
    [Comedy][Adventure] - 2696 words

    Author: Stormy Night

    Pinkie Pie discovers a mysterious book while assisting Twilight with her genealogical research that reveals an amazing secret: The newest Princess of Equestria has a sister! Twilight sets out on an epic quest to determine the identity of this suspiciously secret sibling. With her trusty assistant Pinkie Pie at her side, how can she fail?

    Long Lost Relations?

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie
    [Comedy] - 1198 words

    Author: Quill

    After finding out that her friends are related, Twilight decides to take a look at her own family tree - and doesn't like what she finds.

    Family in Far-off Places

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle
    [Comedy] - 1824 words

    Author: SacredSturgeon

    Pinkie Pie's Peerage Poses Problems for the Ponces, so she Proposes a Party.

    The Duchess Pinkie Cometh! Behold! Behold!

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle
    [Comedy] - 6009 words

    Author: Cesar

    When Pinkie discovers a discrepancy in the genealogy books, it's up to her and Twilight to get to the bottom of it. And to do it, she has to go straight to the best source of information about the Pies that she knows. Her Parents.

    The Secret of Pie

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, The Pie Family


    [Adventure] - 2649 words

    Author: Palm Palette

    While helping Twilight with her geriatrics studies, Pinkie Pie uncovers a clue about Spike's past. Following this lead, they head out to uncover more...

    Spike's Heritage

    Characters: Spike, Pinkie Pie, Flim and Flam




    [Shipping] - 3640 words

    Author: Nickel Bristle

    Spike's crush on Rarity may be the worst kept secret in Ponyville, but on a trip to Manehattan, he starts to feel like everyone is getting the fabulous Rarity's praises, except for him. Can Spike learn to resist the city's cold shoulder and stay true, or will the little dragon's heart be lost in the Big Apple?

    Be a Dear for Me

    Characters: Spike, Rarity,


    [Sad] - 2542 words

    Author: Violo

    Pinkie has something somepony has never had before. Two mothers. After discovering this fact, Pinkie meets with her parents to find out why.

    Pinkie's Surprise

    Characters: Pinkie Pie

    [Sad] - 2450 words

    Author: Bradel

    Applejack has her own version of what happened in Manehattan.


    Characters: Applejack, Rarity, Coco Pommel
    [Sad] - 5017 words

    Author: Pale Horse

    I miss you. Please come home. I'll be waiting for you.


    Characters: Octavia, Pinkie Pie, Vinyl Scratch


    [Crossover][Comedy] - 1101 words

    Author: scorpion1m

    what can happen when pinkie finds out she is related to a transformer is made fun in stupid ways by a bad writer sosit backrelax and wounder why youwasted you time on this rubish.

    pinkie optimus pie

    Characters: pinkie pie, lyra


    [Sci-Fi] - 1128 words

    Author: Cie Cheesemeister

    With the help of the mysterious Dr. Hooves, Pinkie Pie makes an astounding discovery which could impact not only the lives of Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, and Twilight Sparkle, but all of Equestria.

    A Little Timey Wimey Help

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Dr. Hooves