• Writer's Training Grounds #007: "Simple Ways" - Entry Post

    BOOKS. Reading and writing are integral parts of human society! Even in an era where many other scholarly pursuits of old have gone the way of the dinosaur, these will always be here with us! We have a bunch of stories based on this week's prompt for you all to dig through. Head on down below to check them out!

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 1134 words

    Author: Game Changer

    Discord is laboured with the pets after Fluttershy falls sick, forcing him to fall from his usual trickster ways. But ethics and a pushy rabbit aren't the only things keeping him...

    Chaos, Kindness and Celestia

    Characters: Discord, Fluttershy, Celestia

    [Normal] - 5326 words

    Author: Stanku

    Celestia and Discord swap places for a day, but nopony can tell the difference.

    You Are a Joke

    Characters: Celestia, Discord, Luna

    [Normal] - 1716 words

    Author: Alison

    Somehow, Sweetie Belle and Celestia get swapped! Now, the Cutie Mark Crusader must run a country, and Celestia must learn to be a filly. Can the two get back to the lives they are supposed to live?

    The Princess and the Filly

    Characters: Sweetie Belle, Princess Celestia

    [Normal] - 5162 words

    Author: Zeck

    Berry Punch wakes up in Canterlot to find that her love is not snuggled warmly next to her. Worse, she can remember everything from the day and evening, which means she wasn't out drinking and lost track of things. That just leaves one question. One question that causes her no small amount of worry: Where is Minuette? Rated 'Teen' because of heavy cider usage, or rather the effects of said uses.

    After The Bachelorette Party

    Characters: Berry Punch, Minuette

    [Normal] - 1527 words

    Author: Goldymarg

    "My goodness, how does Luna do it...? You've made this look so easy, and yet I've never felt so powerless in my life. What can I possibly do to help this poor filly overcome her nightmare?" Princess Luna hasn't been sleeping well lately. Renovations to the observatory next to her room have been so loud that it's starting to affect her royal duties. Being the kindly sister that she is, Princess Celestia offers to take care of her obligations for the night so she can catch up on her sleep. Unfortunately for her, that also includes her recently appointed position as Equestria's guardian of dreams...

    Substitute Dreamwalker

    Characters: Princess Celestia

    [Normal] - 1233 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    "Quid Pro Quo," the unicorn said to her friend before they both "shook" on it, much to the dismay of the suave mare. With Rainbow Dash's chores done, it's time for her to repay the favor to Rarity.

    Color of Loyalty

    Characters: Rarity, Rainbow Dash

    [Normal] - 2552 words

    Author: Pale Horse

    Upon having difficulty sleeping, Princess Celestia occupies her mind by penning a letter to Twilight Sparkle. But for a sleepy princess, the mind has a tendency to wander...


    Characters: Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, Twilight Sparkle

    [Normal] - 1952 words

    Author: Pony Tim

    Twilight is busy dealing with the bureaucracy of being a princess. When Spike comes home though with a new chemistry set, will Twilight be able to pull herself away from her duties as a princess to help take care of her duties as a sister and a friend to Spike?

    Spike's Number One Assistant

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Spike


    [Comedy][Adventure] - 5204 words

    Author: Lunabrony

    Culture shock ensues when a magical accident causes Applejack and Rarity to switch bodies. With deadlines looming, can they work things out before ruining each others lives?

    Green Haycres

    Characters: Applejack, Rarity

    [Comedy] - 1940 words

    Author: Yukito

    Diamond Tiara is dared to act like Scootaloo, so Scootaloo responds in kind.

    I Dare You!

    Characters: Diamond Tiara, Scootaloo

    [Comedy][Adventure] - 4973 words

    Author: Scarf Ace

    Even reality-knotting deities need a quick holiday every now and then, and Discord of Equestria is no exception. But there needs to be somepony there to keep the machinery of chaos running, and one of Discord's friends - his first and best friend, to be precise - soon finds herself teleporting around the country with her pet rabbit, consulting a devious watch with extra features that have nothing to do with timekeeping, dodging guard units out to capture her and blowing things up. Friendship is Magic, all right.

    The Trickster's Watch

    Characters: Fluttershy and Angel, Discord, Princess Celestia

    [Random][Comedy] - 3808 words

    Author: I had no idea

    Two very different ponies suddenly find themselves in each other's horseshoes. Thinking the effect is only temporary, they decide to take it easy, and just drift along until they change back. Nothing could go wrong at all! ...Right?

    A shy princess

    Characters: Fluttershy, Celestia

    [Comedy][Random] - 1157 words

    Author: Arkanoid1

    When Cherilee draws the name Berry Punch in the Switch for a Day drawing, she must work as a bartender while Berry takes her place teaching at the school. If they survive a day in the other's job a local bank will give a nice donation to a rec center for the foals. Can these two fare well in their seemingly out of place trade?

    Cherilee the Bartender and Berry Punch the Teacher

    Characters: Cherilee, Berry Punch

    [Comedy][Random] - 2672 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    Every year, Princess Cadance is tasked with spreading love throughout Equestria on Hearts and Hooves Day. But this year she just wants to spend some time with her special somepony, so it's up to Twilight to fulfill Cadance's duties. Unfortunately, Pinkie Pie tries to help.

    Because... Pinkie Pie!

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Princess Cadance

    [Comedy] - 1240 words

    Author: Not a pipe

    Twilight and Chrysalis attempt to do the other's job with results

    Twilight and Chrysalis Switch Jobs

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Queen Chrysalis

    [Comedy] - 2355 words

    Author: Cie Cheesemeister

    When it becomes apparent that Comet Flip-Flop will hit Equestria if it isn't diverted, Luna ascends to space and Discord and Celestia remain on the ground in case she is unable to succeed in deflecting the comet. With Luna unable to stop the flaming ball of ice, Discord and Celestia combine their energies to blow it to pieces. Equestria is saved from a tragic disaster, only to fall victim to a humorous one.

    The Coming of Comet Flip-Flop

    Characters: Discord, Celestia, Mane 6

    [Shipping][Comedy] - 4244 words

    Author: Nickel Bristle

    When a shooting star listens to the soft wish of a young dragon, the two find themselves in a bit of a 'freaky' situation, with each other getting a glimpse of what the shoe is like on the other hoof in terms of their relationship.

    A Mile in Her Hooves

    Characters: Spike, Rarity

    [Random] - 6950 words

    Author: A Random Guy

    It’s that time of year when the Running of the Leaves is held. Twilight should be excited, but she doesn't get a chance to be excited because, for some odd unspecified reason, she’s taken Princess Celestia’s place as Princess of the Sun. Princess Celestia has taken Twilight’s place in turn. Both must slog through the day doing each other’s business. One thing leads to another, giant monsters end up fighting.

    The Celestia Sparkle Shakeup

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia

    [Comedy] - 3778 words

    Author: SacredSturgeon

    When a botched assassination attempt send Celestia and Luna to the hospital, it's up to Twilight and her friends to see to their duties. Item one on the agenda: preventing a war with the griffons.

    Twilight Sparkle vs Diplomacy

    Characters: Mane Six, Griffon Diplomatic Mission

    [Comedy] - 6701 words

    Author: AlwaysDressesInStyle

    Apple Bloom and Diamond Tiara switch bodies all thanks to a careless whisper.

    Careless Whisper

    Characters: Apple Bloom, Diamond Tiara

    [Comedy] - 6582 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    Luna is bedridden. Celestia can handle the Moon, but not dreams; it falls to Twilight Sparkle to handle the dreams.

    Dream Sparkle

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Princess Luna

    [Comedy][Random] - 4410 words

    Author: NotARealPonydotcom

    Bored one evening, Discord suggests to Celestia that they spice things up by seeing who's best at doing the other's job: he'll handle keeping things harmonious, and she'll be there to throw a big ol' spoonful of chaos into the mix whenever she feels like it. To his surprise, she agrees to do it. He's certain he's got this one in the bag—after all, how hard can something as boring as harmony be? He shouldn't have underestimated his opponent.

    Order Chaos, Chaos Ordered!

    Characters: Discord, Princess Celestia

    [Comedy] - 2690 words

    Author: Borg

    Luna needs somepony to take over her job for the night. But Celestia's gotten back into the habit of sleeping, so she goes to Twilight instead. But it's not a problem that Twilight has never done this before, right? How hard can it be to learn?

    Princess of the Night

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Luna


    [Shipping] - 3200 words

    Author: Georg

    When Rainbow Dash finds herself short on time to prepare for the Advanced Weather Certification test, Twilight Sparkle volunteers to help keep the skies together while Rainbow is studying with Soarin. After all, how hard can weather be as long as she has Thunderlane for a teacher?

    The Flying Bookworm and the Weather Princess

    Characters: Rainbow Dash, Princess Twilight Sparkle, Soarin

    [Shipping] - 1600 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Something is up between Rarity and Applejack.

    Who Was in My Room Last Night?

    Characters: Mane 6

    [Shipping] - 3017 words

    Author: Palm Palette

    While at the spa, Rarity encounters an unexpected pony working there. What is Rainbow Dash up to?

    A Dash of Style

    Characters: Rarity, Rainbow Das