• Writer's Training Ground #009: "Twilight Time" - Entry Post

    Well, that was an interesting series of delays and explosions.  We have the entries for the Twilight Time writing prompt here for all of you to peruse.  Hopefully one of the characters down below is something you would be interested in reading about! For those that missed the prompt, expect stories to follow something like this:

    The Cutie Mark Crusaders have learned how to mix potions, fix things, and do magic! Show how they use their new skills to contribute to pony society!

    Now go read stuff!

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 1282 words

    Author: Darthshadow25

    It is 5 years after the CMC got their cutie marks and Apple Bloom is now establishing her life. With a letter to Celestia Apple Bloom has finished her progression to a mare.

    Friendship Not Failure

    Characters: Apple Bloom, Twilight Sparkle
    [Normal] - 2695 words

    Author: Tallrascha

    After the Cutie Mark crusaders prove what they learned at 'Twilight Time' Twilight lets the go use their new found skills. It's not like anything bad can happen, right?

    Unsupervised Cutie Marks

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Cutie Mark Crusaders
    [Slice of Life] - 2068 words

    Author: Echo 27

    Apple Bloom knows her future may not stay at Sweet Apple Acres, but she has always been willing to help her family. She may be the youngest, but that never stops her from doing whatever she could. Because they love each other.

    That's What Sisters are For

    Characters: Apple Bloom, Applejack, Big Mac
    [Normal] - 6858 words

    Author: Palm Palette

    Apple Bloom takes a shortcut on a joint project for Twilight time. This poor decision inadvertently leads to a discovery about herself that will change her life forever.

    Apple Petals

    Characters: Apple Bloom, CMC, Rainbow Dash


    [Comedy] - 1374 words

    Author: Yukito

    Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle are three of the most important ponies in Ponyville during a time of constant war with other towns and villages. One day, a crisis strikes that they may not be ready for...

    Ponyville's MVPs

    Characters: CMC, Diamond Tiara
    [Comedy]- 4553 words

    Author: Scarf Ace

    Ponyville seems to be suffering from a plague of landmarks. Every night, a new and perplexing structure appears - a rock circle, a tower, a giant statue. And all the clues are pointing at a trio of young Ponyville school fillies ... who couldn't possibly be building historic marvels of engineering and architecture over night, every night. Could they?

    The Monuments Fillies

    Characters: CMCs, Mane Six
    [Comedy][Dark] - 5368 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    Apple Bloom learns the hard way that potions can have unexpected effects. More specifically, she accidentally creates a carnivorous apple tree with just one goal: avenge every single apple ponykind has ever eaten.

    The Day the Apples Attacked

    Characters: CMCs, Applejack, Owlowiscious
    [Comedy] - 1419 words

    Author: Fatlumpthe1st

    Applebloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle continue their learning and use their new skills to help the citizens of Ponyville, by trying to make more apples grow faster on the farm.

    Helpful Little Angels

    Characters: CMC, Twilight Sparkle
    [Comedy] - 2605 words

    Author: SacredSturgeon

    The Cutie Mark Crusaders Create Chaos as they Make their way to the Moon

    The Cutie Mark Crusaders in Operation: Shoot for the Moon

    Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders, Twilight Sparkle
    [Random][Shipping] - 1873 words

    Author: Borg

    When Sweetie Belle overhears a rumor that Lyra and Bon-Bon are on the verge of breaking up, she's shocked. They've been Ponyville's best-known couple for as long as she can remember, and after all the romantic notions she's picked up from her older sister, she just can't comprehend that changing. Fortunately, she's got a friend who can mix potions and a plan. What could go wrong?

    Love Potion

    Characters: Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Apple Bloom
    [Random] - 1349 words

    Author: Space Pony

    A few years after the events of Twilight Time, the Cutie Mark Crusaders found their special talents and put them to use by drumming up business for themselves. But what happens when somepony takes advantage of them and decides to use their skills for a sinister purpose?

    Certainly Something

    Characters: CMC, Trixie
    [Comedy] - 1500 words

    Author: Georg

    The Cutie Mark Crusaders have created and lost the perfect apple bucking machine at the same time Cheerilee has discovered her special somepony. You don’t think the two could be related, do you?

    Apple Bucking Twilight Time

    Characters: Cheerilee, The Cutie Mark Crusaders
    [Comedy] - 3621 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    Each morning is rather typical. Princess Luna lowers the moon and Princess Celestia takes over to raise the sun. Today would be no different if it weren't for a problem with the "other royal throne" that Princess Celestia uses. A letter about a certain group of fillies and progress in their talents gives the regal mare an idea on how to remedy her problem.

    Cleaned, Fixed, and Flushed

    Characters: Princess Celestia, Applebloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo
    [Comedy] - 3959 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    A strange pegasus colt fall injured in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and ask them for help with his mission: spread love across Ponyville.

    Chaotic Cupid

    Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders, Discord, Twilight Sparkle


    [Adventure][Sad] - 6689 words

    Author: CMC_Scootaloo

    Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle got teached in their talents by Twilight. They now want to show off their skills in public in hope they will finally get their cutie marks. Conflicted between their dreams for the future and their friendship, they make the decision to become traveling sales ponies. It's a decision that will not only change their future, but their whole lifes forever.....

    Journeys and Destinations: A Friendship for Eternity

    Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders, Mane Six


    [Dark] - 2000 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    All the ponies from Miss Cheerilee's class have returned for the reunion. All but one.

    Them Bones

    Characters: Scootaloo, Apple Bloom, Diamond Tiara


    [Sad] - 2045 words

    Author: Goldymarg

    “You...! You stupid liar! That wasn't a truth potion, it's just some concoction you threw together to make me look bad! I'd never say anything like that about my dad! Well, are you happy now?!” Diamond Tiara had never questioned her life. She knew that with fame and fortune, love and admiration was certain to come with it. So how is it that one of her usual sources of entertainment suddenly makes her question it all? Did she really live the good life, or was it all just a placebo, burying the truth under a veil of money and fake smiles?

    A Chipped Diamond

    Characters: Diamond Tiara, Zecora