• Writer's Training Ground #011: "Somepony to Watch Over Me" - Entry Post

    Apples! Stories! If you like either of those, you are going to love this post.  Especially Big Mac fans, we had a ton of those come in.

    Head on down below the break for a whole bunch of fanfiction dedicated to Somepony to Watch Over Me!

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 1233 words

    Author: SolongStarbird

    Big Mac had the opportunity to take Applejack's delivery route through the Fire Swamps, but he decided against it. He keeps telling himself that he can face the exponentially greater threat on his route, but can he? He is definentley strong on the outside, but on the inside....

    A Fate Even Worse Than a Fate Worse Than Death

    Characters: Big Macintosh, Aunt Crabapple (OC)

    [Normal] - 2004 words

    Author: BeanyOne

    Big Mac delivers pies to socially awkward twins at a pear orchard.

    Big Mac and the Pair of Pear Mares

    Characters: Big Macintosh, OC Ponies

    [Normal] - 2865 words

    Author: Zeck

    Big Mac has set out to deliver the pie order. He's a stallion who can handle all types of beasts, creatures, and monsters, even more so than his sister Applejack. So why is he sent on the route that most ponies would consider peaceful, relaxing, and what many stallions would consider a dream come true? The answer has to do with three special ponies.

    Peaceful Delivery

    Characters: Big Mac, Sexy Nymph Ponies!!


    [Comedy] - 1424 words

    Author: terrycloth

    When Applejack forgets her fire-swamp supplies, it's up to Applebloom and her friends to make sure she's okay. After all, her route takes her through the deadly fire swamp, home of the dreaded Chimera!

    Cutie Mark Crusaders Chimera Hunters Yay

    Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders

    [Random][Comedy] - 1547 words

    Author: Yukito

    Big Macintosh must complete a quest of epic proportion if he is to deliver his pies on time!

    Big Macintosh's Quest

    Characters: Big Macintosh, OCs

    [Comedy] - 1697 words

    Author: epona92

    Big Mac is forced to face a situation he had hoped to avoid during a pie delivery. Awkwardness ensues.

    An Awkward Delivery

    Characters: Big Mac, Lyra Heartstrings

    [Comedy] - 1700 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Lyra shares far, far too much information with Big Macintosh about her love life.

    Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

    Characters: Big Mac, Lyra, Bon Bon

    [Comedy][Crossover] - 1459 words

    Author: Chaucer345

    Granny Smith makes a terrible mistake and Big Mac is given a burden that he may not be ready for. If he cannot deliver the One Pie to Canterlot, all may be lost.

    One Pie to Rule them All

    Characters: Big Macintosh, Granny Smith

    [Comedy] - 1900 words

    Author: Georg

    Applejack and Apple Bloom may have a difficulties delivering their pies, but Big Mac has even more devious obstacles between him and his final destination. The city of Cloudsdale.

    Introducing the Wonderbolts! And Some Red Pony On A Flying Machine

    Characters: Big Mac, Fleetfoot

    [Comedy][Adventure] - 1632 words

    Author: SacredSturgeon

    Applejack decides to let Apple Bloom accompany her on one of her pie delivery errands across the Fire Spring Heights. It should be an easy, safe journey, but a vengeful chimera has other plans for the two sisters...

    Journey through the Fire Spring Heights

    Characters: Applejack, Apple Bloom, Chimera


    [Adventure] - 3882 words

    Author: Not a pipe

    Big Mac's delivery route is a little different from Applejack's. It's also different from each delivery before it. But he has a map and a will. And he will not let himself be stopped.

    The Long Delivery

    Characters: Big Macintosh

    [Adventure] - 6809 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    Big Mac finds his way home.

    What You Need to Get Home

    Characters: Big Mac

    [Adventure] - 1888 words

    Author: Suukorak

    Applejack went on a pie-delivering trip through a combustible swamp and the territory of a ferocious chimera. But Big Mac has worse in store. He's made this delivery a few times before, but today the forest reeks of danger... and hunger. Don't judge me too harshly from this – with the exception of one paragraph, I wrote the whole thing in about three hours!

    Big Mac's Day Out

    Characters: Big Macintosh

    [Adventure] - 2850 words

    Author: Goldymarg

    "Alrighty...where in tarnation did that weird contraption send meh off to? Cuz' ah don't remember seein' any tree trunks bigger than Canterlot castle round' these parts..." Applejack shouldn't of touched it. Every warning sign inside of her head was blaring, every red flag was raised, and yet she let curiosity get the best of her. One second she's galloping her way back through the fire swamps, the next she's in a lush, green rainforest she's never seen or heard of before. The locals in the village over don't speak her language, and somehow everypony was capable of invoking magic in some way, even pegasi and earth ponies. What was this place, and more importantly, how hard was it going to be to get back to her family?

    Blue Sphere

    Characters: Applejack, OC

    [Adventure] - 2980 words

    Author: AlphaOmega

    Big Mac has to handle being alone on an adventure. No doubt, he can handle himself, but can he take care of a delicate trip? His strength is surely unrivaled. His determination is strong. On this trip, however, he may just discover that somethings are better left to other ponies.

    Big Mac's Not-So-Small Adventure

    Characters: Big Macintosh

    [Adventure] - 4000 words

    Author: Palm Palette

    Big Macintosh wishes chimeras were the only things he had to contend with on his delivery route. What he goes up against is far, far worse...

    Pies of the Night

    Characters: Big Mac

    [Adventure] - 4397 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    Applejack's pie delivery route took her through the Flame Geyser Swamp and led to a faceoff against a chimera, but Big Mac's route to a mountain unicorn village might be worse.

    The Other Route

    Characters: Big McIntosh, OC pony, Applejack


    [Dark][Random] - 2654 words

    Author: Scarf Ace

    Unicornia. A city built on magic, with an ancient curse running deep within it. A city that eats itself and spits out the pips, on a daily basis. A city that keeps a Sentry Tower on its borders, although nopony would dream of invading it. For some reason, the Apple Family wants to sell pies there, which partly explains why Big McIntosh is now locked in a dungeon - with time running out ...

    The Sentry Tower on Craven's Cleft

    Characters: Double Edge, Nose Bag (OCs), Big McIntosh


    [Sad] - 1750 words

    Author: Maniacal_Spark

    Inspired by the episode "Somepony to Watch Over Me", Applejack decides to take Big Mac's advice and let Applebloom spend a day alone at home while she makes her pie delivery, though taking advice and living with it are two different things when you care so deeply for somepony. Inspired by a Equestria Daily Writer's Training Ground prompt.

    Watching Over

    Characters: Applejack, Big Mac, Applebloom

    [Sad] - 1030 words

    Author: Russell Dickson

    On his pie delivery, Big McIntosh, meets a ghost name, Mirage. She wants Big McIntosh to die and become a ghost, so that she will not be alone.

    The Long, Lonely Road

    Characters: Big McIntosh, Mirage, Cheerilee

    [Sad] - 2542 words

    Author: AlwaysDressesInStyle

    Big Macintosh will never let his sister take the other pie route. Chimeras are nothing compared to confronting the past.

    Last Kiss

    Characters: Big Macintosh

    [Sad] - 3595 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    The day has come for Apple Bloom to make her first pie delivery on her own. That moment should be a special occasion, but it isn't. With all her heart, she wants it to be a nightmare to wake up from.

    An Apple's Journey

    Characters: Apple Bloom , Princess Luna

    [Sad][Dark] - 2764 words

    Author: Dableaxcheaz

    Applejack was found dead in the fire swamp after being mauled by a chimera. The Apple family cried their hearts out. Big Mac resorted to heavy drinking but is told by GrannySmith that he can't drink his problems away, and should comfort Applebloom. They find out that she went to fire swamp to confront the chimera. Big Mac saves Applebloom and tells her that she must move on. Applebloom then has a dream where her sister tells her to never forget her, and she will always be there.

    Tears for The Fallen Apple

    Characters: Applebloom, Big Macintosh, Granny Smith

    [Sad][Dark] - 2764 words

    Author: Dableaxcheaz

    Applebloom awaits the return of her family. Big Mac and GrannySmith return, but Applejack hasn't. The family has grown worried, what has become of the honest mare? but more importantly, can the family face the facts?

    Tears for The Fallen Apple

    Characters: Applebloom, Big Macintosh, Granny Smith