• Writer's Training Grounds #014: "Leap of Faith" - Entry Post

    Apples! I haven't had apple pie in forever. What a waste of tastebud time. 

    We have fanfics once again! Leap of Faith seems to have spawned some interesting stuff based on the prompts this week.  Head on down below the break for a whole bunch of stuff to read!  Keep em' coming authors, just a few episodes left in the final stretch!

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 2030 words

    Author: SolongStarbird

    Silver Shill made a promise to Applejack, a promise that he would be honest. He feels the need to pass the benefits of honesty on to Flim and Flam, whom he has followed to Las Pegasus. Shill advises them to change their marketing strategy in order to show them that honesty is the best policy.

    The Best Policy

    Characters: Silver Shill, Flim, Flam
    [Normal] - 1416 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    The Apple family decides to take a break from harvesting fruit to spend a quiet day inside.

    A Break in Apple Bucking Season

    Characters: Applejack, Apple Family
    [Normal] - 2879 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    Twilight will be delivering the opening speech at the Book Faire in Canterlot; when Rarity hears about it, she promises to make a simply dazzling dress for her princess friend. The time is short, but Rarity has no other orders competing for her attention and is in the zone. What could possibly go wrong?

    The Worst. Possible. Thing.

    Characters: Rarity, Cutie Mark Crusaders
    [Normal] - 3404 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    A dream leaves Apple Bloom feeling betrayed by Princess Luna. The filly turns to another for some advice while keeping a promise of her own.

    An Apple's Word

    Characters: Apple Bloom , Princess Luna, Twilight Sparkle


    [Comedy] - 1740 words

    Author: playnwin

    Promises are easy to make, but hard to keep; and the price for failing to can be quite severe... in Ponyville.

    A Quantum Friendship

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, CMC
    [Random][Comedy] - 1499 words

    Author: Yukito

    Granny Smith ruins the franchise. Abandon ship.

    Magical Miracle Cure

    Characters: Granny Smith
    [Random] - 4600 words

    Author: A Random Guy

    It seems like a normal day on the Patio of the Ponyville Café. There's an all-powerful being trying to enjoy some coffee, and a unicorn with an unusual horn telling the being about how he's going to change the multiverse or something. Honestly, the being couldn't care less, he's more interested with what's going on in the street...

    The "God" That Failed

    Characters: Dranorth, Femur
    [Comedy] - 2400 words

    Author: Georg

    A Star Trek/My Little Pony Crossover The Federation starship Pyxis has just finished carrying out a mapping mission at a spatial anomaly that is host to a peaceful race of pre-spaceflight creatures, when it discovers that sometimes the Prime Directive is not as powerful as it may seem.

    Luna's Federation - Diplomancy by Other Means

    Characters: Princess Luna, Princess Celestia, OC Starponies
    [Comedy][Random] - 1555 words

    Author: Borg

    You all know how it goes in a comic book. The heroes can't face the villains until the very last moment before whatever horrible thing is being planned this week goes down. Well, Fili-Second isn't following that rule today.

    An Ounce of Prevention

    Characters: Fili-Second, OC Ponies
    [Comedy][Shipping] - 5211 words

    Author: Sarcasmo

    Beet leaves and apple juice aren't the only thing in Flim and Flam's miracle tonic. Granny Smith is experiencing the severe side effect of falling helplessly in love.

    The Love Tonic

    Characters: Applejack, Granny Smith, Flim and Flam
    [Comedy]- 5514 words

    Author: nucnik

    When Applejack wakes up one day, she finds that the Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic has had an effect on Granny Smith. While she goes off looking for the Flim Flam Brothers to reverse the effect, others are taking a more positive approach to Granny's new condition and somepony even decides to get in on the Tonic action. But how could this have happened? It's not like there's fine print on the bottle or anything...

    Fine Print

    Characters: Applejack, Granny Smith, Big Macintosh
    [Comedy] - 1179 words

    Author: SacredSturgeon

    The Flower Trio is quite done with it. They're tired of all the trouble befalling Ponyville. But when they send their strongly-worded letter to the Ponyville Express, they soon find they've unleashed a monster.

    Concerned, of Ponyville

    Characters: Flower Trio, Berry Punch
    [Comedy] - 6053 words

    Author: Melon Hunter

    Gilda's reformed. She knows it—she feels it! All her anger is under control, there's no more aggression, and she doesn't even use 'dwee'—uh, 'the d-word' any more. Her psychiatrist, for all his infuriating and impenetrable language he uses, seems to have her situation under wraps. When he tells her of his exciting work with other ex-antagonists of Ponyville and their bright futures, Gilda jumps at the chance to make her own happy ending. However, that would be reliant on Ponyville wanting to give her a second chance, and the town's patience for one-off ex-villains coming back has long since been wearing thin. Gilda will discover how to really win a do-over, all while battling an insidious life-coaching conspiracy, her own unreliable memory and Pinkie's bizarre Dia di los Huertos party. What's a griffon got to do to get a break in this town?

    Self Hindrance

    Characters: Gilda, Rainbow Dash, OC


    Western - 5000 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Come hear the tale of Dodge Junction's savior, that nameless stranger.

    A Horse with No Name

    Characters: A nameless pony you might recognize
    [Adventure] - 4085 words

    Author: AlwaysDressesInStyle

    After years of training, Kimono is still a lousy samurai warrior. In exchange for the opportunity to study at Canterlot University, her sensei makes her promise not to return until she has proven herself in combat. Unfortunately for the homesick unicorn, Equestria has a very low crime rate. At least it did until until the ninjas showed up.

    Into The Night

    Characters: Kimono, Star Catcher


    [Dark][Adventure] - 2056 words

    Author: Arkan0id

    The changelings have returned, this time allied with Sombra. The unholy army has battered Equestria and seized Canterlot. Worse yet they are threatening to kill Shining Armor and the other captives they've taken. Twilight will fight to the death to keep the promise she made with her dear BBBFF years ago.

    Die Hard with a Promise: Dark Union

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Mane Six


    [Sad][Shipping] - 4800 words

    Author: A.J. Vaqsuez

    A story of young love and broken hearts. After Noteworthy promised to never leave her, he left Lyra with a broken heart. Will she be able to move on, or will the pains of a broken promise be to much for her?

    You promised...

    Characters: Lyra and Bon-Bon, Lyra's daughter, C-note
    [Sad] - 3417 words

    Author: FireMedic755

    He had been nothing more than a drifter caught in a summertime thunderstorm. She had been an honest and dependable pony the gave her very essence to the land that her family tilled. Seeking shelter from the rain one dreary afternoon, the drifter met with the pony, and their lives would never be the same again. When the drifter disappeared into nothing one day many years ago, the pony lost the only thing that she had ever wanted. She wanted him only to stay...


    Characters: Applejack, OC