• Writer's Training Grounds #018: "Trade Ya!" - Submission Post

    After a derpin submitter and Twilight Sparkle distracting me for a week, we finally have a compilation of fanfics for this week's training ground! I think you all know how it works by now.  Get them all below sorted by genre.

    And if you want to enter this week's prompt, hit that up over here.

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 1655 words

    Author: Borg

    "And since the rule is that a trade is fair as long as both ponies get what they want, there's never been a disagreement." I hope you aren't naive enough to believe that to be literally true. Disagreements can never be truly eliminated. And royal duties don't get created on a whim. So do you know the real reason why a princess must always be present at the Rainbow Falls Traders' Exchange to judge whether trades are fair? Would you like to know?

    The Rainbow Falls Incident

    Characters: Griffons
    [Normal] - 3370 words

    Author: AlphaOmega

    Spitfire and Soarin go to the Rainbow Falls Trade Exchange for a break. The Wonderbolts captain felt that the blue pegasus had given a lot of effort in recent months and needed a break. However, Spitfire never thought that the trip would become one of dodging and weaving to avoid a confrontation with a rainbow-maned "temporary replacement."

    True Worth of a Friend

    Characters: Spitfire, Soarin
    [Normal] - 3624 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    After the Traders Exchange closes a lone bat pony glides down towards Rainbow Falls in search of companionship. She finds a filly eager to learn why there must always be a princess at the Traders Exchange, a tale she is happy to share.

    Night Trading

    Characters: Princess Luna, OC Pony


    [Comedy] - 1016 words

    Author: Space Pony

    What does it take to make an alicorn princess? A unicorn, a pegasus, and an earth pony, right? Great, the Crusaders can do that.

    Cutie Mark Crusaders: Collective Princess

    Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders
    [Comedy] - 2938 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    There used to be outhouses in Equestria. Now ponies just do their business in the dirt. How did that happen?

    The Outhouses

    Characters: Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle
    [Comedy][Random] - 6326 words

    Author: zztfox

    When Twilight Sparkle comes down with the Feather Flu a day before The Trader Exchange at Rainbow Falls, can a chaotic god be trusted to fill her horse shoes?

    Draconicus Incognito

    Characters: Discord, Mane Six
    [Random] - 1284 words

    Author: BerryPunchRules

    Princess Celestia does not want to go back to the Rainbow Falls Traders' Exchange. So, she tweaks the definition of "princess" and leaves Rising Star, AKA Neon Lights, in charge at the Exchange.

    The Princess Neon Lights Has Arrived

    Characters: Neon Lights, Princess Celestia
    [Comedy][Normal] - 1900 words

    Author: Georg

    When Twilight Sparkle needs to rule on a disputed trade at the Rainbow Falls Trading Exchange, she needs somepony with a certain specialization to make a fair judgement. One set of wings later, the Great and Powerful Trixie is willing to examine the evidence and make a ruling, but will she find out that the case is really more appropriate to be settled by her arch-rival instead? (Caution: Contains a Feghoot)

    Judge Trixie and the Case of the Rummy Moose

    Characters: Princess Twilight Sparkle, Trixie
    [Comedy] - 2500 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Just why does there always need to be a princess at the Rainbow Falls Traders Exchange?

    Holidays in the Sun

    Characters: Princess Celestia
    [Comedy][Random] - 2831 words

    Author: Yukito

    Gilda and Lightning Dust meet after their last encounter at the Equestria Games qualifiers, and they are now competing once more

    Race for the Record

    Characters: Gilda, Lightning Dust
    [Comedy] - 4624 words

    Author: AlwaysDressesInStyle

    Rainbow Falls, home of the Equestria Games qualifying round...and the Rainbow Falls Traders Exchange. Gilda and Surprise run into each other months after the epic baked goods fight that threatened to eliminate both their teams from the Games. A sequel to [url=http://www.fimfiction.net/story/161735/pie-in-the-sky]Pie In The Sky[/url] and while it's not necessary to read that story first, you'll find this fic more enjoyable if you do.

    Only Time Will Tell

    Characters: Gilda, Surprise, Pinkie Pie
    [Random] - 2003 words

    Author: Arkan0id

    Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy encounter a certain famed Wonderbolt at the Rainbow Falls Trader Exchange. What's even more surprising than the encounter is the trade offer she makes. Any trade is fair as long as the ponies involved agree!

    It's Yours for One Personal Do-It-All Pony

    Characters: Rainbow Dash, Spitfire, Fluttershy


    [Dark][Comedy] - 3672 words

    Author: Zaphilious

    While her sister deals with the noble families of Canterlot, Luna is often sent to officiate over major events, such as the Rainbow Falls Trader's Exchange.

    Luna's Last Exchange

    Characters: Princess Luna, OC


    [Shipping] - 2114 words

    Author: Servant Phoenix

    Spike has eaten the book of Inspiration Manifestation. The next day he accidentally casts its dark spell on himself.

    Inspiration Manifestation: Spike

    Characters: Spike, Rarity


    [Sad] - 1871 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    After an exhaustive train ride from the Rainbow Falls Trader Exchange, the ponies gather around a cup of cider at Applejack's farm to share stories with one another. Twilight opens up, and she shares a story from her fillyhood of going to the Rainbow Falls Trader Exchange with Princess Celestia. There, she finds a lifeless entity that soon becomes a life long companion.

    My First Trade

    Characters: Twilight, Princess Celestia, , Mane6
    [Tragedy] - 2834 words

    Author: Yukito

    The story of Entropy, a young researcher who happens upon a book that forever changes his life...

    Origin of Chaos

    Characters: OC, Discord

    Crossover/Alternate Universe

    Alternate Universe - 4425 words

    Author: A Random Guy

    Uva Pastel, Presidente de Bronxico, has a weapon that no other nation before her has ever acquired. The weapon is her army, which is from the future, and can time travel. Through her army, she can see the outcome of her battles, and correct the events so that those outcomes always end up in her favor. That’s the theory, anyways. The first target of her campaign: Rainbow Falls.

    Mad Mud Army Take Rainbow Falls

    Characters: CamiĆ³n Lechero, Star Wisp