• Writing Training Ground - Inspiration Manifestation - Entry Post

    The writing has been completed! We have a bunch of entries for last week's fanfic prompt compiled below. Go be a badass and give these guys some feedback so they can improve.  A free afternoon with Rarity for any that hit all of them.

    Normal/Slice of Life

    [Normal] - 2000 words

    Author: A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Big Macintosh becomes host to the will of an ancient eldritch necromancer. Nothing changes.

    It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    Characters: Big Macintosh

    [Normal] - 2787 words

    Author: Nickel Bristle

    Once the magic from a spell leaves its host, it has to go somewhere. Unfortunately for Spike, his stomach got in the way of the dark magic returning to the infamous spellbook.

    A Dragon's Wishes

    Characters: Spike, Pinkie Pie, Rarity

    [Normal] - 2284 words

    Author: Silver_Rain

    The sentient remains of the Inspiration Manifestation spell overtake Twilight Sparkle as its new host, and once again, Spike finds himself at the center of the conflict. [Prompt Number 1]

    A Second Coming

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle

    [Normal] - 4128 words

    Author: Littlecolt

    Spike has eaten the book of Inspiration Manifestation. It has some side effects. He awakens to find that he's turned into a unicorn, and an ever louder voice in his head pushes him forward towards his heart's desire... But is he really attaining all he wishes for?

    Heart's Manifestation

    Characters: Spike, Rarity, Twilight Sparkle

    [Normal] - 3649 words

    Author: SStwins

    After the events of Inspiration Manifestation, Spike begins acting very oddly. Suddenly beginning to cook extensive breakfasts, gain talents in design, and amazing multitasking abilities can't be normal! Twilight must get to the bottom of this and bring back the Spike she knows and loves!

    How Unique!

    Characters: Spike, Twilight Sparkle, Rarity

    [Normal] - 2968 words

    Author: Silent Strider

    In the aftermath of Rarity unleashing a large amount of dark magic in Ponyville while under the influence of a dark magic spell, Princess Cadance and Princess Luna go help Twilight Sparkle with the cleanup effort. But when Cadance goes back to the Crystal Empire, something goes with her.

    Loveless Dream

    Characters: Princess Cadance, Princess Luna, Shining Armor


    [Comedy] - 6190 words

    Author: Ponichaeism

    My name is Josh. I'm fifteen and when my XBox accidentally catches on fire and explodes it was the best day of my life because the explosion magicly transported me to Equestria! Once there I find the book from the last episode Insparition Manifestration and help the ponies work through they're hidden feelings for each other and show them a better way to life, using my Twidash fanfics as an inspirational modal!

    Josh goes to Equestria

    Characters: OC, Mane 7, Carrot Top

    [Comedy][Random] - 1821 words

    Author: Grenazers

    After consuming the Inspiration Manifestation book, Spike is now starting to feel the magical content of that tomb. Now every time he thinks of something, it will become real. Worried for her little assistance, Twilight returned to the old abandon castle, hoping that the cure reside somewhere hidden in those walls. Will she find the cure she's look for? Or will she be too late.

    Search for a cure

    Characters: Twilight, Spike

    [Comedy] - 2423 words

    Author: RenaissanceBrony

    Spike swallowed the Inspiration Manifestation spellbook. At the same time that he realizes he's gained its powers, Twilight learns about the fact that he literally ate a one-of-a-kind spellbook. Was it worth it?

    Spike Swallowed a Book

    Characters: Spike, Twilight Sparkle

    [Random] - 6500 words

    Author: A Random Guy

    Femur is a unicorn in a land of magical talking ponies, and he must stop the horde of flaming psychic zombie squirrels from consuming it all! Deemed as the Chosen One by his own horn, what will he do to save us all while under the effects of severe head trauma?

    Boned Mind: A Tale of Flaming Psychic Zombie Squirrels

    Characters: Femur, Spike

    [Random] - 1257 words

    Author: Pump It Up

    After Twilight asks about the exact wording of the Inspiration Manifestation spell, Spike is somehow able to use it. It's not as hectic as you may think.

    Gem Manifestation

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle , Spike, Apple Bloom

    [Random][Comedy] - 1534 words

    Author: SolongStarbird

    After the strange dream that Sophie had, (you know, the one where her head exploded) she takes a trip to Ponyville to find answers and an explanation involving the enigmatical event. Everyone is cleaning up bits and pieces of fancy stuff, and then Sophie bumps into Pinkie. Fourth wall breaking and meta-ish stuff ensues. But, of course, that is just what "the somepony" wants. This is the sequel to The Strange Life (And Tragic Death) of Sophie Osmo.

    Sophie Osmo Absorbs Inspiration Manifestation

    Characters: Sophie Osmo (OC), Pinkie Pie

    [Comedy] - 2667 words

    Author: Zeck

    Spike swallowed the enchanted book that allowed any pony to conjure up whatever they thought of. Now it's in the depths of his stomach, where he thought it would be safe. He was wrong. Very wrong. The book's magic is doing its work on him now, only it's not his mind that it's drawing inspiration from. It's his heart.

    Coughing Up Secrets

    Characters: Twilight Sparkle, Spike, Rarity


    [Adventure] - 3000 words

    Author: Pony Tim

    Trailblazer and his squad mates are investigating reports of dark magic in the area, but surely the friendly artist they've been sent to investigate couldn't have anything to do with that, could he?

    Art Gone Awry

    Characters: OC


    [Dark] - 1588 words

    Author: Scarf Ace

    When Flim and Flam got their horns on the Inspiration Manifestation spell, a gate to Hell itself opened in the middle of Equestria.

    Dirty New World

    Characters: Flim and Flam (unseen)

    [Dark][Comedy] - 5806 words

    Author: Zaphilious

    Candyfluff is the local pariah, shunned by everyone in Ponyville. Something she though she had long since come to terms with, until her friend visits, brandishing a spell book she startled out of Princess Twilight's dragon assistant.

    A Crooked Cotton Candy Cloud with Poison Precipitation

    Characters: OC, OC


    [Shipping][Comedy] - 1800 words

    Author: Georg

    After the Inspiration Incantation spell had been cleaned from Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle finally has time to shop for Princess Celestia’s birthday present, but in the end, she discovers that her affection for Celestia is best expressed by creation. On a large scale.

    Princess Celestia’s Most Memorable Birthday Present - A Twilestia Story

    Characters: Princess Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna

    [Shipping][Comedy] - 1447 words

    Author: Scoots2

    Cheesy Sense sends Cheese Sandwich to the Equestria Games, but it’s also Pinkie’s birthday, and he’d much rather spend it with her. Suddenly, it looks as though he might be able to do both, but first he’ll have to run an obstacle course of his own. In honor of Pinkie Pie’s birthday, and Cheese Sandwich’s appearance at the Equestria Games.

    Equestria Games: The Cheese Course

    Characters: Cheese Sandwich, Pinkie Pie


    [Sad] - 1937 words

    Author: DouglasTrotter

    Words can be powerful. Sometimes, these words don’t need magic behind them. Spike hears three words he hoped to never hear from someone he cherished. For the spirit of chaos and disharmony, there is something that must done.

    A Dragon's Heart

    Characters: Spike , Discord, Twilight , Rarity


    [Crossover][Dark] - 1668 words

    Author: CaGoddesss

    Lightning Thunder has been having terrifying nightmares that have been getting worse every night. She decides to go to the Doctor and Neon Lights for help. What will happen when she suddenly finds herself in a foggy Ponyville filled with beasts of all kinds after the Mind Delve spell is performed once again?

    Silent Ponyville: Lightning Thunder's Story

    Characters: OC