• 15 Recommended Fanfics To Read for Spike Day!

    Get into the spirit of Spike Day with a bunch of fanfics starring Equestria's #1 assistant! We have 10 recommended reads for all of you looking to put your feet up with a good book. Plenty of genres are available, from the most futuristic of Sci-Fi to that intense grown-up shipping with his biggest crush! The fandom celebrates all forms of Spike!

    Head on down below the break for the list. Happy reading!

    Children of a Lesser Dragon God Boy Whelp Thingy Guy


    Author: The Descendant
    Description: When Spike asked Twilight to help him create The Noble Dragon Code, he hoped a lot of things would happen.

    Getting worshipped as a god by legions of theologically-inclined dragons wasn't really one of them but, hey, whattcha gonna do? Them's the breaks, kiddo.

    The Iridescent Iron Rat


    Author: horizon

    Description: Crime was easy in the days before Princess Twilight and the First Five ushered in a golden age of Harmony. Back then, any idiot could plan a heist, just like any rat could sneak through the cracks in the wooden granary walls. But now that everything is cloudstone and clearsteel, with magical countermeasures over the few remaining holes, it takes a different breed of rat to survive.

    "Slippery" Jimmy the Grey is one of the rare few who can still slip through the cracks — even with the legendary Rainbow Corps on his tail. Now he's got a billion-bit heist planned in the gleaming skyscrapers of Cloudsdale. If only he hadn't made the mistake of stealing from a dragon …
    (This is a crossover with Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat novels, but it assumes no knowledge of the series.)

    It Takes a Village

    [Normal] [Shipping]

    Author: determamfidd
    Description: Spike only wants things to stay the same. Time, however, has other ideas. He's going to need a lot of help...

    Every Little Bit

    [Slice of Life]

    Author: The Descendant

    It was a surprise that Dash offered a kiss as a prize at the charity auction. It was a surprise that the colts were as "enthusiastic" as they were. It was a surprise that Dash didn't leap on the colts and beat them for their comments.
    But, the biggest surprise of all was which one of her friends bid on her kiss... and why.

    The Amazing Adventures of Captain Invincible

    [Comedy][Slice of Life]

    Author: Erin Mills
    Description: While re-shelving books at the library, Twilight discovers a journal she gave to Spike years ago contains stories about the great dragon hero Captain Invincible, who fights for Truth, Justice, and the Equestrian Way, defending the city of Ponytopolis from the diabolical Dr. Spectra and other assorted dangers.

    There's just two problems: Spike clearly wanted the stories to be kept private, and Twilight just can't stop reading them.

    Our Gifts

    [Normal] [Slice of Life]

    Author: The Descendant
    Description: You know that feeling? You know, the feeling that you get when you realize you've forgotten something that is very, very important? It is 10:32 p.m. on Hearth's Warming Eve, and Twilight Sparkle has just gotten that feeling...

    Super Amazing Rocket Sled of Awesome


    Author: The Descendant
    Description: Spike has finally saved up his allowance, and on a beautiful winter's day he buys his first material possession, a sled!

    When a technical difficulty causes him to doubt his purchase Twilight quietly uses her magic to solve the problem. But what awaits the dragon whelp as her magic turns an average sled into the Super Amazing Rocket Sled of Awesome?

    Descripton: Like every fresh young couple, shiny and new, Spike and Rarity's maiden voyage into the depths of romantic intimasea is met with rough tides. Naturally, it's all Twilight's fault.


    Description: Fancypants has always relied on his legendary wit and charm to endure tedious high-society events, but there's one pony he can't fool: his lovely wife. Fleur de Lis has chosen Ponyville as the venue for a major talent show, and as her supportive and obedient husband it's his duty to attend. But there's a mischievous streak behind that dazzling smile, and a poignant heart-to-heart with an unlikely kindred spirit brings it out in full force. A story about how important it is to love, cherish, and... there was something else, I'm sure of it. Oh, never-mind: the show must go on!

    Nom de Plume

    [Comedy][Slice of Life]

    Author: Pascoite
    Description: Spike would like to indulge in a little late-night storytelling. If he could just get a little bit of privacy, he might churn out his masterwork. A sharp quill, a bottle of ink, and a head full of ideas. If only that owl would mind his own business.
    Nom de Plume

    How to Hug a Five-Hundred-Foot Tall Dragon

    [Comedy][Slice of Life]

    Author: Somatic
    Description: Ponies like snuggles. Spike likes to give snuggles. But Spike is a five-hundred-foot tall dragon, and finds it difficult to give snuggles without accidentally popping the pony like an overripe tomato in a hydraulic press. Spike believes he has found a solution.


    [Shipping] [Comedy]

    Author: paleowriter
    Description: Spike orders a How-To guide book to win Rarity's heart. Will Spike be able to follow all the steps like a true gentlecolt? Will any of the steps actually work? And just what is Rarity looking for in her friendship with Spike, anyway?


    Description: Spike has yearned to be with Rarity since he moved to Ponyville.  Whether for the sake of propriety, or for more personal reasons, she's always held herself back.  But one day, she takes his heart in her hoof, and his world changes.
    Now if only he could shake the nagging sense that something isn't right...

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