• 50+ Awesome Fanfics to Read for Luna Day!


    Luna heard you wrote fanfics about her. Some are a little weird though.

    She likes those too.

    Get the fics below! If they were in the post last year, they wont be there this year.

    Slice of Life

    When We Took Back the Stars by Dubs Rewatcher
    Equestria hasn’t seen a shooting star in over a thousand years. Derpy Hooves thinks it’s time to give her daughters a Hearth’s Warming gift they’ll never forget.

    Brothers and Sisters by Alphacat
    When Princess Luna goes missing, Private Lucky Break knows there's more at work than a simple breach of court protocol.
    For most, Hearth's Warming is an occasion to celebrate family and friends, a time for reflection and goodwill to all of Equestria's residents. But for two ponies, their relationship with the holiday is much more complicated.
    Lucky, batpony soldier of the Night Guard, is assigned to escort Princess Luna to the grand reopening of her Night Court mere months after her return to Equestria. Everything goes well at first, until a visitor inadvertently offends the princess. Incensed, she cancels court and sends everypony away. However, when Lucky goes to offer comfort to a distraught Luna, she storms out.
    Spurred on by an old wound buried deep in his heart, Lucky strives to mend a bond between sisters that feels all too familiar, and find the missing diarch before her grief consumes her.

    In Somepony's Shadow by Whammy
    It's been several months since the Alicorn Amulet incident, and much has changed for the Great and Powerful Trixie. Her reputation damaged once again, she continues on with her magic act, determined to try and turn over a new leaf. With Twilight Sparkle now an alicorn princess, however, Trixie finds herself plagued with nightmares and a renewed sense of jealousy. Sympathetic to the mare's feelings, which mirror ones she once held long ago, Princess Luna decides to intervene.

    Mother of the Moon by Nobel Thought
    Luna is a happy filly, and wants her sister to be happy too. She doesn't know why Celestia cries at night, so she's going to raise the sun and let her big sister sleep in.
    Celestia watches her waiting to raise the sun from inside her chambers, torn between a love that she wants to acknowledge and the machinations of politics that have kept her from doing so.
    What would a good sister do?
    What would a good mother do?

    A Sun Without a Moon by Mourning Zephyr
    After Celestia humiliates her at a dinner, Luna storms off and ends up snooping around in her sister's room. There, she stumbles upon the journal Celestia kept immediately after the banishment of Nightmare Moon.

    Tantabus, Mk. II by Rambling Writer
    Trying to patrol the dreams of every pony in Equestria can be stressful. To ease her burden, Luna retools the Tantabus to turn nightmares into good dreams instead of vice versa. Aware of her mistakes from last time, she tests it out thoroughly, making sure there are no unexpected behaviors. And as far as she can tell, there are none.
    Except that it's started calling her "Mom".
    Faced with the prospect of possibly creating life, Luna seeks out Twilight's advice and assistance. With a little luck, they can get this all sorted out before the sun rises.

    When They Were Young: To The Moon! by Mr101
    One day whilst out practising, Luna gets spooked by a butterfly and accidentally sends it to the moon. Running high on giddiness at her new power, she decides to play several pranks on her sister Celestia.
    Surely nothing bad will happen, right?

    You Were There by TheBrianJ
    On the first morning after her sister's return, Princess Celestia does something she hasn't done for a thousand years.

    A Friend of the Night by Shotoman
    It's been a few weeks since Luna's returned from the moon, and all is not well. She's become more introverted than ever, rarely leaving her room and obsessing over work. Celestia hopes that studying Twilight Sparkle's Friendship Reports will at least help her get out of her shell, though an unusually talkative servant may just help in that regard...and is anypony else getting strange feelings from that statue out in the gardens?

    Bitter/Sweet by Estee
    It's the oldest chocolate shop in Equestria, the very first -- and on this night, it's also out of business. The final treats have been sold, the vultures have already begun to circle the equipment, and the proprietor polishes the remains out of pure habit while wondering what to do with her life. But that question will have to wait, as she has one more customer to take care of.
    The very first.

    Day Dreams and Nightmares by Warren Hutch
    The Princess of the Night walks her sister's dreams, bringing a peaceful night's sleep after her return from the moon.
    A simple little pony tale that will hopefully relax the reader as well.

    The Moon Glows Gently by Eakin
    When you're the immortal ruler of an entire kingdom, the most important quality to possess is a passion for your work. No princess can rule her nation if she can't find it in herself to give her best effort every day and night. Luna knows this better than anypony, and puts her whole heart into everything she does.
    But passion, unless tempered by restraint, has a way of biting one in the flank.

    You Gotta Fight by Bookish Delight
    Luna has been Vice Principal of Canterlot High School for years, and she couldn't be happier. So she tells herself, and so she will keep telling herself, until she believes it.
    However, after the Battle of the Bands, Luna finds a kindred spirit in the last place she would ever have thought to look.
    And that kindred spirit isn't afraid to tell Luna what she really thinks.

    Cheering Section by mayorlight
    Unbeknownst to their peers at Canterlot High and Crystal Prep, Vice Principal Luna and Dean Cadance take belly dancing classes. Fearing ridicule, they keep their hobby a secret, yet they still long to have friends and loved ones attend their recital...


    Celestia of Equestria's Tonic Experiment by Acologic
    'So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.'
    'Comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.'
    A story of madness, coincidence, truth and mundanity, and all of it delightfully bonding.
    Princesses Celestia, Luna and Cadence have long enjoyed subjecting their Tartarus inmates to a variety of gruesome tasks, including tiddlywinks and Monopoly. It's time to up the ante, however, for when a bet is struck between sisters, it simply must follow through. Enter the most extraordinary substance known to ponykind, aptly named, suitably avoided – Granny Fanny's Cold-Fire Brewed Filly-Delphian Tonic Water, with the Kick of Two Very Angry Mules.

    Dragon Greed is Good by Snuffy
    Reforming the tax and legal system had been her responsibility a thousand years ago, and it will be so again. There have been many changes during her millennium of absence, but the fundamentals always stayed the same. Ponies would find ways to circumvent the laws for their own benefit, and it was her job to make sure that didn't happen—in the most direct way possible.

    Worst Princess by DrakeyC
    A reader's poll in Equestria's leading newspaper rates the Princesses by approval ratings.
    OOC meta humor ensues as the four discuss the findings.

    Awful Lot of Coffee in Equestria by NorrisThePony
    Every week, Equestria's princesses take a break from ruling their kingdom and discuss life. Usually over coffee.
    Here are their assorted conversations.

    Moonstuck: The Novelisation by Eastonia
    A Princess in a mood of reminiscence.
    A sufficiently curious audience.
    A pensieve that strangely enough would only work in grayscale.
    There are a bunch of stories left untold by the creators of the show. Luna just happens to be the star of one of them. After all, if you were now Princess Luna and all of a sudden you were stuck on the moon... What would you do?
    A story about a humour blog about a pony on the moon.
    Written with the permission of egophiliac.

    A Grand Day Out by Pearple Prose
    Wallace and Gromit go to the moon for a picnic. They find a lonely pony, a lovestruck robot, and an incredibly cheesy life-lesson.

    Royal Hijinks by Trials
    After falling prey to a prankster, Luna gets revenge the only way she knows how.

    A War of Words - The Opening of the Guard by Georg
    The history of war may be written by the winner, but the Royal Historian is the one who provides the notes and background to the writer. The recent events that some have called ‘Mare Wars’ or ‘The Invasion of the Barracks’ are no exception. The Royal Historian has painstakingly compiled this folder of notes and background material on what should more accurately be called, ‘The Opening of the Guard.’
    Please remember to return the folder back to the Royal Historian when you have completed reading, in the event we gather more material that needs to be included.
    Musty Pages, Royal Historian

    A Hell of a Time by Aragon
    The princesses gave their magic to Twilight to prevent Tirek from stealing it. As a result, they end up stuck in Tartarus.
    Marvelous place, Tartarus. Really brings ponies together. The fact that things manage to go downhill here says a lot about the wonders of family and alicornhood.

    Drop of Moonshine by Pen Stroke
    After a long day of ruling Equestria, the Royal Sisters need a chance to unwind. Luna's solution is a few glasses of her once famous Moonshine, a drink distilled from moonlight. Celestia has been sober for a thousand years, but the temptation to have "just one" glass proves too great. Yet, when that one glass turns into several, it's Twilight who will have to deal with the princesses when they’re drunk off their flanks.

    Luna, There's a Sentient Race Inside Your Mane by boardgamebrony
    A fellow pony notices that Princess Luna may have a serious problem: there is a small, sentient race inside her mane and they have been living there for quite some time. Luna must decide what to do about this.

    The Epic Battle of Good Versus Slightly Less Good but Still Pretty Good in the Long Run by Akumokagetsu
    Princess Luna attempts to overthrow her sister's rule... with pillows.
    Celestia is highly amused.

    "Princest is Wincest," It Said by cleverpun
    The graffiti did not bother her. The art of vandalism was, in some form or another, as old as civilization itself. The content, on the other hoof, was an entirely different issue. “Princest Is Wincest,” it said. Bad grammar and spelling were one thing, but this was an attack on the Equestrian language.
    Luna frowned. She would have to ask Celestia about this at the first opportunity. Perhaps there were spare funds for a literacy program. If nothing else, Tia might be able to explain what exactly the phrase meant.

    Luna Makes Toast by Overlord-Flinx
    One average morning, one average princess, one average kitchen, and one average bag of whole wheat bread slices... No one could mess this up.

    The Bestest Thing in the World by Minds Eye
    Princess Luna has raised the moon countless times in her life, but tonight was the first time she received a gift and an invitation to Celestia's chambers after doing so. While she accepts, she can't understand why the offer was made. There was nothing special about the day.
    But she's wrong. Today was the day the newest letter from Ponyville arrived.

    My Brother, The Tooth by Georg
    Shining Armor is a tooth. Really. Princess Luna says so.

    Iron Princess Competition by MidnightDancer
    Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. Immortal rulers of Equestria, shepherds of the Sun and Moon, and arguably the most powerful beings in existence.
    Even they are not immune to the dreaded rivalry that comes between sisters. Feeling her sister has gone soft over the millenia spent alone, Princess Luna challenges Princess Celestia to the one and only Iron Pony Competition.
    Which sister will come out on top?

    Anything But The Gala by Ponibius
    Princess Celestia has hosted the Grand Galloping Gala for hundreds of years, the grandest party in all of Equestria and said to be without peer—and has hated every year of it. Now that her sister has returned to her, she hopes to share this painful royal duty. Shame for her that Princess Luna wants nothing to do with the Gala, or any of the other princesses for that matter. Luna is going to have to use all her wits and skills to stay one step ahead of her sister and be anywhere but the Gala.

    In a former life, Vice-Principal Luna took the world by storm as the heavy metal queen known as Nightmare Moon!
    But what will happen when Rainbow Dash discovers her long-held secret?

    Hello From the Other Side by FoxMcCloud7921
    Having learned much about Equestria from both Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer, the two principals from CHS have always been curious about what the world is really like. Luna finally proposes the idea that the two should find out themselves just what its like to be a pony...and not just any pony but royalty as well. What could possibly go wrong in this situation?
    Twilight could probably name about thirty of them.

    Princess Luna and the Guardian of the Faculty Lot by DashEight
    Princess Luna heard the stories of the lands beyond the mirror. The Oracle of the Setting Sun, traveler of this fabled other world, returned with tales of marvels the likes of which Equestria has never seen. Automatic carriages with the strength of four hundred horses. Metal birds that prowl the skies, swooping in and ambushing their victims with paparazzi photoshoots. Butter substitutes beyond belief.
    One legend stood above the rest. A forbidden place that holds a power greater than any known to humankind, zealously guarded by a stoic warrior-scholar. Many students have braved her wrath, yet none have returned, banished into a hellish limbo where they remain trapped until long after the final bell tolls.
    But Princess Luna is no mere student. She will not fail as have so many others. She will travel to this 'Canterlot High School,' uncover the mysteries that lie within, and claim for herself the infinite power of...
    ...the Faculty Parking Lot


    Compatī by Corejo
    Sunset Shimmer lived a perfect life. Nightmare Moon destroyed it.
    When Luna seeks reconciliation years later, past demons resurface to threaten all that Sunset holds dear.
    Though she is willing, the question remains: is there a limit to forgiveness?

    Guard Over Me by AnchorsAway
    We all have that one pony in our lives.
    Somepony to watch over us.
    The one who is always there for us.

    The Price of a Smile by Trick Question
    Princess Twilight Sparkle has been losing her mind. She lives plagued by nightmares and hallucinations.
    Discovering she's not alone, Twilight realizes Equestria may be in great danger. She seeks counsel with Princess Luna to discover the truth about her nightmares. However, Luna warns Twilight the knowledge she seeks will come at great personal cost.
    Twilight Sparkle would give up anything to save Equestria, but how much will she sacrifice just to learn the truth?

    Burn the Fallow Land by RainbowBob
    Celestia and Luna are all too familiar with the concept. It's a concept that has molded them, strengthened them... and in a few tragic cases, betrayed them.
    When they are willing to give up everything to save those they hold most dear, what might be left could be just the thing that winds up destroying the sisters in the end.

    Hooves of Clay by iisaw
    Twilight devises a way to end a certain threat against Equestria, once and for all. She attempts a powerful, dangerous spell and, unfortunately, everything goes exactly as she plans. Her actions aren't driven by the purest of motives, and her disillusionment leads her down the road to dire consequences. . . a road somepony has walked before her.


    The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon by MrNumbers
    In a world of brass and steam, Twilight Sparkle had thought she had made a life-changing discovery with the invention of the telescope. For better or worse, she was correct.
    Now her discovery has not only changed her life, but the lives of those she seeks out in her desperate attempt to contact the only other creature as lonely as Twilight herself.
    It all would have been much simpler, but it had to be the one Twilight could only call The Mare on the Moon.
    Decidedly not within walking distance, then.

    Twilight's Monster by Fuzzyfurvert
    In an Equestria without the Princesses or the guidance of the Elements of Harmony, Twilight Sparkle is a researcher on the cusp of her greatest discovery and simultaneous fall from grace while finding love at the same time.

    "Good Morning, Scootaloo." by ugugg93
    A few weeks after Scootaloo's camping trip, and her experience with those nightmares, Luna's concern for the filly still persists. Intent on making sure that Scootaloo is alright, she goes to visit her one morning.
    (This takes place just after Sleepless in Ponyville)
    (No icky pedo-junk in here.)

    Luna's Day Out by AVeryStrange
    Luna's finally ready to get back out there into the world of Equestria, ready to see what's become of ponykind in the past thousand years. Except... she's not quite ready to go out on her own, amongst ponies that know only tales of nightmares and betrayal about her, and the one pony she knows personally is a little busy running a kingdom and raising the sun. When the offer for companionship comes from an unlikely place, Luna learns two great lessons. One, the risk to get to know a pony can lead to great rewards. Two, socks make everything better.

    Luna's Librarian, Twilight's Moon by TheLastBrunnenG
    Princess Luna finds more than a friend in her sister's student, and Twilight Sparkle gets a chance to study the moon and stars far closer than she ever dreamed possible.
    An ongoing series of slice-of-life snapshots. Expect a castle's worth of clop-free d'aaawww.

    A Rose for Luna by ocalhoun
    Finally, Roseluck's special project is complete. Now, it's time for her to request an audience with Princess Luna, and see if her rose really does give her luck.

    The Night Fluttershy Exploded by butterscotchsundae
    When Twilight tells Fluttershy about moonflowers, the rarest of all flowers in Equestria, the Pegasus pony goes on a perilous journey to find them. But when she also encounters Luna, the mysterious Princess of the Moon, she discovers that some things are worth conquering your fears for.

    Tenebrae by Pearple Prose
    On the Night Mare's Night, Archdruid Twilight Sparkle prays to her goddess, and, for the first time, her goddess answers.
    Unfortunately, matters are never quite that simple when one is dealing with a being of power beyond mortal comprehension.

    The Nightmare's Night by Soundslikeponies
    It's Nightmare Night, and Luna is visiting Ponyville again. The mayor tasks Twilight with guiding and helping Luna around Ponyville and making sure the Princess has a good stay. Though Luna comes to Ponyville with a proposition for Twilight.


    Dusk by Titanium Dragon
    Luna raises the Moon for the first time.

    The Stars Ascendant by Titanium Dragon
    After the defeat of Tirek, Equestria is safe once more, but Luna can sense that her sister is troubled. When Celestia retreats to the starry realm of ascension in order to look upon the past, Luna joins her to discover what is bothering her.

    Matters of Vice by Bookish Delight
    For as far back as she can remember, Vice Principal Luna has had no choice but to stand by and watch her well-meaning sister get in all sorts of trouble. Now, with supernatural threats appearing from another world, Luna finds herself losing faith in her ability to make any real difference in her students' lives, or Celestia's.
    Perhaps a visit to that other world will provide some perspective.

    Just an Assistant by RadicalDishonesty
    Being a princess is stressful, but your peers and friends can certainly help.
    That was what Twilight had in mind when she invited Luna over for tea one afternoon. A relaxing, friendly meeting between two fellow princesses where they can commiserate and share their experiences. An invitation to a stronger friendship than they had before, offered to a pony displaced in time.
    What she got was an uncomfortable assertion about her relationship with her number one assistant, Spike. One that she is having difficulty refuting.


    Moonrise by BlackRoseRaven
    Luna, Princess of the Night, feels like she's under quarantine in Canterlot. Apart from Celestia and her personal aide, Scrivener Blooms, Luna is treated like Nightmare Moon by the residents of the castle. After a journey to Ponyville, however, Luna takes an interest in attempting to make friends and begins to yearn to see more of the world and to prove that she is back in control of herself and regaining her old strength.
    A mix of romance, high fantasy, and magic, the story features the power of friendship, sarcastic wit, and adventure against darkness driven by Luna's brash, courageous spirit.
    The first story of the Nátta Edda, and beginning of the Fimbulvetr Trilogy.

    Timberwolves: Guardians of the Everfree by Keystone Gray
    Timberwolves: Guardians of the Everfree
    By Blackthorn of Thicket, Princess Luna of Canterlot, and Apex of Everfree.
    This volume explores the colorful, mythical tale of the Everfree timberwolf. Part history and part study, the authors provide their experiences, discoveries, and stories. From creation, design, and communication, to the ecological impact of these golems, a full breadth of topics are explored. Each author has hoof-crafted and raised at least one timberwolf, and today the legend of the Vorku is finally shared with the world.
    Edited by Blue Sky of Colt Creek, author of The World At Large: An Explorer's Guide.
    ©11 AR, Canterlot Royal Press. Originally published in 11 AR, all rights reserved.

    The Spark to Light a Candle by SPark
    A half-remembered dream leads Twilight Sparkle to test a new "window" spell by looking at an alternate Equestria. What she sees there will lead her and her friend Princess Luna into adventures they had never imagined possible. A season one fic.

    Diamond Eyes by Cerulean Voice
    Born blind, Snowdrop has always lived a life of limitation. Two years since the glorious event that changed her life and unearthed the blessings of winter, she has again fallen into a rut.
    An unexpected visit from her favourite Princess and best friend is about to change that.
    After the Princess insists that only Snowdrop can perform a certain dangerous task, she heads into the Everfree Forest to confront a mysterious, previously unknown creature. But how can a helpless blind filly possibly succeed where elite members of the Royal Guard have failed?
    Sometimes it takes the blind to see what everyone else cannot.

    Ends of the Spectrum by SpinelStride
    Sometimes, things work out better than expected. Sometimes… they don’t. And sometimes you need a little help to make it all work out in the end.
    The Mage. The Farmer. The Daredevil. The Party Pony. The Animal Caretaker. The Fashionista. They're always there. What spirit takes on each role can change. Some combinations work out even better than the world where Twilight Sparkle became an alicorn. Some combinations work out much, much worse. Princess Luna guards the places between - and so do all the other Princess Lunas. When one calls out for help, another responds.

    The Eagle Has Landed by Cyanblackstone
    When Apollo 11 lands on the moon, Neil Armstrong utters his famous lines as his boots land in the lunar regolith, but when he turns around he finds something no one was expecting or had ever planned for.
    There's an alien on the moon. And it's blue, four-legged, and staring at him.

    The End of the Day by Carabas
    On a dark and stormy night, centuries in the past, Celestia and Luna walked into a bar.
    They came looking for knowledge. They found a little more than that.

    Luna's Return Trajectory by Stainless Steel Fox
    Princess Luna has found herself on a very different moon after some strange force interfered with her banishment. She doesn't know what the metal objects that keep orbiting and sometimes landing there are, but she wants to find out. Meanwhile, Neil Armstrong believes that being the first man on the moon will be the crowning achievement of his life. Hoo boy, is he ever in for a surprise.