• 40+ of the Best Fanfics to Read for Sunset Shimmer Day!

    We've got an armada of fanfics again for Sunset Day from our fanfiction scout Whisper Key! This does not include stuff from the last Sunset day, so if your fav is missing, it might be over there.

    Head on down below and READ.

    Slice of Life

    Mending and Entering by Bookish Delight

    Rarity was sure she'd failed Prim Hemline in creating a suitable window display for Carousel Boutique—only to find the most beautiful of artworks in those same windows the next morning. Even more surprising: Sunset had painted and arranged them.

    A most wonderful turn of events, as far as Rarity was concerned—with just one problem.

    How did Sunset manage to paint the window displays of a closed boutique overnight?

    This Mirror Left Blank by Norm De Plume

    Every alicorn haa mirror, meant to hold her if she ever turns upon Equestria in rage and bitterness. She will be safe inside, comforted by the familiar.

    Twilight has come to Canterlot to update her own personal prison. While she's there, an old friend wishes to meet her for the very first time.

    A Little Chat by DungeonMiner

    Sunset was enjoying her day, going through school as she was expected to do, when she's suddenly called to the Principal's office.

    Confused, but with little choice in the matter, she answers, heading to Celestia's office. There, she finds the Principal sitting, wanting to have a chat.

    Sunset was not prepared for anything like this.

    Sunset's Little Twilight by PoisonClaw

    Twilight had planned to visit Sunset Shimmer and her friends over in the other world for a nice, quiet weekend, away from all the worries and problems associated with being a Princess of Equestria. Unfortunately, things rarely go as planned.

    After an accident cuts her off from Equestria, Twilight finds herself stuck in the human world until the gateway between the two worlds can be fixed. Which wouldn't normally be a problem...

    ...If she wasn't still a pony.

    The Coronation by Between Lines

    After ascending to princesshood, there was still the matter of Sunset's official coronation.

    Of course, she was going to invite her friends along for the event.

    It went about as well as you'd expect.

    Out of Space by Justice3442

    The portal between Equestria and Sunset Shimmer’s world has closed unexpectedly. Despite Twilight and Sunset’s best efforts, the girls have been unable to come up with a solution. Running low on pages to talk across the dimensional rift, Twilight reads what might be Sunset’s final message to her. However much to Twilight’s surprise, there’s also another message to a different pony.

    Unexpected Growth Spurt by PoisonClaw

    During a routine visit to Equestria to see Princess Twilight, Sunset decides to bring her pet Ray along with her. Only... she wasn't quite expecting what he would turn into on the other side of the portal...

    Driver's Side by DrakeyC

    It's not easy living far out in the west end of the city and working downtown, but Sunset manages. The drive to and from work with her girlfriend, though, can be an exercise in patience. Between her bad days that she has, the bad days Twilight has, and just life in general, being trapped in a car together for half an hour can put a strain on them both.

    It's easy to lose sight of things and tunnel vision on the road ahead. Sometimes it helps to take a step back and see things from the other side of the aisle.


    The Narrative Cascade by Novel-Idea

    Twilight and Sunset race against the clock to save Canterlot from a foe of unimaginable power… a romantic narrative.

    Reformation Buddies by Metool Bard

    While lounging around Twilight's castle and airing some friendship-related grievances, Discord stumbles across a magic book containing letters from an inter-dimensional pen pal. As it just so happens, this pen pal also had sinister designs for Equestria, but was quashed by the Elements of Harmony. What's more, she's made amends since that day, and she's now Twilight's friendship student. Eager to bond with someone who can relate to him on a personal level and grow into a better draconequus, Discord packs his bags and heads off to the human world with Twilight's semi-blessing. His mission: Befriend Sunset Shimmer.

    However, his plan has a bit of a snag. See, Sunset hasn't been keeping up with Equestrian events, and she never got the memo about Discord turning over a new leaf. As such, she believes that his sudden appearance doesn't bode well for Equestria, Canterlot High, or herself. Not only this, but the Sirens are privy to Discord's return as well, and they see this as a golden opportunity to bounce back from their own recent defeat. Well, Adagio does, anyway. Sonata doesn't want to live in a world that makes no sense, and Aria would rather maintain what little dignity she has left by not getting involved (or so she claims).

    So while Discord is trying to earn Sunset's trust and show her what a good friend he is now, Adagio is trying to get in on an evil scheme that doesn't exist. And while that is going on, Sonata is appealing to the Rainbooms behind Adagio's back, hoping that they'll make Discord go away. With so much miscommunication thrown into the mix, you just know that hijinks are inevitable. Good thing Aria made popcorn.

    A Sparkle-ling Perfection by Cast-Iron Caryatid

    Changeling Twilight Sparkle and her number-one assistant, Sunset Shimmer, try to study magic without learning any wholesome lessons of friendship. They fail.

    Sunset Shimmer's Very Respectable Class Reunion by Sporktacles

    Sunset Shimmer's class at Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns is having a reunion, and naturally she is a tad surprised to find out just exactly what they've been up to since the last time she saw them. Especially after what happened during their *ahem* last class gathering.

    And this time at least, everything is definitely not her fault.

    Oh, dear.

    Sunset Shimmer is Perfect by DrakeyC

    She really, really is.

    And Twilight has to deal with it.

    Sunset Shimmer Lends Pinkie Pie the Wrong Thumb Drive by Sporktacles

    Sunset Shimmer loans Pinkie Pie a thumb drive.

    Except that it's the wrong thumb drive. And that it contains exactly what you'd expect to find in the wrong thumb drive to loan away.

    Seven Girls, Nine Hundred Forty Three Miles, and One Minivan. by Tumbleweed

    When Twilight Sparkle (the scientist one, not the otherdimensional pony princess) predicts an oncoming magical calamity, it's up to Sunset Shimmer and her friends to stop it!

    Now, they've got just two days to cover hundreds and hundreds of miles to get to exactly where the dimensional incursion is going to take place.

    Good thing it's Spring Break. Road Trip!

    Ashes of a Phoenix by FanOfMostEverything

    The sirens have been stopped. Sunset Shimmer has earned her ears, a sign that her redemption has been confirmed by Harmony itself. Everything's great, right?


    Sunset's own subconscious begs to differ. And the resulting disagreement could have more drastic consequences than any side of her realizes.

    Do Humans Get Wingboners? by DrakeyC

    Sunset Shimmer and Rainbow Dash are about to find out.

    For science.

    Remind Me Why This Was a Good Idea Again by SevenBubbles1000

    Sunset hesitantly lets a very enthusiastic Princess Twilight take her new cellphone through the mirror, so that Twilight can study it in Equestria.

    It does not work. At all.

    Show Me the Way to Go Home by MagnetBolt

    When the magic of friendship shattered Adagio's gem, she was wounded to the core of her being. Human medicine can't set right a magical problem, and that means Sunset and Adagio will have to go on a Fantastic Voyage back to their homeland for a solution.

    Is Equestria really ready for the return of what was once a terrible monster, or will Adagio's bad habits snatch defeat from the Jaws of victory?


    Sunset Eclipsed by EldritchNexus

    One month aft the events of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, Sunset Shimmer finds her life in the human world crumbling around her. As a dangerous new enemy begins to show itself, in the form of a powerful terrorist organization known as the Chrysalis Syndicate, Sunset finds herself with no choice but to return to Equestria.

    Upon prematurely crossing through the portal, Sunset is arrested for her past crimes and brought to the Princesses. She finds a new mentor in Princess Luna, is reunited with a long-lost family member, and is sent on a mission that would redeem herself in the eyes of the Princesses and the rest of Equestria.

    But everything is not as it would seem. Even now when Sunset has come back to Equestria, she finds herself facing great danger, including a sinister villain involved in her past. Will Sunset and her new friends be able to confront this renewed, improved menace?

    The Nightmare I Need by Dubs Rewatcher

    Worthless, weak, ugly—as far as Twilight is concerned, that's all she'll ever be. Even three months into their relationship, Twilight still refuses to believe that an absolute goddess like Sunset could ever love a loser like her. And it doesn't help that Twilight spends every night being tormented by nightmares of Midnight Sparkle, the one being who hates Twilight more than she hates herself.

    Twilight can only remember a single moment in her life when she felt strong: the five minutes that she spent as Midnight Sparkle. The five minutes she spent with magic.

    Now, tortured by fear, anxiety, and never-ending nightmares, Twilight knows the only way to win Sunset's love is to make herself stronger—even if that means resurrecting the demon inside of her.

    Sunset Slayer by Pen Stroke

    On the day of the Friendship Games, the veil between two worlds is pierced. The magic of Equestria seeps through the barrier to permeate the world of humanity. Entities begin to come into existence. Lore and legend are gaining flesh, bone, and blood, yielding things both wondrous and horrible. Magic is powerful, but a limited resource. If the world at large discovers its existence, Equestria will become a target.

    Thus, seven friends agree to keep the secret, but some things will not be hidden away.

    Alone by MythrilMoth

    Sunset Shimmer lives her lonely days in a beautiful but empty world that she can control with her tablet. Her dreams and memories are the only company she has.

    Inspired by the anime short film Shelter.

    Neither Rhyme, Nor Reason by Posh

    The year she's sent with Cheerilee has been the best of Sunset's life. So when she receives a secret love letter from a not-so-secret admirer, she figures it's just a small bump in the road. She doesn't know it's all about to end.

    But Cheerilee knows. She's always known.


    You Can Lead Your Bacon Horse to Water... by shortskirtsandexplosions

    "Take my hand, Twilight," Sunset Shimmer once said, "Let me show you there's another way."

    It's been three weeks since Twilight Sparkle joined her new friends at Canterlot High, and she really really really wants to hold hands with Sunset Shimmer again.

    Playing House by Krickis

    Sunset’s life is far from glamorous, but when she learns that Fluttershy has it even worse, Sunset can’t help but take it upon herself to solve her friend’s problems and give her a safe place to live.

    For Fluttershy, the invitation is a shelter from the storm she’s spent years living in fear of. For Sunset, it becomes the hope to be part of a family for the first time in her life.

    Sumnambula by The Bricklayer

    Ancient Egypt, the land of the scorching Sun and myths and legends going back centuries. And now the home of one Sunset Shimmer, a refugee of Equestria and now the personal consort of one Queen Somnambula.

    Of course, if one certain Snake of Shadows and Chaos has anything to say about that, Sunset's happiness won't last. Now, it's up to Somnambula to take on the hardest challenge she's ever faced. Her country, or her love?

    My Past is Not Tonight, Either by Pascoite

    Has Sunset actually changed? She’s nice enough around her friends, and one of them has become something wonderfully more. But what does her girlfriend see in her?

    Uncommon Ground by Undome Tinwe

    Falling in love while falling to your death? Easy.

    Staying in love when you're firmly planted on the ground? Harder.

    Starlight and Sunset only ever learned how to fall. Now they have to figure out how to get up again.

    Just For Popularity by RadiantBeam

    Sunset has a crush on Twilight. The problem is, she seems to have a type: people who are incredibly powerful, have some measure of authority and power in their positions, and still have very sweet personalities.

    And Twilight is far more powerful and popular than Flash ever was.

    But it's okay. It's not like Twilight likes her back, right? Right.

    From Sundown to Midnight by LateToThe Party

    Sunset Shimmer and Twilight find themselves in the company of old enemies.

    They whisper and slowly, they're taking matters into their own hands.

    Homecoming by Rose Quill

    Sunset Shimmer receives devastating news from her previous world of Equestria. Twilight Sparkle of the human world accompanies her on her journey back home to help support her in her time of need. Neither returns to the human world the same way they left.

    Stopping by Woods on a Sunny Afternoon by King of Beggars

    You find love where you find it, and Sunset Shimmer found it somewhere she never thought to even look. But happy as she is, she just can't bring herself to tell her friends about it.

    A tale about stolen moments and beef jerky kisses. A down and dirty, good old fashioned love story.

    Voices Lost by DwarvishPony

    Adagio Dazzle wants to be heard.

    Sunset Shimmer is in the unique position to listen.

    Wallflower Blush, Sky Pirate! by AlexTFish

    Wallflower Blush and Sunset Shimmer play a virtual reality game (designed by Twilight Sparkle, of course). Airborne swashbuckling ensues. But journeying across a virtual world can still bring forth very real emotions.

    Lost in Paradise by NaiadSagalotaOar

    When Adagio turned up shortly after the Battle of the Bands with apparently no memory of ever being a siren, Sunset wasn’t convinced right away. But since then, she and the former siren have grown very close and carved out new lives for themselves. They’re stable, and happy with each other.

    Until Adagio starts remembering.

    The Winning Formula by Bookish Delight

    Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer have a leisurely talk on the couch about their day.

    Historians will look back on it as the most important–and dangerous–event across two universes.

    The Last Season (Phone Call to a Pony) by PaulAsaran

    Sunset’s ambition is about to take her on the next step of her life: a three month tour teaching the ponies of Equestria about the human world. Three whole months. This is a good thing. It’s a great thing. Honest.

    So why does Applejack feel like her world is about to fall apart? Both terrified and desperate for answers, she sits alone at a familiar gazebo and tries not to make a phone call that could change her life forever.


    The Sun Also Rises by Echowing

    In the aftermath of the Fall Formal, Sunset Shimmer has fallen. Her power in Canterlot High is gone, and she's been exposed for the monster that she is. With nowhere else to go and nothing she can do, she retreats to where she's hidden herself since arriving in the human world, a realm that links Canterlot High and Equestria. But she isn't the only one to know about this realm, on either side, and perhaps with a little help from her new friends and her old mentor, she can find it in her to rise again.

    Time by Fallowsthorn

    The whole school saw Sunset Shimmer's demonic form get hit by the Elements of Harmony, and half a second later she was in a smoking crater in the ground, sobbing and repentant. From Sunset's perspective, her change of heart took a bit more time.

    The Reality I Choose by The Hat Man

    So many realities. So many horrible futures. But in yet another alternate timeline, Twilight finds herself in the Golden Oak Library with the Princess of Friendship: Sunset Shimmer. Rather than the awful futures she's seen before, she now finds herself in a timeline that actually seems nice. But that means she has a tough decision to make...

    Season 5 Finale-related.

    Time Goes On by Fangren

    Princess Celestia has finally decided to introduce her two prized pupils to each other, hoping that together they'll finally start to appreciate the beauty and magic of friendship. Sunset may be proud and brash, and Twilight might be obsessive and oblivious at times, but surely they'll get along fine, right?

    They'll go above and beyond that in time, but the road they'll take to get there is a rocky one.

    Expulsion by Prane

    Sunset Shimmer, once overbearing and rude, is living proof that people can change. When she finds out that the Dazzlings are being expelled from Canterlot High for their crimes, she will make an attempt to understand their past and salvage their future.

    Even if she can help only one of them, she believes it's worth it.

    Celestia and the Battle for Sunset by scifipony

    When Celestia discovers the Queen of Cliffside—a golden pony with a red-streaked yellow mane, somepony very much like herself when she was a filly—she learns harsh lessons about the errors of her ways as she works to save Equestria from a curse: herself. Sunset Shimmer, for her part, is not amused. One of the pair proves more magical. Spoiler: They don't get along.

    Each Small Step by Krickis

    It’s been a lg time since the Battle of the Bands, and a lot has changed for Aria. One of the bigger changes has been Sunset Shimmer. The two of them were never supposed to happen, but they somehow still did.

    Not that it matters. Nothing good ever lasts, not for Aria Blaze.


    Sunset in the Otherworld by Impossible Numbers

    There is one moon, with two sides. There is one planet, its partner. There is nothing else.

    A runaway and a wizard, Sunset knows about the duality of a cold and careless cosmos. The cruellest of all is the one that separates life and death. Now her life is intertwined with those of a humble farming family. And nowhere is that more evident than with the infuriating, stubborn, lively, and heroic Applejack.

    Until one fateful time, when life gives way to the other side of the coin.

    Sunset broke the rules once before. She's willing to break them again. Or she'll break her spirit trying. There is no third choice.

    Sunset Shimmer and the Last Trial of Daring Do by ChudoJogurt

    Trapped in the memories of her past adventures, bringing nightmares and dreams she does not want, she can't stay home.

    There is only one creature in all of Equestria who can help her. Make her good and nice again, but how far will Sunset have to go to find her?

    Quenchless Fire by Impossible Numbers

    Sunset: devotee of fire, mage of the flame. Sea Swirl: water shaman, mage of the sea. Neither seems to be a good fit for the other, yet time has forged their bond unbreakable. However, once they both journey into the deep…

    The Issue of Multiple Sunsets by Hopeful_Ink_Hoof

    When stray magic gets mixed into a trick that Trixie is practicing, things end up becoming extremely explosive, with Sunset Shimmer at ground zero. Now it's up to Trixie and the girls to find Sunset Shimmer.

    And Sunset Shimmer.

    And Sunset Shimmer.

    Can they find enough of their friend to get her back, or will Sunset be scattered forever?

    Second Sunset by Starscribe

    Sunset Shimmer isn't like the other Freshmen in Canterlot High School. While so many others explain away the strange things that happen in their town, she knows better. There's an entire world out there, a world of magic and incredible creatures, one that she's determined to reach.

    Careful study and preparation brings her to the portal in front of her school, at the last moment of its opening. Sunset doesn't have a clue what might be waiting on the other side, but she's sure it will lead her to the magic she's always wanted.

    No matter what it costs.

    Down the Laundry Chute by Tethered-Angel

    Sunset the unicorn and Adagio the sheep are Sweetie's most beloved stuffed animals. They are also each other's favorite cuddle buddies. When an unfortunate napping incident lands the two of them in the basement, they embark on an epic quest to return to the bedroom where they belong.

    Shimmer Run 1981 by Hoers Incognito

    In 1981YS evil sorcerers and their gangs of petty criminals operate above the law in the untamed outer reaches of Equestria; that is unless they cross paths with the crime fighting duo of Sunset Shimmer - Princess Celestia's former student and a unicorn of great passion and power; and Stygian "Stygg" Laser-run - once the humble unicorn that brought the six pillars of Equestria together, now a semi-autonomous crime-fighting caravan with a heart of pure light. Together they are "Shimmer Run".

    A powerful sorcerer threatens to unleash dark machinations upon the world in the remote seaside city of Neighami. Can the duo overcome their unfulfilled longing for physical consummation and Trixie's jealousy in order to save Equestria once again?