• 40 More Aweome Fanfics to Read for Applejack Day!

    Does Applejack read fanfics about apples too? Does she ever get burnt out on apples? What if she discovered a sudden love for Papaya instead? Would Sweet Apple Acres be rebuilt?

    Uhh anyway, Whisper Key had scouted us up another giant pile of stories for you all to read starring best farmer. This does not include the ones featured last year. If you want old stuff, hit that post up!

    Now go read below. Get in the appul mood.

    Slice of Life

    Crying on the Inside by Pascoite

    Of course Applejack wants everypony to think apples are the best. Usually, she doesn’t flip out about it, though. What did Dash do to get her in such a snit?

    The Flickering Motes by Petrichord

    Every year, snow or shine, Burnt Oak climbs the same hill at the same time of winter to light a campfire. Sometimes, he sings; sometimes, he talks to the breeze; always, he remembers the friend no longer at his side. And it's a nice, peaceful time of remembrance, one which the ponies around him know better than to interrupt.

    Except, one winter, for an unexpected arrival - and for almost anypony else, Burnt Oak wouldn't have given them the time of day.

    But he couldn't refuse his friend's daughter, could he?

    Behind the Magic Eight Ball by Baal Bunny

    The question of how Pinkie does all the things that she does isn't one that gets asked much in Ponyville anymore. But when Applejack finds herself dissatisfied with the fortune Pinkie gives her at the Autumn Festival, Pinkie ends up revealing more of her secrets than AJ's really comfortable knowing.

    Apple Knots by BlazzingInferno - slice

    Lotus is a professional masseuse. She sees the pony below the skin, and tends to coax just as much out of their mouths as their muscles. Late one day, she gives three very different massages to three close friends, all of whom mention a name she isn't familiar with: Applejack.

    Three Hazards of Ponyville by Rocinante

    Before the crusaders, there was the three hazards of Ponyville. It's been ten years since the hazards promised to meet again some sunny day. The promise thay made that day will shine through the trouble that split them apart in the years after.

    Three Little Apples by bookplayer

    Twilight discovers a book about the history of the Apple family, but it's missing some information. While it tells all about Granny Smith's life, there's no mention of a husband or any children. Twilight goes to Sweet Apple Acres to fill in the gaps and gets a lesson about what it means to be a family.

    Apple Family Values by Lapis-Lazuli and Stitch

    They say you can’t miss what you’ve never had. And Scootaloo would be inclined to agree with them. Except, she did have all a little filly would want from a home, and she does miss what she lost. Not that anypony would help her get it back.

    Would they?

    The Thinkin' Spot by bats

    Twilight's first Winter Wrap Up in Ponyville had a rocky start. Things took a turn for the better when she assumed control over the planning and organization, but after a stressful morning and with an all-nighter in front of her, she was afraid it might all be for naught. Luckily Applejack was there and knew Twilight needed a chance to take a break and recharge.

    She needed a visit to the Thinkin' Spot.

    An Apple A Day by Esle Ynopemos

    Howdy! Why don't you sit a spell, and let me tell you a story or two. I promise it won't take long, or I'm not an Apple!

    A collection of short stories and vignettes about the rootinest, tootinest farm-filly this side of the Everfree. Each entry was written in thirty minutes, and there will be a chapter uploaded every day until there are thirty chapters. I ain't no fancy arithmeticker, but that adds up to a whole month of good ol' down-home tale-tellin'!

    It's Not the Wings by Tallinu

    Twilight is almost used to being an alicorn now. She's accepted that unexpected change, and is even happy about it, most of the time. Her magical abilities have grown by leaps and bounds, and she's starting to enjoy the freedom offered by flight. While she can't imagine ever being as good as Rainbow Dash, anypony with reasonable standards would by now consider her quite competent in the air.

    But despite her growing enthusiasm and confidence, there's something that she has neglected to deal with. Something that's bothered her at times ever since the transformation, but kept getting shuffled down her list of priorities. Fortunately, she knows just the pony to talk to for help, and she won't let nervousness and self-reliant rationalization hold her back anymore. The latest of Pinkie Pie's parties provides a perfect pretext for a conversation she should've had months ago.

    The Twilight Hours by chief maximus

    Applejack's got a secret she'd kept hidden for many years. Nopony would ever have guessed what she and Twilight were up to in the library late at night, once Spike had gone to sleep. That is, until a jealous Rainbow Dash decided it was her business to find out just what in the hay was going on.

    That's All by Archmage Ludicrous

    A vignette regarding a pragmatic pony.

    Eating Apple Cider Doughnuts By the Fireplace on a Chilly Autumn Evening With the Apple Family by shortskirtsandexplosions

    Rainbow Dash likes it a lot more than she thought she would.

    They Live on in These Parts by FanOfMostEverything

    Mother's Day is approaching, and Applejack can't help but feel a little down. Sunset tries to cheer her up, only to stick a foot in her own mouth. Fortunately, Sunset knows just how to make it up to Applejack. It's amazing what you can do with an interdimensional portal.

    I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by A Hoof-ful of Dust

    Applejack takes Fluttershy home after a party. Written with a word-count of exactly 1000 words.


    Scootadate by shortskirtsandexplosions

    Applejack and Rainbow Dash have been dating in secret for weeks now. One afternoon, they finally find the opportunity to spend some "quality" time alone together. When Scootaloo shows up, happy and unannounced, what are the two marefriends to do?

    Play laser tag with the filly, of course.

    A Mug of Hard Cider by Pen Stroke

    Applejack receives an order from Princess Celestia, for a batch of cider prepared with a very special recipe that involves honey, yeast, and time. She's even invited to taste the special cider when it's ready. But, when Rainbow Dash finds out about the special tasting, the three mares soon have a little too much to drink. What shenanigans will unfold and how will Twilight keep a lid on things this time?

    Racist Barn by Ponydora Prancypants

    The Unity Day party at Sweet Apple Acres goes awry after surprising accusations are leveled at Applejack, on account of some difficult-to-discern lyrics.

    Bitter Harvest by Esle Ynopemos

    Golden Harvest is not jealous. Sure, her neighbor Applejack has a life of adventure and glamor, friends who are national heroes and princesses, an appallingly lucrative share in the local fruit market, and firm, toned flanks. And sure, by contrast, Golden Harvest has been stuck with her snout in the same old muddy patch of carrots pretty much every day since she earned her cutie mark, her best friend is a dentist, and her idea for a 'Carrot Juice Season' never really gained much ground for some reason. But Golden Harvest is not jealous.

    Not jealous at all.

    She just wishes Applejack would stop being so distracting.

    That Awkward Moment When... by Hyzaku

    How hard can it be to borrow a book?

    Checkmates by xjuggernaughtx

    After finding a chess set in the library's storage closet, Twilight is eager to play a few games and turns to Applejack and Rainbow Dash. Teaching the two most competitive ponies in Ponyville a new game should be a snap, right? RIGHT?!

    "You Do Know She Wrestles Bears, Right?" by -TGM-

    Fluttershy might be stronger than she looks.

    At least, that's what Rainbow says. Applejack's skeptical, to say the least. Especially after she just lost an arm wrestling match. Besides, that sweet, gentle pony couldn't win a tug-of-war against butterflies, much less be stronger than her, right?


    Mare of Many Hats by Skywriter

    Applejack mourns the loss of one of the last 67,986 links she had to her dead father.

    Applejack Goes To Magic School For Some Reason by JasonTheHuman

    After receiving her acceptance letter for Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, young Applejack is excited to begin her studies, despite knowing nothing about magic. What she lacks in knowledge and skill, she makes up for with enthusiasm!

    Alternate universe based on contrived coincidences and stupidity. Don't think about this one too hard.

    A Dodgy Business by MLP-Silver-Quill

    A call for help from Cherry Jubilee brings Applejack back to a very different Dodge Junction. Its residents are fearful, a gang of kleptomaniacs has the full run, trolls are on the loose, and the sheriff's in a criminal's pocket.

    Besides Big Macintosh, the only pony on Applejack's side is the most accident-prone being in Equestria. If the schemes of a psychotic but dainty griffon don't ruin things, Clutterstep just might. Applejack reckons they've got as much chance as a seed in a storm, but an Apple always honors her friends. It's a race to finish the harvest and save Cherry Hill Ranch while making it out alive back to Ponyville.

    Applejack Anonymous by Clavier

    She’s the loyalest of friends and most dependable of ponies; how could anypony not fall in love with Applejack? In fact, so much of the town has found themselves under her seductive spell, they’ve formed a secret society to help each other cope with their unbridled lust. Operating in seclusion, this group has been an unseen staple of Ponyville. Surely, though, nothing good can come of the mare herself discovering the existence of Applejack Anonymous.

    About Last Night by Darth Link 22

    A few months after the events of Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Applejack decides to officially integrate the others into her family with an Apple tradition: a long night of cider drinking.

    The next morning Applejack wakes up...in Twilight's bed...with a gold band on her hoof...and a legally binding document on the bedside table...

    Brain Problem Situation by Tumbleweed

    When a magical malaise falls over Ponyville, stealing the very words from ponies' mouths, it's up to Applejack to save the day!

    ... so long as she can figure out what the heck everypony's trying to say, first.

    Fruits of Labor by Bookish Delight

    Working with fruit was always Applejack's calling. It's the customers she's not always sure about.

    The friends, however, are never in question.

    Heat of the Summer's Sun by Rocinante

    Twilight has seen and learned a lot about Celestia. Little too much for her own liking sometimes.

    Apple Shampoo by Titanium Dragon

    Rarity’s friends have noticed that she smells an awful lot like apples lately and want in on it.


    The Irony of Applejack by Mister Friendly

    For most of Applejack's life, she didn't know what she was. True, she understood who she was well enough.

    But ponies don't change shapes, nor do they get strength from love.

    Applejack never thought too hard on it... until the events of a certain wedding brought about some harsh realizations.

    Now, with Equestria still reeling from the surprise attack, will Applejack manage to come to terms with what she is? Will she even be able to keep her secret safe?

    For if the royal guards don't get her first, the conspirators in the shadows just might...

    Now Hiring by miss-cyan

    Pear Butter and Bright McIntosh have recently passed. What remains of the Apple Family find themselves in the care of their newest family member. But they can't do everything to provide for the new foal on their own.

    An ad is placed.

    A position is filled.

    But loss is a thing that affects each individual differently. And new faces can be both a curse and a blessing.

    The Only Day by naturalbornderpy

    Wednesday, 26th: Autumn Paradise started work on the farm today. I think she'll fit right in.

    Wednesday, 26th: Autumn Paradise started work on the farm today. She seems a little tense, but does she ever know her way around an apple tree.

    Wednesday, 26th: Autumn Paradise started work on the farm today. She says she's spent the last two days here, but I don't remember seeing her at all.

    Wednesday, 26th: Autumn Paradise started work on the farm today and wouldn't stop crying. She says she can't find a way out.

    Clean Slate by Alaborn

    I woke up in the hospital. I don’t recall how I got here. I don’t recognize the mare who says she’s family. I don’t even remember my own name.

    So what kind of pony will I become?

    Where the Heart Is by Pascoite

    Dogs act like they love their families, but nopony will ever know for sure. More importantly, Winona's family loves her. She couldn't ask for more. But she does love them. She really does.


    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.

    The Fourth Season by PaulAsaran

    Sunset is a one-girl wrecking ball when it comes to romance. She's already been through three of her friends, and she'll not to let her pony needs get ahead of her again. But her eye's already roaming, and Applejack has invited her to spend a day on the farm. Alone. For some secret purpose.

    It's okay. All Sunset has to do is keep reminding herself that it's not what she wants. Everything's fine.

    She won't make the same mistake again.

    A Fact for Twilight by bookplayer

    Every scholar wants to discover a new fact, something true and constant that changes the way they see the world. For Twilight, that discovery might come from a place she never expected. . .

    Where Earth Meets Sky by Cloudy Skies


    Something is definitively up around here. Applejack and Fluttershy have been spending a lot of time together without the rest of the gang. Well, Rainbow Dash is on to them! In fact, she is sure this is the no-good friend-stealing Applejack's doing, and she will not stand for this - whatever this is.

    Also, Rainbow Dash wears a corn hat.

    Stubborn as Ponies by Esle Ynopemos

    A pony is called stubborn when they refuse to change their mind no matter the persuasion against them. A pony is called persistent in hindsight when their refusal turns out to be a wise decision. "Persistence" is nothing more than what they call stubbornness when it turns out to have been for the best all along.

    Pinkie Pie and Applejack may or may not be persistent, but they are most definitely stubborn.

    A Sky and its Anchor by Blue Harvest

    Applejack and Rainbow Dash share a moment together before dawn.

    The Sun Sets Over the Apple Orchard by Oroboro

    When Applejack needs an extra hand around the farm during harvest season, Sunset Shimmer is the only one of the girls who has time to help.

    During the long hours of work and play, they grow closer, learn more about each other, and discover what family means to each of them.

    The Extra Mile by CommissarAJ

    It's 106 miles to the White Tail County Festival, they've got a truck full of apples, half a charge on their cell phone, it's raining, and they forgot their umbrellas.

    Time to hit the road!

    Regrets by Donnys Boy

    Co-written with Professor Piggy. Rarity and Applejack go out for a fun night on the town with their friends, but when Rarity's flirtatious tendencies flare up, the evening rapidly turns into something more serious than either of them expected it to be. A RariJack story.


    Surrogate by Pascoite

    I like my job, but of course I look forward to coming home at the end of the day. Especially lately. We have a daughter now. We actually have a daughter. And I can’t wait to see her.

    Pilgrimage by Pascoite

    Apple Bloom makes her yearly journey with her big sister, one that gets harder every time. But this year will be different. This year, she'll tell Applejack everything, even if it hurts. She couldn't do any less for somepony she loves so much.


    Wonka Vs. Applejack by MrPeaches

    Zap Apple season's in full swing on Sweet Apple Acres when a most peculiar visitor arrives - Willy Wonka, world-famous candymaker! Thinking that the apple will be the perfect ingredient for a new line of candy, Wonka tries to convince a hesitant Applejack to part with some! But with Wonka things are never quite straightforward; when interdimensional magical mechanics and a legendary tree enter into the picture, our heroes might have been safer battling Hornswogglers, Snozzwangers and rotten Vermicious Knids!

    The Midnight Run by Midnightshadow

    Twilight is approached by Applejack with a strange request - to join her that night for a run, but all is not as it seems. Why is Applejack so nervous? What could this be about?

    Applejack: Marvelous by Dusty the Royal Janitor

    The last thing Applejack remembers, she was going out to tend to the south fields one day. She had just left the house and then... a blur. She found herself someplace else entirely. Loud, spattering noises surrounded her. Strange people were trying to hurt her. Her very body was twisted and wrong.

    When she awakes from what should have been a nightmare, she discovers it was all too real. She's been trapped in another world, in a body that she can't even recognize, let alone control. To make matters worse, her natural Earth Pony magic is reacting to her new environment in strange and disquieting ways, intensifying to truly dangerous levels causing her to break nearly everything and everyone she touches.

    Thankfully she's been offered help. A group of remarkable people is offering to take her in... assuming she can aid them in return. There's a man in a suit of armor. Another who carries a shield. One who carries a hammer. One a bow and arrow. One is a woman who lies just a little too much for Applejack's taste. And one of them is very, very angry.

    Applejack will have to come to not only understand her new body and abilities, but also come to try and understand the meaning and value of honesty itself as she's put to the test in ways she's never anticipated. In this world of endless conflict and threats beyond any she could have ever imagined, does Applejack even stand a chance of finding her way back home?