• 42 Fanfics to Read for Discord Day!

    Discord is reading. You probably don't want to know what he's reading, but he's doing it.

    Luckily for you, we've got plenty of completely normal ones over here thanks to Whisper Key again.
    These are different from last year, so if you don't see your favorite, it's probably over there. 

    Get all 42 below!

    Slice of Life

    Fall Back by Baal Bunny
    Waking up one autumn morning, Twilight finds that Discord has put together a giant festival with carnival rides, food, and games just outside Ponyville to celebrate the end of Daylight Saving Time.
    Something tells her it's going to be a very long day...

    The Assembled Letters of Twilight Sparkle, Protégé of Emperor Discord by Caligari87
    Twilight Sparkle has spent years as Discord's protege, studying the Magic of Chaos. But when rumors of a strange phenomenon dubbed "Friendship" show up in a small outlying town, the Emperor sends his star student to find out what's going on. Twilight goes with the best intentions and quickly discovers there is more than meets the eye going on in Ponyville...

    Diary of a Pliant Tyrant by xjuggernaughtx
    It's funny what an idle slip of the tongue can lead to. When Discord makes an off-hand comment to Fluttershy about the mental diary he kept when encased in stone, she begs him to continue it. She says it will be "therapeutic", but he's sure it'll be a real bore. But who can resist those puppy-dog eyes and a bribe of fresh cookies? Grudgingly, he takes up a pencil to document his thoughts and experiences in his new life. A life among his old enemies. A life he never wanted.

    What Costs Nothing by Godzillawolf
    Tirek has finally been defeated.
    Left powerless after being blasted to Tartarus, Tirek now has the rest of eternity to wallow in his defeat in the deep, dark, silent recesses of the planet...or at least that's what he HOPED would happen.
    His 'friend' Discord decides to take advantage of visiting hours and has a riddle for the demon centaur, the answer to which may be the key to his freedom...or just Discord messing with his head. It's hard to tell.

    Negotiating Terms by alarajrogers
    Celestia summons Discord to explain himself regarding his ridiculous "friendship report", but the conversation quickly diverges. Discord wants to know what Celestia wanted to reform him for, and what he's expected to do. And Celestia wants to know why he decided to reform.

    It's a Start by Arcticbrony
    Celestia is worried about her sister; Luna talks to herself constantly and refuses to go beyond the palace walls if she can help it. Thinking a kindred spirit will help, Celestia (with much additional persuasion from Fluttershy) asks Discord to spend an evening with Luna to get her to open up, even if just a little.

    Through the Eyes of a Friend by LuminoZero
    Anthea has seen the world as blobs of color for her entire life. Somepony offers her the chance of a lifetime, true sight. What is the price of this gift, and will the pain of losing the sight be worth the temporary delight in having it?


    Doing Good or Doing Well? by DannyJ
    Or, Captain Goodguy V Mare-Do-Well: Dawn of Potatoday.
    A crossover that nobody asked for.

    Elixir Master by Pen Stroke
    When Fluttershy introduced Mage Meadowbrook to Zecora, it was with the hope of fostering friendship. Yet, an unfortunate mishap and bitter words have led to something far different. There will be a duel, and Discord is more than happy to turn such a rare occurrence into the spectacle it deserves to be. Can Fluttershy, Twilight, and Pinkie help mend the budding friendship between Zecora and Meadowbrook? And what about Discord? Does he wish to fuel the flames of rivalry, or does he have a larger plan in store?
    In the spirit of arena culinary combat, it’s time for Elixir Master!

    Santa, Bring Me A Dinosaur! by CoffeeMinion
    Ponies stopped believing in Santa Hooves after they did the math: flying around the whole world delivering presents in a single night is impossible.
    But Petunia Paleo's cutie mark isn't for math; it's for digging up old things, like the legend of Santa Hooves. Inspired by what she sees, she does something nopony has in ages: she writes him a letter.
    With Petunia's belief granting him a new lease on life, Santa sees a chance to become part of the holidays again. There's just one great big huge problem with what Petunia asked for...

    Rescue by Abramus5250
    A long, long time ago, there was a knight who set out on a noble quest to save a fair maiden and, if possible, slay the dragon keeping her captive.
    Only... things don't always go as planned.

    The Tempest by Carabas
    Upon Discord's release, the leaders of other nations must unite to curb the threat he poses.
    Easier said than done.

    Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Gloom of Night... But Chaos, That's Another Story by alarajrogers
    Parcel Post, the long-missing mailpony who delivered Discord's ticket to the Gala, staggers into work to explain where he's been.

    A Twilight Sparkle Story by Obselescence
    The story of Twilight Sparkle and her harrowing journey to Fluttershy's cottage, as narrated by the extraordinarily clever and handsome Discord.

    How About 'No' by Akumokagetsu
    Aku thought he had finally done it.
    A portal torn open in time, the foolish samurai cast far into the future where Aku could never possibly be defeated.
    Aku was feeling pretty good about himself, right about then; at least, until something decidedly un-samurai like came back through the portal.
    Something with a hankering for chaos and chocolate milk.

    T-T-T-Tia! by Dash The Stampede
    One day, after tearing apart dimensions, Discord stumbles across a small clay animal that seems to support plant life. He finds this amusing. Pranks ahoy!
    Celestia wakes up to a very green morning...Wait, GREEN?

    Discorded Lessons: Chaos Theory by RainbowBob
    Newly reformed and eager to put his magic to good use, Discord has decided to become a teacher and bask Equestria in the greatness that is his knowledge. Unfortunately for Celestia, he's decided she'll be his first student. Time for her to deal with a lesson about chaos theory. Hopefully she'll survive in time for the test.
    Warning: You may actually learn something from this story. Or not. I'm bad at explaining things.

    When The Wind Changes by Symphony
    Discord managed to free himself from his stone prison, but some difficulties occurred and gave him a new perspective as a pony. How will he adapt to these changes? And will his plan work this time?

    King Stuffypants the Alicorn and the Land of Draconequuses by alarajrogers
    Set in Lopoddity's Pandora-verse, where Discord and Twilight had a daughter. Pandora wants to know if draconequuses have their own country. After Discord's attempt to correct her pronounciation is mistaken by Pandora for the name of the country, Discord tells her a bedtime story about the fate of the country Draconequui and all the draconequuses that ungrammatically lived within it. And dad-trolls the heck out of her in general. Written with permission.

    Unlimited Breadsticks* by Chinchillax
    Discord takes offense to a restaurant's claim of serving "unlimited" breadsticks.

    Discord's Keychain Gang by Metool Bard
    After getting a taste of his own medicine from Lord Tirek, Discord has decided to take his reformation a bit more seriously. Sure, he has magic and friendship again, but it's clearly not enough to warrant his own throne in Twilight's fancy new castle. In order to earn the coveted throne, he figures that he has to be the best friend he can be.
    While scrolling through the Friendship Journal for inspiration and pointers, an epiphany hits him. Since he was reformed, he has never made an honest attempt to make new friends by himself. As the first step on this new journey, he decides to rectify that. And who better to befriend than the other ponies that provided the keys to the chest? It's the perfect plan!
    Too bad he doesn't really know what he's doing. Yeah, despite understanding empathy, Discord still has a lot to learn about friendship.

    Order and Chaos by Tatsurou
    Sheogorath, Daedric Prince of Madness. Ruler of the Shivering Isles. Crafter of dangerously unstable magical artifacts. Cheese aficionado. A lonely old man.
    Discord, Spirit of Chaos and Disharmony. Once Ruler of Equestria. Master of unraveling reality. Maker of cotton candy clouds filled with chocolate rain. For some reason an infant.
    Now read of this pair as Father and Son.
    ...abandon Logic, all ye who enter here.

    Who Else, But Discord? by Craine
    Being reformed means that many habits gained from an eternal existence have been removed. Be it forceful, or willing. Discord may be 'good', but he isn't dead.


    The Devil's Dues by DannyJ
    Discord's newfound desire for friendship has forced him to give up a lot, including his freedom to wreak havoc as he pleases. That's fine, but as the Spirit of Chaos, he has to balance the books. Order must also be made to pay a price, and that price is the Loom.

    And The Serpent Said Unto The Princess by Undome Tinwe
    In the beginning, there was Harmony. Then Discord stole Fire from the Alicorns.

    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.

    A Mad Glimmer by FanOfMostEverything
    The village had been perfect, free from the inequality and misery rampant throughout the rest of Equestria. Then Twilight Sparkle and her so-called friends arrived and ruined everything.
    But all hope is not lost. Starlight Glimmer has a plan to restore her lost utopia on a much vaster scale.
    After all, it's not like that purple princess was friends with anything worse.

    Gone, Gone, Gone by Harmony Charmer
    "And here you'll see the statue of the Lord of Chaos, Discord, imprisoned in stone..."
    A group of students from the School for Gifted Unicorns are given a chance to visit Celestia's royal garden and a curious filly decides to ask about a statue that's in their tour, where they all hear the story of how the spirit of chaos fell into a stone imprisonment for the third and final time.

    A Draconequus Mourns by EntityRelationship
    The life of a pony is short, and the life of a Draconequus is very long. Discord always knew that he would outlive Fluttershy, and the time has finally come for her to pass on. Now, Discord must face a life without her, and decide who he wants to be without his first and closest friend to keep him in line.


    Out of an Orange-Colored Sky by Baal Bunny
    A violent series of twitches propels Pinkie toward Fluttershy's cottage just as Discord is complaining about how regularized his chaos has seemed lately.
    Ponyville might want to batten down its hatches.

    Bride of Discord by DisneyFanatic23
    What if Discord had not been turned to stone by the Mane 6? What if he had escaped?
    It is three years later and the Mane 6 have moved on with their lives, all except Fluttershy, who cannot get the draconequus out of her mind. The others are happy in their new and comfortable lives, until their enemy returns and will only relieve Equestria of his havoc in exchange for a bride.

    More Than Trust by TheTalentlessPony
    Weeks have passed since Tirek had been defeated. Life in Ponyville is back to normality, and Discord couldn't be happier, especially given the fact that all of his friends had forgiven his betrayal.
    However, lately he's noticed that Fluttershy doesn't act like herself. She's constantly tired, a bit moody, and overall just not-Fluttershy. She claims to be fine, but Discord is done hearing that excuse.
    And he will find out what's wrong. He has to...

    A Pony's Sympathy by Ckat_Myla
    Twilight discovers Discord in-hiding - which is strange enough - but the discussion they have causes her to consider the particulars of true harmony, and whether or not a being such as he should be allowed to live freely to retain his part in it.


    Eldritch Fun Times by Impossible Numbers
    Nightmare Night, the perfect time to cut loose and go wild! Or so Rainbow Dash thinks; Fluttershy, not so much. So when Rainbow pays her a tame, friendly visit, she stumbles upon a Discord tea party and - amid all the usual draconequus nonsense - wonders how he'd take to the holiday of horror.

    The Last Draconequus by alarajrogers
    When the draconequus race left the world, one child was left behind.
    This is his story, and the story of the filly who loved him, lost him, and was forced to imprison him in stone to save her people.


    My Little Maleficent by KidatHeart5
    Discord has lived happily in the Everfree Forest until an unforeseen event robs him of his teleportation and most of his flight . As an act of vengeance, he curses the newborn filly Twilight Sparkle to eternal sleep. Discord soon regrets this and tries to save her from her fate.

    Ballad of the Dawn by Takarashi282
    From the dawn of recorded history, accounts were vivid and for the most part consistent until the Celestial rule. Under Celestia, a fifty year period of history disappeared without a trace. These are called the Lost Histories. Twilight Sparkle is keen to know what exactly happened during this period, and she succeeds to a degree. However, when reporting her findings to select friends, a bomb is set off in their midst, sending the castle up in flames.
    Enter Trixie Lulamoon and Discord, who see the chaos from ground level. Enlisting each other's help, they try their best to help in the moment, but in the end, there was nothing much they could do to alleviate the tragedy. With Starlight in critical condition, Trixie is useless, and with Fluttershy's life hanging by a thread, Discord's desire to see justice served to the culprit rages like fire.
    So when Discord extends an offer to Trixie to hunt down the culprit, who is she to refuse?

    Discord: End of Empires by DannyJ
    This is not the story of how the Dragon Empire fell. This is the story of why it happened.

    Scion of Chaos by SilentBelle
    Sweetie Belle is compelled to learn magic after Rarity promises to teach her the finer art of dressmaking, but only once the young filly has learned the basics of magic. However, learning magic comes with its own set of complications and bears an unforeseen gift that will change Sweetie Belle's life forever.


    Lessons From a Draconequus by Terrasora
    Princess Twilight Sparkle has always been quite the student, even before she earned the title of Princess. However, her new responsibilities require some new knowledge; an idea of what Equestria was, what the world was before Order was established and the Princesses came to power. The problem is finding somebody who can teach these things.
    If only there was some ancient being who had been through everything, who had been alive before the time of Order, before Princess Luna became Nightmare Moon, before King Sombra ruled over the Crystal Empire. Perhaps someone from the Era of Chaos, when Discord Draconequus had reigned over everything... But where in Canterlot Castle would they ever find somebody like that?

    Discord Goes To Heaven by naturalbornderpy
    Discord goes to Heaven.
    He's not sure why, either.

    Mirror Mirror by naturalbornderpy
    Rumor has it that if a pony says Discord's name five times in front of a mirror, he's forced to appear there.
    So who thought something like that could actually be true?
    As well as annoying.