• 50+ Of the Best Cutie Mark Crusader Fanfics to Read for CMC Day!

    We've got 54 more of the best Cutie Mark Crusader fanfics for you all to read today! This doesn't include stuff from last year, so find that over here.

    And thanks to Whisper Key for the list!

    Get them all below.

    Slice of Life

    Is today the day? by Theforrealdeal
    Everyone knows that at some point, they are going to die. Nobody, however, likes to think about it. When we do though, we tend to get a little depressed.

    Gifts Ungiven by Slate Sadpony
    Rarity normally sees Hearth's Warming Eve as a pretty simple holiday. Eat cookies, put up with family, make Sweetie Belle a nice dress. But when all of Sweetie's other presents turn out to be clothes, Rarity can't bear the disappointment in her sister's cute little eyes. After finding an old Dress Me Daisy doll in her childhood bedroom, Rarity decides to make the doll into a perfect present.

    Three Hundred and Fifty by Void Chicken
    My name is Twilight Sparkle, and 350 years ago, Sweetie Belle and I vanished without a trace.
    Now here we are, in the future.
    Equestria has become a utopia, with everypony living in peace and harmony.
    Everything is perfect. All a pony could ever want, and more.
    My name is Twilight Sparkle, and I want to go home.

    Bad Habit by Mist
    When it feels like you have no one you can count on, you'll turn anywhere for that little pick me up. Sometimes though, it can be a bad habit to have, and even harder to break when it gets you in deep. Growing up can be tough, especially when you feel like no one really understands you. Scootaloo learns the hard way in a tale of friendship, family and coming of age.

    Radio Ga Ga by Pagemaster
    Apple Bloom can't get to sleep. The stars have disappeared from the sky, and nopony seems to be able to tell her why.
    Based on the original song by Queen.

    Scootadate by shortskirtandexplosions
    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.

    Gotta Put a Smile on Your Face by ZAquanimus
    It's a very important day for Rainbow Dash, and all she has to do is bake a cake. The only problem is, she's never baked a cake before.

    Spellbound Fireflies by bats
    Scootaloo's life hasn't been the easiest. Being orphaned at a young age and brought up in the foster system came with its own set of challenges, not the least of which was a lack of older pegasi around to teach her how to fly. Fortunately, Rainbow Dash can help with that. With her honorary big sister taking a more active role in her life, Scootaloo learns much more about herself than just how to fly.
    A story about love, family, and growing up.

    Tears In Dreams by Twi-Fi
    I knew this routine. Just like last week and several times before. Poor Sweetie Belle was being picked on by her classmates. They tease her for not having a cutie mark; they tease her for... well, being Sweetie Belle. Maybe they don’t like the fact that she’s comfortable being herself? Foals can be so cruel sometimes. Poor dear, can't they just leave her alone? She’s such a sweetheart after all.

    My Little Sister by Maledictator
    Rarity is once again too busy to spend time with her sister. With Twilight Sparkle looking after her, Sweetie Belle discovers a liking of poetry and tries to write a poem about her sister.

    Growing Pains by Karrakaz
    For Sweetie Belle, having a babysitter is not that big a problem, especially when her babysitter is the element of magic herself. When Twilight devises a spell to help her with her apparent problems, however, both of them will have to learn a lesson that won't soon be forgotten.

    A Season of Giving by JasonTheHuman
    It's almost Hearth's Warming Eve, and everypony is looking forward to spending the holiday season at home with their families. Everypony, that is, except Scootaloo. Her two best friends are about to learn that sometimes friendship is the best gift you can ever give.

    Rarity the Anarchist by Bok
    Sweetie Belle discovers one of Rarity's long-held trade secrets.
    And she thought Discord was chaotic.

    Her Brother Doesn't Talk Much by Alpha Scorpii
    But she doesn't care.
    A short tale about Big Mac and Applebloom. Nothing too spectacular, but I hope you like it. Takes place a couple of years before the start of Season 1.

    A Guide to Magic by bookplayer
    Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns is the center of magical research in Equestria. Since Apple Bloom developed a love of potion making and an interest in the theory behind magic, she recognizes what an honor it would be to study there. But that would also mean being the only non-unicorn student to ever attend, leaving her friends and family, and moving to a strange city... and that's if she can pass an entrance exam designed to select the most magically gifted unicorns.
    Spike has never wanted more than to be Twilight's number one assistant. But when Twilight points out that there's a pony right in front of him who needs an experienced assistant even more than she does, it means considering a life where he's making the most of his talents... but one without Twilight by his side.
    For both of them, facing hard decisions are just part of growing up.

    Dance by Martian
    Just because you can't, doesn't mean you shouldn't.

    Apple's Blossom by englishwitch
    To prove she's ready for more responsibility on the farm Apple Bloom decides to raise her own tree, with no help from the rest of her family.

    An Apple Sutra by Sharp Spark
    Apple Bloom meets a llama. They have a brief conversation about philosophy and life.

    No Longer Lost by KiroTalon
    It could have been just another night. Instead, Vinyl Scratch leaves a show to find herself suddenly presented with a chance to make a difference in the life of a filly no one else will look twice at. Now if only she can convince Octavia she's not making a huge mistake...as usual.

    Scootaloo's Family by Alaborn
    In all the time they’ve been together, the Cutie Mark Crusaders have never seen Scootaloo’s home or family. Why? The speculation is as wild as their crusade ideas! But today, the truth comes out, as they finally meet Scootaloo’s 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?

    Scootaloo: Princess for a Day by RaylanKrios
    Scootaloo doesn't get to see her mother as often as she would like. So when Celestia announces a contest where the prize is the chance to be a Princess for a Day, Scootaloo sees it as an opportunity to make her mother notice her.


    Cutie Mark Crusader Magicians, Yay! by DrakeyC
    After another failed attempt to get their cutie marks, the Cutie Mark Crusaders stumble upon a wagon in the woods with a familiar unicorn showmare inside. In awe of Trixie's presence and her tales of travelling across Equestria, they decide she may just be the unicorn to help them get their cutie marks - in stage magic! And it may just be the most difficult trick Trixie's ever attempted.

    Diamond Tiara's Hearth's Warming Carol by alexmagnet
    Diamond Tiara is a rich, spoiled brat, and the only thing she cares about this Hearth's Warming is how many presents she's going to get. However, the night before Hearth's Warming she receives three mysterious visitors, each with something different to show her. With the help of these ghosts of the past, present, and future, she just might realize the true meaning of Hearth's Warming.

    Evil Belle by Akumokagetsu
    Sweetie Belle obtains the accursed Alicorn Amulet, and immediately becomes Ponyville's least feared super villain ever.
    Not for lack of trying, of course.

    Where Do Babies Come From? by chillbook1
    Sweetie Belle is getting to be that age. She's thinking thoughts she never thought before. One such thought is about babies; Where exactly do they come from?
    And why is it so difficult to find the answer to that question?

    Apple Bloom wants to see her parents, the Cutie Mark Crusaders want their cutie marks, so they do the only logical thing and try to raise the dead.
    Can these three amateur necromancers pull it off without bringing back something twisted and wrong or a horde of the undead?

    Scootaloo, Where Are Your Parents? by nanashi_jones
    Rainbow Dash is really enjoying being an honorary big sister to Scootaloo. They hang out, she praises Rainbow's sweet moves- it's really the perfect relationship. Until Rainbow has to do boring grown-up stuff and ask to meet Scootaloo's parents. No big deal. Just in case something happens, Rainbow knows who to go to.
    Except... Scootaloo keeps dodging the question. And nopony in town has a clue where she lives either.
    Rainbow is getting worried while Scootaloo is getting more and more desperate to avoid an answer. Because what if that answer isn't cool enough for Rainbow Dash?

    Apple Bloom's Disastrous Hearts and Hooves Day by Mattricole
    The Cutie Mark Crusader's attempt to get Big McIntosh and Miss Cheerilee together with the concoction of a "love potion", however, Diamond Tiara ruins their plans by drinking the "potion" herself!
    This is an alternate take on the episode "Hearts and Hooves Day", with just a dash of shipping.

    The Chicken Goddess by Mr101
    Whilst on her own, Scootaloo decides to help Fluttershy tend to her animals in the hopes of getting an 'animal helper' cutie mark.
    But things take a turn for the worse when Fluttershy's chickens simply won't leave her alone, believing Scootaloo to be the re-incarnated chicken goddess.

    Solitary Confinement by JaketheGinger
    Trapped in Apple Bloom's wardrobe in order to cover her, Scootaloo is forced to entertain herself as quietly as possible.
    It goes about as well as you can expect.


    Three and a Half Seconds by Pascoite
    Something bad has happened to Sweetie Belle, so why won’t anypony tell Apple Bloom what? At least she can keep her friend company, and Sweetie Belle can hear her talking. Everypony says so. She can hear.
    If friendship really is magic, she sure could use some now.

    Rainbow Dash: Re-Animator by JawJoe
    I don't see what all the fuss about death is. Our princesses have been dodging it for over a thousand years. Who's to say Sweetie and I can't experiment a little? No, don't be ridiculous, zombies don't exist. Not yet, anyway.

    Brotherly Bond by Crash Jet
    A year after Pipsqueak loses his brother in an accident, he is now living in Ponyville and approached by the CMC to join their Camping Crusade for cutie marks. Despite his apprehensions, he joins them, while the memories he and his brother shared plague him. Can Pipsqueak get over the pain and have fun with his new friends? And when danger approaches, will he have the strength to get himself and the CMC to safety?

    The Heart Thief by Sharaloth
    Steady Hoof is a skilled thief who has been driven out from his home in the Heartland to seek refuge in the City of Gardens and Cages. When his life is saved by a pegasus named Scootaloo, he is instantly smitten. But her life has been hard, and she has forsaken love. To win her over, Steady must brave the dark heart of the city and do the impossible: steal the Tyrant's heart.

    Only the Good Die Young by Sharp Spark
    Immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask someone who would know. Like... Apple Bloom, for instance.

    "Happy Hearth's Warming Eve, Squirt"  by gmen15
    There's nothing worse than feeling alone during the holidays, something that Scootaloo is all to familiar with. She knows that she has no family to celebrate with, save for a mother so drunk off cider she doesn't realize her daughter's heartbreak.
    This is the filly's reality- the harsh card fate has dealt her. But this Hearth's Warming Eve, as she treks home through the brisk air all by herself, a certain rainbow-maned pegasus will show her the true meaning of family.

    Blue by Pastel Pony
    I hung a picture of Rainbow Dash and me on my wall today.
    My mother cried.


    Love is Abloom by Dark Jester
    A romantic tale of a love-struck pony and her attempts to impress the dragon of her dreams.

    The Gift of the Mash by Rated Ponystar
    Hearths Warming Day is almost upon the village of Ponyville and no two ponies are more excited then Sweetie Belle and Button Mash. For the energetic gamer, it's a chance to get as many new games as he wants, but for Sweetie Belle she's excited because she'll be living a dream. After a year of saving their money, she and her sister are going to the Manehatten Hearths Warming Show where all the best actors, musicians, and performers play for one night only.
    However, when disaster strikes leaving Sweetie Belle's dreams shattered, Button resolves to help his best friend.


    The Colors of a Rainbow by Pascoite
    The Canterlot elite have declared Rainbooms the new "in" thing. A monopoly on high culture makes Rainbow Dash the happiest pony around, of course. Really. She's happy.

    Steel Soul by Masterweaver
    An accident reveals a secret that nopony ever knew...

    Dear Sweetie Belle by Jade Ring
    After an accident robs them of their parents, Rarity writes Sweetie Belle a letter laying bare a secret kept all the little unicorn's life.

    Three Gems and a Scooter by RaylanKrios
    Sweetie Belle burst into the Carousel Boutique in tears because one of her best friends is moving to a foster home in Baltimare. Surely there has to be a pony in Ponyville who can be her foster parent, right?


    The League of Sweetie Belles by GMBlackjack
    The League of Sweetie Belles was founded by a handful of Sweeties who decided they liked hanging out with each other. What started as a simple club for like-minded white unicorn mares turned into a complex organization with a lot of responsibility. One particular team of Sweetie Belle explorers have taken it upon themselves to visit the universes near to their home worlds, delving into the lands of ponyfics and beyond.

    The Engineer's Wings by Keeper of time RD
    In a nation enthralled by the dawn of engineering, a young courier engineer and her airplane are hired for a simple delivery. But that delivery soon leads her and her friends down the path of adventures greater than any of them had wanted.

    Harmonics by ezra09
    Almost ten years have passed since Scootaloo helped free Discord. She’s learned to live with the consequences, but it’s never easy. After being fired from the local weather control team, she receives a letter from Princess Celestia, offering her a job as an assistant flight instructor for gifted pegasi. With no better options, she reluctantly accepts. But why her, what game is Celestia playing, and what exactly is going on in Canterlot?

    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.

    Sweetie Belle and the Tablet of Knowledge by CheshireTwilight
    When Sweetie Belle finds a mysterious artifact of a now lost civilization, how will she come to terms with the wealth of knowledge it provides? It says it can be ignored, it says it will never try to influence her, but can an artifact of such power really be so harmless?

    A Head Full of Clay by Squinty Mudmane
    When yet another unsuccessful attempt at getting Cutie Marks results in Apple Bloom having too much time on her hooves, she turns to books in the hope of hatching a plan that definitely cannot possibly fail. However, one book in particular—an inconspicuous little thing concerning old history and something called a "golem"—catches her attention and becomes the object for her boundless energy, much to her sister's concern.
    Meanwhile, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo have their own problems to deal with, consisting of a fussy, overbearing older sister and an undeniably awesome yet slightly oblivious role model. On top of that, they soon have to contend with their best friend's zealous conviction that the answer to their troubles lies well beyond the safety of home.

    Doctor Whooves - A Hearth's Warming Tale by Loyal2Luna
    Hearth's Warming has always been a time for family and friends. A time when the ponies of Equis remember the frigid days before the rise of Modern Equestria, and bask in the warmth and comfort of their loved ones.
    But for one particular holiday season, strange things are happening in Ponyville that can’t be easily explained. Least of all by Scootaloo, who is having her own share of troubles during this normally festive time of year.
    When the mirth and whimsy of Hearth’s Warming starts to take on a more dour and icy edge, things take a turn for the stranger when out of the blue, the enigmatic “Doctor Clockwork” appears.
    Join the Hourglass Stallion as he takes it upon himself, his temporary companion Spike, and the newly-conscripted Scootaloo to save Hearth’s Warming before the holidays are ruined forever!


    Of Scoothu: Destroyer of Worlds by RavensDagger
    Scootaloo: the orange filly that everypony knows, either for her heartfelt devotion to her idol, or for the slightly disastrous happenings that occur around her and her fellow Crusaders.
    But what if the filly is hiding something? A secret that might, maybe, explain all the bizarre events that occur in Ponyville? Only one knows, and he is intent upon recruiting her.
    In the darkest pits of his being, Discord laughs at his fortunes.

    Shedding Anxiety by Just Horsing Around
    Why is Lyra running screaming through Ponyville?
    Sweetie Belle learns a few surprising facts of Unicorn life.

    Home is for the Weak by Pickleless
    Celestia and Scootaloo are homeless in a Ponyville alleyway together. They like to talk about things.
    These are the things they talk about.