• 40 Fanfics to Read for Rainbow Dash Day!

    Rainbow Dash Day means reading! Because she's totally into that.

    These are 40 fanfics different from the ones from previous years. For more,  hit those posts up.

    Thanks to Whisper Key for sending them!

    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?

    A Tea Party by Maniac92


    Rarity's tea party has an unexpected visitor, who is surprised that a certain someone is sitting and sipping tea.

    Hey Jealousy by Ruirik


    "If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago, I could be flying up there right now. With her, with them, the Wonderbolts. But... would I be better off for it?"

    After being expelled from the Wonderbolts Academy, Lightning Dust traveled around Equestria in search of herself. Then, many years later, after a hard day of working she went to a bar and ran into the last pony she ever expected to meet again.

    Who is jealous of who, though?

    Twilight Sparkle Vs. Exercise by JapaneseTeeth


    After ascending to Princesshood, Twilight decides that it's time to really take the notion of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body" to heart. She has the "Sound Mind" bit down (mostly), but years of sitting inside hunched over a book has given her quite a bit of ground to make up on the "Sound Body" front.

    Fortunately, she has an athletic friend to help her out.

    A Little Push by LuminoZero


    Prism Bolt, the son of Rainbow Dash and Soarin, is destined for greatness. Everypony knows he will be an expert flier, just like his parents. This is not speculation, this is fact. There is just one tiny little problem.

    He's afraid of heights.

    When Rainbow Dash attempts to encourage her son, she will find that not everything in the world comes as easily to her as flying did.

    The Most Annoying House Guest by Harmony Pie


    Rainbow Dash's plan was just to relax and read Daring Do books all night long. Too bad it was interrupted by a certain bat pony colt, begging "Blue Mommy" to have a sleepover with him.

    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.


    Severe Weather Appreciation Week by Cold in Gardez


    How do you kill a pegasus's soul? Put her in charge of the town's weather, then only let her schedule sunny days and gentle evening showers. Not thunderstorms, not blizzards, certainly not hail or tornadoes.

    Nothing fun, in other words. Celestia forbid the weather team make some real weather, the kind Rainbow Dash dreams about. The farmers would never stand for that.

    Well, screw the farmers. Screw the fashionistas and screw the library princess too if she complains. Rainbow Dash has a dream and she's going to share it with the world, whether the world wants it or not.

    A story dedicated to anyone who's ever been passionate about something.

    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 Night of Dashing Dreams by Nyronus


    Luna invites Rainbow Dash on her dreamwalking duties.

    Dream-ruining, spider-safety lessons, abduction, and imprisonment ensue.

    Maybe the dream realm can't handle this much awesome.

    The Good Parents by PapierSam


    Rarity and Rainbow Dash pose as Sweetie Belle’s parents in the age-old story of I-can’t-let-my-parents-talk-to-my-teacher-they’ll-ground-me-for-life.

    But things, of course, get worse in the not-so-sensible way before they get better – the good better.

    The Technological Technicolor Technomare by Tatsouru


    Tony Stark had everything he wanted in his life. He had his company. He had a carefree life where he could simply enjoy himself and tinker with whatever came to mind...and he was a super hero to boot! He couldn't imagine ever being happier.

    And then a rainbow-maned Pegasus foal dropped into his life, and turned it upside down.

    Lucky for Tony Stark that the multiverse is much more imaginative than he is.

    The Secret To Alicorn Power by naturalbornderpy


    While exploring Canterlot Castle, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash uncover a room filled with stone tablets connected to dials. Above each dial is the name of an alicorn they know.

    These old things couldn't possibly control an alicorn's power, could they?

    Only one way to find out.

    The Ship-Off by TheBrianJ


    What makes a good story? Is it delicate prose and captivating description, as Twilight Sparkle claims, or is it non-stop action and entertainment, as Rainbow Dash has been arguing? With a stalemate between them, they decide there's only one way to settle this once and for all—a write-off!

    The prompt? "Romance."

    All Our Villains Are Horny by billymorph


    After the defeat of Starlight Glimmer, Rainbow Dash comes to a startling conclusion about the villains they fight.

    Reaping Rainbow by The Hat Man



    And so the late Rainbow Dash comes face to face with Death himself! And he's... surprisingly cordial, actually.

    But when Rainbow ends up in his debt, there's only one way to get back to the life she knew: take up the role of the Grim Reaper herself while Death takes a little holiday. Will Dashie be able to stay quick among the dead? Will she be the most awesome reaper ever... or will Death have to cut his vacation - and Rainbow's life - tragically short?

    (Apologies and honors to the late Sir Terry Pratchett.)

    Read it and Sneak by hawthornbunny


    Ever wondered what might have happened in 'Read it and Weep' if Rainbow Dash had decided to steal the Daring Do book from Twilight, instead of the hospital?

    Bird Flu by chief maximus


    Rainbow has a fever. Unfortunately for her, the cure is not simply 'more cowbell'. It's up to Twilight and Rarity to figure out a cure, and bring their friend back from the brink of birdom.

    Cannot Be Unseen by KuroiTsubasaTenshi


    Everypony has a guilty pleasure and for many, especially the single, that pleasure can be found in the adult novel section of the library. For every shipment in recent memory, Twilight Sparkle has looked forward to the newest novel from the up-and-coming Saucy Tale. For every shipment in recent memory, she hasn’t been disappointed.

    So when Twilight discovers that the source of these stories is none other than the subconscious hyper-awareness of Rainbow Dash, can her brain cope with the implications or will her friends face yet another purple-coloured meltdown?

    Part-time Goddess (and the Church of Post) by HapHazred


    In this day and age, who has time to be a God? Prayers come in 24/7 and fancy dress is compulsory. Rainbow Dash certainly doesn't have time. She's got bills to pay and things to do. Besides, she isn't qualified for Godhood, surely.

    The ponies who say her control of the weather is divine disagree, unfortunately. They've given her a funny spear and a robe that doesn't quite fit. They've got their own temple and they take church seriously.

    And it turns out she's not the only pony recently undergone apotheosis...


    The Last Ride by Muramasa


    Years ago, Rainbow Dash achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a Wonderbolt. She'd gone through the academy, been a staple of the main lineup and, eventually, earned the rank of Captain.

    At 43 years of age, it's time for Rainbow to leave that dream behind, but not before she can dazzle the ponies of Cloudsdale one last time.

    "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.

    Memorial by Solar Solstice


    They've known each other for a long time, now, so Rainbow Dash thinks its time to share with her friends something cherished and precious: a chance to meet her beloved father. However, what they will learn on that visit will give them much to think about over the years to come.

    Written especially for Memorial Day.

    Nopony Needs to Know by shortskirtsandexplosions


    "Oh come on, Applejack! Just one trip around the clouds! One!"

    It's an invitation that Applejack has heard countless times. However, no matter how often Rainbow Dash bugs her to experience an air ride, the farm filly flat out refuses.

    Then one afternoon, on a day when Applejack is strangely quiet and distant, she suddenly agrees to Rainbow Dash's persistent request. The pegasus happily oblidges, not knowing what has truly motivated Applejack to give in, nor the fact that--more than anything--Applejack could really use a good friend right about now.

    In History, Maybe by theswimminbrony


    After years and years of hard work, Rainbow Dash has finally achieved her life's goal: becoming a member of the Wonderbolts. But when things don't go entirely as planned in her first Wonderbolts Derby, a promise from her past drives Rainbow Dash to tears. Will Rainbow Dash be able to overcome what she calls her only fear with the help of friends both old and new, or will the pressure simply be too much?

    A Father's Love by gmen15


    Rainbow Dash stands atop her father in a crowd full of pegasi. Massive anticipation lingered in the air. The little filly was certain Cloudsdale would get to host the Equestria games.

    But what happens when they don't? What will a father do to comfort his crestfallen daughter whose hopes were shattered in a matter of seconds.

    Takes place during and after the flashback from the episode "The Games Ponies Play"


    Love, And Other Felonies by PatchworkPoltergeist


    It's Equestria's first, foremost, and simplest rule: Nightmare Moon comes first in your heart. Always. To betray one's devotion to Her Majesty with love for another is unthinkable. It is an act of high treason: a Heartcrime.

    Night Chamberlain Rarity is not perfect. She's had the occasional liaison with her favorite Night Guard, a couple of incorrect feelings here and there, but she is certainly not a criminal. She is sure of it.

    But then, Rarity's been wrong before.

    Zero-Sun Game by Undome Tinwe


    Rainbow Dash faces her final test to join the Shadowbolts, and fails with flying colors.

    Twilight's List by kits


    Twilight Sparkle prides herself on following and sticking to her plans, but she isn't as organized as everypony thinks. Her master list, the plan for her life, has an item that she has never been able to check off; and the time has come to fix that. How hard can it be? All she needs to do is go on a date and get a kiss.

    Dawn of a new Day by Furor


    After Rainbow Dash loses a wing in an accident Twilight finds herself to be the only pony capable of restoring it. But can she reconcile the month long treatment with her suppressed feelings for the pegasus?

    Torrents of Slow-Falling Rain by Stereo_Sub


    On a stormy, overcast day, a yellow pegasus sings.

    She sings for her love.

    She sings for her sorrow.

    She sings for the one who will never know either.

    But when the mare who holds her heart overhears, will she have the strength to continue?

    Taking a Breather by Timaeus


    An influx of weather duties has left Rainbow Dash more overworked and exhausted than ever. With no funds to go on a proper vacation to blow off steam, Rainbow is trapped in a endless cycle of waking up, going to work, and going to sleep.

    When Rainbow's responsibilities make even flying no longer fun, Twilight offers to let her stay at the library for an all-expenses paid staycation. Though a little unsure, it doesn’t take much convincing from Twilight for Rainbow to change her mind. Expecting to just find some peace and quiet for a few days, Rainbow finds that and much more.

    Letters From a Secret Admirer by Subsolar Drift


    Rainbow Dash isn't bitter about the whole Mare-Do-Well incident. Or at least that's what she tells herself. Either way, she's not going to miss this chance for some harmless revenge pranks, and so she constructs a plan to prank all of her best friends, starting with Twilight Sparkle. All Dash needs is a quill and some paper.

    Fire & Rain by Ruirik


    When Spitfire finds herself grounded on the team injured list just before a show in Manehatten, she prepares for her life to crumble around her. The experience leads her to come across Rainbow Dash, temporarily managing the Manehatten weather teams. The two fliers will discover that sometimes it takes the darkest moments of our lives to find the brightest ones.


    Light the Sky on Fire by EquesTRON


    "All my life, I've wanted to fly

    But I don't have the wings, and I wonder why

    I can't break away..."

    Most pegasi figure out flying easily enough. Heck, most of them figure out how to do it before they even get their cutie marks.

    But not me. I couldn’t do it, no matter how hard I tried. I couldn’t even hover. Not for more than a few seconds, anyway. And not even Rainbow Dash, the greatest flier in Equestria, could seem to help me. We tried everything, and I failed every time. Day after day, I tried – and day after day, I failed, until finally I was ready to just give up. I’d never be able to do it. Nopony would ever be able to help me to fly...

    ...until one day, somepony did.

    My Sister, Scootaloo by NavelColt


    She never saw herself as a caretaker, nor did she foresee gaining a sister, but after taking in a homeless filly, Rainbow Dash finds herself in a new role.

    Playing the big sister for the only Cutie Mark Crusader without a family, Rainbow Dash finds she still has a thing or two to learn about sisterhood. After butting heads with Scootaloo one too many times, Rainbow Dash consults an expert on the subject.


    Alicorn by Aldea Donder


    Rainbow Dash usually had her head in the clouds, but she always thought she knew up from down. When an incredible revelation sends her life into a tailspin, she finds herself at the mercy of emotions she never thought she had, faced with hard questions and impossible choices.

    Life is full of changes, but none of them are quite as disturbing as having a horn pop out of your skull…

    Spark Visions of Twilight by Tangerine Blast


    A purple Alicorn shows up one night and then vanishes into thin air. Many wouldn't think anything of it besides how strange it was.

    Not Rainbow Dash.

    Rainbow Dash has met that Alicorn before.

    The implication it brings and the guilt that follows leaves Rainbow Dash with questions weighing on her mind.

    Luckily, in the crushing pain of reality, she still has friends.

    Lessons Learned from Loyalty by Whateverdudezb


    Many ages after the original adventures of the Elements of Harmony, a young stallion soars high into the clouds, searching for the Element of Loyalty.

    Her original life lived and gone so long ago, Loyalty, like the rest of her friends, has changed and grown over her many lifetimes to guide the ponies of Equestria.

    Because even after so long, the Elements of Harmony will always share their lessons of friendship.

    First main installment in the Tutelary Spirit universe.

    Height by PoweredByTea


    Up at the top of the sky, where the air is thin and the mares' tails clouds drift, a pegasus can find peace. It’s a place every pegasus should visit, but a place Rainbow knows the earthbound Fluttershy has never been. A tale of adventure down a path paved with the very best of intentions...