• 38 of the Best Fanfics to Read for Luna Day!

    Fanfics! We've got a 38 more today. These are different from the last few years, so check out previous Luna Days for those.

    Now go read about the moon below, and thanks to Whisper Key for scouting them.


    Slice of Life




    Thy Words... by Lady Grey


    Dear Princess Dear Celestia,

    Today I learned that sometimes how you say something can be just as important as what you have to say. It's easy to forget the true strength of words and all the subtle ways they can bring us closer together or push us apart. It doesn't matter if you're a filly in Ponyville or an Alicorn Princess in Canterlot, words are powerful.

    There's still so much to learn about friendship. But I think I'm ready to start.

    Your Faithful Student,

    Your Friend,

    Twilight Sparkle


    The Perfect Hearth's Warming by wishcometrue


    All Celestia wanted to do was give Luna the perfect Hearth's Warming. It's too bad that she forgot the most important part.


    Rain by CouchCrusader


    One year after her return to Equestria, Princess Luna prepares to take her place in the world.


    A Trip Down Memory Lane by Wise Cracker


    The time streams are in disarray after Twilight and Starlight's escapades. Continuity is threatened, and futures that shouldn't be are at risk of bleeding over into the consensus reality.

    Princess Luna's on cleanup duty, leaving her with the task of travelling to all the likely outcomes and making sure they stay within their own continuities, so no villains turn out to have not been defeated in the present. A usual night of travelling outside of her body and fixing things.

    Unlike usual, she gets some company in the form of a draconequus. One who apparently has some things he needs to get off his chest, regarding how he's been treated and all the other villains have.

    Seems Luna's not the only one with a few chips on her shoulder...


    The Luna Papers by CoffeeBean


    With Celestia out on vacation for a week, Cadance sees a fine opportunity to spend some time with her Auntie Luna, who's now in control of Equestria for that time. She's always known Luna to be a bit... different, but she never thought she'd find herself suspecting her Auntie Luna of trying to take over Equestria again. Is she simply over-thinking things, or is something truly the matter with Auntie?


    Carol by JawJoe


    In the magical land of Equestria, ponies speak of great heroes and greater adventures, of foes overcome, and of hardships bravely faced. This is not one of those stories.

    Sometimes, a mare is just a mare. Yet, just sometimes, even an unremarkable footnote of history might be worth listening to. Princess Luna loves her little ponies, be they old or young -- and on the night before the new year's dawn, she takes the time to visit a jaded old mare.

    Because even a pony in the twilight of her days deserves help, whether she will admit it or not.


    Psychopomp by Nyronus


    psy·cho·pomp - ˈsīkōˌpämp - noun: (in Greek mythology) a guide of souls to the place of the dead.

    Luna and Twilight have a conversation at a crucial juncture in Twilight's life. Celestia and Applejack discuss it after the fact.

    A story about moving on, the recurrence of things in eternity, awkwardness, and friendship.


    Luminescence by TGM


    From raising the bright moon to lighting the glittering stars, to guiding the majestic comets that streak across the skies on the darkest of nights, Princess Luna has done it all. Where other ponies see a dark, empty sky, Princess Luna sees a canvas. A canvas waiting to be filled with the beauty that is the night sky.


    Moonstone by Jykinturah


    Luna must find a gift, so she creates one.


    Strategic by Winston


    As day ends and night begins, there is a brief window of time in which the two royal sisters meet on equal terms, neither one firmly in complete control.

    In these times of quiet reflection with one another, their minds and their hearts can truly meet most closely. This is when they see each other the most clearly, here in the trading and in the game they play.


    The Mystery of her Beautiful Night by Ponysopher


    The princess of the night leads you to her royal bedchambers at the top of her high tower. Therein she shows you the night sky in its entirety and presents the heavens’ great mystery in her beautiful night.

    Come, share an intimate moment with the Night Princess.


    Selling Out by Kaorin


    When the time of monarchs and royals ends, what becomes of Princesses who live on?


    The Botched Job by Bok


    Fluttershy finds herself host to a strange visitor.









    Trixie and Prince Charming by Rixizu


    Princess Luna couldn't be more proud of her newest student Trixie. The filly was bold, smart, and daring to a fault. Unfortunately, over the last couple of months, Trixie still hadn't been able to make any friends in Canterlot at all and had adapted poorly to life in the castle and the Night Court. Trixie was an oddity to the upper echelons of society, a poor filly with no money or title to her name at all and a notorious troublemaker. Determined to do everything in her power to fix this, Luna sets Trixie on a playdate with one of the foals of the Night Court nobles to get her student the friendship and love she needs. And Luna has the perfect candidate, a lovely little colt Trixie's age named Prince Blueblood.

    A Lunaverse story.


    The Sisters and Their Bridge by Ragnar


    Luna tells Twilight a story of when she and her sister were young, and Celestia built a bridge across a stream.


    How the Foundation Ruined Nightmare Night by Drefsab


    Princess Luna is a mare of exacting standards. On the one night a year dedicated to her, she expects things to go smoothly. For several years, they have -- children all across Equestria have come to rejoice in her arrival, to thrill at the Princess of the Night enjoying a few hours of scares and laughs. Things have become routine. Comfortable. Reliable.

    Then, one year, Princess Luna makes a simple request to Equestria's foremost experts on everything arcane -- the Foundation for Spellcraft and Alchemy. A small order, easily within the capabilities of the mares and stallions that call the Foundation home. A pair of researchers are all that is needed for such a request, two ponies with steady minds and steadier equipment.

    Bramble and Willow are not those researchers.

    When the duo are forced to improvise, or risk facing Princess Luna's impending wrath on her only night of the year, they accidentally unleash a creation that threatens to destroy Bridle Falls...or at least make the town smell a little more festive.


    Wicker Princesses by Mitch H


    The newly-returned Princess Luna can't quite understand why her sister allows her ponies to burn giant wicker and straw images of her royal self. Why would she tolerate this sort of blatant lese majeste?

    Maybe it's about reminding the world that the princesses are ponies, too. Or maybe it's just a bit of seasonal silliness. Or maybe it's Celestia's way of reminding herself who they really are, under everything else.


    Luna Just Learned About The Play "A Hearth's Warming Carol" by Singularity Dream


    A tale of miserable miser Princess Celestia and her transformation into a kind and caring benefactor after visits on one Christmas Eve from the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

    More accurately: After an incredibly busy day, the kind and benevolent Princess Celestia just wants to sleep. Apparently, mysterious (and utterly unknowable) cosmic forces (spooky!) are going to visit her with visions regardless.

    (Come inside and witness the literary butchery I visit upon a timeless classic. Hopefully the jokes will make you laugh at least once so I can use the distraction to escape.)


    Luna's Turn by NixWorld


    Luna, still a bit unhappy at Celestia for banishing her to the moon for a thousand years, wants to have a small, tiny taste of vengeance. To be exact, she wants to send Celestia to the Sun.

    So what is Luna going to do first?

    Ask Celestia for permission, of course. Complications eventually occur.









    Shatter, Silence. Shatter by WritingSpirit


    In the frigid night, comes the crashing moon.

    She rides the dying light and screams a final tune.


    If Chance Will Have Me Queen by Coronet the lesser


    Princess Luna, as Warden of the Night, responds to a request of aid from a beleaguered town subject to a magic most foul. However, Luna confronts more then she bargained for, when a mysterious creature offers her a glimpse into her future and the potential realization of her darkest desires.

    Set 1000 years before the beginning of Friendship is Magic

    *Inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth


    The Lightning In Your Teeth by Meridian Prime


    Princess Luna knows her sister is hiding something. Whatever she may say, 'Daybreaker' did not seem to be some construct of Starlight Glimmer's psyche. It had been far too strong for that.

    But Luna will learn that sometimes it is better to leave well enough alone. The truth is not always kind.


    Queen of Clubs by horizon


    A delinquent young alicorn named Luna just transferred to the Royal Crystal Academy, and Drying Paint has fallen head-over-hooves in love. But she doesn't care about him — or seemingly anything, except for the dark, mysterious gathering place she disappears to on weekends.

    Paint might just find a chance to win her heart there. But the shadows hold dangers he never would have expected, and everyone must walk into the darkness alone.


    Over a Cardboard Sea by SPark


    A tiny filly stands on an open plain. Somewhere in the distance a fleeting glimpse of white leads her on, her heart yearning towards it. A dark power wearing her face attempts to stop her. And as she dreams, and wakes, and seeks, she finds that nothing is quite what it seems...


    The Unread Letter by Shamus_Aran


    Uneasy is the heart on which lies a crown of guilt. Luna, formerly known as Nightmare Moon, knows this better than most.

    Apologies are in order, for the truth behind the thousand years' exile is at once more mundane and even less likely than the legends suggest. Nearing the threshold of a brighter future, Luna writes a simple letter - and in doing so, attempts to leave the shadows of her past behind.









    Moonbug by Sledge115


    During a diplomatic visit from King Thorax, Princess Luna discovers that, inexplicably, his brother Pharynx hates her lavender. And for that matter, potted plants in general.

    That won't do, of course – even if Pharynx is the new Changeling Prince – and so she'll need to teach him a lesson.

    And one lesson won't be enough.


    Once More Into The Night by Undome Tinwe


    On a cold winter's night, two ponies find themselves trapped in a kingdom of eternal summer.


    Breakage by latte89


    After an argument with Twilight, Luna is out of sorts. Smasher, a clumsy colt with a penchant for breaking valuables, isn’t having the best day either.










    The Unintended Psychological Consequences of Inter-Dimensional Travel by Dafaddah


    In the Casino Dimension, Luna helped Daybreaker get exactly what she'd always wanted. Turns out it just wasn't what she needed. Being long on questions and somewhat short on friends, she figured she would visit Luna in Equestria and find some answers. Too bad she landed in a department store, got into a fight with security, and ended up in jail. Yeah. Coming to Equestria was a great idea!


    Sister Solstice by Fylifa


    Forty years after the first Hearth's Warming and the founding of Equestria, a unicorn filly discovers a magical secret that will change the world.

    But her sister worries that's not all that will change.


    Tantabound by Prane


    Princess Luna has been freed from the influence of the Nightmare thanks to the Elements of Harmony, and she is now on her way to reintegrate with the society. However, when she realizes the weight of crimes she has committed as Nightmare Moon, she decides to create an equally nightmarish servant to ensure she will not fail her subjects ever again.









    The Scootaloo Switcheroo by Impossible Numbers


    Rainbow Dash wakes up to an odd winter heatwave, but at least Scootaloo wants to play with her. By the end of the day, she's fighting her way through a nightmare blizzard. And only one question burns through her mind: WHERE'S THE REAL SCOOTALOO!?


    Lunar Rosemary by Liquid Truth


    There are a lot of different worlds out there, connected with infinite expanses of bizarre biomes known as the Worldsbridges. Twilight is in one of them, lost and unable to get back.

    Guided by the silent music of the Worldsbridges themselves, Luna journeyed to find her, even if it means walking the endless roads forevermore.


    Pastorality by TheBandBrony


    Celestia has a disturbing revelation about the limits of alicorn mortality. With time suddenly turned against her, she must embark on a journey to find the source of her unrest: an ancient memory drawing her inexorably to a forest that time forgot.


    The Wild Threat by Crono411


    After countless efforts, Celestia and Luna have been pushed into a deal from a foreign leader. Trial by combat, each leader chooses a champion to fight to the death. Should Celestia and Luna win the land across the sea will cease their invasion attempts, should they win half of Equestria will be theirs.


    Figments by Half Awake


    For Princess Luna, guarding the dreaming minds of Equestria against intruders is no easy task, even on the best of nights. When the Cutie Mark Crusaders get involved, it is definitely not the best of nights.


    Solace by Pearple Prose


    A young Celestia and Luna venture into the Whitetail Wood in pursuit of the Star Eater, a monstrous magic-eating dragon.

    The cost of victory is greater than either could have expected.


    Eclipse by 8686


    A recurring nightmare convinces Luna that, since her return, she has never regained her sister's complete trust. And at the forthcoming Festival of the Eclipse, she decides to make amends with a bold gesture.

    But Luna's solution causes consequences she never anticipated. Consequences the whole world will feel. Now, Celestia and Luna must set forth on an adventure that will take them even into Tartarus itself, and set everything right before it's too late.

    And if they're lucky, they'll rediscover the trust they once had a thousand years ago.