• 29 More Fanfics to Read for Twilight Sparkle Day - 2022 Edition!

    Artist: @LAndyPommel

    Twilight Sparkle means BOOKS, or in this case fanfics! What kind of fics do you think she reads? Or writes? I bet she has a freaky page over on the pony version of fanfic.net dedicated to Daring Do or something.

    Anyway, go read a bunch of awesome ones below, completely diffferent from last year's list thanks to fanfic scout Whisper Key!


    Slice of Life




    Creation's Echo Softly Sounds by Baal Bunny


    Zecora welcomes Celestia and Twilight to tea with mixed feelings. Celestia, after all, was the first pony to ever call Zecora a friend, but she's also one of the few creatures who knows the truth, a truth that Zecora feels certain Celestia wants to share with Twilight...


    Advanced Preparations by Undome Tinwe


    The morning after Twilight's ascension, she and Rarity have tea together to discuss the future.


    Darkest Before Dawn by Sessalisk


    Twilight Sparkle is accepted into Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns and gets a little more than what she bargained for.


    For want of a book by Hoopy McGee


    Twilight Sparkle, personal student of Princess Celestia, is sent by her teacher to retrieve a very specific book from the Royal Library. The only problem is, she doesn't know what it's called or where to find it.

    Fortunately for her, libraries are the most orderly, most mundane and certainly the safest of places one could possibly be. Or, so she thinks.

    Twilight is about to find out how very strange the world of books can truly be.

    This story takes place before season 1.


    Friendship is Strawberries by Georg


    Twilight Sparkle has learned many lessons about Friendship in Ponyville. On this beautiful spring day, she learns a very special lesson that she never anticipated.


    Games by CCC


    Twilight asks Discord for a game of chess. Discord agrees - in order to make a point.

    And in order to ask Twilight to complete one simple task.









    A Simple Story by naturalbornderpy


    It's official. Twilight Sparkle has entered the highly competitive world of book writing.

    The only problem? Her stories are far too complicated, confusing, and long for most ordinary ponies to even understand -- Twilight's close friends included.

    Now Twilight must try her hooves at something she thought nearly impossible.

    Writing a simple story.


    A Stallion for the Time Being by Sharp Spark


    Minuette is determined to have a nice date with a nice stallion, no matter what that takes.

    Twilight Sparkle just wants her to stop wreaking havoc on the time-space continuum.

    Things get complicated.


    Alcohol Addled Alicorns by Graymane Shadow


    Recently crowned Princess of Equestria Twilight Sparkle wakes up after a bender, and tries to piece together what happened.

    Perhaps she should be Princess of Wine and Questionable Decision Making instead.


    Her Royal Morning Coffee by Georg


    Twilight has a secret coltfriend who nobody knows about.  Not even her.

    And he’s not too sure either.

    Then Luna gets involved, and it only gets weirder.


    Wasting Time by Pascoite


    How is Twilight supposed to figure out what the cutie map means when it chooses a cutie mark that a bunch of ponies have, and none of said ponies bother showing up? Somepony's going to pay for this transgression against common decency.









    Past Sins by Pen Stroke


    On a dark night filled with even darker magics, an insane cult attempts to give Nightmare Moon a body and life of her own, utterly separate from Princess Luna. But, when the spell is interrupted by Celestia, something unexpected is created.

    Now, a little black alicorn filly named Nyx finds herself living under the care of Twilight Sparkle, only to be haunted by memories and emotions from her past. Is she Nightmare Moon reborn or is she simply a doppelganger with a soul and mind of her own? Can Twilight Sparkle protect Nyx from those who refuse to see past her dragon eyes and black coat?

    Or, will Nyx be forced to inherit the sins that may not even be hers and become the greatest evil Equestria has ever known?


    The Hug by the dobermans


    In future Equestria, justice has evolved since the time of the Royal Sisters and the Elements of Harmony. Interpretations of the law and customs have changed. Cozy Glow personally experiences one of these new customs.

    A Generation 5 origin story.


    A FLEet|ng LIght |n thE DArknEsS by Flashgen


    The following transcripts are of a journal found in Ponyville on April 16th of this year. The last recorded contact with the town had been 3 days prior, on the 13th, when a team under orders from Princess Celestia was sent to look into several missing pony reports in the area. When another group of investigators were sent on the 16th, the town was found deserted. The journal’s owner is believed to be the princess’s personal student, Twilight Sparkle. None of the town’s inhabitants have been located in the weeks since.


    Consequence by Wanderer D


    Twilight Sparkle has doomed the world, now she faces a choice.


    Growing Together by Novelle Tale


    Everyone always tells Twilight that the ones who love us never truly leave us.

    But that's a lie. It's always been a lie.

    Things that live must also die. It's simply the cycle of life, and that cycle doesn't care about love or the pain it causes.

    Until one day, that cycle is broken by a forgotten figure from her past: a little tortoise who's not so little anymore.









    Passion by Undome Tinwe


    Twilight is forced to condemn her lover Rarity to death to take away the sins of the world.


    In Your Dreams by fluttermoontree


    There are many boundaries between an immortal princess and her student. Some are inevitably crossed when Spike accidentally sends a fantasy of Twilight’s to Princess Celestia.


    A Bluebird's Song by Ardensfax


    Every rising star must eventually fall. Rainbow Dash is locked in a struggle against her own past, and with the help of Twilight is about to make a discovery that will change the way she flies forever. But what will she lose in the process?


    A Gentle Nudge by Petrichord


    Twilight and Pinkie Pie don't have much in common. That doesn't mean they can't learn from each other, though.

    Twilight and Pinkie Pie don't necessarily appreciate what the other one's devoted to. That doesn't mean they can't learn to appreciate them, though.

    Twilight and Pinkie Pie don't necessarily have special feelings for each other.

    Give it a year, though, and...


    City in a Bottle by Cynewulf


    Twilight is unstuck in time on a city in the liminal space between now and never. Rarity comes after her. Together they have a lot of thinking to do.


    Dreams and Bonds by bats


    Twilight has settled into her new castle, which now feels like a home thanks to her friends. The only problem is she's still not sleeping and still finding excuses to keep herself busy. The last few weeks had been particularly stressful. She thought that once everything calmed down her life would get back to normal, but something that happened affected her more deeply than she thought.

    Rainbow Dash can tell something is wrong. She wants to know if she can help.


    Hearts Beat by mushroompone


    Twilight Sparkle is not a risk-taker. She prefers the same old books in the same old library drinking the same old tea with the same old ponies. And that's okay!

    On one fateful night, however, Rainbow Dash drags Twilight out on an adventure! Her very first rave.

    It turns out Twilight isn't the only one hiding in a corner at these things.









    The Darkness of Heaven by Greenback


    Twilight Sparkle dies while defending Equestria and discovers that the afterlife is real.

    She's also about to discover that the Creator is not merciful.


    A Moment's Worth by Thornquill


    Endings come to everything, even for the unending. At the threshold of change, two ponies search for the way forward, and for what waits beyond goodbye.









    Magic's Birth by The Psychopath


    During one of her many passion projects, Twilight decides to try and track down the origins of magic and where everypony came from. Her library is chock full of various different theories, none of them very helpful. She decides, instead, to ask Princess Celestia.

    However, the answer she gets is far more absurd than she bargained for. An answer so detached from reality that it takes a physical manifestation of it to show Twilight the extent of the terrifying source of magic and what it did to a once-benign world to render it and its inhabitants so fantastical.

    "You were never the first ones here, nor were you the second. We were the second."


    And then Twilight Sparkle wasn't by Equimorto


    Twilight didn't ask for her consciousness to be ripped from her mortal frame as her world was torn asunder, only to be forced into manifesting onto an ethereal plane as the all-seeing avatar of Logic and Magic. In fact, she didn't really get any sort of say in the matter. But Pinkie got there too, so that was at least something.









    Worlds Apart: The Chosen of the Prognosticus by GMBlackjack


    Today, I will tell you the story of the lost book of prophecies...

    Overnight, the Void awoke, threatening to destroy all worlds. Once again, Twilight was chosen to be the savior, this time by traveling the multiverse to rescue it from an untimely demise. The journey will be long, come with many friends, several enemies, and test her like nothing else ever has. Each world has its own rules, its own ways—but all are in danger from the nihilistic desire of a cackling Count.

    A reimagining of Super Paper Mario with ponies and a few twists. Every world Twilight visits will be a new crossover, and part of the way this story is structured is to encourage readers to guess what worlds are going to appear. No familiarity with any franchise is required to read the story, as is tradition with my crossovers.


    Heads in the Cloud by PresentPerfect


    What is the value of a secret? What knowledge lurks forgotten in Equestria's past?

    After chasing a thief from Canterlot to the desert mountains south of Equestria, Twilight and her friends are beset by tragedy. To save her friend, Twilight will have to delve Equestria's greatest secrets, and discover a truth that even she will wish she hadn't learned. When the thief's full plans come to light, will Twilight be able to save Equestria's secrets, her friend, or even herself?