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Address Unknown (Remedy) by Remedy.

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Twilight/Derpy
  • Synopsis: Sometimes you just have a bad day. But for Derpy Hooves, it seems like every day gets worse than before. Her whole life she has been seen as nothing but a rolling disaster. She's seen as a clueless, quirky, messed up pony, simply due to her walleyed disability. How can she possibly hope to erase the stereotypes she was assigned? For Derpy, it's impossible. Impossible, that is, until she chances into a certain purple unicorn. Will this meeting be yet another failure, or could it be the opportunity she's been looking for to turn her world around?
  • Comments: This is an extremely moving story, and not just because of the Twilight/Derpy interactions.
  • Note: As of a recent revision, now has two side-stories enitled Destination Known, both of which contain some sexual content.

A Pimp Named Spike Back by StayOuttaMyShed

  • Recommended by ZetaRidge
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Big Macintosh and Cheerilee have been in a relationship for 4 months now. With their relationship in apparent jeopardy, Big Macintosh falls into a depression that affects not only his work but himself entirely. Applejack asks the Cutie Mark Crusaders to find someone who can help Big Macintosh get his relationship back on track. However there is one certain dragon that can help but it's not Spike this time.....

Applejack's Love by IHasApple

  • Recommended by Maiko 2853
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Applejack has worked hard her whole life. She has family and friends alike to love. She never felt the need to have anything beyond that simple life. That is, until she met a certain cyan pegasus.

The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan by Rytex

  • Recommended by: Rytex
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nova Shine (OC)/Twilight Sparkle
  • Synopsis: Nova Shine was an abnormal unicorn, living an abnormal life. Following a visit from Princess Luna, who offered him a position as her Night Apprentice, his abnormal life gained some semblance of normalcy. And then he met Twilight Sparkle, and it was all downhill from there...
  • Now in in-progress audio drama form!
  • Cancelled sequel, new sequel

Assumptions by EminenceGris

  • Recommended by Poptard
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Not all assumptions are malicious, but even the most innocent rumours can be unpleasant, if they actually affect ponies' lives. Rainbow Dash knows this all too well as she tries to confront the stallion of her dreams. A bitter-sweet kind of hilarity ensues when she meets another pony with similar problems.
  • Review here

Aurora (PonyholicsAnonymous)

  • Recommended by atrasicarius
  • Status: Complete
  • Parings: Twilight Sparkle x Luna
  • Synopsis: Celestia leaves Luna to rule with Twilight's help to try and reattach her to the world. Unfortunately, the local eldritch abomination worshiping cult has some things to say about that.

The Ballad of Twilight Sparkle by Gravekeeper

  • Recommended by Andyroid,
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle is summoned to settle a legal matter involving The Great and Powerful Trixie... What in Equestria did she do now?
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Trixie, with a bit of Applejack/Rainbow Dash for good measure
  • Review here

Bride of Discord by Disney Fanatic 2364

  • Recommended by I Dont Exist
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Discord escapes his fate from being turned to stone at the beginning of Season 2, he decides to lay low for a little while. However he comes back and starts spreading chaos once again all over Equestria. The only way for peace to be completely restored is for him to have a willing bride.
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Discord, with a side pairing of Applejack/Spike and sprinklings of Soarin'/Rainbow Dash.

Composure by Varanus

  • Recommended by Commando Dude, Tropers/Volosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Twilight Sparkle/Celestia
  • Synopsis: We all wear a mask called composure, beneath which hides a heart that twists with guilt and hidden feelings. Regal as she is, Princess Celestia is no exception. What might be revealed should circumstances cause this mask to slip - or break? Set several years after the end of the series.

Dash's New Mom by ABagOVicodin

  • Recommended by Poptard
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Princess Twilight Sparkle/Blue Streaknote 
  • Synopsis: Rainbow Dash's dad, Blue Streak, has been lonely and sad ever since Firefly passed away. Rainbow has tried her best to cheer him up, but to no avail. On her latest visit, she finds out that her dad has been seeing someone and is now happier than ever. She couldn't be happier for him, until she found out who it was.

Fun With Changelings by Shukumei

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Vinyl Scratch/Octavia
  • Synopsis: A single changeling is cut off from the swarm during the attack on Canterlot. She's discovered by Vinyl Scratch and adopted as a pet. How will Wubsy the changeling, Vinyl, and Octavia cope when the town develops Changeling-phobia? Will Wubsy ever be able to prove her good intentions and stay with the mare she's grown so attached to? Rated Teen for off-page lesbian pony make-out session.

The Games We Play by AbsoluteAnonymous

  • Recommended by Count Dorku, Dor, 7grayjay7, Mad Cormorant
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Hugely spoilerific: Dash/Pinkie
  • Synopsis: Somepony has showed up in the Mare-Do-Well costume, and appears to be very interested in Rainbow Dash. The awkward part? Dash is pretty sure it's one of her friends but has no idea which one. And as soon as it looks like somepony is the ideal candidate, the roulette wheel o' clues gets another spin.

Green by Steel Resolve

  • Recommended by Marystu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Rarity, Applejack/Rainbow Dash, Twilight/Pinkie, Sweetie Belle/Apple Bloom/Scootaloo
  • Synopsis: Rarity and Fluttershy have been friends for years, and every week they go to the spa. But after every trip, Rarity finds herself growing greener with envy over Fluttershy's beauty and grace; if not something more than just envy... And what may happen, if she finds out Fluttershy feels the same way about her?

Guppy Love by PaulAsaran

  • Recommended by Awesomo3000
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Applejack/Rarity
  • Synopsis: "It's been a year since a tragic accident took Applejack's parents. A year, and she still doesn't know what to do with herself. Encouraged by friends and family, she decides to spend the summer vacation at Fluttershy's beach house on Splendora Island. She's not sure if it's helping. Then, one night, she finds something injured on the beach. No, not something. Someone. What starts as good intentions steadily grows into something else. Whether that something else is good for Applejack is another matter entirely."
  • Note: All the characters are humanised.

The Life and Times of a Winning Pony by Chengar Qordath

  • Begins with The Incredibly Dense Mind of Rainbow Dash
  • Recommended by Qaianna
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Pinkie Pie/Rainbow Dash. Hints at others.
  • Synopsis: 'Rainbow Dash struggles to figure out why Pinkie Pie keeps acting weird, and seems so happy about spending Hearts and Hooves with hanging out with her, while also puzzling over the fact that Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth seem to be going out of their way to help the two of them enjoy the day.'
    • A first person story, from Rainbow Dash's point of view, taking place during Hearts and Hooves Day, both the day and the episode.
  • First Followup: The Life and Times of a Winning Pony
    • Status: Complete
    • Pairing: Cloud Kicker/Derpy Hooves, Blossomforth and Fluttershy
    • Synopsis: Not a full sequel; the focus is on Cloud Kicker, and told from her point of view.
  • Second Followup: The New Life of a Winning Pony
    • Status: Complete.
    • Pairing: Cloud Kicker/Fluttershy/Blossomforth
    • Synopsis: True sequel; everything is going swimmingly for Cloud after her last adventure, until she learns she's pregnant.

To Love the Moon by Indigo Eclipse

  • Recommended by Rytex, Abstract Indigo
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Princess Luna/OC (Starstep)
  • Synopsis: When he was little, Starstep decided he wanted to be at Princess Luna's side. Now a Royal Guard, he's finding it difficult to deal with the prank loving alicorn. It only becomes more complicated when his past starts to confuse his heart. Join Starstep's life journey to love, laugh, and cry, all in his obsession to love the Moon.
  • NOTE: This story is Rated M for scenes of clop. The scenes themselves are marked (and typically a chapter in themselves), but there are many implications and mature themes besides. However, this story is NOT primarily clop.

Magnetism! by Souldin

  • Recommended by Acebrock
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Rainbow Dash/Fluttershy
  • Synopsis: After a trip to Twilight's house, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are now forced to constantly touch each other, or be slammed into each other. Awkwardness, innuendo, and hilarity ensue, not helped by the fact that Fluttershy has a crush on Rainbow Dash.

Of Mares and Magic by GanonFLCL

  • Recommended by Redhead64, Metroidmewtwo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Trixie, ashamed at being upstaged by Twilight Sparkle, seeks to regain respect in the eyes of the only person who matters - herself. But she may soon learn that she cares about the opinion of someone else...
  • Pairings: Trixie/Twilight (also contains Dash/Pinkie, Fluttershy/Derpy, Lyra/Bonbon, and Vinyl/Octavia, but those aren't important to the plot).

My Roommate Is A Vampire by Dennis-the-Menace

  • Recommended by Zarpaulus
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Vinyl Scratch/Octavia
  • Synopsis: There was only one explanation. For all of it. All of the strange, erratic behavior. Her irrational fear of the sun. Her nocturnal habits of locking herself in in the dark and closing all the blinds. Wearing her sunglasses everywhere, even inside! It was time to invest in some silver, garlic, and a wooden stake.
  • Comment: Just so you know, Octavia never gets turned into a vampire, she gets bitten by a werewolf halfway through

This Nearly Was Mine by BillyColt

  • Recommended by Poptard
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Vinyl Scratch/Octavia, one-sided Frederic Horshoepin/Octavia
  • Synopsis: Stoic. Calm. Unflappable. And above all, professional. These are the attitudes that Frederic Horshoepin prides himself on. But sometime's it's hard to stay professional. Frederic finds it hard to maintain a veneer of stoicism when he has to deal with his own feelings. What can he do when he's in love with a mare that he cannot possibly hope to have?
  • Comments: If you're tired of VinylTavia being shoved down your throat as Octavia's OTP, this story is for you. For people who do like that pairing, you'll still be able to enjoy a tale of losing someone you love to another because you were paralyzed by indecision. Well-paced, heartbreaking, and in beautiful prose, this story deserves a read.

The Party Never Ended by Buttersc0tchSundae

  • Recommended by Relaxing Dragon, Andyroid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Pinkie Pie's unrequited love for Rainbow Dash reaches crisis point as she fears the party in her heart has at long last come to an end.
  • Pairings: Pinkie Pie/Rainbow Dash, a little bit of Lyra/Bon Bon, Twilight/Mac, Mac/Caramel
  • Review here

Rainbow in the Dark by Sayer.

  • Recommended by: Sayer09
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Brownie (OC)/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: My life in Hollow Shades wasn't too bad, but I wanted to start a new life somewhere else, so one day I packed my things and movved to a town called Ponyville. A place where I could start a new life, make some friends and get a job. What I never expected was to find the mare of my dreams...

Spellbound Fireflies by Bats

  • Recommended by Vader 10001
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo/Sweetie Belle
  • Synopsis: 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.

Stairway To Equestria by Alexaroth

  • Recommended by ereunite
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Midnight Blink and Twilight Sparkle, Star Chaser and Luna, Spike and Ruby
  • Stairway To Equestria Synopsis: After a bad decision my life had apparently ended. The Grim Reaper was in a rush, but the big boys up there wouldn't allow it. Cutting a deal with Death and ending up in a world I never thought I would see seemed like a blessing but soon, things got complicated. Was it a new chance, a dream coming true or was my soul still trapped somewhere between worlds?
  • Comments: The initial impression may seem that this would be an ordinary HIE story, but as the story evolves, it becomes a fantastic read, with great writing (minus the initial chapters) and deep rooted symbolism.

Transcend by Anonymous Pegasus

  • Recommended by: Digi 23
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: At first, Chrysalis loathed him; the dumb-as-a-brick woodspony who goes by the name of Evergreen. But through circumstance, he is her only savior. And slowly, she comes to love the simple pony and his way of life. But her life as a changeling keeps holding her back. Will there be a happily ever after for them? Or are they doomed for failure?
  • Pairings: Queen Chrysalis/OC Pony

The Unexpected Love Life Of Dusk Shine by meme-asaurus

  • Recommended by K 9 Thefirst 1
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle was never born. As a mare, anyway. Instead, this story stars the young colt Dusk Shine, personal protégé of Celestia, asocial bookworm, and (unknownst to him) super-cute pretty boy. TL;DR: Friendship is Magic as a Harem Comedy.
  • Pairings: Dusk Shine/Pinkie Pie, Dusk Shine/Rarity, Dusk Shine/Rainbow Dash, Dusk Shine/Fluttershy, Dusk Shine/Applejack, Dusk Shine/Trixie, Dusk Shine/Luna, Rainbow Dash/Gilda, Doctor/Derpy

The Vinyl and Octavia Series by DoctorSpectrum.

  • Recommended by: Hyperion 5
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Vinyl Scratch/Octavia
  • Synopsis: A series of fics which establish Vinyl and Octavia meeting each other and falling in love.
  • Comments: At time of writing, there are seven stories in the series. It does take a little while for Vinyl and Octavia to actually start going out, but at the same time, the Genre Shift between each story and the general humour of the stories all help to make the whole thing more enjoyable. As a result, the series stands out as the stories manage to mix both romance, adventure, and comedy, rather than just being a straight-up romance series, much like many Vinyl and Octavia shipfics.

We're Gonna Get There Soon by Cranberry Muffin

  • Recommended by Poptard
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Derpy and Thunderlane have been in a relationship for nearly a month. Now, Derpy's been asked to present herself for Thunderlane's little brother's pony for family Appreciation Day, and it's up to her and her coltfriend to conquer her self-esteem issues and provide the best presentation ever.
  • Comments: Very, very sweet shipfic, lots of cuddling, entering W.A.F.F. territory sometimes. If you're looking for a nice, natural progression of a relationship between a lazy Nice Guy and an insecure Cute Clumsy Girl, look no further.
  • Pairings: Derpy Hooves/Thunderlane

What Hath Joined Together by Bad_Seed_72

  • Recommended by: Poptard
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Despite receiving a harsh reprimand from Captain Ironhoof for his "little stunt," Flash Sentry still struggles with his forbidden feelings for Princess Twilight Sparkle. Maintaining a professional stance while adhering to the law of the land proves an even more difficult task, especially when his one act of defiance only seems to awaken the seething rebellion within him. When Flash is assigned to escort Twilight to the Crystal Empire at Princess Celestia's insistence, tensions on all sides only seem to escalate. Can Flash Sentry submit to the laws he is bound to uphold, even in the face of his own convictions? How will his friends, Steel Wind and Sharp Spear, react when they learn his secret? What will happen when Flash learns that he is not the only pony—nor the only Royal Guard—who questions the order? And, most importantly, what if Twilight... felt the same?
  • Comments: Despite the setting depicting a Fantastic Caste System endorsed by Celestia and having an unpopular ship as the main focus, the story expertly manages to evade the pitfalls associated with those developments. The caste system isn't anywhere near Grimdark levels and makes an interesting obstacle for the main couple to overcome, with an obvious light at the end of their tunnel. Celestia remains a sympathetic, complex character who honestly believes the Order is vital to keeping her ponies safe and harmonious despite her own feelings on the matter, avoiding a huge case of Ron the Death Eater. Next, the story develops Flash Sentry into a likeable character struggling with his feelings versus his duties, and the budding romance between him and Twilight Sparkle is both well-paced, believeable, and refuses to descend into sickening sweetness.
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Flash Sentry- Wait, come back!

Windfall by Warren Hutch

  • Recommended by Andyroid, Poptard, Kalikimaka, Mike Rosoft
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This story involves a time skip of about 5-7 years after Season One. Twilight and her friends have remained close despite life taking them in different directions, and they come running when it comes time for Fluttershy and Big Macintosh to have their first foal.
    • Now has a sequel called Earth and Sky, set a further 3 years down the timeline. Pinkie has a pegasus filly with another on the way, but the stress of keeping even one flying foal safe is taking its toll on her. Twilight, however, thinks she can engineer a solution, and enlists Rarity, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom to help bring her designs to fruition.
  • Pairings: At the outset, Fluttershy/Big Macintosh are married and Pinkie Pie/Caramel are engaged. Subplots in the sequel for AJ/Soarin' and Apple Bloom/Pipsqueak.
  • Review here

Zestar Apple Flambe by Zyxx

  • Recommended by lifgdf
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Spike/Apple Bloom
  • Synopsis: "Set a few years after (the current point in) the series, the story follows the relationship of Spike and Apple Bloom. Their young love takes a serious turn when she finds herself pregnant with a half-dragon, half-pony foal. How will their family and friends react, and what will this halfbreed child mean for them and Equestrian society as a whole?"

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Allegrezza by "CoffeeGrunt"

  • Recommended by: Preda, The Bagpipe Brony, Har D Har Koopa
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Octavia/Vinyl Scratch
  • Synopsis: Octavia, Canterlot's foremost musician, finds herself in a less-than-dignified night club looking for a drink after her usual place alters its schedule. After her love of whiskey gets the better of her, a certain white unicorn DJ takes her home for the night.
  • Along with The Vinyl Scratch Tapes, this massive fic is the biggest thing written about Vinyl and Octavia, both in terms of size and popularity. Having multiple pieces of fan-art and fan-music dedicated to it, it's one of the brony community's finer achievements. If you're going to read anything from this list, read this one.
    • I really love this fic, but if you're like me and just finished The Vinyl Scratch Tapes then prepare to be surprised. Their personalities are a little different here, but overall the story works great. Oh, and the versions of Lyra and Bon Bon here are really, really weird compared to how I usually see them. Not bad, but very different. -Har D Har Koopa
    • As it happens, both fanfics happen in the Ponyverse, and they even acknowledge each other.

Another Wedding! Extra Sprinkles!

  • Recommended by Omny
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Spike/Donut Joe
  • Synopsis: "After the events of the Royal Wedding, Spike still isn't entirely sure what marriage is. Isn't it just when two ponies decide that they're going to live with each other for the rest of their lives? Well, there's certainly one pony whom he wouldn't mind spending the rest of his life with: Donut Joe and his toothsome toroidal treats."
  • Note: I don't read fanfiction in general, but this one caught my eye on Equestria Daily, and reading it was totally worth it. It's a short-but-sweet comedy of errors, with a twist ending that had me in stitches. Recommended for those who love awkward humor.

Apotheosis by "Daetrin"

  • Recommended by: Mike
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Twilight Sparkle / Princess Luna
  • Synopsis: When Twilight is sent with Luna on a diplomatic mission to Draconia, they quickly find themselves somewhere that doesn't appear on any map, and Luna is lost in more than one way...
  • The worldbuilding in this story is amazing. A sequel to Off the Edge of the Map, but stands just fine on its own.

Appledashery by Just Essay

  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rainbow Dash has it all: a life of mystery and suspense, ups and downs, adventure and calamity. As time goes by, she finds herself swiftly becoming the most daring, awesome Pegasus in all of Equestria. She would gladly give it all up, though, just for a chance to tell Applejack how much she loves her.
  • Pairing(s): Rainbow Dash/Applejack
  • Tags: None.

Apples N' Wrenches by "The Write Bros."

  • Recommended by: Kipperonthefloor
  • Status: Dead Fic
  • Pairing: Applejack/Male OC
  • Synopsis: Sweet Apple Acres has a small problem, and only the town repair shop has the means to fix it. However the Apple family gets a lot more than what they asked for when an old friend of Applejack returns to lend a helping hoof.

Apple of Her Eye and Rainbow After the Storm, by milesprower06

The Apple Spectrum by Arby Works

  • Recommended by Dash Rainboom 13
  • Status: Dead (It's marked as complete, but it isn't)
  • Pairings: Rainbow Dash and Applejack
  • Synopsis: A story of competition, friendship, rivalry and love. Rainbow Dash is thrown into the Market Harvest; a farming competition in which she aids Applejack and the Sweet Apple Acres team. Sacrificing some of her own time, Rainbow Dash does her best to support her friend in her time of need as a living model for the Sweet Apple Acres advertisement campaign: The Apple Spectrum!

Archmage by Loyal2-1

  • Recommended by Rytex
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle and Luna
  • Synopsis: Nocturnal Glow, the current Archmage of Canterlot, is dying. He has lived a long life, full of happiness and strife in equal measure. All unicorns must bow down to their successors, however... Twilight Sparkle is the most likely candidate to take his place. But she is going to need many lessons in magic before she is ready to assume his duties. So far, she has studied the magic of friendship, but what of the darker, and more primal magics? Twilight is going to need lessons from all three princesses before she's ready to become Archmage.
  • NOTE: Two chapters with clop scenes in them, but there are warnings before. Also, sequel.
  • The sequels will never be completed. Sadly, the author took his own life in mid-2017.

At Home on the Range by Bronius Maximus

  • Recommended by Nut Bobbity
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Rainbow Dash and Big Macintosh
  • Synopsis: Rainbow Dash finally performed a sonic rainboom on command! Except she also shattered all of AJ's windows. Now she has to work off the debt at Sweet Apple Acres. But at least she'll hang out with AJ, right? Nope!

A Thousand Years In The Making by I Am Not A Dalek

  • Recommended by theYanderee
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Princess Celestia and Discord
  • Synopsis: Before Discord became the Element of Chaos, him and Celestia were very close. A rift forms between the two and the rules become twisted and turned around by Discord’s whim. Is it truly irreparable or must Celestia make the impossible choice between the world and the pony she cares for.

Beautiful: Rainbow Dash and Beautiful: Fleur de Lis by Nom_deCheval and TheLandgrave

  • Recommended by Vampiric One
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rainbow Dash/Fleur de Lis
  • Synopsis (Rainbow Dash): A bad day and a rainy night. It’s enough to drive a mare to drink. Winding up in a dark bar on the streets of Canterlot, Rainbow Dash finds herself meeting up with a mare who is elegant, graceful, and totally gorgeous. All the qualities that Dash thinks she completely lacks. What the heck could they have in common? On this particular night, far more than she might realize.
  • Synopsis (Fleur de Lis): A bad day and a rainy night. It’s enough to drive a mare to drink. Winding up in a dark bar on the streets of Canterlot, Fleur de Lis finds herself meeting up with a mare who is young, independent, and totally unbound by societal expectations. Everything Fleur thinks she’s lost. What common ground could they possibly find? On this particular night, far more than she might realize.
  • Notes: A pair of collaboration fics, one from the perspective of Rainbow Dash, and one from the perspective of Fleur de Lis.

Beauty, Books and Butterflies by Rough Draft

  • Recommended by Jimothy Q.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Fluttershy
  • Synopsis: "With Twilight Sparkle still adjusting to life as a princess, Rarity becomes convinced she can help her friend by finding her a special somepony. And when that somepony turns out to be Fluttershy, awkward dates and adorable moments are sure to follow!"

Bechdel's Law by Aurora

  • Recommended by Albertosaurus
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: So far Twilight/Soarin' and Rarity/Fluttershy, with Applejack's story still to come.
  • Synopsis: Set during the tail end of "Look Before You Sleep". Twilight is determined to conduct her slumber party by the book and that includes talking about their love lives. Includes explicit content, but don't expect Porn Without Plot.

Big FREAKING Macintosh by Aegis Shield.

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Twilight/Big Mac
  • Synopsis: Big Macintosh has the day off, and everymare in town has her eyes on him—- and he knows it. Because he's Big Freaking Macintosh! (Some mild risque humor, nothing more than a PG-13, though).

Black & White by Melionos

  • Recommended by Calnos
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Lyra/Octavia. LyraBon is still in this, though, but this story is about Octavia.
  • Synopsis: Shortly after her lyre is desecrated by magically altered parasprites, an irritated Lyra receives a package from a pony she hasn't heard from in years. And if the contents are anything to judge by, that pony misses her very much...

A Bluebird's Song by Ardensfax

  • Recommended by megarockman
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Twilight/Rainbow Dash. Budding Rarity/Fluttershy as well.
  • Synopsis: 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?

Butterflies and Apple Pies by Adrian Brony

  • Recommended by Exarian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Applejack has always derived her strength from her family, and Fluttershy has long derived hers from Applejack. Everypony involved learns a little bit about friendship and romance when the two mares fall for each other."
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Applejack

...But the Kitchen Sink by Dubs Rewatcher

  • Recommended by: y2k, MAI 742
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Rainbow Dash/Kitchen Sink
  • Synopsis: "Rainbow Dash was just cruising through life, one cupcake at a time. However, after a freak encounter in the kitchens of Sugarcube Corner, the pegasus finds herself faced with something she's never encountered before: love. However, this is not your average love story. For you see, the object of her affection isn't some handsome stallion with a windswept mane and gorgeous abs. No; her love is a sink."

By Royal Command by Dubs Stryke

  • Recommended by: Mooncalf
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Trixie/Princess Twilight Sparkle
  • Synopsis: Trixie had planned to have a quiet night under the open stars without Ursa Minors, enchanted amulets, and especially not other ponies to bother her. When a scroll turns up and commands her to attend the Princess for a night of deeply inappropriate fun, she just has one particular problem: There’s more than one princess in Equestria.
  • Note: Despite the setup, this is not a clopfic.

A Camping We Will Go by Trinary

  • Recommended by crowmagnon
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Rainbow Dash/Big Macintosh, Dinky Doo/Pipsqueak, Silver Spoon/Snails
  • Synopis: Concerned about the confidence of some of her students, Cheerilee enlists Rainbow Dash to take six children: Sweetie Belle, Silver Spoon, Snails, Dinky Doo, Pipsqueak and Archer on a week-long camping trip to Whitetail Woods. Rainbow enlists the aid of Big Macintosh as her co-chaperone as she tries to teach the young fillies and colts about camping, teamwork, confidence and how to get along and fend for themselves. They are so doomed.

Catching Rainbows by Phoe

  • Recommended by Oleetar
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A night spent whiled away in awkward pleasures has two pegasus ponies struggling to understand what they want to come of it."
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Rainbow Dash

Chasing Rainbows by Gallifrey

  • Recommended by WeirdKev27
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Dusk Shine/Rainbow Blitz
  • Synopsis:Rainbow Blitz falls for the quiet and bookish Dusk Shine, but nothing goes as planned for the poor pegasus, and he becomes a victim of intolerance and prejudice, with betrayal lurking around every corner. In the meantime, Dusk doesn't know what he should do, this is something he has to work out by himself.

Childhood Toys by Chatelier

  • Recommended by Chargin Chuck
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Something little can end up meaning so much to a pony, just as one little moment can lead to a whole new situation. Big Macintosh and Twilight Sparkle realize that, all thanks to a little doll. "
  • Pairings: Twilight/Big Mac

Chocolate Covered Grapes by Callisto

  • Recommended by Scienza.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Applejack/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: After an incident between Applejack and Rainbow Dash, the two are finding it hard to communicate with each other. However, when a friend suggests a pilgrimage to help Applejack settle her feelings over memories of the past, Rainbow Dash and Applejack find that they may have to redefine their friendship.
  • Comments: Utterly Adorable. Tons of fluff with some really nice dramatic moments and characterization. This is one of the few fics that legitimately made Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch cry.

Cinnamon and Sugar by Northland Pony

  • Recommended by KonaKonaFan
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Soarin'/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: Soarin' starts training Rainbow Dash for team flying while he's in Ponyville.

Claro De Luna by James Corck

  • Recommend by Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Octavia/Luna
  • Synopsis: Princess Luna experiences love at first sight during a concert in Canterlot, as she is struck by the talent and beauty of the main cellist, Octavia. How does love endure when you can't age and your loved one can?
    • Warning: A Lime scene, and a few mentions of sexuality, but it's nothing much and is all in the second part.

The Colour of Dreams by Donny's Boy

  • Recommended by Storm Requiem
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Pinkie Pie/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: I am being stalked by a crazy girl with wild pink hair and laughing blue eyes. She says she knows me. She says we're best friends. And sometimes ... sometimes I think she just might be right. Maybe I'm going crazy too.
  • Comments: Normally I don't read Human!Pony stories, or Pony shipping fics, but this one is just so beautiful, hopeful and sad in places that I couldn't not recommend it. I'm astonished it doesn't have more reviews.

The Combinatorics Project by Ringcaat

  • Recommended by Meneth
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Every possible Mane 6 pairing.
  • Synopsis: Six ponies. Fifteen combinations. Five alternate universes. Let's get this ship sailing!
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Exaggerated by Twilight in chapter 5. She researches Pinkie Pie's ability to sense the fourth wall. She constructs a Magitek machine that breaks the fifth wall: a window into The Multiverse. Things get crazier from there.

Complicated Relations by Softy8088 of On The Importance Of Spelling fame.

  • Recommended by WeirdKev27
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Twilight Sparkle/Shining Armor; Shining Armor/Princess Cadance; Twilight Sparkle/Shining Armor/Princess Cadance
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle has a secret: For years, she has maintained a sexual relationship with her brother, Shining Armor. Now that her brother is married to the beautiful Princess Cadance, what will become of Twilight's and Shining's illicit bond?
  • NOTE: Very NSFW. You have been warned.

Crystal Dreams By Rainbow Leaves

  • Recommended by Lukas Aricona
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rainbow Dash/Spitfire/Soarin (not love triangle scenario)
  • Synopsis: How can one little crystal cause Rainbow Dash so many problems?
  • Comments: This is a well-written story, however, the actual shipping only begins to appear near the end, and is completely involved in the sequels.

Dance 'Til We're High by Present Perfect

  • Recommended by Chargin Chuck
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: It's five years since she first met them, and most of Twilight Sparkle's friends have found love, leaving her feeling left out and unwanted. The Winter's Eve Ball promises a magical night of mystique and romantic wonder, but will Twilight's romantic notions get the best of her? (Based on the song by the Fireman.)

Daring Do(esn't Need a Special Somepony) by Fahrenheit

  • Recommended by Seventeen Colossi
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Daring Do/Fleetfoot
  • Synopsis: Hearts and Hooves Day is a sorry excuse for a holiday. Maybe it's the fact that most of her dates tend to get eaten by manticores, but Daring Do has long since risen above any longing for romance. But that doesn't mean she's not 100% okay with slinking into the Sugar Cloud Confectionery to hit up their sale on rainbow truffles. Hay no. This is her most important quest of the year. Hopefully it doesn't end up like last Hearts and Hooves Day.

Dealt A Bad Hoof by GiantMako

  • Recommended by Mr. Pseudonym
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: 'The Great and Powerful' Trixie and her so-called arch-nemesis' number one assistant.
  • Synopsis: Spike finds himself in the middle of nowhere, and with no way of getting back home. For a journey this big its gonna take two, and Spike forges an unsteady partnership with a unlikely pony. Adventure, humor, and maybe even a little romance abound in this tale of less than willing allies.
  • Comments: The author does a fantastic job in terms of writing for Trixie's unique psyche, but also puts worthwhile effort into weaving a tantalizing tale of action and adventure for the audience, so as to not rely on astute characterization alone.

Discord's Reign by Mr Maximus

  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The spirit of madness learned his lesson after those pesky ponies re-sealed him in his stone tomb. This time around there would be no princess Celestia, no elements of harmony, and most important of all, no magic of friendship. His plan was to tear the kingdom apart at the seams, and this time, his scheme was perfect. An infinite jest that was to be the jewel in his chaotic crown. Equestria would be torn asunder and his sweet insanity would rule the land once again until the end of time.
  • Pairing(s): Rainbow Dash/Applejack, Twilight Sparkle/Big Macintosh.
  • Tags: Has the implications of sex, but it isn't a Lemon.

Do You Really Want To Know by Friendly Uncle

  • Recommended by Qaianna, Pichu, S Noble Jr
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Incidental, and spoilerific, but Les Yay. And NOT Twilight/Celestia.
  • Synopsis: 'Princess Celestia always loves to hear from Twilight Sparkle, but this time she's shared just a bit too much. The problem is, Twilight doesn't know what the hay she's talking about.' (Synopsis and link are to posting.)

Enceinte by dmwcool1

  • Recommended by Nut Bobbity
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rainbow Dash/Braeburn
  • ''Synopsis: After hearing unexpected news, Rainbow Dash must repair broken amends and grow as a friend, a mare, and a mother.

The Enchanted Library by Monochromatic

  • Recommended by Sigmasonic X
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rarity/Twilight
  • Synopsis: Everypony enjoys myths and ponytales, even if they know such things aren't real. Princesses fighting against a spirit of chaos? A princess trapped in a library under a tree, waiting to be found? Quite enchanting and fantastic tales yes, but nonetheless as fictional as Daring Do and other such stories, right? Well, Rarity used to think that, too. She doesn't anymore.
  • Notes: Alternate Universe. Romance is light at first, with greater focus on world building and adventure.

Fluttershy's Surprise by Tealove

  • Recommended by Mr Maestro
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Big Macintosh
  • Synopsis: As her wedding with Big Macintosh draws near, Fluttershy reveals a troubling secret to her friends. But when the truth finally comes out will they stand beside her, or will they walk away in shame?

For Better or For Worse by dmwcool1

  • Recommended by Nut Bobbity
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Soarin/Applejack
  • Synopsis: Spin-off of Enceinte. An unfortunate drunken incident brings out scandal, angry in-laws, and a lying Applejack. And it all started with a pie.

Get Along Home by no space

  • Recommended by SkarmoryThePG
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Ditzy Doo note /Big Macintosh
  • Synopsis: Ditzy Doo is a simple mail mare who often has trouble expressing herself, and she has long given up on the possibility of relationships beyond the few she has already forged. But with some help from her friend, she may be able to overcome those doubts.

A Helping Hoof by Drifter

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Changeling OC
  • Synopsis: Nursing a changeling is like nursing an animal: give it bandages, feed it, take care of it, and when it's better, let it go. Fluttershy knew that it was dangerous, knew that if she got caught, then her life was over. Off to the dungeons she would go. Yet, she couldn't help it, seeing the poor, mangled creature at her own front door. So she took him in, hid him from the watchful eyes of the other ponies. ... Eventually, what began as an effort to help another creature, blossoms into much, much more then simply a relationship of nurse and patient.

How Every Shipfic Would Actually Happen by TheOnly

  • Recommended by Albertosaurus
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: All of them.
  • Synopsis: A series of short, amusing spoofs of popular pairings.

Injuring Eternity by Monochromatic

  • Recommended by Sigmasonic X
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Rarity/Twilight
  • Synopsis: For Twilight Sparkle, the increased lifespan that came with princesshood had forced her to outlive most of her beloved friends. Centuries later, even after trying quite hard to move on, the alicorn will succumb to her innermost desire to time-travel and see her friends one last time, particularly the silver unicorn who had stolen her heart . Twilight had only hoped to take a quick trip just to see them from afar— no talking to anypony or meddling with time. Of course, things never always went quite as Twilight wanted, and what she thought would be a harmless short trip would turn out to be much, much more than that. She would learn, thanks to Rarity, that centuries could be lived in but a single day.
  • Note: To bring up your mood after, the author also has a lot of light and fluffy Rarity/Twilight stories.

In the Rain by Ebon Mane

  • Recommended by TokoWH
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rainbow Dash/Twilight
  • Synopsis: 'Rainbow Dash crashes into an impromptu sleepover at Twilight Sparkle's library, but why is the unicorn acting so strangely?'

It's Always Sunny in Fillydelphia by Bobcat

  • Recomended by Poptard, S Noble Jr, Andyroid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Applejack goes with Rainbow Dash on a trip to Fillydelphia, she learns that life doesn't always go according to plan... and that can lead to something better.
  • Pairings: Applejack/Soarin
  • Sequel: Semper Fidelis

It's Elementary, My Dear Rainbow by bats

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • ''Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash awake to find themselves in a mysterious, compromising position. It's up to the brilliant mind of Twilight to deduce what series of events led them to this.
  • Pairings: Twilight/Rainbow Dash
  • Comments: An entertaining romcom along the lines of The Hangover, with a brilliantly executed example of We Could Have Avoided All This.

Just Friends by Lonewolf.007

  • Recommended by ArbyWorks
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Rainbow Dash/Applejack
  • Synopsis: Applejack could only reminisce about everything they could have been. Until the fateful day when Rainbow Dash returns. But there are a million questions to ask. And only one Pegasus can answer them.

Kindness's Reward by A Very Strange

  • Recommended by Meat Wisdom and Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Trixie
  • Synopsis: Fluttershy is asked by Zecora to investigate some of her potion ingredients being stolen, in case it was an animal. What they find is that it was a pony named Trixie, near dead from starvation by getting lost in the Everfree Forest. What follows are the events of Fluttershy nursing her back to health, a look in the mirror regarding her behavior, and yes, shipping.

Kindness is an Ark by Harp's'ong

  • Recommended by Eagal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Shining Armor/Blueblood
  • Synopsis: "Prince Blueblood is caught between two fractured lives, the home life that formed him into the insufferable snob he is today, and the unrequited love of his heart whom he drove away."
  • Comments: Basically, the story poses the idea that Blueblood is a jerk because this was his mother's idea of how a royal should act, and even though it's completely contrary to his actual personality and he hates it, he carries on because his (now dead) mother would have expected it. Shining Armor is his childhood friend/sweetheart whom he drove away with his snobbishness, and when Shining returns to Canterlot with Princess Cadance (as her personal bodyguard, not her husband) Blueblood takes the opportunity to try and mend some fences. It's also shown that while Blueblood's snobbishness may not have endeared him to Shining Armor, neither is Shining Armor entirely free from blame, as he kept expecting Blueblood to choose between being with him and being with his family without taking Blueblood's feelings into consideration.

Learning ABCs - Adorable, Bothersome, Chaotic by Klabautermann

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: One-sided Twilight Sparkle/Discord
  • Note: This story is above all a light comedy, much like the show, with no drama, slight and sometimes frequent fluff, and possible actual romance in the future.
  • Synopsis: Discord gets released from his Stone Prison after Celestia and Luna decide he might deserve another chance - taking away his powers and under the strict eye of the Princesses, it would seem Discord couldn't ... be more harmless. He does cause a lot of chaos though, to the faithful student of Celestia, as she had eagerly took over the task of watching over Discord as well by giving him place under her own roof, hoping to learn more about the Draconequus' species, his powers and his motives, but surprisingly learning much more about himself as a person. Which puts her in many awkward, embarrasing and pretty hilarious situations most of the time.

Like an Unexpected Song by Donnys Boy

  • Recommended by T Boaz
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Pinkie Pie - Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy - Rainbow Dash, hints of Applejack - Rarity
  • Synopsis: She never expected to see a golden chariot flying over Ponyville. She never expected just how much her life would change. She never expected Twilight Sparkle … and Twilight Sparkle most certainly never expected Pinkie Pie.
  • Comments: It begins simply (and sweetly) enough as a slice of life tale of how Pinkie and Twilight get together. Then Twilight's parent's get involved and things get Shakespearean.

The Lion and the Lamb by Crazy Little Pony

  • Recommended by Drake Nightwing
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/OC
  • Synopsis: After following a baby griffon into a dangerous situation, Fluttershy finds herself rescued by a kind-hearted dragon and ends up befriending him. Ultimately, they both decide to raise the child together in a platonic relationship. As Fluttershy and her friends spend time with the lonely dragon, the more he learns about friendship and the more he reveals about his tragic past.
  • Tags: Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life
  • Comments: It is a very sweet and adorable fic, as many of the reviews on state. It's quite a hefty read, at over 75 Chapters (and still ongoing!) but very much well worth it.

Liquid Pride by Shakespearicles

  • Pairings: Shining Armor/Twilight Sparkle, Princess Cadance/Shining Armor, Celestia/Luna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: For as long as she could write, Twilight kept a personal diary. She recorded her thoughts, hopes, and dreams. She also wrote down her deepest secrets. That is why she kept her diary well hidden. When Celestia tasks Twilight to become her personal protege, somepony has to stay behind and pack her room to ship to her dorm. Good thing Shining Armor is such a helpful brother!

Lustful Magical Rainbow by Tactical Friendship

  • Recommended by Trialman
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Love triangle with Rainbow Dash between Twilight Sparkle and Applejack. One-sided Scootabloom
  • Synopsis: Romance Tale! Rainbow Dash is a hard working strong Pegasus, lately she has been feeling down in the dumps because of feelings that have spawned up from deep within her. Feelings for a close friend of hers she doesn't completely understand what she is feeling and how it will effect her life. Rainbow Dash simply wants to be happy. Will her love prevail or will it fail?
  • Comments: Warning, there is clop throughout, but not too explicit. The story has a long plotline that centres on Rainbow Dash, while still having a lot of focus on Twilight and Applejack. There is a lot of interesting character interaction throughout and some good characterization, such as the innocence of Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle. The author herself is very friendly and interacts with her audience by responding to reviews and is very kind in doing so.

Magician's Obsessions by Ragnarokia

  • Recommended by Mooncalf
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: It's almost a year since Trixie's fateful performance in Ponyville, and Twilight Sparkle is slipping into a depression over losing the unicorn who touched her heart in a way she cannot really understand. Meanwhile, the Great and Powerful Trixie has reclaimed her fame and grandeur, but cannot get Twilight out of her mind. Princess Celestia, however, hopes to make up for her past failures, and sends her former student back to perform in Ponyville again. Will things turn out differently, or will Trixie's ego and Twilight's obliviousness to her own feelings get in the way?
  • Pairings: Twilight/Trixie

Mare Magnet by Revenant Wings

  • Recommended by Musicoftheage
  • Status: Dormant
  • "Synopsis": Rumble's constantly told he's a cute colt, from most mares and even a few other colts. But, for the most part it's been that: just them telling him he's cute. Maybe it's been a passing comment, or maybe someone tried to pay him a compliment. And, for the most part, Rumble hasn't minded. However, when his brother Thunderlane calls Flitter and Cloudchaser over one night when he's on weather patrol, Rumble begins to suspect something may be wrong, especially when the two pegasi mares begin going beyond just calling him cute. When mares across Ponyville start fawning over the colt, Rumble decides he simply needs the help of a unicorn to stop a strange form of innate pony magic not usually found in pegasi.
  • "Pairings": Rumble/background ponies

The Melting Pot by Katalus Talrius

  • Recommended by Yahooeny, Andyroid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Ponyville would be so boring without your favorite six ponies (and Spike) there to spice things up, right? WRONG. It's like taking the blueberries out of a muffin; you've still got a delicious muffin, now it's just a different flavor."
  • Pairings: Lyra and Bon-Bon, Derpy/Ditzy and Dr. Whooves, Caramel and Cloudkicker, Big Macintosh and Lotus Petal, there's probably some more I've forgotten.

Melting Snow by Stormsoul 22

  • Recommended by Dragonmorpheus
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Big Macintosh/Caramel
  • Synopsis: "Caramel didn't think about life that often. He didn't tread on the simple waves of thought everypony around him seemed to do. He didn't strive for fortune nor fame, or even something as simple as love. He simply continued to exist, hoping not to cause too much trouble for the ones around him. Everything was going fine... Until Big Macintosh entered his life."
  • NOTE: Contains clop in the final chapter (though the author was nice enough to provide a separate link to it).

Merely a Mare. by Ebon Mane.

  • Recommended by Antiguo.
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Applejack/Luna, Twilight Sparkle/Celestia
  • Synopsis: Luna has returned to Equestria, but she is as cold and distant as the moon that held her captive. Celestia broods on her throne, regretting mistakes made and prices paid. Twilight Sparkle contemplates betrayal, and as her faith drains away, bitterness takes its place. And in the darkness, a relic of an ancient tragedy watches, his life consumed by greivances that he can neither remember nor forget. Betrayed and betrayers all, four ponies in need of a redemption that only one seeks. Will Honesty be enough to save them? Can one hoof, extended in trust and forgiveness, mend four wounded hearts?

The Midnight Dance by CartoonNerd12

  • Recommended by I Dont Exist
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Celestia announces that her six daughters are to have arranged marriages, they are nothing short of dismayed. So, they decide on a plan to drive away unwanted suitors. As they do, they discover a few secrets and find love along the way as well.
  • Pairings: Fluttershy/Discord, Rarity/Fancy Pants, Rainbow Dash/Soarin', Pinkie Pie/Cheese Sandwich, Applejack/Spike, and Twilight/Flash Sentry, Celestia/Sombra

Mixing Relationships. by Aryn 240

  • Recommended by Shotoman
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Octavia/Vinyl Scratch
  • Synopsis: When Octavia and Vinyl Scratch decide to combine their respective musical styles into a new genre that will celebrate not only their talent, but also their unique bond, they feel confident that they're the pioneers of the new age. So when the two find their music challenged by another pair of musicians, they set out to make sure that theirs is the best. However, the rival two aren't bad artists themselves, not to mention they’re certainly not… of the same persuasion as Vinyl and Tavi. In the snow-wrapped streets of Manehattan, can they risk exposing their new found -and still taboo- relationship, or will they be doomed to second place?

The Most Powerful Magic by FicFicPonyFic

  • Recommended by Chargin Chuck
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle finds that a certain Pink Pony has suddenly gone off her rocker. What could be the reason, and why?
  • Pairings: Pinkie/Twilight

My First Party by ScyStorm

  • Recommended by Tropers/Firerush
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Pinkie Pie is haunted by feelings of self-hatred, stemming from the day she left her family to be on her own. Never wanting to see her best friend in a crazed state of distress again, Rainbow Dash resolves to reconnect her with her estranged family and bring an end to the personal demons once and for all.
  • Pairings: Pinkie/Rainbow Dash

My Little Pony: Alcohol is Magic and My Little Pony: Life is Magic by Pennman 28

  • Recommended by Wiseman288
  • Status:
    • Alcohol is Magic: Complete
    • Life is Magic: Dead
  • Synopsis:
    • Alcohol is Magic Pennmans first official story. Twilight Sparkle and the Mane Cast are whisked away to a night club by Pinkie Pie leading to major shenanigans later in the night and the following morning.
    • Life is Magic The sequel to Alchohol is Magic. Follows the mane cast in dealing with the events from the first story and other adventures that arise.

My Little Time Lord by Victorian Hellsly

  • Recommended by Rytex
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Ditzy Doo/Derpy Hooves and Doctor Whoof/Whooves
  • Synopsis: The Doctor enters Equestria as a pony, but with him come the Daleks and Cybermen. The battles are long and hard, but even after they are defeated, Ditzy, the Doctor, and all of Equestria will never be the same.

My Time Among Clothes Hangers by Kegisak

  • Recommended by WeirdKev27
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Pokey/Ace
  • Synopsis: After being dumped by the latest in a long line of bad marefirends, Pokey is beginning to wonder if he'll ever find the right mare for him. He never once thought that he wasn't looking for a mare after all.

Of Age by paleowriter

  • Recommended by Nyperold
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Spike/Rarity
  • Synopsis: When Rarity writes to Princess Celestia inquiring after how dragons age, she gets a plea for help in reply. A war is brewing, and Princess Celestia thinks Rarity's the one to stop it. Now, still completely uncertain what her feelings for Spike are or if they're even plausible, she's off to meet with his distant relatives to negotiate a truce between the dragons and the sea serpents before the world gets caught up in their destructive clash.
  • Comments: The *cough cough* mane problem that most people have with Spike/Rarity is that Spike is... well, a baby dragon, and Rarity's a grown-up mare. This story deals with whether or not — as far as this fic is concerned, anyway — that's even a problem. Also, Rarity uses her special ability in a spectacularly awesome way.

Off the Edge Of The Map by Daetrin

  • Recommended by Solarn, Andyroid, atrasicarius, Teral
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Rainbow Dash's newest trick backfires spectacularly, she and Fluttershy find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. Together, they'll have to survive and find their way back to Equestria and matter how far the journey.
  • Pairings: Slight Fluttershy/Rainbow Dash

Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Wynneception

  • Recommended by ABNDT, HeinousActsZX, MAI742
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What happens when you take two socially awkward ponies, add the nerves of being in love for the first time, send them out on a date together, then throw in their meddling friends for good measure? You get this story, that's what, in all its adorable hilarity.
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Fluttershy

Out in the Cold by Esper Derek

  • Recommended by TurboJ, Alexlayer, Andyroid
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Struggling to survive after her hasty retreat from Ponyville, Trixie must return and confront those who humiliated her, all while battling her inner demons and attractions. A series of 4 stories.
  • Pairings: Trixie/Twilight

Pacing of My Heart by Bookman 230

  • Recommended by Fawfulster
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Applejack loves Rainbow Dash, but does she love her back? What if everyone finds out? A series of 4 stories.
  • Pairings: Applejack/Rainbow Dash

Pink Ladies and Sour Apples, parts 1 and 2 by Harp-s-ong

  • Recommended by Gannetwhale
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Pairing: Big Mac/Male OC
  • Synopsis: Applejack and Big Macintosh need some help at the farm, and hire some ponies from Fillydelphia to help. One particular pony causes Big Mac a lot of emotional turmoil and self-denial...

The Prince and the Workhorse by "Fellstorm."

  • Recommended by: ilsemmr
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Big Mac / Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie / Male OC
  • Synopsis: When Princess Celestia bans Blueblood from frolicking within the Canterlot city limits, he strikes out for Ponyville, determined to prove to the world that he's his own stallion and get out from under his aunt's long shadow. Meanwhile, Big Macintosh pines for Twilight Sparkle, but knows she'd never be interested in a simple country pony. With the help of some stolen zebra magic, the two stallions switch bodies, triggering a chain of events that will turn life in Ponyville upside-down.

Purpose by Zompony

  • Recommended by Berry Bubble
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: very light Twilight/Pinkie
  • Synopsis: Even though it's late at night, Twilight Sparkle is wide awake and immersed in her... Let's call it work. That is, until a certain earth pony shows up, with a big problem on her hooves.

Racer And The Geek by Kalash93

  • Recommended by: Molotov
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Rainbow Dash X OC
  • Synopsis: Sunny Breeze is living a quiet life in Ponyville until one night, Rainbow Dash suddenly appears at his door! What does she want? What's really going on here? What are her true motives? All may not be as it seems, especially Sunny himself.

Rainbow Dash and the Infinite Party Favors of Pinkie Pie by the parasprite

  • Recommended by Creamy Demon
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Pinkie Pie/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: Pinkie and Rainbow like to role-play, with Rainbow meek and lacking confidence and Pinkie gently and lovingly dominating. Throughout Rainbow will find out more about herself than ever before.
  • Comments: Warning, this is CLOP. Not even light clop, this is explicit, intrinsic, bondage clop. To such an extent that the cerebral and introspective nature of the piece (and trust me this piece is worth reading for Rainbow's introspection) is tied to it.

Rarity's Rodeo by Somber

The Running Of Lyra by Lurks-no-More

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Lyra/Bon Bon
  • Synopsis: The autumn is coming, and our favorite bipedal unicorn, Lyra, is preparing for the big event of the season - the Running of the Leaves! But how is Bon-Bon going to take it? And can Lyra's body take the bipedal cross-country race? Only one way to find out!

Shipping and Handling by Pegasus Rescue Brigade

  • Recommended by Kytseo
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: As of Chapter 5, Spike/Rarity (kinda), Lyra/Bon-Bon, Applejack/Carrot Top (kinda), Fluttershy/Rainbow Dash, Pinkie/Watt (male OC), Sir Lintsalot and Madame le Fleur, and Ditzy Doo/Breeze (male OC), with more to come.
  • Synopsis: Derpy Hooves (addressed as Ditzy Doo) has been fired from her mailmare job recently and found a new job while searching the want ads. This new job, at a company called Equestria Speedy Shipping Services, involves shipping, but not the shipping she thought. Now a matchmaker, Derpy has to play Shipper on Deck (subtly) for each of her assignments, with the first being from Spike directed towards (of course) Rarity.

Shipping Goggles by AbsoluteAnonymous

  • Recommended by Player_2
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rainbow Dash/Pinkie
  • Synopsis:: Maybe that glance lasted just a little too long, or maybe a certain conversation could be interpreted as innuendo. Whatever it is, sometimes we see only what we want to see, and sometimes our fantasies get the best of us. Rarity is no exception.
  • Comments: An extremely silly spoof of the way shipping tends to be handled within the fandom. And yes, the title refers to THOSE Shipping Goggles.

Six Brides for Two Sisters by Equus Pallidus

  • Recommended by Khym Chanur
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Luna wants to repay the Main Six for saving her from herself. She enjoys their company, and would like to spend more time with them. Deciding to kill two birds with one stone, she declares that she'll marry all six of them after a couple hours of thought. She also ropes Celestia into marrying Twilight due to an ambiguous promise... Now would be the appropriate time for everypony to panic.
  • Pairings: Mane Six/Luna, Twilight/Celestia

Social Standards by RadaVonVon

  • Recommended by Emma Woodhouse 18
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Braeburn Apple has always been raised in a conservative household, as a member of the Apple family. Throughout his life, he's been taught what's 'wrong' and what's 'right', who he was allowed to love, and who he wasn't. Above all, he was told what to be, and how to be it. When he meets a certain blue Pegasus stallion buying pies at Sweet Apple Acres while he just so happens to be staying there, he discovers feelings he never knew he had. Unfortunately, they happen to be the same ones he was always taught to suppress. Can Soarin convince him that it's not wrong to be in love, and that, sometimes, in order to be happy, you need to break out of your comfort zone?
  • Pairings: Braeburn/Soarin

The Sordid Truth by criticalmess

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle finds a book in the library. Twilight Sparkle reads aforementioned book. Twilight Sparkle's life is thrown upside down, her view of her teacher shattered, and her friends pitted against each other. Everything will return to normal. One of these statements is false.
  • Pairings: Celestia/Twilight, Celestia/Luna
  • Comments: Only one chapter in so far, but the author has already shown an impressive amount of range: when Twilight has her standard panicked reaction to realising that Celestia is planning to seduce her as part of a ritual to turn her into an Alicorn, as she did over 1000 years earlier to Clover the Clever/Luna, it's hard to know whether to laugh or to want to comfort her.

Spark by Avery Strange

  • Recommended by Ray10k
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle is called back to Canterlot, to help Celestia take care of Luna who has gotten ill since her return from the moon. Soon it turns out there is a lot more going on than meets the eye, and many old secrets of Equestria come to light...
  • Pairings: Luna/Twilight

Spike's Rainbow Dash by MallaJong

  • Recommended by Mr. Pseudonym
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: As the title would imply, the eponymous dragon and pegasus.
  • Synopsis: Due to her antics and tomboyish behavior, Rainbow Dash has always been thought to be a lesbian by the others. But when Spike announces to his friends that he would never fall in love with the rainbow-maned Pegasus, Rainbow Dash puts her pride as a mare on the line and the competition begins. If Spike falls for her, he loses! Suddenly a betting pool is started among their friends!
  • Comments: One of the few, if not the only decently written fic with this shipping at its centre. While its copious amount of Purple Prose can get rather grating at times, the plot, characterization and moments of fluff, as well as the quality of those aforementioned aspects more than compensate for that.
  • NOTE: It would appear that it is being continued solely on Fimfiction; the finale-leading chapters can be found here.

Star Gazing by Konseiga

  • Recommended by Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight x Luna
  • Synopsis: Twilight finds herself enthralled by Princess Luna and everything she represents. As Celestia's pride and joy, Twilight struggles to repress these feelings. But an old and well-known evil surfaces again at the worst time. Can Twilight fight off the spectres of the past?
  • Warning: It has grimdark elements, especially later on.

Static World by Kendandra

  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: To commemorate the imprisoning of Discord one year ago, the first annual Celebration of Harmony is starting off with a grand party in Canterlot, something Twilight Sparkle has been looking forward to after many sleepless nights plagued by nightmares. After a chance glance at the party, Twilight and Princess Luna rekindle their friendship sparked on Nightmare Night. Meanwhile, Princess Celestia grows worried over the state of her kingdom, her sister disappearing at odd times, and the seal placed on Discord. Are the princess's worries well founded or is her sister's oddly secretive behavior taking a toll on her nerves? Twilight gets caught between the sun and moon as both royal ponies reveal that there is much that history has forgotten about the nature of the alicorns and even the draconequus. AU for not taking into account Season 3 canon.
  • Pairing(s): Twilight Sparkle/Princess Luna
  • Tags: W.A.F.F.

Swear on Camembert by scoots2

  • Recommended by Nut Bobbity
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Pinkie Pie/Cheese Sandwich
  • Sypnosis: Sometimes you have to laugh, so you don't have to cry. Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich may have more in common than they thought, including Ponyacci, the greatest clown in all of Equestria. But when Pinkie Sense and Cheesy Sense combine, it sends them on a journey to throw the worst party of their lives.
  • Has been expanded into a continuity following Cheese as he tries to understand the magical connection that he and Pinkie developed, while he gets into some mischief of his own with Boneless 2 and a few other characters.

The Things We Need by Pacce

  • Recommended by Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Lyra/Bon-Bon
  • Synopsis: Lyra's having a tough time and is comforted by her wife, Bon-Bon. Just so you know, they kiss.

Third Time's a Charm by Razed Rainbow

  • Recommended by crowmagnon
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Rarity/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: In the heat of the moment, some ponies have a habit of letting things out. Sometimes they are minor things that most just shrug off and forget about in a matter of milliseconds. Sometimes they are things that, once revealed, shake the very foundation of their existence. Rarity's latest revelation falls into the latter.

The Traveling Tutor and the Librarian by Georg

  • Recommended by Kalikimaka
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight/OC
  • Synopsis: At the start of his annual visit to Ponyville, Green Grass, a tutor in unicorn magic, runs afoul of the town's new librarian. They find each other infuriating, made worse by the fact that they've managed to convince the rest of the town that they're in a steamy relationship.
  • Comments: Rated I for Innuendo, some drinking, some sleeping together (Just sleeping! Really! Why won’t you believe me?) and a great deal of dunking in the town fountain. Now with a Tropes page

Trixie's New Big Red Life by Captain-Brony

  • Recommended by Nightelf37
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Trixie/Big Macintosh
  • Synopsis: After the Ursa Minor incident, Trixie's life has been going downhill. And just as she thinks she's hit rock bottom she meets a rather large red earth pony who offers her a place to stay.

Trouble Is A Friend by Death Sock

  • Recommended by Prophet 15
  • Vanished from the internet. Pleae post a link if found.
  • Pairing: Pinkie Pie/Discord
  • Synopsis: A year after the events of "The Return of Harmony", Pinkie Pie goes to the Canterlot Statue Garden in order to visit the Draconeques. With a little planning, she decides that it's time to use the Elements of Harmony once more. But this time, her intentions are to bring in some chaos.

Truth By Shawnay 631

  • Recommended by Grimman 007
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Vinyl Scratch/Octavia
  • Synopsis: Vinyl Scratch unexpectedly meets and falls for the perfect mare in Octavia. The problem is, Octavia likes colts. With an overbearing ex on her hooves, can Vinyl find the will to fight for Octavia's heart or will she fall victim to her own mind?.

Twice as Bright By Cloudy Skies

  • Recommended by Dhana Ragnarok
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Princess Celestia and Pinkie Pie
  • Synopsis: Celestia likes her routine. Tax reforms, grants, laws and construction projects are all a princess needs to be content. It's just her luck that for Pinkie Pie, "content" is not nearly enough.
  • Note: The greatest part of this story is that everypony acts in character, with Pinkie and Celestia acting just like the way they would in the show - I think that's why this story is so sweet: it doesn't feel forced, it isn't focusing on some aspects of the ponies to pair them. You get the whole package, and that makes the conclusion all the sweeter. A must read if you need some heartwarming. ~Dhana Ragnarok

Twilight's Home For Reformed Unicorns'' by Der_Fur_Shur

  • Recoomended by WeirdKev27
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Pairing: Sunset Shimmer/Twilight Sparkle/Trixie
  • Synopsis: Twilight's two newest roommates are both ponies she's fought with in the past. As she tries to navigate the situation, Sunset Shimmer and Trixie both wonder if a second chance includes... something more.

A Twilight and Trixie story by Andrew Joshua Talon, of Progress fame

  • Recommended by TokoWH and Pichu
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Another "Trixie decides to make amends with Twilight and moves in to become her student" story... Or is it? ...Nope, not really."
  • Pairings: Twilight and Trixie

Two's Company, Three's a Crowd by Lithe Kamitatsy

  • Recommened by Dynamic Dragon
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "Everyone's favorite musical pairing is back in another fanfic! Octavia and Vinyl are now room-mates, and are like any other couple...but how will they react when they discover there's another about to show up?"
  • Pairings: Vinyl/Octavia, Twilight/Trixie, Bonbon/Lyra

Unexpected Confessions by Dianwei 32

  • Recommended by crowmagnon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Holding in emotions is never good. Keep them buried for too long, and eventually they burst out at the wrong time. Both Rarity and Rainbow Dash have a secret they have been hiding from their friends, specifically from a certain shy, animal-loving pegasus mare. They've finally decided to come clean, but neither of them counted on the other revealing the truth, much less at the same time. Now Fluttershy is stuck with an impossible choice between her two best friends. Can she choose one without risking her friendship with the other?
  • Pairings: Type 11 Rainbow Dash<>Fluttershy<>Rarity>Rainbow Dash love triangle, along with some unrequited Applejack>Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle>Applejack.

Unintentionally Yours by Justice Snake

  • Recommended by regresal
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Spike/Applejack
  • Synopsis: Spike narrowly avoids an incident with Applejack, but not without consequences. Also, something dark festers in Canterlot that will change his life forever.

Until you met her by John Bon Pony

  • Recommended by Salnax1
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Male OC/Rainbow Dash
  • Synopsis: "Until you met her, the skies seemed like they were a million miles away. Until you met her, you almost always kept your wings tucked flat against your sides, never bothering to even so much as flap them. Until you met her, you didn't even know how to fly. But all of that changed, when you met her."

Vinyl and Octavia: University Days by Dawn Fade

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Vinyl/Octavia
  • Synopsis: A refined mare fresh out of high school and a dropout following her dreams find themselves forced to spend a lot of time together. With the help of a meddling psychology tutor and their new classmates, can they find what they've been looking for?

Yours Truly by Thanqol Decadion

  • Recommended by Sylocat
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight/Applejack; Fluttershy/Rainbow Dash; Spike/Rarity
  • Synopsis: "Told in scrapbook story format, this epic-length romance takes the form of a series of letters written by the main characters over the years following the show. It's got a lot of humor, a lot of heart, and more than a few Tear Jerker moments."

An Expression Of Love by Fluttershy 20

  • Recommended by Chemo
  • Status: Dead
  • Parings: Twilight/Fluttershy
  • Synopsis: Twilight Sparkle is in love with Fluttershy, but now she knows what love is, she doesn't know how to express that love. So after seeing Applejack for advice she makes a plan to go on an adventure with Fluttershy to find this rare flower that shines silver, and sings when those destined to be together are present. Their search will take them to the very edges of Equestria - and beyond. Can Twilight confess her love to the pegasus? Will Fluttershy enjoy going on this adventure? And will the pegasus accept Twilight's love?
  • Comments: An excellent story, and a great read all around. The characterization of Twilight and Fluttershy is spot-on. The author takes great pains not to rush the romance - the progression of their relationship is both realistic and has excellent pacing. The characters' speaking style is a bit off, as the author is British, but the spelling, grammar, and overall style is sound. The plot is a bit too 'convenient' at times, (such as Fluttershy being able to talk to and understand animals, and Twilight's magic being superpowered when she's in mortal danger) but it's a very good fic nonetheless, and definitely worth a read for any TwiShy fan, especially if you like the adventure genre.

Who Rules? by Nom_deCheval

  • Recommended by Alexlayer
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Celestia/Luna
  • Disclaimers: Contains incest, female homosexuality, explicit sex, and 'power play'.
  • Synopsis: A duel between Celestia and Luna elicits an interesting response in the two sisters.
  • Comments: Though the series seems to start as a simply "Porn with Plot" story, it soon evolves into a series of truly interesting adventures among not just the two princesses, but Twilight and her friends, as well as The Great and Powerful Trixie, and Princess Cadence too. Erotic content aside, it has really well building up for tension, intrigue, and even some really heartfelt moments, but romantic and sad ones. Even if the erotic content isn't your taste, Alexlayer recommends the series for its adventures alone.

Unwell by Hazama Brony

  • Recommended by: MAI 742
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Twilight Sparkle/Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy/Big Mac
  • Synopsis: "Twilight Sparkle has a secret. Not one that can change the world or overthrow the Princesses. But it is one that hangs over her head every day. One that colors her every thought and action. Or at least, that is how it seems to her. But when a rainbow colored pegasus asks her out on a date, will she learn to see past it, or will her secret tear apart a budding relationship?"
  • Comments: An AU in which 'the Smarty Pants incident' was the product of a deeper problem. The interesting premise is fleshed out with consistently good dialogue and writing, and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the real illness which Twilight's fantastical/magical-pony affliction is based upon. One reviewer has noted that the story (intentionally or not) sets the reader up to expect and fear another relapse - just as Twilight does, effectively putting them in her (horse?)shoes. Largely WAFF, but has some drama and hurt feelings.

time is taller than space is wide by Dott

  • Recommended by: BookCat
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Fluttershy/Discord, minor Rarity/Applejack
  • Synopsis: A one-shot Soulmate AU Fic where people, after making physical contact with their soulmate for the first time, become stuck in a Ground Hog Day Loop that will only end if either A) they find their soulmate or B) the day repeats itself 25 times. And, wouldn't you know it, Fluttershy's Soulmate Day is also the same day that Discord escapes from his stone prison and tries to take over all of Equestria. Surely that's just a coincidence, though. ...Right?