One of my favorite things to do is listen to readings of My Little Pony fan-fiction.
Last night, wanting something sweet before I went to bed, because 1) I didn’t want to go to sleep with images like this in my head (that’s a sword)…
…and because 2) I realized that, as much as I enjoyed them, I didn’t want to listen to my two favorite fan-fic readings tonight…
…I decided to take a leap of faith and ended up listening to two new fan-fics:
Months ago, I had stopped “Why Pinkie Pie Smiles” a minute in, because I thought I knew how it would end.
Pinkie’s mom is going to die, and that’s what inspires her to smile.
I was so happy to be wrong.
Then I watched “The Best Present She Could Ask For,” and it was… more than I thought it would be.
I could write so much about this story, and I’m still trying to process it all.
It’s the kind of story that makes me think This is why I want to be a writer. So I can create something as good as this.
The lesson I learned last night is:
Step outside of your comfort zone. Try something new. You never know where it will take you.