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12th of December, 2011

6:21 - New story: "Death of a Mailmare"

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Death of a Mailmare

At 3:37pm, a package at the Ponyville Post Office and General Delivery Service exploded. The explosion spread flame and heat. Fire licked at the envelopes, charred letters, burned papers, melted stamps, blackened books, invalidated forms, destroyed labels, and consumed packages. The flames devoured paper and attacked the more solid pencils, wooden desks, and mailboxes. The heat shattered windows and let in more air. The once-small fires engulfed the wooden structure, burning everything from ceiling to floor.

When the package exploded, no customers were in the store. Only one employee was there; all others were delivering mail and packages. The blast killed her instantly: a mail mare pegasus with a grey coat, a light yellow mane, and two eyes that had rarely focused on the same object.

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It's a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic story. I hope that you enjoy it!

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From:merle_
Date:2011-Dec-12 05:33 pm (UTC)
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The flames devoured paper and attacked the more solid pencils

What, man? Have you never heard of flair pens?

(actually, upon thinking about it, I cannot recall seeing a pencil in a post office, them tending a bit towards more permanence when writing addresses)
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From:chipuni
Date:2011-Dec-12 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I didn't think about that...

I wonder how well Victorian-style pens burn (before the mass use of plastic.)
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From:merle_
Date:2011-Dec-12 06:49 pm (UTC)
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That's an interesting question. Before plastic it would have been either heavily oiled wood (to prevent ink from seeping out) or metal. The latter would of course not burn well, but the former might. Experiments would need to be performed, unless you can manage to google up answers to questions likely not asked during the last century.
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From:mejeep
Date:2012-Feb-19 03:14 am (UTC)
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I'm surprised that no artists have replied: metal nibs replaced feather quills long ago.

According to wikipedia, steel nibs finally gained popularity in 1822
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nib_%28pen%29

My elementary school's old desks had the holes/holders for ink bottles but nobody them anymore. The carmine drawing ink in art class was in a large bottle that didn't fit in the hole.
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From:chipuni
Date:2011-Dec-12 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Err...

Uhmm....

*points to the mare who just dropped the bomb*

SHE did it! It's all HER fault!

*the mare runs off*

Follow that mare!

(P.S. It's a crime story.)
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From:telbert
Date:2011-Dec-14 11:22 am (UTC)
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Very descriptive so far =0)

Speaking of mail: Could you please email your current postal address to trainskunk@hotmail.com ? I'd like to send you a holiday letter =0) Thanks
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From:chipuni
Date:2011-Dec-14 05:33 pm (UTC)
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*grin*

The rest of the story is at Death of a Mailmare. I hope that you enjoy it.
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