"I still can't believe that they rejected you," said Rainbow Dash a few days later.

"Well," sighed Twilight, "I can't believe it, either. But they say rejection is a part of life and they were right about a few things, too. I could stand to be a little more descriptive, and maybe the narrative was too informal. I understand where they were coming from. What really got me was the fact that they didn't read any of the songs! I worked really hard on them."

"How's Fluttershy?" Rainbow Dash asked.

"Not that great," Twilight admitted. "She doesn't take criticism well. She thought they were being personal or something. Angel's comforting her right now."

"Think she'll be okay?"

"Yeah, probably. I admit it, I'm feeling a little down about this whole thing."

"Don't be," Rainbow Dash assured her. "They probably have to reject people to be all elite and stuff. Or maybe the wrong pony read the story. It could be anything."

"Yeah," said Twilight. "I guess you're right. I'm not sure if I'm gonna be reading the fanzine for a while, thought. I might send my story to the actual author and see what she thinks of it."

"Hey," cried Rainbow Dash, "that's a great idea! Skip the middlepony! Go straight to the top!"

Twilight smiled. "I hope she likes it."

"Of course she will. If I wrote stuff and then other ponies wrote about what I wrote about, that would be, like, the biggest ego trip ever!"

Spike hopped down the stairs. "That's the attitude I like to hear!" he smiled. "Should I take a note?"

"Sure," said Twilight. She began to dictate.

Dear Princess Celestia

Today I learned that you can't always please everypony. Disappointment is just a part of life, but as long as you have friends by your side, you can get through anything. I promise you that I'm not giving up.


Twilight Sparkle

There was a knock at the door. Both ponies looked up to see Angel standing in the doorway.

"Hi, Angel!" called Twilight. "Is Fluttershy feeling better?"

Angel nodded.

"Ready to write again?"

Angel grinned and nodded again.

Yeah, that just about sums up my feelings. The only thing that really bothers me, like Twilight's situation, is that they didn't read any of the songs. IN MY MUSICAL. I worked really hard on them, and it just hurt. Anyway, I sent the story to Lauren Faust. I know she's not as involved with the show as she used to be, but knowing that she'll hopefully someday read it is a nice feeling.

Let's face it, Twilight never had a chance with the mood I was in. Maybe I'll try again someday, and maybe she will as well. But for now, she's gonna have to make due with her collaborations with Angel and Fluttershy. Hope that no one is bummed out by this.