Ponies - Kij Johnson Short and shocking and definitely not sweet. Ponies emphasises the evilness of little girls in their Cliques of Doom and hierarchies (e.g. TopGirl, SuckUpGirl -you lose your identity once you conform). Their hazing of possible new members is horrifying. Moral: Never bow down to peer pressure and be happy with what you've got in case you lose it.Blood is still blood no matter how sweet it smells or what it gets you.A chilling allegory.*I read this story here: http://www.tor.com/stories/2010/11/ponies