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Every week we will be starting a new Story Telling competition - with great prizes! The current prize is 2000 NP, plus a rare item!!! This is how it works...

We start a story and you have to write the next few paragraphs. We will select the best submissions every day and put it on the site, and then you have to write the next one, all the way until the story finishes. Got it? Well, submit your paragraphs below!

Story Eight Hundred Sixteen Ends October 12th

Kendra opened her eyes to the sounds of birds twittering outside her window. Sunlight streamed through her partially closed curtains, hinting at a beautiful day beyond the windows. She stretched her forelegs and clambered out of bed.

"The first day of Fall in Brightvale!" She said to herself, as she doused her wings in a healthy dose of Eyrie Feather Spray. Fall was her favorite season; the foliage surrounding the land of Brightvale was beautiful this time of year, and she loved the feel of crisp leaves under her paws.

Once she was groomed and ready for the day, Kendra ran excitedly to the door. She had been planning for this day for weeks; she had a day of apple-picking, raking, and cider-making ahead of her. Taking a deep breath, Kendra threw open her front door, and made it two steps outside before she gasped in astonishment...

Author: stopthatsnarkie
Date: Sep 24th
Directly in front of her door was a huge Jelly. It was green and wiggling, and nearly seems alive with shimmery gooey-ness. It was taking up nearly her whole front yard, walkway and doorstep.

A Jelly in Brightvale?! Kendra rubbed her eyes and was tempted to pinch herself, but the Eyerie cawing somewhere told her it wasn't a dream. The wind was warm and ruffling her bangs.

How did it get there? Did Grundo visitors leave it as a sign? Did it transport here? Was it a gift!? She would have settled for flowers, if she had a secret admirer.

She hadn't quite figured out to do, now when something else happened.

Author: bloodbunnyh
Date: Oct 9th
Now everything else was jelly, too - the trees: their branches, leaves, trunk; the grass: every blade, every inch of it; the houses: the chimneys, the roofs, even the doormats; and also, Kendra was quite shocked to see, the clouds up above.

They were the most tantalizingly jellyish of all . . . the fluffy nimbus right up above especially, which looked so squiggly and blobby that she just had to reach up and have a bite.

Kendra stood on tiptoe, trying in vain to reach up at the cloud, when she noticed that the tips of her fingers had started tingling . . .

. . . she could see her nails beginning to turn into the telltale shade of green jelly.

Author: musicpops
Date: Oct 10th
Kendra pulled her hand back quickly. But her nails were already green. From an angle the reflection from the sun made it look like proper jelly.

She walked around her house and saw many Neopets jumping up and down. Many of them were completely jelly, especially the Blumaroos. After a few steps, Kendra noticed that her steps were not simple steps. Rather they were small hops that took her much higher than she could actually jump.

After some time she came to the edge of the Rainbow Pool. When she looked at her reflection, she could not recognize her face.

She had to squint to see her eyes that were small dark-blue jelly dots. She looked at her stomach and legs and found that she had become completely jelly too.

How on Neopia will Kendra find the cure to un-jellify Brightvale?

Author: ssj2gohan786
Date: Oct 11th
She thought about all the stories and wisdom King Hagan had shared over the years of attending the monthly Brightvale book club and suddenly Kendra remembered something about an elderly Kyrii living on an island across the sea from Brightvale. "That's it!" Kendra exclaimed excitedly. "I'll visit the Island Mystic and surely he can help."

She flapped her now-jelly wings and was surprised they still worked. Rising into the air, she peered through the clouds and headed for Mystery Island. After a few hours of flying, Kendra saw smoke rising from a volcano in the distance. Soon, the bustling island full of famous tourist attractions and natural wonders came into view.

Kendra looked around and spotted a giant hut off the coast with a long line of Neopets. That must be where the Island Mystic is, Kendra thought. She alighted on the sandy beach filled with palm trees swaying in the wind and waited in line until it was her turn to talk with the Mystic.

Just as Kendra was about to doze off, she heard a calm and friendly voice at the entrance to the hut. "How can I help you today?" asked the Island Mystic.

As Kendra stepped inside the hut, a delicious smell of tropical incense wafted across her jellified nose. The Kyrii peered at her quizzically and asked, "Are you from that mythical land which few have heard of?"

"Oh not at all!" Kendra quickly replied. "I'm actually from Brightvale, but this morning I woke up to a giant green jelly in front of my house, and somehow I've slowly transformed into my current state. I've come here for your help!"

The Island Mystic quietly paced around the room nodding every now and then as Kendra recounted her experiences. After some musing, he said, "I think I know what happened, and we can fix this with the help of Mumbo Pango and the Cooking Pot. Here's what you will need..." How will this story end..

Author: myncithemonkey
Date: Oct 22nd
The Island Mystic exclaimed, "Bestow the Cooking Pot three items. First, bring a plethora of autumn leaves next to a rake. Secondly, I'm not partial to this myself, but you might enjoy this warm drink around this time of festivities. Finally, you have a sudden urge to groom your feathers."

The mystical Kyrii then wrote and bestowed a parchment to the gelatinous Eyrie, "In case you forget, I've scribbled the message on here lest you need a refresher. That's it for today! Good luck for the safety of Brightvale."

Kendra graciously accepted, "Thank you, I'll be back as soon as I can!"

Bouncing merrily before taking off, Kendra pondered in regards to the first item.


"Hmm, this one seems simple enough, a pile of leaves perhaps...? I'm sure gardening would have something related."

Flying across over to Neopia Central again, landing wasn't the smoothest. Having a bit of jelly physics work to her disadvantage, Kendra sprang higher once her paws stomped onto the ground, causing her to fly back up into the air.


Kendra flapped her wings as best as she could to regain control, only to proceed more cautiously with her newfound color.

"That was some amazing bouncing there, miss!" A cheery Blumaroo glanced from the sidelines.

The flustered Eyrie replied, "Oh, why thank you-- wait, you run the Garden Centre, correct?"

"That I do! Anything you're looking for today?"

"Do you happen to have anything 'autumn leaves' related?"

The Blumaroo beamed, "That we do! We have a couple of Pile of Autumn Leaves in stock right now."

Kendra, hoping it's the right item, replied "I'll take it!" as she proceeded to offer the correct amount.

"Thank you for your patronage, and hope to see you bounce back soon."

Not wanting to be rude about the situation, Kendra nodded and carefully flew near the shops, looking at the next item on her list.


She pondered, "The Island Mystic doesn't like this it seems. Not sure what he would dislike specifically but I know I could go for some cider myself-- oh, Hot Apple Cider! Though, they don't sell that here in the main shops..."

Kendra browsed the marketplace, hoping to see someone selling the item. Just at that moment, a green Kyrii stood by his stall, looking rather disgusted of all these apple products.

The Kyrii sighed of relief, "Oh thank goodness, a customer. I can't stand the smell of these apple products anymore."

"Why do you have so many apple products if you don't like them?" Kendra questioned.

"My friends think it's funny to send cheap apple products to me, well jokes on them!" the Kyrii sneered. "Anyways, what do you want?"

"Do you happen to have any Hot Apple Cider?"

"Plenty. Take a few apples too half off. You don't want yourself to go hungry in your current wobbly state."

Kendra gave a wry smile, "You have a point. Thank you!" And she flew off looking for the last item.


Perplexed by the last hint, "You have a sudden urge to groom your feathers... is this another useless phrase?" Regardless, the grooming supplies would be her best bet.

The fashionable Usul greeted the young Eyrie, "Welcome darling, is there anything you need today?"

"I think so, but my list didn't give me a solid idea on what I should look for."

The Usul's expression was just as perplexed, "I'm not sure without a concrete answer but I must say, your feathers are looking quite stunning, what did you use?"

Kendra replied, "Oh, I applied some Eyrie Feather Spray this morning and--" a spark of epiphany lighted from Kendra's head.

The Usul smiled radiantly from the realization, "Say no more, I'll go get you one." Kendra felt relieved that she didn't have to sacrifice her own feather spray.

"Here you are, never hurts to have a spare, right?"

"O-of course, Thank you so much!"

With all items in hand supposedly, Kendra rushed back to Mystery Island to consult the Mystic again.


"I'm back..." Kendra heaved heavily from the urgency.

The Island Mystic raised his head, "Welcome back, did you bring the items?"

"Hopefully, to the Cooking Pot?"

"Indeed, right this way."

The two traveled towards Jhuidah and the Cooking Pot, where she greeted them accordingly, "You've brought the ingredients?"

"I think so... here you go." Kendra handed over the items.

"Thank you, we shall see if this combination works."

The Cooking Pot boiled while being stirred, and it didn't take too long before it lit up from the cauldron itself.

And then...


...Nothing happens?

"Hmm, the items vanished, did it actually work..." the Island Faerie looked confused about the situation. "I've not seen this happen since those orange related items."

Deflated at the situation, Kendra sighed, "Maybe I should check on Brightvale if there's nothing we can do."

Both the Island Mystic and Jhuidah nodded their heads.

"Thank you both and Mumbo Pango of course. I will return home soon!"


Kendra soared through the skies, dreading what has become of Brightvale even more so.

"I guess it isn't so bad, but I'll miss the feeling of Fall in Brightvale again..."

When she arrived, her jaw dropped.

A warm color of reds and browns radiated the land of Brightvale. The leaves bundled in bunches while scattered ones fluttered in the wind. The scent of apples wafted in the air. There was not one iota of jelly in sight.

"I can't believe it, it actually did work-- huh?" When Kendra took another step, she felt a lot heavier than before.

"I'm... I'm back to my original self too...!"

Without a second thought, Kendra plowed herself into the nearest pile of autumn leaves. She ruffled her feathers in contentment as she crunched every leaf she found on the ground.

The first day of Fall in Brightvale has finally begun.

The End.

Author: blink_darkphoenix
Date: Oct 23rd

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