Some cookies are necessary to make this site and our content available to you. Other Cookies enable us to analyse and measure audience and traffic to the site. Cookies are also used by us, advertisers, ad-tech providers and others to develop and serve ads that are more relevant to your interests. To consent to the use of Cookies and proceed to the site, click Accept below. If you wish to withdraw consent later you will find a link in the footer Cookie Choices. For more information: Privacy Policy.
Storytelling Competition - (click for the map) | (printer friendly version)

If you have any questions about the competition then read our awesome FAQ!

Week 817
You are on Week 818
Week 819

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 Eighteen Ends December 14th - New Story begins January 14th for Sloth Day (submit your best Sloth themed story beginning)

"Why did it have to be a cave?" Donovan grumbled while crawling on his stomach. "I'll take a jungle. I can go into the mountains just fine. Anything above ground! But no, here I am beneath Neopia."

Donovan was an explorer, and one of the best - he liked to brag about that. He'd found ancient ruins all over Neopia - from deep in the wilderness of Mystery Island to the cold heart of Terror Mountain. This time, though, he'd gone into a hole in the ground outside of Shenkuu and found himself in a tunnel which kept getting smaller and smaller. Soon, he feared, there might be no way to turn back at all.

"This is the last time I take information from old, 'wise' villagers," Donovan said, knowing that he didn't mean what he said. Next time, he would be just as reliant on them as always. If he made it out of this cave, that is.

A little further on, just as it seemed the tunnel would get too tight to continue, suddenly the dirt opened into an enormous cavern. Donovan spilled out onto the ground and grumbled a bit more, before looking at what surrounded him.

"What in the world..."

Author: azienskieth
Date: Dec 10th
Surrounding Donovan was an enormous school of Belonthiss. A myriad of these fanciful fishes flitted around the cavernous expanse. The mingling petpets were unperturbed by Donovan's presence and continued their mesmerizing dance. Their vibrant purple hues glistened against the cave walls, as a mysterious source illuminated their silhouettes.

Deeper in the cavern appeared to be a stagnant pool of water, offset by a golden glow emanating from within. The Belonthiss were still flying around the cave, but appeared to circle the water - and whatever was submerged.

Donovan began to approached the glowing pool, but stopped himself before he made his first stride - an experienced explorer knew when best to exercise caution. Donovan began thinking of his best course of action when suddenly...

Author: tanookitroll
Date: Dec 11th
A call came from inside the pool as if singing to him. Donovan shook his head to keep from being spellbound by the sounds, and yet he couldn't stop staring at the glowing waters.

"What an alluring sound... I want to... touch the waters..." he muttered, taking a few steps to the pool and kneeling down on the shore bank. He slowly touched the waters, which felt surprisingly warm and inviting. Inch by inch, Donovan submerged his body into the waters, being pulled towards the glow. And as his head entered, he found it to be airy, not the dense and pressure inducing liquid he knew well from his adventures.

'Such a fantastical discovery. I wonder if I can...' his thoughts trailed off as he took a deep breath, to find out he actually could breathe! Not only that, he seemed to float to the glowing artifact, not sink.

As Donovan "swims" closer, he finds the glow to come from...

Author: geeky_owner
Date: Dec 12th
...A golden Belonthiss statue, hovering innocently in the water. The glow seemed to encapsulate the statue as if it were contained in a bubble. Despite the light being vibrant enough to illuminate the entire cavern, Donovan was surprised to see that it did not hurt his eyes to gaze upon the statue.

Several of the Belonthiss had followed Donovan in his descent through the water. They tumbled around him, dancing as easily through this mystical water as they had in the air above.

Donovan felt the desire, no the need, to touch the statue. Deep down Donovan knew it to be a bad idea - he was an explorer, not some artifact fiend. He made his riches writing about the hidden wonders of Neopia, not by hawking priceless artifacts to entitled rich folks bored by their manors' decorations.

But that glow.

Just touching it couldn't hurt, right? All he wanted was to feel the statue, to see if it was truly in a bubble.

Unconsciously, his hand reached out and brushed against the statue's smooth surface. In an instant, the glow surrounding the statue faded to nothingness and the statue began to sink into the murky depths of the pool. And then...

Author: catchinglights
Date: Dec 13th
...Donovan looked around him, trying to piece together what was happening. From the fading light, he saw the Belonthiss swim as fast as they could out of the water and back to the cave. Donovan's ears rang as he felt the water around him begin to shake.

'Uh oh...' he thought, and immediately swam back through the water to the cave. Once he broke the pool's surface, Donovan tried looking around again, but without the statue's golden glow, he could barely see anything in the cave. He could still feel shaking around him, and knew that the cave was beginning to collapse. Stumbling through the dark, Donovan struggled to find the entrance he crawled through just minutes ago. The walls seem to shake more violently the longer Donovan searched. This couldn't be how his last adventure ends!

From the corner of his eye, Donovan saw a familiar purple glow behind him. It was the herd of Belonthiss! They were on the other side of the cave, disappearing into what seemed to be an identical tunnel to the one he'd entered from. Donovan was sure that hadn't been there before...but he didn't have time to think. Donovan knew if he wanted to get out alive, he had to follow them.

After army crawling for what seemed an hour, Donovan noticed the tunnel getting brighter. He let out a sigh of relief. He'd make it!! Almost there...

When Donovan exited the tunnel, he looked around. He'd never seen these species of tree before...and he recognized some flowers from Shenkuu...but...was that an Altachuck he just saw burrowing into a den? Not possible...until Donovan also saw a Dofrey fly overhead.

It was impossible.

Donovan was on the uncharted island to the West of Shenkuu!!

Author: asterozoa
Date: Dec 18th
The explorer could not believe his eyes! This new land had an eerie resemblance to Mystery Island. Actually, it reminded Donovan of Geraptiku; in the sense that it seemed to be completely abandoned, and gave him the ominous feeling that he was being watched.

The jungle critters were all that could be heard through the trees, which cast a dark shadow over Donovan. Mysterious bones were scattered in the dirt. To the explorer's surprise, the beautiful Belonthiss were still flying above him, though gravity seemed to be slowly returning.

When the Belonthiss finally fell from the sky, they did not hit the ground. In a gust of light and sparkles, they transformed into luminous...

How will this story end?

Author: vamica1000
Date: Jan 2nd
... spirits, and all around the land, translucent buildings appeared in the same white-blue glow.

The spirits took on the image of Neopets, of all ages and colors. Some of the spirits seemed confused, especially the younger ones. However, most of them had a somber look, yet... hopeful? Relieved?

One stepped forward to Donovan, bowed his head slightly. "Traveler... Thank you for setting the city of Kinshu free."

Donovan stared at them, puzzled and frankly, overwhelmed. "What?" He blurted, his voice contrasting with the gossamer illusion before him.

"We were waiting for a traveler with courage and compassion to set us free." The spirit replied. He was an older looking Gnorbu. "I am Akiaro, the elder of the city."

"Okay..." Donovan blinked and shook his head, trying to wrap his head around what we was viewing. "Your city.... you... You're all ghostly!"

Akiaro nodded solemnly. "We were cursed."

Donovan, unable to lie to himself, grew more interested in this entire situation. A curse? He was a traveler- an explorer! Not only did he discover a new island in Shenkuu, but he also discovered a cursed city? Full of cursed residents? "So, what's your story?" He stated. At this point, many of the city's people had surrounded them.

"The land," Akiaro looked around, gesturing to the island, "The land itself has always been blessed. Blessed with good fortune, blessed with good soil, resources, riches... Anything one could ever want. This gift our people received, this land, proved too much. It corrupted us. We grew greedy and selfish."

Donovan was entranced with the story.

"When an outside found our land, we... acted poorly." Akiaro admitted. "We found ways to drive them away. We did not want to share our wealth nor the beauty of this land with anyone. One day, a Xweetok found our land. She claimed to be lost, hungry, and in need of shelter. She asked us if we could welcome her in."

"But you didn't let her." Donovan whispered.

Akiaro shook his head. "Not only that, but we played a nasty trick on her. We agreed to give her what she needed, but instead locked her up and dumped her at the cave... The one you were just in." He paused, looking at the spirits all around them. There expressions were ashamed.

"She transformed into an earth faerie... And she was very unhappy with us." Akiaro murmured. "She claimed she was the one who had blessed this land, and thus had blessed us, and we had mistreated her gift. She gave us a choice. If one person were to step forward and claim the blame for our city turned sour, she would punish them alone and leave the rest of us to try again."

"Not one of us stepped forward, for we were all too selfish to take a punishment for all of our misdoings. She became wrathful- unlike any earth faerie you have seen before."

Donovan could imagine it. He wished he had been there to witness the event himself... Although, maybe not to be punished as well.

"She cursed us, to be trapped in a spirit world, a sort of between place. She proclaimed that we would be stuck here until someone with compassion for the less fortunate and bravery to be accountable came in to save us. We were allowed to take on the form of Belonthiss to hopefully guide such a person here. And today..." Akiaro bowed his head to Donovan once again. "You have come to finally set us free." The rest of the spirits also bowed their heads in Donovans direction.

Donavon's mouth was agape. "So... How do I help?" He whispered, looking around him.

"You have already done what you needed to." Akiaro raised his head to look into Donovan's eyes. "We will now finally move on from Neopia and go where we are supposed to be. And you, if you wish, can set up a civilization in this land."

Donovan's eyes widened further, if that was possible. "But..."

Akiaro nodded. "It is still gifted land, and thus, due to Neopian-nature, is still cursed land."

Donovan nodded thoughtfully, and was quiet for a moment. "Then I think we will leave this land to the flowers and the petpets."

Akiaro smiled faintly. "Not only are you brave and compassionate, you are also wise. Thank you adventurer, you have done my people a great service."

With that, Akiaro and the other spirits faded away, as did all traces of their wondrous old city, to leave Donovan alone with the natural beauty of the island.

Donovan stayed the rest of the day to play with the Altachucks and Dofreys, and to watch the sunset, before he went off to his next adventure.

The End.

Author: xiaolin10413
Date: Jan 7th

Quick Jump

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6
Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
Week 13Week 14Week 15Week 16Week 17Week 18
Week 19Week 20Week 21Week 22Week 23Week 24
Week 25Week 26Week 27Week 28Week 29Week 30
Week 31Week 32Week 33Week 34Week 35Week 36
Week 37Week 38Week 39Week 40Week 41Week 42
Week 43Week 44Week 45Week 46Week 47Week 48
Week 49Week 50Week 51Week 52Week 53Week 54
Week 55Week 56Week 57Week 58Week 59Week 60
Week 61Week 62Week 63Week 64Week 65Week 66
Week 67Week 68Week 69Week 70Week 71Week 72
Week 73Week 74Week 75Week 76Week 77Week 78
Week 79Week 80Week 81Week 82Week 83Week 84
Week 85Week 86Week 87Week 88Week 89Week 90
Week 91Week 92Week 93Week 94Week 95Week 96
Week 97Week 98Week 99Week 100Week 101Week 102
Week 103Week 104Week 105Week 106Week 107Week 108
Week 109Week 110Week 111Week 112Week 113Week 114
Week 115Week 116Week 117Week 118Week 119Week 120
Week 121Week 122Week 123Week 124Week 125Week 126
Week 127Week 128Week 129Week 130Week 131Week 132
Week 133Week 134Week 135Week 136Week 137Week 138
Week 139Week 140Week 141Week 142Week 143Week 144
Week 145Week 146Week 147Week 148Week 149Week 150
Week 151Week 152Week 153Week 154Week 155Week 156
Week 157Week 158Week 159Week 160Week 161Week 162
Week 163Week 164Week 165Week 166Week 167Week 168
Week 169Week 170Week 171Week 172Week 173Week 174
Week 175Week 176Week 177Week 178Week 179Week 180
Week 181Week 182Week 183Week 184Week 185Week 186
Week 187Week 188Week 189Week 190Week 191Week 192
Week 193Week 194Week 195Week 196Week 197Week 198
Week 199Week 200Week 201Week 202Week 203Week 204
Week 205Week 206Week 207Week 208Week 209Week 210
Week 211Week 212Week 213Week 214Week 215Week 216
Week 217Week 218Week 219Week 220Week 221Week 222
Week 223Week 224Week 225Week 226Week 227Week 228
Week 229Week 230Week 231Week 232Week 233Week 234
Week 235Week 236Week 237Week 238Week 239Week 240
Week 241Week 242Week 243Week 244Week 245Week 246
Week 247Week 248Week 249Week 250Week 251Week 252
Week 253Week 254Week 255Week 256Week 257Week 258
Week 259Week 260Week 261Week 262Week 263Week 264
Week 265Week 266Week 267Week 268Week 269Week 270
Week 271Week 272Week 273Week 274Week 275Week 276
Week 277Week 278Week 279Week 280Week 281Week 282
Week 283Week 284Week 285Week 286Week 287Week 288
Week 289Week 290Week 291Week 292Week 293Week 294
Week 295Week 296Week 297Week 298Week 299Week 300
Week 301Week 302Week 303Week 304Week 305Week 306
Week 307Week 308Week 309Week 310Week 311Week 312
Week 313Week 314Week 315Week 316Week 317Week 318
Week 319Week 320Week 321Week 322Week 323Week 324
Week 325Week 326Week 327Week 328Week 329Week 330
Week 331Week 332Week 333Week 334Week 335Week 336
Week 337Week 338Week 339Week 340Week 341Week 342
Week 343Week 344Week 345Week 346Week 347Week 348
Week 349Week 350Week 351Week 352Week 353Week 354
Week 355Week 356Week 357Week 358Week 359Week 360
Week 361Week 362Week 363Week 364Week 365Week 366
Week 367Week 368Week 369Week 370Week 371Week 372
Week 373Week 374Week 375Week 376Week 377Week 378
Week 379Week 380Week 381Week 382Week 383Week 384
Week 385Week 386Week 387Week 388Week 389Week 390
Week 391Week 392Week 393Week 394Week 395Week 396
Week 397Week 398Week 399Week 400Week 401Week 402
Week 403Week 404Week 405Week 406Week 407Week 408
Week 409Week 410Week 411Week 412Week 413Week 414
Week 415Week 416Week 417Week 418Week 419Week 420
Week 421Week 422Week 423Week 424Week 425Week 426
Week 427Week 428Week 429Week 430Week 431Week 432
Week 433Week 434Week 435Week 436Week 437Week 438
Week 439Week 440Week 441Week 442Week 443Week 444
Week 445Week 446Week 447Week 448Week 449Week 450
Week 451Week 452Week 453Week 454Week 455Week 456
Week 457Week 458Week 459Week 460Week 461Week 462
Week 463Week 464Week 465Week 466Week 467Week 468
Week 469Week 470Week 471Week 472Week 473Week 474
Week 475Week 476Week 477Week 478Week 479Week 480
Week 481Week 482Week 483Week 484Week 485Week 486
Week 487Week 488Week 489Week 490Week 491Week 492
Week 493Week 494Week 495Week 496Week 497Week 498
Week 499Week 500Week 501Week 502Week 503Week 504
Week 505Week 506Week 507Week 508Week 509Week 510
Week 511Week 512Week 513Week 514Week 515Week 516
Week 517Week 518Week 519Week 520Week 521Week 522
Week 523Week 524Week 525Week 526Week 527Week 528
Week 529Week 530Week 531Week 532Week 533Week 534
Week 535Week 536Week 537Week 538Week 539Week 540
Week 541Week 542Week 543Week 544Week 545Week 546
Week 547Week 548Week 549Week 550Week 551Week 552
Week 553Week 554Week 555Week 556Week 557Week 558
Week 559Week 560Week 561Week 562Week 563Week 564
Week 565Week 566Week 567Week 568Week 569Week 570
Week 571Week 572Week 573Week 574Week 575Week 576
Week 577Week 578Week 579Week 580Week 581Week 582
Week 583Week 584Week 585Week 586Week 587Week 588
Week 589Week 590Week 591Week 592Week 593Week 594
Week 595Week 596Week 597Week 598Week 599Week 600
Week 601Week 602Week 603Week 604Week 605Week 606
Week 607Week 608Week 609Week 610Week 611Week 612
Week 613Week 614Week 615Week 616Week 617Week 618
Week 619Week 620Week 621Week 622Week 623Week 624
Week 625Week 626Week 627Week 628Week 629Week 630
Week 631Week 632Week 633Week 634Week 635Week 636
Week 637Week 638Week 639Week 640Week 641Week 642
Week 643Week 644Week 645Week 646Week 647Week 648
Week 649Week 650Week 651Week 652Week 653Week 654
Week 655Week 656Week 657Week 658Week 659Week 660
Week 661Week 662Week 663Week 664Week 665Week 666
Week 667Week 668Week 669Week 670Week 671Week 672
Week 673Week 674Week 675Week 676Week 677Week 678
Week 679Week 680Week 681Week 682Week 683Week 684
Week 685Week 686Week 687Week 688Week 689Week 690
Week 691Week 692Week 693Week 694Week 695Week 696
Week 697Week 698Week 699Week 700Week 701Week 702
Week 703Week 704Week 705Week 706Week 707Week 708
Week 709Week 710Week 711Week 712Week 713Week 714
Week 715Week 716Week 717Week 718Week 719Week 720
Week 721Week 722Week 723Week 724Week 725Week 726
Week 727Week 728Week 729Week 730Week 731Week 732
Week 733Week 734Week 735Week 736Week 737Week 738
Week 739Week 740Week 741Week 742Week 743Week 744
Week 745Week 746Week 747Week 748Week 749Week 750
Week 751Week 752Week 753Week 754Week 755Week 756
Week 757Week 758Week 759Week 760Week 761Week 762
Week 763Week 764Week 765Week 766Week 767Week 768
Week 769Week 770Week 771Week 772Week 773Week 774
Week 775Week 776Week 777Week 778Week 779Week 780
Week 781Week 782Week 783Week 784Week 785Week 786
Week 787Week 788Week 789Week 790Week 791Week 792
Week 793Week 794Week 795Week 796Week 797Week 798
Week 799Week 800Week 801Week 802Week 803Week 804
Week 805Week 806Week 807Week 808Week 809Week 810
Week 811Week 812Week 813Week 814Week 815Week 816
Week 817Week 818Week 819Week 820Week 821Week 822
Week 823Week 824Week 825Week 826Week 827Week 828
Week 829Week 830Week 831Week 832Week 833Week 834
Week 835Week 836Week 837Week 838Week 839Week 840
Week 841Week 842Week 843Week 844Week 845Week 846
Week 847Week 848Week 849Week 850Week 851Week 852
Week 853Week 854Week 855Week 856Week 857Week 858
Week 859Week 860Week 861Week 862Week 863Week 864
Week 865Week 866Week 867Week 868Week 869Week 870
Week 871Week 872Week 873Week 874Week 875Week 876
Week 877Week 878Week 879Week 880Week 881Week 882
Week 883Week 884Week 885Week 886Week 887Week 888
Week 889Week 890Week 891Week 892Week 893Week 894
Week 895Week 896Week 897Week 898  

IMPORTANT - SUBMISSION POLICY! By uploading or otherwise submitting any materials to Neopets, you (and your parents) are automatically granting us permission to use those materials for free in any manner we can think of forever throughout the universe. These materials must be created ONLY by the person submitting them - you cannot submit someone else's work. Also, if you're under age 18, ALWAYS check with your parents before you submit anything to us!