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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 Twenty Four Friday, July 12

Wilbur the Kiko looked out across the grass and sighed. The day was perfect - blue, clear skies above and a temperature that hugged you like a soft muslin blanket swaddling a baby. Glass-bottom boats glided across the lake, the tinkling laughter of passengers spilling into Wilbur's ears.

Wilbur took it all in from his picnic blanket. He had just inhaled triple servings of Jelly Bean Pizza and Bavarian Ice cream scoops. "Guuuurrrp", his belly complained.

A piercing whistle shattered Wilbur's peace. He jolted from his seat, head swiveling frantically. Where was that darn noise coming from? Wilbur couldn't tell, but when he was looking around, he saw a trail of footprints next to his picnic blanket that weren't there before ...

Author: juliakare
Date: Jul 8th
How had Wilbur missed them? They were not even two feet away from him. His mother had always admonished him for being unaware of his surroundings. Time and time again, she had reminded him to be alert but when there was food in front of him, all her warnings went out the window.

The piercing whistle sounded again, coming from the trees behind him - right where the footprints led. Wilbur looked around. Surely someone would go to investigate? But all the other Kikos continued their pursuits, talking and laughing and eating without a care in the world. Wilbur frowned. Was he the only one who could hear it?

Wilbur looked longingly at the last slice of pizza. He wasn't the hero-type. He should just continue sitting here by the beautiful lake and finish his picnic lunch. The scent of the Spicy Wings at the bottom of his basket tantalized his olfactory senses.

The whistle sounded a third time. The blast was loud and sharp, and somehow managed to convey feelings of panic and hurry. Someone needed help. Though he was sure he would regret it, Wilbur grabbed his picnic basket by the handle and nervously headed for the trees...

Author: christie500018
Date: Jul 8th
Oh, how he wished and wished he could just be enjoying the Neotaco in his basket that was still warm and wafting its gentle, tempting aroma. But that darned, infernal whistling was too distracting! Wilbur gritted his teeth. He told himself he'd help whoever needed him right now and then, he would go back and have all the Apple Onion Rings his heart desired.

Cautiously, Wilbur peeked around the trees that lined the bay. He didn't particularly care much for groves such as this - the branches were too cluttered for his liking, and there wasn't a good place to sit and enjoy a milkshake. The perfect grove of trees, Wilbur had decided long ago, would be where trees where paired off at perfect hammock distance. Not this hodge-podge of a mess.

Was this all just a figment of his imagination? Had he actually already polished off the last Chia Pop he'd packed and fallen asleep and this was just a crazy dream conjured by food stupor?

Suddenly, the whistle blared right next to his ear, shattering his stream of wishful thinking. Wilbur jumped a foot in the air, dropping the picnic basket on the floor.

"Wha -"

Wilbur scrambled backwards, but he didn't see anyone. The trees looked the same as ever.

Except... something was happening. The soil, it was moving. It was taking some shape, as if a twig was being dragged on it. It was spelling something!

You...

Author: aurorapearl
Date: Jul 10th
Are in Danger.

"You're in danger?" Wilbur asked bewildered, looking up at the empty space above where the words were written. "Well, I'm sorry to tell you, I'm not the best person to-"

Wilbur stopped mid-sentence as he stared at the words again. No, the invisible... whatever it was, wasn't in danger. The message was for him: he was in danger.

"Whaddya mean I'm in danger?" Wilbur demanded, shaking his finger at the empty air surrounding him. But this bravado did not last long and he began looking around him for any signs. It hadn't seemed so dark before...

The stick moved again to spell out one more word- Run. As the twig finished drawing out the last letter, Wilbur heard a huge crash sound coming from the trees behind him.

Wilbur let out a startled yelp. Without pausing to think, he ran straight into the woods.

How will this story end?

Author: xiaolin10413
Date: Jul 11th
Just keep running, just keep running, he kept muttering under his breath.

Wilbur's mind was laser-focused on losing whatever was tailing him. He wasn't sure how far he'd gone, or even where he was. He stopped, and took a moment to catch his breath.

"Hello?" He called, panting. "Anyone here?"

Silence.

"Can anyone hear me? I'm being chased!" Wilbur shouted. His pleas were met with more silence. He fell back against a tree. Was this it? Is this how it all ends? He just wanted a peaceful picnic... Why was this happening to him?

"Wilbur," a voice called from within the darkness.

"Who...who are you?" he responded. "How do you know my name?"

The underbrush rustled a bit and cleared as if someone was coming through it, but nobody appeared.

"Do you really not recognize me?" said the voice again, sounding a bit disappointed.

"It's me! Your best friend, Wilson... I'm so sorry, I was running late to the picnic! There was a situation at the Rainbow Pool..." the voice trailed off. "I'm so sorry."

"Wait. Is that... is that why I can't see you?" Wilbur stammered, in a moment of clarity. "Did you turn invisible by accident?"

"Yeah, it would appear that way!" Wilson giggled. "I'm sorry for scaring you... How about we get back to that picnic?"

The End

Author: notquitesanitary
Date: Jul 12th



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