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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 Forty Four Ends Friday, July 31

After six days of clouds and thick fog, one young Peophin woke up in a brightly lit room. The first rays of the dawn shone through her window, and with a small yawn of protest, she pulled herself out of bed and headed over at a leisurely pace. Leaning against the gold-beige stones of her walls, the Peophin glanced out the window at the city below - and gasped. It was snowing. The snow was light, barely more than a flurry, but it was snowing nonetheless.

For the typical Neopian, a little snow would not be alarming. Snow is, after all, quite common in Neopia. However, this was no random Neopet. This was Peopatra, and she was understandably not accustomed to seeing snow falling outside the window of her home in the Lost Desert - particularly during the middle of the summer!

Before Peopatra could decide what to do, a loud shrieking sound rang out. It was the call of a Horus, a warning call signifying imminent danger....

Author: kittenkitten333
Date: Jul 27th
Peopatra hurried from her room and into her shop. It was common for shopkeepers to live above their businesses, and since the Peophin had to care for dozens of energetic petpets she was never able to stray too freely. What she saw when she entered the kennel made her cry out in horror.

All of the crates and enclosures for her precious petpets were empty. They were broken open - but it looked like they had been broken from the inside.

The call of the Horus from before rang out again as Peopatra grew pale. She darted round the room attempting to find any sign of her friendly little petpets. In all her years of owning this store, nothing like this had ever occurred.

As the Horus shrieked again the door to Peopatra's shop burst open. The noise and movement scared the Peophin so much that she screamed again and fell back, but a quick hand grabbed her wrist and caught her before she fell. Confused and disoriented, Peopatra looked up to see...

Author: archangel11891
Date: Jul 28th
...a bright light coming through the window, flooding the room. When Peopatra finally came to her senses, her eyes meet with the stranger's eyes, immediately filling her heart with a warm feeling.

"Don’t be scared", she whispered as she helped Peopatra back up. "I am the one they call Princess Amira. I am one of King Coltzan‘s descendants and the ruler of Sakhmet. A lot of strange things have been happening lately like this sudden snow, and my heart led me to your little shop."

Peopatras eyes open wide as her last little spark of hope turned into a flame of enthusiasm. As the Horus screeched another time, they left Peopatra‘s Shop together into the heavy snowfall...

Author: philipp999_2
Date: Jul 29th
As Peopatra exited her beloved petpet shop, led by Princess Amira, she was startled by the sheer amount of snow collecting outside. The sun shone on the ever-growing white blanket, reflecting harshly into her eyes. Peopatra stopped for a moment, adjusting to the abnormal amount of light outside; however, Princess Amira urged her to continue trudging through the cold.

"We're getting close now", Princess Amira called softly to Peopatra. Peopatra didn't recognize her surroundings anymore. The once familiar sand dunes of the Lost Desert now resembled the peaks of Terror Mountain, and it felt like hours had passed since she first encountered the princess in her shop.

She opened her mouth to reply to the princess, questions swarming in her mind -- when suddenly, she felt everything around her freeze in place. Before she could make a sound, she saw Princess Amira draw a finger across her lips. Peopatra immediately went silent, then looked on as the princess pointed to a large, snow-covered monument in front of them.

Though hard to recognize at first, Peopatra's eyes widened, as she knew she was standing before...

How will this story end?

Author: cyeo19
Date: Jul 30th
Coltzan’s Shrine. Although at the moment it seemed more like Coltzan’s Icicle. Snow and ice were piled as high up on the Shrine as she could see. Normally as one approached the Shrine, there was a buzzing in the air. Coltzan’s magic could be felt almost like electricity flowing through the air. Today, there was no such magic. Today there was only snow.

And footprints. Tiny little footprints that looked very familiar. Very much like the tiny footprints that covered her shop.

“Petpets” she spoke aloud. Princess Amira nodded but shushed her again with a finger to her lips.

Peopatra quietly snuck around the side of the Shrine, and gasped. At least two hundred petpets were swirling around the base of the Shrine. All of the petpets from her shop were shivering in the snow, trying to unstick themselves from the deep drifts. But it wasn’t just her petpets. There were also some she’d only seen on her short visit to Terror Mountain a few summers ago. A Feepit giggled and crawled out from a small hole in the Shrine. A Snowickle waddled over to her favourite Anubis and tried to help push it out of the snowbank. Peopatra tried to regain her composure.

“Darlings, won’t you come home with me?” She sang softly. Immediately her desert petpets perked up. They recognized her feeding time song and began to circle around her, looking for lunch.

“Now what drew you from the shop? Was it the call of the Horus?”

The Dua at her feet squeaked, then began to run around another side of the Shrine. She squeaked twice more, so Peopatra knew to follow her.

Turning the corner, a huge snowbank towered in front of her, with a small flipper poking out. Recognizing the poor Wintery Petpets shopkeeper, Peopatra called for Princess Amira to come help pull him out.

Once upright, the frazzled Bruce explained what happened. He had come down on a petpet delivery - a Christmas Dua. His cart had crashed, throwing him into a sand dune, and all his petpets had gotten loose.

“And that one—” he pointed at the giggling Feepit, “crawled under the Shrine. That’s when that alarm started going off. And the next thing I knew, it was snowing!”

“Ahh, the winter petpet must have confused the Shrine’s magic. The petpet desired snow, so that is what it generated.” Princess Amira smiled.

“And the alarm?” Asked Peopatra. “And my petpets getting out?”

“I think the Horus sensed our poor shopkeeper friend’s peril, stuck in the snow. Well, sand. That screeching, plus the magic call from the Shrine, must have driven them here.”

Peopatra shook her head, looking up at the Shrine. With the Feepit outside, the icicles had already begun to melt. Some water dropped on her head.

“At least the snow has stopped.” Said the Bruce. “Now just to round up these troublemakers.” Peopatra laughed and began her feeding song again. Her petpets fell in line and began to follow her back to the shop. Only one thing left to do now. She dropped into the snow and moved her tail across the snow. “Snow mermaids!”

The End,

Author: smabby2
Date: Jul 31st

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