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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 Eighty Seven Ends Friday, July 2

Ariana the Slushie Slinger Waitress hummed quietly to herself. She was looking forward to another day of serving slushies to customers. The first round of team matches had ended recently, and there were generally fewer customers at this time of the Cup as some pets went home to visit before returning for the finals. She always enjoyed this break period because the Yooyuball team players themselves had more time to relax and enjoy slushies between their own ongoing practices and workouts. She liked chatting to them, encouraging or consoling them depending on their current standings.

She had her key to the shop’s back door ready, but frowned as she noticed it was unlocked already. She was sure she'd locked it behind her the day before.

Ariana stiffened as she heard a noise inside the shop. She opened the door and slid through hastily, then stopped abruptly as she saw what had made the noise...

Author: t0tor0
Date: Jun 28th
*Burp* It was a Skeith!

"Hey, Ari!" the Skeith said as it patted its bloated belly. "How's it been' goin'?".

Ugh. Ariana could recognise that face anywhere. "Hello Paula" she said, forcing a smile, "Everything's.... just grand." Paula, a former roommate, was currently surrounded by multicoloured slushie mush and looked as content as a Buzz in the springtime.

"Splendid!" the big yellow Skeith said, as she stoops up. She pointed to the floor mush "Good stuff this year! Better than the time we raided the jelly factory."

"You mean that time YOU raided the factory. I was only trying to prevent you from getting in trouble" Ariana said, frowning as sheep went to get a mop. "Uncle Bob's Legacy indeed!"

Paula burped again, chuckling at Ariana's frustration. "Alright," she said, gently placing a hand on Ariana's shoulder "We've got some important matters to discuss."

"Yes," frown Ariana, turning her head and glaring at Paula while she began to mop away at the floor "such as the large sum of neopoints I'll need to recover my stock!"

Paula gave a slow chuckled followed by a wink "Compared to what I have to tell you, these neopoints are a mere trifle."

Author: kau_farmer_nayfa
Date: Jun 29th
"No, no more of your 'get-rich-quick schemes, they always end in disaster." Ariana groaned, working out her growing frustration on a particularly stubborn stain on the floor.

"This is different than the last times," Paula said, pulling out a chair for her to sit on. "This is as sure as they get."

"Uh huh." Ariana wondered how many times she had heard THAT.

Paula raised her eyebrow at Ariana's dismissive tone. Then began to search through her satchel. "If you don't believe me, look at this!"

Paula slapped an ancient-looking paper on the counter that Ariana just cleaned. Paula looked at Ariana as though she had presented her with a bag filled to the brim with neopoints.

Looking at Paula's satisfaction, Ariana could not help but feel a bit of curiosity.

"Alright, I'll bite" Ariana said, coming over to Paula "What is that?"

"It's a recipe for a drink." Paula's smile broadened, "It's an ancient Altadorian one,

"Uh huh, and where did you find this?"

"Oh, in some sealed ruins."

Ariana looked at the script. The recipe itself seemed rather straightforward and many of the ingredients she had on hand.

Except one.

Author: reconcilation
Date: Jun 30th
"Huh... And where would I get that last ingredient?" Ariana asked, pointing to the stained parchment.

"Oh, Container of Purple Liquid?" Paula asked and Ariana nodded in reply.

Paula continued, "It's a gourmet food, so I know it's hard to find."

"If I was able to get that ingredient, I'd be able to make it! I have everything else here in the shop," said Ariana, trailing off in thought.

As Paula was about to respond, a group of glamorous Neopians walked in. They were wearing sequined dresses and jackets with aviator glasses eating fancy and strange foods.

"Wait, is that the Gourmet Club?" Ariana whispered to Paula.

"Who else could it be? Just look at them!" Paula answered, looked just as shocked as Ariana was.

As they gawked, Ariana noticed that one of them was holding a gigantic purple jug with a handle...

How will this story end?

Author: i_lovee_icecream
Date: Jul 1st
Paula summoned all of the customer service razzle-dazzle she had and approached the Gourmet Club.

"Welcome, everyone! It’s so wonderful having the Gourmet Club in my humble shop. To express my gratitude, I’d like to give you all the first taste of an exclusive new recipe I’m testing. It’s a recently rediscovered ancient Altadorian beverage that I’m sure your refined tastebuds would appreciate!"

This got the club’s attention. The member holding the Container of Purple Liquid pulled down his sunglasses. “Oh? Can you prove its authenticity?”

Ariana stepped forward and presented the recipe.

“Hmm, well it certainly looks old.”

Paula turned her cheerfulness up to the max. “Yes, found among ruins! And if you let me use some of your Purple Liquid there to make it, I’ll let you try it for free!”

The members considered this, whispering among themselves. Then the same member from before stepped forward, holding out the Purple Liquid.


“Oh, thank you very much, I’m sure you’ll be delighted with this experience!” Paula grabbed the container and rushed away before the club changed its mind.

A few blender revolutions later, Paula returned with enough of the drink for all the club members. The drink had used only a little of the Container of Purple Liquid, so there was plenty left over. She handed it back to the member who had it originally as he took his first sip of the drink, and waited anxiously for a reaction.

As he savored the taste, his eyes grew so wide Paula could see the whites of them around his sunglasses.

“Why, this is simply incredible! The best thing I’ve consumed in years!” Similar gasps and cries of joy echoed throughout the Gourmet Club gathering.

The member took Paula’s arms and pressed the Container of Purple Liquid into them. “It would be a tragedy if one simple ingredient kept this time-honored recipe from being made again. Please, take this as a token of our gratitude for your contribution to the culinary arts.”

Paula was flabbergasted. “Er, wow, I’m honored. Thank you very much, I’ll use this well.”

After the Gourmet Club left, Paula whipped up another smoothie to try it for herself. “What? This tastes just like a purple smoothie!”

Ariana smiled. “Exactly. But that one gourmet item lets you charge so much more. And now you’ve got the Gourmet Club’s endorsement. They’re gonna brag to all of Neopia!”

Paula grinned. For once, Ariana was on to something. “I guess I better get blending.” The End,

Author: nurnurnur199
Date: Jul 6th

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