If you have a Facebook account, click here to continue logging in.


If you don't have a Facebook account, click here to log in with your Neopets information.
Storytelling Competition - (click for the map) | (printer friendly version)

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


Week 666
You are on Week 667
Week 1

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 Six Hundred Sixty Seven Ends Friday, August 1

Harley felt a whoosh of dust fly up from the floor as she set her bags down, sighing from the long day she'd had. Moving from one side of Neopia's mountains to the other was a challenge. The Ixi was going to miss her home on Roo Island. Shenkuu seemed so different, and moving into her great aunt's old mansion was not exactly ideal.

In her aunt's will the mansion was given to Harley by surprise. She'd always loved her aunt, and they'd written letters to each other for years. She did not think she would be given her mansion, however.

The Ixi's aunt passed away when she was just a teen and no one had lived in the mansion since. It had belonged to Harley the whole time, and right now she was very glad it did. Harley had recently lost her job and, in turn, lost her home as well. Her life was turning upside down and she had nowhere else to go, so she decided to be brave and move away from everything that she knew, to make a new start here in Shenkuu.

As Harley sat atop her suitcase she nodded her head firmly. "Right. No more wallowing in your self-pity. You have to start cleaning this place and starting your new life," Harley said to herself very authoritatively.

The brown Ixi began by taking all of the sheets off Aunt Lana's old furniture. She knew it would take a while, but it was a good first step.

Putting on her favourite album (by The Twisted Roses), she started to liven up, which is why she could not hear a very loud knock on the door.

That was soon followed by a doorbell, which finally got Harley's attention.

She had no idea who it could be, but she dusted herself off and headed toward the front door...

Author: sugarypixiestix2
Date: Jul 28th
...Harley opened the door and there he was, a royal Draik standing in front of her.

"Uhm, hi. I'm Kale, and I've been told that someone would be moving into this mansion... and, well, as a good neighbour I thought I should come and give you a welcome."

Harley looked at him right in the eyes. She'd never seen a Draik so close before; she worked too much to look around her and observe.

"Thanks, but... there's no neighbours so close here and this area is pretty big. Where do you live?"

The Draik blushed and looked down, and then, after a while, he looked at her again. "I live in your attic..."

"WHAT?!?" Harley took a step back.

"I know, I know, freaky... but I ran away from Meridell and didn't have anywhere to stay. Plus, it's hard finding an abandoned home that isn't in the Hauned Woods. This was... my luck."

Harley didn't say anything. The only thing she wanted to say was that she needed him to leave, but she couldn't find her voice.

"You see, I've been a bit neglected at home, and that's why I ran away. I shouldn't have busted in here, I know that, but please -- I can help out with the cleaning and moving. I won't bother you or harm you... I'm a good roommate."

Harley looked inside for an instant, toward her soon-to-be living room. It was a mess; she'd never very good with cleaning, or cooking... or housework of any manner. She was good at her work and that's it.

"How long have you been here?" she asked, trying to look calmer than she was.

"For about three months..." he said, blushing again.

"How do you get in? The door was locked when I arrived."

"I fly through the upper window... the glass was busted when I arrived."

Harley looked up; the glass was perfectly fine.

"Oh, I fixed that after getting settled." The Draik smiled. It was such a sweet and innocent smile, like something she would do when she was a teen. She let out a long sigh.

"So, Kale..." She looked at him again. "How do you survive in my deceased aunt's attic?"

The Ixi stood by the door and the Draik began to talk...

Author: oddmavis
Date: Jul 28th
..."Well," he started, rubbing the back of his head shyly, "I started by eating the fruits that grew on the trees in the backyard. I found that they were very delicious, so I started harvesting and taking them to the markets around here to sell..." Kale paused, looking the Ixi in the eye quickly before looking at the ground. "They sold quite well, so I was able to buy myself some other foods and then clothes and some small furnishings."

Harley nodded, thinking over what the Draik had just told her. "Well," the Ixi started, letting out a long sigh, "if you could help me clean this place up a bit, then we can see about going to the market with some more of those fruits -- assuming there are still some growing -- and get ourselves a nice big meal."

Kale looked up excitedly, a joyful glimmer shining in his eyes. "I would very much like that!" he exclaimed, smiling confidently. "I am very happy to help."

The Ixi let the Draik enter the dusty home, closing the mansion door behind him. She motioned for him to help carry the remaining luggage into her bedroom before handing him a mop and telling him to "Get to work!"

The two were cleaning like mad for hours, it seemed, while the album played loudly through the mansion. Every now and again the pair would stop their work, turn down the music, and enjoy a few sips of Achyfi, only to pick up a few new cleaning supplies and head off in the opposite direction that they'd come from.

Kale was wiping down a mirror in a bathroom downstairs when he heard Harley let out an awful shriek...

Author: azteque
Date: Jul 29th
..."AAAHHH!!! SPYDER!!!"

Kale flew quickly in the direction of the scream, which turned out to be the second-floor guest room.

"I HATE Spyders!" Harley whimpered, cowering in a corner with a dusting rag in one hoof. A White Spyder scuttled up to Kale.

"Oh, that's just my Petpet, Argus." Kale giggled, scooping the Spyder up into his hand.

"JUST your PETPET!!!" Harley wailed, stomping out of her hiding place. "Ooh, I HATE Spyders!"

"Sorry," Kale muttered, stifling a laugh.

"If you can keep that thing away from me, then we'll be fine!" Harley exclaimed. She glanced at the expression on Kale's face, which had changed to... something different... something Harley couldn't explain.

"What? What is it?" Harley asked.

"Look at that!" Kale whispered in disbelief, pointing a claw at a tiny hole in the wall.

"Oh, yeah," Harley said bashfully, "I might've accidentally, you know, punched the wall when I was--"

"No! Look!" Kale gestured toward the wall again, moving closer to it.

Harley moved closer as well, baffled by what she saw...

Author: cordie_horse_lover3
Date: Jul 29th
..."Wh-wh-what are th-those?" Harley wailed. She could barely finish her sentence as she gaped at what appeared to be sluggish, pepperoni-like critters crawling through the minute hole in the wall.

"Oh, well... would you look at that?" Kale said, not a hint of dismay in his voice. Argus also seemed to have noticed the new visitors as he hurriedly wriggled from the top of Kale's head to behind Kale's neck.

"It's okay, you guys." Kale reached out his left arm in a welcoming manner as one of the curious critters latched itself onto his arm.

Harley was in disbelief. "Y-you keep whatever that is far, faaar away from me!" she pleaded. Argus the Spyder didn't seem all that scary compared to these things. The longer she looked at them, the queasier she felt. Ever since she was a young Ixi, Harley had been extremely afraid of insects.

"Aww. You're just a sweet little Larnikin, aren't ya? Look, Argus... I've found you a pet!" Kale cooed as he motioned for Argus to greet his newfound friend.

"Argus? Here, boy! Argus? Where did he run off to now?" a puzzled Kale asked as he gently caressed the back of his spiky spine while searching for his beloved pet.

Just when things seemed as bleak as possible for Harley, a faint buzzing sound erupted from the ceiling, soon growing louder and buzzier by the second.

Startled, she reluctantly peered above to greet the source of the disturbance...

Author: everklena
Date: Jul 30th
...Along with the Larnikins now pouring from the plaster, the air was suddenly filled with hundreds of tiny yellow and red blurs, which were buzzing around the two Neopets' heads.

Harley knew her aunt's house hadn't been cleaned in years, so she expected a few pests here and there, but it was as if the hole in the wall set off a chain reaction -- one that Harley had only thought of in nightmares.

"Buzzers, of course," Harley moaned, swatting her hands wildly about her face.

"Aww, don't worry," Kale said in his most reassuring voice. "They’re really harmless, see?" He gave Harley a wonky smile and pointed to a Buzzer that had landed on his upper lip. "Ow!"

The Buzzer took flight with an angry hum and Kale's face began to swell.

"Well, dat hurt," the Draik said through puffy lips.

Harley darted to the nearest window, yanked it open, and then raced for the door downstairs, Kale on her heels. The two stopped in the kitchen downstairs, Harley breathing hard and Kale massaging his mouth.

"Arguth!" Kale cried.

"Don't worry, he'll be fine," Harley said, for there was no reason in Neopia why she would venture back upstairs anytime soon.

"No, he's on your thoulder," Kale said, pointing.

Harley shrieked, tossing the Spyder in the air. She tripped over her own hooves and sat down hard on the kitchen floor, feeling the weathered wood give way and the middle part of her body plunge into the roof of the basement.

She then felt something slimy inching up her leg...

Author: treeword
Date: Jul 30th
...Harley shrieked out again, rubbing her legs together to try and get whatever it was off of her. That only seemed to attract more of them, however, and soon her entire lower body felt completely covered in slime and goo.

Using all the strength that her upper body could muster, the Ixi pulled herself up, only to see that she was covered in Blobikins. On one hand she was relieved because she was afraid that, after feeling something slimy inching up her leg, she would find out her aunt's old mansion was infested with Slorgs as well. On the other hand...

"EEEEEKKKK!" Harley shrieked out, trying to rub the gelatinous Petpets off of her. The Blobikins oozed off her and started to move around the kitchen once they were free before Kale rushed into the room.

"Why'd you theam?" the Draik said, still rubbing his lips, before seeing all of the Blobikins coming out of the hole in the floor.

"Awwwww.... they're tho cuth," Kale said.

"Cute?" Harley said, "This is a nightmare! This entire place is infested! Just how did Blobikins even get in here, anyway? The Lost Desert is miles away and over a mountain range!"

"It lookths like they camb from the bathment," Kale said. "I've nebah actually been in the bathment."

Harley looked to the Draik.

"Wait, you've been here all this time and never been in the basement?" the Ixi asked.

"It wath lockth," Kale said. "I never could find the key."

Harley's eyes lit up a bit as she pulled the key to the mansion out of her pocket.

"When my aunt left me the mansion in her will, she left a skeleton key. It should open every door. I bet all these pests are coming in from the basement," the Ixi said triumphantly. "I bet that, once we find out how they're getting inside, we'll be able to then get them cleared out."

She looked toward Kale with a fierce determination in her eyes -- a determination to get all of these pests out of her house.

"Which way to the basement?"...

Author: dr_tomoe
Date: Jul 31st


What happens next? (write the next paragraph of the story!)



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 667     


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!