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The Secret of the Kiko Bandage

Abhari had only a split-second to react, as he heard first a bump, then a THUD, then a sound like a Yooyuball being flattened. "Oof!"

by peirigill
Somewhere to Belong

She wasn't exactly like other Sandans, belonging to a Neopet who took care of her. She didn't have an owner, so she wandered around Neopia Central, hoping a kind, thoughtful Neopet would see her and keep her.

by xaetear
Return to Mystery Island

Pirate captains did not sleep on the sand while the rest of the crew stocked the ship with Neocola and Twirly Fruit. However, Zovus did not feel like a pirate captain at all; back on his home island, he felt like a baby Jetsam again.

by mauvus
The Last Barishin

Ishanti looked at the vast, seemingly endless desert that lay ahead of her as she looked out of her window while getting ready for what she would be up against in a few hours.

by shadowninjawarrior
Average Lilly

"Lilly, it's time I took you on a big shopping spree in the NC Mall," Streamer, a cloud Xweetok and my favourite sister, told me matter-of-factly. "Not one of those small ones when you occasionally try on something -- I mean a BIG one!"

by fethertailz
Luring Visitors

Kaylacakes was obsessed with Kreludor. She read every book about it she could find and made beautiful drawings of it.

by chrystal_218
Another Chance

You lie on the grass in the silent darkness of the night. The navy sky is cluttered with tiny, twinkling white grains: thousands... millions of stars, and a bright orb hanging in the midst of it all -- Kreludor.

by dariask8_14
Anna's Big Race

BAM! The race had started! The crowd was screaming! It was a beautiful, albeit hot, afternoon, and things were going the way they usually did.

by miss1960s
A Xweetok's Wishes

"I'm going to go on an adventure, just like the Xweetok in my favourite book did," Veeloa said with a smile.

by kumathejuma
Thick and Thin and Yooyuball

"This uncle," Thick asked as he paced around the dusty floor. "You say we visited him often?" With a testing sniff of his sensitive nostrils, he added, "This place doesn't ring any bells at all."

by mamasimios
 
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A useful guide for everyday life in Shenkuu and the famous and infamous places to visit!

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Ascension: Part Six
At one of the simple wooden tables sat the two faeries, steaming cups of rich tea waiting before them, an awkward silence resting over them both. Frozen in place were their cheerful smiles, forever watched by the awestruck villagers who had taken to tailing Aria around the village...

by d_morton

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Alysia's Destiny: Part One
"Alysia!" he exclaimed through a mouth of powdery pastry. "Great to see you! Have you bet yet?"

by uberdancingdolphin

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Freak-out - Wisdom Gone Wrong
Hm... maybe don't take things so literally next time?

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(Un)common Sense: Mysterious Grundo Plushie
Maybe if you are lucky, the plushie didn't see you.

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