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Regarding the Deserted Temple of Geraptiku and a Very Strange, Very Purple Orb

So it happened that one sunny Wednesday afternoon I found myself, quite unhappily, on Mystery Island.

by phadalusfish
Cabbage Generals Are Rude, or How I Doomed the World With Vegetables

It began with a routine trip to everyone's favorite magic shop. As usual, the store was packed to its gills with shoppers....

by dan4884
The Quiggle Who Wanted a Home

She pushed back the branches with a trembling fin, then jumped back in surprise when she saw the pair of bulging eyes staring right at her.

by alt1981black
A Neovian Nightmare

"I've told you before, Dei, that I can't reverse the spell!"

by azuresky637
Reflections: Captain Scarblade

I have my ship, I have the sea, and that's all I really ever needed.

by ntkgwgoty
A Rescue for Callie

The little Aisha had decided to go out for a jog, and had proudly padded along the road for an impressive half an hour before she realised that she had to make it all the way back home too.

by roboticc
Zapped From a Myth

"I got a weird feeling about today, Taws," Lope stated, looking up at the Kougra. "Something's not right."

by filter
Match Met

Tivine stood silently on the rough dirt track, watching the swirling mist that glowed with a magical aura...

by sarnfox
The Drought

I lay my frail hands on the windowsill and look at the parched land outside. The dry wind sweeps across Meridell's once flourishing soil...

by baila456
And She Never Returned

Her memories of that island floated in and out, bound to appear and disappear like the silhouettes of the island's own palm trees in the mist, always coming and going and never floating within reach.

Art by nut862

by nut862

How A Non-Special Shoyru Saved the Rainbow Fountain

She knew every single flower there, every color, and where to find it. Just being alone in the meadows gave her everything she wanted. Well, maybe not everything.

by eschebone
 
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"The Family Reunion" by thediractor
She came home with this Royal Paint Brush sitting on a satin pillow, and something called a Rainbow Pool catalog. She flipped through it, glancing from the page to Parker and back to the page and then at me, as we sat eating cereal at our kitchen table. And I remember how scared and awful I felt when she looked from the page to my brother and me...




Other Stories


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Backgrounds on a Budget
As hard as it is to customize beautifully, sometimes the right background can make or break an entire outfit.

by lutari_lover_555

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A Letter of Complaint
To the Managers of the Lutari Island Tourists' Association...

by chocolate_lover67

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Life of a Lab Rat: Part One
"I disagree, Gretchen," I told her. "It's actually not that great. Being zapped a couple times, now that's great. Being a lab rat? No..."

by poogleluver345

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The Return: Part Two
How could they just forgive her like that? How could they forget how she left us for three years?

by hersheykis96

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Random Oddness
Do this to all your Shoyru friends. They'll think it's hilarious.

by mistyqee

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The Dreams of a Mootix Nester
What these little critters dream about when they're all curled up in their snug little nests...

by dark_angellife



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