Up-to-date coverage on faerie wars Circulation: 194,328,353 Issue: 759 | 2nd day of Celebrating, Y18
Home | Archives Articles | Editorial | Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series
 

Short Stories


Money, Money, Money!

So I was walking by the Money Tree one day and – What? Hold on. *shoves narrative aside* Director comes forward. I quizzically flex my eyebrows in response. Director: “You’re supposed to give them a little background before you begin the story, you know, tell them a little about yourself so they get hooked.” Me: “But they’re already hooked? I mean, they’re absolutely flabbergasted by the weirdness already taking place here. Just look.”

by redken9x9
A New Coat for Taelia

Today, an unusually large crowd of pets clusters around a beautiful new building constructed to look like a miniature castle. Creamy white bricks, wild roses spiraling up the small turrets, frosted pink double doors welcoming in new customers – what could this enchanting new shop be?

by apple_spritzer
What would you do?

Just then a yellow wocky paused as he walked down the path, and said to Nherf, "You look like you could use some luck!" He handed him a lottery ticket and said "I hope you win!" before he quickly disappeared into the crowd.

by sweetpuppyrose
Family Matters

“The theme of this year’s Games Master Challenge,” he read, “is ‘Heroes versus Villains’. The captain of Team Heroes is King Jazan the Fourth, Ruler of Qasala, Emperor of the Shadowed Sands, Master Sorcerer and Maven of Curses. The captain of Team Villains is… to be determined?!”

by cosmicfire918
Watercolour

A vivid history of four esteemed Neopians.

by sampleneopian
 
Search the Neopian Times




Headlines


"Watercolour" by sampleneopian
“What is it?” His voice came out hoarse, his words choked. If his conversant was deterred, he didn’t sound like he was. “I saw what happened with those bullies.” He said nothing. “It isn’t wrong of you to feel the way you are feeling. No one can blame you for that.” Again, he kept silent, though he continued to listen. “But you have to pull yourself together, or things will just get worse.” At this, he felt his temper rising, indignant that his conversant would dare undermine the severity of his problem. “And I suppose you know all about that?” His voice was a blade. It was over. The limit of his patience had been reached, and he wouldn’t take any more insults, direct or indirect. He stayed where he was, though, inviting his conversant to make a comeback just so he would have the satisfaction of winning the argument. Of all the ways he expected his conversant to respond – a retort, a sigh, or a scowl, he did not foresee a hesitation. And a curious hesitation it was. Even with his back to him, he could tell that his conversant was not simply filling the moment with soundlessness, but vivid, unspeakable emotion. Whoever it was he was speaking to was going through a momentous memory of his own, an experience that meant as much, if not more than, the one he was going through then. Already his anger was fading, replaced by a mixture of curiosity and compassion that negated the negatives he was suffering and willed him to open his heart, for the sake of both of them. He turned around, almost in a trance, only to see none other than the Money Tree himself, looking startlingly dejected. It was at this moment that his clock to evil stopped. He almost didn’t catch the reply, which was barely a whisper. “Yes, I do.”




Other Stories


---------

Random Event Revenge
After compiling a list of some of the worst random events on the site, I have come up with a way to get back at each random event personally, without any risk to you our your precious computer. It’s quite satisfying knowing that you can get some personal revenge on whoever has dared to target you through one of their random events.

Also by friskyxxx

by dragondancer007


---------

A Guide to Making Friends!
Neopets is a game in which you need to interact with a lot of different people — whether you're chatting on the boards, trading Neocash, or buying items from the trading post. All of these vital activities become easier and way more fun when you do them with your friends!

Also by gameboyknight,

by neptunely


---------

Befriending Boochi: Part Three
"What I don't understand," she mused aloud, "is why Boochi hasn't changed all the Neopians back into what they were prior to him zapping them Baby. We know now that his ray gun can work in reverse. So surely it would make sense for him to make amends and transform everyone back?"

by tallydepp

---------

The Ardors and Agonies of Witchcraft: Part Nine
Mago’s great claws thundered across the soil. At this speed, every breeze felt like that of a frigid winter rushing through her fur, and she opened her mouth to cry out in triumph for the power coursing through her veins. She could feel it in her claws, in her horns, and deep in her muscles. She could do anything she wanted in the world.

by hybatsu

---------

The Great Turmaculus
How to wake Turmie...

by daisies113

---------

Ink: Dark Contrast - Part 13
I'm fine, I just... need to get some fresh air...

by june_scarlet



Submit your stories, articles, and comics using the new submission form.