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Somehow, in some way, you have to get through until you can curl up in bed and lose yourself from the world. You can do it, you tell yourself. You did it yesterday, and the day before, and the day before, and the day before. You have to do it.

by meadows_lark
The Girl Guard

The captain had been willing enough to accept a girl into his guard - something other lands probably considered impossible. "Good morning students," he greeted us. "I trust you have met our newest student, Brynneth."

by erroro
Country Cousin

Reggie had just gotten there and he already wanted to go home. He hadn’t wanted to come to Meridell in the first place but Mother had insisted. So here the orange Gelert was.

by 77thbigby
The Meuke Family Stories

This is the story of a family composed of five young Neopets: Timysh, Ingelen, Mierlyn, Lecolly and Francielli.

by meuke_meuke
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"Country Cousin" by 77thbigby
Uncle Vance, Aunt Louise and cousin Ellie were all thrilled to have them. Much to Reggie’s disgust, he received three hugs from his family in greeting. “Ellie has finished her chores so she’s free to spend the day with you two, showing you around,” Uncle Vance said. Ellie, a rainbow Gelert, could hardly stay still in her excitement. “What do you guys want to do first? Visit the Turmaculus? Illusen? Or see the castle?” “Sometime during the summer, we’ll all take a day to visit Brightvale,” Aunt Louise put in. How about no to all, Reggie thought with a roll of his eyes and a bored sigh. Lucy, however, was ready for all of it. “I want to see the farm!” “OK! You’re going to love it!” Ellie said, leading the way. Reggie trudged behind the girls. They saw the various crops growing. The orange Gelert had never walked so much in his life. Yet, Ellie and Lucy were still raring to go. The tour only ended when the triangle called them back for supper. Reggie was relieved. He got to sit down and the food was really good! Though, he would hardly admit that. Aunt Louise smiled as she watched her teenaged nephew clear his plate; his words weren’t necessary. They all went to bed early since Uncle Vance, Aunt Louise and Ellie, being the country folk that they were, rose with the sun. Ellie and Lucy would be sharing a room for the summer while Reggie had the guest room. He didn’t know about the girls but he could only lay in bed, staring at the ceiling. It was too quiet and it was so dark. Reggie tossed and turned, thumping his pillow until he finally fell asleep.

Other Stories


Crafting With Delina
I was able to maneuver around all the spools of thread and yards of fabric to be able to chat with Delina herself! I prepared a few questions for her to try and get the real scoop on how she designs her excellent outfits.

by auraphic


Time Sensitive Avatars
Most Neopians are aware of the elusive seasonal avatars only after they pass, causing sadness and tears. Hopefully this guide to different time sensitive avatars can help alleviate some of the heartbreak associated with missing such coveted avatars.

Also by djleclair

by blackroseofwisdom


Nonlinear Companions: Post Meridiem: Part Four
What if he had seen that it was Westron who was his assailant? What if he remembered when he came to? But I couldn’t think about that now. There were more urgent matters at hand. We needed to get him to the throne room.

by _starryeyedsurprise_


Welcome to White River: Part Three
She breathed in slowly, steeling herself as she entered. She could feel the change in the air as she entered, as heads slowly began to turn and stare. She spotted Enid, wearing a kilt and a dark brown shirt, a long swath of tartan fabric draping down her shoulder across her chest. She smiled, and gave Portia a thumbs up.

by hzoo_26


After Charity Corner...

by anne77777


Goodbye, Lucye ~ Part 1
The history of a loyal Petpet

by arijuka

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