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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 Forty One - Ended September 7th

Being the only pirate that wore two eye patches, Samuel No Eyes was constantly made fun of. It was always "Ahoy Samuel, what happen to yer other eye?" or "Arrrg, me Sammy boy, parrot got the best of ya?" or "Bring 'er alongside, Samuel... wait, ye cannot see, lemme get someone else so we don't go a crashin'". A pirate that can't see at all is like a woodpecker with a headache... it just doesn't make sense. There had to be something he could do to get his dignity back... Author: Neopets Staff
Date: 4 September
...So Samuel tried many different tactics, but none of them worked. He tried to take off his eye patches, but that just scared everyone away! Then he tried to draw an eyeball over the eye patch, but everyone who knew him made fun of him all the more because he couldn't draw to save his life! So poor Sammy gave up. He went along as though he couldn't hear their cruel comments.

One day, however, Sammy came up with an idea. It was so brilliant; he believed he'd never ignore another soul again! So Sammy got right to work, with his pet parrot, Old Bones, helping him the whole time.

"Arrrrrhhhhhggggg! I've done it! I've created me way to see! Arrgghhhh! Old Bones, we've done it! And it wasn't possible wit out yer help! You'll be gettin' an extra treat tonight, ya old parrot!" Sammy cried cheerfully.

"Ssqurraaakkkk!" Old Bones replied airily.

The next day, Samuel went outside with his new creation. His friends screamed with fright and agony when they looked at his eyes. His eye patches were still on, but something covered them. It was...

Author: yankeegurl902
Date: 4 September
...Muddy worms from the Sea of Catastrophe! "Ohoy there, me maties! You'd think you'd never seen a worm from the Sea of Catastrophe in your life! Don'cher know them has a special-like skin? When touchin' yer skin, it does all sorts of wonders to ye! Now let yer old matey tell yer how he did it!"

All Sammy's friends gathered around wide eyed, to hear his tale. Sammy began, "Now first of all, lemme get a couple of things straight. I wasn't the one ter actually travel ter the Sea of Catastrophe. After all, we all know fer a fact that no sailor that 'as gone ter that sea, has ever returned. So I sent me old pal, Old Bones, ter go fetch me some worms! Old Bones, yer cen take over now."

"Squaaak! Craaaaaaaw! Squaak squaaaak craaw skraaaaaw!" Unfortunately, none of Sammy's friends could understand Old Bones.

"I can't unnerstan' a word yer bird is sayin'!"

"Me either!"

"I got somthin' better t' do wi' my time!"

"Yeah! I'm a goin' to practise me swashbucklin'!"

"Wait, WAIT," Sammy called desperately, I'll translate..."

Author: olddada
Date: 4 September
..."You don't need ta translate... we know yer wearing common earth worms! A bird could never get to der Sea of Catastrophe," young Swash said. He had just joined the pirate ship and was the most enthusiastic of them all. Oh, and how Sammy hated him! With his perfect eye, one covered, the other healthy and strong, and with the body that mermaids died for! Sammy was filled with a wild fury that made him swell inside and lunge toward Swash.

"How DARE ya??? Me, me Old Bones wen' down ter the Sea of Catastrophe and he, well I really dunno what Old Bones did, but I know these 'ere," Sammy began to peel off a worm, "these 'ere are definitely authentic... from the Sea of Catastrophe! No lie!"

"All right then," said Swash with an evil grin, "Prove it. You and Old Bones go back together, and get me some special worms for me bad knee, aye?"

Sammy gulped, there was nothing he could do, "All right," he trembled, "We'll be a going...."

Author: magda_mystery
Date: 5 September
...When Sammy reached the edge of the water he just stood still. He new it was the sea of Catastrophe, there was no mistaking those harsh winds and the loud crash of every wave, every pirate alive cold feel a shiver in there bones when they were near this sea. An old legend once said that the treasures of this sea where protected by the ghost of the first pirate to fall at the hands of the monster waves that rose from the waters. But Sammy had to be brave for he new if he could survive the Sea of Catastrophe then no one would laugh at him again and as a bonus if he brought back the worms he would be like a hero, he was set to sail and he new he better fast before his courage was washed away with the waves... Author: pennie88
Date: 5 September
..."SQUAWK SQUAAAAWK!" yelled Old Bones desperately, trying to keep Sammy away from the horrible dangers that lay in the Sea of Catastrophe.

"I'm sorry, Old Bones, but we gotta go an' get dem worms! I know yeh don' wanna go, but we gotta! I jus' cain' stay 'ere, or I'll jus' be makin' a fool outta meself..." said Sammy sadly, stroking Old Bones.

So Sammy, with Old Bones perched on his shoulder, went to enlist a couple of old retired pirates with nothing better to do. Sammy questioned their sanity at first, but realised they were the only ones who would do the job. Sammy, with only two Dubloons, was relieved when they mumbled to him:

"Ts' pay...n-n-needed...".

"Y-ya...don' worry... 'bout nothin'..."

Sammy plotted the course that they would take to get to the center of the Sea, also known as the Eye of Doom, for it was one giant whirlpool that you could look down but never see the bottom.

So, after they had all the supplies and tools they would need, Sammy, still feeling worried about this couple, boarded the ship with them and headed out towards the Eye of Doom...

Author: mariorpgrulz
Date: 6 September
...The sea was becoming more turbulent. The two pirates, Buckle and ShaggyBeard, that Sammy hired were steering the ship.

"Y-ya do know that we may neva get out alive," said Buckle who just managed to duck the ship away from a giant wave.

"Yes," gulped Sammy. "Luckily these worms keep me eyes dry."

"'Ere we go!" yelled Buckle, who was perched on the ship's mast. "There be the Eye of Doom! I can see it!"

The thunderstorm raged but Sammy's ship continued to cut through the harsh waters. Waves were crashing onto the deck but Sammy sailed on, he sailed on for his dignity's sake. Lighting flashed and Old bones squawked. Suddenly the ship was hit by a giant wave and everything went black...

Author: try_n_freeze_this
Date: 6 September
...Many hours later, Sammy opened his eyes. The first thing he noticed was Old Bone's Beak, which was pecking hard at his nose. The second thing he noticed was that he was floating on a plank of wood in the middle of the water. Sammy sat up and rubbed his eyes, or rather, his worms.

"Now what do we do Old Bones," Sammy questioned. "We're trapped on a plank of wood in the middle of nowhere"


"Whadda you mean we're not trapped in the middle of nowhere?" Sammy asked. Just as Old Bones was about to answer, Sammy felt something slimy on his hand, which had been dangling in the water.

"Old bones, we did it, we're here," the pirate said as a worm crawled up his hand. "Now all we need to do is figure out a way to get back!"

"Squawk," squawked Old Bones...

Author: foodgirliscool
Date: 7 September
...Sammy had an idea. He first gathered a few worms then paddled out to find some more wooden planks out on the ocean. He found two and used them as paddles to direct him in the direction that Old Bones was squawking to.

"Hmm," Sammy said, "I counted thirteen worms 'n all, I don' think the boys'll notice if I take a few meself."

So Sammy took some worms and replaced them with the ones that had been there before. He suddenly saw a very blurry vision, then everything became clear.

"Arr, Old Bones! I can see!"

Old Bones squawked with joy. Sammy then looked around and started paddling to the island, which it seems that Old Bones had been squawking about earlier. As he headed to it he noticed a small pile of sand, and next to it a little hut. He started to paddle a little faster until he finally reached it. As he walked over to the pile of sand he noticed it was quite large, and next to it was a skeleton with a shovel in its left hand.

"Wonder what he been diggin' up, ay Old Bones?"


"Hmm, let's have a look, shall we? It doesn't seem like anyone leaves 'ere anyway."

Sammy then picked up the shovel and started digging. He soon enough hit something hard, and uncovered it.

"Why, Old Bones! I think we found ourselves a treasure chest!"


Sammy pulled it out and opened it. As he marveled at the treasure he saw a note that read,

To whomever finds me treasure will have wealth and good luck fer all eternity.



Sammy then made a loud whoop of joy as he shut the chest and walked happily toward down the beach, carrying a few handfuls of gold Dubloons. And he has lived there ever since, with his riches and Old Bones the parrot... and all the worms they could eat, of course.

The End

Author: aries_kiss
Date: 7 September

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