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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 Fifty Five - Ended December 14th

The bright orange sun hung in the sky like a giant piece of candy, lighting up Neopia brightly. Shoythang the Fire Shoyru was busy working in his garden, planting his favourite Tuskaninny Plant when the sky went totally black. All of his neighbours ran outside in a whirl trying to see what was causing the giant shadow.

"Oh my Asparagus! It's a bird!" a Usul shouted, pointing to the sky.

"It's a Lenny! Ha ha ha, it's one of those Lennys!" a Chia said, bursting out in laughter.

"No, it's a monstrous Lenny wielding a Rod of Asparagus, and it's coming right for us!" a Meerca exclaimed, running for cover.

Everyone around, including Shoythang, looked up to see a huge, evil Lenny descending upon them...

Author: Neopets Staff
Date: 10 Dec.
...Shoythang blinked as the Lenny towered over him, brandishing his weapon of evil. The Lenny glared at him with brimstone eyes that blazed with fury. Shoythang, cold sweat beading his forehead, plucked up his courage, and asked the Lenny a question.

"Nice day, isn't it? I dare say that sun was a tad too bright, thanks for blocking it out... hehehe...."

The Lenny didn't look all too amused.

"OK then... where did King Coltzan keep his armies, eh? Up his sleevies!"

The Lenny was still frowning at him, sending chills up and down Shoythang's spine.

"Well... I thought it was funny! I swear, Lennys these days have no sense of humour..."

Realising then that he'd probably said too much, he made a frantic dash for his NeoHome, but the Lenny wasn't having any of it...

Author: tinysaiyan
Date: 10 Dec.
...The Rod of Asparagus was suddenly fired upon Shoythang, missing him by mere inches. He then made a move to the left, and then to the right, but wherever he turned, that fearsome weapon was always there, blocking his escape.

"Oh please, sir," begged Shoythang, "don't hurt me! I have done nothing to you."

"Nothing?!" boomed the Lenny. "We Lennys have always been made objects of ridicule, the butt of everyone's jokes! Well, I am here to avenge all those Lennys who have to endure such cruelty from you other Neopets. Instead of jeering, you will all tremble at the sight of a Lenny!"

So saying, the Rod of Asparagus moved swiftly again, and in a blink, Shoythang's precious garden was completely destroyed!

Shoythang stood there, numbed with shock and pain at what had happened to his beloved plants. But then, something burned deep inside him...

Author: rani_c
Date: 11 Dec.
..."YOU DESTROYED MY GARDEN!" cried Shoythang.

"Ho ho ho ha ha hee hee!" the Lenny burst out.

"WHAT'S SO FUNNY??" asked Shoythang.

"You fell for it!!!!Ho ho ha ha hee!" the Lenny pulled at his feathers to revealed a zipper! He zipped it down and... a Jetsam appeared! It was the town prankster, Caborino!

"Cabbie! Oh Caborino! You've been playing pranks again!?! UP TO YOUR ROOM! Wait till your father hears about you using his Lenny costume to scare the neighbours!" Caborino's mum was yelling at him from down the street.

"But muuuuuuuuuuum!"

"Oh, my poor garden. Stupid Lenny, erm, Jetsam. Whatever. My garden is ruined!" Shoythang wondered what he he would do now...

Author: canadianwomen
Date: 11 Dec.
...He didn't have much time to think before a large round object fell from the sky and crashed into the remains of the already smouldering garden!

"What is it with bad things and my garden?" yelled Shoythang, turning to the object. The other Neopians crowded around it, even Caborino was trying to escape from his mum and look.

Suddenly it burst open to reveal a Grundo, dressed as a baby! He looked around at all the faces and laughed. Shoythang looked closer and saw a note attached to the Grundo's baby bonnet. He picked it up and read aloud:

"To the fool, erm, I mean good Neopian who finds my servant, erm, baby, I hope that you can look after him for I cannot. His name is Crolop and is especially evil, I mean a good and sweet little baby. Please take him into your house so that he can capture you, erm, love you like his real parents. Please look after him well; I can only afford to send one, (you should probably forget that last part). All the best, Dr. Frank S., I mean Dr. F. Sloth, erm, I mean, oh forget it!"

Shoythang looked worriedly at the Grundo, then at his friends as he tried to think what to do...

Author: stevecoo100
Date: 12 Dec.
...He thought, I might as well take him in. He is cute... a sweet brown Grundo of my very own! Aww!

The Grundo snuggled up against Shoythang. His sweet blue eyes looked at Shoythang's face and the biggest, sunniest smile anyone had ever seen broke out on Crolop's face.

"Crolop, is it, little guy? You're so little and cute. I think I ought to take you in." Shoythang gathered the grundo in his arms and caried him inside. The crowd that was gathered shook their heads and left, leaving Crolop and Shoythang in peace.

Crolop, little as he was, sat up as Shoythang rocked him. He began talking like a robot, and Shoythang didn't know what to do! He leaned over in the rocking chair and reached for...

Author: _neopian_newsletter_
Date: 12 Dec.
...his book, Grundo Food. "This little fellow is probably hungry," thought Shoythang out loud. He read the book, and suddenly it vanished in a puff of green smoke.

"How would you like some of this yummy 2/3 Plain Omelette. It is 2/3 because I got a little hungry myself." Shoythang laughed at his joke. The Grundo just stared.

Shoythang was trying to feed the famished looking Grundo, but the baby wouldn't take a bite. Shoythang sighed, "This is harder than I thought..."

Author: quiggleez
Date: 13 Dec.
..."Dang tootin'!" said a Techo from the other room.

Shoythang turned around surprised and curious from who the voice came from. He then saw his friend Myrtle the blue Techo. He ran to him and gave him a bear hug.

"Get off me this ain't no democracy! What do you think you be doing with this here child of yours?" the Techo inquired.

"It ain't mine Myrtle! It fell from the sky and blew up garden!" Shoythang said a little excited.

Myrtle just looked at him like what are you talking about, Shoythang. He shrugged and then screamed as he saw the Grundo eating Shoythang's rocking chair.

"Holy Neopia, Shoythang! It's eating your chair! Eeeep, it's gonna eat us!" screamed the Techo as the Grundo came charging at them.

The Techo screamed like a little girl and ran out the door of Shoythang's house. He ran all the way to his grandmum's house. Shoythang backed up into the corner when the Grundo...

Author: soul_song
Date: 13 Dec.
...burped like a foghorn, and spit out the chair cushion, which landed at Shoythang's feet with a splat.

"Ewww!" cried the Shoyru. "Where are your manners?"

The little Grundo just smiled happily and started waddling around the room, possibly looking for more rocking chairs. "Oh dear," thought Shoythang. "I hope he's not planning on eating all my furniture! Though, I guess he would at least be getting lots of fiber in his diet."

Not sure what else to do, he scooped up Crolop in his arms and took the wiggling little critter outside to the sad ruins of his once-proud garden. He set Crolop down on a pile of shredded Asparagus plants and sat down beside him, glumly contemplating all the work he would have to do to get his poor garden back in shape. As he watched the Grundo making some kind of Asparagus and dirt sculpture, he suddenly had an idea....

Author: sealvester
Date: 14 Dec.
..."I know!" Shoythang declared. "Crolop can make statues for my garden. Not only will I have my plants back, but Crolop will make them into beautiful statues!"

Shoythang quickly ran to the Neopian Garden Store, where he bought a heap of flowers and dumped them in his garden. He then quickly ran to Crolop, picked him up, and carried him to the pile of unplanted plants. While Crolop tended to the garden, Shoythang was secretly working on another statue.

Days passed, and the garden was filled with statues of famous Neopets. Crowds of Neopians began to gather around Shoythang's garden.

"Ooh!" said one Neopet.

"Ahh!" said another, but Shoythang's garden wasn't complete. He clicked his fingers, and Shoythang's friends brought in the secret statue that he was working on. They placed it in the middle of the garden with a cloth over it.

Shoythang straightened himself up and said, "Fellow Neopians, this garden couldn't have been done without the help of Crolop. That is why I have made something special for him." He turned around and unveiled a statue of Crolop. Crolop ran to Shoythang and hugged him, and they lived happily, going on to become two of the best gardeners in Neopia.

The End

Author: liangcheah
Date: 14 Dec.

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