Some cookies are necessary to make this site and our content available to you. Other Cookies enable us to analyse and measure audience and traffic to the site. Cookies are also used by us, advertisers, ad-tech providers and others to develop and serve ads that are more relevant to your interests. To consent to the use of Cookies and proceed to the site, click Accept below. If you wish to withdraw consent later you will find a link in the footer Cookie Choices. For more information: Privacy Policy.
Storytelling Competition - (click for the map) | (printer friendly version)

If you have any questions about the competition then read our awesome FAQ!

Week 744
You are on Week 745
Week 746

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 Seven Hundred Forty Five Ends Friday, September 30

King Roo was bored.

It had been an awfully long time since anything remotely interesting had happened on Roo Island, and the oft cheery monarch was beginning to fear he'd soon feel something of an apathetic disposition.

Well, that certainly wouldn't do.

Could I go and invent a new game?

It had been ages since he'd done that but never had he released anything so popular as Dice-A-Roo...

Am I a one-hit-wonder?

His heart began to ache, followed by tension in his head.


Am I a going through my mid-life crisis?

Ah, that had to be it! He'd read about many Neopets feeling generally unfulfilled and dare even melancholy around his age. The Blumaroo never thought it would occur to him, but, well, clearly here he was.

And all those Neopets he'd read about solved their crises by doing three simple things.

Well, it was time to change his hair, his clothes, and his career.

"Clearly," he said aloud to no one in particular, "that is THE only solution."

And he knew just where to start...

Author: rielcz
Date: Sep 26th
...and that was to hop onto the ferry and take a trip to Neopia Central. It would only be a short trip, and normally he would send one of his advisers, perhaps Broo, for him. He always seemed to have a good head on his shoulders, but this was something King Roo wished to do himself.

He happily greeted several of the other passengers while on the ferry, and did speak with several of them. They told him tales of their favorite games and their most memorable high scores within his game room. He smiled and listened intently, but he still just didn't feel his full heart into it.

"Oh how I miss the joy of the games." He thought to himself.

Well, he was certain once his plan was in effect, he would feel his happy disposition once more, and when the ferry landed, he bid the civilians adieu and made his way to the shopping district. Once there, he headed to his first destination, the Uni's Clothing Shop.

"Welcome to Uni's Clothing!" The faboo Uni said upon hearing the ring of the door open, "What can I..."

The shopkeeper stopped suddenly when they realized that King Roo had entered their humble store.

"Oh my, to what do I owe the pleasure of Neopian Royalty this day?" She said, giving a slight bow.

"Ms...." King Roo began, but then stopped for a moment.

"You can call me Faboo, most do." She replied.

"Ms Faboo." King Roo said, "I am in need of a makeover. And since you appear to be one of the most fashionable Neopians in the world, I humbly beg for your assistance in changing my look and outlook."

Her eyes gleamed through her star-shaped sunglasses.

"Leave it to me!" Faboo said, "I have just the thing in mind, a new ensemble I've been wanting to try out. Follow me to the back..."

Author: dr_tomoe
Date: Sep 26th
The King obliged and followed the spunky Uni to the back of the store. She seemed to be talking and going on about what fashions are in and what are out, but he didn't seem to capture any of it. He was too amazed by how many articles of clothing really were in the tiny shop. It seemed like he had been wearing the same crown and cape ensemble for all of eternity, he almost didn't know what some of these items were.

"Here! I think this will do!" Faboo cooed, shoving an outfit into the King's hands. "Why don't you go try these on in the dressing room?" she asked, but it was more of a demand than a question as she shoved the regal Blumaroo into dressing room.

King Roo snapped back into reality finally and took a look at what the fashionista had placed into his palms. Oh dear. This... This can't be right. She handed him a bright pink, sequined jumpsuit with fringe hanging from the sleeves. On the back, colored sequins spelled out the words "Hot Stuff" in the neatest cursive.

The King had second thoughts but thought to himself. Well, she is the most fashion-forward Neopian around. Surely she knows what she's doing.

King Roo shamefully stepped into the jumpsuit and without looking in the mirror, stepped out of the dressing room for Faboo to see.

"EEEEE!" the Uni squealed, clutching her hooves to her chest. "It looks wonderful on you, your majesty! Oh, let me just ring you up! Actually, no. Forget that," she continued, "it's on the house!"

Well, that certainly is sweet, the King thought to himself, now if only it were on somebody else altogether.

King Roo bowed to Ms. Faboo and bid her farewell before stepping out into Neopia Central dressed as a pink disco ball.

Hmm, now that that is over with, it is time for the second step. It is time to change my hair, he thought as he noticed several Neopians giggle to themselves and point in his general direction. Without a word or any acknowledgement of the townsfolk, King Roo made his way down the path to the Grooming Parlor...

Author: xxsicklullabiesxx
Date: Sep 27th
“Your Majesty!” the proprietor of the Grooming Parlour blurted without a second thought, causing every head in the place to turn towards him. King Roo was used to being watched by several Neopets at once, but to have that much attention drawn by someone who wasn’t announcing him made him feel quite self-conscious indeed.


“Good afternoon, Miss,” he addressed the flustered Usul, waving at the other onlookers, including--oh my, it truly was him--”I seek an immediate and drastic change in appearance.”

“Of course, Your Majesty, that is my specialty! Do sit here, and browse through these styles--let me know as soon as you’ve picked one you like in there.”

The Zafara in the next seat over chuckled, and King Roo did not know whether luck or misfortune would befall him. The owner of that chuckle just so happened to be Chadrick Woolsworth Tuffington the Fourth, who was also the owner of the title, Neopia's Most Charming, for three years, according to the Neopian Times. If there was anyone who could give him substantial advice on changing his hair and his clothes, it was that Zafara. King Roo could worry about his career later.

“You’re not going to find anything in there--that lady’s a bit more avant-garde than even I would like!”

King Roo flipped open the book, and sure enough, the hair and fur styles were awfully garish, but one looked rather tame--a design in his extremely short Blumaroo fur roughly the shape of a die.

“I don’t know, this one doesn’t look too bad.” He held out the book towards Chadley.

Chadley inhaled sharply. “No disrespect, Your Highness, but you’ve got a lot to learn, so I’ll let you in on a little secret.”

The king narrowed his eyes, but was intrigued all the same. Master Chadley had that air of charisma about him that worked in such a way that most insults were at least a little dulled. “Go on,” he conceded.

"Take a look at what I've got on. My fur's green, and I can't quite change that at the moment, but I'm wearing red, brown, and black, right on top of green. Every designer in the world would ordinarily laugh, but the thing is, I don't care."

“Thing is, it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it. You gotta have confidence! You gotta have style! And most importantly, you gotta have the will.” He leaned back into his dome-shaped hair dryer.

“Have you yet selected a fur style, Your Majesty?” Having finished with a customer, the Usul of the Grooming Parlour returned to her royal client. “What can I do for you?”

Confidence. Style. The will.

King Roo took a deep breath and pointed to a design...

Author: flufflepuff
Date: Sep 28th random.

"This one here," King Roo said confidently, though he felt remarkably uncertain of himself at that moment.

How bad could it be, picking at random? he thought to himself. It's basically like a game of chance, choosing without looking. And I love games of chance. It's not like I'd do any better if I picked one I really liked, since I'm not terribly stylish. I need something different, something drastic...

"Are you sure you want that one?" the Usul said incredulously, snapping King Roo out of his musings.

"Yes, quite sure," King Roo said without glancing at the glossy image. He smiled haughtily, as only a king could.

"Of course, Your Majesty," the Usul replied hastily. "I'll get right on it." The Usul scurried off to gather supplies.

King Roo sneaked a glance at Chadley, hoping to gauge his reaction, but all he could see was that the Zafara had what looked like a slightly smug expression underneath that giant smile. The king sighed inwardly, becoming more and more nervous about what he had gotten himself into.


An hour later, King Roo exited the Grooming Parlour sporting his new lime-green mohawk, much like the Moehogs wore, but a bit shorter. Chadley had been surprisingly supportive of the king's choice. Well, once he was able to control his hysterical laughter, anyway.

Still shaking his head in disbelief over his rash style choices, King Roo walked briskly toward the main shops, hoping for a place to hide while he tried to regroup. He found a flat rock near the Money Tree and sat down heavily.

Well, things haven't gone the way I expected so far, he thought. What kind of career can I have now, looking like this?

After a few minutes of rumination, the Blumaroo still had no direction, so he decided to walk over to the Wishing Well. He had no need for any items, but he hoped the ritual would help him gain some clarity.

A few minutes later, King Roo was standing at the edge of the Wishing Well with a fistful of Neopoints when he sensed someone at his side.


"Hello again, Your Majesty," Chadley said winningly. "Listen, I couldn't help but notice how down you seemed back at the Grooming Parlour, and I felt like I had to help you work out whatever's bothering you. What do you say?"

How did Chadley manage to keep that charming smile on his face and still sound so earnest? The Blumaroo decided to confide in Chadley, because quite honestly, he was getting desperate.

"Well, Chadley, I've been feeling down, so I thought I'd change my style and find a new career to help perk me up." King Roo hesitated, unsure of what to say next.

Chadley's brilliant smile somehow grew even larger when he heard the Blumaroo's glum explanation. "Really?" he squeaked, nearly squealed with glee. "I know the perfect thing to help you!"

Author: a_ramsell
Date: Sep 29th
..."It's something I do once a week. At least!"

"Er... Floss? Dice-a-Roo?" The King hadn't realized just how narrow-scoped his mind was.

Chadley's smile was unwavering. "No." With a brief show of jazz hands, he finished, "Modeling."

The Blumaroo couldn't quite stifle his gaping. "Modeling?"

"Come on, King, you already have the hair and clothes to certainly make a statement on the runway." Chadley folded his arms in such a convincingly charismatic manner King Roo became almost intimidated. "And it's not all just for show, either."

"Huh?" The King frowned. The idea of showing himself off like this in front of so many Neopets was... frankly, frightening. What else was it going to entail?

"You don't get voted 'Most Charming' for three years straight just by being a pretty face... though that certainly does help." Chadley flashed his smile again. "You need to be out there, interact with the masses, the crowds, the children."

Ah, children... seeing their smiling faces is one of the reasons I went into games in the first pl--

Suddenly, the Zafara grabbed King Roo's paw.

Well, King Roo had hoped to the Wishing Well for direction -- it looked like he'd get pulled somewhere regardless of whether he wanted to go along with it.

"The Neopian Times is hosting their monthly runway-photoshoot this evening, and this month it's on the Roo Island beaches. I had come to the Wishing Well, as I always do before such these events, to wish that I look my absolutely most stunning!" He pumped his free fist in the air. "You being here was an added bonus."

"But what if I--"

"It'll be great! You can show off your new look, have yourself be covered by the press, and start your new life looking fabulous, signing autographs, and setting trends, just like yours truly. You'll talk with crowds who admired you once as a game designer and now as a fashion icon."

The "game designer" quip pained his chest. But... Fashion icon.

Admittedly he liked the sound of that.

Swallowing what doubts he had towards this whole endeavor -- and there were a lot of them -- he let Chadley drag him back to the Roo Island ferry...

Author: rielcz
Date: Sep 30th
"So, don't forget to smile. And remember the three P's: Posture, Pose, Pizzazz!"

"Pizzazz?" muttered King Roo, only half-listening to Chadley as he contemplated what was to come.

"Oh, yes, the Neopets loves a bit of pizzazz. Maybe some jazz hands? OOOOH, or maybe a cheeky wink to the crowd? You know, whoever kitted you out had a keen sense of fashion. Those sequins really will glitter in the spotlight. Though it seems a bit tight... You need to work out, Your Majesty! Three times round the ferry, go, go, go!"

King Roo was pushed forwards by the eager Zafara, who had no idea of the level of attention His Royal Highness was paying to him.

"Oh, no, I don't think I'm quite up to running around the ship just now, thank you, Chadley," protested the Blumaroo.

"Now, now, King, it's for you, not me! You need to look FABULOUS on that catwalk!"

How could King Roo ever say no to that charming smile?


"Don't forget the three P's!" hissed Chadely. "We're with you all the way!"

A rainbow Acara swished her way back from the catwalk showered in roses. "You'll do great," she whispered to King Roo, before walking off.

"Your Majesty?" asked the stage director, a nervous-looking purple Xweetok. "You're up next."

"Go for it!" squealed Chadley.

King Roo stepped onto the platform and struck a pose. The crowd's reaction was immediate...

Author: __ayahrox__
Date: Oct 3rd
The crowd had been silent as they watched in anticipation of the figure who stood before them. It had taken them some time to notice that it was the beloved King Roo, who had quizzically stumbled onto the stage in a fit of awkward embarrassment.

All was silent. Several cameras had flashed at the sight of the Blumaroo, but no one knew what to make of him. For what felt like an eternity, the next few seconds crashed by as King Roo tried to gain his composure and figure out what he should do.

"Pizzazz.", He told himself boldly, taking his first steps out.

He stepped into what looked like a luxurious walkway littered with lights and glittering gems scattered along the way. He remembered to wink and to give some jazz hands as he made his way to the front of the walkway. The crowd didn't know what to make of the sight. King Roo? A Model? However, by the time he gained his confidence and made his first spin around the end of the walkway, the crowd was already cheering.

"King Roo! King Roo!", The crowd exclaimed, already loving the majestic sight of the Blumaroo as he made his way through to the other end of the walkway. A long Shoyru nearly fainted in the midst of the crowd.

After only a few moments, King Roo made his way back to the Xweetok and smiled.

"That was exhilarating!", King Roo exclaimed proudly.

"What are you waiting for?", The Xweetok asked curiously, "They love you! They want more! Go back out there and give them a show they'll remember!"

With a nod of his head and a swallow in his throat, King Roo turned around and made his way again towards the crowd which erupted into cheers.

The End.

Author: triarthrus_eatoni
Date: Oct 10th

Quick Jump

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6
Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
Week 13Week 14Week 15Week 16Week 17Week 18
Week 19Week 20Week 21Week 22Week 23Week 24
Week 25Week 26Week 27Week 28Week 29Week 30
Week 31Week 32Week 33Week 34Week 35Week 36
Week 37Week 38Week 39Week 40Week 41Week 42
Week 43Week 44Week 45Week 46Week 47Week 48
Week 49Week 50Week 51Week 52Week 53Week 54
Week 55Week 56Week 57Week 58Week 59Week 60
Week 61Week 62Week 63Week 64Week 65Week 66
Week 67Week 68Week 69Week 70Week 71Week 72
Week 73Week 74Week 75Week 76Week 77Week 78
Week 79Week 80Week 81Week 82Week 83Week 84
Week 85Week 86Week 87Week 88Week 89Week 90
Week 91Week 92Week 93Week 94Week 95Week 96
Week 97Week 98Week 99Week 100Week 101Week 102
Week 103Week 104Week 105Week 106Week 107Week 108
Week 109Week 110Week 111Week 112Week 113Week 114
Week 115Week 116Week 117Week 118Week 119Week 120
Week 121Week 122Week 123Week 124Week 125Week 126
Week 127Week 128Week 129Week 130Week 131Week 132
Week 133Week 134Week 135Week 136Week 137Week 138
Week 139Week 140Week 141Week 142Week 143Week 144
Week 145Week 146Week 147Week 148Week 149Week 150
Week 151Week 152Week 153Week 154Week 155Week 156
Week 157Week 158Week 159Week 160Week 161Week 162
Week 163Week 164Week 165Week 166Week 167Week 168
Week 169Week 170Week 171Week 172Week 173Week 174
Week 175Week 176Week 177Week 178Week 179Week 180
Week 181Week 182Week 183Week 184Week 185Week 186
Week 187Week 188Week 189Week 190Week 191Week 192
Week 193Week 194Week 195Week 196Week 197Week 198
Week 199Week 200Week 201Week 202Week 203Week 204
Week 205Week 206Week 207Week 208Week 209Week 210
Week 211Week 212Week 213Week 214Week 215Week 216
Week 217Week 218Week 219Week 220Week 221Week 222
Week 223Week 224Week 225Week 226Week 227Week 228
Week 229Week 230Week 231Week 232Week 233Week 234
Week 235Week 236Week 237Week 238Week 239Week 240
Week 241Week 242Week 243Week 244Week 245Week 246
Week 247Week 248Week 249Week 250Week 251Week 252
Week 253Week 254Week 255Week 256Week 257Week 258
Week 259Week 260Week 261Week 262Week 263Week 264
Week 265Week 266Week 267Week 268Week 269Week 270
Week 271Week 272Week 273Week 274Week 275Week 276
Week 277Week 278Week 279Week 280Week 281Week 282
Week 283Week 284Week 285Week 286Week 287Week 288
Week 289Week 290Week 291Week 292Week 293Week 294
Week 295Week 296Week 297Week 298Week 299Week 300
Week 301Week 302Week 303Week 304Week 305Week 306
Week 307Week 308Week 309Week 310Week 311Week 312
Week 313Week 314Week 315Week 316Week 317Week 318
Week 319Week 320Week 321Week 322Week 323Week 324
Week 325Week 326Week 327Week 328Week 329Week 330
Week 331Week 332Week 333Week 334Week 335Week 336
Week 337Week 338Week 339Week 340Week 341Week 342
Week 343Week 344Week 345Week 346Week 347Week 348
Week 349Week 350Week 351Week 352Week 353Week 354
Week 355Week 356Week 357Week 358Week 359Week 360
Week 361Week 362Week 363Week 364Week 365Week 366
Week 367Week 368Week 369Week 370Week 371Week 372
Week 373Week 374Week 375Week 376Week 377Week 378
Week 379Week 380Week 381Week 382Week 383Week 384
Week 385Week 386Week 387Week 388Week 389Week 390
Week 391Week 392Week 393Week 394Week 395Week 396
Week 397Week 398Week 399Week 400Week 401Week 402
Week 403Week 404Week 405Week 406Week 407Week 408
Week 409Week 410Week 411Week 412Week 413Week 414
Week 415Week 416Week 417Week 418Week 419Week 420
Week 421Week 422Week 423Week 424Week 425Week 426
Week 427Week 428Week 429Week 430Week 431Week 432
Week 433Week 434Week 435Week 436Week 437Week 438
Week 439Week 440Week 441Week 442Week 443Week 444
Week 445Week 446Week 447Week 448Week 449Week 450
Week 451Week 452Week 453Week 454Week 455Week 456
Week 457Week 458Week 459Week 460Week 461Week 462
Week 463Week 464Week 465Week 466Week 467Week 468
Week 469Week 470Week 471Week 472Week 473Week 474
Week 475Week 476Week 477Week 478Week 479Week 480
Week 481Week 482Week 483Week 484Week 485Week 486
Week 487Week 488Week 489Week 490Week 491Week 492
Week 493Week 494Week 495Week 496Week 497Week 498
Week 499Week 500Week 501Week 502Week 503Week 504
Week 505Week 506Week 507Week 508Week 509Week 510
Week 511Week 512Week 513Week 514Week 515Week 516
Week 517Week 518Week 519Week 520Week 521Week 522
Week 523Week 524Week 525Week 526Week 527Week 528
Week 529Week 530Week 531Week 532Week 533Week 534
Week 535Week 536Week 537Week 538Week 539Week 540
Week 541Week 542Week 543Week 544Week 545Week 546
Week 547Week 548Week 549Week 550Week 551Week 552
Week 553Week 554Week 555Week 556Week 557Week 558
Week 559Week 560Week 561Week 562Week 563Week 564
Week 565Week 566Week 567Week 568Week 569Week 570
Week 571Week 572Week 573Week 574Week 575Week 576
Week 577Week 578Week 579Week 580Week 581Week 582
Week 583Week 584Week 585Week 586Week 587Week 588
Week 589Week 590Week 591Week 592Week 593Week 594
Week 595Week 596Week 597Week 598Week 599Week 600
Week 601Week 602Week 603Week 604Week 605Week 606
Week 607Week 608Week 609Week 610Week 611Week 612
Week 613Week 614Week 615Week 616Week 617Week 618
Week 619Week 620Week 621Week 622Week 623Week 624
Week 625Week 626Week 627Week 628Week 629Week 630
Week 631Week 632Week 633Week 634Week 635Week 636
Week 637Week 638Week 639Week 640Week 641Week 642
Week 643Week 644Week 645Week 646Week 647Week 648
Week 649Week 650Week 651Week 652Week 653Week 654
Week 655Week 656Week 657Week 658Week 659Week 660
Week 661Week 662Week 663Week 664Week 665Week 666
Week 667Week 668Week 669Week 670Week 671Week 672
Week 673Week 674Week 675Week 676Week 677Week 678
Week 679Week 680Week 681Week 682Week 683Week 684
Week 685Week 686Week 687Week 688Week 689Week 690
Week 691Week 692Week 693Week 694Week 695Week 696
Week 697Week 698Week 699Week 700Week 701Week 702
Week 703Week 704Week 705Week 706Week 707Week 708
Week 709Week 710Week 711Week 712Week 713Week 714
Week 715Week 716Week 717Week 718Week 719Week 720
Week 721Week 722Week 723Week 724Week 725Week 726
Week 727Week 728Week 729Week 730Week 731Week 732
Week 733Week 734Week 735Week 736Week 737Week 738
Week 739Week 740Week 741Week 742Week 743Week 744
Week 745Week 746Week 747Week 748Week 749Week 750
Week 751Week 752Week 753Week 754Week 755Week 756
Week 757Week 758Week 759Week 760Week 761Week 762
Week 763Week 764Week 765Week 766Week 767Week 768
Week 769Week 770Week 771Week 772Week 773Week 774
Week 775Week 776Week 777Week 778Week 779Week 780
Week 781Week 782Week 783Week 784Week 785Week 786
Week 787Week 788Week 789Week 790Week 791Week 792
Week 793Week 794Week 795Week 796Week 797Week 798
Week 799Week 800Week 801Week 802Week 803Week 804
Week 805Week 806Week 807Week 808Week 809Week 810
Week 811Week 812Week 813Week 814Week 815Week 816
Week 817Week 818Week 819Week 820Week 821Week 822
Week 823Week 824Week 825Week 826Week 827Week 828
Week 829Week 830Week 831Week 832Week 833Week 834
Week 835Week 836Week 837Week 838Week 839Week 840
Week 841Week 842Week 843Week 844Week 845Week 846
Week 847Week 848Week 849Week 850Week 851Week 852
Week 853Week 854Week 855Week 856Week 857Week 858
Week 859Week 860Week 861Week 862Week 863Week 864
Week 865Week 866Week 867Week 868Week 869Week 870
Week 871Week 872Week 873Week 874Week 875Week 876
Week 877Week 878Week 879Week 880Week 881Week 882
Week 883Week 884Week 885Week 886Week 887Week 888
Week 889Week 890Week 891Week 892Week 893Week 894
Week 895Week 896Week 897Week 898Week 899Week 900
Week 901Week 902Week 903Week 904Week 905Week 906
Week 907Week 908Week 909Week 910Week 911Week 912
Week 913Week 914Week 915Week 916Week 917Week 918
Week 919Week 920Week 921Week 922Week 923Week 924
Week 925Week 926Week 927Week 928Week 929Week 930
Week 931Week 932Week 933Week 934Week 935Week 936
Week 937Week 938Week 939Week 940Week 941Week 942
Week 943Week 944Week 945Week 946Week 947Week 948
Week 949Week 950Week 951Week 952Week 953Week 954
Week 955Week 956Week 957Week 958Week 959Week 960
Week 961Week 962Week 963Week 964Week 965Week 966
Week 967Week 968Week 969Week 970  

IMPORTANT - SUBMISSION POLICY! By uploading or otherwise submitting any materials to Neopets, you (and your parents) are automatically granting us permission to use those materials for free in any manner we can think of forever throughout the universe. These materials must be created ONLY by the person submitting them - you cannot submit someone else's work. Also, if you're under age 18, ALWAYS check with your parents before you submit anything to us!