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Week 851
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Week 853

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 Eight Hundred Fifty Two Ends Friday, October 9

The giant omelette continued to sizzle in the searing heat of the Tyrannian sun. Sabre-X prowled the perimeter, keeping one eye on the omelette itself, and the other on approaching neopets who might be looking to take more than their fair share. From time to time, other keepers of the omelette would throw condiments, spices and other foodstuff into the mix, just to keep things interesting.

The old Lupe felt a prickle run down the hairs that covered his spine. He usually trusted his instincts, and felt his jaw begin to clench involuntarily.

He stopped his pacing, and pivoted to see an Usul, with yellow hair peeking out from a hood, coming up the hill towards him. They were cloaked in dark grey, face hidden in shadow.

“Remember, only one slice a day”, said Sabre-X, trying to shake off his unease, to only silence in return.

The Usul approached the omelette and appeared to squat down, their actions masked by his clothing, before turning back and making their way to leave the plateau.

Sabre-X growled softly, and watched the retreating back of the Usul descend the hill. With a gruff nod he turned back to the omelette, only to suddenly realise with a jolt of horror...

Author: kadface
Date: Oct 5th
...the omelette was gone!

But this alone would not have been cause for undue concern; as bountiful as the giant omelette was, it was not infinite, and occasionally had to be replenished with another massive egg from time to time.

But no--it wasn't just that the omelette was gone--it was that it had been replaced.

Where once a proud, pale yellow mass of delicious, wholesome eggy goodness (suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!) had stood, there now was a massive, wobbling, positively titanic jelly.

The jelly shimmered ominously, gleaming with a prismatic brilliance that was utterly out-of-place on the Tyrannian plateau.

Sabre-X could feel his teeth begin to ache at the thought of eating something so blatantly sugary. This would not do. This would not do at all.

"You!" he cried, running after the Usul. "Stop! What did you do!?"

The Usul seemed not to hear him--neither stopping or breaking into a run, but simply walking at the same, steady pace as before.

It didn't take more than a few moments for Sabre-X to catch up, grab the Usul's shoulder, and forcibly turn the other Neopet around.

"What did you do to the ome--" Sabre-X began, only to be struck wordless once he got a better look at the Usul's face...

Author: cookybananas324
Date: Oct 6th
...he was shocked to see that it wasn't any ordinary Usul! No, he had met so many friendly, furry Usuls before who have come to the giant omelette for a meal, and they didn't look like this! It was a wraith Usul! Instead of fur, it was translucent and glowed dark purple. In place of a smile was a grimace. It cackled loudly as Sabre-X jumped back in fear.

Sabre-X refused to back down; the giant omelette was at stake! He growled and demanded once again, "What did you do to the omelette?" in his loudest voice.

The wraith Usul smirked and menacingly whispered, "Your precious omelette is gone!" He waved his hands and a dark, smoky portal appeared. It glowed a dark purple hue, just like him. The wraith Usul slowly stepped inside.

Sabre-X, growing increasingly frantic and frightened, watched in horror. Without wasting a second, he jumped into the portal behind the wraith Usul.

After falling down a dark hole, Sabre-X found himself in...

Author: jamba_jukeba
Date: Oct 7th encasement of orange goop. His fall made a horrible squelching sound, and at once, he was submerged in what he could only describe as thick water. He coughed and sputtered as he pulled himself above the surface with his front paws and rolled over onto his back. As he opened his eyes, all he saw for miles was...even more orange.

He blinked repeatedly and rubbed his eyes, thinking they hadn't adjusted to the light. Nope. Still that same bright, unnatural colour, as far as the eye could see. The purple glow of the Usul was nowhere in sight, which made him feel both more and less panicked.

Out of curiosity, he plucked a piece of the orange slime off of his cheek and brought it up to his nose. The distinct aroma of artificial orange was overwhelming.

Wait a minute. Orange-flavoured ground?

Was this...Jelly World?

No. That can't be, he thought to himself. Everyone grows up and stops believing in Jelly World eventually. It's the tallest tale in Neopia. There must be some other explanation. Maybe he was dreaming, or hallucinating up a storm. Now that he thought of it, the piece of omelette he ate this morning did taste kind of funky. Maybe it was enchanted? Or poisoned?

Before he had a chance to consider anything else, he was startled by a voice behind him...

How will this story end?

Author: sapphic_soprano
Date: Oct 8th
"You shouldn't be here," the voice snarled.

"Who are you exactly?" Sabre-X said sternly. He was tired of this game of cat and mouse and wanted answers.

"I guess you could call me...Hope," the voice replied.

"Fine, Hope," Sabre-X started again, "What in Fyora's name is going on here? This can't be real! Where are we?!"

Hope lowered his head solemnly as if remembering a very painful memory. When he looked back up his eyes met the Lupe's and they exchanged motionless glances, each wary of the other. It was then that Hope's mouth curled into a wicked smile.

"Actually this works out perfectly," he chimed.

"What does?" Sabre-X asked suspiciously.

"I am the manifestation of childlike wonder. I am the hopes and dreams of children everywhere that Jelly World is real and there is a grand adventure waiting for each and every one of them," Hope said plainly.

"I don't understand," Sabre-X responded.

"You don't need to. As long as you spread the word of this fortunate mishap you will serve my purposes just fine," Hope said slyly. With the snap of a finger, he teleported next to Sabre-X and pushed him into a newly formed portal behind him.

"So long, Tyrannian," Hope waved as Sabre-X began to fall, "Don't forget about our little encounter!" With those last words the portal closed and Sabre-X was gone.


Sabre-X awakened to the clamouring of many different voices. He had a headache and tried his best to focus. He sat up suddenly, remembering the omelette being replaced with a giant blob of jelly.

"The omelette!" he cried as he rose to his feet. It was then that an approaching Kacheek appeared beside him, there for his daily fixings.

"What do you mean?" asked the Kacheek, "The omelette is just fine."

Sabre-X took a good look at the plateau and indeed it was true. The omelette was safe and sound, as if nothing had happened.

"Are you ok?" the Kacheek asked, concerned.

"Y-yeah," said Sabre-X gathering his composure. "I had the strangest dream though."

"Oh, do tell!" said the Kacheek excitedly.

Sabre-X and the Kacheek walked together as Sabre-X told him all about his recent unbelievable dream and what he thought it meant.

It was then that Hope grinned to himself slyly. He knew there would come another day where he would need to return to Neopia and remind everybody of the world that never was.

The End,

Author: metakitsune
Date: Oct 9th

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