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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 Eight Hundred Fifty Seven Ends Friday, November 13

Quinden flew across the skies of Tyrannia, headed for a small group of huts made of grass and mud perched on a low plateau. The red Pteri smiled widely as he soared and swooped through the air, passing a few other Pterii as well.

"Are you joining the Pteri Flying Championships?" a faerie Pteri asked him as he passed her.

"No, but my brother is!" Quinden crowed as he zeroed in on a hut that was close to the edge of the plateau. "Gabriel is the best trick flyer I know, he's the reigning champion three years in a row!"

"Really? Gabriel is your brother?" a green Pteri chimed in, awestruck. "That Gabriel?"

"That's right! And I'm gonna see him...right now!"

With that, Quinden left the other Pterii in the air and dove for the doorstep. After knocking, he ended up having to wait a while until Gabriel opened the door and admitted him into his humble abode.

"Gabriel, are you ready for the championships?" the red Pteri asked the Tyrannian Pteri expectantly. "Are you going to make this your fourth win? I bet you're running out of room in your trophy cabinet - "

Gabriel turned to look at Quinden sombrely and shook his head. "Quin...I'm not going to join the championships this year..."

Author: precious_katuch14
Date: Nov 9th
Quinden was speechless. He plopped down onto a nearby seat, just in case he'd faint from the shock of it.

"Ha ha Gabriel, very funny…" Quinden began but stopped when he saw the look on Gabriel's face.

With droopy feathers and a sombre expression, his brother looked more like a Grey Pteri than a Tyrannian one. Worst of all, Gabriel wouldn't meet Quinden's gaze as he spoke.

"I had made a promise." The older pteri turned away to begin busying himself by making a cup of tea. Quinden frowned as he watched his brother, waiting for him to elaborate. There was a long silence as the hut gradually began to smell like fragrant tea.

"Explain." Quinden asked quietly but firmly, refusing to let the matter drop. "You can't expect me to believe you. I mean, look around you!" He gestured with a wing at all the beautiful golden trophies that lined the nearby shelf.

Gabriel remained silent as he took a sip of his tea, ignoring Quinden's impatient tapping foot. At length, he began to speak.

"There was something that happened at last year's championships. Something nobody knows about…"

Author: puhapaev
Date: Nov 10th
“What? What is it? Tell me!” Quinden urged.

“Well, there’s this other Pteri. She...she made it impossible for me to join.” Gabriel confessed, sipping his tea again.

Quinden silently looked at his claws. Then, he jerked up his head and stared at Gabriel with glaring eyes.

“What could possibly be more important than entering the championship?” He asked in an insulting voice.

“It’s just that...” began Gabriel, but he was interrupted by a knock on the door. “Coming!” He yelled, then turned back to Quinden. “Sorry, little bro. I’ll tell you later.” He said with a weary expression. He set down his tea and headed towards the door.

“But..” Quinden started, but Gabriel gave him a look that made him trail off. He would have to ask him later.

He heard his brother talking to someone, so he peeked around the corner to see who it was. It was just the mailman.

Quinden flew out the back door and swooped through the air. He was disappointed and confused. What is wrong with Gabriel? He glided for a moment, before alighting on the muddy plateau. Great. Now he had to wash his red feathers.

He flew back into the air. He thought he should just enjoy the view. Then he remembered that Tyrannia isn’t a beautiful place. Suddenly, a flash of black darted through the sky. It ran straight into Quinden!

Author: candykb
Date: Nov 11th
Quinden darts to his left just in time to avoid collision with the black-coloured figure. As he regains his balance, female laughter echoes not too far.

Quinden looks at the direction of the sound. His eyes meet a pair of light pink eyes of a Wraith Pteri, glowing eerily into his soul, even in the broad daylight of a sunny day in Tyrannia.

"Watch where you're going!" Quinden exclaims, not phased by her menacing expression. The Wraith Pteri just laughs again, dismissively. "Who are you?!" Quinden asks, growing irritated.

"And how exactly does that information matter to you?" She says, not answering his question. "I am looking for Gabriel. Where is he." The Wraith Pteri demands.

"And how exactly does that information matter to you?" Quinden repeats her earlier sentence with a sarcastic smile on his face.

This seems to have gotten under her skin. "Listen, y-"

A third voice calls from afar. "Zara?!"

How will this story end?

Author: mellody_sou_10
Date: Nov 12th
..."Ah, Gabriel," said the wraith Pteri as she turned toward the third voice.

"Stop! Get away from my brother!" Quinden shouted as he darted at her.

She easily manoeuvred out of his way in a sideways somersault.

"Wha?" said Quinden dumbly. That... that was a move that not even Gabriel could pull off!

"Little bro, stop," Gabriel shouted up at him.

Quinden frowned and looked back and forth between Gabriel and the apparent Zara. His face furrowed. "You two know each other?"

"Obviously," said Zara, rolling her eyes. "I have been training Gabriel for months, now. And I don't like it when little kids like you waste my time and get in my way."

"Zara, be nice, he's my brother!" Gabriel had by now took to the skies and joined the others. "But yes, Quin! Zara watched me race and win for three years, and after last year's Championships she decided to take me on as a student in her elite flight academy."

The red Pteri tilted his head, curious. "That sounds... super amazing. Why didn't you tell me?"

"It's highly secretive," continued his brother, his voice hardly above a whisper, "and only the absolute best are recruited."

Zara scoffed at her pupil. "You know I made you promise not to tell anyone. Well, I suppose your brother knowing isn't a bad thing... if he's half the flyer you are, Gabe, he's worthy."

Gabriel almost blushed at that. "Anyway, Quin, Zara is a very busy instructor -- I had to wait half a year until she was ready to teach me. And I knew that accepting study at her year-long training academy would mean I probably wouldn't get to enter the Championships this year -- and that's why I can't enter." He sighed. "I just... didn't think it'd hit me as hard as it did."

Quinden frowned and gave his brother a quick air hug. "What if... I enter the Championship today?" He'd thought back at what Zara had said. "I might not win, but that'd still give us something to celebrate and be happy about today." He grinned at his brother.

Gabriel smiled warmly back. "I think that would be an excellent idea, little bro."

Zara smiled too, albeit somewhat half-heartedly. "Now, Gabriel, let's go. We have Mystery Island Eights to practice today." She turned toward Quinden and winked at him. "And good luck today."

Gabriel and Zara soared away from Quinden. The red Pteri watched them and smiled before flying to the Pteri Flying Championships registration hut.

The End,

Author: rielcz
Date: Nov 13th

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