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Some Kind of Sandwich?

I only had a limited amount of time here, and I needed to see what Turmac Roll was. Was it some kind of sandwich, perhaps?

by ishmalian42
Remember The Fall

The scream doesn't burst out of my mouth until I hit the icy water. Then I slip under, the salty cold of the sea filling my lungs and stinging my eyes...

by darkmaiden610
The Lucky Coin

The coin's rim was jagged and well worn; the front print was smudged ever so much so that the imprint was unreadable. It was something she had never seen the likes of before...

by lemonlovingcutie
The Hall of Mirrors

No one is interested in a Hall of Mirrors. Why journey through a tent filled with mirrors when stalls filled with exciting games are right next door? Naturally, the Hall only gets a visitor once in a blue moon. Tonight the moon is a lovely shade of blue...

by dan4884
The Island

The brown Lupe knight truly detested ships; his stomach seemed to be completely unable to keep up with the rest of his body with all the rocking, swaying and tossing about that was inevitable when sailing on the ocean...

by nimras23
Petpet Problems

I heard the low sound of thunder in the distance. "Oh, no," I thought. "Here we go again." I sat on the floor, still hugging Chip, hoping he hadn't felt it or heard it...

by nybanonpu
The Pains of Being an Avatar Pet

"See that? He got that avatar 'cuz of me. That's an Island Quiggle avatar. My avatar." I was so obsessed with my avatar that my first word was, in fact, avatar. My world was turned upside down when my owner pounded me to a friend...

by kaisbff
A Draik and Her Petpet

"And let that be a lesson to you, Mr. Pant Devil!"

by jayandcourtneyk
Jealousy: A Tale of Two Salesmen

"Smitty, Smitty, Smitty. There are some things, some situations in life that you must accomplish by yourself. By yourself," she repeated for emphasis...

by firehazzard
An Unlikely Bond

An undersized green baby Ixi was weeping, salty tears pooling around her glossy ebony hooves. Not because she was saddened, but because it was vital to get herself damp...

by alexandrabryn
Friday the 13th

"GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS! It's Friday the 13th! Let's tell scary stories and roast marshmallows and-"

by fairiesrus5
The Secret Life of Sophie the Swamp Witch

"I can't complete this spell without them! I'll just have to go into the Marketplace and buy some. Oh, Meepits!"

by lindortruffle
 
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Perhaps color changing is not the bed of roses Neopians have been brainwashed to believe it is. In fact, just how many Neopians sit down with their pets before painting them and discuss the pitfalls of what their new color will be? A pet should have a say in such a total and permanent change...



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Travelling to Shenkuu?
An eye-opener for those travelling to the land of Shenkuu.

by doorbell_dog

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Five Years of Food Club
After my daily visit to Krawk Island to support my favorite Food Club pirate (and hopefully collecting big winnings), I was lucky enough to get an interview with him. Of course, he's none other than the only Scorchio pirate in Food Club, The Tailhook Kid.

by blackcairn

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How to Be a Fire Faerie: Part Four
I held out my hands, trying not to look at the sea of faerie faces in front of me, all eyes looking expectantly at me. I felt for my magic, and pushed it out of my hands - but nothing happened...

by purplefire_hawk

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Brotherly, Sisterly Love (Well, Kind Of): Part One
Her bedroom door banged open. Light from the hallway flooded in, and the silhouette of her brother was framed in the doorway...

by 3dcourtney12044

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The Near Side
It's opposite day!

by temiree

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What a Wonderful Cheese
Weeb shudders with fear.

by nanoalchemist



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