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Brightvale castle is almost always silent, especially once the moon rises. Early to bed and early to rise makes Neopets, uh... something, something, and wise. Roberta's heard her uncle recite that proverb a million times over, but she always forgets how it ends.

by theschizophrenicpunk

I'm a water Lutari who's lived her entire life in a network of caves deep under the ocean. I've never seen the sky, or the sun, or other people—except for my mum, but that one is a given for most kids, isn't it? I sleep in a bed of warm, blue sponge—magic, no doubt—and go fishing once a week with my mum for what she calls the "necessities." I play with various things my mum says come from the "surface," and occasionally the odd plushie that pops up in the fishing hole.

by peronalodis
Mystery Island Traveller's Diary

Oh what a beautiful day! Gone are the dreary clouds and bone-chilling humidity of Shenkuu’s late spring, and arrived are the hot sun and blue skies of Mystery Island. The airship ride from Shenkuu to a small island off the coast of Moltara, and the subsequent boat ride to Mystery Island, was very enjoyable. As we lost elevation, the damp air dried and the clouds dissipated, paving the way for sun, sun, and more sun!

by mucka33
Usuki Singing Stars #31: Lola Minds Her Manners

“Nope,” said Lola. Her smile widened. “Ms. Butterworth has invited me to an elegant dinner at Kelp! She’s taking me because she’s been so proud of my Neoschool grades.” Patricia and Sparkles sighed enviously. Kelp was the fanciest restaurant in all of Neopia! Located in Maraqua, the restaurant had a reputation for serving the most exquisite entrees, the delicate china plates in the dining room and being one of the few places in Neopia where Neopians could dress up in their best clothes and jewellery.

by downrightdude
Adventures in Mystery Island

Dappletail, a young female Glowing Uni, woke up. It was a beautiful blue-skied day in Mystery Island, her home, and she could smell the ocean breeze coming in from her opened window. Looking outside it, the palms swayed in the breeze and there were even a few wild Taigars running about.

by dunefurandlilypelt
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If you love the Neopian Times as much as we do, then you have considered throwing a party for no reason other than to celebrate it! If that’s the case, then we would absolutely love to aid you in your endeavor. As natural-born party planners (see: How to Throw The Perfect Birthday Bash), our primary goal is to ensure your celebration goes flawlessly. You should begin by composing a guest list. In addition to your neofriends and favorite Neopian Times contributors, you may wish to issue invitations to famous Neopians, such as Rico and Dark Lord. They might not necessarily make an appearance, but you never know; they might surprise you!

Other Stories


How To Care For Your Elderly Neopet
A sudden loss of balance and a stumble into the Rainbow Fountain is all it takes. Before your very eyes, your once sprightly, bouyant Neopet with their thick, lush, shiny fur/scales/hide (delete as appropriate) will emerge no longer glowing with youth and energy, but hunched over and wizened, wrinkly and crinkly, grey or balding, aged almost beyond recognition! "Get off my lawn!" they'll croak at you angrily, whilst you stare at them wide-eyed in shock, mouth agape in surprise.

by tallydepp


The Scrivener's Survey
This Scrivener has come out of anonymity to share with all of Neopia, via the Times, the inside scoop on books I’ve read! For truth! For justice! For informed book buying! (And also because the Defenders of Neopia, in no uncertain terms, told me to switch to a more “conventional” method of spreading literary information. When Judge Hog speaks, you listen.)

by cosmicfire918


The Adventures of Trina: The Glass Key: Part Three
Cassie frowned. “She didn’t show up for class today. Is she sick?”

“Can’t be—she was fine yesterday. More than fine, actually. I’ve never seen her so happy, not since…” she dropped to a whisper, “well, when we joined the pirates.”

by ummagine3284


Chronicles of a Caped Crusader: Days Yet to Pass: Part Five
Kristy and Chloe sat in the sun room, looking out into the gardens below. Chloe looked down at her mask, which she was holding in her hands. There were so many questions, and she didn't even know where to begin. Kristy sat there patiently, waiting for her to be ready. Chloe looked over at her.

by kristykimmy


Meteor Crash Site 725-XZ
I'm gonna poke it with a stick.

Also by spooky_pie

by ketchup547


Desert Island Doldrums

Also by jellybeanott

by whitefriar

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