Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

You walk home from school, feeling utterly exhausted. Slumping on your bed, you close your eyes, trying to wish away the mountain of homework on your desk. It’s a warm day, even though it’s October and the leaves should be turning red and falling. The sun is shining, the sky is blue. The weather makes it hard to be grumpy, but you’re trying your hardest.

Suddenly, the room gets much hotter. You open your eyes, feeling grumpier than ever. Why can’t the weather be pleasant, for once, you wonder, forgetting that it was pleasant just one minute ago. When you sit up, you nearly fall over, thinking you’re dreaming.

Because standing on the outside of the window, looking very cross, is a phoenix. “Open your window, grumpypants,” it seems to say. You’re too shocked to do anything but obey. The phoenix hops inside, making the room even hotter. You open all your windows trying to cool the room down.

The phoenix unfurls its tail, making it look like a peacock on fire, and making you wish even harder that it was gone as the room becomes almost too hot to bear. A piece of smoldering paper tied with a piece of singed ribbon falls to the ground. “Goodbye, for now,” the phoenix’s voice in your head says, and it jumps through the window and disappears in a flash of gold feathers.

The room has now cooled down significantly. You pick up the smoking paper gingerly, hoping it doesn’t fall apart in your hands. It doesn’t. You gently tug on the singed green ribbon and it disintegrates, bits of ash floating down to your carpet. You wince, and uncurl the note even more carefully. In the top right, it says the date. Under that, it says Pheonixe Place.

Are they aware they spelled phoenix wrong? You wonder, but read the note anyways. In immaculate handwriting, it says:

Dear CBer,

My sister and I would like to invite you to spend a fortnight of vacationing at our house, Phoenixe Place. It’s located on the Edge of the World. If you accept, fill out the form below. You may bring up to one companion. Please no CAPTCHAs. Last time no one could understand them and they got rather upset. My sister doesn’t want to hurt their feelings again. Ten spots only, not including companions. Reply as soon as possible. Teleport to Phoenixe Place using the device attached at three o’clock on October Fifteenth. Forms must be filled for alter egos as well.







Favorite Color:




We hope to see you there.


Fae (and my sister, Yasmine)

Underneath the note, a wooden phoenix is taped to the paper. You slide it out and put it on your bed. Then you reread the note. Wait. The Edge of the World? Earth is a sphere. Don’t they know that? Your frown and wonder whether to go.

You debate with yourself. A vacation sounds great, but do you really want to be murdered? After a few minutes, you catch sight of the pile of homework sitting on your desk. That does it. If it isn’t fun, at least you’ll be able to figure out what Fae and Yasmine mean by the Edge of the World. You fill out the form. It disappears, and you wait for October Fifteenth… 

submitted by Fae and Yasmine, age Ski Lodge!, Pheonixe Place
(October 5, 2020 - 1:37 pm)
I'm already in at least one active ski lodges. But I can't resist. I love the name Fae, and phoenixes, and interesting spellings, and vacations, and the Edge of the World, and ski lodges in general.
Name: PygmyOwl
Pronouns: she/her
Appearance: Ugh, why does it take me so long to find an old ski lodge to copy-and-paste my appearance from?! XD I am sort of tall for my age. I am pretty skinny, with long legs and feet that are really too big for my liking. I have hair that is finally reaches definitely past my shoulders and is sometimes-sort of-not-really-curly. And blueish-grayish-greenish-who knows what elseish eyes. I will be wearing a forest green tunic with black leggings and brown, ankle-high boots.
Personality: Shy, and introverted, but I can be less so around my friends. I love reading, writing, acting, and my flute. Also, I am pretty creative and I stand up for what I think is right. I am pretty opinionated. I am an INFP-T, according to my last Meyers-Briggs test a mew months ago.
Luggage: A copy of The Book Thief, and one of The Hobbit, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and book about phoenixes for research. And a purple e-reader with a complete collection of Agatha Christie's novels and short stories. Likewise, for research. Assorted clothes and toiletries, my flute and sheet music, most importantly a book of Les Mis songs. Dream/poetry/random thoughts notebook. NaNo notes notebook. Extra notebook just in case. Purple fountain pen. Retractable pencil w/ extra graphite. A very old Macbook. A flashlight. A raincoat and boots, because why not? And a very large suitcase because I am, obviously, an over packer.
Age: 13 years, 7 months, and 4 days as of October 5th.
Favorite Color: All deep, jewel-toned colors, specifically in greens, blues, purples, and reds.
Companion: None, today. My AEs are all mysteriously absent, I think Rayne let something slip about a party...?
Allergies: None, but I am vegetarian and abstain from factory-farmed animal products every other week. Let's just say I'm vegan all the time for the sake of easiness on your parts, Fae and Yasmine.
Other: Nothing that I can think of at the moment.
submitted by PygmyOwl
(October 5, 2020 - 6:30 pm)

Ooooh! New Ski Lodge! I can never resist these uwu. Can I reserve?

submitted by Darkling, Hawkins, IN
(October 5, 2020 - 6:30 pm)
submitted by Fae and Yasmine, age Topping, Pheonixe Place
(October 5, 2020 - 7:48 pm)

Ooooo....I love ski lodges! I'm joining!

Name: AutumnArtist (or simply just A.A.)

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: 5 foot 5, long spirally brown curly hair. brown eyes too. I love the fall and winter season. light tan skin.

Personality: quiet and reserved. However, once you get to know me, I'm very open and outgoing.

Luggage: a magical suitcase where I can think of an object, and it will appear in the bag.

Age: 16

Favorite Color: dark teal

Companion: my friends JR and LT

Allergies: ugh. everything. food allergies include peas, garbanzo beans, lentils, and pea protein. animal allergies include cats, dogs, birds, hamsters/guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.

submitted by AutumnArtist(A.A.), age 16
(October 5, 2020 - 8:56 pm)

I'm reserving! :)

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(October 5, 2020 - 8:33 pm)

Count me in! I'm curious to know why phoenix is spelled wrong and if the world is actually flat...

Name: Summer

Pronouns: She/her

Appearance: Short brown hair with teal streaks, green eyes, bright blue t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. To be concise.

Personality: A total nerd, but I’m also cheerful and love laughing. Kind of quiet sometimes.

Luggage: Kindle, notebook and three pencils, Swiss army knife.

Age: Early to mid teens.

Favorite Color: Sky blue

Companion: Hmm... who wants to go?

Me. Phoenix is spelled wrong and the Earth is a sphere. Let me go.

Uh, can I come too?

Nope. Rock paper scissors, you two.

Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!


Ha ha ha!

Okay, I guess Spring is coming, then. I'll attatch her form below.

Allergies: None, but I'm vegetarian.

Other: Can't wait!


Name: Spring

Pronouns: She/her

Appearance: Tall and slim. Pale skin, blue eyes, straight brown hair that goes halfway down my back. I’m wearing a dark grey Hamilton sweatshirt and black jeans, with furry black boots on my feet. I also wear a green and blue friendship bracelet.

Personality: I’m an introvert, so don’t come bothering me with your problems. I’d rather read sci-fi than hang out with people. I also know a lot of random facts, and other not-so-random facts too. Oh, and I like musicals. And I dislike annoying people.

Luggage: A sci-fi novel, a locked box containing a dagger and a cell phone. That's all.

Age: Seventeen. (Not 17, seventeen.)

Favorite Color: Slate blue.

Companion: What?

Allergies: N/A

Other: No.

submitted by Summer, age tau, Nowhere at all
(October 5, 2020 - 10:11 pm)

First off. Just a heads up. I could be changing my name soon. I'll tell you if I do. 

Name : Spirit (I'll tell you if I change it) ; Pronouns : She/Her/Her's ; Appearence : I have dark brown hair, with caramel-colored tips, I normally wear a turquoise t-shirt and jeans, if the weather is cold, i'll have a turquoise jacket. Oh, and I wear blue sneakers most of the time. Sometimes I'll wear blue sandals ; Personality : Introverted, messy ; Luggage : Welll....a waterproof camera, a ballpoint pen and some extra ink cartidges, a pad of paper, clothes, toothpaste and toothbrush, floss, a pocketknife, food and water, a first aid kit, ropes, and a silk hankerchief (hey, you never know!) ; Age : Well, I'm about 11 ; Favorite Color : TURQUOISE!! ; Companion : Galaxy ~ 

Hey you're bringing her? No fair!

Stop it, Burn. 


Continuing. Allergies : Well, I'm sensitive to pollen, and extremely sensitive to moldy leaves ; Other : I am always in a dreamlike state, but be warned - I am also extremely alert at alll times. ALL TIMES.


My turn I guess. Name : Galaxy ; Prounous : She/Her/Her's ; Appearence : I have glittery blue and purple hair, a purple jacket with a blue tank top, jeans (hey what, we all like jeans) and blue sneakers, sometimes blue sandals ; Personality : the opposite of Spirit ; Luggage : I'll be bringing everything Spirit is. *Smiles* ; Age : Not sure what Age is ; Favorite color : tie between blue and purple right now ; Companion : Spirit. ; Allergies : None ; other : I am very death-glary

submitted by Spirit, age Who knows?, ????
(October 6, 2020 - 12:17 am)

Name: Moondrop

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: Medium brown skin with curly dark brown hair. Glasses, a T-shirt, and some comfy leggings. I will also have slip on shoes.

Personality: Nerdy, fun, adventurous, silly, and kind of athletic.

Luggage: A small box which magically holds a few book collections: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and the Kane Chronicles. Extra clothes and toiletries. Notepad and a pen with a llama on the top, embroidered with intricate thread. I will also bring my camera and my glasses case. I will have a necklace with a moonstone in it shaped like a tear drop. It is where I draw my powers from, I can travel through the moonlight and easily manipulate it.

Age: 10

Favorite Color: Purple

Companion: N/A

Allergies: Slight pollen, perhaps.

Other: N/A

submitted by Moondrop
(October 6, 2020 - 6:28 am)

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I can already tell this is gonna be good...

Name: Bakerloo.

Pronouns: He/him/his. 

Appearance: 5' 10" with long brown hair in a sort of bubble shape. Brown eyes,  very skinny.

Personality: Tries to be kind, but is often grumpy. Is very observant and has intense emotions. Tends to overthink situations. Has a good sense of humor.

Luggage: Clothes (lots of shorts and T-shirts, if the weather's anything like the phoenix), portable record player with three albums (My Best Friend is You, Matilda the Musical, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), books (My Family and Other Animals, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), binoculars, vintage camera (with extra film), sunscreen, poison darts (with blowgun), toothbrush, toothpaste, pajamas, and a flashlight, all packed into a small leather briefcase.

Age: Nearly sixteen and one half.

Favorite Color: Blue.

Companion: Orson, my AE. I'll have his sheet up later.

Allergies: None.

Other: Nothing at the moment.

submitted by BakerBOO!, age 16, haunting
(October 6, 2020 - 7:55 am)

Can I reserve a spot?

submitted by QueenofWolves
(October 6, 2020 - 9:04 am)

Reserving! This sounds fun!

submitted by Agent Winter , age Classified, Enceladus
(October 6, 2020 - 9:15 am)

The day after you recieve the mysterious note from Phoenixe Place, the phoenix comes again. You open the window and the room becomes almost unbearably hot, despite the fact that it's sixty degrees outside.

Another smoldering scroll falls to the floor and the phoenix is gone. You pick up the smoking scrap of paper and read the note, which is written in an untidy scrawl.

Dear CBer,

My sister forgot to ask if you're afraid of heights. Please let us know. It's important, due to us being located on the edge of the world.

-Yasmine (and Fae)

On the back of the note, you hastily scribble a reply. In a puff of ash, the note disappears. 

submitted by Fae and Yasmine, Pheonixe Place
(October 6, 2020 - 9:58 am)

I'm not afraid of heights, exactly, but falling from a high place is one fo my greatest fears.

submitted by PygmyOwl
(October 6, 2020 - 11:29 am)


submitted by Moondrop
(October 6, 2020 - 12:02 pm)

*cough* No, Im not scared of hights. In fact, I love hights. I want to fly :D

I forgot part of my appearance- I have giant raven wings made from galaxies. Literally. I can summon them when I want, but mostly I just have a singly galaxy feather hanging from a pendant around my neck. 

And i can fly with them, too. 
ahahahaaaaa you cant stop meeee 

submitted by HeroesOfOlympus, age qwq, Fancy Kiwi
(October 6, 2020 - 1:05 pm)