Over the past year, it has been almost impossible to go anywhere without hearing some type of reference to Minecraft. With more than 35 million registered players across the different platforms, as of 2012, it has truly taken on a life of its own. Players of all ages enter the word of Minecraft on a daily basis to give their imagination and creativity the opportunity to run wild. Whether you are creating your own fortress perfectly designed to keep the various mobs out or trying to survive the entire night outdoors without the use of any weapons, players never run out of fun things to do. The following short stories demonstrate what makes Minecraft so engaging for so many players. Welcome to the exciting and fascinating world of Minecraft!