Stories

Every morning, brilliant new stories are written by primary schoolchildren.They are all stored in our library (the stories, not the children). To read the stories and see the pictures, just click on the title or read more to view stories.

We also have stories from our other locations:  Cork, Conamara, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, NorthWest, Wicklow, and Wexford

The Twins of Time

Gaelscoil Bheanntraí, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork 06 December 2021

“I am writing a book,” says Liam. Leah barges in and screams at Liam for writing in her diary.

“That’s mine!”. “ I am writing in your book because you lost mine” he shoots back at her, sarcastically.

Leah storms off with her book and slams the door behind her.

Saint Nick the Christmas Tree

Trinity Primary School, Tuam Co.Galway, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Galway, 03/12/21

Once upon a time there was a Christmas tree called Saint Nick, and he really liked cookies.

Saint Nick had a best friend called Nightlight. Nightlight is a purple reindeer with a light on his nose.

Every day Saint Nick the Christmas tree teleports to school and sits beside Nightlight.

Nollaig Shona?

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge Carna, Seimeastar Gaeltachta, Fighting Words Chonamara, 24 Samhain 2021

Fadó, fadó bhí fear sneachta ann darb ainm Jack.

An mhian a bhí ag Jack ná a bheith in ann snámh.

Bhí Jack ag caint lena chara Brian.

Ag Troid sa Chathair

Scoil Náisiúnta Chillín Liath, Cillín Liath, Máistir Gaoithe, Cill Airne, Co. Chiarraí, Ranganna 4-6 Fighting Words Chonamara, 03/12/2021

Is maith is cuimhin liom an lá sin. Bhí Super George ag dul chuig an gcathair dá bhreithlá.

Chonaic sé an tarbh a bhí i lár an bhóthair.

Rith Super George go dtí an t-óstán agus rith an tarbh isteach an doras ina dhiaidh.

Pablo’s Quest

St Fiachra’s Senior National School, Beaumont, Dublin 9, 6th Class, 2 December 2021

Even though he was at home, Pablo Jones felt lost at sea. Pablo was a Koi Fish and his orange scales were luminated under the sea. He lived near Hong Kong.

Pablo lifted up the rock in the sea bed from where he lived and looked on to the coral reef. He saw pink and green coral.

He also saw his best friend, Pedro the Salmon, swimming around. He was exercising.

The Mystery of the Lost Potatoes

St. Attracta's Junior National School, Dundrum, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 December 2021

Mr. Potato was a squircle-shaped potato. He was born in a pot. Little did he know, before he could meet his siblings, they were eaten!

When he was seven years old, he went on a journey to search for his parents and siblings.

“I need to find my family, will you please me?” said Mr. Potato.

“I want my teddy bear!”

Galway Educate Together NS, 6th Class, Fighting Words Galway 01 December 2021

Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Stephanie Walsh.

She was walking in town, holding her teddy bear, George, and going into every single shop.

One of the shops she entered was a superhero shop which made her want to be a superhero.

Donut Man’s Vacation

Scoil Mhuire, Shankill, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 01 December 2021

Once upon a time Donut Man the donut man was a donut man. Donut Man the donut man travelled to Spain to see his best friend Mustard the Hotdog.

He loved the hot weather!

“Oh no! Help me please” said Donut Man.

“It’s All Because of the Cat”

Galway Educate Together NS, 6th Class, Fighting Words Galway, 1 December 2021

Most people would be excited to change schools, but Harold was not.

He woke up in the morning, which most people would agree is a good way to start the day, but for Harold, he wished he could sleep for eternity.

He hopped on the bus and was immediately overwhelmed by the pure stench of it. 

Ben’s Christmas Miracle

Blarney Street Boys, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork 30 November 2021

“Kindness is passion, as Ben once said.”

Once upon a time there was an elf named Ben. That’s me. 

Hello there, I’m going to take you on a wild and wacky trip. Everything was fine until I couldn’t grow my beard. 

Luna’s Biggest Wish

St. Thomas' Junior National School, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 30 November 2021

Once upon a time, there was a dog named Luna. Her greatest fear was fire because it was very hot and it could burn her.

Her greatest wish was love because she lived on the street and no one loved her. 

One day, a kind man came along with treats for Luna. He had a pet mouse called Pipsqueak.

Tony Garner and the stolen crown jewels

St Thomas NS Peterswell, Co. Galway, 5th-6th Class Fighting Words Galway 19/11/21

Once upon a time there was a detective that wished to find the stolen crown jewels, and he had a sidekick that was scared of everything. His name is Terry Johnson.

Tony wished that one day he would find out who stole the crown jewels, but he was afraid that someone else would find out first.

He was also scared that if another person found them he wouldn’t have succeeded in his career.

Peboi and the Magic Tomato Mission

Scoil Cholmáin Tuairíní Moycullen Co. Galway, 3rd-4th Class, Fighting Words Galway 26 November 2021                                     

Peboi’s on the top of Mt. Ketchup about to start his tomato mission. He finds a bear cave, and the bear inside is eating a juicy tomato.

Peboi flew out of the cave and saved the tomato by hugging the bear.

Santa’s Journey

St Vincent de Paul Girls’ National School, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 3, 2nd Class, 25 November 2021

It was two days before Christmas. Santa was cleaning his sleigh. He belly-flopped into the sleigh. He looked to the side and saw this teddy bear.

“Oh!” said Santa. “It’s the teddy bear from my childhood!” Santa noticed a note pinned to the teddy. Santa read the note.

To whoever finds this note, I will cuddle you! Only if you come to Hawaii, will it happen.

Kimmy and the Yellow Dragon

St.Attracta's Junior National School, Dundrum, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25th November 2021

Once upon a time, there was a koala called Kimmy who could give people happiness.

Kimmy was going to her friend DJ the panda’s house when she saw a dark cave. She saw smoke coming out of the entrance and went to investigate.

When she walked into the cave, scared and curious, she saw a yellow dragon.

Oreo’s Crazy Adventure

Convent Primary School, Killaloe, 4th & 5th Class, Fighting Words Limerick, 25th November 2021

There was a man called Oreo Bro in Aldi shopping for Oreo.

He loves biscuits so much that he wants to be an Oreo biscuit himself. Oreo Bro's best friend is Joey and he is a 5 year old smart banana.

Oreo Bro lives in a nursing home which he hates and wants to escape from. Oreo Bro asks his best friend Joey

The Age of the Avocados

Wicklow Montessori School, Wicklow Town, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 24 November 2021

Daisy was being chased by the police, locket in hand. She was running because she stole bread from a bakery.

She was very, very hungry. Her stomach was rumbling so loudly it sounded like an earthquake. 

She was running on the Ha’Penny Bridge. Her body shivered with the cold as the rain battered her face.

Jason’s Dream

St. Thomas' Junior National School, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 23 November 2021

Once there was a monkey in a tree. He fell out of the tree into a banana pile and ate loads and loads of bananas.

A wizard monkey came over and said “Hello”. Her name was Mikayla. The monkey asked for more bananas and the wizard monkey gave him them, he felt better.  

Jason the monkey wanted to turn invisible so that he could hide from his friend! His friend ran into him

Jeremiah’s Christmas Adventure

Gaelscoil Bandon, 4th Class Fighting Words Cork 23 November 2021

Once there was a cranky old potato called Jeremiah. He lives in an underground cave and he plays Fortnite day and night.

He gets no sleep because he plays video games all the time. Jeremiah is also moldy.

He didn’t get his coffee this morning so he’s extra cranky because Goofy Grape didn’t give him his coffee.

​Diamond the amazing unicorn

St Thomas NS Peterswell, Co. Galway, 1st Class, Fighting Words Galway, 19th November 2021

The friends were in the woods with their babies. Daisy and Diamond were very unhappy because one of their babies was lost.

A monster took the baby!

The monster had white spots, his teeth were yellow and rotten. He had baby horns and he was very mean.

Panta’s Christmas Disaster

Alexandra College Junior School, 6th class, 22nd November 2021

“I hate Christmas! I’m going to rule the world and destroy Christmas for everyone. It’s the worst time of the year. 

It’s not fair! He gets everything! Everyone always forgets Panta.” 

Suddenly the Princh appears in a cloud of snow. “Panta, you seem a bit worried.

Bob i nGrá

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Ráth Chairn, Co. na Mí, Rang a 5, Fighting Words Chonamara, 19 Samhain 2021

Uair amháin bhí banana ann darbh ainm Bob. Bhí sé i ngrá le Callaí an Cairéad, an cairéad ba ghleoite sa ngarraí ach ní raibh Callaí i ngrá le Bob.

Tá Callaí i ngrá le Cedric. Is é Cedric cara Bhob agus is bachlóg Bhruiséile é.

Lá amháin bhí siad ar scoil agus chonaic Bob go raibh Cedric an-láidir.

Siiiu!!!

Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe,Rang a 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 18 Samhain 2021

Lá amháin scóráil Lingardinho bicycle kick isteach ina ghoal féin.  Ní raibh a fhoireann sásta leis agus thosaigh siad ag scréachaíl air.  Fireáil an manager é.

Tháinig lacha isteach ar an bpáirc.  Thosaigh Lingardinho ag caoineadh mar gur thosaigh an lacha ag rith ina dhiaidh. 

Bhí a chara James Charles 123 ag breathnú air sa lucht féachana.

Pebbles and the Enchantress of Doom

Gaelscoil  Phortlaoise 4th Class, Fighting Words Laois, 18 May 2021

Do you believe in magic? Then come on a journey with us.

We were going on a fun journey with Pebbles the Puppy. Pebbles can fly and he can disappear when he wants to!!

He can fly really fast. He has a best friend called Jeffrey the Frog who can turn into a dragon when he sees danger, but he is afraid of water!

The Day Freddie Got Captured by the Vegetable Gang

St. Attracta's Junior National School, Dundrum, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 18 November 2021

Freddie the frog jumped out of bed and went to the shop to get fresh chocolate, only there was none there!

He went to see the guy who owned the shop, but he wasn’t there.

Suddenly, the Vegetable Gang jumped out and took all of Freddie’s money. Freddie saw that the Vegetable Gang had all of the chocolate.

Mícheal’s Fidos

Holy Child BNS, 6th class, 17th November 2021

“I don’t want to get a regular bike!” Mícheal screeched at his mam, when they were in the bike shop.

“You’ll have to wait until Christmas!” she screamed back, pointing at him.

For the next three weeks, Mícheal’s reports were good. One rainy morning, Mícheal woke up to a Fido in his king sized bed.

Larry’s Big Adventure

Scoil Phadraig Naofa BNS, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, Fighting Words Laois 11 November 2021

Once upon a time in a faraway world Larry the dinosaur lives in a circus.

Drack the minotaur is his friend and was the star of the circus. He is an acrobat and he can do seven front flips in a row.

Larry is trapped in a cage because he tried to run away from the circus with Drack.

The Dragon War

St. Thomas' Junior National School, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 November 2021

Once upon a time there was a baby dragon who wanted to become the Lord Dragon.

One day when he was five years old he found a lava dragon friend who helped him become the Lord Dragon. They were both five.

Lord Dragon snuck into the castle in the middle of the night to steal the crown.

Eric's Deal

St John the Baptist NS, 6th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 16 November 2021

"Once upon a time, there was a shape-shifting polar bear named Eric. “I once was a human, but got turned into a shape-shifting polar bear.

You will find me in the depths of the North Pole. I am sad and lonely, because there’s no other polar bears around.

I’ve been all over the world, but I simply cannot find happiness. I miss my family, but no matter what I can do, I can’t return to being a human.

A giant mix up

St Thomas NS Peterswell Co. Galway, 2nd-4th class, Fighting Words Galway, 05 November 2021

Once upon a time it was raining orangutan’s. Jeff was sitting in bed. He could hear the orangutan’s being dropped by big planes.

He woke up and he saw an orangutan at his front door. He was terrified so he ran to the bathroom and locked the door.

The key slipped out of his hand and went down the drain.

Pablo the Finch

Carrabane NS, Athenry Co. Galway, 5th class, Fighting Words Galway 05 November 2021

“Hello, I’m Pablo the finch. My best friend is Chilly the unicorn. I like stealing projectors.

I’m on a train, on the way to a classroom. I’m on my way to steal a projector, but it’s harder than you think!

I’m secretly a unicorn, but don’t tell anyone!!! I’m a Russian spy and I would like the projector for watching movies.

The Stalker Fights Back

Scoil an tSeachtar Laoch, Dublin 11, 3rd Class, 15 November 2021

The monster called The Stalker was at home in his office.

The Stalker was bored with his job of stalking people and that’s why he wanted to work in IKEA.

The Stalker was feeling angry at himself because he had applied for a job but hadn’t got it.

Cat Mhamó agus an Tréidlia Tinn

Fighting Words, Féile Liteartha Chorcha Dhuibhne, 13.11.2021

Lá amháin bhí Mamó ag tabhairt a lán bia de na cait. Thug Mamó an iomad bia de na cait.

Bhí cat amháin gur mhaith léi, a bhí an-an-mhór. Cat Beag an t-ainm a bhí air.

Lá amháin tháinig tréidlia chun féachaint ar na cait ach ní raibh Mamó ag iarraidh go bhfeicfeadh aon duine na cait agus mar sin dhún sí an doras ar chos an tréidlia.

Winter’s Blizzard

Fighting Words, Dublin Book Festival, 13 November 2021

Winter the husky was born in the snowy tundra in the Arctic. After two moons, Winter’s mother died in a fire.

Winter and his best friend, Kitusme the snow fox, went on a journey to find his father.

While they were searching, Winter and Kitsume found themselves on an iceberg that floated away from the tundra.

Snickers & Marshy’s Big Adventure

Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 11 November 2021

Snickers the Puppy was walking beside a really nice pond that was very glittery but she fell into a deep dark hole.

The hole led to a dog college and there were dogs studying and training on how to make marshmallows.

Suddenly, Marshy the Dancing Marshmallow came to life and Snickers found him in her new room.

​The Piginator 5000

Bayside Senior School, 6th class, 11th November 2021

Bang! Bang! Bang! Gerry the Bin Man is knocking on Dakota’s front door.

Gerry has come to the door with sausages to make sausy sambos. 

Dakota became friends with Gerry after her dad left for the war.

The Big Mystery

Senior Infants, First & Second Class, Wicklow Montessori School, Wicklow Town, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10 November 2021

One day, a wizard called Grandlord met a dog called Woof-Woof. 

The wizard wanted to be the dog’s owner, because he was very, very lonely.

Luckily, Woof-Woof was a stray dog.

Candy Cane’s Adventures

St. Marnock’s NS, 1st class, 10th November 2021

Once there was a little elf called Candy Cane. She tried to get to her friend, Snowy the reindeer’s, house.

Candy Cane found Snowy’s house and she knocked on the door. 

“Is there anyone there?” said Candy Cane. “Hi, can I come into your house?”

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The Old Man from Cork

Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa​, County Meath, 4th class, 15ú Eanair 2020

JonJo was an old man from Cork.  A long time ago he had a girlfriend, but then they broke up.  

He was sad, so he thought he’d move to Spain.  

But then he had the idea to get a best friend but he was scared of meeting people, so he got a potato, who he called SuperTato!

The Dragon and the Princess

Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, 1st Class, County Cork, 14 January 2020

Once there was a dragon that lived in the woods. This dragon flew in the sky. 

The dragon had lots of friends in the forest. The dragon was flying into God. 

God told the dragon that his best friend would be a princess. One day a princess came to the woods. 

The Dream

Scoil Iosagain, 3rd Class, County Cork December 2019

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Sparkle Girl. 

She had a huge fear of demon ducks and her best friend was Flower Girl. 

One day she met a demon duck but it was fluffy and cute. 

Panda Saves Chon

Scoil Iosagain, 3rd Class County Cork, 10 December 2019

Once upon a time there was a boy named Chon, and he wanted to find a pet panda. 

He got bitten by a radioactive snake in the rainforest and he screamed ‘Ouch’ and said ‘I got bit by a radioactive snake, help me’. 

A panda comes down from a tree and helps him. 

The Unexpected Clown Chase

Togher Girls NS, 6th Class, County Cork, 22 October 2019

One day at the park, on a spooky, scary Saturday, Jack was out with his friend James the silly boy.

He was riding his scooter and fell on his head. James then called Jacks mom.

 After a while, his mom got cranky. She told him off and confiscated his scooter. 

A true winner

Togher GNS 6th Class, County Cork 16 October 2019

16th / 10/ 2015

Dear diary,

I’m going to Ireland to see my best friend. My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. 

There is one problem though, I am scared of heights and I have to go on an aeroplane. 

Uncle Eliza

Scoil Athar Maitiú 6th Class, at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork 27th of May 2019

 Mary couldn’t believe what she was hearing; her beloved Uncle John was gone. It was going to be a long voyage. Mary hugged her doll tightly.

‘Oh why is life so hard!’ said Mary thinking about her Uncle.

Her doll, Eliza, had extremely soft, black hair that almost seemed real, and although her frock had once been lovely and new it was now old. 

Aither’s Adventure

St Mary's NS Carrigaline, 3rd Class at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork

Aither Astroid was a white fox with blue horns and black wings that lived in a painting in the Crawford Art Gallery. He sneaks out at night sometimes to get food.

Every day when the children come they touch and stroke the painting and he doesn’t like it! 

Every time they touch the painting he disappears into another picture.

The Attack of the Bananas

Scoil Chill Ruadhain Brooklodge N.S. 4th class at Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork

In the dangers of the jungle lived the orang-utan named Darwin and his trusty side-kick Turner the Turtle. 

Turner the Turtle was not slow he was super fast. Every year the banana wrangler Peely, came into the jungle to hunt all the animals. 

But of all the times he had come, he had only managed to hunt five animals. This year he is coming, but he won’t get anyone because a new superhero has arrived in the jungle.

The Great Manchesco Divelo

Scoil an Athar Maitiú, 6th Class, County Cork, 02  May 2019 

Manchesco Divelo is a talking dog and his biggest dream is to work at a circus. 

His best friend’s name is Fat Betty and she is a cat. He lives in the city far from any circus. 

He has an owner that is always gone to work and doesn’t really care about him.

Food Fight

Scoil Íosagaín, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 March 2019 

Once upon a time there was a giant pizza called Pepper Roni.

His best friend was Crisps, the alien, his head was made of crisps and his body was an alien’s.

They lived in a cave in a small village.  Pepper Roni’s biggest wish was for the world to be made of pizza. 

An Cailín, an Madra agus an Leipreachán Feargach

Gaelscoil Mhacan, 5th Class, County Cork, 8th March 2019

Tá Leipreachán agam agus tá sé ag rith uaim ar bhogha báistí!

Dhúisigh mé suas. Bhí tromluí agam, mar is é an eagla is mó atá agam ná leipreacháin: uair amháin, bheir leipreachán greim ar mo dheartháir agus mharaigh sé é. Bhí sé leathuair tar éis a seacht ar maidin.

 D'fhéach mé ar mo uaireadóir. Bheadh mé déanach don eitilt go hÉirinn don scannán nua ina bheidh mé ag aisteoireacht ann. Tá Leipreachán agam agus tá sé ag rith uaim ar bhogha báistí!

 

Eolaí Caillte...

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, 4th Class, County Cork, 1st March 2019 

Dia dhuit, Rósa is ainm dom agus tá mé in ann caint. Is madra mé. Tá cara agam agus an t-ainm atá uirthí ná Snó. Is huskie í.

Ba mhaith liom bheith mar duine agus nuair a deirim do aon duine sa terrace ina chonaím bíonn gach madra eile ag gáire ach ní bhíonn mo chara Snó. 

Ba mhaith le Snó bheith mar duine freisin, chun a bheith in ann caint liom nuair a táimid inár ndaoine. 

The Buttery Toast Invasion

Glenville National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 08 February 2019 

One beautiful summer morning, out of nowhere huge buttery monsters attacked Farmer Jim Bob Joe's house.

When the clock struck twelve, his best friend Squishy Watermelon Max got captured by the buttery toast. 

The buttery toast locked him up in a cell. Then Farmer Jim Bob Joe found a flying donkey and tried to capture it.

A Million Rashers

Blarney Street Boys, 4th Class, County Cork, 1st February 2019

One day in Texas, Billy Bob Joe was cooking in a small house. 

Then Billy Bob Joe saw his best friend Paul the Potato. 

Paul the Potato got into the frying pan to get a tan. When Paul the Potato got onto the frying pan, Billy Bob Joe almost ate him. 

Sam Versus the Big Chubby Rabbit

Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork

One day Sam was walking down the street when he came upon a baby pigeon. It was a bright summer's morning. 

Then he patted the pigeon. The pigeon seemed to be interested in something far away. 

Suddenly he saw a big chubby rabbit coming down the street toward him. Sam ran in the direction of the Cork pitch.

The start of something new

Padre Pio - 4th Class, County Cork, 21 January 2019

Once upon the time there was an alien named Billy Bob. And he always thought he would be forgotten. 

He had a best friend Jack the dog. One day when he was out walking he saw a girl.

A little while after seeing the girl he went out on a trip on his space ship and lost control.

Nigel's Nonsense

Cloghroe N.S. County Cork, 6th Class 18 January 2019

Nigel is a 70-year-old man and he has been in hospital after he got knocked out in a boxing match by his 'friend' Isaac.

Nigel woke up to his cow, Bessie, licking his face. He gets a fright because Bessie is there and he's afraid of cows now.

When he got up, he found a load of cows in his kitchen rooting through his cupboards and they ate all the food so he had to go to the shop, but the shop closed down while he was in a coma. 

The War of the Water-balloons

Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork, 11 January 2019

Tiffany Thomas is a window cleaner and she's been working for two years and by her side are her two friends the Warthog called Roy and the Patricia the Parrot. 

She hated her job and wanted to help endangered penguins.

One day she was cleaning the Mayor's house and Patricia flew away. 

Lost Families and Chicken Nuggets

St FIn Barres 5th & 6th Class County Cork, 12 October 2018

A chicken slides into view and in a gangster voice says, "Hey it's JBM, also known as Jimmy Buctas McNulty." 

A flying squirrel slides into view and says, "Ni!' There were a load of cows and pigs around so it was hard to slide into view without crashing into one. 

Jimmy says, "That's my secretary/best friend, Donna Buctas McNulty, who is also my cousin, my sista from another mista!" 

Lulu and Ugly

Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 05 October 2018 

Once upon a time there was an evil girl called Lulu and she hated unicorns.

Lulu always wanted to win everything and she was really mean and had no friends except for Ugly the devil.

She didn't like Coolie the elephant and she hated Starlight the star. 

Jack The Ninja Warrior

Scoil Padre Pio, 5th Class, County Cork, 28 September 2018

One day Jack's Mom came into his room and found pictures of Chloe under his bed. When Jack came home he was grounded. 

Jack cried and he had to eat warm ice-cream with live worms inside the ice-cream.

While Jack was eating the ice-cream, his Mom ripped up the pictures and worse it was in front of him.

 

Nathan's Negative Nightmare: the beginning of a new evolution

Culture Night County Cork 21 September 2018

One stormy night. Cold was the night.  In a small little village, in a small little street in a small little orphanage, in a small little kid there was a big imagination and a big dream.

Suddenly there was a big earthquake.  He was having a dream.  The earthquake was happening outside of his body and it sent him into his nightmare.

The first thing that came to his sight was a cat.  A talking cat.  An evil cat.

Jim and the Magic Pen

North Monastery Primary, 5th Class, County Cork, September 14th 2018

This story is set in Canada. A pen was being shipped from India to Canada. 

Jim Boston went to a library in Canada and finds a book that tells him what the magic pen can do. 

Then he turned to the next page and found a pen. He also finds a map that helps him find the magic pen. 

Cocoa & Hugs

St Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 07 September 2018

Once upon a time there was a Panda-bear called Hugs. 

Her best friend was a Yorkie called Cocoa. She lived in a big back garden with her owner.

They were on holidays and she got lost in the woods.

Jimmy's Adventure in Search of the A+

St Michael's National School, Ballyduff Upper, 5th Class, County Cork

Jimmy was on his way home from after-school study with Freddie, when he was ambushed by bullies. 

His best friend Freddie fell, so he had to run back to get a plaster for him, but it wouldn't really stick, because he couldn't find a solid part of his body – he had no bones. 

Jimmy started talking to Freddie and the bullies were wondering who he was talking to. 

Trees

St Mary’s National School, COBH, 6th Class, County Cork, 18th  May 2018

I woke up and couldn't remember anything since I landed here, facing the moon. 

The first thing I could smell was a strong smell of smoke and the first thing I could see was what I thought was fog. 

Suddenly I caught a glimpse of the daunting, scary trees which reminded me of the setting of my father's death.

Two Things One World

Christian Brother's College Primary, 4th Class County Cork

Hi! This is Obby.

I am a shape shifting Obeleck. Curry and I want revenge and power. 

Curry is made out of  curry and I brought him to life using experimental potions.

Poor Old Larry

Dingle - Feile Na BealtaineScoil Ignaid Rís AND Bunscoil an Chlochair 6th Class

One day Brittany went to the garage with her dad.  They saw a red Nissan Micra and it was 70 years old and it have chrome printing saying ‘Betsy’ on the side. 

They looked in the boot and Larry the Lover was in there. 

After a while they went to the man at the counter and said “How much for the car?”

The Sassy Sausage Revolution

Our Lady of Lourdes, 5th Class, County Cork 16 April 2018

It was a Friday evening when Christopher the Cheese first came to the big fridge, he was bought from the shop by the evil Mr. Loaf.

Mr. Loaf was very indecisive about what cheese to buy. 

Christopher the Cheese was quite distressed on the way home as he was being squished by Mairead the Milk and the sausages in the bag. 

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An oíche scanrúil

Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 5, Fighting Words Chonamara, 27/1/2021

Bhí madra ann agus Jason an t-ainm a bhí air. Fuair cailín beag é le haghaidh a breithlá.

Rachel an t-ainm a bhí ar an gcailín. Fuair Rachel Jason ón bpóna. 

An lá a thóg máthair Rachel an madra abhaile, bhí stoirm mhór ann le lasracha.

Johnny agus Cóilín

Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 21/1/2021

Is as an bplainéad Neplún é Johnny. An t-ainm ceart atá ar Johnny ná Johnny Chóilín Mhaidhc Peaitín Pheaits.

Tá gruaig ghorm air agus tá craiceann oráiste aige. Ta Johnny 20 bliain d’aois.

Is plainéad beag é Neplún agus tá poill air. Tá 120 teanga ann.

Cairde

Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir,, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 1,2,3, Fighting Words Chonamara, 17/12/2020

Lá amháin bhí asal ann agus Dan an t-ainm a bhí air. 

Bhí an lá go hálainn. Níl aon chara ag Dan. 

Bhí Dan brónach agus ní raibh sé sásta.

Humphrey agus an Cháis

Scoil Náisiúnta na bhForbacha, Na Forbacha, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 5, Fighting Words Chonamara, 26/11/2020

Tráthnóna Dé Sathairn a bhí ann. Dhúisigh Humphrey an hamstar ar a naoi a chlog an mhaidin sin.

Tháinig nathair isteach an fhuinneog agus ba bheag nár ith sé Humphrey. 

Peata duine de na comharsana a bhí ann, a bhí imithe ar strae. 

Eoin, an Bhó agus an Madra

S.N. Colmcille, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang: 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 25/11/2020

Bhí chuile dhuine ag piocadh ar Eoin – bhí siad ag rá go raibh sé ró-óg le dul suas ar bharr Mount Everest. 

Ní raibh sé sásta go raibh chuile dhuine ag rá go raibh sé ró-óg. 

Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul suas ann le taispeáint go raibh na daoine sin mícheart. 

Mary an cangarú agus Big Kev an turtar

Scoil Shéamais Naofa, Bearna, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Chonamara, 19/11/2020

Bhí Big Kev an turtar agus Mary an cangarú ag súgradh. D’imigh siad leo ansin le huachtar reoite a fháil.

Go tobann, thit an t-uachtar reoite.

Tháinig luchóg agus thosaigh sé ag ithe an uachtar reoite ón talamh! Thosaigh Mary ag screadaíl.

An Dá Jonathon

Scoil na hAirde Móire​, An Aird Mhór​, Carna​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 6/3/2020

Lá amháin, bhí siorc mór bán ann darbh ainm Jonathon. 

Bhí sé i gcónaí ag iarraidh dul ag imirt gailf, ach bhí faitíos air roimh éisc beaga bídeacha agus bhíodar ina gcónaí ar an gcúrsa gailf.

Ní raibh an oiread sin cairde ag Jonathon mar bhí faitíos air rompu.

BOB AGUS STINKY OH OH

Scoil na bhForbacha​, Na Forbacha, Rang a 5, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 28/2/2020

Lá amhain bhí Bob agus Stinky Oh Oh (is moncaí gorm é Stinky Oh Oh le caipín le liathán air) i North Korea ag dul go dtí an ProAm. 

Gamer nua a bhí i mBob agus ní raibh sé ag ProAm cheana. 

Bhí faitíos ar roimh aer úr, mar sin bhí sé i mboilgeog mhór.

Liam agus Biwwy

Scoil Naomh Pádraig​, An Chloch Bhreac​, An Fhairce​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Rang 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 13/2/2020

Uair amháin fadó sa gcoill dhraíochta, bhí leipreachán ina chónaí i dteach crainn. 

Liam an t-ainm a bhí air. Bhí draíocht aige. Bhí gruaig rua air agus bhí hata mór glas air a bhí rómhór dá cheann. 

Bhí culaith ghlas air agus bróga móra dubha le búclaí óir agus bhí siad casta suas ag a mbarr.

Rú Amú

Scoil na hAirde Thiar​, An Aird Thiar, Carna​, Rang 3,4,5,6, Co. na Gaillimhe​ Fighting Words Chonamara, 7/2/2020

Lá amháin, bhí an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch. 

Bhí Toby ag spraoi le Rú an coinín. 

Tháinig Tintreach an gadhar agus thóg sé Rú.

Tiuc Tiuc, Peadar agus an Ribena Frusion

Scoil Naomh Ciarán, Cill Chiaráin​, Co. na Gaillimhe. Rang 3,5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 31/01/2020

Lá amháin bhí Rory amuigh ag traenáil ar an Astro i gCill Chiaráin. 

Theastaigh uaidh Craobh na hÉireann a bhuachaint le Gaillimh agus bhí sé ag traenáil chuile lá le cúpla seachtain anuas.

Bhuaigh Deaide Rory Craobh na hÉireann in aghaidh Chill Chainnigh sa mbliain 1972.

Peethur an Turtair

Rang a 4, Scoil Mhic Dara​, An Cheathrú Rua​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 24/01/2020

‘Sé Peethur an Turtair méara St. Peethursburg. ‘Sé Johnny an madra an cara is fearr atá aige.

Bhí Peethur ag iarraidh dul ar laethanta saoire go Hawaii agus dul faoin uisce mar go bhfuil uisce deas te ann.

Is alsation é Johnny agus ní ligeann sé Peethur as a amharc.

Páidí agus na Pickles

Rang 3,5,6, Scoil Cholmáin, Muigh-Inis, Carna​, Co. na Gaillimhe, Fighting Words Chonamara, 21 Eanáir​ 2020.

Lá amháin, bhí Danny agus Páidí ag spraoi i gcistineach Danny. Bhí siad ag iarraidh ‘slime’ a dhéanamh. 

Chuir siad bainne isteach ann in áit gliú agus rinne siad praiseach den áit.

Chuala siad Mamaí ag teacht anuas an staighre. 

Troid faoi Eilifint

Rang a 6 Scoil Éinne​, An Spidéal​, Fighting Words Chonamara

Bhí Stanley an béar ina luí ar leaba ghréine i Jamaica, ag cuimhneamh ar Jessica an t-eilifint. Bhí sé ag iarraidh Jessica a ghoid ó Phat.

Ansin tháinig Pat isteach agus bhí sé trína chéile, mar bhí Daidí Jessica ag teacht le haghaidh an dinnéir.

Bhí Pat ag iarraidh ceist a chur ar athair Jessica an mbeadh cead aige Jessica a phósadh. Bhí sé trína chéile mar nach raibh a fhios aige cén chaoi le dinnéar ceart a dhéanamh.

Rasher Man agus an turas go Lanzarote

Rang a 3,4,5,6, Scoil Mhuire, Carna​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 16/01/2020

Maidin amháin chuaigh Rasher Man amach ag siúl. Bhí sé sásta mar go raibh an lá an-fhuar. 

Bhí sé le castáil lena chara Wedgie Man i Pascal’s le haghaidh bricfeasta. 

Nuair a bhí an bricfeasta ite acu, d’iarr Wedgie Man ar Rasher Man an raibh sé ag iarraidh dul go Lanzarote in éineacht leis ar laethanta saoire.

Droch lá ag Mr Mc Conkey

Rang a 2, Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, 22/11/19

Uair amháin bhí fear ann a bhí an-an-an-an-chantalach agus ba Mr Mc Conkey an t-ainm a bhí air. 

Bhí sé ina chónaí i Poop Land lena chara Mr Broim. 

Bhí daoine ann ag canadh, “Fáilte go Poop Land, Poop Land, Poop Land!” Bhí madra beag acu agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Cac Madra. 

Fiachra agus Seáinín

Scoil Náisiúnta Bhriocáin, An Gort Mór, Ros Muc, Rang 3,4,5,6, Co. na Gaillimhe, 25 Deireadh Fómhair 2019

Tús an tséasúir cispheile a bhí ann. Bhí Fiachra agus Seánín Dána ag imirt cispheile i gclós na scoile. Dúirt Seánín le Fiachra, “Gabh isteach sa scoil ar fhaitíos go mbéarfaí orainn, níl cead againn a bheith anseo!”

Dúirt Fiachra, “Caithfidh mé imeacht, is gearr go mbeidh mo Mhama réidh ag siopadóireacht Tigh Mháille.”

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The Breakfast Buddies

Scoil Chaitríona, Renmore, Co. Galway, 5th Class, 9 November 2018

Warren the Waffle is in the gym. He’s running on the treadmill and in walks in Pancake Paddy.

“Where’s my maple syrup?” says Paddy the Pancake.

“I don’t know. I think Barry Bread stole it,” Warren replies.

The Gummy Wish & Adventures

Scoil Chaitríona, Renmore, Co. Galway, 6th Class, 9 November 2018

Once upon a time there was a shop where a gummy bear lived. His name was Alex.

Alex was walking around town when he saw a wiener dog. He was terrified. 

As Alex was running away, from the wiener dog, was was swept up into a rubbish bin.

The Most Delicious Juan

Scoil Iognaid Raleigh Row County Galway, 20 October 2018

Gertrude is sitting in a kayak in space, feeling a little bit depressed.

All of a sudden, Juan speaks: “Oh my God, there’s a chef, and he’s going to try to cook me.”

The chef takes out anti-Gertrude pepper spray to paralyse Gertrude and get her out of the way.

Pandacorn’s Big Adventure

Galway Educate Together National School, 4th Class, 13 April 2018

Pandacorn was walking down Rainbow Lane and spotted a lion. The lion’s name was Fred.

“What’s up?” asked Pandacorn.

Fred started to drool and sang a song: “I woke up this morning and sat on a log. 

The Adventures of Supercat

Galway Educate Together National School, 4th Class, 13 April 2018

Supercat was out and about one day and found some magical milk.  

When she drank it, she suddenly felt powerful, so powerful that no other cat could defeat her.

Supercat ran to tell her best friend, Mango.  She couldn’t find him, but saw a note instead.

Billy and The Jellybeans

​Craughwell National School, Craughwell, Co. Galway, 3rd & 4th Class, 2 February 2018

Billy the bull was on the farm. One day, the farmer bought a new cow called Katie.

Billy thought Katie looked a bit mean. She was put into the same field as Billy.

“What’s your name?” asked Katie.

Prison Break

​Oranmore Boys National School, 3rd Class, County Galway, 24 November 2017

Once upon a time there was a flying unicorn called Jack. His best friend was Jippy the DJ donkey.

Jack and Jippy loved dabbing on the road. They also loved boxing matches. 

Jack was watching a boxing match with Jippy when a girl came in and asked him to be his girlfriend.

Bimbo’s Magical Adventure

Claddagh National School, Galway, 4th Class, 17 November 2017

One day in a little cloud, a unicorn appeared. Jake was standing on the cloud.

“We need to go to Candyland, Bimbo,” said Jake.

Just as Bimbo was about to answer, it started to rain and the cloud evaporated. They fell to the ground.

The Diamond Paw

Claddagh National School, Galway, 4th Class, 17 November 2017

Once upon a time there was an evil cat called Patricia. 

She lived with her best friend, Harry the jousting dog.

Patricia and Harry were in their cottage having dinner. 

Unicorn Troubles

​Tirellan National School, 5th Class, County Galway, 10 November 2017

Two years ago, Tom the Talking Toaster came alive….

“Oh my toast!” said the toaster. He then heard a voice crying, “Help me, help me!”

It was Bob the slice of bread talking.

Chiniqua Faces Her Fears

​Tirellan National School, 5th Class, County Galway, 10 November 2017

Chiniqua the gorilla was in the Mexican jungle looking for her friend, Herbert the whale.

“Herbert, come on! I have a cookie for you!” she called.

“But I’m stuck,” said Herbert.

Jeff Falls in Love

​Tirellan National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 13 October 2017

There was a robot called Jeff who lived in a raspberry bush in New York.

One day, Jeff was talking to his best friend, Raz the raspberry, about how her weekend went.

“We went to Ohio but I wish we had gone to play rugby with my friends instead,” said Raz.

Mr Squawk the Chicken Becomes King

​Kilcolgan Educate Together National School, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, 3rd Class, 29 September 2017

Mr Squawk was in his hen house. He wandered out and into the kitchen where he met Jake the Toaster.

He walked by the toaster and said, “Hey dude, can you make me some toast?”

“Dah! What do I look like, a toilet or something?” Jake replied.

The Mighty Pizza

Claregalway Educate Together National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class,  26 May 2017

Once upon a time there was a flying cow called Timmy. 

Timmy was flying above the trees when he spotted someone who needs help. He flew down. 

Timmy saw a fox about to eat a rabbit. Timmy flicked the fox away with his horns. 

Sparkly Revenge

​Killeeneen National School, 4th Class, County Galway, 28 April 2017

Miss Rainbow Glitter Sparkles was in her garden picking flowers. 

Jeff Senile, the spy, sent her a Snapchat on his spychat phone telling her: “Stay put.”  

He knew something was going to happen. 

Jefferson Saves The World

Boston National School, Boston, Co. Clare, 4th Class, 28 April 2017

Jefferson is in school alone and he’s day-dreaming. He’s supposed to be cleaning out a cupboard because he was late for school. He comes across a book in the cupboard.

It’s a big heavy book. When he picks it up, he sees it’s a very old book, so he’s curious to know what it’s about. But there’s nothing in it, so he asks his teacher can he take it home. 

When he gets home, he opens the book. The book tells him: “Go to page 196”.

Revenge

​Scoil Mhuire, Monivea, Co. Galway, 4th and 5th Class, 31 March 2017

Happy the Clown lived in America with The Twinz in a rickety old house.  

Every day, Happy and The Twinz ate slugs and snails for breakfast and broccoli for lunch.

Happy was afraid to work in the circus because of the children. 

Waffle Kaboom!

St Joseph’s National School, Kinvara, Co. Galway, 2nd Class, 31 March 2017

Bob-the-Waffle-Genie lived in a waffle, sitting around playing video games, waiting for someone to say the magic word and call on him.  

(‘Time for Breakfast’ is the magic word.)

Pussums the cat jumped in the window after he smelled lovely fresh waffles.

Gerry and Daryl’s Great Escape

​Kilcornan Educate Together National School, County Galway, 6th Class, 27 January 2017

Gerry lives in a flat in Manchester and he is scared of going down the stairs.

He is an inventor, so he has made little sticky paws for Daryl the Super Rat. 

This was so Daryl can go to the shop to get Gerry food and supplies. 

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Hopes and Dreams

​Derrywash National School, Mayo Castle Bar, 2nd 3rd & 4th Class, 19th April 2016

Ray the School Girl was practising her cartwheels and her handstands in the downtown gym in New York City.

In walked her best friend Lilly and asked her if she would like to go for yummy ice cream.

“Of course, I would love to, after all the practice I am starving”, exclaimed Ray.

Pig on Vacation

​Manulla National School, Mayo, Castle Bar 3rd/6th 19th April 2016

Patrick the Pig is eating his supper of vegetable scraps.

Suddenly an idea popped into his head.  

“I wonder what it is like in Africa”, thought Patrick the Pig to himself. 

The Great Dog

​Ballyhaunis National School, 3rd Class, 23 February 2016 

One spring morning, Billy the bus driver was collecting the children to take them to school.  

After he dropped them at the school gates, he went back to the bus depot. 

He then jumped into his BMW, drove home and got Johnny his springer spaniel.

Jimbo Saves the Day

Breaffy National School, 3rd Class, 12th January 2016

Squishy the marshmallow monster was sitting on a fudge log.  She was lost in the middle of the candy forest when suddenly she spotted a long chocolate river. 

The river reminded her of happier days and memories of swimming on Chocolannagh Lake near her home. 

A Girl, A Book and a Chicken

Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Balla National School, 5th and 6th Class, 15th December 2015

As the sun rose, Alison filled a red bucket with grain and skipped into the yard. She threw a handful of grain to the chickens. 

 As the chickens looked up, she noticed a new one with fluffy feathers and black specks covering its neck.

She chased the unusual- looking chicken out of the yard.

A Dog With a Secret

Fighting Words Mayo, Craggagh National School, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class.November 19th 2015

Billy the stray dog is crawling along the pavement on a cold, rainy day. 

The streets are very busy and there is lots of cars and noise and lots of people are walking into him. 

Billy has lovely black and brown fur but it is very muddy and dried up.

Snookie's Magical Adventure

Fighting Words Mayo, St. Peter’s N. S. Snugboro, Castlebar, 5th Class, November 19th, 2015

Snookie the Chihuahua is sitting on Santa’s large red bag, biting his black boot laces in the sleigh at The North Pole.  

It’s just 27 days until Christmas Eve, and the reindeer are all training hard for the big day in hopes they will be picked for the final squad.

Rudolph was lifting weights, and suddenly a 100 kg weight dropped on his toe. 

The First Bunny in Space

Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, and Glenisland National School, 5th and 6th Class, 1st October 2015

Mr. Fluffybottom was in the playground playing soccer with Inflatable Frog.  Bruce and Brunch, the bullies, suddenly appeared from nowhere and kicked the ball away and started shouting.  

“Hey, Fluffybottom, you’re no good at football!” shouted Bruce.  

“Why are you in goal when you can’t even catch a cold?” said Brunch. 

Emily and the Ghosts

Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, 3rd and 4th Class, 1st October 2015

Miss Emily Campbell walks into the classroom in the haunted mansion. 

She looks around and there are no students at the desks.  

The students have all turned into ghosts.

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Nathaniel's Trip to the Moon

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 September  2021

My name is Nathaniel and I can shoot melted cheese out of my hands.

I am working in the cheese section of McDonalds, shooting melted cheese onto all of the Big Macs.

One of my best friends, Senor Cracker, has a cheese and cracker cart outside of McDonalds.

Egghead

Sacred Heart SNS, Killinarden, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 June 2021

Da baby was born in a basement and his mam was called Da Mother. Da baby went to Mr. MacLiam’s class and got an egg to the head.

That was why he was afraid of Mr. MacLiam’s class and where he got his nickname, Egghead.

Da baby invented the Coronavirus to wipe them out. He cried to his friend, M and M off-brand the rapper. 

The Adventure of Mermaids

St. Mary's JNS, Clondalkin, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 17 June 2021

Nicole the Mermaid lived under the sea with her best friend Kara the Mermaid. They were swimming with dolphins. 

“Whose house are we going to meet up next?” Kara asked.

“My house,” replied Nicole.

The Story of Leafy the Leaf

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 June 2021

Leafy the leaf lived in a forest and there were loads of foxes on the ground. He was just trying to be a leaf.

He was with his son Leafy the leaf junior. “Let’s get some food,” said Leafy the leaf. 

“No,” replied Leafy the leaf junior. 

Isaiah and the Mighty Cheese

Gaelscoil Nas na Roigh, Naas, Kildare, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15 June 2021

Isaiah Patush the tractor was at the dumpster trying to find their best friend Reece the Cereal box.

Sadly they didn’t find Reece in that dumpster. Instead, they found a slice of cheese.

 Suddenly, a genie appeared out of nowhere and said, “your greatest wish is to own a slice of cheese.

The Boy Who Followed the Voice

Sacred Heart Senior National School, Killinarden, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 June 2021

One day Eduardo was with his best friend, Diego the Homeless Man, and he started hearing voices in his head.

“Son, I am always watching over you.” His Dad’s voice said. “Follow in my footsteps and become a bullfighter.”

Eduardo went to the stadium to sign up to be a bullfighter.

Sparky and The Shadow

St. Mary’s Junior National School, Clondalkin, 2nd Class, Fighting Word Wicklow, 10 June 2021

Sparky the Pig was in the sausage factory. He was feeling scared, so he ran for the exit door.

Sparky had run so fast that he landed on the moon! He felt something weird in his pocket - it was a hot dog.

Sparky felt afraid because hot dogs were his greatest fear.

Joe the Caterpillar’s Adventures

St. Colmcille's Junior National School, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 9 June 2021

There was a pink caterpillar named Joe who lived in a forest. One day, he was sleeping on a bush when he heard a big BANG!

Joe crawled off the bush to see what the bang was - it was a big bird landing. Joe was terrified! He was so scared that ran really fast to get away from the bird and got lost.

Joe saw another bush that he thought was safe.

Buddy the Policeman vs The Doughnut Monster Book 1

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 03 June 2021

One day Buddy the Policeman visited a school to do a special experiment on four slices of pizza.

Buddy's manager at the police station told him that he needed to do this experiment in order to get the dog that he really wanted. 

There was a can of Super Growth Formula right next to the slices of pizza.

Porkchop and the Detective

Lacken National School, Lackan, Blessington, 3rd/4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 June 2021

Once there an evil scientist spy called Dr. Porkchops. His dream was to take over the world.

One day he found a baby St. Bernard outside his door, but little did he know that he would become his greatest enemy. 

Dr. Porkchops had a secret room where he had all of his plans to take over the world.

The Christmas Problem

St. Thomas SNS, Jobstown, Tallaght, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 31st May 2021

Susie the Elf and Christopher the Snake were in a field talking about what kind of wishes they could have.

“My wish is to become a sheep,” said Susie.

“Why do you want to become a sheep?” asked Christopher. “Is it because you want to eat grass?”

The Time the Enemies Bled

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26 May 2021

Mr. Sprinkles the Bunny and Captain Dog were in the park. They went back to Mr. Sprinkles uncle’s house to watch some tv. They watched Spongebob while eating carrots.

There was a big hole in his uncle’s fence which meant that foxes could get in.

“Oh no, what will we do?” said Captain Dog in a worried voice.

Cookie and Oreo

St. Thomas SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 May 2021

One summer evening in Cookieland, Oreo, the black and white dog, and Cookie, the golden brown dog, went to the Oreo shop.

Oreo went over to the original oreos and Cookie went to the golden oreos. 

After they got the oreos they left the shop, only to see two people in a pound truck.

The Tale of Bobster Madobster

Lacken National School, Lackan, Blessington, 5th/6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 24 May 2021

Bobster Madobster was sitting in his tent on the top of his ginormous fridge. He was busy eating his leftover baloney from last night.

His friend, Jeff the pigeon, was annoying him as he kept eating all of his food!

“Go get your own food!” shrieked Bobster.

General Metal Chicken vs The Million Bald People

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 19 May 2021

General Metal Chicken the Peacekeeper of the galaxy was at an abandoned castle guarding the outside door. 

The FBI came to arrest him and George the Lip Balm. As they were driving, General Metal Chicken and George escaped and made their way to the bank.

They quickly robbed the bank and returned to the castle. They went into a random room and saw a black cat.

The Power Over Dreamland

St. Thomas SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 18 May 2021

Illusion the teleporting monster was speed running trying to summon a dragon.

If you are wondering why Illusion was summoning a dragon, it would help him take over Dreamland.

While he was running, he accidentally fell and got sent into the Overworld.

Billy’s First Adventure

St. Mary's National School, Tallaght, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 17 May 2021

In 2021, there is a dog called Billy. His greatest wish is to have an owner. So, he is looking for one!

Billy is with Puppy in town trying to find an owner. They try to cross the street but a big car nearly rolls him over.

Billy spots a dog pound truck and realises that he might get purposely caught to find an owner.

The Unbelievable Challenge

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 12 May 2021

Something the Brownie and Billy the Chicken Nugget were in a kitchen in a big bakery. They were talking about their greatest dreams. 

“When the volcanoes erupt, it shoots meteors,” said Something.

“Do you know that there is a dragon that lives in the bottom of the ocean,” replied Billy.

The Sandwich Nightmare

St. Andrew’s National School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 2nd Class, Fighting Wordsa Wicklow, 11th May 2021

It was a lovely cold winter’s day. Iceberg the Penguin had just woken up.

Iceberg was feeling very tired but he jumped out of bed, got dressed, had breakfast and left for school.

Iceberg slid across the road and past his best friend’s house. On the way, he saw his best friend Spotty the dalmatian.

Cheeto Ate the Child

St. Thomas SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10th May 2021

Cheeto the Dragon and Carney the Dinosaur were eating Big Macs at McDonalds.

Suddenly, the waiter brought out a plate of cheetos.

Cheeto ran into the playpen and ate a child because he was so scared.

Darth Ducky Vs The World

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words, 5 May 2021

Darth Ducky and Bob the Broccoli were chilling out on the sofa.

They were in Darth Ducky’s spaceship. They were watching TV.

Suddenly, Jimmy Bob Joe the Duck popped up on TV. He was on the news because he was getting arrested. 

The Mega Twenty Piece Chicken Nuggets

Alexandra College, Milltown, 5th Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 May 2021

Rob and his best friend Ricky were playing with a lego set in Ricky’s playroom. Rob kept thinking about how he was going to defeat Charles, the Cereal Killer.

Charles killed all the Lucky Charms to make his rainbow afro. And, Ricky was thinking about how he was going to kill all the spiders.

Ricky’s Mam came in with ham and cheese sandwiches. She ran out of the playroom to be exact. She was very anti-social. 

Double-Stuffed, Double Trouble

Wicklow Montessori School, 5th/6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 29 April 2021

One day, Pengy was sitting in his police car eating fish-flavoured donuts. Ory the oreo, his best friend, came to say hi.

“Hi Pengy, how is saving up for the mansion igloo coming along,” asked Ory.

“Not very well,” replied Pengy. “I’ve spent it all on donuts.”

The Spud Conflict

Wicklow Montessori School, 3rd/4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22 April 2021

Once upon a time, there was a potato called King Potato who happily lived in Spud Castle in Potato World.

His greatest fear was farmers! His best friend was Bradley the Brocoli.

One day, Bradley came by the castle for lunch. 

The Adventures of Hammy and Fry

Wicklow Montessori School, 1st/2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15 April 2021

One day, Hammy the Hamburger and Fry the Chip were going to the park.

They went on the swings and the see-saw. And then, they saw the human.

They ran for their lives and nearly didn’t make it. 

“What should we do?” Fry said.

Rane Saves The Day

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow, 10-12 years, 20th March 2021

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a deer called Rane was looking up into the sky.

He was looking for a shooting star to make a wish. 

Dodo the Dodo Bird, his best friend, came to sit with him because he was afraid of the dark.

Rain and Her Dream

St. David's BNS, 4th Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 March 2021

Rain the rainbow dragon woke up to loads of thunder and rain. She hit her head on the top of the roof. She felt a lot of pain and she was furious!

The pain melted away when she saw the rain outside.

With joy, she ran out and saw a rainbow.

Woolly and the Brownie Ice Cream

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow, 7-9 years, 13th March 2021 

One day there was a mammoth named Woolly taking a short drink at the river. She was thinking about how to get some brownie ice-cream.

Suddenly, it turned nighttime and she was afraid. She was with her best friend, Flipper the Penguin.

“We’ll wait for tomorrow and then we’ll go buy some brownie ice cream,” said Flipper. Flipper was scared to get ice cream because it was near the humans.

Leafy’s Adventure

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 2021

One day, there was a leaf looking for a friend. She found a friend that was a mustache.

A boy came along that hated leaves and started ripping up all the leaves in the area. She tried to escape but then she saw a caterpillar.

The leaf was scared of the caterpillar but the caterpillar was very nice. 

 

Joe Discovered the Mysterious Island

St. Patrick's BNS, Blackrock, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10 March 2021

Joe the Ninja Bunny was going on a secret mission in a helicopter, but he fell out and landed in the jungle. He started looking for the beach, but he kept going around in circles. 

Then he met a giant parrot. He nearly got a heartattack and started running away really really fast.

Then, Millie the Snake saw that he was in trouble and tried to save him. She came in from a tree, grabbed a stick, and held the parrot’s mouth open.

Maniac Margerat on a chase

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 5th Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 08 March 2021

“WHERE IS MY CHEWY TOFFEES!?” Maniac Margerat demanded. She could hear the children laughing as they ran away with her toffees.

“Oh no, how are we going to give her toffees if we have eaten them?” the children whispered as they hid under the kitchen table.

Lucy and the fox

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 March 2021

Once upon a time, a bunny named Lucy was in the woods.  She was out collecting carrots from the woods. Then she found another bunny named Zoe.

There is a big fox in the woods, Zoe said to Lucy.  Lucy grabbed all of her carrots and started running with her friend. 

The fox is very hungry.  The fox was hunting for animals.  The fox saw Lucy and Zoe and started chasing them.

Slimey the Super Slime vs Dr. Robot Purple Pants

St. Patrick's BNS, Blacrock, 2nd Class, Fighting Word Wicklow 03 March 2021

Slimey the Super Slime was in his house eating rabbit food for his breakfast. Slimey was in his hottub of slime when a hotdog jumped out.

The hotdog was Irish dancing and wearing his Irish dancing kilt. The hotdog fell over and fell into the hottub. 

The hotdog started talking in a Scottish/Australian accent and said, “G’day mate.”

Toby was in Trouble!

St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 March 2021

I didn’t want to be left alone...

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was a lonely dog called Toby. He was wandering down the street one day when he came across two dogs called Yoda and Gus.

They came across hot dogs and got very scared because they thought hot dogs were made of real dogs.

The Escaped Prisoner

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow 27 February 2021

Miss Halloway was sitting down, sipping her tea, wondering why the murderer got away for the 6th time. 

Then she heard a knock on the door. There was an old lady at the door.

The old lady handed her a crumpled note that had been left on her doorstep with instructions to give it to Miss Halloway. 

The Pig of Paris

Alexandra College, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting words wicklow 25 February 2021

Shaniqua really wanted to go to Paris, so she got on her moped and went to Sam’s house. When she got to Sam’s house, she couldn’t find him anywhere.

She looked under the sink, in his bed and in the fridge! Then, she heard a noise coming from the bathroom.

She thought to herself “Sam can wait, let me just get some stuff from the fridge.” 

Charles’s Adventure

St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 23 February 2021

Charles the dog lived in an apartment in the city with his owner. But his greatest fear was just out the door. He was very afraid of getting lost in the city.

One day, he heard a claw scratching and meow at the door. It was his best friend, Midnight the black cat. 

“My greatest wish is to be a superhero,” said Charles.

Happy and Ben the Brave Dogs!

dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow 13 Feburary 2021

Happy the cavachon dog got kicked out of his hometown! In the dark he was scared of all the talking trees. After that he sees his best friend Ben the blue dog. 

Then a massive talking tree jumps on top of Ben the blue dog and throws him back into dogtopia.

The talking tree grabs Happy and brings him to the hometown of Talking Trees. 

Murder Mystery

St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 3rd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 09 February 2021

Mary Hollings was a murder detective. She was on a mission to find a bunch of murderers, but there was one specific murderer she was trying to get. With Charles the Black Boxer, will she find the murderer?

The murderer she was trying to find was Adolf Hitler’s great, great, great, great grandson - Tom Hitler.

Charles the dog and Tom made a great scheme together. They were planning to get Mary fired.

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Welcome to the Fighting Words Un-School Club!

All the work on this page has been produced by children aged 6 to 12 from all over Ireland.

  • Click on the title of each story below to read it
  • Watch the videos for help with starting your own stories and songs
  • Listen to our volunteer tutors read stories written at Fighting Words workshops

We will be updating this page regularly during the school closure period, so check back for more cool stuff!

We Welcome Your Stories Too!

Click here to find out how to send us your stories, songs, poems and comics!

Listen To The Stories!
We have invited our fantastic team of volunteer tutors to read some of the primary school stories. The stories were written by children from schools all over Ireland at Fighting Words workshops.

Click here to listen and read along!

Watch our videos to learn more about writing your own stories and songs!
   

Read the stories submitted by young authors. Click on the title of each story below to read it!

The Naughty Leprechaun

By Lucy, age 8 – Co. Waterford

Early on Easter Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny left Easter eggs all the way up Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo.

The Easter Bunny drew a map of where all the Easter eggs were hidden. 

The Easter Bunny dropped a copy of the map and a leprechaun found it.

Facing Your Fears

By Caoimhe, age 11 – Co. Fermanagh​

One day Lisa and Daisy were at the beach chilling out. Lisa was Daisy’s best friend. Lisa was super sporty - she had come first in every race on Sports Day, she was captain of the school football team and was always chosen first for everything…but her favourite sport was swimming.

Daisy was Lisa’s best friend. She had a passion for art – especially drawing and designing clothes.

The Selfie Contest

By Erin, age 8 – Co. Dublin

Chapter 1
Finding Out The News

Once there were two children called Ciara and Conor. They both lived with their mum and dad. Their mum's name was Mary and their dad's name was Kevin.

One day, Ciara and Conor were on their way to school and they saw a poster saying:

"Selfie Contest on Sunday at 12 o’clock in the afternoon! 

Simon The Cyborg

By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin

Simon was a little boy aged twelve. He absolutely loved space. When he was in bed, Simon would dream of going to space in an enormous rocket. His favourite movie was any type of sci-fi movie, he had Space Invaders birthdays, space-related Christmas presents. In short, everything had a bit of space-related things in it.

Our story begins when Simon got a scholarship to be the first ever kid in space. Simon was over the moon, the day he said his goodbyes to his family and friends and set out on his journey to NASA.

Lost In War

By Tom, age 8, Dublin

One day there was a nine year old boy called Phil who lived in a small cottage on St. Catherine’s Road. World War Three was going to happen that day.

Phil was going to town with his mother. When they got there, it was very busy - everyone was getting their last bits and bobs. A few minutes later, a loud deafening noise was heard from all around town. Everyone rushed to their houses.

Phil was all alone!  His mother had left with everyone else. No one could be heard or seen.

The Easter Egg Hunt

By Sophie, age 10 – Dublin 24 

I was hunting for Easter Eggs when suddenly I stumbled across the most amazing, gleaming, magical eggs. 

They were spotty and stripy, they were lying in the long green grass, and I looked around to make sure no one was looking then I quickly grabbed the two eggs and ran to look for some more, I found two more.

At the end, me and my two friends Lily and Molly sat down on the concrete and showed each other what was in them.

April Fool's Disaster

By Olivia age 10 - Dublin

Ava was a little girl who loved science. She was inspired by her dad (Mr. Smith), who was a mad scientist.

Mr. Smith would do all sorts of tricks, such as make her pet rabbit a human being, make himself invincible and make their house the size of a pea. 

His most famous trick was to shrink a person on April Fools’ Day. 

The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog

By Éanna -  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Chapter 1
The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog​

One normal day in November 2009, there was a fast food restaurant named Rade-x. They sold hot dogs and chips and stuff like that.

A boy named Tom went there every week to get a hot dog. Tom had a sister who was really into science and equations. Tom had to bring her to the fast food shop as well because she was too young to stay at home on her own. Every time they went, she would get chips. It was always the same. This time it was different.

Tom's Day at the beach

By Olivia, age 10 - Dublin

Tom sat patiently in the back seat of his little blue Hyundai. 

Tom was going to the beach with his family.

He absolutely adored the beach, not because of the sand but because of the sea creatures - he thought they were fascinating.

The Doll's House

Milly, age 10 - Dublin

A young girl was skipping down an empty, narrow street. 

A huge black board covered up one of the shop windows. 

Coloured chalk dust coated the ground and pieces of chalk were dotted across the ground.

The Spooky House

By Daire, age 7 - Dublin

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mary. One day she went to a haunted house. The house was called The Spooky House.

The house was known to be cursed and inside was a ghost named Creepy. He used to be a boy, but he went into the house one night, even though he was told not to.

He didn't listen. He did not leave before sunrise, so he got turned into a ghost.

Wild

By Holly aged 7 - Dublin

At night, Olivia was sleepwalking and then she found herself in the forest. She felt something on her back. 

She looked and there was no one there. She was on the news because she was lost and her parents were worried.

She was scared, then Olivia was more scared. “Why do you ask?” because there was a……bear.

The Glass Factory

By Macy Nolan

It was the evening when Beth was helping her Grandad Joe close the garage. He owned it. She saw a stranger walking by. The mysterious person, dressed head to toe in black, ran into the factory, three seconds later, it burst into flames.

Beth gasped and ran inside the garage

“Grandad"

Ruff Travels the Country

By Corin, age 8 - Cork

Once there was a dog. His name was Ruff. He wanted to travel the WORLD but he had an owner so he couldn't. That made him sad.

One day, Ruff woke up (after dreaming about travelling the world). Then he went outside. A boy threw a ball and Ruff ran and ran and ran. 

Ruff kept on running and running. Eventually, the ball stopped and Ruff looked around. He was in a town but he wasn't in his own town - it was different. 

Annabelle the Space Hedgehog

By Mark

One day Annabelle the Space hedgehog was floating through space as usual when she bumped into her friend, the Moon.

“Hi, Moon,” shouted Annabelle (she had to shout because sound doesn’t travel very well in space).

“Hi Annabelle, I haven’t seen you in a while, is everything okay?”

Their Fear is Mud

By Isibéal age 10 from Dublin

A few days ago I was speaking to my Aunty Irma over the telephone. We were chatting about Olivia and when she was due. That's when it all began. I arrived at Irwa's, a cottage in the countryside, it was so familiar for me. I loved to help out, I was fascinated about the visit. "I couldn't be more happier that a pig in mud", I kept saying. 

I was talking about Olivia. During the night there was some strange noises coming from the pigsty enclosure outside. 

The Kids Are All Right

By Faye, age 9 – Rathfarnham, Dublin

“Right, I am off to Dublin,” said Ms Dainty.  “I am not buying any presents for any children in the orphanage this time.”

“Quick Daniel! This is your chance to follow your dreams, to get out of the orphanage,'' said Beth.

“All right!” said Daniel.

Angelina’s Task

By Maggie, age 12 – Co. Kerry

Charlie lay motionless at her feet. She had done it. A million thoughts raced through Angelina’s mind but she had one question, “Where to hide the body?”

A pang of guilt hung over her, but there was no time to be emotional. Though he was three years older than her, Angelina managed to heave her brother into a bush and started to make her way home. The knife still bloody in her pocket. The others would collect him tomorrow and she would get her payment.

Devil and Stretch Man

By Rowan aged 9 ¾ - Co. Dublin

You might ask who is Devil and Stretch Man? Well I’m about to tell YOU!!!!!!!!

Sam and Dan were working in a nuclear power plant in Dublin. They didn’t really like their jobs there but they had a roof over their heads so they weren’t too unhappy.

One day, Sam was just working when he found something out of place, but what was it? Dan’s birthday? No, that was yesterday.

The Nightmare Girls

By Emma - age 8

Chapter 1
(News)

Once upon a time 6 girls were at superhero school !! They were best friends. They met a fairy called the night time fairy. She was nice and kind. The friends never been to fairyland, but they wanted to go there. Just then the news came on."Girls look at this"cried Emma. K. The girls came over and looked at the news. The news presenter said "a fairy came over to the garda station and is giving nightmares to children". Oh,no cried Emma H." That's the nightmare fairy who's saying the nighttime fairy is having nightmares to children" cried Niamh.

 

Braydon’s Search For His Parents

By Anna, age 9 - Leitrim

Braydon Bear woke up early and looked around the forest. The sun shone through the leaves, the air was damp. He yawned and looked for his mum and dad, Billy and Becky, but couldn’t see them. He checked behind some other trees but no luck. He went to the lake and washed himself and decided to go in search of them. Braydon’s best friend Jennifer Giraffe was preening nearby.

“Jennifer, can you help me search for mum and dad? They’re nowhere to be found.”

It’s Amazing What Happens When You Go Over A Rainbow

By Ella, Age 7 – Co. Galway

There was an elephant called Aiden.  His greatest wish was to go to the moon.  His greatest fear was sharks and mice.  His best friend was a unicorn called Hudson.

Aiden and Hudson were the best of friends.  This friendship started the day the zookeeper left the gate open for the elephant enclosure.  So all of the elephants were able to run free!  Every elephant went a different way.  Some went south, some north, some east and even west! But Aiden ran up the rainbow!

The Worst Day Ever

By Rudi - Aged 8

Ok, you noticed I am angry, but this time am so angry. I'll tell you the story. On my way to ballet I tripped. I thought my knee was broken but it was not. When I got to ballet my tights were tight and itchy. My ballet teacher said that I was disturbing her class so I got kicked out of class. When shopping with mum, I remember it was turn to pick the cereal. So I picked Rainbow Pops but mam said I have porridge and that it was a waste buying them.

The One Eyed Boy

By Rudi - Aged 8

Once upon a time there was a boy called Fergus. Now Fergus was not a normal boy. 

Fergus had one eye. He was born that way and everyone thought he was very weird looking with only one eye, but he was used to that.

When he reached the age of 10 he only started school because he was home schooled, "could you imaging that", he hardly made any friends.

Grace and The Trouble With Kittens

By Rudi - Age 8

Once upon a time there was a girl called grace. Grace loooooooved kittens. She even made a poem called: Kittens. Ok lets move on from her poem.

She love kittens so much she had kittens on every thing, clothes, pillows, curtains, and even wallpaper. But the trouble was that she had no kittens and what was the fun in that?

Everyone except her had at least one cute pet. Everyday after school she would go to the pet shop and see if they were selling any kittens. 

The Water Lily

By Zoe
For Ciara and Debbie with love

Chapter 1
The Discovery

One day a little girl called Ailsa was sitting by the lake with her friend, Sky, when there was a cool, strong breeze and Ailsa and Sky were swept off their feet. Suddenly Ailsa and Sky felt as if they were shrinking, tinier and tinier. 

 

The Boy Who Dreamed

By Karac, age 10 – Co. Dublin

This is the story of a boy called Aaron, who dreamed every night when he was in bed with his thick duvet over him and his cuddly toy Ted. 

Aaron dreamed of dragons and amazing things to see, like rainbow rivers and talking trees. 

In one of Aaron’s dreams, Ted learned how to talk. Ted could sing and dance and even go for a walk. 

Revenge on Cara

By Tom, age 7 - Dublin

Dan trudged around his room in a temper. He was bored.

Dan’s dog Frank had chewed up his comics, his friend Mason was at his grandad’s house learning how to be a spy, his rugby ball was punctured, his brother had hogged the TV and his sister had hogged the computer. She wouldn’t even let him have one go on Snake Master’s Revenge 2, his favourite game ever!!

Cara always hogged the computer, she said it was for her homework but really she used it to watch videos on YouTube.

Face Your Fears

By Rose, age 8 - Dublin

Once upon a time there live a dragon called Jack and jack wants to break a world record of making 100 peanut butter sandwiches in 1 hour. 

But Jack is afraid of peanut butter. And he doesn't know why. Jack's best friend is a handbag called Arianna. 

Arianna tried every thing to help jack over hs fear of peanut butter but nothing worked.

Maddy Cruelsome

Lucy, age 9 - Dublin

The Cruelsomes were moving to their new house.

“Do we have to move to a new house, Mummy?” asked Maddy.

“Darling we have to, it’s closer to your father’s new job,” said Maddy`s mother.

Peter and Plexus' Coffee Shop

Sean, age 6 (almost 7), County Wicklow

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a crew of salty scary pirates on their ship, The Black Donkey.

Peter and Plexus were the top bananas. They’d met in Pirate School. Peter had a very little brother called Nugget. Boon was very booney, booting people off the ship when he felt like it. Furry had a hairy chest with a gold jewelled necklace. Claw had sharp fingernails. Double Duck Quack Quack was half duck.  He said “Quack quack” after every sentence.  Chef Dusty was the head chef. If he was angry, Chef Dusty would bang his meat cleaver - especially if anyone asked for seconds.

A Dog’s Way Home

Holly age 7 - Clonee, Dublin 

Once there was a dog called Louise and the owner was called James.  James was a happy boy.

One day, James and Louise were playing catch with a ball. James threw the ball very very far into the forest.  

Louise went into the forest to get the ball.

Violet the Ladybird with 700 Spots and Her Best Friend Zack the Caterpillar with 100 Zigzags

By Elsie, age 6 - Dublin

Violet the ladybird with 700 spots was on a lilypad in a pond, looking at clouds. She was looking at the shapes of all the clouds.

Then she got out of the pond to look for Zack her best friend - a caterpillar with 100 zigzags, to have a party. 

But he was not at his house!  She walked one hundred metres and then met Zack.

Space Mouse

By Josh, age 7

There was a mouse called Mouse.The mouse’s greatest wish was to fly into space.Her greatest fear was to crash. Her best friend was an astronaut called Alexander.

One day the mouse went up into space. Alexander and his friends showed Mouse how the spaceship worked.

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