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 Robot's Red Mystery

St.Vincent's Convent Primary School, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Cork, 27 April 2021

 It was a warm summer day. A boy was walking down a dark alleyway when he came across metal parts.

He first made a leg, then another leg and then he made his arms. He built a robot and made him really strong. He put wings on his arms so that he could fly.

Then he found a cape and made him a superhero. He names the robot Roboy. 

Séamas sa Spidéal

Scoil Éinne, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 22/4/2021

Lá amháin fadó, bhí fathach ann agus Séamas an t-ainm a bhí air. Bhí Séamas mór agus go deas.

Bhí sé bocht, agus bhí sé cliste. Ba é mian a chroí airgead a fháil.

Bhí Séamas ar a bhealach as Gaillimh ag dul go dtí An Spidéal mar bhí sé ag iarraidh iasc a dhíol.

Superhero Frog Lady’s Adventures with Joe the Fly

St. Francis’ SNS, 4th class, 23rd April 2021

Once upon a time there was a superhero Frog Lady who was half frog half lady.

She loved being half frog and half lady because she could do human things with her legs and frog things with her body. 

One century, she was being chased down by a Giant Teddy.

One day she was feeling very lonely and she wished she had a fly as a friend. 

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 Magic Bracelet

St. Paul’s N.S., Dooradoyle, Limerick, 1st Class, Fighting Words Limerick, 22nd April 2021

Gold found a bracelet in his mother’s closet. He put it on and then he turned into a Superhero. 

When he became a Superhero he learned how to fly. Kitty the Cat found Gold the Superhero and wanted him to be her owner.

“Can you be my owner?” said Kitty the Cat. “I would love to!” said Gold.

An Turas chuig Saibhreas

Gaelscoil na Mí, Cill Dhéagláin, Co. na Mí, Rang a 4, 21/4/2021

Sa bhliain 1960 in Éirinn, bhí buachaill bó ann darbh ainm Jim.

Bhí Jim 25 bliain d’aois agus bhí sé sa siopa ag ceannach bróga agus hata nua mar ní raibh aige ach bríste. Bhí sé bocht.

Bhí sé ag taisteal gach áit ag lorg oibre mar bhí airgead ag teastáil uaidh.

Ciara’s Adventures

Corpus Christi GNS, 4th class, 21st April 2021

It was just a normal day for Ciara but when her mum went to work she seemed to be taking a very long time.

It was unusual because her mum should’ve been home an hour ago. 

Ciara was at the house playing with her cat, What, when she heard a knock on the door.

Floofy the Posh Cat

Gaelscoil Mhachan, 5th class, Fighting Words Cork, 20 April 2021

Floofy is a cat model that dreams of having a Tesla. Then she meets Jeff the dog.

Jeff the dog introduced Floofy to Chickety. After a while they became best friends. Floofy and Jeff the robot dog are going to the Sahara desert.

Floofy wanted to model with the lions. Rex the robot dinosaur threatens to eat them if they don’t leave the Sahara.

Bob’s Big Adventure

St. Patrick's, Drumcondra, 4th class, 19th April 2021

It was an autumn morning and Big Bob was going to the police station. He got an assignment to go to the gas station. Big Bob got into his old, battered, red mini cooper. 

He went to the gas station and the doors locked behind him. He could hear people talking at the back of the door.

He’s hearing people talking at the back of the door, and he’s feeling half scared and half intrigued. 

Tim the Very Big Chunky Turtle

St. Enda’s Primary School, 2nd class, 16th April 2021

Hello, my name is Tim the Big Chunky Turtle. My wish is to be a rich turtle.

I’m afraid of losing my house and also of not being chunky. I was walking along the street and I saw this big house.

I went inside and saw a toast man called Toast. He was dancing and wiggling his arms. 

An Bleachtaire

Gaelscoil na Mí, Cill Dhéagláin, Co. na Mí Rang a 2 agus Rang a 3, Fighting Words Chonamara, 15/04/2021

Lá amháin bhí Jones ag iarraidh dul go dtí an Zero Point, ach ní raibh an gunna aige le dul tríd an tairseach.

Bhí air dúshláin a dhéanamh chun an gunna a fháil.

Dúshlán a haon: Caithfidh sé Mythic an gunna a fháil agus é a chur in áit éigin.

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.

Callie agus Lola

Gaelscoil na Mí, Cill Dhéagláin, Co. na Mí Rang a Trí, Fighting Words Chonamara, 14 Aibreán 2021

Lá amháin, bhí Callie an Cat ag siúl ar an gcosán agus chonaic sí Bob an Husky. Thosaigh sí ag rith ó Bhob an Husky. Chonaic sí bosca bruscair agus léim sí isteach ann.

Bhí cat eile sa bhosca bruscair - cat fiáin a bhí ann. Níor mhaith leis go raibh Callie istigh ina bhosca bruscair.

Dúirt sé, “Téigh amach as mo bhosca bruscair.”

Harry the Guinea Pig Saves the Day

St John Bosco Junior Boys School, Navan Road, Dublin 7, 1st Class, 14 April 2021

Harry the Guinea Pig Cop was at the police station. He asked his boss, “What case am I doing next?”

Harry’s boss replied, “There was a robbery. A very expensive ring was taken. We think it was Spy the Fox.”

“Where was the ring stolen from?” asked Harry.

Spies to the Max

Holy Well NS, Cork, 4th class, Fighting Words Cork, 13 April 2021

The wind brushed past Amy’s face as she hopped off the train. Her red hair flew on her face.Her best friend, Ellie, walked past and said hello.

They were on their way to their first mission. Ellie glanced at her watch and said that they’d be late.

They arrived in New York City. They ran through the city trying to find the meeting.

Bob’s Story

St. John the Baptist IGS, 1st class, 12th April 2021

One day there was a dog called Bob. Bob had a best friend called Lola the Hamster.

He wished his owner, Michael, would be happy. But there was one problem: Bob was afraid of squirrels but his owner lived with them.

His fear of squirrels also meant that he couldn’t go for his walk in the park. 

Don’t Mess with Old People

By Jude, age 11, Co. Wexford

There once was an old man who lived alone in a small house in the countryside. His only friend was a cat. The cat had been a stray, but the man had adopted her and called her Sooty. Every day he and Sooty would walk through the woods. The old man could almost tell what Sooty was thinking sometimes. The man had no relatives except his niece who made cars in the city (the old man hated the city). 

The Incident

Gaelscoil Neasáin, 5th class, 26th March 2021

Not a very long time ago in the London streets, Harry the English Gentleman was walking around with no place to stay.

All of a sudden Bob the Dog walked up to him and started barking at him. Harry thought he wanted him to follow him. 

He started following Bob the Dog and bumped into a woman.

Donald’s Biggest Accident

North Dublin Muslim NS, 5th and 6th class, 24th March 2021

On a bright and sunny day, in the classroom, the teacher wanted to have a test to see how smart the kids were. Carl got an A+ on the test and he was happy. 

Chemistry was Carl’s favourite class because that was his best subject and the teacher, Mr Wilson was the nicest teacher in the world.

Carl got an A+ on the test but he wanted more so he added an extra plus with permanent marker on the walk home. 

The Big Game

St. Columba’s National School, 5th and 6th Class

Once upon a time there was a Llama called Cornelius. He was from China and loved communism and wanted to help everybody.

Cornelius was a sailor and he came to Dublin by boat. His best friend was called Jeremy.

He was born in Dublin. Cornelius and Jeremy were second cousins. 

The Rescue Rabbit

Kyle National School, 3rd to 6th class, Fighting Words Cork, 23 March 2021

“5,4,3,2,1...Liftoff! This is NASA space shuttle do you copy?” Asked Jellybean.

“This is Henry Hop, reporting from Apollo 3, we are breaking through the atmosphere now” reported Henry Hop.

“Up up and away” roared Jellybean. 

Mr McCaw and Polly the Plastic Bottle

Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, 5th class, 22nd March 2021

One day Mr McCaw the Bird was flying through the sky when suddenly Polly the Plastic Bottle hit him in the face. Mr McCaw panicked and his wings scraped off a lamp post and stopped working. 

He fell into the drain and found a rusty jet pack and his greatest wish was to update it.

Polly went into the drain to help Mr McCaw up.

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.

The Quest for Chilis

St. Pat’s NS, Drumcondra, 4th Class, 19th March 2021

My name is Bonzo. I fly around the world and look for chilis to put on my ice-cream.

One day while I was flying, I flew into a storm and I plummeted to the ground. 

I looked around and realised I was in Rat City.

Eachtra Emma/ Emma’s Adventure

School:Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Cork, 16 March 2021

Dia daoibh go léir, is mise Emma. Tá madra agam. Rocky is ainm dó. Is é mo chara is fearr é. Is maith liom peil, camógaiocht, péinteáil, teilifís agus bia.

Tá post agam mar gharda ach ní hé sin mo phost le fada, bhí postanna eile agam. Bíonn mo mhadra liom nuair a bhíonn mé ag obair agus bíonn sé go hiontach ag lorg rudaí.

Ba mhaith liom a bheith mar ‘Ghníomhaire Speisialta’/‘Special Agent’ ach níl mo bhainisteoir, Larry, ag scaoileadh liom a leitheád a dhéanamh.

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.

Revenge of the Flying Worms

St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 15 March 2021

Nancy the frog lived in the jungle in a pond with her best friend Hallie the hippo. 

Nancy was bored. She was dreaming about her dream to become a chef.  She then realised she was hungry - she was bored with everything frogs have to eat.  

Nancy wanted to become a chef to make her own food. She said to Hallie, “Do you think I should become a chef?” 

The Great and Unexpected Birthday

St. Francis’ SNS, 4th Class, 15th March 2021

Upon a great, big hill there was a house. A girl called Maxine lived there.

It has always been her childhood dream to have a horse. She could not convince her parents to let her have a horse. 

After years of convincing them it was her 15th birthday that she thought she’d get a horse.

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.

Kai agus Liam an Liopard

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Chonamara, 12 Márta 2021

Bhí buachaill amháin ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Kai. Ní raibh sé ag iarraidh tada sa domhan ach Xbox.

Bhí sé scanraithe roimh nathracha nimhe. Is breá leis liopard, mar tá cara liopard aige.

Ach lá amháin, chuaigh sé go dtí Siopa na nAinmhithe le haghaidh liopard eile a fháil dá chara Liam liopard.

The Adventures of Fred and Eddie

St. Francis’ JNS, 2nd Class, 12th March 2021

Eddie was playing football with his friend, Fred. Next they play hide and seek.

Then they see Spider-Monster the Bad Guy. Spider-Monster shoots a web and captures Eddie and Fred. 

Eddie has a pocket knife inside his pocket and he helps them escape. “Did you not see the other people in Spider-Monster’s lair?” asks Fred. 

Frog McFrog, an gadaí beag

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe. Rang a 3, Fighting Words Chonamara, 11/03/21

Lá amháin sa tSín, i dteach bambú Leamhnachaín chonaic Leamhnachaín go raibh Frog McFrog ag an doras.

Chuaigh Leamhnachaín i bhfolach thuas san áiléar. Bhí Fionn an pterodactyl ag eitilt thuas san áiléar, bhris sé na soilse agus léim Wolfie an Husky ar Fhionn.

Fuair Leamhnachaín gunna beag ach d’ith Frog McFrog é agus thosaigh siad ag troid.

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. 

 

An Lá a bhí ag Judy agus Jeaic

Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 10/03/21

Lá amháin deas bhí bó sa ngarraí. Bhí an bhó ag ithe féir. Judy an t-ainm a bhí uirthi. Ní raibh sí sásta mar ní raibh aon chairde aici..

Ach lá amháin chonaic Judy, Jeaic an luch sa ngarraí. Tháinig an feirmeoir le bia agus bata aige.

Dúirt Judy le Jeaic dul agus cleas a imirt ar an bhfeirmeoir mar ní raibh an feirmeoir chomh deas sin!

An Unexpected Camping Trip

By Charlotte, 
St. Saviour’s NS, Rathdrum Class: 6th Class

Chapter 1

Our story begins like any other day. I live a very ordinary life in America and never expected anything extra-ordinary to happen to me!

My name is Jade. I am 15 years old and I live in Los Angeles. I’m just an average girl that loves adventures and loves hanging out with my friends. I live quite close to my school so in the morning, I meet up with my friends and we walk to school together. My three best friends are Ali ,Kaylee and Hannah.

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.

The Life of Fruit

Belgrove GNS, Clontarf, 1st Class, 10th March 2021

Shoes the strawberry was in the fruit bowl. Shoes was feeling nervous. A giant human boy was about to eat him!

Just then, the boy’s dad came home.

“Hi,” said Dad. The boy was just about to put Shoes in his mouth when he dropped him. Shoes ran away. 

Díoltas Death Stalker

Gaelscoil Mhachan, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Cork, 09 March 2021

Fadó, fadó bhí T-Rex ann darbh ainm Death Stalker agus bhí cara aige darbh ainm Nugget.

Bhí suim mór ag Death Stalker dul ó bholcán go bolcán.

Cheap sé go raibh bolcáin an-cool.

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The Boy Wonder

​Scoil Chill Ruadhain, 4th Class, County Cork, 17 November 2017

My name is Ben and welcome to my life. I just moved to a new town, Manchester, and it's very hard for me. 

I haven't got a lot of friends. The only friend I've got is my dog Jimmy. 

The only thing that keeps me going is playing football. 

 

Kelly's Story

St Vincents Primary School, County Cork, 27 October 2017

Once upon a time there was a demon called Kelly. Her best friend's name was a little dragon called Clumsy. 

Clumsy would always hide in Kelly's back-pack when she went to school. 

Kelly's family is evil, but she doesn't want to be like them. She doesn't really like school because she gets bullied. 

The Summer X- Games MMXVII

Blarney St Boys School 5th Class at the Crawford Gallery, County Cork, 13 October 2017

Christopher is a young 14 year old skateboarder who has a dream of winning a skateboard contest, but he realises Big Bob the Bully is signing up as well!

The competition he is entering is called the X-games - one of the world's most prestigious and impossible contests. 

Christopher has one week to prepare for the X-games.

The Adventures of Doggo and Chick

Blarney Street Boys School Primary School, County Cork, 06 October 2017

Once upon a time there was a dog named Doggo the Dog and he was making tea in his cottage. 

His best friend Chick Norris rang the door bell and said “Can I have tea with you, and here is your delivery.”

Doggo said, “Woof Woof, of course you can.”

The Adventures of Fluffy and Picklebob

Crawford Gallery, St. Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 29 September 2017

'Every picture tells a story'

There once was a unicorn who had a best friend named Picklebob. The unicorn's name was Fluffy. She was super silly. 

One day, she decided that she wanted to fart out rainbows. That morning when she went to unicorn school, Mr McDonkey the teacher was mad at her for being late. She was late because she had been trying to fart all the way to school. Mr McDonkey said angrily, “you're late again, Fluffy!”

What If?

Culture Night, County Cork, 22nd September 8-10 Years

It was the first day of my new school. I woke up and my mom said I had to go downstairs fast. 

When I went to school, I was at my locker and someone said “You must be new here. I’m Tonia”. Just then the bell rang and we had to go to class.

I didn’t know my mom had booked me in for swimming lessons, and I was walking along the edge of the swimming pool and I fell in!

Monty's Crazy Day

St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School, St. Mary’s Rd, Cork, 3rd Class 15th September 2017

 Once upon a time there was a puppy named Monty that lived in America. 

He had a best friend which was a baby unicorn called Gabby. 

Monty the puppy was a German Shepard who was three years old. 

Excuse Me Where's My Child!?

Cork Midsummer Festival, 24 June 2017

Miss Sparkles lived on top of Mt Everest. It was shaded by woods that many of villagers were surprised were growing. 

She was bad....very, very bad. She had giant zipline going down to the bottom. Everyone in the village was afraid of her. 

They were afraid of her because she kidnapped children.

UniBoy agus Sparkles

​Gaelscoil an Teaghaigh Naofa, Rang a 3, County Cork, 09 June 2017 

Fadó fadó bhí buachaill darb ainm Bob. Bhí cumhachtaí draíochta ag Bob. 

Lá amháin chuaigh Bob go dtí an pháirc agus fuair sé uachtar reoite. 

Bhí bullies ann, agus bhrúigh siad é agus thóg siad an uachtar reoite. Thit sé agus fuair sé gearradh ar a cheann. 

Cheesingham Palace

​Ballintemple NS, 4th Class, County Cork, 02 June 2017 

Ruddy the Rapping Rat was getting ready for his exciting trip to the British Royal Family with his best friend, Freddy McMuffin. 

But the one thing he didn't know was that the Royal Family were actually mice! 

Ruddy had bought a lot of Lotto tickets and won! 

The Love Triangle

​Scoil Mhuire Banrion, Mayfield, 6th Class, County Cork, 26 May 2017

Once upon a time there lived Jessica, the Dolphin.  But she wasn't any ordinary dolphin, she was a rare dolphin, who was pink and had a heart of gold.  

At the age of one she got abandoned by her parents and a group of turtles raised her.  

She went to an Under The Sea party and met Timmy the DJ Turtle. He was very kind and they became friends quickly.

Bikini Top Special

​Scoil Padre Pio​, 4th Class, County Cork, 19 May 2017

Dark Wing the Dragon heard a sound behind his back.

It was a girl whose clothes were all ripped and she was cold. 

Her name was No Heart. She had black hair and she was the Dragon's best friend.

Theodore's Story

Home School Group, County Cork​, 12th May 2017

I came home from school and I got a surprise. 

It had been my first day at school and I hadn't known anybody. 

My mum, who was in hospital, had been allowed home for one night. 

The Ambition

Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017

Blurb:

Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully. 

My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary. 

An Epic Adventure

St. Fin Barres NS, 1st | 2nd | 3rd, County Cork, 7 April, 2017

Once there was a Magic Oil Tree called Ben. And his best friend was called Rose. 

She grew there next to the Oil Tree. They lived in the Haunted Forest where strange things always happened like other trees were alive and could walk. 

But each tree every single night disappeared. All except for the Magic Oil Tree. 

Survival

St Mark’s School,  5th & 6th Class, County Cork, 31 March 2017

I ‘ve been here for almost seven years and this is where I feel most at home. 

When I was five years old I lost my parents in a house fire. 

Then I wondered off into the forest and met a wolf called LaLa and he brought me to his wolf-pack.

Junior the Scary Clown

Scoil Padre Pio, County Cork, 5th Class 24 March 2017

Once there was a boy called Junior. His father was a clown in the circus, so his father made him become a clown. 

Junior the Clown’s best friend was Zak, the boy with fire powers. Junior helped Zak to try and control his powers. 

Junior was always bullied in school.

The Mystical City

​Scoil Chill Ruadháin, 4th Class, County Cork, 10 March 2017

Once upon a time, there was a boy and his name was Jeffrey. 

A good many years ago (in dragon years, ten human years is actually one dragon year) he fell down a hole and met this girl, Demolita. 

She gave him a drink that was poisoned and made him turn into a half-dragon, half-human. 

This is a Mad Story

North Monastery Primary School, 5th Class, County Cork, 03 March 2017

It all started when Chewey Lewey yelled out “Alien Bob! I need toilet paper!”

“Be quiet! The demon might hear you.”

“I don’t care about that demon!” exclaimed Chewey Lewey. “Who’s that demon anyway?”

Da Legend Pug, Puglished

​Scoil Barra Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys, County Cork, 2nd Class, 17th February 2017

Once upon a time in a DogLand far far away, when a dog made his own planet, Da Legend Pug would rise and be the hero of his land. His best friend is Ze Legend Doge. 

Far far away in the planet of Earth there’s The Evil Chewahaha trying to take over his planet and he doesn’t even know about it. 

Ze Legend Doge is spying on Earth to see what the Evil Chewaha is doing.

The Doughnut Dragon

Blarney Street Boys National School, County Cork, 3rd Class, 10 February 2017

Once upon a time, there was a doughnut who called himself Donny the Doughnut. 

Donny the Doughnut didn’t like the other doughnuts because they were trying to take his place at being the greatest doughnut of all time. 

And there was his best friend, Harry the Hotdog. Donny the Doughnut was sad since a lot of his friends were eaten. 

One Pile of Bones

Blarney Street Boys National School, County Cork, 4th Class 07 February 2017

It was 1977. Bottle flipping was just made up by a random guy on the street. There was a bottle flipping competition on Bear Lake. 

Skeldrik wanted to sign up for the bottle flipping competition. 

He had to go to Albert Street to sign up. They wouldn’t let him sign up because he was a skeleton. 

Ellie the Magical Girl

St Vincents G.N.S. County Cork, 3rd and 4th Class, 27th January 2017

One day there was a girl called Ellie and her best friend was a dog called Diggy. 

Ellie could see magical creatures. They went out to the park and they were playing ball. It was getting dark.  

Then there was a big cackle and there was a bully disguised as a clown. 

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King Jeff and the Power Gem

Catholic University School, 2nd and 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a king called Jeff. He lived in a galaxy far far away. 

Jeff had a baby air dragon called Snowy.

He wanted to get the power gem which would allow him to rule the world. 

Bob’s Adventures

Kiltale, County Meath, 3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 30th January 2020

Bob the snowman wishes he could go on holidays to Italy.

His greatest fear is a chicken called Mike.

His best friend is Timmy the slug.

The Buttering

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 29th January 2020

Welcome to Jamaica!  And welcome to the best kitchen in the whole world!  I’m Bartholomew and my side kick is Toasty.  I’m a pound of butter and Toasty is a slice of toast.

I’m in a bit of a predicament now as some knives buttered me on to Toasty!  

But since I have super powers I can turn back into a solid pound of butter…. but for the time being I’m staying on Toasty.

The Destroyed City

St. Philip’s Junior National School, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 January 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiger called Stripes. 

He lived with his best friend Speedy Sly the fox.

One day they went for a walk and Stripes saw his enemy Alex the muscley lion.

Pancake Tuesday

Scoil Áine, Clondalkin, 6th Class. Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 January 2020

‘OW’ shouted Diana when she fell surprisingly harder than usual. 

She had fallen out of the Tree house again. Poppy climbed down as fast as she could, but she was too late. 

‘Ill never get used to this said Poppy as she rolled her eyes. Diana and Poppy met five years ago in another jungle tree.  

The Pink Giraffe Incident

Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa​, 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22nd January 2020

There once lived an eyebrow called Paul.  He really wanted to get a job in an office in Dublin Zoo.

On his way to the interview he got really nervous.  He fell over and his eyebrow suddenly got very bushy.  

Suddenly, out of the blue, an eyelash arrived, her name was Billie Eyelash!

The Avocado Cat and the Disaster

Presentation Girls School, 4th Class, Maynooth, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21st January 2020

Once upon a time Alan the Avocado cat was walking through his Avocado stockroom. 

That day his house had been flooded with water. The toilet water had a lot of gross things in it.

Suddenly the avocado stockroom locked down: there was another flood! 

All Rapped Up

St. Mary’s BNS​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 9th January 2020

Jim the Rapper is in a recording studio. 

When he finished recording about potato and ham he was about to leave when he met Chuck the Rabies Squirrel.

Chuck screamed at him “I won’t eat you.” 

The Race to the Elixir

Presentation Girl’s School, 4th class, County Wicklow, 8th January 2020

One foggy morning, Joseph, an elderly man, woke up and ate breakfast. He had Weetabix and tea with his only daughter, Emily.

Suddenly his piranha fish, Paddy, grew in size and bit his daughter.

“Oww”, she roared.  Joseph jumped up and tried to help her.  

Zest Quest

St. Andrew’s, Booterstown​, 6th class, 12th December 2019

A long time ago the society of lemons created lemon squisher on a tropical island. All who entered the lemon squisher would enter lemon land.

It was Zesti the lemons greatest ambition to become the chosen lemon. 

But it would be a long road and Zesti would face many tough times on the seas of lemonade. 

Scar the Super-hero Cat

St. Fergals NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow 11th December 2019

Once upon a time there was a cat called Scar, the Superhero cat. 

His greatest wish was to have fish to eat.  His best friend was Tom, the talking cucumber.

One day, Scar saw a monster.  Prince Ben saved Scar from the evil monster.  

The Saviour of the Ice-wolf

St. Fergal’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 10th December 2019

There was a wolf that lived on the top of Mount Everest, called Frostbite.

One day when he was half way through his dinner he slipped and fell down into the deep snow. 

Frostbite slid down the side of the mountain. He got a cut on his eye and he was mutated into a giant wolf with ice spikes on his back. 

No Milk

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow,  5th December 2019

Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.

One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.

“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.

Squiggle-Pops and Yohan

Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019

One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds.  He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets. 

When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.  

So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.

Crystal and the Fire

St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown​, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019

Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever. 

But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire. 

Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.

The Adventures of Bob the Banana

St. Mary’s National School, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 27th November 2019

Bob the Banana loved superheroes, but in his book of superheroes, which was called ‘Frankie’, the main superhero got eaten, and now Bob’s greatest fear is being eaten.

Bob loved reading about superhero history. His friend Psychopath, who was a hash brown, gave him the book. 

One day, Bob was in the fruit bowl reading his history book, when Psychopath whispered to him, “There’s a monster on the loose.” 

The Fairy Chase

St Thomas's JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dog called Tutu the Killer Dog. Tutu is a killer cake-maker. But he also kills cats and fish to eat.

Banani the Banana was Spider Killer Cat’s best friend. 

They met in a haunted house earlier today at twelve o’ clock. 

Scott the Half Wizard

St. Kieran’s School, Bray, 3rd/4th class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2019

One day there was a boy called Scott the half wizard.

He was camping on an island when he fell into some deep water, nearly drowning. It was a full moon.

Selena the powerful witch had turned him into a merman. 

Timmy and The Mashed Potato

St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill​, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2019

Sienna’s Greatest Wish: Use Nanny’s mashed potato to smother the stick!

Sienna was walking through the park and Timmy the Stick killed her. 

She became a ghost and was petrified by Timmy ever since.

Dragorio and the Bees

St Thomas’ JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dragon named Dragorio. 

He ate too many sausages so he was fat, so fat that he couldn’t fly. 

He couldn’t even lick his toenails. But one day there came bees and they made fun of him because he was fat and couldn’t fly. 

Joseph and the technicolour mystery

All Saints,  Blackrock, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 13th November 2019

Joseph opened his eyes to find Billy the cat lying on top of him, licking his face.  Joseph groaned because he was tired.

He quickly threw Billy off his chest to check the clock.  It was 8 o’clock and he was already late for detective school, again!

He poured himself a bowl of dry cereal. There was nothing he hated more than milk.

Loveheart and Froggy go home

St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12 November 2019

Once upon a time in the jungle there was a little puppy called Loveheart who was trying to find his way home.

In the lake he saw his friend Froggy the Frog. 

He saw that Barry the crocodile was in the water as well so Loveheart tried to save Froggy. 

Trarlee the Dinosaur

Scoil CholmcilleBallybrack, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 7 November 2019

Once upon a time there was a dinosaur and his name was Trarlee. 

He wished to be human. His greatest fear was Fred the Ant who would crawl on him when he was evolving and prevent him from becoming human. 

When Trarlee felt sad he would go to the little hole next door where Flapper lived.

Cube-Boy the Block

Powerscourt national school 3rd and 4th class, County Wicklow 24/10/2019

Cubeboy was on a boat being driven by Pilot cucumber towards Antarctica. 

However, on route in the Atlantic ocean the ship makes a mysteries turn to a canyon filled with hot fudge sauce. 

Cubeboy is getting very suspicious because he’s going somewhere he had not intended: the dessert desert. 

The Missing Family

St Fergal’s​, 5th class County Wicklow, 23 October 2019

One day there was a turtle who was looking for his parents on the beach. 

Sheldon was his name. Nearby was a shoe. It was red with white laces, very old and broken down and smelly. 

“Why are you on the beach?” the shoe asked “and what are you looking for?” “I’m looking for my mum and dad.” 

Halloween Night

St Attracta’s National School. 2nd Class, county Wicklow, 22 October 2019

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Furball and his best friend Guts the Zombie Pumpkin.

They were going Trick-or-Treating. One of the houses that they passed was so scary that their eyes nearly popped out of their heads. 

They walked up to the house and a strange creature popped up.

Jeff, Joely and The Devil

ST ATRACTAS ​2nd Class, County Wicklow, 17 October 2019

Once upon a DJ, Jeff the DJ is born. When Jeff was 2 he wanted to be a DJ. His first fear of devils started when he was 1. 

He went to DJ school and he met his best friend there called Joely.

Jeff asked Joely ‘whats his name and what does he like to do. Joely said he wanted to be a football player

DJ the Alien and The Peacock

Scoil Colmcille​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16 October 2019

DJ the alien bought a house in Hollywood.  His friend, Misty, the scary teacher missed him so she moved in with him.

DJ bought a Zantoro car.  However, DJ didn’t like his house because there was a haunted house in front of his house.

DJ, being a wealthy alien, decided to move to the moon where he found what he had always wanted, a peacock called Jimmy. 

Svonsatron’s Great Escape

St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 15th October 2019

One day Svonsatron the alien crash landed on Earth. He landed in Area51 where people caught and trapped him. He was afraid they were going to kill him.

He said: “Gaba-laba-loo-loo?” This meant “where am I?” in Guferas language.

All the scientists were really shocked and wanted to investigate this alien. They put him in to a crate where Junior the dog was asleep.

The Rocking Wars

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 03 October 2019

One horrendous day Rocky the Rock Monster went to school. 

He met Lexie at the door. “Would you like to come over to my beautiful cave later?” he asked anxiously.

“Of course I’d like to, I’d love to” she exclaimed.

Gertrude and the Battle of Plastics

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2019

Gertrude the turtle and Pelly the pufferfish were in the Marianas Trench. 

They were doing their daily litter check when they heard a big fart noise in the ocean. 

The whole ocean shook. It turned out that it was an underwater volcano that started shooting out plastic straws, other plastic rubbish and cans.

The Adventures of Sprinkles the Dohnut

St. Colmcille’s JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2019

Once upon a time there was a dohnut called sprinkles. His biggest fear was to be eaten by a giant called Barry. 

One day sprinkles the dohnut was walking outside with his best friend choco the chocolate bar when barry came along.

When barry walked down the streets the roads cracked in half. 

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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!

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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!

Rise of the Vampire

Ryan is seven years old.
He lives in Dublin with his parents. 
This is his first book, entirely written and illustrated by himself during the school closure of March 2020. 
Graphic design by Daddy.

Chapter 1:
The Crazy Scientist

A long time ago there was a crazy Scientist who was always doing crazy experiments. One day he went home and was thinking about doing another experiment the next day ...

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