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

Joe’s Amazing Escape

St. Columbanus National School. Glenageary, Loughlinstown, 3rd/4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 09 November 2021

Once upon a time there was a banana called Joe. Joe had a best friend called Lily the Apple.

Both Joe and his best friend Lily really wanted to get out of the house in case they got eaten.

They have tried many times before but the dog always got them. 

Trish the Fish with a Wish

St. Anne’s Loreto Primary School, Navan, 6th Class, 8 November 2021

It was at this moment that Trish the Goldfish knew she had to face her greatest fear. The water was near. She was one flop away.

A quick thought flashed through her mind. “I really need to get out of this 7- Up.

Trish lived in a pet shop with mini sharks in a tank full of 7-Up.

Billí i Meiriceá

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Ráth Chairn, Áth Buí, Co. na Mí, Rang a 3, Fighting Words Chonamara, 5 Samhain 2021

Uair amháin bhí madra ann darbh ainm Billí.

“Is é seo mo chara, Billí an Tíogar,” a dúirt Billí an madra, “agus is breá liom uachtar reoite agus is maith liom treats.”

“Is madra mór mé,” a dúirt Billí an madra.

How Molly’s Dream Came True

St. Fiachra's SNS 4th November 2021

Hi my name is Molly and my sister’s name is Samantha.

I’m good at art and my parents want me to continue with it so I can make money but I want to be a rockstar. We live in Las Vegas in Nevada. 

One night, we tried to succeed in Molly’s dream of becoming a rockstar, but we came across Adam the bully. 

The Magic Shoes

St. Rose's National School, Tallaght, 4th & 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 November 2021

One day, Thompson the Green Shoes went to a shoe shop and couldn’t find a pair of shoes.

He saw a spare pair of green shoes, the only ones left. Little did he know, the shoes would never come off once they were put on.

Thompson discovered that the shoes were magical and would give him everything he wanted

Samuel and The Doorbell of Time

St. Patrick's Boy's National School, Hollypark, Blackrock, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 03 November 2021

Once there was a haunted house. The door creaked open and there was a teddy inside. The teddy bear had red eyes and was grey and black. 

Beside the teddy bear there was a zombie called Zee.

Zombie Zee had a puppet teddy giraffe in his hand and the teddy bear with red eyes was scared.

M1 on the Run

St. Patrick's NS, Diswellstown Road, 6th Class, 03 November 2021

In a dark, gloomy orphanage in Russia, there was a six-year-old Russian girl with a pet named Flubber Nuggets who wanted to eliminate Bladimir Butin.

This girl’s name was M1 Grand and she got her name from her parents’ favourite type of gun. 

At the age of six, she escaped the orphanage and started her journey along with Flubber Nuggets.

Kevin vs. Doctor Nakenpoo

Gaelscoil Phadraig, Ballybrack, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 November 2021

It was a Saturday morning and Kevin the cube looked out the window. There were thunderstorms outside.

Kevin kind of liked thunderstorms because he used to live in storms.

Bob the cube was outside the window, walking. Suddenly, Kevin’s arch-nemesis, Doctor Nakenpoo appeared!

Lavender and the Jungle

Scoil Mhuire Agus Eoin, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork, 02 November 2021

There was once a girl named Lavender. She has a pet cat that is orange and yellow and is called Whiskers.

Her cat is very cute.Lavender’s greatest wish is to go to the jungle and meet new animals.

But the only thing she doesn’t want to see in the jungle is snakes.

The Flying Pig

Scoil Mhuire, Newbridge, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kildare, 22 October 2021

One morning, Gino the Giraffe woke up to a knock at his door. It was his best friend, Zino the Zebra.

Zino came by to warn Gino about the hunters in Bulgaria.

“Warn everyone,’ said Gino.

Elvis agus na Bananaí

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Rath Chairn, Áth Buí, Co. na Mí, Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 22/10/2021

Lá amháin, bhí Elvis an eilifint imithe amach le Mr. Sausage agus bhí Mr. Sausage ag ithe bananaí.

Nuair a chonaic Elvis na bananaí, chaith sé na bananaí suas san aer agus rith sé uathu.

Chuaigh sé chomh fada le Centra agus fuair sé níos mó bananaí!

Run Rabbit Run

Fighting Words Longford, Aisling Festival, 20/10/2021

Timmy the Turtle was in Australia on his holidays. He was down by the beach practicing his running.

The wolves from South America usually knocked him down on his shell. Timmy was happy to get a break away from them.

His best friend is Big Fat Cow but he is at home in Ireland and he really misses him.

Jimmy and the Magic Flute

Glasnevin E.T.N.S. 5th class, 21st October 2021

Everybody knows Little Jimmy with his vibrant red hair and backwards cap.

He knew he was the talk of the town and then he went in to collect his post in the local post office at eleven in the morning. 

As he left the post office, dancing around and playing his flute, he danced all the way to Old Man Widdle’s house.

Fizzy & the Scary Bananas

Scoil Mochua, Celbridge, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21 October 2021

Once upon a time, there was a lizard named Fizzy. Fizzy wanted to become immortal but he hated bananas.

Fizzy wanted to eat bananas but it made him sick.

He met a new best friend after his other friend kicked him out of the house because he got sick all over the house after trying to eat bananas.

The Runaway

Cloverfield NS, Dromkeen, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Limerick, 21st October 2021

It was 1939, Jimmy Byrne had just returned home from work in the factory.

A letter was waiting for him which said you have been drafted to war.

The letter said Come serve your country. Jimmy got a big fright when he received the letter he wasn't expecting it.

Teddy Goes Rogue

St. Patrick's Boys National School, Hollypark, Blackrock, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 20 October 2021

Once upon a time Jason the Boy was digging in his back garden to plant flowers when he found a time capsule.

He opened it and marvelled at what he saw. He found a teddy bear that was pink with brown spots. 

”You’re now my best friend,” said Jason.

Lucy agus na bananaí

Scoil Chnoc na Naomh, Doire Chonaire, Gort a' Choirce, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall, Rang 5 & 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 20 Deireadh Fómhair 2021

Lá amháin fadó, fadó, fadó bhí Lucy agus Jeb an moncaí ag súgradh sa pháirc. 

Tháinig gaoth láidir agus tháinig tornado.  Chonaic siad bananaí istigh sa tornado.

Thosaigh Jeb an moncaí ag rith go dtí an tornado fá choinne na bananaí ar fad a fháil agus bhí Lucy ag rith ar shiúl mar ní raibh dúil aici sna bananaí.

The Day of the Pig

 Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 19 October 2021

Anna the Girl was being chased by a pig. She had no escape, unless she was to climb into a tree and stay there until the pig was gone.

Her heart was beating, the hair on her neck stood on end. She was waiting in the tree for hours until the pig left.

When she was younger, she had been bitten by an angry and depressed pig which was why she was so scared of them!

Peely and Baby’s Adventures

St. Patrick’s BNS, Donabate, 2nd class, 18th October 2021

Once there was a knight whose name was Peely. He wore banana armour.

He was at war with Big Bad banana, the brown banana. Bad banana was trying to make Peely into a rotten, brown banana.

Then, he met someone called Baby in the war on a walk on the beach.

Mr. Píotsa agus Toby ar an bhFeirm

Scoil Iognáid Rís, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Chiarraí, Rang a 2 agus Rang a 3, 15/10/2021

Lá amháin bhí Toby ag luí sa stábla. Chonaic sé Mr. Píotsa ag luí sa stábla freisin. Dhúisigh Mr. Píotsa agus dúirt sé, “tá ocras orm!”

Ansin dhúisigh Toby agus dúirt sé le Mr. Píotsa,

“tá ocras ormsa freisin. An bhfuil cead agam tú a ithe?”

The Magical Adventure of Mr. Ducky and Vladimir the Red Dragon

St. Rose's National School, Tallaght, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 October 2021

The beast awakened and the town heard him yawn. He was very mad and upset.

Vladimir the red dragon had flashbacks from when he was playing and dancing with his best friend, Mr. Ducky, when he was little. 

The guards from the kingdom came and took him away when he was a young dragon aged one year.

Timmy agus Kermit the frog

Scoil Iognáid Rís, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Chiarraí, Rang a 4 agus Rang a 5, 14/10/2021

Bhí Timmy sa siopa peataí ag lorg cipínigh ach ní raibh aon chipíneach ann agus bhí sé an-bhrónach.

Chonaic sé duine ag lorg madra agus shiúil sé in aice leis. Dúirt sé, “Is mise Bob, tá mé 80 bliain d’aois.”

Dúirt Bob go raibh milseáin sa veain bhán ach nuair a chuaigh sé go dtí an veain ní raibh milseáin ann, ach bhí minc ann.

The Apocalypse

 St. Patrick's Boys National School, Hollypark, Blackrock, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 13 October 2021

One time in 1921, Jack the Horse and Bobby the Knight were outside when they heard something. Bobby was nervous so he rushed into the King’s room.

“Oh King, Oh King, I heard a loud noise outside,” Bobby said worriedly.

“Don’t panic, let’s get the cannons ready,” replied the King.

The Attack of the Grass Monster

Scoil Assaim, 5th Class, 13 October 2021

There was once a girl with hay fever and asthma. She didn’t have many friends but she had her best friend Luke who was always by her side. 

She didn’t go outside because she was scared of the grass monster.

The grass monster was a giant humanoid creature made up entirely of grass.

The Mystery Mist

St. Kevin's National School, Tara Hill, Gorey, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 12 October 2021

Bridget was not having a good day because she was getting bullied at school again.

She was also upset because she couldn’t stop thinking about her best friend, Rigu, leading their town, The Spring Oasis. 

Bridget was tall with brown hair and dark eyes and Rigu was wearing her typical space buns.

Trapped!

St. Mochta’s, 4th class, 11th October 2021

Billy was swinging in the trees and out jumped his brother, Franky.

Suddenly he heard a bustle in the trees and he went to investigate.

Then he sees parents caught in a trap. He was shocked and he stood there in silence. 

Caillte i SuperValu

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Rath Chairn, Áth Buí, Co. na Mí, Rang a 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 08/10/2021

Cheannaigh Mamó an spúnóg adhmaid i SuperValu agus ansin chonaic sí Jim Mór an Fata ar €3.99.

Dúirt Barry ‘Dia duit’ leis an bhfata. Ní raibh a fhios ag Mamó é, ach Barry an t-ainm a bhí ar an spúnóg adhmaid.

Ní raibh a fhios ag Mamó go raibh Barry agus Jim Mór in ann caint lena chéile.

Someone Stole My Teddy Bear

Bayside SNS, 6th class, 7th October 2021

Dave was a homeless boy. He grew up on the streets. One day he met an old drunk man named Gerald who helped him find his way. 

Gerald was his only friend ever since his parents died.

As Gerald helped him get on his path, Dave also tried to help Gerald get out of his addiction.

Sewer Rats

Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 07 October 2021

Henry was a normal person who liked to catch rats in the sewers.

But Regina the Rat had escaped and ran into his basement. She was not like other rats.

She had sharp, pointy teeth and claws, and fur like a hedgehog’s spikes.

Play Time

St. Joseph's National School, Dun Laoghaire, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 06 October 2021

Billy the Little Boy was playing on his farm on 31st October 1921.

When he wandered into the cornfield, he found a teddy bear. It looked like a normal teddy bear but there was something strange about its eyes.

They were glow-in-the-dark red and shaped like an egg. Billy felt anxious but felt like there was an odd connection between them.

Josh's Travelling Disaster

Scoil Padre Pio, 6th Class, Fighting Words  Cork, 05 October 2021

Josh was born and raised in China. He is 20 years old. One day he got a phone call from his friend Janet who wanted to meet up with him.

He has to fly to a different country to meet Janet, but he’s afraid of heights.

It is their other friend’s 21st birthday and they want to do something special.

Never Trust a Chicken

Blessington No. 1 School, Blessington, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 05 October 2021

It was a sunny day in Mr. Potato the Roast Potato’s kitchen in Ireland. He was with Mr. Chicken Leg and they were about to get cooked.

The human was cooking the other roast potatoes and chicken, but Mr. Potato and Mr. Chicken Leg’s cooking time was delayed.

Then, Mr. Potato saw the human take out a potato masher.

George

St. Anne’s Loreto Primary School,Navan, 6th Class, 4 October 2021

Once upon a time there lived a dog called George. He went to school at St. Anne’s and found a friend called Baz the Guinea Pig.

Baz and George became best friends and hung out at their owner’s house.

George wore a suit and Baz wore a dress.

Billy agus a Ghabhar

Scoil Bhaile Nua, Maigh Cuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 01/10/2021

Lá amháin i lár an phortaigh, bhí Billy Johnson ag caoineadh le Jo Mama an gabhar.

Bhí daoine ag magadh faoi. Bhí siad ag magadh faoi mar bhí a fhios acu nár thaitin an dath bándearg leis. Bhí sé ag iarraidh cairde nua.

Chuaigh siad go dtí an baile mór agus chuaigh siad ag cuardach daoine eile.

Johnny’s Way to Jupiter

St.Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 30th September 2021

One Thursday, Johnny the seven-year-old boy and his magic teddy who he brought everywhere went to the scrap yard to collect scraps and materials so they could build a rocket to go to Jupiter.

They collected all the scraps they needed and built their blue and yellow rocket.

They were ready to go to Jupiter.

Joe the Half Robot, Half Human Gets Betrayed

St. Rose's National School, Tallaght, 3rd & 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 30 September 2021

Joe the Half Robot, Half Human was in his haunted mansion. He got separated from his best friend, Wizard Blob the Wizard.

They were both being haunted by their biggest fears, Joe’s being Big Macs!

The cobwebs surrounded them so they couldn’t escape. It was scaring them and making them feel annoyed.

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Small Dog, Big Dreams

Sunday's Well NS,  County Cork, 13th April 2018

Once there was a little pug called Chico. He was cuddly, sporty, playful, and a tiny bit lazy. He was the size of a pin. 

His dream was to be rich and get a Lamborghini. He had a best friend whose name was Paddy and he was an Irish dog that did Irish dancing. 

But there was one things that always got in his way: KITTENS! 

Chico always talked to Paddy about his dream. “I wish I had a Lamborghini. 

Jimmy's Great Space Adventure

Padre Pio, County Cork, 23 March 2018

There once was a turtle and he had no friends. His name was Jimmy the Talking Turtle. 

One day he went to McDonalds and he got some chicken nuggets. 

He particularly picked out one chicken nugget from the box. That chicken nugget randomly started talking!

Flipper's Adventure

Cloghroe National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 16th March 2018

Once upon a time there was a penguin named Flipper. He lived in the South Pole. 

He really wanted to be able to swim properly. Flipper was a very lonely penguin. 

He wanted a friend more than anything. Then one day, he met Fin the Dolphin. 

Gary and the Missing Human

St Joseph's National School 2nd Class, County Cork, 12 March 2018

One day in the imaginary land there was a guy called Gary and his best friend was Pugba. 

Gary was a person who was very skinny and he was bald and he had the letter B on his head. 

He follows Liverpool  in the real world and Pugba follows Manchester United.  

The Legend of Jim the Cheetah

North Monastery School, 5th class, County Cork 12 March 2018 

Jim the cheetah was born in 1902. When he was 5 years old he was bullied in school and he met Daly the lion. 

At the school made of bamboo they learned how to be faster than other animals, they learned how to survive in the wild and they learned how to hunt. 

Jim wasn't very good at those things, so everyday Daly helped him get better.

The Holy Spaghett Bowl

Cork Educate Together, 6th Class, County Cork, 9th March 2018

Wan Chong Chang didn't know what to do. Jim the Talking Sandwich was staring at him. 

The Talking Toilet had warned Chang that Jim was dangerous.

Unaware of what Jim  was capable of, Chang screamed helplessly;

The Adventure Dimension

North Presentation Primary school, 3rd Class, County Cork, 02 February 2018

Sparkles was a unicorn. He was in a lovely forest, called the Meatball Forest, with Diamond, the baby rabbit. 

Sparkles was watching Diamond's dreams. 

Sparkles couldn't do magic and he wanted to be a Dream Watcher.

Timmy's Revenge

St Colman's Cloyne at the Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork, 15th January 2018

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Timmy and his best, friend was his dog named Adam. 

His brother had a friend called Bethany and he was friends with her as well. 

He was 9 years old and he had two wishes. 

Tóraíocht Mars Bars

​Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang Cúig, County Cork, 19 January 2018

Uair amháin bhí buachaill ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Joe. 

Is breá leis Mars bars agus caithfidh sé dul go dtí an leithreas i gcónaí. 

Tá Joe an-sceitimíneach agus an cara is fearr leis ná Néné an Cube. 

Felix Found a Friend

St Colman's Cloyne, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 January 2018

In 1666, there was a boy called Felix and he hated school and all the homework they gave. But most of all he hated his parents! 

More than ever he really wanted a friend. So he decided to make a plan to break out of boarding school.

So he said to himself maybe he'll walk around to calm himself down so that after he had calmed down he would be able to think of a plan. 

TAOBH THIAR DE NA CUIRTÍNÍ

​Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, dé hAoine, 8 Nollaig.

Rith a deartháir Trevor isteach sa seomra agus sheas sé ar an bhféileacháin oíche – an cara is fearr léi. 

Nuair a chonaic Elena thosaigh sí ag rith timpeall an seomra ag iarraidh an deartháir a mharú.

``Tar ar ais anseo!'' arsa Elena. Ansin rith Trevor amach sa ghairdín.

The Legend of Frosty

​Carrigaline National School, County Cork, 01 December 2017

Once upon a time in Antartica, there was a poor dog, called Frosty. 

His best friend was Joe the Pig. They were on a mission to find the perfect  owner for Frosty. 

Joe the Pig had escaped once from a farm, and he bought a plane and flew to Antartica. 

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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Rock and Roll, Far From Home

Alexandra College, Milltown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 February 2021

Once upon a time, Rock the Llama was walking along the green grass.

He was only a baby and he was lost. But then, he found an Alpaca named Roll. Roll was also a baby and he was also lost. 

“Hello, my name is Rock. What is your name,” said Rock.

The Tale of the Tea

Glebe NS, Wicklow, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 February 2021

William was an old posh man from Britain. In an old cabin, he was enjoying a cup of tea.

It was a cabin on one of his land because he owns a lot of land. William was in a bad mood.

The big pot of water was hanging idle over the fire. He used his last tea bag the night before and in the morning he had no tea.

The Friends Who Rule the World

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 01 February 2021

Nugget the Dog moved house and he was going to a new school.

He didn’t realise that the school was for cats. Nugget’s dream was to rule the world.

He was supposed to go to the School of Dreams but he ended up at the wrong school.

Experiment One

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 27 January 2021

Once there was a frog named Merelda who lived on a farm with her best friend, Melvin the Goat.

Merelda had a great life as a frog, but she dreamed to be the first frog in Hollywood.

The other animals weren’t so nice to her, but Melvin was so supportive of her dream

The Street Dogs

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 January 2021

It was a normal day on Marlborough Road when Toffee the Golden Poodle was running with his best friend, Buddy the Golden Retriever.

They were running so fast that they didn’t notice all the people on the street.

Suddenly, Toffee bumped into a friendly girl named Hailey.

The Underground Society

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 20 January 2021

It was Friday, the 24th September 1994. It was getting kind of cold and windy, but it didn’t bother Phil, because the wind went right through his bones. 

He was on top of a mountain, looking down at his town of Snowdin.

A snowstorm was roaming in, as the dark clouds surrounded the town. 

The Missing Puppy

Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige, 1st Class, Churchtown, Fighting Words Wicklow, 19 January 2021

Once upon a time, Lily the mermaid had a dream. 

The dream was about a group of Pirate Megalodons, who swam the Seven Seas, looking for an island with a puppy. 

Lily and her best friend, Rex the Ninja Puppy, were playing beach ball. The beach ball flew into the ocean. 

Bethany’s Adventure

Alexandra College JS, 3rd Class, Milltown, Fighting Word Wicklow

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Bethany. Her best friend was her dog called Candy. 

She lived in a forest with her Mam and Dad and her annoying big sister. 

One day, she was walking through the forest and she saw a big castle. 

Tom and his Best Friend

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 2020

Once upon a time, there was a blue fish called Tom. He was very annoying and was swimming in his fishbowl. 

His owner was named Poppy and her best friend was Alice. Poppy was Tom’s best friend.

Tom and Poppy went to visit Brazil.

Table Apocalypse

Gaelscoil na Phadraig, 5th Class, Ballybrack, Fighting Words Wicklow 15 December 2020

Once upon a table, Mark the man with chair legs was walking down the road and saw a crab.

While he was walking down the road, he slipped and fell. The crab waddled and rolled to Mark and pinched him on his wooden leg. 

“Ow,” he shouted. 

Fish Friends

Powerscourt NS, 3rd/4th Class, Enniskerry, Fighting Words Wicklow, 09 December 2020

Blobby the Blobfish lived in the English Channel. He was very lonely and didn’t have many friends. 

The reason that he did not have many friends was because he had giant teeth and looked ugly.

One day, Freddie the Shark came along and said, “I will be your friend.”

The Dangers of COVID

Scoil MhuireShankill, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 2020

Harry, the hand sanitizer, went to the shops and saw people using hand sanitizer, while he was with his friend Max, the mask. 

Max the mask also saw people using masks. They were scared, so they went home. 

When they were walking home, someone picked them up.

Christmas vs Halloween Spirit

St. Thomas' JNS, 2nd Class Jobstown, Fighting Words Wicklow 02 December 2020

Justin the Elf was delivering presents with Santa. Suddenly, he saw Sprinkles, the reindeer. Sprinkles dropped the presents from the sleigh. The presents got stuck in a tree.

“We need to get those presents back or the children will not have presents to rip open on Christmas morning,” Santa said. 

“I’m too small to get the presents, I could get stuck too,” said Justin the Elf. 

The Clash of Two Armies

Ballyroan BNS, 4th Class, Rathfarnham, Fighting Words Wicklow, 01 December 2020

It was kind of a good day but it was also kind of a bad day…

Steward the Sausage and Cheesy the Cheeseman met Bertha the Burnt Sausage at Burger King. 

Together they met to lead their mighty army of pickles

The Husky and the Turtle

St. Thomas' JNSJobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 November 2020

Bolt the Husky was a husky that was alone. He was lonely and had no food or friends. 

His greatest wish was to have an owner. Then a few days later, he found an owner, a girl named Rosie. 

She was the best owner Bolt could ever imagine. 

Pork Chop

Ballyroan BNS, Rathfarnham, 4th Class,  Fighting Words Wicklow 24 November 2020

One day Dave the pig was having his breakfast when the bowl of cereal spilled all over him. 

The spoon fell onto his trousers and because it was a spoon, he ran and ran around the table until it fell off. 

Just when his best friend George the porch was about to knock on the door, Dave jumped out the window and they crashed into each other. 

Danny Dog and George the Pig's Adventure

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 18 November 2020

Once upon a time there was a nice white dog who liked to play football. His name was Danny Dog and his best friend was called George the Pig. 

Danny Dog and George the Pig walked through the forest where they bumped into Bobby the hungry wolf.

Danny Dog was afraid of Bobby the wolf because he might eat him.  

Hedgehog Wars

Straffan National School, Kildare, 5/6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 17 November 2020

Fernando, the hedgehog, falls off the hedge to spy on his owner’s family. He sneaks off to the window to look inside. 

Then, Ricardo’s sister catches him. Fernando was sad because he saw his owners through the window eating sausages. 

Sausages remind him of his friend who passed away last week.

The Last Unicorn Gone

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 11 November 2020

Patricia the Gymnast went to meet her friend Lolly the Fairy.

They went to the gym to do some gymnastics, and after they popped in to McDonalds for dinner. 

“Let’s go back to the gym and do some more gymnastics,” said Lolly. 

The Great Potato Break-Up

Straffan National School, 6th Class, Kildare, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10 November 2020

One day, a farmer grew potatoes. He grew some carrots as well. And on that day, Peter the Potato was born! But, not long after, Kevin the Carrot was born. 

From day one, their friendship was unbreakable.

Unfortunately, Peter found a wife called Patricia the Sweet Potato and wouldn’t hang out with the homies anymore.

Gasper the Fearless Lion

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 November 2020

Once upon a time, there was an albino lion called Gasper. He was the odd one out because he had red splotches on his fur. 

On his first day of school, everyone made fun of him, but his greatest wish was that he wanted a new friend. 

He was afraid of people because they were very scary and they tried to hurt him. 

The Battle of Joey the Ninja Chicken and the KFC Crew

St. Kevin's National School, Tara Hills, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21 October 2020

Terrified, Joey the Ninja Chicken took his first steps into the KFC world knowing he may never leave…

Five years earlier - Joey was having fun with his great-granddad on the farm. 

They were sitting around eating wheat when Colonel Sanders, the CEO of KFC, jumped out of the bushes and took Joey’s great-granddad. 

Tiddle and Pierre Saves Cane

St. Attracta's, 2nd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Cane. He was fluffy and brown. His best friend was Tiddle the dog.

One day Cane and Tiddle were watching a movie on the couch in Cane’s house. The movie starred Pierre the Lizard. It was really funny.

Suddenly, they heard a noise outside.

The Adventures of Woody the Flying Table & a Potato

Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray. 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 13th October 2020

I woke up and my family were gone. I looked out the window to see them in the garden beside a for sale sign. This is not a normal story… beware.

I saw lumberjacks looking to buy the tables. My greatest fear was someone or something looking to buy my family. 

As my mother was being thrown on the back of the truck, I heard her scream my name but there was nothing I could do.

Doge’s Revenge

St. Attracta’s, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 7th October 2020

Doge the dog and Ice Head were walking along the road, they were best friends.

“What do you want to do today?” said Doge the dog.

“Let’s go get ice cream,” said Ice Head.

Todd’s greatest adventure

St. Brigid’s GNS, 5th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th March 2020

It was a nice Monday morning when Todd, the Turtle, was singing in the shower.  

He looked out the window and saw Donkey, the dinosaur, planting a flower bed.

At that exact moment, he realised his friend Donkey was using a plastic bag to carry the seeds.

Milkman Murder

St. Patrick’s NS, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10th March 2020

Mr Cookie’s greatest wish is to have an eater. His greatest fear is being dipped in milk.  His best friend is Mr Pizza.

Mr Cookie and Mr Pizza were having a great time in the park together. Mr Cookie was a very fat cookie. 

When he saw someone holding milk and tried to run away, he was very, very slow.

John’s Quest

St Joseph’s NS, Clinstown, Co. Kilkenny, 5th and 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th March 2020

John was walking through a library one morning when he bumped into a man called King Edward.

They were best friends.

King Edward was holding an Oreo flavoured milk-shake called Tatiana.

He’s coming…

Kilcoole Primary School, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 3rd March 2020

One day M. C. Chum Techno was getting ready to meet his friend Broski. 

That’s when it came and he blacked out. 

He forgot his strawberry mint chewing gum and realised he was going to have shtanky breath … again!

Don’t Bully Me

Castaheany NS, Ongar​, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 27th February 2020

One day there was a Cheetah called Spot. He met a spider called Toilet. 

Spot looked for Eleanor and brought her to meet the spider. 

They found Eleanor at school and Toilet the spider started bullying her. 

Dragon Dark and Jewell

St. Philip’s JNS, Mountview, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Dragon Dark. 

He had a girlfriend called Jewell. They liked to play together.

His girlfriend had wings but Dragon Dark did not. 

Dougie’s Adventures

Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige​, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25th February 2020

Dougie is my name.

EVD the Pancake is my best friend. One day the Gods of the Death came to earth on my birthday.

This all happened when we were at McDonalds. 

Marshman and Mr. Hot Chocolate

St. Philip’s JNS, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 13th February 2020

Once upon a time a marshmallow wanted to own a marshmallow castle. 

He lived in an old castle on an old hill that had no other houses. 

He was lonely. One afternoon he went to the store and he saw a cute cup of chocolate.

The Adventure of the Red Jumper

St. Declan’s NS, Ashbourne​, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 12th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a red jumper called Greg.  

One day he got a message from his friend Jeff who was also a jumper, a green jumper, saying “Let’s go on an adventure”

It turned out that Jeff had Nutella on him and all he wanted was for Greg to scrape it off.

Demi and Sparkles Adventure

St. Mary’s JNS, Rowlagh, 2nd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th February 2020

Demi, the baby giraffe met her best friend Sparkles the unicorn, in a zoo in California. 

They kissed and hugged to say hello.

“I’m really afraid of being locked away and never being loved”, said Demi.

Edward's Rumble

Scoil Treasa, Firhouse, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th February 2020

One day Edward the giraffe found a pig. Edward took the pig for a walk but he was too afraid to talk to him.

Then they met Sven the donkey. They got lost in the desert where they found Daniel the donkey.

Edward and Daniel start talking together and forget about the pig and Sven. 

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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!

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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