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

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.

Chubby Finds his Way Home

St. Fiachra’s JNS, 2nd Class, 18th December 2020

Once upon a time there was an elephant who wanted to be the chubbiest in the world. He had a fat friend called Jeremy the giraffe. 

They were both scared of the dark and wanted to hide forever. “It’s so unfair! Why does Jeremy get to work out? 

He lives in Brooklyn and I don’t have any weights!” Chubby thought to himself. 

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.

Poppy’s Greatest Adventure

Stanhope Street Primary School, Fifth Class, 16th December 2020

 Once upon a time in Santa’s workshop, there was an elf called Poppy. 

She started life as a clumsy elf. She never left the workshop and her mum and dad were elves. She just finished elf school. Nobody liked her except herself. 

Then Snow Cone came running around the corner. Snow Cone was tangled in Christmas lights. 

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. 

Santa's Little Girl

Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, 3rd class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork 15 December 2020 

Once upon a time, Snowball was sitting on the couch, by the fire, roasting some marshmallows, while Santa was helping the elves make the toys. 

She was next to her best friend, Holly the Puppy. As she was sitting there she was thinking about her greatest wish, which was to make the toys. 

Snowball is looking at Santa and the Elves and thinking about how she could make her own toy. 

The Ba-Boom Stick Scandal

St. Fiachras SNS, 6th Class, 14th December 2020

Lara the Llama and her friend, the King of the Curry Munchers, were walking on a beach in the Bahamas wondering if they could ever live there.

Then they came across a donkey with sixteen ba-boom sticks on his back.

Lara screamed with fear, “AAAHHH! Curry Muncher, save me!”

Blob and Buster the Saviours

Scoil Chaitriona, Dublin 5, 5th Class, 11th December 2020

Blob the alien started his life in a spaceship. Then he got kidnapped by the owners of a puppy called Buster, then they decided they didnt want either Buster OR Blob. 

They brought them to their own planet. Just before they pushed him out they said: 

“You have one week to make this a livable planet!

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.”

Candy Cane’s Big Journey

St. Fiachras JNS, 2nd class, 9th December 2020

Once in the North Pole, deep in the forest, there was a reindeer called Candy Cane. 

His favourite food was carrots and his favourite drink was milk.

Santa was in the deep forest and he saw Candy Cane with an icicle in his back. 

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.

Can’t Catch the Sloth: A story of friendship, triumph, and parsnips...

Fighting Words at Dublin Book Festival 2020, 5 December 2020

Once there was a giant sloth named Philip. Philip had long arms, was gray with a white tummy and had yellow eyes. 

He got kicked out of where he was born by being shot out of a cannon and landed in a truck full of parsnips.

His greatest wish was to go back to where he was born because he wanted to see his family.

Piggy Land

Scoil Assaim BNS, 5th class, 4th December 2020

One day, Borge the pig was chilling in some mud, admiring Tony the pig. Tony was his crush. 

Tony’s sister Jemima bumped into him and told him about the maths contest. 

The maths contest was being hosted by Borge’s maths teacher Karen.

Tigers on the Loose

Catherine McAuley NS, 5th class, 2nd December 2020

Gerald the Tiger Owner was out walking his tiger, Ben, when he ran into Madison Ray, another tiger owner. Madison Ray’s tiger was named Tiki. 

“I like your tiger,” said Gerald. 

“I like your tiger too,” said Madison.

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. 

I Want To Break Free

St.Vincent's , 6th class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 01 December 2020

Once upon a time there was a lonely sloth called Barry. When he was born he was taken away from his parents, so he never really knew them. 

He was taken to the zoo. He was afraid when he got there because all the other animals were bashing at the gates.

The zoo-keeper brought the sloth to the cage where he would be staying.

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 Three Friends

St. Peters NS, Dunboyne2nd & 3rd class, 30th November 2020

Heather and Misty were reindeer who were great friends.

They were both cuddled asleep together. Misty and Heather were thinking about becoming friends with Bob the Reindeer. 

One day, they went to the woods and saw Bob and they became friends with him.

Max’s Adventure

St. Fiachras JNS, 2nd class, 27th November 2020

One day, there was a dog called Max. One day Max and his best friend, Ruby the Cat were playing at the park. 

All of a sudden, a ball came by.

The ball rolled by and Max put his paw on the ball, but he forgot he can’t play with balls because of the way he was born. 

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. 

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. 

Jimmy’s Journey

St. Fiachras SNS, 6th Class, 25th November 2020

Jimmy was a T-Rex and had a very simple life. Until one day his brother, Timmy went missing. His Uncle Sam kidnapped him. Jimmy was devastated. 

It was up to Jimmy to find Timmy. And on his way to find him, he met his friend, Fred the Frog. 

Jimmy and his best friend were on a lifelong mission to defeat Uncle Sam.

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. 

The Wish for Dog Food

Our Lady Immaculate JNS, 2nd class, 23rd November 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Lucky. 

He was the luckiest dog in the land. Everything he asked for came true. He lived at the beach. 

But there was one thing that didn’t come true: his wish for a mountain of dog food.

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.

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.  

Bananas vs Vegetables

Glenasmole NS, 1st and 2nd class, 18th November 2020

Class Pods: Superteam, The Animals and Powerful Bananas

Super Anna worked as a scientist. She tried to make a potion to turn into a banana. 

And it worked -- she was a banana! She was thinking and thinking, and she finally thought of a name. 

Super Anna Banana! She fought vegetables. She had a terrible dream about vegetables. 

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 Richest King

St. Peter’s School, Senior 4, 16th November 2020

Once upon a time King Thomas was sitting on his throne. He felt like he wasn’t rich enough and his wish was to become the richest king in all the land. 

To do so, he had to get a job. He started working at McDonald’s. 

He was flipping burgers when Barry, his boss, approached him and said, “We have a job opening for the mascot and his name is Timmy. 

Toilet Man’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s School, 2nd class, 13th November 2020

Once upon a time there was a toilet named Toilet Man. Toilet Man really wanted to be famous. But he never got the chance to be famous because he’s a toilet.

His best friend, Billy the Toilet Paper cheered him up. Toilet Man didn’t want anyone to flush him. 

Billy the Toilet Paper stuck up for him by trying to fall off his rack and distract people from flushing.

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. 

Fish for Dinner

St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 11th November 2020

Jerry the Sheriff was from the Wild West, and one day he got a letter to join the FBI. 

So, he put cling film on his pet goldfish, Shark's bowl and headed to New York. 

Three days later, he arrived at the airport on horseback. 

 

The Evil Old Man

Laragh National School Cork, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork, 10 November 2020

Once upon a time there was an old man. This old man got married and got a child that was evil.

He broke up with his wife and they never met again. He lost all his money. Then the evil child grew up and became a step dad.

This old man was the step father of a daughter and a son.

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.

The Switch of Man Man and Girl Girl

Scoil Assaim, 5th class, 9th November 2020

Once upon a time, there was a man called Man Man who was bitten by a radioactive man and turned into a man.

Earlier that morning, his girlfriend broke up with him so he went for a walk. The girlfriend left him for the dentist, Dr. Salt, which was his greatest fear. His girlfriend was Girl Girl. She was bitten by a radioactive girl.

Man Man used to be a girl and Girl Girl used to be a man. When they were bitten by the radioactive people, they swapped. 

Billy and Bob’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s School, 2nd class, 6th November 2020

Once upon a time there lived a hamburger named Bob. His best friend was a hot dog named Billy. He lived in a place called Greasy Town. 

They were going on their holiday in 2016 when they saw an evil chef who took all of Bob’s ingredients off. 

And Billy the Hot Dog helped put his ingredients back on. They both said, “Phew! That was close.”

The Unknown Corruption

St. Peter’s School Senior 5, 4th November 2020

Aidan Bishop faked his death. He was trying to escape the army and in order to become Aidan Bishop, he had to kill his old self. 

When he was in the army, he saw something he didn’t want to see.

The truth about the army. He was the only soldier who noticed the corruption in the army related to the government.

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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. 

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.

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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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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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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. 

Turtle Wars

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 5th February 2020

Doris Bonson, the Turtle was tired of his next door neighbour Christopher the Sea Pickle.

“Why do you want to Texit from Atlantis?” Christopher queried in the House of Bubbles, Atlantis’s parliament at No. 10 Drowning Street.

Just then, Ronald Mump, Doris’s best friend, suggested “We should build a wall of coral and kelp between the Seven Seas!!

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.

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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!

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.

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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