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

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.

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 Minotaur

By Alanna, age 11 - Co. Dublin

The minotaur statue stood in a shed. Suddenly, it came to life. There had a been a leak in the shed roof and as the rain came in, the plaster, which had encased a real minotaur, washed off. He felt clueless and confused.

Why have I been brought into this world? he thought.

The Lonely Villain

St.Luke's National School,3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 November 2020 

Once upon a time there was a villain named Paige and she really wanted a friend. Paige wasn’t that tall and she wasn’t that small. 

She had a pet bird called Flame. The bird was called Flame because when she got her she went on fire, with her fire powers.Flame was a phoenix.  Paige lives in England, in London. 

“Come down Flame and eat seeds” said Paige. Paige clicked her fingers and the bird came down.”You do know I can talk” said Flame cheekily.

Emerald the Mermaid

Warrenmount Primary School, 3rd and 4th Class, 23rd October 2020

Once upon a time there was a beautiful mermaid named Emerald who lived in the sea. 

Her best friend was called Hookie-Pookie. 

They were best friends and they always liked to go to the seaweed wood and hide and look for fish.

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. 

Liz and her Adventure

Bunscoil na Toirbhirte, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork 20 October 2020

She was born in Space and then she moved to a different country. The girl’s name was Liz. She wanted to be rich because she is poor.

She didn’t have that much money and she wanted to take care of her family. 

She had horns and they were curling around her ears. 

Woof the Dog’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS 2nd Class, 19th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Woof and he met his friend named Daisy. 

And there was another friend dog named Lucy. They ran away to the museum of gold. 

After they finished going to the museum of gold, they went back home and they played all day. 

Chunky the monkey and Shakie the snakeys’ great adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS - 2nd Class, 16th October 2020

Chunky the monkey and his best friend Shakie the snakey were walking down the street. 

Chunky received a note that two years from now the oof army would come to battle him. 

Chunky was very worried. They tried to find a place to hide from the army. Chunky and Shakie went to the army to steal an army boat from their secret base. 

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 Dog that Defeated Evil

Central Model Senior School, 3rd Class, 14th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog braver than any other dog, Barky the Greyhound and he had a best friend, Sparky the White Hound and he was afraid of a mean cat. 

When the cat came across the road, Barky would always hide. 

One day, Barky’s owner, Lissa bought the mean and black cat as a pet. The name of the cat was Darkness. 

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.

Deflating Dude and His Mom

St. Fiacra’s SNS, 6th class, 12th October 2020

One Saturday at 2:30 Jack and his best friend, his Mom, Karen, were working out in the gym. 

Jack was busy lifting weights while Karen was too busy screaming at someone who took the bench press.

Jack decided to move on to the rowing machine but he was so muscular that when he touched it, it came off the floor boards. 

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.

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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 Lonely Villain

St.Luke's National School,3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 November 2020 

Once upon a time there was a villain named Paige and she really wanted a friend. Paige wasn’t that tall and she wasn’t that small. 

She had a pet bird called Flame. The bird was called Flame because when she got her she went on fire, with her fire powers.Flame was a phoenix.  Paige lives in England, in London. 

“Come down Flame and eat seeds” said Paige. Paige clicked her fingers and the bird came down.”You do know I can talk” said Flame cheekily.

Liz and her Adventure

Bunscoil na Toirbhirte, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork 20 October 2020

She was born in Space and then she moved to a different country. The girl’s name was Liz. She wanted to be rich because she is poor.

She didn’t have that much money and she wanted to take care of her family. 

She had horns and they were curling around her ears. 

Zaper's Water Attack

Carrigaline Educate Together​, 1st Class, Fighting Words Cork, 10 March 2020

One day Zaper was taking the electricity power and a person walked by and put some in him.

He saw the devil fighter walking down the street and said that his TV has run out of electricity.

The town had no electricity because Zaper liked it so much. 

The Shower Goes Boom Boom

Scoil Nioclais Douglas, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 March 2020

This is Billy the farmer. He lives in West Cork on the farm with cows, pigs, ducks and elephants. 

One morning, he got up and there was an elephant and the cow singing in the shower. 

They were singing bla bla black sheep.

Bob's Greatest Dream

Brooklodge N.S.​ 4th Class County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 11 February 2020

One day, Bob the Robot was at home. He lived on Mars. In his house, he was cooking fried flying horse and griffin. 

Then he heard a bell ring, Scampi the Fish was there for dinner. Scampi has to eat his food in a fish bowl. 

After dinner was finished, Bob made dessert, which was a cherry bomb.

The Robot Who no Longer wanted to be One

Brooklodge N.S. 4th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork 04 February 2020

Zobert had been on this planet for way too long. He originally did not like his old planet, but strange things are happening and he did not know what.

He decided to go to the human world. He needs to find a new friend. But how is he going to do it? 

But in the middle of space, he got hit by a rock that was wrapped up in paper, that had a pyramid with a crystal on top of it, with a map that said ‘get the crystal and you will become a human.’

On an Adventure for the Mythical Honey

Scoil Mhuire Fatima, 5th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 28 January 2020

Jolly B was lonely, he had no friends. He was flying through the park for ages. 

He lived under honeycomb under a tree. There was lots of baby BBQ’s inside the honeycomb. No one liked him because he had a human face and the body of a bee.

Finally, Jolly B looked at his watch and decided it was time for school. But he saw Jilly B getting bullied in Jolly School by Shmiley B and Waspy B. 

The Baby Takeover

Brookelodge NS Glanmire, 4th Class, County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 21 January 2020

Baby Lulu was a cheat he never liked anybody. Baby Lulu was the worst he kept on biting people's fingers. 

But, Baby Lulu did not act like that on the outside. But, there is one thing he wants the most and he has a friend to help him. 

Baby Lulu is from Asia. He was born in South Korea. Baby Lulu has a plan in his head. 

The Old Man from Cork

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

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

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

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

The Dragon and the Princess

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

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

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

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

The Dream

Scoil Iosagain, 3rd Class, County Cork December 2019

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

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

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

Panda Saves Chon

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

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

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

A panda comes down from a tree and helps him. 

The Unexpected Clown Chase

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

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

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

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

A true winner

Togher GNS 6th Class, County Cork 16 October 2019

16th / 10/ 2015

Dear diary,

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

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

Uncle Eliza

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

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

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

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

Aither’s Adventure

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

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

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

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

The Attack of the Bananas

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

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

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

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

The Great Manchesco Divelo

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

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

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

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

Food Fight

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

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

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

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

An Cailín, an Madra agus an Leipreachán Feargach

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

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

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

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

 

Eolaí Caillte...

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

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

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

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

The Buttery Toast Invasion

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

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

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

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

A Million Rashers

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

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

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

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

Sam Versus the Big Chubby Rabbit

Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork

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

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

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

The start of something new

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

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

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

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

Nigel's Nonsense

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

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

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

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

The War of the Water-balloons

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

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

She hated her job and wanted to help endangered penguins.

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

Lost Families and Chicken Nuggets

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

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

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

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

Lulu and Ugly

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

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

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

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

Jack The Ninja Warrior

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

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

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

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

 

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Humphrey agus an Cháis

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

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

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

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

Eoin, an Bhó agus an Madra

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

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

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

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

Mary an cangarú agus Big Kev an turtar

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

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

Go tobann, thit an t-uachtar reoite.

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

An Dá Jonathon

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

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

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

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

BOB AGUS STINKY OH OH

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

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

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

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

Liam agus Biwwy

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

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

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

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

Rú Amú

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

Lá amháin, bhí an ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch. 

Bhí Toby ag spraoi le Rú an coinín. 

Tháinig Tintreach an gadhar agus thóg sé Rú.

Tiuc Tiuc, Peadar agus an Ribena Frusion

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

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

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

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

Peethur an Turtair

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

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

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

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

Páidí agus na Pickles

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

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

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

Chuala siad Mamaí ag teacht anuas an staighre. 

Troid faoi Eilifint

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

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

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

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

Rasher Man agus an turas go Lanzarote

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

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

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

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

Droch lá ag Mr Mc Conkey

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

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

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

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

Fiachra agus Seáinín

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

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

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

Zero and Jimmy’s Journey

Scoil Chaitríona Senior, Ballyloughane Strand, Renmore, 3rd - 6th Class, Galway City, Fighting Words Galway

Zero the Shape-shifting Snake lived alone in the forest. He was lonely until he met Jimmy the Dancing Monkey and they became best friends.

A man came to the forest to try to capture all the animals. 

The man had been starving for 2 weeks and he found a kid with a small pet dog called Cookie and he thought about eating the dog.

Gone Nuts!

Knocknacarra Educate Together, An Cimín Mór, Cappagh Rd, Knocknacarra, 4th Class, Galway City, Fighting Words Galway

One day Nutty the Chestnut fell down from the Chestnut Tree. He fell into Mr Burton’s bag and was taken back to his house.

There he met Almond the Milky Bar who was in a bowl. He unwrapped Almond and they became friends.

Next day they jumped into Mr Burton’s bag and went to work with him at the chocolate factory. 

Candy land

Claregalway Educate Together NS, Lakeview, Claregalway, 1st Class, Co. Galway, Fighting Words Galway

Henry the marshmallow was a very special marshmallow, because he always helped out other marshmallows that had problems!

One day Henry was flying around and he fell into a cup of hot chocolate by accident. 

He figured out that the hot chocolate’s name was Billy. He couldn’t fly out because the hot chocolate was sticky!

The Extraordinary Adventures of Oliver the Olive

St. Nicholas’ Parochial School, 5th & 6th Class, County Galway

In an olive farm in France Oliver the Olive meets Gary the Grape. Ricardo the bodybuilder finds them in the kitchen and is about to eat them. 

Just as he’s about to pop them in his mouth Ricardo remembers he’s late for a flight to Galway. 

He drops Oliver the Olive and Gary the Grape and races off to catch his flight from France to Galway where he’s going to do some break-dancing.

Steve & Bob's Adventure

Scoil Iognáid, 2nd Class, County Galway                                        

Once upon a time Steve the Secret Banana and Bob the Pineapple were walking to the pet shop and they met Rosie the Duck.

Rosie told them about how dangerous humans were with their Smoothie Makers. They ran away from the Smoothie Makers and looked for a guard dog to protect them. 

They found one called Tankie.

Searching for The Crystal

Scoil Iognáid​, 2nd Class, County Galway

This story is about Taco El Matcho the cutie monster. He was an awesome guy who liked random stuff. 

His teacher was always giving out to him because he was usually late to school. 

Taco carried taco guns which he shot tacos out of to feed everyone.

The Adventures of Chicken Nugget and Polly

Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway, 4th Class, 14 June 2019

Chicken Nugget goes to the bookstore and buys a diary, but he can’t write in it because he’s too fat to sit down.

Chicken Nugget has no arms, so he can’t pull up the chair. He tries to do it, but he falls to the ground. 

He rolls out the door, and keeps on rolling for a full half hour.

Bloopy and the Beast

Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway, 4th Class, 14 June 2019

Bloopy was made in a factory and he was a shape shifter. He was dreaming about his imaginary friend.

Bloopy lived in little hut in the forest. The people in the factory had gone for wood and they had accidentally lost him there.

Left alone in the forest, Bloopy turned his hut into a high tech zone. 

Aunt Winfred Did It!

Scoil Fhursa​, Nile Lodge, Galway, 6th Class

Mercedes the Ford wakes up in the junk yard. There are  cars being crushed around Mercedes.

“Oh no! I'd better go because there are cars being crushed around me,” he cries.

But Mercedes discovers that he has no fuel in the tank. He looks up and sees a man walking around the junkyard.

The Good, The Squishy and The Ugly

Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle, Galway City, 5th Class                                     

One day, Baguette Boi and his best friend Spread, the Lump of Butter, were at a cafe. 

Spread had to be careful about heat, so they were sitting outside. 

This was the fanciest cafe in town. There was a TV in the cafe and on the TV, the news reporter was talking  about sightings of Blippys in the city.

Cookie Gang

Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle Road, Galway City, 5th Class

Oscar the Oreo lives in the “Reduced To Clear” section in Pesco. His friend Patricia the Pie lives on the shelf opposite him. 

They meet up in a bar underneath the shelves. Obese Owen lives underneath the Oreo shelf.

Patricia and Oscar argue about who tastes better. Oskar says, “I’m nicer because I’m a cookie.”

Toilet Trip

Kilcroan National School, Williamstown, via Castlerea​, Co.Galway, 5th & 6th class, 3 May 2019

Tom the toilet wakes up in the bathroom in his house. He lives in the Pesident’s house. It’s a  clean and shiny bathroom.

However, when Tom wakes up, he sees that his best friend Pam the plunger isn’t there! He gets up and starts walking around looking for her.

He shouts out Pam’s name in distress.  “Pam, where are you!?”

A Crazy Day

Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, Galway, 3th – 5th Class, 3 May 2019

Billy the elephant was sitting down drinking water when Cody the robot dog came into the room. “There is a bat in the hall!” he cried.

Billy ran away and nobody saw him for two days. While Billy was gone, lots of rats came into the house.

Cody said,“Im going to eat them all!”

Oslo’s Greatest Escape

St Patrick’s Primary School, Lombard Street, Galway, 5th Class, 5 April 2019

Oslo the horse, the quick healer, is in her barn. It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon. She is eating -  but not a lot of food. She doesn’t get much food from her owners.

Fred the 4 year old, Oslo’s best friend, sneaks through a hole in the barn, carrying some of the dinner that he just had.

Oslo neighs at Fred. Oslo and Fred have a telepathic connection. They can talk to each other in their heads.

The Story of Bob the Fly

Mercy Primary School, St Francis Street, Galway, 5th and 6th class, 5 April 2019

Bob the fly is in an old dusty attic. He is walking around talking to his friend Billy the bee.

Bob wants to get out of the attic but he can’t fly out.

He asks Billy, “ Can you lift me out?”

Gisha’s Wish

Brierhill National School, Co. Galway, 4th Class

Gisha the cross-eyed pig lives in a big mansion. She is very popular at school and everybody knows her.

One day, Gisha’s best friend Millie the chubby pug went to the mansion. 

Gisha came to the door and said to Millie, “Wipe your dirty paws!” They walked into the mansion.

Bye Bye Billy!

Scoil Padraig Naofa, Cregmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway, 5th and 6th class

Shane is playing in a match. He’s just about to score the winning goal.

The crowd is silent. Shane swings his hammer and the ball goes into the back of the net. 

The crowd roars and Shane’s team rush over and pick him up.

A Really Ruuuffff Day

Scoil Pádraig Naofa, Cregmore, Claregalway, Co. Galway, 5th & 6th Class, 1 March 2019

It was a Thursday and Kyle Patoski and Ponnie the one-eyed girl were eating sausages at the table.

Kyle the dog was in a high chair. They were both enjoying their food.

Suddenly Kyle looked down and noticed that Ponnie was not wearing any socks

The Snowman and the Runaway Carrot

Scoil Chroí Naofa, Athenry​, 6th Class, 23 November 2018

Puddle the melting snowman was made by a lonely boy in his back garden during Christmas.

The boy had snatched a carrot from the Christmas dinner table and gave it to Puddle for a nose.  

Puddle decided to call the carrot ‘Luke’ and they became fast friends. Luke saved Puddle from his loneliness.

Luke had been bought at the Christmas market, where he had been parted from his brother Steve. 

Cuboid And His Amazing Adventures

Claddagh National School, Galway, 3rd Class, 23 November 2018

This is the story of a killer clown called Jamie who wants a robot dog.

Jamie goes to Robot Land in search of his dog. Nearby, a robot dog, Cuboid, is trying to play catch with his best friend Katie the sleepy cat. 

Katie is too sleepy to play with him. The King of Robot Land is out for a walk and Cuboid accidentally trips him over.

The Breakfast Buddies

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

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

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

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

The Gummy Wish & Adventures

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

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

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

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

The Most Delicious Juan

Scoil Iognaid Raleigh Row County Galway, 20 October 2018

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

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

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

Pandacorn’s Big Adventure

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

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

“What’s up?” asked Pandacorn.

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

The Adventures of Supercat

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

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

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

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

Billy and The Jellybeans

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

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

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

“What’s your name?” asked Katie.

Prison Break

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

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

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

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

Bimbo’s Magical Adventure

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

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

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

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

The Diamond Paw

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

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

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

Patricia and Harry were in their cottage having dinner. 

Unicorn Troubles

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

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

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

It was Bob the slice of bread talking.

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Scoil Íosagain, Ballybunion, 5th & 6th Class Fighting Words Kerry

One morning Decu woke up and realised that Alan the Alien was gone. 

He went for a stroll in the forest to see if he could find him. 

He heard a strange noise. Spooked, he sprinted home and noticed a note on the table. 

The Jail Break

Scoìl Chriost  Rì, Causeway, 3rd to 6th Class, Fighting Words Kerry

In an abandoned warehouse in an unknown location Lily the dog and Snowy the rabbit are busy planning to break their friend, Peter out of Jail.  

They think the evil pigeons are responsible for framing them and landing them in jail.  

They have a meeting in the office and know they have to come up with a clever plan as they know the pigeons are cunning and are good at racing and carrying messages. 

The Battle of Bonard

Scoil Iosagain, Ballybunion, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kerry

There once was a good wizard called Bob, who lived happily in a magic castle in the middle of a dark, damp swamp. 

His one and only enemy was an evil troll called Leonard. 

Leonard was sick and tired of living at the edge of the swamp, and wanted to take over Bob’s castle. 

The Siege of Bananio

The Spa NS, 5th Class, County Kerry

One day Maniac the Monkey was walking along the street when he bumped into Straight Banana who was his best friend. Unfortunately, he knocked Straight Banana down the hill and Straight Banana got angry and decided to gather an army of banana friends to destroy the monkey race.    

They hold a secret meeting in the middle of the banana tree but they didn’t realise that there was a spy at the meeting who was dressed as a banana. 

Jeff is a Lunatic

Coolard NS 4th Class, County Kerry

Jeff was a mad scientist who owned a lab that was situated on an island in the middle of the sea.   

He was always concocting strange potions but one day he was surprised when he was on holiday on the mainland and a little girl called Tiny came out of one of the potions.

Tiny was always trying to find out where she came from and decided to make her way back to the island but there were sharks in the sea around the lab protecting it.  

The Golden Sliotar

Ardfert National School, 4th Class County Kerry, November 2018

One morning Jimmy dreamed of being a hurler as he lay in his bed in Portumna. 

He had just moved from Ardfert to Portumna. 

He missed his friends in Ardfert and felt quite lonely.

The Explorer Johnny Bean

Listowel, Co. Kerry 16 November 2018

Once there was a great explorer named Johnny Bean who lived in a strange and wonderful planet called the Kingdom of Bananas.

Johnny loved exploring, especially to other planets. 

During one of his many trips, he became great friends with Millie the Alien who lived on Mars.

My Father is a WHAT?!

St. Theresa’s National School, Kilflynn, Co. Kerry, 6th Class

It was a dangerous day in the city.

Superhero, Annabelle’s father, wanted to destroy the city.

Annabelle was unaware that the villain was her father and rang him, but there was no answer.

The Depressing Life of a Pickle

St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, 6th class & Gap of Dunloe National School Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, 3rd to 6th class

There was a war between pickles and potatoes in Kerry. 

All the way down South Kerry, Rick the Pickle and Paddy the Potato were talking about how they were going to be free of the war. 

Rick and Paddy’s families were friends who hated the war. “Come on, let’s leave,” said Rick the Pickle. 

Milk

Scoil Cuanneal​, Co. Mayo, 3rd and 4th Class, Fighting Words Mayo

“Run!” screamed Timmy the Turtle. “Sammy is coming.”

“I’m going to get you,’ hissed Sammy the Snake. “Run as fast as your little panda legs can carry you! I’ll get you someday.”

“I wish I could fly. I would be so much quicker,” mumbled Peter the Panda.

The Hamburger and Seamus

Cuilmore National School, Swinford, Co. Mayo, 1st – 6th Class, Fighting Words Mayo

Bob the cow cried as he was in the prison cell. 

They had to escape out of prison, or else the prison warden threatened that he’d turn Bob into a hamburger.

Bob cried so much he almost flooded the place. 

Sausage Quest

Breaffy National School, 5th Class, County Mayo, 11 December 2018

Have you ever seen a talking sausage?

Well, I’m going to tell you a legendary story about a talking sausage named Digeridoo.

It was a lovely day in Chef Jeff’s kitchen.

The Spoon

Breaffy National School, 5th Class, Count Mayo, 11 December 2018

Over the horizon walked a little girl with a bag of gummy drops.

RIIIIIIP!

The bag tears!

A gummy drop falls out into the searing heat of the Wild West.

The Big Cat League

Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 20 November 2018

Chocolate the Cat was not like any other cat.  He was an extremely large cat.

Chocolate was phenomenal at soccer, but he didn’t believe in himself.

Smokey the Thin Cat, who was Chocolate’s best friend, had true faith in his abilities.

Bertha and the Pea

Fighting Words at Westport Arts Festival, Gaelscoil na Cruaiche​, 24 October 2018

Bertha was having a dream about going to space.

Dingdong! Dingdong! Dingdong!

Bertha was startled awake from her dream. She rushed to the door to see who was there.

The Great Escape

​Carrakennedy National School, Liscarney, Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class

Geoff the Giraffe is trudging through the lush tropical jungle.

He is feeling blue because he is trapped in North Korea.

Suddenly, Geoff catches a glimpse of a petite and peculiar blue creature waving at him from a little plane in the sky.

Shella Bella’s Revenge

St Joseph’s National School Derrywash, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 4th, 5th & 6th Class

One snowy weekend, Shella Bella the Sheep went to visit Mindy the Collie at her home.

Pom-Pom the Poodle was also there, which put Mindy at ease.

Suddenly, Shella Bella burst through the door.

Snowy’s Big Break

​Cornanool National School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

It was a nice sunny morning and Snowy the Lamb sprang from her straw bed.

Sarah the Farmer came to give the animals some food.

“Good morning Snowy,” said Sarah the Farmer. “What are you going to do today?”

Bob’s Dream

​Lecanvey National School Westport, Co. Mayo, 3rd-6th Class, 24 April 2018

Once upon a time there lived a butler called Bob. He lived with his wife, Maiden the Maid.

Bob dreamed about one day driving a diamond encrusted Bentley.

There was one problem! He was scared of driving.

Gilbert’s Adventures

Bullsmouth National School, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, 2nd-6th Class, 24 April 2018

Boom! Gilbert fell out of the tree.

Gilbert the giraffe had just fallen out of the only tree in the oasis.

“Are you okay?” asked Hammy the pig as he helped Gilbert up.

Gilbert’s Adventures

​Carnacon National School Ballyglass, Co. Mayo, 3rd – 6th Class, 24 April 2018

Boom! Gilbert fell out of the tree.

Gilbert the giraffe had just fallen out of the only tree in the oasis.

“Are you okay?” asked Hammy the pig as he helped Gilbert up.

Chicky’s Adventure

St Patrick’s National School, Castlebar County Mayo, 6th Class, 20 February 2018

A long time ago in Eggland, Chicky the Chicken was hatched.

Unfortunately Felix the Fox was nearby, living in a hole in the forest.

Felix the Fox and his foxy family were on the hunt looking for a juicy chicken.

Talking Carrots

St. Patrick’s National School Town, 6th Class, County Mayo, 20 February 2018

One dark evening, Jimmy the Farmer was buying cattle food at the mart.

After buying the food he walked to the grocery store to buy carrot seeds.

Jimmy drove home in his tractor, Johnny the John Deere, and planted the seeds.

Billy Banana’s Great Adventure

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class 05 December 2017

Billy the crazy banana was wandering through the rainforest. He was very unhappy because he was getting very, very soggy with all the rain.

All of a sudden, a hungry monkey jumped down and ate him. 

But then the monkey spat him out in disgust because Billy was all soggy.

Lizzie and Uni

​Breaffy National School, Breaghwy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, 3rd Class, 5 December 2017

Lizzie woke up and started to scream frantically. She started to panic because she realised that she was in the attic.

A light was coming from one of the walls. She touched it and it turned into a door. 

She walked through the door, slammed it behind her and realised she’s in a long dark tunnel.

The Very Delicious Grape

St Joseph’s National School, Derrywash, 3rd Class, County Mayo, 21st November 2017

When I first was a loose grape, I screamed because I fell in a lake of banana juice, which was in the family dog bowl.

Then Daniela was thirsty and needed a drink at the dog bowl.  

At first, Gary was scared

The Disaster at Christmas

St Attracta’s National School, Charlestown, 5th Class, County Mayo, 21st November 2017

Wilma the coconut was planning to have an ordinary day. 

It was Christmas Eve and she was hoping to put the lights on the Christmas tree. She also was hoping to stay up late to see Santa Claus.

She looked out of her window and spotted a tsunami on the horizon.

A boxing mystery

​Drummin National School, Westport, 3rd-6th Class, Co. Mayo, 29th September 2017

One day there was a boxer called Anthony Giggles. He was driving in his car with Coach Rick to training in Drummin Boxing Arena, which was next to Drummin National School.

In the middle of the car ride, a concerned Coach Rick told Anthony Giggles that he needed to go on a diet.

The Takeover

St Patrick’s BNS, 4th Class, County Mayo,13 June 2017

Jeff the Beast and Matt the Mutant were having lunch in a five star restaurant in New Rush City.

‘Wanna take over the universe?’ Jeff asked Matt.

Mr. Cranky’s Week of Worries

Richmond National School, 2nd and 3rd Class, County Mayo, 4 April 2017

Mr. Cranky was stuck in his office, planning to skydive, when he heard the children laughing.

It was very hard for Mr Cranky to hear the children because he had his window barricaded so he would not see their faces.

“Why are you always stuck in your office?” asked one of the children.

Jojo the Unicow

​Killawalla National School, 2nd – 6th Class and Carnacon National School, 3rd – 6th class, County Mayo, 4 April 2017

Once upon a time, there was a lonely unicow called Jojo. 

Jojo was in search of a new friend. 

He lived in a field, close to a forest, in a different dimension.

The Life of Gary the Turtle

St Oliver Plunkett National School, The Quay, Ballina, 4th Class, 21 March 2017

This is a story about Gary the turtle, but he was no ordinary turtle.

Gary the turtle woke up with a start. “Oh no, I’m late for work again!”

Before he went to work, Gary needed to go down to the rock pool to catch some shrimp for breakfast.

Strange Day In Lollipop Land

​Snugboro NS – 6th Class, County Mayo, 28th February 2017

It was a warm day in Lollipop Land. 

Syrup the pancake and his friend Frankie the French Toast were ready to go to school.

On their way they met Tom and Jack, the strawberry chocolate flavoured melting marshmallows. 

Mud-phobia

​Bekan Primary School, 5th & 6th,  County Mayo, 28th February 2017

One day, Robert the talking pig was running around the farm to get fit. 

He slipped and fell into the mud.

He started shouting for help. “Micky! Micky, Help – I am in mud!”

The Ghost Hunting Adventure

St Joseph’s Primary School​, Ballinrobe 4th Class, Castlebar, Mayo, 24th January 2017

Its late at night, Philip the farting potatoe is walking in Crispy Grass Park, playing with is yoyo.  

When suddenly he spots a big scary old ancient house in the distance.  

He hasn’t noticed this house before, so he is curious and he walks towards it. 

Dog’s Life

​Cuilmore National School, Castlebar, Mayo, 2nd - 6th Class, 13th December 2016 

Terrified of being eaten by a T-Rex, Pog the dog lives on a farm in the middle of no where with a few chickens, a sheep and a goat. 

Paulie the Puppy goes to Pog the dog looking very worried and says “I can’t find Popcorn the Poptart cat”. 

Football Phobia

Parke National School, Castlebar, Mayo, 5th and 6th Class, 22 November 2016

Jason the duck was in Duck Park training fields, once again trying to overcome his fear of footballs with his friend Percy Pegasus.

When Jason was four years old, he had fallen over a football and fractured his leg, which was very painful and left him bedridden for three months. 

It happened during the hottest summer ever recorded in Duckton Town.

Revenge Of The Killer Clowns

St Peter’s National School, Snugboro, County Mayo, 5th Class, 25 October 2016

Voluptuous Jack and his best friend Trytineous Graham were in the middle of nowhere. 

Trytineous Graham said he needed to go to the toilet. 

On his way to the toilet, through the bushes, he heard a stick snap. 

When Stuff Goes A Bit Too Far

St Peter’s NS, Snugboro, County Mayo, 3rd Class, 25 October 2016

Franklyn the Funny Man was walking down the street heading for Sweetland Circus in San Francisco. 

He collected his car from the garage, got behind the wheel, started the engine.

All the people on the street ran for their lives.

Sparkles’ Adventures

​Scoil Padraigh, Westport, 4th Class, 14th June 2016

Sparkles the unicorn woke up in her marshmallow house on a dark and cloudy morning.  

She ate her usual breakfast of rainbow drops and saw that it was raining bubbles outside.  

Sparkles felt frightened because she was very afraid of bubbles.

What Granny Did

Trinity National School, Westport ,5th and 6th Class, 14th June 2016 

Lucas the genius woke up early in his granny’s house.  He looked at a picture of his parents beside his bed. 

Both his parents had been killed three years previously, testing out their new prototype of their time machine.  

The newspaper headlines had said, Two People Killed In A Bizarre Car Crash On A Quiet Country Road.

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Stinky and Bob

St Mary's National School, County Donegal, Fighting Words North West

The main character of this story is Stinky the Skunk. Stinky was born in 1989 on May 25th.

Stinky's biggest dream was to get faster Internet.

Stinky heard that a circus was coming into town, and Stinky was afraid of clowns. 

The Uni-Potato

Gleneely National School, County Donegal, Fighting Words Northwest

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Rainbow who lived in a place called Cuckoo Land.

One day she was outside playing with her best friend Pat the Potato. 

It was very sunny and the sun was very bright, but she was sad because Pat couldn't walk. 

Keep swimming Nana Regine!

Creevy National School, Donegal, 19 November 2018

There once was a boy called Steve. His greatest wish was that Nana Regine would come back from Australia.

He was worried that she would drown., because she didn't want to pay for an airline ticket and she was swimming.

Steve loved playing with Da Ginga Ninja. 

Fruit's Got Talent!

St Macartan's NS, 5th Class, county Donegal, 29 January 2018

Bob was originally a human. But he became a banana by eating too many bananas.

So did his friend Patricia, by eating too many pears.

Bob's dream since he was a child to become a movie star. He tried desperately to come up with new ideas for a cure so he could become a movie star. 

Joe's Jeans Dreams

Scoil Padre Pio,  5th Class,County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 22 February 2020

One day on Jack’s Farm, early in the morning, Jack went out to feed the animals. 

As Jack was feeding all the animals, he realised Joe the Chicken wasn’t there.

Jack went to look for Joe the Chicken, who was trying to get into the house

Bad Harry

Kennedy Park National School Wexford, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

One day Snappy the Dragon (he was a pink and purple dragon) was on his way to the library with his friend, the poisonous tree.

He had to get a leash to pull the tree. In the library, it was empty and hot.

Then they find a book shelf and they pull open a door behind it.

A Chef’s Mystery

Kennedy Park National School Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford, 14th February 2020

One day there was an Indian chef called Joel.

His best friend was his nan Charli.

He had a dream that Gordon Jamsay walked into a door in Dublin.

Ed and Eddies Big Adventure

Kennedy Park National School Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford, 7th February 2020

Ed and Eddie were dancing outside at the door of the concert but the body- guard wouldn’t let them in.

Suddenly the sky turned dark and in a second a three eyed monster said “If you let me talk to Cornelius I will give you money”.

It starts to rain and the monster disappears.

The Taco Hunt

Kilrane National School Kilrane, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Once upon a time, flying above a swamp, there was a parrot named Tacko, and his best friend was called Daddy.

He was getting hungry, so he really wanted to eat a mosquito.

He nearly ate Daddy the mosquito. Daddy went over and yelled, “Stop! Stop! Its me, Daddy!”

The Adventures of Grumpy and Moody

Castletown National School, Castletown, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1st and 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Grumpy the Brussel Sprout and Moody the Potato were in Croke Park at the all Ireland final.

Grumpy hoped that the yellow bellies would win the all Ireland final but was afraid that Kilkenny would win the Sam McGuire.

Suddenly Grumpy and Moody were teleported to Liverpool for a match between Liverpool and Man United.

Madness in the Market

Mayglass National School, Courtlands West, Mayglass​, Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th and 6th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

A long time ago in a far far away land called Tunisia Tim the apple and his best friend Barry the banana were rolling down the aisle to see Spuds Two in the cinema.

Paddy the parsnip was waiting outside for them with a candy cane, he knew they were going to come.

He clipped the button on the candy cane and a load of shopping trolleys started chasing them.

Imogen the Wizard

Barntown National School, Barntown​, Wexford, 2nd and 3rd Class, Co. Wexford, Fighting Words Wexford

Once upon a spooky morning in space there was a wizard named Imogen in a spooky castle on the moon in a weird dimension.

She was feeding her dog - Cloud - then a poisonous bubble appeared.

A giant banana barged in to the castle with a bubble gun and Imogen screamed so loud that it raised the roof of the castle.

Turty the Turtles Adventure

Kilrane National School, Kilrane​, Wexford, Co. Wexford, 3rd and 4th Class, Fighting Words Wexford

Turty the turtle is a turtle and his best friend is Crabby the crab.

He lives on an island which means he cant get to a McDonalds.

He is looking for McDonalds because he wants a Big Mac.

Llama Drama

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 6th Class, 22th November 2019

Splish splash Gerry was starting to get bored of the ocean.

As the waves started to crash against the shore, Gerry started to think.

‘Is there more to this ocean life’? Gerry deeply stares at the sparkling sea shells.

 

Potato versus Aliens

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, November 2019

Once a potato time on a scary night the employees opened the supermarket in space, the supermarket was called Mars Bar.

It was in a spider cave.

A group of Aliens ran in armed with potato peelers.

Finn and Jake’s Big Adventure

Mercy School, St. John’s Road Wexford, Co. Wexford, 5th Class, 8th November 2019 

Once there lived a dragon called Finn and an orangutang called Jake.

They lived on dragon island.

They had never met a person before.

The reason they are on an island is because all the others dragons have been eradicated by people and Finn is the only dragon left.

The Sharks Way Back

St. Iberius National School, Davitt Road, Wexford, 2nd Class/3rd Class

Once upon a time there was a Great White Shark named Scuba.

He had a sidekick called Searock. Searock was an Atlantic monster.

They were in the Atlantic Ocean and they met hunters.

Animal Wars

St. Iberius National School Davitt Road, 5th Class/6th Class, County Wexford 

You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation, but that begins all the way back here.

It will all come together when I tell you the story of how I lost in rock, paper, scissors with a chicken.

Makin’ Bacon

Educate Together, Whitemill North,  6th Class, County Wexford

One day Humphrey was hungry.

Humphrey really liked stone bacon.

Then Gunther’s mother comes in and gets assassinated by the butcher.

Jeff and Chocolate

Kennedy Park National School, Whitemill Rd, Whitemill South, 3rd class, County Wexford

Jeff and Bob were in a fruit bowl trying to get eaten.

‘Hi, my name is Jeff the banana and I want to tell you about my life.’

Bob and Jeff are sitting in the fruit bowl and they are best friends.

Mysterious Time-Travel

Lady of Fatima School, Carrigeen St, Slippery Green, County Wexford

One day there was a boy called Paddy.

He came upon a snow leopard called Pablo in a forest and ever since they became friends.

He said to Pablo ‘I need a girlfriend’.

Max and Carter

Court National School, Monamolin, 4th Class​, County Wexford

Max wakes up in his bed in New York and Carter is waiting beside his bed for him to go to the zoo on a school tour.

Carter gets his imaginary car and drives Max to the zoo.

Max buckles his imaginary friend in with his imaginary seatbelt.

The Ketchup Battle

Piercestown N.S. Piercestown, 2nd Class County Wexford

Welcome to the world of ketchup!

My name is Katie and I am a bottle of ketchup, my friend’s name is Jeff.

Then a few days later King Mayonnaise and his army came into the castle.

 

 

Oof

St. Iberius National School, Davitt Road, 2nd and 3rd Class, County Wexford

Once upon a time, Michael wanted to go to the bathroom, but there was a banana in the toilet.

He goes in to the bathroom and the banana attacks him.

Stephanie is in the bath.

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. 

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. 

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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!

Fighting Words wishes to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland for this programme #CreativeIreland #InThisTogether

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


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

The Minotaur

By Alanna, age 11 - Co. Dublin

The minotaur statue stood in a shed. Suddenly, it came to life. There had a been a leak in the shed roof and as the rain came in, the plaster, which had encased a real minotaur, washed off. He felt clueless and confused.

Why have I been brought into this world? he thought.

Chief and The Ostrich

By Shonagh Purcell Tobin

once upon a time there was a dog called Chief. Chief was a lonely dog he had no friends. 

So one day he decided to go out on his scooter and find some dog friends. 

When chief was looking for some friends he spotted an ostrich and he thought that it was a bit strange to see an Ostrich just wandering around like that! 

So Chief decided to go over to the ostrich and try and  make friends with the ostrich. 

Why We Should Stop Using Diesel Cars!

By Ryan, age 9 – Co. Kildare

Hello, my name is Ryan and I think it is outrageous that diesel cars were ever made. They produce emissions, they use fossil fuels and they negatively affect the environment.

Firstly, diesel emissions contribute to the development of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory health effects, the pollution of air, water and soil, reductions in visibility and global climate change. 

Kora’s Story

By Kora, age 8 - Belfast

Sophia was picking flowers in a beautiful farm and singing to the animals on the farm. Her best friend was called Denny the sausage dog. She had a secret admirer who watched her from a distance as she sang to the animals. His name was Conor.

One day Conor was very brave and visited the farm to talk to the girl he had watched for so long. After a week or so of Conor visiting Sophia, they became very close. However, the evil Maritha was watching their love grow and became very jealous of the beautiful Sophia and her new friend.

Stan The Flying Man

By Kyle, Age 9 – Co. Meath

One day Stan was driving and he found a bird on the road whose wings were not working so Stan brought it back to his house.

He used an old box to make a home for the injured bird and put some bread and water in it.

After a few days, the bird got better and could now fly. The bird flew onto Stan’s head and flew away.

Where’s Our Future

Mahi Panguluru, age 11, Co. Dublin

People say "you're good at art" you should be an artist someday

My brain starts thinking excessively and I don't know what to say

Right now, there's Coronavirus but how am I to know. What the future holds for me I don't know where to go

Zamptine

Scríofa ag Diarmuid, Rang 2

Roghnaigh and t-uachtarán Micheal D. Higgins mé le turas a thógáil chomh fada leis an bplainéad Mars. Bhí mé ag dul ar an turas le séisear spásaire eile. Bhí tús curtha leis an gcomhaireamh síos 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 éirí ó thalamh!!!

Bhí an cúrsa socraithe againn do Mars ach bhí mífheidhmiú ann.   Chuireamar ár roicéad i dtír ar phláinéid aisteach agus an t-aon rud a bhí muid in ann a fheicéil ná muca.  

Hawaii -Táimid ar ár mBealach

ó Diarmuid, Aois 9, Co. Roscomáin

Fadó , fadó bhí frog beag bídeach ann darbh ainm Jim-Jim. Bhí Jim Jim ag iarraidh dul go dtí Hawaii. Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul ansin mar bhí an ghrian i gcónaí ag scoilteadh na gcloch i Hawaii de réir na scéalta a bhí cloiste aige. Bhí fadhb amháin ag Jim-Jim áfach. Níor thaitin sé leis a bheith ag eitilt ar eitleán.

Bhí cara amháin ag Jim-Jim. Seanfhear a bhí ann darbh ainm Frainc. Fear stuama a bhí ann. Lá amháin chuaigh Jim-Jim chuig Frainc agus chuir sé ceist air. “

 

Corona zombies

By Cillian Ó Tuathaigh, 12 Co. Phort Láirge

One day, Jason was sitting at his desk at school when the teacher made an announcement that would change his life.

“Class, I think you’ll want to hear this.” He was tuned in on the radio to a broadcast by Leo Varadkar.

“Today we will be shutting schools down for a period of time that could extend to beyond the school year due to Covid-19,” announced Leo, “We will advise people on staying at home and washing their hands frequently.”

Bob an Liathróid

ó Chormac, Aois 11, Co. Roscomáin

Fadó, fadó bhí liathróid ann. Bob an t-ainm a bhí ar an liathróid.  Bhí sé ag iarraidh óir. Bhí sé beo bocht. Níor thaitin ceol ar chor ar bith leis. Aon am a chuala sé ceol ní raibh sé in ann bogadh.  Lá amháin bhuail sé lena chara Mixie. Bhí Mixie ag bogadh chomh mall le sloth mar pheann luaidhe a bhí ann.

“Tá plean agam,” a scread Bob in ard a chinn is a ghutha, “plean chun a bheith chomh saibhir le rí”. “Cad é?” a cheistigh Mixie. “ Tá mé chun …..” 

My Two Worlds

By Lauren Lalor, age 11 - Cork

I was lucky that I lived by the sea. It meant I could be a schoolgirl by day and a mermaid at night.

Nobody would believe me if I told them about my life under the water with the jellyfish, Dorky the seahorse, Jim the Shark, Rory the Crab. My whole gang were down there, my underwater family.

A Quark called Jake

By Jake Murray, Donegal age 12

Once upon a time there was three brother quarks, Jake, Jamie and Luke.

They were going on a trip to their favourite place in the whole world, the Large Hadron Collider. They were entering a competition to be smashed there. They were all so excited but,none more so than Jake. He was so excited that he could be famous just like his hero Stephen Quirking.

So, when they arrived, Jake, Jamie and Luke unpacked their stuff at the hotel and went off.

Homemade Teacher

For the past few days, no schoolwork has come through for my siblings. So my mum had this “genius” idea that I could actually “teach” my them.

At first I thought it was a good idea because I didn’t have anything better to do (except schoolwork) and my mum said she would pay me, so I was all set. But when it came to actually “teach” them, things turned out not the way I wanted it to.

Beating Records

By Michael Delaney

Chapter 1: A Dog's Dinner

Boom! There I was in the Smiley Faces care home with all the other orphans, scrubbing the master’s dishes. I was with my friends, Marvin and Patrick.

“Did you ever know your parents?” Patrick questioned.

“No, my only relatives live in South Africa…I wish I lived with them” I said wistfully

 

The Tale of The Mysterious Girl

By Juliette Whitty age 9, County Kildare 

One fine day a girl named Milly woke up in the basement of her house, because that was her room. It was cold, dark and damp with no lovely pictures on the walls or even have bright pretty curtains, as what would be the point of that without a window for them to be placed?

Milly’s parents were horrid to her,  they made her home-school herself,  not let her play with anyone or anything.

Silver Beauty

Based on the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

By Ciara, age 12 – Co. Dublin

I remember the day I was minted like it was yesterday. The metal stamps crushed my nickel brass outer ring and my cupronickel middle together, while simultaneously marking my front with the 1 euro symbol and my back with the year 2010 and an Irish hunter horse and foal - a limited release commemorative design - and poof! I was formed.

A Trip on a Rocket Ship

By Darragh, age 8 - Dublin

1: Bully Attack

Once I was thinking of flying aircrafts, so I started building aircrafts.

But these kids started to bully me so I made a friend. That night I made a trap in the bush that they were always bullying us in.

Sylvia’s Emigration

By Maria, age 11 – Dublin

Waking up is difficult to do, especially when there’s a troubling task ahead. It’s a constant obstacle. So it was with trepidation that I awoke that morning. I got up, changed and entered the living room.

Mother was frying eggs as Sandy sat beside her. Mother turned and dropped an egg.

“Sylvia…” she muttered, tossing me sausages. Worry crossed her face.

Friendship

Astrid, age 9 – Dublin

“Boom!” said Lilly, moving her piece on the board. “Audrey?! It’s your turn!”

“W-What? Oh.”

“You okay?”

The Naughty Leprechaun

By Lucy, age 8 – Co. Waterford

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

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

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

Facing Your Fears

By Caoimhe, age 11 – Co. Fermanagh​

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

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

The Selfie Contest

By Erin, age 8 – Co. Dublin

Chapter 1
Finding Out The News

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

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

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

Simon The Cyborg

By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin

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

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

Lost In War

By Tom, age 8, Dublin

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

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

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

The Easter Egg Hunt

By Sophie, age 10 – Dublin 24 

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

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

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

April Fool's Disaster

By Olivia age 10 - Dublin

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

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

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

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