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

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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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. 

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.

Bobberdingding and the Cats

St Francis SNS​, Priorswood, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 12th March 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Bobberdingding. His best friend’s name was Garthur.

Bobberdingding played midfield for United and he was number six.  His friend Garthur cheered for him.

Bobberdingding’s second best friend was the ghost goalkeeper. His name was Babasunye.

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.

The Legendary War

Powerstown Educate Together National School, Tyrrelstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 11 March 2020

Emperor Peng and his penguins defeated Emperor Mo-Salad.  Then Mo-Salad went into a cave to hide from the penguins.

The penguins found out that Emperor Mo-Salad had a secret project - he created chickens dipped in mustard, who threw up candy.

Emperor Peng was very angry and created a cucumber army to join forces with his penguins. 

The Bad Mistake

Fighting Words at Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition at @NationalLibraryofIreland, Réalt na Mara Girls National School, Donacarney, Co. Meath, 2nd Class, 10 March 2020

One day there was girl called Abigail and she bought a dog called Choco. Choco dreamed about playing with a squeaky frog toy in the back garden.

When he woke up, Choco was in a completely different place altogether and there was a dinosaur beside him. 

He was in the bathroom and the dinosaur had stuck his head through the window.

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.

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. 

Meat life with Bob

Scoil Naoimh Pio​, Knockcommon​, Co Meath, 3rd & 4th class, Fighting Words Dublin, 10th March 2020

In an Italian restaurant, there was a meatball called Bob and his best friend Roxanne the pot.

It was a normal day in the restaurant.

Bob was inside Roxanne the pot, sleeping on his favourite pasta-scented pillow.

Jeff the Mighty Glass

St Mary’s Primary School, Dublin 7, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 9 March 2020

Once upon a time in a kitchen, there was a glass called Jeff. The unfortunate thing was he was stuck in a cupboard. 

The family had gone on vacation and there was no one there to open the cupboard.

Jeff was really lonely and he missed his friends Salt and Pepper.

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.

A Home for Friends

Scoil Mochua, CRC​, Clondalkin​, Fighting Words Dublin

Mr Tom flew on a plane and moved to the hills of Donegal because he wanted to spend time with his best friend Ken.

Mr Tom wanted to help out other people who were in need. 

Some people in the cities and in the country were homeless and the government needed to build new houses in the villages and towns.

Piggy War

St Vincent de Paul Infant School Marino, 1st Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 5th March 2020

There was a piggy who was very fat who was called Georgie. He wore a prince outfit.

When Georgie tried to sleep, he was too fat and he accidentally rolled off the bed. 

Georgie liked to go to the supermarket with his best friend Jeffrey.

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.

The Yellow-Nosed Horse

St Peter’s, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Fighting Words Dublin, 4 March 2020

King Thomas lived in a jungle near Austin Texas...or at least he thought so.

King Thomas lived in a bin with his best friend Rudolph the yellow-nosed horse. King Thomas was a poor king.

King Thomas was at war with several of his neighbours like France, Germany, Russia, and Ireland. He was feeling depressed.

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.

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!

Oscar and the Golden Top Hat

Scoil Bhride Buachaillí​, Blanchardstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 3rd March 2020

A long, long time ago in a pool of milk in Luxembourg, Oscar the Octopus was an octopus with a top hat.

It was no wonder he was afraid of water because he lived in a pool of milk.

Oscar wouldn’t dare touch the water. He had a friend called Jeffrey the Plastic Bottle with a face. 

The Dragon and The Snake

Navan Educate Together National School, Navan, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 2 March 2020

Once upon a time there lived a snake. His name was Dot and he really, really, really wanted a pool of dead mice.

Dot never wanted to see a ghoul because it was his greatest fear. His best friend was a dragon called Fire.

Dot and Fire went on a big adventure. They saw a ghoul but the dragon saved the snake. 

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. 

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Ranelagh Multi- Denominational School, Ranelagh, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Dublin

Once their was a naked mole rat named Ms Naked Mole Rat.

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Ms Naked Mole Rat and Billy Bob Joe smashed into the hairdresser. But Ms Naked Mole Rat was still very, very lonely.

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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. 

Josh agus Jack

Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, Baile Munna​, Rang a 3, Fighting Words Dublin, 26ú Feabhra 2020

Lá amháin, bhí buachaill darbh ainm Jack. Fuair Jack madra, darbh ainm Josh, i gcomhair a bhreith lá.

Bhí cumhacht draíochta aige. Bhí se in ann athrú isteach i tornado agus tine.

Lá amhain, bhí an madra ag sugradh le Jack agus thit an madra ar an dtalamh, agus ghortaigh sé é fhéin.

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

The Great Escape

Christ Church National School, Central Library Waterford, Fighting Words Waterford, 25/02/2020 

Once upon a time there was a koala called Kiwi.  

One day a human came in a plane, crashed into the jungle and smashed the koala's home. 

Kiwi's friend, Chichi the monkey came over as he had heard the racket. 

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. 

The Big Mac Quest

Powerstown Educate Together, Tyrrelstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 25th February 2020

A long time ago the wind was howling and the windows were rattling. 

Gromper was in his house wishing he could have a Big Mac and he invited his friend over. His name was Giant Goat.

Gromper said to Giant Goat that he wanted a Big Mac.

Jack the Pizza’s Pepperoni Problem

Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street, Dublin 2, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 24th February 2020

On Saturday morning, February 1st, 2017, Sidney the Mushroom and Jack the Talking Pizza were playing “I Spy with my Little Eye.”

They saw a big, red tomato so they ran away.

Sidney said a joke: “We better ketchup.”

Jack the Talking Pizza laughed and thought it was hilarious. As he was laughing, his pepperoni popped up.

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The Ugly Sunflower

​Scoil Cholmcille, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 16th May 2017

Timmy the sunflower was a little seed. 

Boquefues the bear found him in the jungle and brought him home to plant him.

Boquefues watered him every day and named him Timmy.

Wrinklebottom's nightmare

St Mary’s & St Gerard’s NS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 11th May 2017

Once upon a time there lived a very interruptive pig called Mr Wrinklebottom. 

He had a friend called Larry the Ladybird and he was a ladybird. 

He lived in a small cottage with his fat mother. His greatest wish was to fly.

Attack of the Hamburgers

​Lacken N.S, 3rd & 4th Class, County Wicklow, 10th May 2017 

I was going for a walk in the old forest. All of a sudden, three badgers jumped out of a bush. 

I think their names was ‘The Badger Bros. The brothers were being chased by a centaur. 

Gary, the griffin sees the centaur and says “Hello Trevor. Why are you chasing the Badger Bros?”

Biskit, Shrubs and Bushes

​Scoil Cholmcille, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 9th May 2017 

Biskit is on a mission. He needs to get to Shrub Kingdom with his best friend, Johnny the bowl of rainbow jelly. 

Biskit is in his gaff planning how to get past the dirty bushes. 

“We have to get to Shrub Kingdom before sundown on Saturday night.” Biskit said.

The Killer Potato

St Mary’s JNS Blessington, Co. Wicklow. 2nd class, 4th May 2017 

Once upon a time there was a normal potato who had radioactive milk spilled on him and he turned into an evil potato. 

His name was Mr Killer Potato.

Chucky the pig was his best friend and was unaware that Mr Potato had turned evil.

Drake and his jockey

​Scoil Cholmcille, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 3rd May 2017 

Drake, a dark horse, woke up and went downstairs to get his breakfast.  

He threw the table out the window because that day he found out he had been adopted.  

He had been chatting to Conor the sheep, his mum, and she let it slip out!  

Bob’s Life

​Scoil Cholmcille​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 2nd May 2017 

Once upon a time there was a 27 year-old leprechaun called Bob. 

He lived in a magical valley called Glencree. 

He went to Duffy’s pub every week to try to find a “mott.” 

Sparkles’ Revenge

​Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 26th April 2017

Sparkles the Unicorn woke up in dangerous fear as Lily, the walking bush, was knocking at her window.  

Lily enjoyed her summer holidays by scaring Sparkles every morning!  

Sparkles ran downstairs to get a hedge cutter. 

Into the Woods

St Mary’s NS Blessington, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 25th April 2017

One day a little girl called Molly went into the woods with her best friend, Nightmare Fred.

Molly was talking to Nightmare Fred. 

“Do you want to go and play?” she said. 

The 24hr Trial

St Patricks, 4-6th Class, County Wicklow, 6th April 2017

There once was a Kangamoose called cushion.  His best mate was Harold the pig.  

He lived in the land of the Mookangas and always wished he could be a Mookanga too.  

His destiny was to become a Mookanga, like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. But it’s taking ages.  

JJ and the Golden Microphone

Nun’s Cross NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 4th April 2017

Once upon a time there was a DJ called JJ. He was away on a trip to New York and there he met a lion.

“My name is Smarty Pants, I run around the streets of New York jumping into trash bags,” said the lion. 

“What do you eat?” said JJ. 

The Amazing Meatball

​Brittas Bay National School, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 29 March 2017

Meaty the meatball got beaten up! 

Then Skinny Spaghetti, his best friend, came in and wrapped his legs around Apple Pie, the bad guy, and threw him off the building. 

Apple Pie fell onto a trampoline and bounced back up! 

Aliana’s Journey

​Brittas Bay NS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 15th March 2017

One day, Aliana Flame was walking through the woods, with her pet wolf, Nom-nom when another wolf jumped out and then ran away in five seconds.  

Her eyes followed the wolf and then she saw the wolf fall off a bridge.  

Part of Aliana wanted to see if the wolf was ok and another part thought it might be part of a trap.  

 

George vs Bob and the Juicer

St. Brigids National School, County Wicklow, 2nd 3rd and 4th Class 09 March 2017

Once upon a time George the walking talking orange fell off the counter.  

Bob, the apple on the counter, pushed him over.  

George was rolling over on the kitchen floor and then he saw the family dog, Billy.  

Super Rashers

Brittas Bay National School, County Wicklow, 3rd class, 08 March 2017

Once upon a time there was a big fat flying pig called Rashers and his best friend Milky Way the cow. 

Even though Milky Way was Rasher’s best friend he always tried to eat him. 

Milky Way’s father is called Steaky and he wants to eliminate pigs from the world. 

Mack McTrigger, Secret Agent

St. Mary’s JNS, Blessington, County Wicklow, 2nd Class, 07 March 2017

Once upon a time there was an agent called Mack Mc Trigger and he had a pistol in his hand. 

Mack Mc Trigger’s greatest wish was to be able to teleport.

His arch nemesis James Blond was able to teleport and he was a better agent than Mack. 

​I Don’t Have One

St. Brigids, County Wicklow, 1st and 2nd class, 02 March 2017

Once upon a time there was a really good footballer called Alex. 

He wanted to win the world cup.

He woke up in his bedroom and went to his brothers Ross’s house.

Hidden Powers

Brittas Bay National School, County Wicklow, 6th class, 01 March 2017

ONCE upon a time there was a girl called Shaníqwa Awqínash.

Her best friend’s name was Erodos.

His name was Erodos because, ever since he fell while running from his brother and his friend, he has accidentally said erodosaclidus – at the end of every sentence.

The Adventure of Bacon

​Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, 28 February 2017

Once upon a time there was a robot unicorn called Robbie. 

His greatest wish, more than anything was to have a magical flying toilet. 

His best friend was named Shark Lord: he was a kid who could turn into a shark. 

A Swan Called Heather

Jonathan Swift National School, County Wicklow, 16 February 2017

Once upon a time there was a swan called Heather.  

Her best friend, Hilda, was always full of bravery but Heather was always scared of everything.  

One day Ziddea the witch was in the sky flying above their heads.

Super Zero in Gnomelovania

​Wicklow ETNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 07 February 2017

Super Zero woke up to Genward the Llama-corn bursting through the window. 

Genward started shouting at Super Zero 

“Get out of your pyjamas!” Genward was really excited about his new sneakers. 

Roman and the Big Adventure

​Scoil Cholmcille Ballybrack, County Wicklow,  3rd class,  02 February 2017

Once upon a time, there was a dog called Roman. But Roman lost his family. 

His family were worried about him. Roman was in the house alone when a grown-up boy came to take him away. 

The boy brought him to his house and kept him there, in prison.

The Banshee of Glencree

​Kilcoole Primary School, County Wicklow, 6th Class, 01 February 2017

My name is Penelope and this is how my life began…

One day in my school, Blobwarts, a new boy came into class.  It was Blob Marley, my best friend.  

He had finally transferred over to my school from the Y-men academy.  

Wrong is not Right

Our Lady of the Wayside, Kilternan, County Wiclow, 31 January 2017 

It was a glum and wet day in the centre of China, and a bully had just chased Da-kumi. 

Since it was so dark, Da-kumi asked his friend, Jimothy the Rat who had radioactive powers, to glow.

Jimothy had low batteries, though, so couldn’t glow.

Fozzy and Gizmo Down Under

​Kilcoole Primary School, County Wicklow, 6th Class 26 January 2017

Once upon a time, when the world was ruled by man-eating dinosaurs, Fozzy and Gizmo went to Pizza Hut. 

Soon the city is going to be taken over by crocodiles.

It started raining headless chickens. 

Kevin and Barbara's Quest

St. Fergal’s, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 18 January 2017

Kevin the uni-chicken went to KFC and met his friend Barbara the spying fly. 

“Why are we here?” Kevin asked Barbara.

Barbara said, “Because your old friend Porky from the farmyard died here. We’re here for his funeral.”

You are Bacon!!

St. Mary’s/St. Gerard’s N.S. County Wicklow, 4th Class 17 January 2017

There once was a pig called Gizmo, whose greatest wish was some pink underwear. 

He was on his way to the shop when he passed the butcher’s. 

Bob the Butcher came out with a knife.

Tony’s adventures

St Andrew’s NS, Bray, County Wicklow 2nd Class, 7th December 2016

Once upon a time there was a flying cub lion with angel wings. He was called Tony.  

Tony had a best friend who was Joe, the flying piece of bacon.

One day, Tony went to Tesco’s to buy some bacon to feed to Joe.  

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