Aido Against the World
Fighting Words Dublin, St. Brendan's Boys National School, Artane, 5th Class, 07th February 2024
My name is Aido and I’m 15 years old. I lost my dad from cancer two years ago.
My best friend is Derek. He’s a paper bag who I came up with because I felt very depressed when my dad died.
If I had one wish it would be for my dad to come back from heaven.
I’m afraid of losing any more family because me and my brother are the only close family left.
I have another best mate whose name is John. We go to the same school.
I live in Darndale with my brother and uncle and aunt.
One day I was walking to school and a man came up to me and said:
“If you could wish for anything in the world what would it be?”
“I’d wish for my da to come back.”
“Go on this quest to find me these ingredients: a dog’s toenail, a lamb’s heart, a donkey’s tear-drop and a bearded-dragon’s horn.”
“Okay, where will I meet you to get all these ingredients?”
“Meet me at 43 Bellcamp Crescent,” the man said.
“Okay, I’ll meet you there at 1900 hours.”
While I was looking for the donkey’s tear-drop, I fell down a crack in the earth! …