Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017
Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully.
My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Melvin and he moved schools when he didn't want to because he had a lot of friends in his old school.
Now he only has one friend called Sammy.
He has a secret that he likes her, but he thinks that she wouldn't want to be his girlfriend because he's too ugly.
His brother Ernie is in a year above him in school so he doesn't see him much.
His sister Lily is a gymnast and his brother Bobby is on the soccer team.
He's got a pet dog named Copper who is a rescue from the pound. He's a special dog because he can talk.
Melvin never keeps secrets from Sammy, but one day he said to her,
“Sammy, I have a secret,” Melvin said in a deep voice, which he had been practicing.
“Go on, I'm listening. I promise that I won't tell,” Sammy said.
“I...I...I want to be a unicorn!” he shouted.
Then Sammy said, “How on earth are you going to turn yourself into a unicorn?”
“I'm keeping another secret. I...I...I...” then her phone rings. It's a private number.
Sammy answers the phone and a distorted voice says, “Hello daughter, come in for your dinner. It's me, your Dad...”