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

The Behemoth Bone Bank

Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire, 4th class, 5th February 2021

A few years ago Bob the Dog had a loving owner but then one day he had enough of his messing and left him on the street.

About a year later he was wandering the street all wet and cold and he spotted a cat who’s name was Nat living in a box near a bin.

“Hi Nat,” Bob said. “What happened to you?”

Rock and Roll, Far From Home

Alexandra College, Milltown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 February 2021

Once upon a time, Rock the Llama was walking along the green grass.

He was only a baby and he was lost. But then, he found an Alpaca named Roll. Roll was also a baby and he was also lost. 

“Hello, my name is Rock. What is your name,” said Rock.

The Tale of the Tea

Glebe NS, Wicklow, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 February 2021

William was an old posh man from Britain. In an old cabin, he was enjoying a cup of tea.

It was a cabin on one of his land because he owns a lot of land. William was in a bad mood.

The big pot of water was hanging idle over the fire. He used his last tea bag the night before and in the morning he had no tea.

The Friends Who Rule the World

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 01 February 2021

Nugget the Dog moved house and he was going to a new school.

He didn’t realise that the school was for cats. Nugget’s dream was to rule the world.

He was supposed to go to the School of Dreams but he ended up at the wrong school.

Big the Dinosaur

St. Rose’s NS, 4th class, 1st February 2021

Big the Dinosaur lived in New York City because he wanted to buy wigs.

He was bald and was trying to fit in. He was trapped in the zoo with his friend, Chomp the Crocodile.

Chomp the Crocodile had been trying to sell a wig to Big the Dinosaur by the pool. 

The Story of How Pubert became the Best Toaster in the World

Scoil San Carlo, 4th class, 29th January 2021

Once upon a time there was a toaster named Pubert. He was happily playing with Bert the Slice of Bread in the park.

They lived in Kitchenville. Kitchenville was just a giant kitchen and all the toasters and utensils lived there. 

When they were playing in the park, they saw Bob the Bread Bin and Lightning Donkey was next to him.

My Happiest Day

By Ealga, Age 12 Co. Offaly

I was walking home from school on the 7th of May. I remember that day well. I will never forget it.

As soon as I opened the door, I could smell it. My favourite dinner was cooking - pasta with melted cheese and bacon. I could smell the bacon. It was pulling me inside, entrancing me. I dumped my bag inside the door, hung my coat off the stair banister. I ran straight through the hall to the kitchen and saw Mum and Dad both there. This was strange because whenever Dad was home early, Mum would go out. They looked happy for the first time in a long time.

An oíche scanrúil

Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 5, Fighting Words Chonamara, 27/1/2021

Bhí madra ann agus Jason an t-ainm a bhí air. Fuair cailín beag é le haghaidh a breithlá.

Rachel an t-ainm a bhí ar an gcailín. Fuair Rachel Jason ón bpóna. 

An lá a thóg máthair Rachel an madra abhaile, bhí stoirm mhór ann le lasracha.

The Runaway

St. Rose’s, 3rd and 4th class, 27th January 2021

One Saturday, Cow Man and Fun the Polar Bear were running away from McDonald’s who wanted to turn Cow Man into a burger.

When they were running away from McDonald’s, Cow Man shouted, “AAAHHH!”

Then Cow Man saw one of the McDonald’s workers in a lamborghini and he wanted to steal it.

Experiment One

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 27 January 2021

Once there was a frog named Merelda who lived on a farm with her best friend, Melvin the Goat.

Merelda had a great life as a frog, but she dreamed to be the first frog in Hollywood.

The other animals weren’t so nice to her, but Melvin was so supportive of her dream

The Blobbers

Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige, Churchtown, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26 January 2021

Once there was a blob of slime, and his name was Blob. There was another pencil-shaped blob of slime, named Pencil.

They were cycling on the road, on their Blobmobiles. They decided to go surfing.

“I don’t really want to go surfing, I’m scared of water”, said Blob

The Street Dogs

Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 January 2021

It was a normal day on Marlborough Road when Toffee the Golden Poodle was running with his best friend, Buddy the Golden Retriever.

They were running so fast that they didn’t notice all the people on the street.

Suddenly, Toffee bumped into a friendly girl named Hailey.

The Wild Adventures of Cornelius the Space Pig

St. Brigid’s GNS, 6th class, 25th January 2021

Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, there lived two friends who wanted to find aliens. Their names were Cornelius the Space Pig and Jeff the Space Chicken. 

One Saturday morning, they were sitting in the sitting room in their space house and they watched an ad on their space TV and they saw two best friends going to space.

Since he had been a little piglet, Cornelius always loved the idea of aliens and space.

Johnny agus Cóilín

Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 21/1/2021

Is as an bplainéad Neplún é Johnny. An t-ainm ceart atá ar Johnny ná Johnny Chóilín Mhaidhc Peaitín Pheaits.

Tá gruaig ghorm air agus tá craiceann oráiste aige. Ta Johnny 20 bliain d’aois.

Is plainéad beag é Neplún agus tá poill air. Tá 120 teanga ann.

The Underground Society

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 20 January 2021

It was Friday, the 24th September 1994. It was getting kind of cold and windy, but it didn’t bother Phil, because the wind went right through his bones. 

He was on top of a mountain, looking down at his town of Snowdin.

A snowstorm was roaming in, as the dark clouds surrounded the town. 

The Girl Who Didn’t Like How She Lived

Ruth, Age 6, Co. Tipperary

Once there was a girl called Anna. She lived in Nenagh. Her mom was German and her dad was French and her sister was very good at Irish so Ana couldn’t understand them. She didn’t like the way she lived.

So every day, Anna played in her room. That’s only what she did and it was very boring. She loved her family but not how they spoke. She did writing as well as playing with her dolls and she read too.

But one day, the door opened and her mom came in and began to speak.

The Flying Dog

By Cara, Age 8, Dublin

Once upon a time there was a dog with a horn. He spread happiness, joy and peace. It was a golden dog. Everybody loved the dog. Well, the dog was only a myth to them. Only some people believed in him and the people who believed in him got to see him. However, their friends and family said it was just their imagination. Their friends and family didn’t know that the dog was true.

Oh, he was very true.

The Missing Puppy

Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige, 1st Class, Churchtown, Fighting Words Wicklow, 19 January 2021

Once upon a time, Lily the mermaid had a dream. 

The dream was about a group of Pirate Megalodons, who swam the Seven Seas, looking for an island with a puppy. 

Lily and her best friend, Rex the Ninja Puppy, were playing beach ball. The beach ball flew into the ocean. 

The Chase

St. Roses Special School, 6th class, 18th January 2021

One dark evening, Frishabacado met up with his friend, Joe the Lonely Rock. 

“I’m on the run! We got to go! Quick! Quick! We don’t have much time,” shouted Frishabacado.

“I’m confused, but let’s go,” said Joe.

Bethany’s Adventure

Alexandra College JS, 3rd Class, Milltown, Fighting Word Wicklow

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Bethany. Her best friend was her dog called Candy. 

She lived in a forest with her Mam and Dad and her annoying big sister. 

One day, she was walking through the forest and she saw a big castle. 

Cairde

Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir,, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 1,2,3, Fighting Words Chonamara, 17/12/2020

Lá amháin bhí asal ann agus Dan an t-ainm a bhí air. 

Bhí an lá go hálainn. Níl aon chara ag Dan. 

Bhí Dan brónach agus ní raibh sé sásta.

Chubby Finds his Way Home

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

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

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

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

Tom and his Best Friend

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 2020

Once upon a time, there was a blue fish called Tom. He was very annoying and was swimming in his fishbowl. 

His owner was named Poppy and her best friend was Alice. Poppy was Tom’s best friend.

Tom and Poppy went to visit Brazil.

Poppy’s Greatest Adventure

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

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

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

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

Table Apocalypse

Gaelscoil na Phadraig, 5th Class, Ballybrack, Fighting Words Wicklow 15 December 2020

Once upon a table, Mark the man with chair legs was walking down the road and saw a crab.

While he was walking down the road, he slipped and fell. The crab waddled and rolled to Mark and pinched him on his wooden leg. 

“Ow,” he shouted. 

Santa's Little Girl

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

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

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

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

The Ba-Boom Stick Scandal

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

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

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

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

Blob and Buster the Saviours

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

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

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

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

Fish Friends

Powerscourt NS, 3rd/4th Class, Enniskerry, Fighting Words Wicklow, 09 December 2020

Blobby the Blobfish lived in the English Channel. He was very lonely and didn’t have many friends. 

The reason that he did not have many friends was because he had giant teeth and looked ugly.

One day, Freddie the Shark came along and said, “I will be your friend.”

Candy Cane’s Big Journey

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

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

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

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

The Dangers of COVID

Scoil MhuireShankill, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 2020

Harry, the hand sanitizer, went to the shops and saw people using hand sanitizer, while he was with his friend Max, the mask. 

Max the mask also saw people using masks. They were scared, so they went home. 

When they were walking home, someone picked them up.

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

Fighting Words at Dublin Book Festival 2020, 5 December 2020

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

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

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

Piggy Land

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

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

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

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

Tigers on the Loose

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

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

“I like your tiger,” said Gerald. 

“I like your tiger too,” said Madison.

Christmas vs Halloween Spirit

St. Thomas' JNS, 2nd Class Jobstown, Fighting Words Wicklow 02 December 2020

Justin the Elf was delivering presents with Santa. Suddenly, he saw Sprinkles, the reindeer. Sprinkles dropped the presents from the sleigh. The presents got stuck in a tree.

“We need to get those presents back or the children will not have presents to rip open on Christmas morning,” Santa said. 

“I’m too small to get the presents, I could get stuck too,” said Justin the Elf. 

I Want To Break Free

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

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

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

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

The Clash of Two Armies

Ballyroan BNS, 4th Class, Rathfarnham, Fighting Words Wicklow, 01 December 2020

It was kind of a good day but it was also kind of a bad day…

Steward the Sausage and Cheesy the Cheeseman met Bertha the Burnt Sausage at Burger King. 

Together they met to lead their mighty army of pickles

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