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

"Dale's Farm Life"

Kilmeen National School, 5th and 6th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 18 January 2022

This is a story about Dale MacSturdy who lives in County Limerick. Right now he’s having a bad dream about pasta.

Paul the basketball is there for him. Dale squeezes Paul so tight, he almost pops.

Dale sounds like he might be a child, but he’s actually in his mid-fifties.

Camillo and Banana’s Big Adventure to China

Croi Ro Naofa Junior National School, Killinarden, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 18 January 2022

Once before there was a red and black dragon called Camilo. He lived in a cave all by himself in America beside his best friend Banana the monkey.

He wanted to go on an adventure. He knocked on Banana’s cave door. 

“Do you want to come on an adventure with me?” asked Camilo as he shook with excitement. 

The Big Bad Mission

St. Thomas Junior National School, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 17 January 2022

One day, Laser Girl went over to her best friend, Laser Man's house.

They had a mission to find their next target because they were spies working for the FBI. She knocked on the door with shaky hands.

Laser Man opened the door and Laser Girl saw the robot butler. 

Fred the Penguin’s Journey

St. Fiachra’s Junior National School, 2nd class, 17th January 2022

Once upon a time Fred the Penguin lived in a small cottage. He was born there.

He was an orphan. His best friend was Luke the Baby Husky. 

The cottage broke and he wanted to fix it. But when he was fixing it, he hurt his flipper

Emily Browne agus na Trí Ainmhí Robo

Scoil Naithí, Baile an tSaoir, Baile Átha Cliath, 16, Rang a 6, 13 Eanáir 2022

“Aaaa!” a scread Emily Browne agus í ag rith ón Robo Cat. Bhí sé á leanúint mar gur thóg sí an chocolate croissant a bhí aige.

Thosaigh an scéal seo nuair a fuair Emily paicéad.  Istigh sa phaicéad bhí Jamal Jefferson, an Tríú Robo Hamstar. 

Bhí cruth air cosúil le liathróid istigh sa phaicéad agus bhí sé istigh i roth hamstair.

The Mystery of the Brooch

St. Brigid’s GNS, Glasnevin, 6th class, 13th January 2022

Mrs. Brown chased them through the streets as they ran away from the orphanage. Charlotte said in a breathless voice, “I think we’ve lost her.”

Charlotte and Annabelle were running away from the orphanage to escape from the abuse that they were getting there. They were thankful they left. 

All of a sudden, they saw Mrs. Brown behind them and she grabbed Annabelle.

The Great Shadow Returns

Belgrove Junior Boys School, 1st class, 12th January 2022

Once upon a time in the time realm, the Master of Time was chilling out and drinking Coke.

Then his alarm clock went off. Then he went to brush his teeth. 

When he was finished, he went to his friend Hot Dog Man and asked, “I’m so bored. Do you know when the next crime is going to be?”

The Blast from the Past

St. Fiachra’s JNS, 2nd class, 10th January 2022

Once upon a time there was a Spanish Goat named Samuel who ate bricks.

His greatest wish was to be able to fart to the moon but he didn’t know how. 

Then he saw a pencil and he was scared of the Pencil so he hid under a rock.

Mr. Dynamite agus a Chloigeann

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, Ráth Chairn, Co. na Mí, Rang a 2, 17/12/2021

Seo é Mr. Dynamite.

Tá sé in ann a chloigeann a bhaint dhó agus é a chur ar ais arís. Chuaigh Mr. Dynamite ag siúl lena chara Fred an siorc.

Thosaigh Mr. Dynamite agus Fred ag imirt peile le cloigeann Mr. Dynamite.

The Shell Spell

St. Conleth and Mary's National School, Newbridge, Kildare, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kildare, 17 December 2021

About ten years ago, Shiloh’s mother went missing, and her goal was to find her. But she had to turn into a shell first. 

Turning into a shell wasn't so easy, she had to gather a bunch of ingredients for the potion to turn her into a shell. 

She went to the magic forest to find the ingredients. It was a dark forest with a purple and blue aura, and was filled with mystical creatures.

The Day That Went Horribly Wrong

St Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, 6th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 16 December 2021.

Once upon a time, Jammy and Robyn were in a donut shop in the zoo. Robyn was trying to get Jammy to eat a donut.

The donut was gone off, so he got sick. He threw up in front of the shop, so he was sent home. Robyn stayed and ate her donut.

Robyn went away and got picked up by a giraffe and got thrown into a green tree.

Never Keep it a Secret

St Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, 5th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 16 December 2021.

It was the day that Michael was moving, and James had gone to Michael’s house to say their final goodbyes.

James realised that his sister, Claudia, was there for him. She was comforting him, and James was feeling upset about the situation.

Michael and James were saying goodbye and his sister started to cry. 

“The Rotten Rodent”

St Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, 4th and 5th class, Fighting Words Cork, 16 December 2021

Once there was a boy called Greg, who was very popular until he started to be bullied by his friend’s hamster.

Greg stormed out of his friend’s house and played Minecraft with Megan.

Megan was secretly getting bullied without telling Greg, and she was really sad.

Joey and His Epic Cheesy Adventures

Joey and His Epic Cheesy Adventures by 6th class from St. Patrick's N.S. , Diswellstown Road

One day, Joey was going to the shops to buy blue cheese for breakfast. It reminded him of the first day he had ever eaten blue cheese, a magical day.

Everything seemed the same, same setting, same time, same people, same hat, same shoes. 

There was one thing that seemed off. 

Tá Santaí Dána ar ais

Scoil Náisiúnta Cholmcille, An Tulach , Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 4, Fighting word Chonamara, 16 Nollaig 2021

Lá amháin bhí Santaí Dána thiar i gConamara ar an trá.  Bhí sé ag marú rónta.  Chuaigh sé ag snámh le Donald Trump ach d’imigh an bréagfholt dhá chloigeann. 

Nuair a thit an bréagfholt dhá chloigeann, tháinig a mhama agus fuair sé bréagfholt nua. 

Nuair a tháinig siad amach as an bhfarraige dúirt Santaí Dána le Donald Trump, “Caithfidh muid fáil amach cá bhfuil Santaí.”

Oliver Versus Eddie

Trinity Primary School, Tuam Co.Galway, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Galway,10/12/21

Once upon a time there was a boy named Oliver who wanted to be the best football player of all time, and he was practising every day.

He wanted to be in a professional match to see how good he was.

Oliver went to trials and saw his best friend Eddie.

Christmas Ruined

St. Thomas' Junior National School, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16th December 2021

One Christmas Eve, Santa was checking all of the toys. The elves had put all the toys in the bag in the sleigh.

Santa wanted to check that all of the toys were there.

Santa’s best friend Chip the Cookie, came up to the sleigh with a surprise.

Food Wars

Powerscourt National School, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15 December 2021

The Grunch lived with Boatess, the Queen of Gravy Boats.

He was in the middle of a voyage on a gravy boat going through Ice Cream Land to meet the Ice Cream King of Sprinkles. 

He finally arrived at the palace and said to the King, “Let’s flank around the corner.”

Madadh ar strae

Scoil Chnoc na Naomh, Doire Chonaire, Gort a ‘Choirce, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall, Ranganna 3 & 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 15/12/21

Bhí fear ann darbh ainm Jonathan. Bhí sé 50 bliain d’aois. Bhí bean ann darbh ainm Olivia.

Bhí siad ina gcónaí i nDún na nGall.

Bhí Jonathan ag iarraidh madadh.

The Biggest Mistake of my Life

St Oliver’s Killarney, 6th Class, Fighting Words Kerry, 14th December 2021

I felt Izzy’s hands pushing my shoulders against the hard brick wall and I felt her spit on my face as she shouted.

She pulled me down onto the floor and I fell into a sprawl. When I was on the ground a squirrel jumped on my nose.

Izzy took no notice of it as she shouted at me “what is wrong with you?” I regretted everything I said about her, I thought.

The Two Shy Friends

St Oliver’s Killarney, 6th Class, Fighting Words Kerry, 14th December 2021

“I changed my mind, I didn’t like this school, I wanted to leave,” said Amara.

That was until Tyler came. Tyler wanted to be friends with everyone in the school but no one accepted him.

I really like him as a friend but he doesn’t like me. I was sitting at the lunch table on my own and Tyler came over to me and asked, “are you okay?”

The Pollution Problem

St Oliver’s Killarney, 5th Class, Fighting Words Kerry, 14th December 2021

Once upon a time there was a blue whale called Jim and a girl called Jane.

Jane was walking from her house to the shop, and stopped at her friend Emily’s house to say hi.

They had made a plan that weekend to go to the beach and clean up and afterwards they were going to go the mall.

Mr. Sey’s Robot Disaster

St Vincent's Primary School, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 14 December 2021

Once upon a time, on top of the world there was a crazy scientist, called Mr. Sey.

One day he discovered he could make a robot that could clean the world and help the environment.

Then one day a little girl with her vicious dog came to sell him cookies. They were poisonous cookies.

Rocky the Venomous Scorpion

Powerstown ETNS, 4th class, 14th December 2021

Once upon a time there was a scorpion called Rocky. Rocky wore a tuxedo and was very venomous but most of all he was very anti-social. 

Rocky decided to go on a trip with his best friend, Pat the Fox who was afraid of ice.

They decided to go to a party in the middle of the woods. Pat found another fox who started fighting with him. 

A Hairy Tale

Gaelscoil Phadraig, Ballybrack, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 December 2021

Once upon a time, Terrence the turtle was reading a magazine. He saw the Eiffel Tower in the magazine and decided to take a trip.

When he got to the Eiffel tower, he got a baguette with nutella. Terrence’s family made him spend the day with his cousin Box the box. 

“Do you want some of my baguette?” asked Terrence. 

Monday Madness

St Oliver’s Killarney, 6th Class, Fighting Words Kerry, 13th December 2021

It all started on a Monday morning. Joel was driving his car when he almost hit a cat on the way to work, but luckily he didn’t.

As he swerved to the side, and saw a car coming right towards him. It barely missed him, but he hit a tree.

He didn’t think the day would start like this because he was expecting something exciting at work, like a promotion.

The Flying Tortoise

St Oliver’s Killarney, 5th Class, Fighting Words Kerry, 13th December 2021

Once there was a tortoise called Max.

“Wake up Snap,” says Max to the alligator.

“Do you know the other alligator over there? He said there is going to be a sky diving competition”,  said Max, once Snap had woken up.

​The Melon War

St. Patrick’s NS, Diswellstown Road, 6th class, 13th December 2021

In a galaxy far, far away, a long time ago before melons were a thing, there once lived a frog named Lukaki.

He dreamed that one day he would become the wisest frog that ever lived. This was because he was incredibly stupid. 

He went to his friend, Sui the Otter, to tell him about his idea. Sui said, “That’s stupid because you’re a dumbo!”

The Ten Golden Burgers

Powerscourt National School, 3rd & 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 09 December 2021

There once was a boy called Bob. He was a food critic in Donald Mcs in 1921.

Bob was out walking around Powerscourt Waterfall with his best friend Sausage the Dog. He was looking at his map while eating a pot of dijon mustard.

“I think we’re lost,” said Bob as his hands shook.

The Coin Thief

Scoil Chormaic CNS, Balbriggan, 4th Class, 9 December 2021

A hundred years ago, Ronald the Alien was sent to Human Land (also known as Earth) for stealing coins.

He met a dog and named him Bob after his favourite celebrity. 

Ronald was angry about going to Human Land because in Human Land they had rules. 

Larry’s big Adventure

St. Brigid’s NS, Drumcong, Co. Leitrim 4th Class, Fighting Words Limerick, 9th December 2021

Larry the snail lives on a street, under a rock with his Grandpa.His Grandpa’s name is Jimbo.

While he was munching on a lettuce leaf he had the thought of going to the moon to eat some cheese.

He was bored of eating lettuce. He calls up little Tim his very best friend.

The Diary and the Challenges

Wicklow Montessori School, Wicklow Town, 3rd & 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 06 December 2021

Once many years ago and many nights ago, there lay a small little village where money was a very valuable thing and they didn’t have very much of it.

Except for the greedy, rich mayor. 

It was a snowy day and everyone was playing in the snow, as they all threw snowballs at everyone.

Maths Man: Monkey Madness!

St Finbarr's NS, 5th Class Fighting Words Cork 06 December 2021

At the counting cave, they were busy at work. Science Man had just made a new potion to turn invisible, and Maths Man was busy cleaning his Multiplication Ninja Star.

But then, it hit Maths Man: his tragic backstory.

This tragic story was that one night The Ancient Monkeys took his age. When he was sleeping, they broke the window and got in. They had made a special banana brew with special honey that you can only find from a cow and bananas from a rare banana tree. They took his birth certificate and threw it in the bin! Now he doesn’t remember, and others don’t remember either. He didn’t know where he was so he went to a barn and he made a house from hay.

Grinchy and Gob

St. Francis’ SNS, 5th class, 6th December 2021

There once lived a creature called Jimmy the Gob and his sidekick Grinchy the Goblin.

They fought crime on the bus. There was one villain they couldn’t catch. G the Goat.

The only thing Jimmy and Grinchy ate were Bourbon biscuits.

The Twins of Time

Gaelscoil Bheanntraí, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork 06 December 2021

“I am writing a book,” says Liam. Leah barges in and screams at Liam for writing in her diary.

“That’s mine!”. “ I am writing in your book because you lost mine” he shoots back at her, sarcastically.

Leah storms off with her book and slams the door behind her.

Saint Nick the Christmas Tree

Trinity Primary School, Tuam Co.Galway, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Galway, 03/12/21

Once upon a time there was a Christmas tree called Saint Nick, and he really liked cookies.

Saint Nick had a best friend called Nightlight. Nightlight is a purple reindeer with a light on his nose.

Every day Saint Nick the Christmas tree teleports to school and sits beside Nightlight.

Nollaig Shona?

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge Carna, Seimeastar Gaeltachta, Fighting Words Chonamara, 24 Samhain 2021

Fadó, fadó bhí fear sneachta ann darb ainm Jack.

An mhian a bhí ag Jack ná a bheith in ann snámh.

Bhí Jack ag caint lena chara Brian.

Ag Troid sa Chathair

Scoil Náisiúnta Chillín Liath, Cillín Liath, Máistir Gaoithe, Cill Airne, Co. Chiarraí, Ranganna 4-6 Fighting Words Chonamara, 03/12/2021

Is maith is cuimhin liom an lá sin. Bhí Super George ag dul chuig an gcathair dá bhreithlá.

Chonaic sé an tarbh a bhí i lár an bhóthair.

Rith Super George go dtí an t-óstán agus rith an tarbh isteach an doras ina dhiaidh.

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