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

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

The Three Friends

St. Peters NS, Dunboyne2nd & 3rd class, 30th November 2020

Heather and Misty were reindeer who were great friends.

They were both cuddled asleep together. Misty and Heather were thinking about becoming friends with Bob the Reindeer. 

One day, they went to the woods and saw Bob and they became friends with him.

Max’s Adventure

St. Fiachras JNS, 2nd class, 27th November 2020

One day, there was a dog called Max. One day Max and his best friend, Ruby the Cat were playing at the park. 

All of a sudden, a ball came by.

The ball rolled by and Max put his paw on the ball, but he forgot he can’t play with balls because of the way he was born. 

Humphrey agus an Cháis

Scoil Náisiúnta na bhForbacha, Na Forbacha, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 5, Fighting Words Chonamara, 26/11/2020

Tráthnóna Dé Sathairn a bhí ann. Dhúisigh Humphrey an hamstar ar a naoi a chlog an mhaidin sin.

Tháinig nathair isteach an fhuinneog agus ba bheag nár ith sé Humphrey. 

Peata duine de na comharsana a bhí ann, a bhí imithe ar strae. 

Eoin, an Bhó agus an Madra

S.N. Colmcille, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang: 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 25/11/2020

Bhí chuile dhuine ag piocadh ar Eoin – bhí siad ag rá go raibh sé ró-óg le dul suas ar bharr Mount Everest. 

Ní raibh sé sásta go raibh chuile dhuine ag rá go raibh sé ró-óg. 

Bhí sé ag iarraidh dul suas ann le taispeáint go raibh na daoine sin mícheart. 

The Husky and the Turtle

St. Thomas' JNSJobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 November 2020

Bolt the Husky was a husky that was alone. He was lonely and had no food or friends. 

His greatest wish was to have an owner. Then a few days later, he found an owner, a girl named Rosie. 

She was the best owner Bolt could ever imagine. 

Jimmy’s Journey

St. Fiachras SNS, 6th Class, 25th November 2020

Jimmy was a T-Rex and had a very simple life. Until one day his brother, Timmy went missing. His Uncle Sam kidnapped him. Jimmy was devastated. 

It was up to Jimmy to find Timmy. And on his way to find him, he met his friend, Fred the Frog. 

Jimmy and his best friend were on a lifelong mission to defeat Uncle Sam.

Pork Chop

Ballyroan BNS, Rathfarnham, 4th Class,  Fighting Words Wicklow 24 November 2020

One day Dave the pig was having his breakfast when the bowl of cereal spilled all over him. 

The spoon fell onto his trousers and because it was a spoon, he ran and ran around the table until it fell off. 

Just when his best friend George the porch was about to knock on the door, Dave jumped out the window and they crashed into each other. 

The Wish for Dog Food

Our Lady Immaculate JNS, 2nd class, 23rd November 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Lucky. 

He was the luckiest dog in the land. Everything he asked for came true. He lived at the beach. 

But there was one thing that didn’t come true: his wish for a mountain of dog food.

Mary an cangarú agus Big Kev an turtar

Scoil Shéamais Naofa, Bearna, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 2, Fighting Words Chonamara, 19/11/2020

Bhí Big Kev an turtar agus Mary an cangarú ag súgradh. D’imigh siad leo ansin le huachtar reoite a fháil.

Go tobann, thit an t-uachtar reoite.

Tháinig luchóg agus thosaigh sé ag ithe an uachtar reoite ón talamh! Thosaigh Mary ag screadaíl.

Danny Dog and George the Pig's Adventure

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 18 November 2020

Once upon a time there was a nice white dog who liked to play football. His name was Danny Dog and his best friend was called George the Pig. 

Danny Dog and George the Pig walked through the forest where they bumped into Bobby the hungry wolf.

Danny Dog was afraid of Bobby the wolf because he might eat him.  

Bananas vs Vegetables

Glenasmole NS, 1st and 2nd class, 18th November 2020

Class Pods: Superteam, The Animals and Powerful Bananas

Super Anna worked as a scientist. She tried to make a potion to turn into a banana. 

And it worked -- she was a banana! She was thinking and thinking, and she finally thought of a name. 

Super Anna Banana! She fought vegetables. She had a terrible dream about vegetables. 

Hedgehog Wars

Straffan National School, Kildare, 5/6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 17 November 2020

Fernando, the hedgehog, falls off the hedge to spy on his owner’s family. He sneaks off to the window to look inside. 

Then, Ricardo’s sister catches him. Fernando was sad because he saw his owners through the window eating sausages. 

Sausages remind him of his friend who passed away last week.

The Richest King

St. Peter’s School, Senior 4, 16th November 2020

Once upon a time King Thomas was sitting on his throne. He felt like he wasn’t rich enough and his wish was to become the richest king in all the land. 

To do so, he had to get a job. He started working at McDonald’s. 

He was flipping burgers when Barry, his boss, approached him and said, “We have a job opening for the mascot and his name is Timmy. 

Toilet Man’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s School, 2nd class, 13th November 2020

Once upon a time there was a toilet named Toilet Man. Toilet Man really wanted to be famous. But he never got the chance to be famous because he’s a toilet.

His best friend, Billy the Toilet Paper cheered him up. Toilet Man didn’t want anyone to flush him. 

Billy the Toilet Paper stuck up for him by trying to fall off his rack and distract people from flushing.

The Last Unicorn Gone

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 11 November 2020

Patricia the Gymnast went to meet her friend Lolly the Fairy.

They went to the gym to do some gymnastics, and after they popped in to McDonalds for dinner. 

“Let’s go back to the gym and do some more gymnastics,” said Lolly. 

Fish for Dinner

St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 11th November 2020

Jerry the Sheriff was from the Wild West, and one day he got a letter to join the FBI. 

So, he put cling film on his pet goldfish, Shark's bowl and headed to New York. 

Three days later, he arrived at the airport on horseback. 

 

The Evil Old Man

Laragh National School Cork, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork, 10 November 2020

Once upon a time there was an old man. This old man got married and got a child that was evil.

He broke up with his wife and they never met again. He lost all his money. Then the evil child grew up and became a step dad.

This old man was the step father of a daughter and a son.

The Great Potato Break-Up

Straffan National School, 6th Class, Kildare, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10 November 2020

One day, a farmer grew potatoes. He grew some carrots as well. And on that day, Peter the Potato was born! But, not long after, Kevin the Carrot was born. 

From day one, their friendship was unbreakable.

Unfortunately, Peter found a wife called Patricia the Sweet Potato and wouldn’t hang out with the homies anymore.

The Switch of Man Man and Girl Girl

Scoil Assaim, 5th class, 9th November 2020

Once upon a time, there was a man called Man Man who was bitten by a radioactive man and turned into a man.

Earlier that morning, his girlfriend broke up with him so he went for a walk. The girlfriend left him for the dentist, Dr. Salt, which was his greatest fear. His girlfriend was Girl Girl. She was bitten by a radioactive girl.

Man Man used to be a girl and Girl Girl used to be a man. When they were bitten by the radioactive people, they swapped. 

Billy and Bob’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s School, 2nd class, 6th November 2020

Once upon a time there lived a hamburger named Bob. His best friend was a hot dog named Billy. He lived in a place called Greasy Town. 

They were going on their holiday in 2016 when they saw an evil chef who took all of Bob’s ingredients off. 

And Billy the Hot Dog helped put his ingredients back on. They both said, “Phew! That was close.”

The Unknown Corruption

St. Peter’s School Senior 5, 4th November 2020

Aidan Bishop faked his death. He was trying to escape the army and in order to become Aidan Bishop, he had to kill his old self. 

When he was in the army, he saw something he didn’t want to see.

The truth about the army. He was the only soldier who noticed the corruption in the army related to the government.

Gasper the Fearless Lion

St. Thomas' JNS, Jobstown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 November 2020

Once upon a time, there was an albino lion called Gasper. He was the odd one out because he had red splotches on his fur. 

On his first day of school, everyone made fun of him, but his greatest wish was that he wanted a new friend. 

He was afraid of people because they were very scary and they tried to hurt him. 

The Minotaur

By Alanna, age 11 - Co. Dublin

The minotaur statue stood in a shed. Suddenly, it came to life. There had a been a leak in the shed roof and as the rain came in, the plaster, which had encased a real minotaur, washed off. He felt clueless and confused.

Why have I been brought into this world? he thought.

The Lonely Villain

St.Luke's National School,3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 November 2020 

Once upon a time there was a villain named Paige and she really wanted a friend. Paige wasn’t that tall and she wasn’t that small. 

She had a pet bird called Flame. The bird was called Flame because when she got her she went on fire, with her fire powers.Flame was a phoenix.  Paige lives in England, in London. 

“Come down Flame and eat seeds” said Paige. Paige clicked her fingers and the bird came down.”You do know I can talk” said Flame cheekily.

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Cookie’s Ketchup Escape

Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 10th April 2018

Cookie’s big dream is to jump off a giraffe’s head.

Unfortunately the boss in the dreaded ketchup factory is trying to stop him.

One day, while he was walking down the road, he saw a pineapple sitting on a branch in a tree and a vicious dog chasing it.

The Dirty Night

St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 22nd March 2018

One dirty night Laura the Bin was talking to Ben the Blue Bin. 

“I don’t know what it’s like to be a human but I really really want to” whispered Laura. 

“But if you’re a person there’s so many I won’t notice you anymore” explained Ben in a shout. 

British Bacon meets his biggest fear

​Brittas Bay NS, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 21st March 2018

One day, there was a pig called British Bacon, who was hungry.  

He was really tempted to eat himself!  But his best friend, Cabbage Patch, the crash landing panda fell on top of him and shouted “Don’t eat yourself, I’ll buy you a nice piece of cake”

“Get off me!  Pick on someone your own size” said British Bacon.

Galaxy and the War of Nunn

St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 20th March 2018

Once upon a time, Galaxy the magical unicorn-cat-dragon met Rainbow the magical dog. 

They lived in a magical land called Rainbow Town. One day Nunn the Devil came to town and attacked. 

Galaxy and Rainbow made a plan to defeat Nunn the Devil.

The Lost Dog

Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 15th March 2018

Bella, the Fairy was born in 2016, but she was also born in 1991, to be specific March 15th.

She lived in a Princess Palace, a palace with a difference. There were knights protecting the castle. 

One of them had a black spirit, and he was called The Black Knight.

The Killer Vet

​Brittas Bay NS, 5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 14th March 2018

“Ruffy Ruffy, I don’t know what to do” said Sergio Biscuits to his best friend. “We have to go to the vet, you’ve broken your leg”   

Sergio Biscuits hopped on his moped and squeezed Ruffy Ruffy into the sidecar.

But the sidecar fell off and Ruffy Ruffy broke another leg!  

Mr Cranky Changes

St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 13th March 2018

Once upon a time there was a man called Mr Cranky. He didn’t like kids. 

His biggest dream was for all kids to go away. Whenever he sees a kid he screams, “Where’s Mommy?” 

Whenever he visits his best friend Mr Chomp the Crocodile he says, “Why does there have to be kids in this world?”

Friendship vs Football

Brittas Bay NS, 4th/5th class, County Wicklow, 7th March 2018

Once there was a boy called Seinna. He lived in Chesterfield. 

Having been at Man United for 2 years he was excited to get a transfer offer from Man City.

Seinna had one problem. 

Tommy's Nightmare

​Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack, County Wicklow, 5th class 27th February 2018

One Baltic night Taco Tommy was in Taco Bell being created. 

But the creator messed up and put in too much hot sauce. 

After Tommy came out of the scorching oven he grew arms and legs.

Danny Saves the Day

Sacred Heart JNS, Killinarden, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 22nd February 2018

Danny the Dalmation was walking around and a robot called Metro come along and blasted him. This was how he got his superpowers.

Metro said “These powers have to be a secret”

“What are these superpowers?” asked Danny.

Chris the Ninja

St Thomas’ SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 21st February 2018

My name is Chris and I’m a ninja. I always have dreams of meeting the Master Ninja Jung Chong who lives in the highest mountain in China.

When I was young, my sensei taught me how to fight and use shurikens.

My pet cat is my best friend. Her name is Cookie.

The Evil Potatoes

​Scoil Cholmcille, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 20 February 2018

One day there was a boy called Logan, who was in 4th class. He was 9 years old.

After school his mom put down his dinner – but there were potatoes on it! So Logan screamed: “Ahhhhhhhhh” and ran out the door.

“Logan, are you afraid of potatoes?” his mom asked.

Sophie and the Ice-Dragon

St Thomas’s SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 7th February 2018

Once there was a girl named Sophie who had super-natural powers of reading minds. 

She lived in a small house in the country-side in Wexford. 

There was a forest near her where Bobby the jungle spider lived. She was terrified of him. 

The Toe Master

St. Thomas’s School, SNS, Tallaght, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 31 January 2018

This is the story of Timmy Toe’s great adventure.

Toes and Fingers were taking over the whole world.  

They called New York “Fingers and Toes York” and renamed Thailand “Toeland”!

Tornado Girl Saves Africa

​WETNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 30th January 2018

Africa.  Tornado girl was walking down the road with Billy the unicorn.  

Tornado girl was thinking “I can’t believe I’m on holiday for two weeks in Africa!”

“I think I’ll get a tan after all these days.”

Mrs Stinksalot & The Lost House

Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th January 2018

Mrs Stinksalot got up one morning. She wanted to get a Poop Emoji costume for Halloween.

When she got to Dunnes she bought the costume and then never took it off.

She went back home and her house wasn’t there. She had a big mansion and it was gone.

Curls the Half Human Half Unicorn

St Thomas SNS, 4th class, County Wicklow, 24th January 2018

In the woods in Neverland where the trees were made of cotton candy and the grass was chocolate, there was a unicorn called Curls.

She was half human half unicorn and she had a brother called Bibbly Bob. 

She also had an evil step brother called Fred the evil pony.

​ The Fairy’s Travels

Sacred Heart JNS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 23rd January 2018

Long, long ago, in a forest in Candyland lived a fairy called Pete.

He was blown away by a storm, and lost his magic ring, and the feathers from one wing.

He was scared, because he lost his family in the storm. He was worried.

Bill, The Firesheep

​Greystones ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 18th January 2018

SUDDENLY, there was a fire by the That tree, in Duckland.

Everyone decided to jump into the pond. Bill, the fireman sheep jumped out of his bed. 

He could see the fire from his window. He put on his fireman’s hat, got into his Lamborghini fire truck and saved the day.

John the Rock Picker

St Coens National School, 3rd Class, County Wicklow, 09 January 2018

Once upon a time there was a human called John, who was a rock picker. His dream was to become a billionaire.

John’s greatest fear was a monster called Goro. Goro was big and tall, wore ancient armour and breathed fire!

One day John went to the beach and started picking up rocks that he liked. He worked for a man called Mr Kava. 

The Mysterious Soup

St Coens NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th December 2017

Once there was a man called Bob the soup maker and his greatest wish was to become the Manager of a famous restaurant.  

But the owner of the restaurant, the Chicken Wing Monster, wouldn’t let him.  

Bob would not stand up to him because of his evil side kick, Bouncing Betty, the clown.

Bozo the Horse

Jonathan Swift NS, 3rd-6th class, County Wicklow, 19th December 2017

In the world of myths and legends lived Bozo the horse.

It was a calm, warm day when Bozo went to see his friend Turkey the pony.

“Don’t say I’m small, I’m tall!” said Turkey frustratedly.

Defender of the Forest

St Andrew’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 7th December 2017

Once upon a time a forest girl went on an adventure in a new part of the forest.

There was a poacher who went out into the forest on the same day. 

Forest girl fell out of a tree onto the poacher’s back.

The Evil Elf who tried to be happy

​Scoil Cholmcille, 4th class, County Wicklow, 5th December 2017

Once upon a time in an evil kingdom, called Evil Land, lived Clauser the Evil Elf on the Shelf. 

He always dreamed of taking another elf’s happiness so he could be happy himself.

Seven years ago when he was being made, Santa made a mistake that made him evil and unhappy. 

Diary of a Rubber Hose

​Scoil Chualann, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th November 2017

Once upon a time there was a rubber hose called Borris Ink…

On 4th July, 1984 I was being used to hose down a bonfire. I was bored and lonely.  Suddenly I caught fire... , oh the irony!!  

I was burnt and alone until I met Drippy, the watering can and she put me out.

A Christmas Sausage

St Patricks NS, Greystones, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 28 November 2017

Once upon a time, in a far away land, lived a reindeer called Hunter. 

Hunter’s best friend was Tommy the turtle.

One day, they were playing hide and seek in a cinema. 

Saving Santa

Wicklow ETNS, 2nd class,  County Wicklow, 23rd November 2017

Santa said to his friend Rudolph the huskie:

“I hope my worst fear doesn’t come true today. 

The thing is- I’ve been doing odd things lately. 

​ The Rainbow Dragon

St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 15th November 2017

Once upon a time there was a beautiful land that had a big fluffy castle that everyone lived in.  

One day, Bob the pebble, decided to go down to the mainland.  

There he met Fireball, the big rainbow dragon.

Cobby And His Dream

Sacred Heart SNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 14th November 2017

There was a placed called La La Land where a unicorn called ‘Cobby’  lived. 

His friend Benny the bear lived next door. Benny loved corn so much he’d eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner.

There was a man who hated unicorns called Mr. Corney the unicorn beater. 

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