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

Maddy Cruelsome

Lucy, age 9 - Dublin

The Cruelsomes were moving to their new house.

“Do we have to move to a new house, Mummy?” asked Maddy.

“Darling we have to, it’s closer to your father’s new job,” said Maddy`s mother.

Peter and Plexus' Coffee Shop

Sean, age 6 (almost 7), County Wicklow

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a crew of salty scary pirates on their ship, The Black Donkey.

Peter and Plexus were the top bananas. They’d met in Pirate School. Peter had a very little brother called Nugget. Boon was very booney, booting people off the ship when he felt like it. Furry had a hairy chest with a gold jewelled necklace. Claw had sharp fingernails. Double Duck Quack Quack was half duck.  He said “Quack quack” after every sentence.  Chef Dusty was the head chef. If he was angry, Chef Dusty would bang his meat cleaver - especially if anyone asked for seconds.

A Dog’s Way Home

Holly age 7 - Clonee, Dublin 

Once there was a dog called Louise and the owner was called James.  James was a happy boy.

One day, James and Louise were playing catch with a ball. James threw the ball very very far into the forest.  

Louise went into the forest to get the ball.

Violet the Ladybird with 700 Spots and Her Best Friend Zack the Caterpillar with 100 Zigzags

By Elsie, age 6 - Dublin

Violet the ladybird with 700 spots was on a lilypad in a pond, looking at clouds. She was looking at the shapes of all the clouds.

Then she got out of the pond to look for Zack her best friend - a caterpillar with 100 zigzags, to have a party. 

But he was not at his house!  She walked one hundred metres and then met Zack.

Space Mouse

By Josh, age 7

There was a mouse called Mouse.The mouse’s greatest wish was to fly into space.Her greatest fear was to crash. Her best friend was an astronaut called Alexander.

One day the mouse went up into space. Alexander and his friends showed Mouse how the spaceship worked.

Rise of the Vampire

Ryan is seven years old.
He lives in Dublin with his parents. 
This is his first book, entirely written and illustrated by himself during the school closure of March 2020. 
Graphic design by Daddy.

Chapter 1:
The Crazy Scientist

A long time ago there was a crazy Scientist who was always doing crazy experiments. One day he went home and was thinking about doing another experiment the next day ...

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Scoil Íosagain, Ballybunion, 5th & 6th Class Fighting Words Kerry

One morning Decu woke up and realised that Alan the Alien was gone. 

He went for a stroll in the forest to see if he could find him. 

He heard a strange noise. Spooked, he sprinted home and noticed a note on the table. 

Bad Harry

Kennedy Park National School Wexford, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wexford

One day Snappy the Dragon (he was a pink and purple dragon) was on his way to the library with his friend, the poisonous tree.

He had to get a leash to pull the tree. In the library, it was empty and hot.

Then they find a book shelf and they pull open a door behind it.

Bobberdingding and the Cats

St Francis SNS​, Priorswood, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 12th March 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Bobberdingding. His best friend’s name was Garthur.

Bobberdingding played midfield for United and he was number six.  His friend Garthur cheered for him.

Bobberdingding’s second best friend was the ghost goalkeeper. His name was Babasunye.

Todd’s greatest adventure

St. Brigid’s GNS, 5th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th March 2020

It was a nice Monday morning when Todd, the Turtle, was singing in the shower.  

He looked out the window and saw Donkey, the dinosaur, planting a flower bed.

At that exact moment, he realised his friend Donkey was using a plastic bag to carry the seeds.

The Legendary War

Powerstown Educate Together National School, Tyrrelstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 11 March 2020

Emperor Peng and his penguins defeated Emperor Mo-Salad.  Then Mo-Salad went into a cave to hide from the penguins.

The penguins found out that Emperor Mo-Salad had a secret project - he created chickens dipped in mustard, who threw up candy.

Emperor Peng was very angry and created a cucumber army to join forces with his penguins. 

The Bad Mistake

Fighting Words at Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again Exhibition at @NationalLibraryofIreland, Réalt na Mara Girls National School, Donacarney, Co. Meath, 2nd Class, 10 March 2020

One day there was girl called Abigail and she bought a dog called Choco. Choco dreamed about playing with a squeaky frog toy in the back garden.

When he woke up, Choco was in a completely different place altogether and there was a dinosaur beside him. 

He was in the bathroom and the dinosaur had stuck his head through the window.

Milkman Murder

St. Patrick’s NS, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 10th March 2020

Mr Cookie’s greatest wish is to have an eater. His greatest fear is being dipped in milk.  His best friend is Mr Pizza.

Mr Cookie and Mr Pizza were having a great time in the park together. Mr Cookie was a very fat cookie. 

When he saw someone holding milk and tried to run away, he was very, very slow.

Zaper's Water Attack

Carrigaline Educate Together​, 1st Class, Fighting Words Cork, 10 March 2020

One day Zaper was taking the electricity power and a person walked by and put some in him.

He saw the devil fighter walking down the street and said that his TV has run out of electricity.

The town had no electricity because Zaper liked it so much. 

Meat life with Bob

Scoil Naoimh Pio​, Knockcommon​, Co Meath, 3rd & 4th class, Fighting Words Dublin, 10th March 2020

In an Italian restaurant, there was a meatball called Bob and his best friend Roxanne the pot.

It was a normal day in the restaurant.

Bob was inside Roxanne the pot, sleeping on his favourite pasta-scented pillow.

Jeff the Mighty Glass

St Mary’s Primary School, Dublin 7, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 9 March 2020

Once upon a time in a kitchen, there was a glass called Jeff. The unfortunate thing was he was stuck in a cupboard. 

The family had gone on vacation and there was no one there to open the cupboard.

Jeff was really lonely and he missed his friends Salt and Pepper.

An Dá Jonathon

Scoil na hAirde Móire​, An Aird Mhór​, Carna​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 6/3/2020

Lá amháin, bhí siorc mór bán ann darbh ainm Jonathon. 

Bhí sé i gcónaí ag iarraidh dul ag imirt gailf, ach bhí faitíos air roimh éisc beaga bídeacha agus bhíodar ina gcónaí ar an gcúrsa gailf.

Ní raibh an oiread sin cairde ag Jonathon mar bhí faitíos air rompu.

A Home for Friends

Scoil Mochua, CRC​, Clondalkin​, Fighting Words Dublin

Mr Tom flew on a plane and moved to the hills of Donegal because he wanted to spend time with his best friend Ken.

Mr Tom wanted to help out other people who were in need. 

Some people in the cities and in the country were homeless and the government needed to build new houses in the villages and towns.

Piggy War

St Vincent de Paul Infant School Marino, 1st Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 5th March 2020

There was a piggy who was very fat who was called Georgie. He wore a prince outfit.

When Georgie tried to sleep, he was too fat and he accidentally rolled off the bed. 

Georgie liked to go to the supermarket with his best friend Jeffrey.

John’s Quest

St Joseph’s NS, Clinstown, Co. Kilkenny, 5th and 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th March 2020

John was walking through a library one morning when he bumped into a man called King Edward.

They were best friends.

King Edward was holding an Oreo flavoured milk-shake called Tatiana.

The Yellow-Nosed Horse

St Peter’s, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Fighting Words Dublin, 4 March 2020

King Thomas lived in a jungle near Austin Texas...or at least he thought so.

King Thomas lived in a bin with his best friend Rudolph the yellow-nosed horse. King Thomas was a poor king.

King Thomas was at war with several of his neighbours like France, Germany, Russia, and Ireland. He was feeling depressed.

The Shower Goes Boom Boom

Scoil Nioclais Douglas, 4th Class, Fighting Words Cork, 03 March 2020

This is Billy the farmer. He lives in West Cork on the farm with cows, pigs, ducks and elephants. 

One morning, he got up and there was an elephant and the cow singing in the shower. 

They were singing bla bla black sheep.

He’s coming…

Kilcoole Primary School, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 3rd March 2020

One day M. C. Chum Techno was getting ready to meet his friend Broski. 

That’s when it came and he blacked out. 

He forgot his strawberry mint chewing gum and realised he was going to have shtanky breath … again!

Oscar and the Golden Top Hat

Scoil Bhride Buachaillí​, Blanchardstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 3rd March 2020

A long, long time ago in a pool of milk in Luxembourg, Oscar the Octopus was an octopus with a top hat.

It was no wonder he was afraid of water because he lived in a pool of milk.

Oscar wouldn’t dare touch the water. He had a friend called Jeffrey the Plastic Bottle with a face. 

The Dragon and The Snake

Navan Educate Together National School, Navan, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 2 March 2020

Once upon a time there lived a snake. His name was Dot and he really, really, really wanted a pool of dead mice.

Dot never wanted to see a ghoul because it was his greatest fear. His best friend was a dragon called Fire.

Dot and Fire went on a big adventure. They saw a ghoul but the dragon saved the snake. 

Milk

Scoil Cuanneal​, Co. Mayo, 3rd and 4th Class, Fighting Words Mayo

“Run!” screamed Timmy the Turtle. “Sammy is coming.”

“I’m going to get you,’ hissed Sammy the Snake. “Run as fast as your little panda legs can carry you! I’ll get you someday.”

“I wish I could fly. I would be so much quicker,” mumbled Peter the Panda.

The Hamburger and Seamus

Cuilmore National School, Swinford, Co. Mayo, 1st – 6th Class, Fighting Words Mayo

Bob the cow cried as he was in the prison cell. 

They had to escape out of prison, or else the prison warden threatened that he’d turn Bob into a hamburger.

Bob cried so much he almost flooded the place. 

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Ranelagh Multi- Denominational School, Ranelagh, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Dublin

Once their was a naked mole rat named Ms Naked Mole Rat.

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Ms Naked Mole Rat and Billy Bob Joe smashed into the hairdresser. But Ms Naked Mole Rat was still very, very lonely.

Zero and Jimmy’s Journey

Scoil Chaitríona Senior, Ballyloughane Strand, Renmore, 3rd - 6th Class, Galway City, Fighting Words Galway

Zero the Shape-shifting Snake lived alone in the forest. He was lonely until he met Jimmy the Dancing Monkey and they became best friends.

A man came to the forest to try to capture all the animals. 

The man had been starving for 2 weeks and he found a kid with a small pet dog called Cookie and he thought about eating the dog.

BOB AGUS STINKY OH OH

Scoil na bhForbacha​, Na Forbacha, Rang a 5, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Fighting Words Chonamara, 28/2/2020

Lá amhain bhí Bob agus Stinky Oh Oh (is moncaí gorm é Stinky Oh Oh le caipín le liathán air) i North Korea ag dul go dtí an ProAm. 

Gamer nua a bhí i mBob agus ní raibh sé ag ProAm cheana. 

Bhí faitíos ar roimh aer úr, mar sin bhí sé i mboilgeog mhór.

Don’t Bully Me

Castaheany NS, Ongar​, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 27th February 2020

One day there was a Cheetah called Spot. He met a spider called Toilet. 

Spot looked for Eleanor and brought her to meet the spider. 

They found Eleanor at school and Toilet the spider started bullying her. 

Gone Nuts!

Knocknacarra Educate Together, An Cimín Mór, Cappagh Rd, Knocknacarra, 4th Class, Galway City, Fighting Words Galway

One day Nutty the Chestnut fell down from the Chestnut Tree. He fell into Mr Burton’s bag and was taken back to his house.

There he met Almond the Milky Bar who was in a bowl. He unwrapped Almond and they became friends.

Next day they jumped into Mr Burton’s bag and went to work with him at the chocolate factory. 

Candy land

Claregalway Educate Together NS, Lakeview, Claregalway, 1st Class, Co. Galway, Fighting Words Galway

Henry the marshmallow was a very special marshmallow, because he always helped out other marshmallows that had problems!

One day Henry was flying around and he fell into a cup of hot chocolate by accident. 

He figured out that the hot chocolate’s name was Billy. He couldn’t fly out because the hot chocolate was sticky!

Dragon Dark and Jewell

St. Philip’s JNS, Mountview, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Dragon Dark. 

He had a girlfriend called Jewell. They liked to play together.

His girlfriend had wings but Dragon Dark did not. 

Josh agus Jack

Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, Baile Munna​, Rang a 3, Fighting Words Dublin, 26ú Feabhra 2020

Lá amháin, bhí buachaill darbh ainm Jack. Fuair Jack madra, darbh ainm Josh, i gcomhair a bhreith lá.

Bhí cumhacht draíochta aige. Bhí se in ann athrú isteach i tornado agus tine.

Lá amhain, bhí an madra ag sugradh le Jack agus thit an madra ar an dtalamh, agus ghortaigh sé é fhéin.

Joe's Jeans Dreams

Scoil Padre Pio,  5th Class,County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 22 February 2020

One day on Jack’s Farm, early in the morning, Jack went out to feed the animals. 

As Jack was feeding all the animals, he realised Joe the Chicken wasn’t there.

Jack went to look for Joe the Chicken, who was trying to get into the house

The Great Escape

Christ Church National School, Central Library Waterford, Fighting Words Waterford, 25/02/2020 

Once upon a time there was a koala called Kiwi.  

One day a human came in a plane, crashed into the jungle and smashed the koala's home. 

Kiwi's friend, Chichi the monkey came over as he had heard the racket. 

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The Adventures of Burger Man

St Patrick’s NS, Glencullen, County Wicklow, 4th Class, 18 October 2016 

Another day in Burger City. 

Burger Man and French Fry Guy are working in Burger Prince. All of a sudden, Ketchup the cowboy comes in on straw. 

He ducked behind the counter and says: “Ah ha! We meet again,” while stroking his cheese cat. 

Super Pizza Saves the World

​Blessington No 1 School, County Wicklow, 3rd Class, 12 October 2016

One day Super Pizza and Geoffrey the Potato were walking along the street. Geoffrey stepped in some bubble-gum.

“Oh No! I’ve ruined my flavouring” Geoffrey said. 

“Don’t worry I’ll help!” shouted Super Pizza.

Bill’s amazing adventure

​Gorey ETNS, County Wicklow, 4th/5th Class 06 October 2016

One beautiful sunny morning in Mort’s pharmacy, Bill woke up to find that he was extraordinarily average. 

Bill realised that he needed some milk, so he walked over to the supermarket, Asda. 

When he walked out of the supermarket with his milk, he saw Donkey Hashtags having a fight with Trevor the Cow. 

Sophie the Booger Bomber

​Lacken NS, County Wicklow, 5th/6th Class, 5th October 2016

Sophie the troll and Jeff the Kangaroo go off on a nose-picking streak to Hawaii. 

Sophie climbs into Jeff’s pouch, and he jumps from Ireland all the way to Hawaii. 

“On the way,” Sophie says, 

The Revenge Of The Babies

​Donoughmore NS, County Wicklow, 2nd/3rd Class, 4th October 2016

DJ Baby was walking along the street when he slipped on a banana skin. While he was falling he met Baby Pants. 

“Hi Baby Pants, long time, no see!” said DJ Baby.

“Nice to see you!” said Baby Pants.

Still Small

​Blessington no 1 NS, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 29 September 2016

“Hah, your fur is really long and sticky”, Tim the purple banana cackled. “You should really go to the hairdressers. Or have a shower!” 

“Well, you’re a mouldy apple!” Silver the Wolf cried angrily.

Then she let out a sob and ran back to her cave. 

Bob and Porky's Adventure

Nun’s Cross, Ashford, County Wicklow, 3rd/4th class, 28th September 2016

“G’day mate, my name is Bob the Blob and my greatest fear is to become a grapefruit.”

“Hello there! My name is Porky and I like jumping in mud. I also enjoy KFC and sausages.”

Bob and Porky were having this conversation in a patch of mud in Porky’s back yard.

Bob The Dabasaurus

St Kevin’s, Tarahill NS, Gorey, County Wicklow, 5th Class, 27th September 2016

Bob woke up and was very fat. He went to check his weight again. 

He rolled down the stairs to get breakfast. He accidentally looked in the mirror and peed his pants. 

Bob was a t-rex but he had four legs and no arms. Bob rolled into the kitchen and poured himself some Lucky Charms.

Spagettio goes to candyland

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 2nd Class, 22nd September 2016

Spagettio the Meatball’s best friend was Honky the Donkey. 

They had been best friends for nine years, ever since they had met in a meatball shop called Meatball Al’s. 

They had both gone into the shop and bought chicken wings. 

Meatball Madness

St Brigid’s, County Wicklow 5th Class, 21st  September 2016

Jim the Cyborg Meatball is going to Hollywood to get the Ultimate Moustached Muffin’s autograph. 

On his way through Mutated Meatball Kingdom he sees Sprinkles the Cupcake behind a lettuce bush crying sprinkles because Jam the Man-eating Seagull was threatening to eat her. 

Pat The Pillow's Evil Plot

St Coen’s, Rathnew, 6th Class, 20th September 2016 

Kevin the Cat and Cabbage Boy were running from Pat the Pillow. 

They were only a little bit ahead, and Pat the Pillow was throwing feathers at them. 

Kevin nearly ran in front of a car but Cabbage Boy pulled him back. 

Longnose The Gnome

St Patrick’s NS, Curtlestown, County Wicklow, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class, 15th September 2016 

Longnose the gnome was helping an old lady gnome bring her apples into the house when he bumped into Fiery the Dragon. L

ongnose said “Who are you?” 

“Hi, my name is Fiery,” the dragon replied.

Releasing The Beast

​Donoughmore NS, Donard, County Wicklow, 4th / 5th / 6th Class, 14th September 2016 

As Jim Bob walked through the forest with his horse he realised that something wasn’t right. Princess Fairy Lollipop was not in the nutshell where she lived. 

He heard a twig snap and looked around to see what was coming. 

Suddenly there was the roar of a chainsaw and a tree fell down in front of him, Jim Bob’s horse reared up in fright.

The Adventures of Sprinkles and Unitato

St Fergal’s, County Wicklow, 5th Class, 13th September 2016

Sprinkles the unicorn was a unicorn. A long time ago in a faraway land, by the crystal clear waters, where Sprinkles lived, she woke up with a random desire to sneeze rainbows. 

She knew she had to find somebody to help her. Her best friend was the Unitato, who was half unicorn, half potato. She decided to go and ask him for help. 

Sprinkles went to the Cloudy City to find Unitato. She found him in the mall, drinking a Starducks. 

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