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

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. 

Dougie’s Adventures

Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige​, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25th February 2020

Dougie is my name.

EVD the Pancake is my best friend. One day the Gods of the Death came to earth on my birthday.

This all happened when we were at McDonalds. 

The Big Mac Quest

Powerstown Educate Together, Tyrrelstown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 25th February 2020

A long time ago the wind was howling and the windows were rattling. 

Gromper was in his house wishing he could have a Big Mac and he invited his friend over. His name was Giant Goat.

Gromper said to Giant Goat that he wanted a Big Mac.

Jack the Pizza’s Pepperoni Problem

Scoil Chaitríona Baggot Street, Dublin 2, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 24th February 2020

On Saturday morning, February 1st, 2017, Sidney the Mushroom and Jack the Talking Pizza were playing “I Spy with my Little Eye.”

They saw a big, red tomato so they ran away.

Sidney said a joke: “We better ketchup.”

Jack the Talking Pizza laughed and thought it was hilarious. As he was laughing, his pepperoni popped up.

The Jail Break

Scoìl Chriost  Rì, Causeway, 3rd to 6th Class, Fighting Words Kerry

In an abandoned warehouse in an unknown location Lily the dog and Snowy the rabbit are busy planning to break their friend, Peter out of Jail.  

They think the evil pigeons are responsible for framing them and landing them in jail.  

They have a meeting in the office and know they have to come up with a clever plan as they know the pigeons are cunning and are good at racing and carrying messages. 

The Battle of Bonard

Scoil Iosagain, Ballybunion, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kerry

There once was a good wizard called Bob, who lived happily in a magic castle in the middle of a dark, damp swamp. 

His one and only enemy was an evil troll called Leonard. 

Leonard was sick and tired of living at the edge of the swamp, and wanted to take over Bob’s castle. 

A Chef’s Mystery

Kennedy Park National School Whitemill Road, Whitemill South, Wexford, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wexford, 14th February 2020

One day there was an Indian chef called Joel.

His best friend was his nan Charli.

He had a dream that Gordon Jamsay walked into a door in Dublin.

Liam agus Biwwy

Scoil Naomh Pádraig​, An Chloch Bhreac​, An Fhairce​, Co. na Gaillimhe​, Rang 3, 4, 5, 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 13/2/2020

Uair amháin fadó sa gcoill dhraíochta, bhí leipreachán ina chónaí i dteach crainn. 

Liam an t-ainm a bhí air. Bhí draíocht aige. Bhí gruaig rua air agus bhí hata mór glas air a bhí rómhór dá cheann. 

Bhí culaith ghlas air agus bróga móra dubha le búclaí óir agus bhí siad casta suas ag a mbarr.

Marshman and Mr. Hot Chocolate

St. Philip’s JNS, 1st class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 13th February 2020

Once upon a time a marshmallow wanted to own a marshmallow castle. 

He lived in an old castle on an old hill that had no other houses. 

He was lonely. One afternoon he went to the store and he saw a cute cup of chocolate.

The Rejected Pencil

Our Lady of Victories Girls National School, Ballymun Road, 5th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 13th February 2020

Pencil the Bob and Rubber the Blob were walking down the street next to the pencil factory. 

Pencil looked over his shoulder at the factory and bobbed away because he was afraid of being a pencil.

Suddenly Pencil the Bob fell down a pothole. Then Rubber the Blob popped out a curry from Wanda and slobbered it down.

The Adventure of the Red Jumper

St. Declan’s NS, Ashbourne​, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 12th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a red jumper called Greg.  

One day he got a message from his friend Jeff who was also a jumper, a green jumper, saying “Let’s go on an adventure”

It turned out that Jeff had Nutella on him and all he wanted was for Greg to scrape it off.

The Rise of Mr. Potato Man

Scoil San Carlo Senior National School, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, 4th Class, Fighting Words Dublin, 12th February 2020

One day a clown apocalypse happened.

Mr Potato Man was very scared. Soon after, Peto the Potato Crisp kicked Jimmy the Goat into a pond. 

Unfortunately, the goat couldn’t swim.

Bob's Greatest Dream

Brooklodge N.S.​ 4th Class County Cork, Fighting Words Cork, 11 February 2020

One day, Bob the Robot was at home. He lived on Mars. In his house, he was cooking fried flying horse and griffin. 

Then he heard a bell ring, Scampi the Fish was there for dinner. Scampi has to eat his food in a fish bowl. 

After dinner was finished, Bob made dessert, which was a cherry bomb.

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Jimmy's Adventure in Search of the A+

St Michael's National School, Ballyduff Upper, 5th Class, County Cork

Jimmy was on his way home from after-school study with Freddie, when he was ambushed by bullies. 

His best friend Freddie fell, so he had to run back to get a plaster for him, but it wouldn't really stick, because he couldn't find a solid part of his body – he had no bones. 

Jimmy started talking to Freddie and the bullies were wondering who he was talking to. 

Trees

St Mary’s National School, COBH, 6th Class, County Cork, 18th  May 2018

I woke up and couldn't remember anything since I landed here, facing the moon. 

The first thing I could smell was a strong smell of smoke and the first thing I could see was what I thought was fog. 

Suddenly I caught a glimpse of the daunting, scary trees which reminded me of the setting of my father's death.

Two Things One World

Christian Brother's College Primary, 4th Class County Cork

Hi! This is Obby.

I am a shape shifting Obeleck. Curry and I want revenge and power. 

Curry is made out of  curry and I brought him to life using experimental potions.

Poor Old Larry

Dingle - Feile Na BealtaineScoil Ignaid Rís AND Bunscoil an Chlochair 6th Class

One day Brittany went to the garage with her dad.  They saw a red Nissan Micra and it was 70 years old and it have chrome printing saying ‘Betsy’ on the side. 

They looked in the boot and Larry the Lover was in there. 

After a while they went to the man at the counter and said “How much for the car?”

The Sassy Sausage Revolution

Our Lady of Lourdes, 5th Class, County Cork 16 April 2018

It was a Friday evening when Christopher the Cheese first came to the big fridge, he was bought from the shop by the evil Mr. Loaf.

Mr. Loaf was very indecisive about what cheese to buy. 

Christopher the Cheese was quite distressed on the way home as he was being squished by Mairead the Milk and the sausages in the bag. 

Small Dog, Big Dreams

Sunday's Well NS,  County Cork, 13th April 2018

Once there was a little pug called Chico. He was cuddly, sporty, playful, and a tiny bit lazy. He was the size of a pin. 

His dream was to be rich and get a Lamborghini. He had a best friend whose name was Paddy and he was an Irish dog that did Irish dancing. 

But there was one things that always got in his way: KITTENS! 

Chico always talked to Paddy about his dream. “I wish I had a Lamborghini. 

Jimmy's Great Space Adventure

Padre Pio, County Cork, 23 March 2018

There once was a turtle and he had no friends. His name was Jimmy the Talking Turtle. 

One day he went to McDonalds and he got some chicken nuggets. 

He particularly picked out one chicken nugget from the box. That chicken nugget randomly started talking!

Flipper's Adventure

Cloghroe National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 16th March 2018

Once upon a time there was a penguin named Flipper. He lived in the South Pole. 

He really wanted to be able to swim properly. Flipper was a very lonely penguin. 

He wanted a friend more than anything. Then one day, he met Fin the Dolphin. 

Gary and the Missing Human

St Joseph's National School 2nd Class, County Cork, 12 March 2018

One day in the imaginary land there was a guy called Gary and his best friend was Pugba. 

Gary was a person who was very skinny and he was bald and he had the letter B on his head. 

He follows Liverpool  in the real world and Pugba follows Manchester United.  

The Legend of Jim the Cheetah

North Monastery School, 5th class, County Cork 12 March 2018 

Jim the cheetah was born in 1902. When he was 5 years old he was bullied in school and he met Daly the lion. 

At the school made of bamboo they learned how to be faster than other animals, they learned how to survive in the wild and they learned how to hunt. 

Jim wasn't very good at those things, so everyday Daly helped him get better.

The Holy Spaghett Bowl

Cork Educate Together, 6th Class, County Cork, 9th March 2018

Wan Chong Chang didn't know what to do. Jim the Talking Sandwich was staring at him. 

The Talking Toilet had warned Chang that Jim was dangerous.

Unaware of what Jim  was capable of, Chang screamed helplessly;

The Adventure Dimension

North Presentation Primary school, 3rd Class, County Cork, 02 February 2018

Sparkles was a unicorn. He was in a lovely forest, called the Meatball Forest, with Diamond, the baby rabbit. 

Sparkles was watching Diamond's dreams. 

Sparkles couldn't do magic and he wanted to be a Dream Watcher.

Timmy's Revenge

St Colman's Cloyne at the Crawford Art Gallery, County Cork, 15th January 2018

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Timmy and his best, friend was his dog named Adam. 

His brother had a friend called Bethany and he was friends with her as well. 

He was 9 years old and he had two wishes. 

Tóraíocht Mars Bars

​Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang Cúig, County Cork, 19 January 2018

Uair amháin bhí buachaill ann agus an t-ainm a bhí air ná Joe. 

Is breá leis Mars bars agus caithfidh sé dul go dtí an leithreas i gcónaí. 

Tá Joe an-sceitimíneach agus an cara is fearr leis ná Néné an Cube. 

Felix Found a Friend

St Colman's Cloyne, 3rd Class, County Cork, 15 January 2018

In 1666, there was a boy called Felix and he hated school and all the homework they gave. But most of all he hated his parents! 

More than ever he really wanted a friend. So he decided to make a plan to break out of boarding school.

So he said to himself maybe he'll walk around to calm himself down so that after he had calmed down he would be able to think of a plan. 

TAOBH THIAR DE NA CUIRTÍNÍ

​Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, dé hAoine, 8 Nollaig.

Rith a deartháir Trevor isteach sa seomra agus sheas sé ar an bhféileacháin oíche – an cara is fearr léi. 

Nuair a chonaic Elena thosaigh sí ag rith timpeall an seomra ag iarraidh an deartháir a mharú.

``Tar ar ais anseo!'' arsa Elena. Ansin rith Trevor amach sa ghairdín.

The Legend of Frosty

​Carrigaline National School, County Cork, 01 December 2017

Once upon a time in Antartica, there was a poor dog, called Frosty. 

His best friend was Joe the Pig. They were on a mission to find the perfect  owner for Frosty. 

Joe the Pig had escaped once from a farm, and he bought a plane and flew to Antartica. 

The Boy Wonder

​Scoil Chill Ruadhain, 4th Class, County Cork, 17 November 2017

My name is Ben and welcome to my life. I just moved to a new town, Manchester, and it's very hard for me. 

I haven't got a lot of friends. The only friend I've got is my dog Jimmy. 

The only thing that keeps me going is playing football. 

 

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Chiniqua Faces Her Fears

​Tirellan National School, 5th Class, County Galway, 10 November 2017

Chiniqua the gorilla was in the Mexican jungle looking for her friend, Herbert the whale.

“Herbert, come on! I have a cookie for you!” she called.

“But I’m stuck,” said Herbert.

Jeff Falls in Love

​Tirellan National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 13 October 2017

There was a robot called Jeff who lived in a raspberry bush in New York.

One day, Jeff was talking to his best friend, Raz the raspberry, about how her weekend went.

“We went to Ohio but I wish we had gone to play rugby with my friends instead,” said Raz.

Mr Squawk the Chicken Becomes King

​Kilcolgan Educate Together National School, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, 3rd Class, 29 September 2017

Mr Squawk was in his hen house. He wandered out and into the kitchen where he met Jake the Toaster.

He walked by the toaster and said, “Hey dude, can you make me some toast?”

“Dah! What do I look like, a toilet or something?” Jake replied.

The Mighty Pizza

Claregalway Educate Together National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class,  26 May 2017

Once upon a time there was a flying cow called Timmy. 

Timmy was flying above the trees when he spotted someone who needs help. He flew down. 

Timmy saw a fox about to eat a rabbit. Timmy flicked the fox away with his horns. 

Sparkly Revenge

​Killeeneen National School, 4th Class, County Galway, 28 April 2017

Miss Rainbow Glitter Sparkles was in her garden picking flowers. 

Jeff Senile, the spy, sent her a Snapchat on his spychat phone telling her: “Stay put.”  

He knew something was going to happen. 

Jefferson Saves The World

Boston National School, Boston, Co. Clare, 4th Class, 28 April 2017

Jefferson is in school alone and he’s day-dreaming. He’s supposed to be cleaning out a cupboard because he was late for school. He comes across a book in the cupboard.

It’s a big heavy book. When he picks it up, he sees it’s a very old book, so he’s curious to know what it’s about. But there’s nothing in it, so he asks his teacher can he take it home. 

When he gets home, he opens the book. The book tells him: “Go to page 196”.

Revenge

​Scoil Mhuire, Monivea, Co. Galway, 4th and 5th Class, 31 March 2017

Happy the Clown lived in America with The Twinz in a rickety old house.  

Every day, Happy and The Twinz ate slugs and snails for breakfast and broccoli for lunch.

Happy was afraid to work in the circus because of the children. 

Waffle Kaboom!

St Joseph’s National School, Kinvara, Co. Galway, 2nd Class, 31 March 2017

Bob-the-Waffle-Genie lived in a waffle, sitting around playing video games, waiting for someone to say the magic word and call on him.  

(‘Time for Breakfast’ is the magic word.)

Pussums the cat jumped in the window after he smelled lovely fresh waffles.

Gerry and Daryl’s Great Escape

​Kilcornan Educate Together National School, County Galway, 6th Class, 27 January 2017

Gerry lives in a flat in Manchester and he is scared of going down the stairs.

He is an inventor, so he has made little sticky paws for Daryl the Super Rat. 

This was so Daryl can go to the shop to get Gerry food and supplies. 

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The Great Dog

​Ballyhaunis National School, 3rd Class, 23 February 2016 

One spring morning, Billy the bus driver was collecting the children to take them to school.  

After he dropped them at the school gates, he went back to the bus depot. 

He then jumped into his BMW, drove home and got Johnny his springer spaniel.

Jimbo Saves the Day

Breaffy National School, 3rd Class, 12th January 2016

Squishy the marshmallow monster was sitting on a fudge log.  She was lost in the middle of the candy forest when suddenly she spotted a long chocolate river. 

The river reminded her of happier days and memories of swimming on Chocolannagh Lake near her home. 

A Girl, A Book and a Chicken

Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Balla National School, 5th and 6th Class, 15th December 2015

As the sun rose, Alison filled a red bucket with grain and skipped into the yard. She threw a handful of grain to the chickens. 

 As the chickens looked up, she noticed a new one with fluffy feathers and black specks covering its neck.

She chased the unusual- looking chicken out of the yard.

A Dog With a Secret

Fighting Words Mayo, Craggagh National School, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class.November 19th 2015

Billy the stray dog is crawling along the pavement on a cold, rainy day. 

The streets are very busy and there is lots of cars and noise and lots of people are walking into him. 

Billy has lovely black and brown fur but it is very muddy and dried up.

Snookie's Magical Adventure

Fighting Words Mayo, St. Peter’s N. S. Snugboro, Castlebar, 5th Class, November 19th, 2015

Snookie the Chihuahua is sitting on Santa’s large red bag, biting his black boot laces in the sleigh at The North Pole.  

It’s just 27 days until Christmas Eve, and the reindeer are all training hard for the big day in hopes they will be picked for the final squad.

Rudolph was lifting weights, and suddenly a 100 kg weight dropped on his toe. 

The First Bunny in Space

Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, and Glenisland National School, 5th and 6th Class, 1st October 2015

Mr. Fluffybottom was in the playground playing soccer with Inflatable Frog.  Bruce and Brunch, the bullies, suddenly appeared from nowhere and kicked the ball away and started shouting.  

“Hey, Fluffybottom, you’re no good at football!” shouted Bruce.  

“Why are you in goal when you can’t even catch a cold?” said Brunch. 

Emily and the Ghosts

Fighting Words Mayo, Cornanool National School, 3rd and 4th Class, 1st October 2015

Miss Emily Campbell walks into the classroom in the haunted mansion. 

She looks around and there are no students at the desks.  

The students have all turned into ghosts.

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The Missing Family

St Fergal’s​, 5th class County Wicklow, 23 October 2019

One day there was a turtle who was looking for his parents on the beach. 

Sheldon was his name. Nearby was a shoe. It was red with white laces, very old and broken down and smelly. 

“Why are you on the beach?” the shoe asked “and what are you looking for?” “I’m looking for my mum and dad.” 

Halloween Night

St Attracta’s National School. 2nd Class, county Wicklow, 22 October 2019

Once upon a time there was a unicorn called Furball and his best friend Guts the Zombie Pumpkin.

They were going Trick-or-Treating. One of the houses that they passed was so scary that their eyes nearly popped out of their heads. 

They walked up to the house and a strange creature popped up.

Jeff, Joely and The Devil

ST ATRACTAS ​2nd Class, County Wicklow, 17 October 2019

Once upon a DJ, Jeff the DJ is born. When Jeff was 2 he wanted to be a DJ. His first fear of devils started when he was 1. 

He went to DJ school and he met his best friend there called Joely.

Jeff asked Joely ‘whats his name and what does he like to do. Joely said he wanted to be a football player

DJ the Alien and The Peacock

Scoil Colmcille​, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16 October 2019

DJ the alien bought a house in Hollywood.  His friend, Misty, the scary teacher missed him so she moved in with him.

DJ bought a Zantoro car.  However, DJ didn’t like his house because there was a haunted house in front of his house.

DJ, being a wealthy alien, decided to move to the moon where he found what he had always wanted, a peacock called Jimmy. 

Svonsatron’s Great Escape

St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 15th October 2019

One day Svonsatron the alien crash landed on Earth. He landed in Area51 where people caught and trapped him. He was afraid they were going to kill him.

He said: “Gaba-laba-loo-loo?” This meant “where am I?” in Guferas language.

All the scientists were really shocked and wanted to investigate this alien. They put him in to a crate where Junior the dog was asleep.

The Rocking Wars

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 03 October 2019

One horrendous day Rocky the Rock Monster went to school. 

He met Lexie at the door. “Would you like to come over to my beautiful cave later?” he asked anxiously.

“Of course I’d like to, I’d love to” she exclaimed.

Gertrude and the Battle of Plastics

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow​, 5th Class, County Wicklow, 26th September 2019

Gertrude the turtle and Pelly the pufferfish were in the Marianas Trench. 

They were doing their daily litter check when they heard a big fart noise in the ocean. 

The whole ocean shook. It turned out that it was an underwater volcano that started shooting out plastic straws, other plastic rubbish and cans.

The Adventures of Sprinkles the Dohnut

St. Colmcille’s JNS​, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2019

Once upon a time there was a dohnut called sprinkles. His biggest fear was to be eaten by a giant called Barry. 

One day sprinkles the dohnut was walking outside with his best friend choco the chocolate bar when barry came along.

When barry walked down the streets the roads cracked in half. 

Townie Troubles.

Donoughmore NS, 3rd,4th,5th and 6th class, County Wicklow, 24 September 2019

One day Jimmy was doing the silage, and his friend Bobby came over and started jumping in it. 

Jimmy jumps out of the tractor and says “Get back into the digger and stop jumping on the silage”.

Loads of Townies from Baltinglass came over and said “Let’s blow all our silage away with our leaf blowers”.

The Girlfriend Stealer

St. Joseph’s NS, Arklow, 5th class, County Wicklow, 19th September 2019

What doin?

My name is Sacky the Blob. I am very slimy and sticky. I want a chocolate-filled doughnut.

Yesterday I went on Sinder to find a girlfriend.  

Goth Girl and Scales the Cat

St. Colmcille NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 18th September 2019

Once upon a time there was a girl called Goth girl who lived in the woods. Her house was all black and she didn’t have any electricity or internet.

One day she went out into the woods and found a fairy who didn’t like goodness either.

“Please can I have a black gem?” asked Goth girl.

The night of evil

Our Lady of the Wayside,1st and 3rd class, County Wicklow, 17 September 2019

Plot: 
One night a wolf called Scar was crowded out of his cave by Pengy the penguin. 

“Your food looks disgusting, so horrible I’m going to have to kick you out.” He said. “It’s my cave, you get out.” Growled scar. 

Scar followed to chase him but saw the red moon and got distracted howling at it. 

The Russian Mission

St Roses Reading School, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 12 September 2019

One day Mr O’ Brien was walking in Bob’s park. 

He was thinking about making memes when he saw a kid. 

He ran away screaming. He ran so fast that he got to Russia without realising how far he had travelled.

The Colour of Winter

Delgany National School, 5th class, County Wicklow, 11th September, 2019

One early scary Saturday morning, I, Winter, the white wolf, was alone in the white snow.

I was sad because I felt whiter than ever and no-one could see me in the snow.

Little Chungus, was lying there beside me, asleep.  

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