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 Criminals and the Diamond

St.Patrick’s JNS, Blanchardstown, 2nd class, 29th September 2021

Greg the super-villain and Freddy the Criminal were robbing a bank. And then Eddie the super-hero came and they started fighting.

Then the superhero went away because he didn’t have enough power and the criminals went to their hide-out.

They were talking about how to defeat the chief of the super-heroes who was stronger than all the super-heroes.

Goat's Cheese

Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 September 2021

“Hi, I’m Gary the Race Car Driver. My best friend is Cheesy Chad, a block of cheddar cheese. Stop saying Feta.

He’s not made of Fetal. For the love of God, stop Feta!” Gary said to the news reporter.

In came Cheesy Chad to the interview in his swaggy sunglasses and backwards baseball cap.

Trevor’s Annoying Adventure

Scoil Assaim Boy's National School, Raheny, 5th Class, 27 September 2021

Trevor the Annoying Spud got kidnapped by an Oompa-Loompa. The Oompa-Loompa wanted to turn him into a crisp. 

His best friend, Le-mon the French Lemon, squirted some lemon juice in the Oompa-Loompa’s eyes and burned him. 

Then, the Oompa-Loompa said, “Don’t hurt me! I’ll tell you where my boss is!”

Capers Jimmy Óig agus Bhilly Mhóir

Scoil Náisiúnta Thóin Ré Gaoith, Tóin Ré Gaoith, Acaill, Co. Mhaigh Eo, Rang a 4,5,6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 23/09/2021

Lá amháin bhí Jimmy Óg ag siúl sa pháirc. Bhí sé an-scamallach agus bhí tintreach agus toirneach ar an mbealach.

Chonaic sé spúnóg adhmaid ar an mbóthar. Rith sé agus rith sé ach spúnóg adhmaid dhraíochta a bhí inti agus lean sí Jimmy Óg agus SLAM! 

The Battle At KFC

St. Conleth and Mary's National School, Newbridge, 4th Class, Fighting Words Kildare, 24 September 2021

Loaf of Bread, the most dangerous thing on earth, likes chicken. 

Loaf of Bread's best friend is Jeff and he is a chicken curry.  They had a great friendship where they prank each other. 

“Jeff, we need to turn the world into bread,” said Loaf of Bread.

John and the Magical Dog

St. Laurence O’Toole’s CBS, 2nd and 3rd class, 23rd September 2021

One day, John the Little Boy was walking to school when he found a dog on the streets. John had a big, heavy jacket on because it was raining.

He put the dog in his bag so no one could see him. 

When he went to school, the dog was making noise and all the teachers were like “What’s that noise?”

The Curse of Bananas

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 September 2021

Once upon a time there was an orphan called Bob. He didn’t know much but he knew that bananas were the scariest thing in the world.

He had been in Dublin Orphanage since he was a toddler.

Bob was in the orphanage because both of his parents slipped on a banana and hit their heads! 

Wild and free

Valleymount National School, Wicklow, 5th & 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22 September 2021

Amber the horse really didn’t like the farm that she was on at the moment. Her owners were thinking of selling her. She was sick of being worked and she needed a rest. 

She had to plough fields every single day. She was heartbroken that she was being worked but other horses were having a better life. Amber just wanted to be free! 

The owners were thinking of selling her best friend Oinker the pig as well. 

Hammie’s Adventures

St.Patrick’s JNS, Corduff, 2nd class, 22nd September 2021

There was a smelly hamburger called Hammie. He tasted tasty, but he wanted to be tastier.

Then he saw a Burger King at the end of Australia. He went to his friend Nuggie the chicken nugget and asked if he could help him.

Two Crazy Best Friends

Guardian Angel's National School, Blackrock. 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 21 September 2021

Once upon a time there was a cyan dragon called Charlie. Charlie was outside his house in the clouds playing with a basketball.

He really loved playing basketball. 

Then, he saw his best friend Frank the talking taco.

The Wish of an Alien

Assumption SGNS, 6th class, 20th September 2021

Lisa had never been to Earth and she was very nervous to go for the first time.

Lisa was an alien who came from Mars who had bright yellow hair and pink skin. She had never seen so many people on Mars so Earth scared her.

The reason why she wanted to be down on Earth is because she wanted to be human and lead another life. 

The Magic Dessie

St. Fiachra’s Senior National School, Beaumont, 6th class, 16th September 2021

Stella the short girl who had red hair, blue eyes and had an extra finger on one hand 

Her grandad was a really good horse rider and when he died she wanted to be as good as him 

Falling off her flying horse, Dessie

The Mythical Land

Alexandra College Junior School, Milltown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 September 2021

Once upon a time there was a girl called Heather. She was in her room reading a book. She was also dreaming of having a magical dog.

Her mum told her she could go to the shop to buy something for her cousin’s birthday, and as an added treat, buy something for herself as well.

After going to the shop, she went to her favourite fountain and accidentally fell in, she was transported into a magical land. 

Pink the Flamingo & the Crocodile Army Attack

Gaelscoil Phadraig, Ballybrack, 1st & 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15th September 2021

Pink the Flamingo was at the river drinking water. While he was drinking the water, he was dreaming about socks. His feet were really cold. 

He was too busy drinking water and dreaming about socks that he didn’t see the crocodile coming. This was where he got his fear of crocodiles.

Before the crocodile could eat Pink, his best friend, Blue the Bird, came to save him.

​Pedro Saves the Day

St. Patrick’s National School,6th class, 15th September 2021

Once, when it was a dark night, there was a boy called Samuel who was sleeping.

The night before while partying with his friend, Pedro, Samuel had been turned into a vampire.

The only thing that was on his mind during that party was voting Kanye East to be president.

Nathaniel's Trip to the Moon

Rathmichael School, Shankill, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 September  2021

My name is Nathaniel and I can shoot melted cheese out of my hands.

I am working in the cheese section of McDonalds, shooting melted cheese onto all of the Big Macs.

One of my best friends, Senor Cracker, has a cheese and cracker cart outside of McDonalds.

The Curse of Julia Mama

Our Lady of Victories GNS, 5th class, 8th September 2021

Angelica the Shape-Shifter lived in a forest. She spent her days looking for symbols that could get her powers back. Julia Mama the Evil Chef was jealous of Angelica’s power. 

One day, she poisoned one of her dishes and gave it to Angelica. Angelica met her best friend Fillupa Flop in a desert while she was searching for symbols. 

“Where are you going to look for the next symbol?

Bongo and Andrew’s Adventures

Ashbourne ETNS, 5th class, 6th September 2021

Bongo the Second and Andrew the Pug were in the back garden. They were staring at the sun when Bongo suddenly said, “Wait! We might explode!”

Instead of looking at the sun, they started playing with the super bouncy ball that they got in Smooths. Andrew kept saying, “Can you throw it and I’ll run after it?”

Bongo replied, “No, you throw it. I’ll run after it.”

Triggered Bees

By Charlotte, Age 9, Co. Dublin

                              Beeware, if you have a fear of bees do not read on...

Hello! My name is Charlotte and I live in a small house on top of a hill with my best friends

Faye and C! (No, her real name is not C, it's Caoimhe, but Faye and I call her C because…well, there is no reason).

Sióg na Coille

Cúrsa Samhraidh 3 COGG, Fighting Words Chonamara, 2/7/2021

Bhí an áit dubh dorcha agus bhí Molly bocht ina haonar.

Níor thaitin an dorchadas le Molly.

Bhí torann aisteach le cloisteáil, bhí sí fuar agus bhí imní uirthi.

Egghead

Sacred Heart SNS, Killinarden, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 June 2021

Da baby was born in a basement and his mam was called Da Mother. Da baby went to Mr. MacLiam’s class and got an egg to the head.

That was why he was afraid of Mr. MacLiam’s class and where he got his nickname, Egghead.

Da baby invented the Coronavirus to wipe them out. He cried to his friend, M and M off-brand the rapper. 

Grumpy

St. Patrick’s Junior School, Dublin 15, 2nd Class, 28 June 2021

Mr. Monkey was a cranky man. He lived in a witch’s house in the forest. 

One day, Mr. Monkey was eating chocolate ice cream. He noticed that eating ice cream made him feel happier. 

Mr. Monkey didn’t like being happy, so he went to the shop to buy some cranky soap. When he got home, Mr. Monkey spread the soap all over his face and he felt crankier. 

The Chase

Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin, 5th class, 25th June 2021

Hi, my name is Bob. My best friend is Gerald the Hooligan. This is the story about my life.

It was 9th July 1986, and I was waking up beside an abandoned train rail. 

I didn’t know where I was. I got up and walked a bit and ran into a man named Gerald.

Eachtraí Pog Kitten agus Pog Dog

Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan, Cloch Mhic Shíomóin, Droichead na Banndan, Co. Chorcaí. Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara

Go tobann, dhúisigh Pog Kitten ar an leaba. Ansin rolláil sí amach as an leaba. Rith sí go dtí an chistin.

Bhí sceitimíní an domhain uirthi mar bhí sí ag dul ag cóisir Fred an Fish Finger.

Ansin chonaic sí go raibh cúcamair aici don bhricfeasta.

Billy’s Dream

St. Patrick’s JNS, 2nd class, 24th June 2021

A long time ago there was a scientist called Billy. He always had a wish to time travel so one day he did.

He had had a dream about time travel and then he started trying to build a time machine but his dad said, “If it breaks, you can’t come back so I don’t want you to build a time travel machine.”

He started building the time machine anyway. He was done a week later.

A Dog's Dream

St. Anthony's NS, 5th class, Fighting Words Cork, 22 June 2021

Have you ever heard of a talking dog? I hadn’t either. There is an amazing talking dog who plays soccer.

His name is Andy. Andy was playing five-a-side street soccer in Tallaght, Dublin.

Andy worked very hard on his game and was seen by a scout from the irish academy.

Díoltas Chruella

Scoil Rónáin, An Trá Bháin, Leitirmóir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Ranganna 3-6, Fighting Words Chonamara

Is mise Cian an husky agus tá mé ag cuardach mo chlann. Lá amháin, thóg Cruella de Vil mo chlann.

Bhí mé brónach, bhí mo chroí briste.

Níl a fhios agam cá ndeachaigh siad ach bhí mé ag dul iad a fháil ar ais.

Fernando vs Macka Packa

Pope John Paul II NS, 4th class, 21st June 2021

Once upon a time there was an alien called Fernando and he lived on a float machine in a galaxy far, far away.

It was just a normal day and he was doing his renegade, a type of TikTok dance. He tried to get followers but his follower count was only at twelve.

Then, the tuna bellies came and started making TikTok dances with him.

Barriasaurus vs the government

St. Oliver Plunkett’s NS, 4th class, 18th June 2021

Once upon a time there was a dinosaur/human named Barriasaurus Rex.

One Monday, Barriasaurus Rex went to Aldi and found hand sanitizer that kills 100% of germs. 

Seeing this, made him afraid of the government because he knew that they wanted to find the sanitizer first.

​Banana Man Achieves his Dream

Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin, 5th class, 17th June 2021

One day Banana Man was at a radioactive plant. He took the plant and ate it.

He thought it would give him legs but instead he glowed yellow and he thought it was the worst decision he ever made. 

Steve the Robotic Cow Assassin, his friend, didn’t recognise him and he was getting a bit hungry. 

The Adventure of Mermaids

St. Mary's JNS, Clondalkin, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 17 June 2021

Nicole the Mermaid lived under the sea with her best friend Kara the Mermaid. They were swimming with dolphins. 

“Whose house are we going to meet up next?” Kara asked.

“My house,” replied Nicole.

The Story of Leafy the Leaf

St. Colmchille's JNS, Knocklyon, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 June 2021

Leafy the leaf lived in a forest and there were loads of foxes on the ground. He was just trying to be a leaf.

He was with his son Leafy the leaf junior. “Let’s get some food,” said Leafy the leaf. 

“No,” replied Leafy the leaf junior. 

Isaiah and the Mighty Cheese

Gaelscoil Nas na Roigh, Naas, Kildare, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 15 June 2021

Isaiah Patush the tractor was at the dumpster trying to find their best friend Reece the Cereal box.

Sadly they didn’t find Reece in that dumpster. Instead, they found a slice of cheese.

 Suddenly, a genie appeared out of nowhere and said, “your greatest wish is to own a slice of cheese.

Layla’s Adventure

St. Paul’s NS, Dooradoyle, 1st class, Fighting Words Limerick, 15th June 2021

Layla the cute wolf and Lily the butterfly were walking to an old cottage. Then they saw something moving in the trees.

They thought it was a bear but it was only a little monkey. 

They said, “It’s just a nice monkey. It’s Lily’s pet.”

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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. 

 

Kelly's Story

St Vincents Primary School, County Cork, 27 October 2017

Once upon a time there was a demon called Kelly. Her best friend's name was a little dragon called Clumsy. 

Clumsy would always hide in Kelly's back-pack when she went to school. 

Kelly's family is evil, but she doesn't want to be like them. She doesn't really like school because she gets bullied. 

The Summer X- Games MMXVII

Blarney St Boys School 5th Class at the Crawford Gallery, County Cork, 13 October 2017

Christopher is a young 14 year old skateboarder who has a dream of winning a skateboard contest, but he realises Big Bob the Bully is signing up as well!

The competition he is entering is called the X-games - one of the world's most prestigious and impossible contests. 

Christopher has one week to prepare for the X-games.

The Adventures of Doggo and Chick

Blarney Street Boys School Primary School, County Cork, 06 October 2017

Once upon a time there was a dog named Doggo the Dog and he was making tea in his cottage. 

His best friend Chick Norris rang the door bell and said “Can I have tea with you, and here is your delivery.”

Doggo said, “Woof Woof, of course you can.”

The Adventures of Fluffy and Picklebob

Crawford Gallery, St. Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 29 September 2017

'Every picture tells a story'

There once was a unicorn who had a best friend named Picklebob. The unicorn's name was Fluffy. She was super silly. 

One day, she decided that she wanted to fart out rainbows. That morning when she went to unicorn school, Mr McDonkey the teacher was mad at her for being late. She was late because she had been trying to fart all the way to school. Mr McDonkey said angrily, “you're late again, Fluffy!”

What If?

Culture Night, County Cork, 22nd September 8-10 Years

It was the first day of my new school. I woke up and my mom said I had to go downstairs fast. 

When I went to school, I was at my locker and someone said “You must be new here. I’m Tonia”. Just then the bell rang and we had to go to class.

I didn’t know my mom had booked me in for swimming lessons, and I was walking along the edge of the swimming pool and I fell in!

Monty's Crazy Day

St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School, St. Mary’s Rd, Cork, 3rd Class 15th September 2017

 Once upon a time there was a puppy named Monty that lived in America. 

He had a best friend which was a baby unicorn called Gabby. 

Monty the puppy was a German Shepard who was three years old. 

Excuse Me Where's My Child!?

Cork Midsummer Festival, 24 June 2017

Miss Sparkles lived on top of Mt Everest. It was shaded by woods that many of villagers were surprised were growing. 

She was bad....very, very bad. She had giant zipline going down to the bottom. Everyone in the village was afraid of her. 

They were afraid of her because she kidnapped children.

UniBoy agus Sparkles

​Gaelscoil an Teaghaigh Naofa, Rang a 3, County Cork, 09 June 2017 

Fadó fadó bhí buachaill darb ainm Bob. Bhí cumhachtaí draíochta ag Bob. 

Lá amháin chuaigh Bob go dtí an pháirc agus fuair sé uachtar reoite. 

Bhí bullies ann, agus bhrúigh siad é agus thóg siad an uachtar reoite. Thit sé agus fuair sé gearradh ar a cheann. 

Cheesingham Palace

​Ballintemple NS, 4th Class, County Cork, 02 June 2017 

Ruddy the Rapping Rat was getting ready for his exciting trip to the British Royal Family with his best friend, Freddy McMuffin. 

But the one thing he didn't know was that the Royal Family were actually mice! 

Ruddy had bought a lot of Lotto tickets and won! 

The Love Triangle

​Scoil Mhuire Banrion, Mayfield, 6th Class, County Cork, 26 May 2017

Once upon a time there lived Jessica, the Dolphin.  But she wasn't any ordinary dolphin, she was a rare dolphin, who was pink and had a heart of gold.  

At the age of one she got abandoned by her parents and a group of turtles raised her.  

She went to an Under The Sea party and met Timmy the DJ Turtle. He was very kind and they became friends quickly.

Bikini Top Special

​Scoil Padre Pio​, 4th Class, County Cork, 19 May 2017

Dark Wing the Dragon heard a sound behind his back.

It was a girl whose clothes were all ripped and she was cold. 

Her name was No Heart. She had black hair and she was the Dragon's best friend.

Theodore's Story

Home School Group, County Cork​, 12th May 2017

I came home from school and I got a surprise. 

It had been my first day at school and I hadn't known anybody. 

My mum, who was in hospital, had been allowed home for one night. 

The Ambition

Scoil Oilibhéir, 4th Class, County Cork, 05 April 2017

Blurb:

Hi my name is Melvin — I'm a nerd. I want to be a unicorn, it's my greatest ambition. My greatest fear is Scar the Baddie and Gary the Bully. 

My best friend is Sammy because she's a nerd. She wants to be a squirrel and that's a bit scary. 

An Epic Adventure

St. Fin Barres NS, 1st | 2nd | 3rd, County Cork, 7 April, 2017

Once there was a Magic Oil Tree called Ben. And his best friend was called Rose. 

She grew there next to the Oil Tree. They lived in the Haunted Forest where strange things always happened like other trees were alive and could walk. 

But each tree every single night disappeared. All except for the Magic Oil Tree. 

Survival

St Mark’s School,  5th & 6th Class, County Cork, 31 March 2017

I ‘ve been here for almost seven years and this is where I feel most at home. 

When I was five years old I lost my parents in a house fire. 

Then I wondered off into the forest and met a wolf called LaLa and he brought me to his wolf-pack.

Junior the Scary Clown

Scoil Padre Pio, County Cork, 5th Class 24 March 2017

Once there was a boy called Junior. His father was a clown in the circus, so his father made him become a clown. 

Junior the Clown’s best friend was Zak, the boy with fire powers. Junior helped Zak to try and control his powers. 

Junior was always bullied in school.

The Mystical City

​Scoil Chill Ruadháin, 4th Class, County Cork, 10 March 2017

Once upon a time, there was a boy and his name was Jeffrey. 

A good many years ago (in dragon years, ten human years is actually one dragon year) he fell down a hole and met this girl, Demolita. 

She gave him a drink that was poisoned and made him turn into a half-dragon, half-human. 

This is a Mad Story

North Monastery Primary School, 5th Class, County Cork, 03 March 2017

It all started when Chewey Lewey yelled out “Alien Bob! I need toilet paper!”

“Be quiet! The demon might hear you.”

“I don’t care about that demon!” exclaimed Chewey Lewey. “Who’s that demon anyway?”

Da Legend Pug, Puglished

​Scoil Barra Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys, County Cork, 2nd Class, 17th February 2017

Once upon a time in a DogLand far far away, when a dog made his own planet, Da Legend Pug would rise and be the hero of his land. His best friend is Ze Legend Doge. 

Far far away in the planet of Earth there’s The Evil Chewahaha trying to take over his planet and he doesn’t even know about it. 

Ze Legend Doge is spying on Earth to see what the Evil Chewaha is doing.

The Doughnut Dragon

Blarney Street Boys National School, County Cork, 3rd Class, 10 February 2017

Once upon a time, there was a doughnut who called himself Donny the Doughnut. 

Donny the Doughnut didn’t like the other doughnuts because they were trying to take his place at being the greatest doughnut of all time. 

And there was his best friend, Harry the Hotdog. Donny the Doughnut was sad since a lot of his friends were eaten. 

One Pile of Bones

Blarney Street Boys National School, County Cork, 4th Class 07 February 2017

It was 1977. Bottle flipping was just made up by a random guy on the street. There was a bottle flipping competition on Bear Lake. 

Skeldrik wanted to sign up for the bottle flipping competition. 

He had to go to Albert Street to sign up. They wouldn’t let him sign up because he was a skeleton. 

Ellie the Magical Girl

St Vincents G.N.S. County Cork, 3rd and 4th Class, 27th January 2017

One day there was a girl called Ellie and her best friend was a dog called Diggy. 

Ellie could see magical creatures. They went out to the park and they were playing ball. It was getting dark.  

Then there was a big cackle and there was a bully disguised as a clown. 

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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. 

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.”

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.

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

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.  

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 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. 

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.

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 Battle of Joey the Ninja Chicken and the KFC Crew

St. Kevin's National School, Tara Hills, 5th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21 October 2020

Terrified, Joey the Ninja Chicken took his first steps into the KFC world knowing he may never leave…

Five years earlier - Joey was having fun with his great-granddad on the farm. 

They were sitting around eating wheat when Colonel Sanders, the CEO of KFC, jumped out of the bushes and took Joey’s great-granddad. 

Tiddle and Pierre Saves Cane

St. Attracta's, 2nd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 14 October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog called Cane. He was fluffy and brown. His best friend was Tiddle the dog.

One day Cane and Tiddle were watching a movie on the couch in Cane’s house. The movie starred Pierre the Lizard. It was really funny.

Suddenly, they heard a noise outside.

The Adventures of Woody the Flying Table & a Potato

Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh, Bray. 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 13th October 2020

I woke up and my family were gone. I looked out the window to see them in the garden beside a for sale sign. This is not a normal story… beware.

I saw lumberjacks looking to buy the tables. My greatest fear was someone or something looking to buy my family. 

As my mother was being thrown on the back of the truck, I heard her scream my name but there was nothing I could do.

Doge’s Revenge

St. Attracta’s, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 7th October 2020

Doge the dog and Ice Head were walking along the road, they were best friends.

“What do you want to do today?” said Doge the dog.

“Let’s go get ice cream,” said Ice Head.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 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.

Demi and Sparkles Adventure

St. Mary’s JNS, Rowlagh, 2nd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 11th February 2020

Demi, the baby giraffe met her best friend Sparkles the unicorn, in a zoo in California. 

They kissed and hugged to say hello.

“I’m really afraid of being locked away and never being loved”, said Demi.

Edward's Rumble

Scoil Treasa, Firhouse, 3rd class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th February 2020

One day Edward the giraffe found a pig. Edward took the pig for a walk but he was too afraid to talk to him.

Then they met Sven the donkey. They got lost in the desert where they found Daniel the donkey.

Edward and Daniel start talking together and forget about the pig and Sven. 

Turtle Wars

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 5th February 2020

Doris Bonson, the Turtle was tired of his next door neighbour Christopher the Sea Pickle.

“Why do you want to Texit from Atlantis?” Christopher queried in the House of Bubbles, Atlantis’s parliament at No. 10 Drowning Street.

Just then, Ronald Mump, Doris’s best friend, suggested “We should build a wall of coral and kelp between the Seven Seas!!

King Jeff and the Power Gem

Catholic University School, 2nd and 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 4th February 2020

Once upon a time there was a king called Jeff. He lived in a galaxy far far away. 

Jeff had a baby air dragon called Snowy.

He wanted to get the power gem which would allow him to rule the world. 

Bob’s Adventures

Kiltale, County Meath, 3rd and 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 30th January 2020

Bob the snowman wishes he could go on holidays to Italy.

His greatest fear is a chicken called Mike.

His best friend is Timmy the slug.

The Buttering

St Pius X BNS, 6th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 29th January 2020

Welcome to Jamaica!  And welcome to the best kitchen in the whole world!  I’m Bartholomew and my side kick is Toasty.  I’m a pound of butter and Toasty is a slice of toast.

I’m in a bit of a predicament now as some knives buttered me on to Toasty!  

But since I have super powers I can turn back into a solid pound of butter…. but for the time being I’m staying on Toasty.

The Destroyed City

St. Philip’s Junior National School, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 28 January 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiger called Stripes. 

He lived with his best friend Speedy Sly the fox.

One day they went for a walk and Stripes saw his enemy Alex the muscley lion.

Pancake Tuesday

Scoil Áine, Clondalkin, 6th Class. Fighting Words Wicklow, 23 January 2020

‘OW’ shouted Diana when she fell surprisingly harder than usual. 

She had fallen out of the Tree house again. Poppy climbed down as fast as she could, but she was too late. 

‘Ill never get used to this said Poppy as she rolled her eyes. Diana and Poppy met five years ago in another jungle tree.  

The Pink Giraffe Incident

Gaelscoil an Bhradain Feasa​, 4th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 22nd January 2020

There once lived an eyebrow called Paul.  He really wanted to get a job in an office in Dublin Zoo.

On his way to the interview he got really nervous.  He fell over and his eyebrow suddenly got very bushy.  

Suddenly, out of the blue, an eyelash arrived, her name was Billie Eyelash!

The Avocado Cat and the Disaster

Presentation Girls School, 4th Class, Maynooth, Fighting Words Wicklow, 21st January 2020

Once upon a time Alan the Avocado cat was walking through his Avocado stockroom. 

That day his house had been flooded with water. The toilet water had a lot of gross things in it.

Suddenly the avocado stockroom locked down: there was another flood! 

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Welcome to the Fighting Words Un-School Club!

All the work on this page has been produced by children aged 6 to 12 from all over Ireland.

  • Click on the title of each story below to read it
  • Watch the videos for help with starting your own stories and songs
  • Listen to our volunteer tutors read stories written at Fighting Words workshops

We will be updating this page regularly during the school closure period, so check back for more cool stuff!

We Welcome Your Stories Too!

Click here to find out how to send us your stories, songs, poems and comics!

Listen To The Stories!
We have invited our fantastic team of volunteer tutors to read some of the primary school stories. The stories were written by children from schools all over Ireland at Fighting Words workshops.

Click here to listen and read along!

Watch our videos to learn more about writing your own stories and songs!
   

Read the stories submitted by young authors. Click on the title of each story below to read it!

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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