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 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.

Emerald the Mermaid

Warrenmount Primary School, 3rd and 4th Class, 23rd October 2020

Once upon a time there was a beautiful mermaid named Emerald who lived in the sea. 

Her best friend was called Hookie-Pookie. 

They were best friends and they always liked to go to the seaweed wood and hide and look for fish.

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. 

Liz and her Adventure

Bunscoil na Toirbhirte, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Cork 20 October 2020

She was born in Space and then she moved to a different country. The girl’s name was Liz. She wanted to be rich because she is poor.

She didn’t have that much money and she wanted to take care of her family. 

She had horns and they were curling around her ears. 

Woof the Dog’s Adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS 2nd Class, 19th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog named Woof and he met his friend named Daisy. 

And there was another friend dog named Lucy. They ran away to the museum of gold. 

After they finished going to the museum of gold, they went back home and they played all day. 

Chunky the monkey and Shakie the snakeys’ great adventure

St. Fiachra’s JNS - 2nd Class, 16th October 2020

Chunky the monkey and his best friend Shakie the snakey were walking down the street. 

Chunky received a note that two years from now the oof army would come to battle him. 

Chunky was very worried. They tried to find a place to hide from the army. Chunky and Shakie went to the army to steal an army boat from their secret base. 

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 Dog that Defeated Evil

Central Model Senior School, 3rd Class, 14th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dog braver than any other dog, Barky the Greyhound and he had a best friend, Sparky the White Hound and he was afraid of a mean cat. 

When the cat came across the road, Barky would always hide. 

One day, Barky’s owner, Lissa bought the mean and black cat as a pet. The name of the cat was Darkness. 

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.

Deflating Dude and His Mom

St. Fiacra’s SNS, 6th class, 12th October 2020

One Saturday at 2:30 Jack and his best friend, his Mom, Karen, were working out in the gym. 

Jack was busy lifting weights while Karen was too busy screaming at someone who took the bench press.

Jack decided to move on to the rowing machine but he was so muscular that when he touched it, it came off the floor boards. 

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.

The Great Escape

St. John the Baptist BNS, 2nd Class, 5th October 2020

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Kaomoji and his best friend was called Bob the Dog. 

One day when he was looking for food, a human caught him. 

The human brought him to an arena where he had to fight other animals. 

The Cranky Sketcher Man

Scoil Grainne, 5th class, 30th September 2020

Mr. McCorey lived in a mansion on top of a hill. He was sixty-two years old. 

He lived with his sister. She lived in the bottom of the house and he lived on the top. 

Mr. McCorey was cranky because his sister lived with him. If she ever went to his floor he gave out to her. 

Lulu and Lola

Central Model Senior School, 3rd class, 28th September 2020

Once upon a time Lola the Fairy Dog was wearing a coconut and she was playing video games. 

She didn’t know she was a fairy dog. 

She had turned into a fairy when Fury the Bear attacked the village.

The Great Escape

St. Vincent’s Girls National School, Glasnevin, 4th Class, 25th September 2020

One day, Joe the prisoner found a loose brick under the toilet seat and managed to get out of prison.

After he got out, Joe went to get some money to get new clothes so the Gardaí wouldn’t know that he was a prisoner. 

Then he went to the hairdresser to get a new haircut to hide his identity. After that, he bought some makeup to hide his tattoos.

Pinky’s Revenge

St. Fiachra’s SNS, 6th class, 21st September 2020

One dark and stormy night, Pinky the Marshmallow was walking down the road. 

Suddenly, someone randomly picked him up and put him in the bin. 

“I never saw this strange fate coming,” thought Pinky.

Chief and The Ostrich

By Shonagh Purcell Tobin

once upon a time there was a dog called Chief. Chief was a lonely dog he had no friends. 

So one day he decided to go out on his scooter and find some dog friends. 

When chief was looking for some friends he spotted an ostrich and he thought that it was a bit strange to see an Ostrich just wandering around like that! 

So Chief decided to go over to the ostrich and try and  make friends with the ostrich. 

Why We Should Stop Using Diesel Cars!

By Ryan, age 9 – Co. Kildare

Hello, my name is Ryan and I think it is outrageous that diesel cars were ever made. They produce emissions, they use fossil fuels and they negatively affect the environment.

Firstly, diesel emissions contribute to the development of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory health effects, the pollution of air, water and soil, reductions in visibility and global climate change. 

Kora’s Story

By Kora, age 8 - Belfast

Sophia was picking flowers in a beautiful farm and singing to the animals on the farm. Her best friend was called Denny the sausage dog. She had a secret admirer who watched her from a distance as she sang to the animals. His name was Conor.

One day Conor was very brave and visited the farm to talk to the girl he had watched for so long. After a week or so of Conor visiting Sophia, they became very close. However, the evil Maritha was watching their love grow and became very jealous of the beautiful Sophia and her new friend.

Stan The Flying Man

By Kyle, Age 9 – Co. Meath

One day Stan was driving and he found a bird on the road whose wings were not working so Stan brought it back to his house.

He used an old box to make a home for the injured bird and put some bread and water in it.

After a few days, the bird got better and could now fly. The bird flew onto Stan’s head and flew away.

Where’s Our Future

Mahi Panguluru, age 11, Co. Dublin

People say "you're good at art" you should be an artist someday

My brain starts thinking excessively and I don't know what to say

Right now, there's Coronavirus but how am I to know. What the future holds for me I don't know where to go

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Ginger and Max in the Desert

Festina Lente Group

Once upon a time Ginger was born near some water in a desert. Ginger the horse was brown and white in colour. 

She had no mane. Ginger's parents were shocked because of it and had abandoned her. She was a lonely orphan.

Ginger felt really hot during the day and the sandstorms that blew in blinded her and made her really thirsty. 

At night she was cold as the desert became breezy and freezing

The Battle of the Banquet

Our Lady of The Wayside, 6th class, County Wicklow, 25th September 2018

“The battle of the banquet is on today. I have to get out of here,” thought Christian the Cornish pastry.

The battle of the banquet happens every coronation and the pastries are fighting the German Wiener Schnitzels for their right to be on the table at the banquet.

“I really want to win the battle” he thought “but I really want to take Christina the custard cream pastry on a date first.

Gucci the Sushi Roll: Big Tay Strikes Back

Rathmichael School, 6th class, County Wicklow, 20th September 2018

Gucci and Patrick were walking down the street when Gucci jumped onto Patrick’s lid. Patrick is a jar of mayonnaise. 

Gucci is a Californian Sushi roll that wants to own a Japanese Hair Dryer Co.

Then, all of a sudden, Gucci’s arch enemy, Big Tay, walked up to them and shoved cakes into their faces. “Hey!” said Gucci.

Uni the Unicorn’s terrible nightmare

St. Fergal’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th September 2018

One day Uni the Unicorn was in her magical land when she fell off a small building as she was feeling sick and tired.  

When Uni fell she landed on the ground which made a bit of a hole.  It was there she found magical sparklers next to her.  

But she thought they were normal sparklers.  She picked them up and she shook them around like normal sparklers…but suddenly she disappeared!

Johnny and Trey’s amazing adventures

Our Lady of the Wayside, Kilternan, 6th class, County Wicklow,18 September 2018

Our story begins in a field where Johnny is eating grass with Trey the tortoise. 

Johnny starts drinking from a bucket of dirty brown rainwater.

‘Let’s go down to the river,’ Johnny exclaimed to Trey the tortoise, ‘the very river where I met you under that moist leaf you live under.’

Jackpot

​Lakers Group

Bray, Co. Wicklow

8 June 2018

In the old times, there were pirates. People were frightened of them.

The pirates had long, long beards and they smelled like trash and dead fish. 

They drank cider, vodka and rum cocktails and they ate fish eyes on cocktail sticks. 

The Adventures of Monty Dublin

​Hollypark Boys National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 5th class. 20th June 2018

One Sunday evening, Monty Dublin was sitting on his couch watching the World Cup.

Monty noticed he was sitting on his best friend, mouldy Buttered Bagel. 

At that moment, his father came down the stairs in his sunflower costume.

The Return of Loughlan

​Hollypark Boys National School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 5th class, 19th June 2018

“I never thought that Tiddlez the unicorn could fly, but he’s flying away now and pooping out skittles,” said Tyler the Secret Ninja to himself.

Tyler was standing in the sewer with his head poking out of the drain watching Tiddlez fly away. 

He was crying because Tiddlez was his only friend.

The French Bean & The Dragon

​Brittas Bay National School, Ballinacarrig, Co. Wicklow, 2nd class, 18 June 2018

Once upon a time there was a dragon called Danny who lived in the village of SquiddyMac.

There was a villain in the village called Finny who didn’t like dragons with fins.

Danny’s best friend Mr Fassio the French bean, was out on a walk with him.

Podgy’s Big Adventure

St Kevin’s Girls National School, Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24, 4th class, 12 June 2018

Once upon a time, in a magical forest, there lived a squirrel called Podgy.

He called his friend Squiggle the worm one morning to talk about his greatest wish.

“Hello!” said Podgy. “I just wanted to tell you about my greatest wish because it’s my birthday soon.

Globby and Bob

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Lathaleere, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, 5th Class

Once upon a time in a Galaxy Far Far Away©, there lived a worm called Globgoglabglab that could somehow speak.

One day he met a Pepper called Piper.

“Hi,” said Piper.

The Two Best Friends

​Donoughmore National School, Donard, Co. Wicklow, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class, 11 June 2018

 One lonely Monday morning, Shep and Chuck were swimming in a river under a bridge. 

Suddenly something grabbed Chuck’s foot, just as he was getting out of the river. 

It turned out it was Shep the dog biting his foot.

Top Hat Rescue

St Kevin’s GNS, Tallaght, 4th and 5th class, County Wicklow, 5th June 2018

Once upon a time under the sea, there was a frog who had feathers on his bum.

His name was Sunflower.

When Sunflower came to the syrface one Tuesday, he saw a talking, walking rock wearing a top-hat.

The Two Friendly Cats

St.Mary’s JNS, Blessington, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 31st May 2018

The two cats have three piece suits and black shiny shoes.

“How dee my man”, said Bob the cat to mini Bob.

“Mee oww, I’m afraid of shadows”.

Sausage Dog adventure

​Scoil Mhuire, 1st class, County Wicklow, 30th May 2018

Once upon a time, there was a man called Mr. Sausage.  He had a side kick called Mr. Bun.  

Mr. Sausage lived in a sausage house in the country in California.

His greatest wish was to have a sausage dog.

The Missing Tablet

St Fergal’s NS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th May 2018

Mr.Peanut head and bad Billy were at school and were on break chatting. 

They were chatting about what they were going to do after school. 

Suddenly Mr.Peanut head the raven remembered that his tablet had been stolen, so he started investigating.

​The Grumpy Donkey

St Mary’s JNS, Blessington, County Wicklow, 2nd class, 24th May 2018

Mr Grumpyhead the Donkey was sad because it was wintertime but there was no snow. 

Mr Grumpyhead was so grumpy that he wanted a holiday where it was really cold because the heat made him grumpy. 

“Mrrrr, I hate hot weather!” he shouted in a deep voice. So he set out leaving Spain on a quest to find snow.

The Evil Dragon

​Blessington ETNS, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class,  County Wicklow, 23rd May 2018

It was a dark and stormy night, when Henry, the telekinetic boy found a new friend, called Captain Unicorn.  

He was going out for a walk in the woods when he came across a shack in which a dragon lived.  

The dragon attacked him.  At that point, Captain Unicorn swooped down, broke through the roof of the shack and rescued Henry.  

Jonathon vs the fearsome iglig tribe

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, County Wicklow, 3rd class

It was Monday morning in Hamsterville. 

Jonathon the jiggly blue alien woke up freezing from all the ice-cream he had eaten last night (he had puked it all up). 

He had some toast then went into the living room but felt really sad because he thought it was Christmas and there were no presents there.

Then his trusted friend Billy the cow said “Cheer up, I got some cheerios for you…(Fart noise).”

Buzz goes the Fish

St. Kevin’s GNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 22 May 2018

Chingchongkimshesugoytoyquando (aka Ching  the frog) was going to the shop to buy a Twix but got knocked down by a truck and got a flesh wound.  

He went to get his phone but it was gone. He remembered that the other day  Leonardo his friend had hugged him, but had probably not wanted a hug but actually stole his phone.

He sat up and started to butt scoot to Leonardo D’capri’suns man-cave.

The Last Pickle

​Scoil Naomh Iosaf, 4th class County Wicklow

One evening, in the sewers of New York, Dr. Figgsbottom and Zappydoodle the unicorn were playing cards. 

‘Where are my pickles?’’ yelled Dr. Figgsbottom.

‘‘Here’s a deal,’’ replied Zappydoodle. ‘‘If you win this game, you can have my jar of pickles.’’

The Spud and the Baboon

​Greystones ETNS, 6th Class, County Wicklow, 17 May 2018

A short time ago in a galaxy not very far away, a potato called Clout had a very good friend called MBlick.  MBlick was a baboon who liked trees.  

Clout didn’t like trees, because he thought they were mean.

When Clout was walking to the potato nightclub in Kenmare, he noticed that the trees were all taller than him and were always dropping acorns on his head.

The Terrible Toilet Seat

​Scoil Treasa, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 16th May 2018

My name is Tim, and I like potatoes. In my nightmares I always see myself getting stuck in toilets. 

My best friend is Mickey, who is a flying chicken nugget. I met him in KFC. 

He got jealous when he saw me talking to the burger, but Mickey never really minded because he always knew he was going to be my best friend.

Rex’s Adventures

​Scoil Cholmcille, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 15th May 2018

Once upon a time there was a part-human, part-dragon whose name was Rex. 

He lived in a cave on the side of the biggest volcano in the world. 

His best friend lived with him: she was a Rainbow Unicorn called Majestic.

Paddy the Pig

St Andrew’s NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 14th May 2018

Once upon a time there was a pig named Paddy and his greatest wish was to be the best Irish dancer ever.

He lived on a farm and one day the farmer came out and screamed:

“Come and get some brunch. “

Bunkle's Jail Break

Bray School Project, County Wicklow, 10th May 2018

One morning at 3 a.m. Chippy the chip man felt very sick. He was doing the marshmallow 3 a.m. challenge.

Bunkle the donkey was flying by when he saw Chippy getting sick through the window.

He tried to go in the window to help him but got stuck because he was so big.

Season 4

Sacred Heart SNS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 3rd May 2018

“Why did you get me into trouble and push me into that bookshelf?” Derek said.

“Cos I hate you and you’re a disgrace!” 

Outside the window there were asteroids falling and night time was coming very quick.

Attack of the Cheese Grater

Gorey ETNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 2nd May 2018

In the restaurant of the L.A. Aquarium, Dairy the Cheesewheel man was sitting having his lunch.

On his way out he bumped into a dolphin.  They apologised to each other:

“Sorry, how’s it going, I’m the Cheesewheel man”

Odd adventures

Wicklow ETNS, 3rd class, 1st May 2018

Once upon a time, Jeff the unichick fish went for lunch in McDonalds.

The waiter in McDonalds was a flying llama named Mrs Percy. 

When Jeff was eating his chips he got a glimpse of some ice cream.

Booboo and his big-butterd Christmas

St Patrick’s NS, Greystones, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 30th April 2018

Once upon a time, at Christmas, Booboo Butt the Hippo wished he had a big-butted Christmas

He was standing in a big zoo cage. He really liked the cage but he wished that his best friend, Gilbert Smeg-Phart, a wrinkly old egg could be there too.

The one thing he didn’t like about his cage was the person who cleaned it, Derek the old man.

Oswald and the Giant Fat Tabby Cat

Wicklow Montessori, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, 25th April 2018

Once upon a time there was a mouse called Oswald.  He lived in an alley in a small hole inside a sculpture.  

It was a sculpture of the Eiffel Tower!  The alley way was very clean because Oswald kept it clean by eating all the crumbs.

Oswald had a friend, a girlfriend.  She was called Milly.

The Flying Snake

​Scoil Cholmcille, 5th class, County Wicklow, 24th April 2018

It was a really dark day in Bermuda but Noodle, the dancing snake, didn’t know a storm was coming. 

She saw her friend in a house in the distance. 

Her friend, Bob, was getting ready to go out.

Mr Moustache’s CRAZY Holiday

​Scoil naomh iosaf,Baltinglass Library, 4th class, County wicklow, 20th April 2018

One day there was a moustache that lived with his best friend in a pizza house his name was Mr. Moustache.

His best friend was called Butt the Beard. Butt had no more relatives, because they had all been shaved by the crazy moustache shaver.

One day Mr Moustache and Butt went in a campervan to San Francisco, but on the way the campervan broke down.

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