Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, 3rd class, 3rd March 2021
One day Rubl was out by himself and he found a human.
The human tried to keep him and Rubl ran away.
The human ran after the dog.
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Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, 3rd class, 3rd March 2021
One day Rubl was out by himself and he found a human.
The human tried to keep him and Rubl ran away.
The human ran after the dog.
St. Patrick's BNS, Blacrock, 2nd Class, Fighting Word Wicklow 03 March 2021
Slimey the Super Slime was in his house eating rabbit food for his breakfast. Slimey was in his hottub of slime when a hotdog jumped out.
The hotdog was Irish dancing and wearing his Irish dancing kilt. The hotdog fell over and fell into the hottub.
The hotdog started talking in a Scottish/Australian accent and said, “G’day mate.”
Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Rang a 5, Fighting Words Cork 02 March 2021
Fuair Maurice ticéad crannchur ach bhí twist sa ticéad crannchur.
Faigheann tú amach cá bhfuil an seoid is luachmhaire sa domhain. Faigheann tú léarscáil.
Tá sé an-annamh chun an ticéad seo a fháil.
St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 March 2021
I didn’t want to be left alone...
Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was a lonely dog called Toby. He was wandering down the street one day when he came across two dogs called Yoda and Gus.
They came across hot dogs and got very scared because they thought hot dogs were made of real dogs.
Francis Street School Dublin 8, 5th class, 1st March 2021
One day in the kitchen, Jimmy the Grape was wondering about having more friends while sitting down in a fruit bowl.
Then Bob, the really big child, went to grab some grapes.
He missed Jimmy and grabbed another grape who screamed, “No! Don’t eat me!”
dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow 27 February 2021
Miss Halloway was sitting down, sipping her tea, wondering why the murderer got away for the 6th time.
Then she heard a knock on the door. There was an old lady at the door.
The old lady handed her a crumpled note that had been left on her doorstep with instructions to give it to Miss Halloway.
By Michael from Rang a 5, Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe
Dhúisigh Cóilín, an madra beag suas i bhfásach an Sahára i lár na hoíche mar gur bhuail sé in aghaidh chachtais. Ní raibh sé ach 4 céim Celsius ag an am. Bhí Cóilín an-fhuar agus bhí sé ag croitheadh leis an bhfuacht. Bhí ocras air chomh maith agus ag an nóiméad sin smaoinigh sé ar cé chomh súmhar agus chomh blasta a bheadh chnámh. Nuair a bhuail sé in aghaidh an chachtais chuaigh cuid de na deilgní i bhfostú ina chosa agus bhí sé sin pianmhar agus an-tinn.
Scoil Mhuire, Mount Sackville, Séipéal Íosáid, Baile Átha Cliath, Rang a Cúig, Fighting Words Chonamara, 26 Feabhra 2021
Is mise Florence. Tá mé dhá bhliain déag d’aois. Tá gruaig dhonn, fhada orm agus tá súile gorma agam freisin.
Tá comhlacht bleachtaireachta agam féin agus ag mo chara Ella.
Is rún é mar níl muid ag iarraidh go mbeidh a fhios ag ár dtuismitheoirí faoi.
St. Brigid’s GNS, Glasnevin, 6th class, 26th February 2021
This story starts with a sheep. A very lonely sheep. On Friday 19th September, he stumbled across a dancing sheep.
“Let’s be friends,” said Jackaleen the Dancing Sheep.
“Yes, of course!” he exclaimed, excitedly.
Thit Perry an Platypus síos poll mór. Bhí sé an-ghortaithe. Bhris sé a ghob agus a chluas.
Ansin chuaigh Bacon Brendan síos le Jet Pack agus phioc sé suas Perry agus chuaigh siad amach as an bpoll.
Ansin thosaigh na prátaí as an Nigéir ag leanúint Pherry an Platypus agus Bacon Brendan.
Alexandra College, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting words wicklow 25 February 2021
Shaniqua really wanted to go to Paris, so she got on her moped and went to Sam’s house. When she got to Sam’s house, she couldn’t find him anywhere.
She looked under the sink, in his bed and in the fridge! Then, she heard a noise coming from the bathroom.
She thought to herself “Sam can wait, let me just get some stuff from the fridge.”
Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 5, Fighting Words Chionamara, 24/02/2021
Bhí Cóilín an madra ag siúl síos an bóthar i bhFásach an Sahara. Dhúisigh sé i lár na hoíche. Ghortaigh sé é féin ar chactas.
Bhí sé ag siúl agus chonaic sé Clochín le cnámh ina bhéal aige. Thosaigh Clochín ag ritheacht sall ag Cóilín agus é ag tafann.
Thosaigh Cóilín ag croitheadh nuair a chonaic sé Clochín.
Shelly Banks ETNS, 5th class, 24th February 2021
Once upon a time there was a family that lived on Mars. They were all bloodthirsty aliens. But they weren’t as bad as the children Nanny Poppy had to take care of.
Nanny Poppy lived in the heart of Tokyo city and she was sick of the time it took to get from Tokyo to Mars.
It took seven years to get there.
St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 23 February 2021
Charles the dog lived in an apartment in the city with his owner. But his greatest fear was just out the door. He was very afraid of getting lost in the city.
One day, he heard a claw scratching and meow at the door. It was his best friend, Midnight the black cat.
“My greatest wish is to be a superhero,” said Charles.
St. Joseph's Girls School, 5th Class, Clonakilty Fighting Words Cork 23 February 2021
One late evening, there was a big crash outside of the house. Kelly ran outside and saw that her parents were covered in blood.
Dead. She dropped to her knees in tears and pulled her phone out of her pocket and rang the ambulance. Just then her dog Bonny came running out and licked her face.
She obviously didn’t know what was going on. A woman with a sweet voice answered and Kelly had nothing to say .
St. Joseph's Girls School, Clonakilty, 6th Class Fighting Words Cork, 16 February 2021
Lucas shoved all of his clothes into a bag and got ready to run away. He packed a few supplies.
He was leaving tonight. He stealthily walked into his bedroom and carefully jumped out of the window.
He threw his bag out the window and his best friend, Orla, caught it. It was lashing rain, but he didn’t care -
dlr Libraries and Fighting Words Wicklow 13 Feburary 2021
Happy the cavachon dog got kicked out of his hometown! In the dark he was scared of all the talking trees. After that he sees his best friend Ben the blue dog.
Then a massive talking tree jumps on top of Ben the blue dog and throws him back into dogtopia.
The talking tree grabs Happy and brings him to the hometown of Talking Trees.
Scoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 12/2/2021
Lá amháin, bhí fear mór ann darbh ainm Mohammad. Ba fhear é a bhí ceithre throigh agus dhá orlach ar airde.
Bhí go leor cairde aige. Bhí sé ina chónaí istigh i bpoll.
An cara is fearr a bhí aige ná Geoffrey, ach ní raibh Geoffrey cairdiúil leis (mar go raibh matáin níos mó ag Mohammed ná a bhí aige féin.)
Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitirmóir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang a 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 10/02/21
Bhí Leonardo ag fáil réidh le haghaidh scannán a dhéanamh agus tháinig draíodóir agus d’athraigh sé isteach ina mhadra é.
Nuair a d’athraigh sé isteach ina mhadra é bhí sé scanraithe faoi na billí a bhí aige agus nuair a chuaigh sé suas ar an stáitse rith sé síos.
Shelly Banks ETNS, 4th and 5th class, 10th February 2021
To run out of peanut butter is a fear for many but not as terrifying as it is for Pen Labradoodle.
He was the puppy of his best friend, Timmy the Toddler. He always wished to become a cat.
Why, you ask? There was a new law in town where only cats can have peanut butter.
St. Pius X GNS, Terenure, 3rd Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 09 February 2021
Mary Hollings was a murder detective. She was on a mission to find a bunch of murderers, but there was one specific murderer she was trying to get. With Charles the Black Boxer, will she find the murderer?
The murderer she was trying to find was Adolf Hitler’s great, great, great, great grandson - Tom Hitler.
Charles the dog and Tom made a great scheme together. They were planning to get Mary fired.
St. Brigid’s GNS, 5th class, 8th February 2021
Once upon a time there was a troll called Bob the Troll who wanted to be the biggest superhero in the world.
His best friend was Minizilla, the miniature Godzilla.
He and Minizilla did everything together and it was very rare that you’d see them apart.
Scoil Shéamais Naofa, Bearna, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 3 & 4, Fighting Words Chonamara, 05/02/21
Chuaigh Ali an Cailín Beag agus Spoke an Madra go dtí an choill. An geimhreadh a bhí ann.
Bhí Ali agus Spoke ag iarraidh clann. Bhí sé an-fhuar sa gcoill. Nuair a bhí siad ag siúl sa gcoill, chonaic siad fear darb ainm Big Bill.
Bhí páirtnéir ag Big Bill agus Jim an Pea an t-ainm a bhí air.
Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire, 4th class, 5th February 2021
A few years ago Bob the Dog had a loving owner but then one day he had enough of his messing and left him on the street.
About a year later he was wandering the street all wet and cold and he spotted a cat who’s name was Nat living in a box near a bin.
“Hi Nat,” Bob said. “What happened to you?”
Alexandra College, Milltown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 04 February 2021
Once upon a time, Rock the Llama was walking along the green grass.
He was only a baby and he was lost. But then, he found an Alpaca named Roll. Roll was also a baby and he was also lost.
“Hello, my name is Rock. What is your name,” said Rock.
Glebe NS, Wicklow, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 02 February 2021
William was an old posh man from Britain. In an old cabin, he was enjoying a cup of tea.
It was a cabin on one of his land because he owns a lot of land. William was in a bad mood.
The big pot of water was hanging idle over the fire. He used his last tea bag the night before and in the morning he had no tea.
Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 2nd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 01 February 2021
Nugget the Dog moved house and he was going to a new school.
He didn’t realise that the school was for cats. Nugget’s dream was to rule the world.
He was supposed to go to the School of Dreams but he ended up at the wrong school.
St. Rose’s NS, 4th class, 1st February 2021
Big the Dinosaur lived in New York City because he wanted to buy wigs.
He was bald and was trying to fit in. He was trapped in the zoo with his friend, Chomp the Crocodile.
Chomp the Crocodile had been trying to sell a wig to Big the Dinosaur by the pool.
Scoil San Carlo, 4th class, 29th January 2021
Once upon a time there was a toaster named Pubert. He was happily playing with Bert the Slice of Bread in the park.
They lived in Kitchenville. Kitchenville was just a giant kitchen and all the toasters and utensils lived there.
When they were playing in the park, they saw Bob the Bread Bin and Lightning Donkey was next to him.
By Ealga, Age 12 Co. Offaly
I was walking home from school on the 7th of May. I remember that day well. I will never forget it.
As soon as I opened the door, I could smell it. My favourite dinner was cooking - pasta with melted cheese and bacon. I could smell the bacon. It was pulling me inside, entrancing me. I dumped my bag inside the door, hung my coat off the stair banister. I ran straight through the hall to the kitchen and saw Mum and Dad both there. This was strange because whenever Dad was home early, Mum would go out. They looked happy for the first time in a long time.
Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 5, Fighting Words Chonamara, 27/1/2021
Bhí madra ann agus Jason an t-ainm a bhí air. Fuair cailín beag é le haghaidh a breithlá.
Rachel an t-ainm a bhí ar an gcailín. Fuair Rachel Jason ón bpóna.
An lá a thóg máthair Rachel an madra abhaile, bhí stoirm mhór ann le lasracha.
St. Rose’s, 3rd and 4th class, 27th January 2021
One Saturday, Cow Man and Fun the Polar Bear were running away from McDonald’s who wanted to turn Cow Man into a burger.
When they were running away from McDonald’s, Cow Man shouted, “AAAHHH!”
Then Cow Man saw one of the McDonald’s workers in a lamborghini and he wanted to steal it.
Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 27 January 2021
Once there was a frog named Merelda who lived on a farm with her best friend, Melvin the Goat.
Merelda had a great life as a frog, but she dreamed to be the first frog in Hollywood.
The other animals weren’t so nice to her, but Melvin was so supportive of her dream
Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige, Churchtown, 1st Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 26 January 2021
Once there was a blob of slime, and his name was Blob. There was another pencil-shaped blob of slime, named Pencil.
They were cycling on the road, on their Blobmobiles. They decided to go surfing.
“I don’t really want to go surfing, I’m scared of water”, said Blob
Alexandra College JS, Milltown, 4th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 25 January 2021
It was a normal day on Marlborough Road when Toffee the Golden Poodle was running with his best friend, Buddy the Golden Retriever.
They were running so fast that they didn’t notice all the people on the street.
Suddenly, Toffee bumped into a friendly girl named Hailey.
St. Brigid’s GNS, 6th class, 25th January 2021
Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, there lived two friends who wanted to find aliens. Their names were Cornelius the Space Pig and Jeff the Space Chicken.
One Saturday morning, they were sitting in the sitting room in their space house and they watched an ad on their space TV and they saw two best friends going to space.
Since he had been a little piglet, Cornelius always loved the idea of aliens and space.
Scoil Náisiúnta Thír an Fhia, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe, Rang 6, Fighting Words Chonamara, 21/1/2021
Is as an bplainéad Neplún é Johnny. An t-ainm ceart atá ar Johnny ná Johnny Chóilín Mhaidhc Peaitín Pheaits.
Tá gruaig ghorm air agus tá craiceann oráiste aige. Ta Johnny 20 bliain d’aois.
Is plainéad beag é Neplún agus tá poill air. Tá 120 teanga ann.
Rathmichael School, Shankill, 6th Class, Fighting Words Wicklow 20 January 2021
It was Friday, the 24th September 1994. It was getting kind of cold and windy, but it didn’t bother Phil, because the wind went right through his bones.
He was on top of a mountain, looking down at his town of Snowdin.
A snowstorm was roaming in, as the dark clouds surrounded the town.
Ruth, Age 6, Co. Tipperary
Once there was a girl called Anna. She lived in Nenagh. Her mom was German and her dad was French and her sister was very good at Irish so Ana couldn’t understand them. She didn’t like the way she lived.
So every day, Anna played in her room. That’s only what she did and it was very boring. She loved her family but not how they spoke. She did writing as well as playing with her dolls and she read too.
But one day, the door opened and her mom came in and began to speak.
St. Vincent De Paul Primary, 2nd class, 20th January 2021
Brownie was in his cave with his parents one Friday and he didn’t have any homework.
Brownie went to Baby Bunny’s rabbit hole.
They chased butterflies.
Glenville National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 08 February 2019
One beautiful summer morning, out of nowhere huge buttery monsters attacked Farmer Jim Bob Joe's house.
When the clock struck twelve, his best friend Squishy Watermelon Max got captured by the buttery toast.
The buttery toast locked him up in a cell. Then Farmer Jim Bob Joe found a flying donkey and tried to capture it.
Blarney Street Boys, 4th Class, County Cork, 1st February 2019
One day in Texas, Billy Bob Joe was cooking in a small house.
Then Billy Bob Joe saw his best friend Paul the Potato.
Paul the Potato got into the frying pan to get a tan. When Paul the Potato got onto the frying pan, Billy Bob Joe almost ate him.
Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork
One day Sam was walking down the street when he came upon a baby pigeon. It was a bright summer's morning.
Then he patted the pigeon. The pigeon seemed to be interested in something far away.
Suddenly he saw a big chubby rabbit coming down the street toward him. Sam ran in the direction of the Cork pitch.
Padre Pio - 4th Class, County Cork, 21 January 2019
Once upon the time there was an alien named Billy Bob. And he always thought he would be forgotten.
He had a best friend Jack the dog. One day when he was out walking he saw a girl.
A little while after seeing the girl he went out on a trip on his space ship and lost control.
Cloghroe N.S. County Cork, 6th Class 18 January 2019
Nigel is a 70-year-old man and he has been in hospital after he got knocked out in a boxing match by his 'friend' Isaac.
Nigel woke up to his cow, Bessie, licking his face. He gets a fright because Bessie is there and he's afraid of cows now.
When he got up, he found a load of cows in his kitchen rooting through his cupboards and they ate all the food so he had to go to the shop, but the shop closed down while he was in a coma.
Cloghroe National School, 6th Class, County Cork, 11 January 2019
Tiffany Thomas is a window cleaner and she's been working for two years and by her side are her two friends the Warthog called Roy and the Patricia the Parrot.
She hated her job and wanted to help endangered penguins.
One day she was cleaning the Mayor's house and Patricia flew away.
North Monastery, 4th Class, County Cork, 09 November 2018
Once upon a time there was a robot called Robo and his best friend was called Hammy.
Their greatest wish in life was to take over and steal Halloween.
The year was 3011.
St FIn Barres 5th & 6th Class County Cork, 12 October 2018
A chicken slides into view and in a gangster voice says, "Hey it's JBM, also known as Jimmy Buctas McNulty."
A flying squirrel slides into view and says, "Ni!' There were a load of cows and pigs around so it was hard to slide into view without crashing into one.
Jimmy says, "That's my secretary/best friend, Donna Buctas McNulty, who is also my cousin, my sista from another mista!"
Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, 4th Class, County Wicklow, 05 October 2018
Once upon a time there was an evil girl called Lulu and she hated unicorns.
Lulu always wanted to win everything and she was really mean and had no friends except for Ugly the devil.
She didn't like Coolie the elephant and she hated Starlight the star.
Scoil Padre Pio, 5th Class, County Cork, 28 September 2018
One day Jack's Mom came into his room and found pictures of Chloe under his bed. When Jack came home he was grounded.
Jack cried and he had to eat warm ice-cream with live worms inside the ice-cream.
While Jack was eating the ice-cream, his Mom ripped up the pictures and worse it was in front of him.
Culture Night County Cork 21 September 2018
One stormy night. Cold was the night. In a small little village, in a small little street in a small little orphanage, in a small little kid there was a big imagination and a big dream.
Suddenly there was a big earthquake. He was having a dream. The earthquake was happening outside of his body and it sent him into his nightmare.
The first thing that came to his sight was a cat. A talking cat. An evil cat.
North Monastery Primary, 5th Class, County Cork, September 14th 2018
This story is set in Canada. A pen was being shipped from India to Canada.
Jim Boston went to a library in Canada and finds a book that tells him what the magic pen can do.
Then he turned to the next page and found a pen. He also finds a map that helps him find the magic pen.
St Vincent's, 4th Class, County Cork, 07 September 2018
Once upon a time there was a Panda-bear called Hugs.
Her best friend was a Yorkie called Cocoa. She lived in a big back garden with her owner.
They were on holidays and she got lost in the woods.
West Cork Literary Festival & Fighting Words
Once there was a cat, he was a ghost cat!
As he prowled through the shadows he thought of his ambition.
“I want a ghost mouse!” yelled the ghost cat.
Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa, Rang a 2, County Cork, 1st June 2018
Lá amháin bhí Dickie sa pháirc agus bhí sé ag rith ó seangáin.
Ansin chonaic sé Waddles an Nugget Sicín agus bhí sé ag caint léi.
“An bhfuil cead agam tú a phósadh?” arsa Dickie.
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.
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.
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.
Dingle - Feile Na Bealtaine, Scoil 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?”
Cloghroe National School, 4th Class, County Cork, 20th April 2018
Once upon a time there was a talking dog called Lucy, Lucy says, “Give me a sausage” to a butcher.
The butcher panicked and called 999.
Lucy can only talk because when she was a puppy she ate a poisonous flower.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Monastery’s 5th Class, County Wicklow, 24 November 2017
Once upon a time there was a dinosaur named Duck who was really small and had a best friend named Danny, the Actual Duck.
His biggest fear was a furious dinosaur named Fred.
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.
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.
Blarney Street Boys, County Cork, 20th October 2017
Once upon a time, there was a tiny baby sausage, at an ordinary shop named Tesco.
His family's greatest fear was the giant sausage – dragon that was guarding the meat-aisle.
He woke up from his package-bed. Then he went for an adventure walk and found a baby taco walking around.
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.
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.”
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!”
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.
KETNS. 6th Class, County Galway, 27 October 2017
Jill the unicorn was flying really fast and she landed beside Jeff.
He said ‘WOAH! I should give you a speeding ticket’.
‘Hi I’m Jeff and I’m a policeman!’ said Jeff.
Tirellan National School, County Galway, 3rd and 4th Class, 13 October 2017
Spike the skeleton ninja is in his haunted castle.
He’s with his pet skeleton dog Michelle.
Spike asks the dog, “Are you hungry?”
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.
Kilcolgan Educate Together NS, 5th Class, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway, 29th September 2017
There was a boy called Jeff. He lived in an apartment in the city and worked in a dump.
One day, Jeff heard a noise in the dump and he found a microwave.
Jeff brought it home and turned it on and it started to talk to him.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Maree NS 3rd Class, County Galway, 03 March 2017
Nicky Licky the chicken lived on a farm in Donegal.
One day, Nicky Licky was in her pen when Alice the Astronaut came and opened it.
Alice was coming in to collect the eggs when Nicky came over to stop her.
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.
Fahy National School, Castlebar, Mayo, 17th May 2016
It was midnight.
Barry the Banana was homeless as he had neglected to pay his landlord Tiny Tim the Apple.
Tim’s evil Apple Army had evicted Barry.
St Angela’s National School, 5th Class, Castlebar, 23 February 2016
Fred the dinosaur was browsing in Claire’s in the Dundrum Shopping Centre. He was looking for at tiaras for his friend Molly the mouse.
It was Molly’s 12th birthday on Thursday, the 25th of February.
Fred was very, very excited because he had planned a surprise party.
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.
St. Patrick’s National School, Mayo, Castlebar, 4th Class, 26th January 2016
King Chubski the Great was seated at the great table eating a giant turkey, all by himself.
His personal assistant, Tobias Quain, came in to tell him some bad news.
Breaffy National School, Mayo, 3rd Class, 26th January 2016
Super Pig the pig was planning a plot in his secret underground base in Foodtown with his friend Quack the duck.
The two friends were planning a way to defeat their archrival, Corn on the Cob.
Knock National School, 1st Class, Castlebar, Mayo, 12th January 2016
One sunny day David the talking football was at Croke Park watching a world cup final between Ireland and England.
There were loads of people, some of them were cheering, waving flags, some were eating hot dogs, drinking Sprite, Coke, Fanta and chewing Mentos.
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.
Fighting Words at the Museum of Country Life, Knock National School, 2nd and 3rd Class, 15th December 2015
Ploppy, the toilet seat in an Arsenal jumper, is rushing to the Emirates Stadium in north London.
His team, Arsenal, are playing their arch-enemies Tottenham Spurs. Ploppy flings himself onto the roof of a passing taxi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Patrick’s National School, 3rd Class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 6th October 2020
One day, Mr. Mushroom the scientist was in his lab. Mr. Mushroom worked for Worm Man, his boss.
Mr. Mushroom was writing in his diary.
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.
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.
St. Brigid’s GNS, Killester, 5th class, Fighting Words Wicklow, 5th March 2020
There was a dog called bob who wished to own a very big bone.
He had a big fear of Raymond the cat, and his best friends was Jerry his Pomeranian big brother.
One day he was sitting in his dog bed, thinking about going on an adventure.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Presentation Girls School Maynooth 4th Class & St Philip’s Junior N.S. 1st Class Fighting Words Wicklow, 16 January 2020
Willow stood halfway in and halfway out of the wall.
She had been living in a mansion all alone for about 50 years.
She had been a servant in the house. Until one day, a chandelier fell on her.
St. Mary’s BNS, 5th class, County Wicklow, 9th January 2020
Jim the Rapper is in a recording studio.
When he finished recording about potato and ham he was about to leave when he met Chuck the Rabies Squirrel.
Chuck screamed at him “I won’t eat you.”
Presentation Girl’s School, 4th class, County Wicklow, 8th January 2020
One foggy morning, Joseph, an elderly man, woke up and ate breakfast. He had Weetabix and tea with his only daughter, Emily.
Suddenly his piranha fish, Paddy, grew in size and bit his daughter.
“Oww”, she roared. Joseph jumped up and tried to help her.
St. Andrew’s, Booterstown, 6th class, 12th December 2019
A long time ago the society of lemons created lemon squisher on a tropical island. All who entered the lemon squisher would enter lemon land.
It was Zesti the lemons greatest ambition to become the chosen lemon.
But it would be a long road and Zesti would face many tough times on the seas of lemonade.
St. Fergals NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow 11th December 2019
Once upon a time there was a cat called Scar, the Superhero cat.
His greatest wish was to have fish to eat. His best friend was Tom, the talking cucumber.
One day, Scar saw a monster. Prince Ben saved Scar from the evil monster.
St. Fergal’s NS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 10th December 2019
There was a wolf that lived on the top of Mount Everest, called Frostbite.
One day when he was half way through his dinner he slipped and fell down into the deep snow.
Frostbite slid down the side of the mountain. He got a cut on his eye and he was mutated into a giant wolf with ice spikes on his back.
Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 5th December 2019
Octardo was a half-human, half-octopus who was really lonely.
One day he went to Supervalu where he met a lovely man called Bateson.
“Hello young man, today I woke up and sneezed three times,” moaned Octardo.
Our Lady of the Wayside NS, 6th class, County Wicklow, 4th December 2019
One Friday, Squiggle Pops was in McDonalds. He was getting a McFlurry, a big Mac meal with a latte and chicken nuggets.
When he got his meal he first went for the nuggets and then he found one burnt one.
So he kept it and called it Yohan because he liked it.
St. Thomas’ JNS, Jobstown, 2nd and 3rd Class, December 2019
Once upon a time there was a Superhero called Crystal, she was the best Superhero ever.
But one day she realised that the city, called Unicorn World had caught fire.
Her best friend was Fury the Ice Wolf.
St. Mary’s National School, 3rd class, County Wicklow, 27th November 2019
Bob the Banana loved superheroes, but in his book of superheroes, which was called ‘Frankie’, the main superhero got eaten, and now Bob’s greatest fear is being eaten.
Bob loved reading about superhero history. His friend Psychopath, who was a hash brown, gave him the book.
One day, Bob was in the fruit bowl reading his history book, when Psychopath whispered to him, “There’s a monster on the loose.”
St Thomas's JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 26th November 2019
Once upon a time there was a dog called Tutu the Killer Dog. Tutu is a killer cake-maker. But he also kills cats and fish to eat.
Banani the Banana was Spider Killer Cat’s best friend.
They met in a haunted house earlier today at twelve o’ clock.
St. Kieran’s School, Bray, 3rd/4th class, County Wicklow, 21st November 2019
One day there was a boy called Scott the half wizard.
He was camping on an island when he fell into some deep water, nearly drowning. It was a full moon.
Selena the powerful witch had turned him into a merman.
St Kevin’s NS, Tarahill, 5th class, County Wicklow, 20th November 2019
Sienna’s Greatest Wish: Use Nanny’s mashed potato to smother the stick!
Sienna was walking through the park and Timmy the Stick killed her.
She became a ghost and was petrified by Timmy ever since.
St Thomas’ JNS, 2nd class, County Wicklow, 19th November 2019
Once upon a time there was a dragon named Dragorio.
He ate too many sausages so he was fat, so fat that he couldn’t fly.
He couldn’t even lick his toenails. But one day there came bees and they made fun of him because he was fat and couldn’t fly.
All Saints, Blackrock, 4th, 5th and 6th class, 13th November 2019
Joseph opened his eyes to find Billy the cat lying on top of him, licking his face. Joseph groaned because he was tired.
He quickly threw Billy off his chest to check the clock. It was 8 o’clock and he was already late for detective school, again!
He poured himself a bowl of dry cereal. There was nothing he hated more than milk.
St. Thomas’ Junior NS, 2nd Class, County Wicklow, 12 November 2019
Once upon a time in the jungle there was a little puppy called Loveheart who was trying to find his way home.
In the lake he saw his friend Froggy the Frog.
He saw that Barry the crocodile was in the water as well so Loveheart tried to save Froggy.
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.
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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.
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Read the stories submitted by young authors. Click on the title of each story below to read it!
By Caoimhe, age 11 – Co. Fermanagh
One day Lisa and Daisy were at the beach chilling out. Lisa was Daisy’s best friend. Lisa was super sporty - she had come first in every race on Sports Day, she was captain of the school football team and was always chosen first for everything…but her favourite sport was swimming.
Daisy was Lisa’s best friend. She had a passion for art – especially drawing and designing clothes.
By Erin, age 8 – Co. Dublin
Finding Out The News
Once there were two children called Ciara and Conor. They both lived with their mum and dad. Their mum's name was Mary and their dad's name was Kevin.
One day, Ciara and Conor were on their way to school and they saw a poster saying:
"Selfie Contest on Sunday at 12 o’clock in the afternoon!
By Olivia, age 10 – Dublin
Simon was a little boy aged twelve. He absolutely loved space. When he was in bed, Simon would dream of going to space in an enormous rocket. His favourite movie was any type of sci-fi movie, he had Space Invaders birthdays, space-related Christmas presents. In short, everything had a bit of space-related things in it.
Our story begins when Simon got a scholarship to be the first ever kid in space. Simon was over the moon, the day he said his goodbyes to his family and friends and set out on his journey to NASA.
By Tom, age 8, Dublin
One day there was a nine year old boy called Phil who lived in a small cottage on St. Catherine’s Road. World War Three was going to happen that day.
Phil was going to town with his mother. When they got there, it was very busy - everyone was getting their last bits and bobs. A few minutes later, a loud deafening noise was heard from all around town. Everyone rushed to their houses.
Phil was all alone! His mother had left with everyone else. No one could be heard or seen.
By Sophie, age 10 – Dublin 24
I was hunting for Easter Eggs when suddenly I stumbled across the most amazing, gleaming, magical eggs.
They were spotty and stripy, they were lying in the long green grass, and I looked around to make sure no one was looking then I quickly grabbed the two eggs and ran to look for some more, I found two more.
At the end, me and my two friends Lily and Molly sat down on the concrete and showed each other what was in them.
By Olivia age 10 - Dublin
Ava was a little girl who loved science. She was inspired by her dad (Mr. Smith), who was a mad scientist.
Mr. Smith would do all sorts of tricks, such as make her pet rabbit a human being, make himself invincible and make their house the size of a pea.
His most famous trick was to shrink a person on April Fools’ Day.
By Éanna - Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
The Origin of Police Officer Hot Dog
One normal day in November 2009, there was a fast food restaurant named Rade-x. They sold hot dogs and chips and stuff like that.
A boy named Tom went there every week to get a hot dog. Tom had a sister who was really into science and equations. Tom had to bring her to the fast food shop as well because she was too young to stay at home on her own. Every time they went, she would get chips. It was always the same. This time it was different.
By Olivia, age 10 - Dublin
Tom sat patiently in the back seat of his little blue Hyundai.
Tom was going to the beach with his family.
He absolutely adored the beach, not because of the sand but because of the sea creatures - he thought they were fascinating.
By Harry, age 7 – Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Once a Chocolate Bar named Brunche went down a toilet. He found a cat. But Brunche didn't know that the cat was evil.
Then the cat said, “I am an evil cat.”
Milly, age 10 - Dublin
A young girl was skipping down an empty, narrow street.
A huge black board covered up one of the shop windows.
Coloured chalk dust coated the ground and pieces of chalk were dotted across the ground.
By Daire, age 7 - Dublin
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mary. One day she went to a haunted house. The house was called The Spooky House.
The house was known to be cursed and inside was a ghost named Creepy. He used to be a boy, but he went into the house one night, even though he was told not to.
He didn't listen. He did not leave before sunrise, so he got turned into a ghost.
By Holly aged 7 - Dublin
At night, Olivia was sleepwalking and then she found herself in the forest. She felt something on her back.
She looked and there was no one there. She was on the news because she was lost and her parents were worried.
She was scared, then Olivia was more scared. “Why do you ask?” because there was a……bear.
By Macy Nolan
It was the evening when Beth was helping her Grandad Joe close the garage. He owned it. She saw a stranger walking by. The mysterious person, dressed head to toe in black, ran into the factory, three seconds later, it burst into flames.
Beth gasped and ran inside the garage
By Corin, age 8 - Cork
Once there was a dog. His name was Ruff. He wanted to travel the WORLD but he had an owner so he couldn't. That made him sad.
One day, Ruff woke up (after dreaming about travelling the world). Then he went outside. A boy threw a ball and Ruff ran and ran and ran.
Ruff kept on running and running. Eventually, the ball stopped and Ruff looked around. He was in a town but he wasn't in his own town - it was different.
One day Annabelle the Space hedgehog was floating through space as usual when she bumped into her friend, the Moon.
“Hi, Moon,” shouted Annabelle (she had to shout because sound doesn’t travel very well in space).
“Hi Annabelle, I haven’t seen you in a while, is everything okay?”
By Isibéal age 10 from Dublin
A few days ago I was speaking to my Aunty Irma over the telephone. We were chatting about Olivia and when she was due. That's when it all began. I arrived at Irwa's, a cottage in the countryside, it was so familiar for me. I loved to help out, I was fascinated about the visit. "I couldn't be more happier that a pig in mud", I kept saying.
I was talking about Olivia. During the night there was some strange noises coming from the pigsty enclosure outside.
By Faye, age 9 – Rathfarnham, Dublin
“Right, I am off to Dublin,” said Ms Dainty. “I am not buying any presents for any children in the orphanage this time.”
“Quick Daniel! This is your chance to follow your dreams, to get out of the orphanage,'' said Beth.
“All right!” said Daniel.
By Maggie, age 12 – Co. Kerry
Charlie lay motionless at her feet. She had done it. A million thoughts raced through Angelina’s mind but she had one question, “Where to hide the body?”
A pang of guilt hung over her, but there was no time to be emotional. Though he was three years older than her, Angelina managed to heave her brother into a bush and started to make her way home. The knife still bloody in her pocket. The others would collect him tomorrow and she would get her payment.
By Rowan aged 9 ¾ - Co. Dublin
You might ask who is Devil and Stretch Man? Well I’m about to tell YOU!!!!!!!!
Sam and Dan were working in a nuclear power plant in Dublin. They didn’t really like their jobs there but they had a roof over their heads so they weren’t too unhappy.
One day, Sam was just working when he found something out of place, but what was it? Dan’s birthday? No, that was yesterday.
By Emma - age 8
Once upon a time 6 girls were at superhero school !! They were best friends. They met a fairy called the night time fairy. She was nice and kind. The friends never been to fairyland, but they wanted to go there. Just then the news came on."Girls look at this"cried Emma. K. The girls came over and looked at the news. The news presenter said "a fairy came over to the garda station and is giving nightmares to children". Oh,no cried Emma H." That's the nightmare fairy who's saying the nighttime fairy is having nightmares to children" cried Niamh.
By Anna, age 9 - Leitrim
Braydon Bear woke up early and looked around the forest. The sun shone through the leaves, the air was damp. He yawned and looked for his mum and dad, Billy and Becky, but couldn’t see them. He checked behind some other trees but no luck. He went to the lake and washed himself and decided to go in search of them. Braydon’s best friend Jennifer Giraffe was preening nearby.
“Jennifer, can you help me search for mum and dad? They’re nowhere to be found.”
By Ella, Age 7 – Co. Galway
There was an elephant called Aiden. His greatest wish was to go to the moon. His greatest fear was sharks and mice. His best friend was a unicorn called Hudson.
Aiden and Hudson were the best of friends. This friendship started the day the zookeeper left the gate open for the elephant enclosure. So all of the elephants were able to run free! Every elephant went a different way. Some went south, some north, some east and even west! But Aiden ran up the rainbow!
By Rudi - Aged 8
Ok, you noticed I am angry, but this time am so angry. I'll tell you the story. On my way to ballet I tripped. I thought my knee was broken but it was not. When I got to ballet my tights were tight and itchy. My ballet teacher said that I was disturbing her class so I got kicked out of class. When shopping with mum, I remember it was turn to pick the cereal. So I picked Rainbow Pops but mam said I have porridge and that it was a waste buying them.
By Rudi - Aged 8
Once upon a time there was a boy called Fergus. Now Fergus was not a normal boy.
Fergus had one eye. He was born that way and everyone thought he was very weird looking with only one eye, but he was used to that.
When he reached the age of 10 he only started school because he was home schooled, "could you imaging that", he hardly made any friends.
By Rudi - Age 8
Once upon a time there was a girl called grace. Grace loooooooved kittens. She even made a poem called: Kittens. Ok lets move on from her poem.
She love kittens so much she had kittens on every thing, clothes, pillows, curtains, and even wallpaper. But the trouble was that she had no kittens and what was the fun in that?
Everyone except her had at least one cute pet. Everyday after school she would go to the pet shop and see if they were selling any kittens.
For Ciara and Debbie with love
One day a little girl called Ailsa was sitting by the lake with her friend, Sky, when there was a cool, strong breeze and Ailsa and Sky were swept off their feet. Suddenly Ailsa and Sky felt as if they were shrinking, tinier and tinier.
By Karac, age 10 – Co. Dublin
This is the story of a boy called Aaron, who dreamed every night when he was in bed with his thick duvet over him and his cuddly toy Ted.
Aaron dreamed of dragons and amazing things to see, like rainbow rivers and talking trees.
In one of Aaron’s dreams, Ted learned how to talk. Ted could sing and dance and even go for a walk.
By Tom, age 7 - Dublin
Dan trudged around his room in a temper. He was bored.
Dan’s dog Frank had chewed up his comics, his friend Mason was at his grandad’s house learning how to be a spy, his rugby ball was punctured, his brother had hogged the TV and his sister had hogged the computer. She wouldn’t even let him have one go on Snake Master’s Revenge 2, his favourite game ever!!
Cara always hogged the computer, she said it was for her homework but really she used it to watch videos on YouTube.
By Rose, age 8 - Dublin
Once upon a time there live a dragon called Jack and jack wants to break a world record of making 100 peanut butter sandwiches in 1 hour.
But Jack is afraid of peanut butter. And he doesn't know why. Jack's best friend is a handbag called Arianna.
Arianna tried every thing to help jack over hs fear of peanut butter but nothing worked.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One morning Max ate trash by mistake...
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.
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 ...