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.
Although Ben had his best friend growing next to him, he still got a little lonely every night.
One morning the Magic Oil Tree woke up and Rose was gone and he packed up and set off for an adventure.
He went farther into the forest and he started to get lost. Then he heard growling. He regretted going.
Then he could hear someone speaking, “You can do this! Don't give up,” making him confident that he could go farther.
Then he turned around and saw a little girl behind him. And then the ground shook.
“Don't look so worried. My name is Hazel.” And then she smiled and then she turned into a snake.
“I know where your friend is,” she hissed. “But you'll have to help me if you want to know.”
“I need you to help me get away from the monster that's in this forest and then I'll be able to tell you about your friend...”