Week 31 Hargrove hill By Aidan

“Harvey, Come back –  I was told never to go up there” I shouted as he ran up Hargrove hill.

“Chillax Tom -it’s just a bit of fun” he replied.

He sprinted up towards the top on the hill where the tree was.

“See nothing happening,” he said while he stood at the top of the hill.

I was relieved. Suddenly there was a shriek.

“Harvey -where are you? Stop acting the bufoon – we need to get home” I said.

Then I heard a cackle come from the tree. That was when I realised that Harvey was gone. I sprinted as fast as I could chocking back tears. I had to make it back to the house…


Week 30 Leroy’s treasure by Aidan

As we plodded through the dark and damp sewers pondering why we were there, we heard a noise. We turned around slowly expecting something horrifying but all we saw was a little boy.

“Hello I’m looking for the sun,  can you point me towards a sign,” the little boy said. We all looked at each other awkwardly. “Well there is a manhole up that way if you want to get out,” I said.

The boy just walked muttering about how he’d kick flowers. We just kept walking until it got darker and darker. Suddenly there was a light and we saw the boy again.  “Hello” he said in a creepy voice…

Week 27 Space Adventure By Aidan

We zoomed across the moon rock speeding for our life. The Colijop was gaining on us and we had to find Zara. We were practically flying over the rocky moon surface. Suddenly we saw her –  the figure of a woman in the midst of space. We skidded to a halt and grabbed her swiftly swiveling around and racing off to the space station. When we got there we frantically searched everywhere to find the Colijop bite antidote

“She might not live,” said the captain.

“No I’m not letting her die,” I said.

“We have to head to the planet they call Earth!”

Was this really the only way? I thought.

Short story Talent show by Aidan

25 of January 2020 Friday

Dear Diary,

Today in school there was a poster on the wall for the local talent show. It was on Sunday the 27th so I signed up for singing. I hope I didn’t make a mistake Diary because I don’t want to be made a laughing stock. In science that day I got the usual bullying by Barry McCarty and we made a fake active volcano. I was paired up with Mike so that made it a small bit more fun.

See you soon Diary.

26 of January 2020 Saturday

Dear Diary

Today I woke up at 1 in the afternoon and watched TV. At 3 O’clock I went to rehearsals for the talent show in the hall. Surprisingly Mike signed up. He was going to chop his sister in half as a magic trick and through all the practice he wouldn’t stop grinning! When I went up to do my practice I sang the song “Bruises” and I was a bit embarrassed as I had only chosen that song because it was “in”. After it was Sarah and she did a pretty decent dance from the nutcracker. It felt like the day went on for ages with all the acts but I was proud of myself.

Bye for now Diary

27 of January 2020 Sunday

The day of the Talent show!

Hello Diary, I had the best day ever today. In the morning I raced downstairs and shoved a bowl of cornflakes in my mouth. I woke Mom and Dad up and we drove to the talent show and got inside. We looked for seats and watched all the acts fly by. Finally, It was my turn. I was a bit nervous but in the end, everyone clapped. I didn’t win but ended up coming 2nd

See you soon Diary.

Week 26 Plastic Peril By Aidan

I was walking to the Park one day and when passing the docks I saw a vast amount of plastic warriors. It seemed they were being shipped in by an Irish liner.

The next day the same thing happened-  it was very peculiar. After school one day, Tom and I went to check it out.

“So what are we looking for? “said Tom.

“SSSsssh be quiet – I’m trying to listen for the liner’s horn,” I whispered back.

2 days later there was a huge package outside our house. I climbed to the top and there were plastic warriors as far as the eye could see…

Week 25 Bomb By Aidan

” BOOM” a huge bomb had dropped on the far side of the field. I sprinted over looking for Tom. I wasn’t going to let him die. I saw him lying in a pit of dirt and guns. I jumped off the black ash mound I was standing on and ran over. He was damaged. There was some kind of heavy object lying on top of him. “Tom, are you okay?” I shouted- he didn’t reply back. “Tom Tom TOM” I screamed barely hearing myself over the guns. I took out a banana and waved it over his nose -he still didn’t wake up. Then there was a ticking sound. I looked down and saw the object on top of Tom saying 5 Mississippi…

Week 24 The School Trip By Aidan

“Come on everyone – run along – get to the cliffs of Moher,” said Mrs. Lane in a cheerful voice.

“This will be the most pedestrian day ever,” I said to Tom boldly.

” Come on –  It could be fun…if it was the corndog of Moher” Tom chuckled.

We both laughed together. As we arrived at the edge of the cliff Tom ran to the front. Suddenly there was a rumble and the earth beneath where Tom was standing, fell.

“Tom are you okay?” I asked while running over to the edge of the cliff.

‘I’m trying to hold on,’ he shouted …

“What is all the commotion  here?” said Mrs Lane. ” Oh my goodness…

Week 23 The Wedding By Aidan

As our horses galloped along the vast area of Tom’s land we heard traditional ball music from his castle. We took no notice of the sign saying “Tom’s land stay off unless party guest.”

It was the big day – Tom and Jane were getting married. Hopefully, there would be no sabotage.

“Darling do we really have to go to this wedding- it sounds awfully boring” I said to Mary.

” Yes we are going and we’re nearly there so if must say something Charles muster it” Mary replied.

At Toms party’s you had to be humble to every guest and it was torture.

Week 22 New House By Aidan

Life is never easy I can tell you that.

One moment you’re fighting over who gets which chocolate bar – next second your dad’s dead.

It seems every time someone in our family dies we move house. Well, that’s what’s happening now.

My mom says new house new opportunity and all of that rubbish but I know she’s just being flexible. I had three brothers and one sister until my younger brother died -another death to add to my life of misery.

“We’ve arrived” shouted my mom.

Stepping out of the car and putting the key into the mould covered lock was enough to make me run away. As I walked in I noticed unmistakably a picture of my dad?…

Week 20 Twin Towers by Aidan

“This is one is my offices – pretty nice, huh?  – I got all my trophies on the table…”

So far this had been boring. I knew I shouldn’t have come with my mum and dad for a tour of the Twin towers. Suddenly I heard a noise. I looked out the window and there seemed to be something in the sky but as it flew towards us I couldn’t see what it was as it was going too fast


I looked across to the tower opposite us and saw a plane lobbed in its side. “Dad, Mum  -we have to go – it looks like a terrorist attack, ” I shouted.

“Oh don’t be silly Darling, it was just an accident,” said my mum.

I didn’t care what she said I had to get out of there…

Week 19 Air Raid By Aidan

As I walked around the corner to buy bread at the bakery I noticed that it was closed. Although it was Saturday nothing was opened I thought. Suddenly sirens rang through the town and there was commotion as parents picked up their kids and ran to the bomb shelter – it was an air raid.

I could hear the roaring sound of the Luftwaffe’s propellers while screaming in horror as robust buildings crumbled to rubble. The Germans had a habit of attacking when it was unexpected. Hostile soldiers ran through the streets hauling rocket launchers on their shoulders. I leaped into the bomb shelter where I felt a cold hand grab my shirt…

Week 18 Terrible Train By Aidan

“Come on get in the car” shouted my brother as I walked out the door. I jumped in the car and mum drove off. When we got to the train station we looked up at the times for Dublin. First, it said two minutes then five minutes after that ten and it went all the up to fifty-nine.

After an hour we saw the slowest train in history scrape along the tracks. “We can still make it to Dublin by 10 pm” said mom cheerfully. “But it is SO slow” I moaned. The station speaker called out that the train would arrive in Dublin by 3am. I moaned once more while I plodded on to the train.

Week 17 5060 By Aidan

Date: 20th of January 5060

Dear Diary,

Today the strangest thing happened. I was having a few friends over and we were going to the park. On the way there we passed this weird yellow thing. We all got off our flying scooters and started to walk around it. It was like it had made us come over. When we passed a shop we decided to go inside instead of going to the park. I bought a few globbies and frigors and then we left. On the way back the same thing happened but only my friends walked over to the yellow thing. When they came back their eyes were red they were dribbling and they wouldn’t talk to me.

Bye Dear Diary.

We will talk again tomorrow.


Week 16 Mt Everest By Aidan

As I walked into the base camp cameras flashed and people cheered. I was going to be one of the first up Everest. I put on my furry fur-lined coat and walked over to the monk. I could hear the news in the background and a reporter saying how nobody has climbed Everest and survived. A monk gave me his blessing while I got into a black vehicle. I was only getting driven up the mountain road until it ended so I asked the driver to turn on some music. Finally the van came to a halt. For a split second, there was absolute silence, I got out of the car and slowly made my way up to camp 1…

Weeek 15 Robot Plot By Aidan

I sprinted down cherry lane and took a left at Brigid’s cross.

” Which way to the shops” it panted in a metallic voice.

“That’s a peculiar friend you have there” said the man.

“Err…yes” I replied.

“The shops are on Main street little guy” he told the robot.

“Thank you” I shouted as I swiftly turned around the corner.

“When we arrived at the shop I ran straight into Penny’s but the robot shuffled up to the ice-cream parlour and ordered a sundae.

“Come on robot get some disguises on” I bellowed.

When we had our disguises on we walked out to the vast area of the shopping centre while the cops ran in the door…

Week 14 Experiment XII by Aidan

“Come on John we need to get out of here- there’s a red alert” roared Andy over the alarm.

“What about the bees? We can’t just leave them here or else they’ll mutate” replied John.

“Leave them if you don’t want to die” roared Andy.

John swiftly leaped over the work table knocking over the cage with the bees in it before sprinting out the door. From outside the building there was a deafening buzz to be heard.

“The queen bee has mutated into it’s full size and is capable of destroying the town” shouted John.

“Don’t worry- bees won’t harm unless they are harmed” said Andy…


Week 13 ARCUM by Aidan

“Road trip” shouted my dad.

“What do you mean?” I queried.

“I mean we are going on a road trip” said dad.

“Yay” squealed my little brother Tony.

“This is going to be so boring” I groaned as I boldly got in the car.

Suddenly I noticed something written on my brothers bag -it read ARCUM in big bold letters.

“Dad what’s ARCUM?”

“I don’t know” he said “now get in the car.”

My mom and dad sighed at each other and a fox flew past the window. “Wow I didn’t Know they could fly”…

Week 12 The Elephant by Aidan

…As the sweet sound of a violin floated into my ear I slumped down in my chair. “Play a little louder!” I shouted.

I kept on listening until I saw something on the left hand wall –  it seemed like a purple elephant freshly painted. Everybody at the concert looked happy but I was curious. I slowly walked over to the wall wondering what would happen until FLASH…

“Hello anybody here “I shouted but  only my echo replied. I took a look around and it kind of looked like a zoo. It was like a whole different dimension…

The Voyage by Aidan

“Everybody under deck!” dad shouted over the sea.

What was supposed to be a family fun trip, turned into a nightmare. Our yacht rocked and swayed over waves.

“I said everybody under!” bellowed dad once again.

“Zara” I roared out at her “come on.”

Suddenly in a flash, she had fallen into the roaring seas. I jumped in after her and swam like a swordfish gliding through the water I wasn’t going to lose my sister. Every stroke I took she got closer but the boat didn’t – it was carried away by a wave. As I grasped onto Zara’s hand I knew she was having trouble breathing but in an instant, she caught her breath.

As we bobbed in the ocean we saw a small rock island we both clambered on straight away Zara started drifting off.

“Don’t fall asleep!” I sobbed.

There was a ship sailing towards us over the horizon but if we fell asleep we couldn’t shout but she was out cold as soon as I said the words and so was I…

“Where are we? ” I whispered to Zara. It seemed that we were on a fairy tale ship  -one of the massive pirate ships you would see in a movie.

“It doesn’t matter where you are- it matters what you are,” replied a crooked voice.

“Right now and forever you’re my servants – so go and swab the deck you scurvy sea dogs,” he said in a hostile voice.

“I think he wants us to clean the front floor of his ship,” said Zara.

“Wow I never knew you were fluent in pirate gibberish” I chuckled.

“I told ye to swab the deck -now get on with it and call me Captain!” he snapped.

We started mopping as fast as we could “get a move on”…

Week 10 War by Aidan

The bomb shells flew everywhere. The peculiar stench of smoke and decay wafted through the air. You could hear the rat-ta-tat-tat from miles away. I sprinted along the trenches to the opening to take a peak at what was happening. Bodies lying everywhere, loved ones hearts broken because of this war.

As I walked closer I noticed four legs. Suddenly a horse galloped out of the vast area of no mans land with a red bay gleaming so bright it nearly blinded me. I was in a quandary -not knowing if I should get the horse or not. Suddenly an idea popped into my head. I held up a white tissue and shouted “stop firing”…

Week 9 Halloween by Aidan

…Swiftly  I sprinted across the rooftops. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but I had to do it if I wanted to live.

“Decorations these days” I whispered to myself while leaping over a giant spider and slipping on a leg.

“I hope this roof is robust” I chuckled to a pumpkin.

I lost my step while laughing and fell on top of the pumpkin. Then I realised there were two- one was purple and the other was orange. The orange one spoke first in a menacing voice saying “hey watch your step boy” “yeah” said the other not knowing what was happening. I fainted off the roof…

“But what happens next grandpa?” “Yeah” joined in the others. “I can’t remember because of my fall, now go to sleep kids I’ll see you in the morning”.

Week 7 Truth or Dare by Aidan

Every year on the night before Halloween my friends and I do truth or dare beside the abandoned bakery. As you can probably guess most of the dares were to go inside and one time I had to go in.

When I stepped into the house I heard the creak of the floorboard underneath me. My heart pounding like a drum I knew someone was in here. “Not funny,” I said as Sarah walked up behind me making a scary noise. “Well, I thought It was” she whispered. “The space in this place is limitless,” I said while creaking open another door.

Then I felt sharp claws dig into my back and I saw an unforgettable face. The blood trickled out my back.” Help me up,” I beckoned Sarah. “But where did it go,” she said…

Week 6 The Vikings by Aidan

As the bell rang, pandemonium rushed through the streets. The Vikings were there and everybody knew it. The ship docked in and you could hear the roar of the Vikings. I raced towards the top of the round tower gathering all the gold and gems. While I hauled it on my back I realised it was much heavier than I expected. Every time I took a step I stumbled to the ground. Sprawling across the steps I got nowhere. I took a peek at my predicament while the Vikings edged on me. I felt a sharp pain strike my back and I knew I was done for…


Week 5 Long Legasus by Aidan

I have been researching for years but still, nobody believes that Long Legs is real. Long Legs is a creature that visits one lucky kid in the middle of the night every ten years and one year that kid was me.

Ever since, I have been obsessed with Long Legs and now I am thirty-three. I was on my holidays in Missouri, USA when I found the second Long Legs. He was a lot taller than the other one and he also had a body so I named him Long Legasus.

Week 4 The child by Aidan

What was I thinking -saying that we should stop to rob a gas station? The alarm went off and the kid started crying. As I peered into the boot I realised he was only little. He whispered to me through his sobs “Hello Mister Big Man”.

I felt pity for the child so I replied: “Hello, what is your teddy’s name?” “Teddy’s name is Bobo,” he told me. The kid was so cute I needed to get him back to his house before the gang came out. I started the car and fumbled with wires when it just wouldn’t take off. I saw the gang running up to the car and it finally started. It let out a screech as I drove off …leaving the gang for the cops…


Week 3 The Mountain by Aidan

I dragged my bicycle to the front of the mountain while Tom plodded beside me. We hadn’t even started going up the mountain and we were exhausted. When we got to the front there was a sign and we were warned about how hard it was but we kept on going anyways.

At lunch time we ravenously ate our food. I grabbed the water bottle and noticed that Tom had guzzled down all the water greedily. Desperate for a drink we went on. As we crawled towards the top, the yellow sun shone on us.

” I can’t go any longer,” I said as I pummelled my bag “Me neither,” said Tom…

Week 2 The Tower by Aidan

“I can’t wait to go on the tower -it’s the tallest ride in the theme park,” said Tom as they waited in the queue.

“I can’t wait either –  it is going to be so much fun”.

When it was our turn we walked on to the platform and got in our seats. Tom was a bit scared so I told him that the ride is completely robust. It started to go up and I let out a squeal of excitement.

Then it started spinning and everyone below was looking up. We were shooting up like a rocket until we got to the top. I was so happy that I didn’t notice the loose screw… Then everything stopped and screams were heard below us as we fell…

Experiment X by Aidan

Today is the day- I finally am able to shrink an elephant and make it purple at the same time! I have all the ingredients ready –  all I need is an elephant oh I forgot … I got one last Thursday.

First I put in the rabbits’ bones, then the seahorses and after the avocado. When all the ingredients were in the pot I stirred and stirred until it started to turn orange. I got a test tube and filled it up with orange ooze. I brought in the elephant and started to poor and it worked it really worked. While jumping around the orange spilled all over me and now I am on the ground tiny and alone…