Week 34 The Party By Jack

One night I was at my cousin’s 18 birthday party. It was awesome and lasted all night.

The next day after the party had finished I went around helping clean up when I spotted a glass of water on the table I thought “YES” because I was parched and really wanted a drink and I thought it was one of my many glasses of water that I had last night so I rushed over and drank it down greedily. This was where my troubles began.  My mom saw me and said, “Oh Mister, you are in so much trouble – what do you think you are doing drinking vodka?”

“This is vodka?” I said staring at the glass “It looked just like a glass of water”…

Week 28 Project Pollution

So yesterday our teacher asked us to do a project on pollution and I thought hmmm? What if I put in a paragraph of me talking about a polluted area … that is sure to get me straight A’s.

When I went home and I googled polluted places on earth in Ireland especially in Cork. It showed me a forest alongside a place called Kanturk that had burnt down due to all of the toxic fumes.  That’s near where I live so I rushed out the door and found the place.

Suddenly I heard a rustling of leaves and tiny feet tapering along the ground and got knocked out a second later by a branch swung down on my head. The last thing I remember was being carried along the ground by little elves…then I woke up in my own bed at home …

Week 26 School Fight By Jack

It was a Monday and as usual it was a bad Monday but it wasn’t bad just because it was the start of the school  week- on  this special day there was a fight.

It started during Irish class.  Jerry started making fun of Tom but Tom was sick of it so at break time Tom started throwing punches.  Of course we were a class boys and nobody was helping Tom nor Jerry – we all just gathered around and started chanting fight , fight , fight.

After 2 minutes of them fighting still no teacher came so I decided to break it up because Jerry looked like he had a broken nose and Tom had a big bruise on his chin.  I told my friend to hold Tom and I’d hold Jerry so my friend went behind Tom and caught his two wrists and got him to the ground.  I did the same but when I was trying to get him down he tripped me, twisted around and punched me in the ribs as I was falling.

As I got up  I think Jerry saw the look in my eye because he started saying sorry really quickly but I was so cross that  I gave him a bruise on the chin.

Week 24 A box by Jack

One day I was walking home from my friend’s birthday party when I noticed a box made of cardboard on the footpath and of course I bent down to pick it up. On the side of it, it said Raymandos Great Circus and on the other side of it, it said Danger do not open.  But of course, I opened it and it was empty.  What a surprise!

But little did I know,  I had unleashed a danger on the whole world.

Week 23 Unlucky By Jack

It was a hot spring day and Pat was working on the tiles of a house.  After a while Pat decided to ask the owner of the house he was working on could he have a bottle of water.  The owner said yes and Pat set off to work again.  He climbed up his red ladder onto the roof and started working. Pat thought he forgot to pay the owner for the water so he hopped down off the ladder and ran to the front door and knocked.

” I’m so sorry,” he told the owner as he gave the owner the coins.

” It’s ok,” the owner said, “you didn’t need to pay me.”

“Oh my word -you are sinking into the pavement- I forgot to tell you it had just been set – now it’s ruined.  You are fired!” the owner screamed.

” I’m sorry…” Pat began but before he could finish his apology he was shoved out the door.  Pat just walked away sadly.

Week 22 The Roaming Restaurant By Jack

One afternoon I was walking home from school when I noticed something strange –  in place of Mrs.Miller’s cafe, there was a new restaurant. I wondered what had happened but I was too tired from a long day of school to be able to think straight.

When I got home I told my Mam what I saw and asked if we could go there the following day to eat and she agreed.

When we got there at 5 o clock the next day I ordered chips with vinegar. The meal came ten mins later and all I could think in my head while I was eating my chips was that I was never coming back there again as the vinegar was too sharp.

Week 21 A Bear By Jack

One day a little boy called John was walking home from school . His teddy bear was in his hand . Now John was in 5th grade and it was his first day . His teddy bear called Bear was his best friend .

Suddenly a group of 7th graders jumped out from behind a bin in an alley and started mocking him because of the bear calling him thing like baby and wimp.

“STOP IT” yelled John “he’s my friend” and ran off. When John was 3 blocks from his house he looked at Bear and threw him on the ground.  After that he walked slowly and drearily away.

When he got home his mother noticed that he didn’t have Bear in his hand and looked troubled.  “What’s …” but that was all she could say before John stormed up the stairs to his room and shut the door with a bang.

And while all this was happening one of the girls who had been bullying John saw Bear on the front pavement of her house where John had thrown him down.

“Oh No!” she said.  “I’ve been horrid.”

So she picked up Bear and ran to John’s house, put Bear on the doorstep, knocked on the door and ran away. John opened the door 6 seconds later and saw him there.

“Oh Bear , thank goodness you’ve come home”.

Week 20 Haunted House By Jack

It was 3:25 a.m. and my friends and I were about to go to an abandoned house in. The house we were going to was said to be haunted and my friends were going. I didn’t want to be left out so I went too.

When we got there I heard a tune and it was coming from the basement but it wasn’t a nice soft tune,  it was completely out of tune.  It sounded like a baby trying to play the piano.

“I’m outta here,” I said and ran towards the door but it slammed by itself before I got there.  “We’re trapped,” I gasped and then we heard footsteps coming up the stairs from the basement. ” HIDE!” whispered Rory.

Week 18 A Mysterious figure By Jack

One day in Sydney, Australia a mysterious cloud appeared. The cloud was coloured yellow, blue, red, green, purple and white. Suddenly there was the crack of thunder and a dazzling bolt of lightning struck the ground.
And in the exact spot where the lightning struck stood a figure like a human being except frozen still and all the colours that were in the cloud were covering it.
Everyone around the figure stared at it in awe but that was their mistake. Then without warning, a menacing little girl skipped over to the figure.
“Mommy -look at this thing,” the little girl called out chuckling.
“Honey,” called the little girl’s mother ” Get away from it.”
But it was too late.  She was frozen still.
“Run!” Someone shouted, “And don’t look at them.”

Week 17 Missing By Jack

“Granda, did you hear this a little girl called Ellie was reported missing 2 hrs ago? ” yelled Bob because his granda was half deaf.
” But how could she just disappear ?” said Bob’s granda in a low tone .
“Dunno Granda -wait -they are showing a picture  of her.”
” Holy guacamole! Granda she looks like the girl we saw on the side of the road this morning  – ooh, and whoever finds this girl will be rewarded 1 million euro  because her parents are rich and this is the number you call if you find her –  it’s 086 9561 233.”
“Let’s go fetch her the Bob and get that money.”

Week 16 TROUBLE by Jack

So you have all heard of Fortnite –  yes – well this isn’t a true story.
One day a guy was walking to his seat in the epic games code room for Fortnite. He sat down and started typing as usual but this guy was tired that day and he wrote a wrong bit of code.  He accidentally broke Fortnite! So no one could play it and of course, his boss noticed before he did because he was getting a lot of complaints from streamers so he told the guy to fix what he had done and leave the room when he was done because he was fired. The guy was angry as he had only made one mistake.
So he did what he was told but before he left the room he poured a bottle of pink bubbles into the room until it was empty. Then he threw the bottle at his boss and hopped onto his fellow coder’s bike and cycled away as quick as he could.

Week 13 Kanturk v Mallow By Jack

It was a dull day when the two teams were about to collide on Mallow’s home ground. I was a Kanturk man and  I was going out there to beat Mallow in rugby.

In the first half, they were beating us. We had more possession and more passes and tackles but they got in a lucky try from their best player, Darren. To be fair it was a good run and he broke through our defenses because we weren’t paying attention. But they were exhausted at that stage.

In the second half we caught back up with them and I scored the winning try with 30 seconds left to go. My friend Rory ripped the ball from a Mallow player and threw it to me and I knew then what I had to do. I broke into a sprint and ran down the pitch as fast as my two legs could carry me and sprinted past all their players and with 5 seconds left I crossed the line and put the ball down. I won us the game – the Munster cup.  The Kanturk supporters screamed as loud as a stampede of elephants running at 100 miles per hour. I became famous and three years later I started playing for Ireland.

Week 12 WAIT WHAT!!! By Jack

Three weeks ago I was on television. My brother and I were skydiving off a plane and it turned out we were being filmed although we did not notice it at the time. We were about to become famous for pulling the most dangerous skydive move of all time.  We were bamboozled because we didn’t even think the stunt was that dangerous because our dad had showed us how to skydive and he was a natural.

By the time we got back home, we seemed to be on the television.  There were videos of us all over the internet and all over RTE news saying :

“Daredevil brothers pull off most dangerous skydive stunt of all time.”

The Gate To The Secret Garden

Slowly Ann Stepped into the secret garden…

Ann is now 98 years old. She is my great grandmother.  Once she told me a story about what happened to her when she was 6 years old.

She said:

“When I was 6 years old there was a garden as big as a jungle and my brother Andrew kicked the ball in there so I, as usual, had to get it and open the creaky gate into the garden. (Mind you my mother told me never to go in there because a bitter old man lived in there.)

Anyway as I opened the gate  I heard howls of pain come from somewhere distant in the garden so I hurried quickly over to get the ball.

I picked up the ball and ran toward the gate and there standing at the gate with my brother in his grasp was an obviously angry barely alive old man. I mean you could see his bones through his skin and then without warning he ran at me with inhuman speed.  I ran to a tree and climbed it as quickly as I could. Gasping for breath I sat on a branch definetley confused.  I wondered how he was so fast and how I was going to save my brother and get out of there.

Just then I saw the old man walking around a tree trunk looking for me and then I noticed that his ears were pointy.

Bewildered I shouted, “AN ELF!”

And just guess who heard me?  The elf – I jumped off the branch landing on a few enourmous leaves that broke my fall on the way to the garden floor but it wasn’t enough and when I landed the impact knocked me unconscious…And when I awoke I realised it was only a dream.”

“That wasn’t a true story, Nana,” I said

“Ah young Luke, it is – if you use your imagination.”

Week 10 A Day At The Zoo By Jack

It was an ordinary day at the zoo or so I thought when Boom! George the gorilla crashed through the yellow bricks they were going to use for his new cage.

He was running pretty fast  -faster than I have ever seen him run in his life after a teenage boy who had thrown a banana skin at him while he had been eating.

George chased him out of the zoo towards the boy’s mum’s car. The boy hopped into the car and shouted at his mum to drive. But he was too late George had the gripped onto the back bumper of the car and was stopping them from driving away. But luckily I got there just in time and stopped George from ripping them to shreds.


Week 4 The Three Torturers By Jack

Tom was heading home from a hard day of work at the agency. As he was walking he was reading the front page of the Daily times and it was about a tomb of some sort…

“Reporters say that the tomb of the torturers has been discovered by Dr Bravestone and his sidekick Sir Armstrong. They have already made it through the tomb to the masks of the three torturers without activating any booby traps.  They say that there are three masks – of a bull, a horse and a goat.  Dr. Bravestone put on the mask of the bull and  Sir Armstrong put on the goat. Although their whereabouts are currently unknown we urge no one to try and retrieve the horse mask .”

“Honey,” Tom said when he got home “Come and read this.”

Week 3 A Close One by Jack

“Come on quick or we’ll miss the train,” I said thundering down the stairs roaring at my mother to stop doing her makeup and come on.

“We’re going to be late,” I roared again.

“Coming !” said my mum in an almost musical note as she clambered to pick up her handbag and run down the stairs.

“Let’s go,” mum said as she opened the front door, ran out and started the car .

We arrived at the train station and the first thing we heard – Choo! choo! – “Come on quickly,”  said mum “or we’ll miss it.”

We ran up the flight of steps and lunged into the train as the doors started to close.

“Phew! “I gasped for breath after running up those steps but it seemed to be going backwards.

Week 2 An Alligator Whistle by Jack

Eoghan was in school and it was a Monday.  His wretched teacher was giving them a pile of work and Eoghan wanted to get out as soon as he could so he took his alligator whistle that he had got in a cereal box that morning out of his pocket and at break time –


He blew the whistle. Nothing happened.  He looked at the mauve coloured whistle and shoved it back into his pocket.

After break time he was inside doing some really tricky maths when he heard screams.  He looked out of the window and saw alligators – hundreds of them climbing up the walls and into the school.

“Oh no!” Eoghan shrieked as the whole school was in pandemonium.

“What have I done?”

Week 1 Cornered By Jack

The giant had cornered me I had nowhere to go.

I had stolen the giants gold, time and time again and it had made me famous and rich.

But how could I have been so foolish to keep stealing from a giant? What was I thinking?

But now he has caught me.  He has cornered me in the town park between two walls. As he pulls a tree right out of the ground about to squash me flat, I know I’m about to meet the fate that I deserve…

Week 37 Emergency By Jack

It had been raining all morning and my by baby sister was beginning to be a bit cranky. My mom was trying to calm her down but she just kept on crying. I was getting a bit annoyed as well because our internet was not great and I was trying to play a little bit of Fortnite before the internet went ZAP …I sighed.

Just then I heard the crack of thunder and the sky lit up for a split second.

“LUCAS!” I heard my brother scream. “Call the  fire brigade.”

I grabbed my phone and ran into the kitchen and then I saw it …our back garden was on fire.

I dialled 999 as fast as I could – told them the situation and where I lived and before long we were all safe.

Week 35 Crisis by Jack

“What happened?” he said to another guard.

“I don’t know,” he said “but I think someone’s after breaking out of Alcatraz…”

It was a lovely summer morning …well not really because she was in jail.

“Hey Rudy,” she said.

“What’s up?… actually Laura, come here.”

“What is it Rudy? said Laura.

“There is word going around that Spike has a plan to break out tonight,” said Rudy. “But he is obviously going to get caught so when he breaks out and all the guards go running after him…  I’m getting out of here.”

“I’m going with you,” said Laura.

“Well it’s settled then -we’re getting out tonight.”

The night came and Rudy and Laura broke out.  Rudy used his sleeping pills to put the crocodiles to sleep they both used their bed sheets to make a rope to get over the wall but they were halfway up the wall when Laura said “Rudy I don’t think I can do this.”

“YES you can,” said Rudy.

“Ok  I’ll try.

They got over the wall and they swam to shore however she could not believe what she had done.


Week 33 Two Horse Chestnuts By Jack

Legend tells of an old tree with two horse chestnuts hanging from it. It is said that if you eat the right horse chestnut you will become a God but if you eat the wrong one you will become a horse.

Ben is a 12-year old that has become a god from the horse chestnut and his favourite thing to do is make people do whatever he wants. But things are about to change very soon…

“Mom! make me a burger,” screamed Ben. ” Yes Ben right away.”

Boom! “Ah mom what was that?”

“Me,” said Zeus” and I have come to give you some manners.”

Week 32 FBI By Jack

Tick, tock, tick tock

“Rider get out of there –  the bomb will explode in  30 seconds.” “I got this,” said John Rider after he disarmed the last bomb

Back at HQ, I was told to kill a man called Yassen Gregorivich. My Instructor said something about a house and a park but I didn’t understand the instructions.

I assumed he meant to say set up my sniper rifle in the house and kill him in the park but I must have been wrong because when I got to the house and  went in I saw Yassen by the fire with a silenced semi automatic pistol in hand.

“Wrong house,”  he said and … BANG

Week 31 Jack The Jolly Giraffe By Jack

Jack is a jolly giraffe when other animals are around but when he is on his own he is a jolly jaguar. This is inexplicable and at the same time, he is very affable.

He can use a supersonic roar and can camouflage. He loves Bertie and the bumbling bees and their honey and he hates the Lord of Nulth. He loves swimming in the pink lake and he hates Conor the King Croc.

He also likes helping to defend the night zoo whenever the voids attack. He is the only one of his kind after Nulth destroyed his village.

Week 27 The black out by jack


“Aarrgghh it will never work  – blast it!”

“Grandad calm down.”

“I’m sorry Ellie – I just can’t seem to get it to work. ”

“You will get it to work, Granddad  -you just need patience. ”


“A rraadhhh – now the electricity is out! Ellie you will have to get the mice.”

So Ellie rummaged through the garage to get the mice to power the electricity by running while her cantankerous grandad ate a peanut butter sandwich.

And although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress to generate electricity.

Week 26 Gold Coins By Jack

Oh no! looks like Darren has been up to his usual shenanigans.

“Oh Boy that was heavy all gold coins. It probably weighed 10 tons -thank god there were three of us to carry it.”

“Stop being such a wimp Darren.”

“He said the case was tiny and thin but the coins were worth it. They’re so Yellow and shiny.  Carl stop doing that  – you will make everybody suspicious.”

Just then Carl pulled out a gun and shouted: “FBI YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!”

“This is hopeless,” said Darren “now we’ll never get out.”

“No Darren you won’t .”

Week 25 : Bang by Jack

Sirens blared as I walked home from school. It was Friday and I had until 6 O’clock to get home and it was only 4 plus I lived right around the corner from the school so I decided to follow the Police cars and see what was going on.

When I got to the scene I saw a man on top of a building holding a gun – it looked like he was threatening a family to give him money or he would shoot their child. That’s not right I thought and decided to stand up to the man but then I wondered how I was going to get up there? All the doors and windows were boarded up.

But then it struck me – there was a rope ladder at the back hidden away by the leaves of a tree. Without thinking I climbed up the ladder and when I got to the top I picked up a rock on the roof and knocked the man out. I saved the day. When I got home my mom asked me if I had heard of the boy who was brave enough to stand up to a man with a gun?
“Yeah, mom – yeah I have.”

Week 24 : The Cup in the Ground by Jack

One day I was walking to school when I decided to take the shortcut through the woods. The woods were a very dark place and an old woman well into her 80s still lived in the woods. She was very scary.

One time my friends and I were playing truth or dare and my friend Gavan dared me to knock on the cottage door. When I knocked on the door the woman answered it and asked me if I wanted a lollipop. I said yes and she gave me a piece of grass. I dropped the grass and ran like the wind back to my friends.

On this day I noticed her crying on her doorstep. Then I saw it – a dead cat on her windowsill and loads of cups and saucers scattered around her over grown garden. But there was one cup in particular that caught my eye – it was a huge china cup stuck in the grass.

What had happened?