Week 38: The last Speech: By Liam A

It was a dull day. The bombings sirens were still going off.  There was a letter sent out to every house in the town.  On each one of them, there was a gold stamp with the letter M on it.  When I opened it, it was from the mayor. He said for us all to be in the hall for the last speech. The Mayor was as fat as an elephant so everyone called him “The Elephant” but he didn’t mind. After a while, we got to the hall and the Elephant delivered his speech. “Now people I know this has been very scary but… BANG!!!

A bomb had hit the hall there were about 500 hundred people in it and not one lived.

Week 37: The lost Egyptian: By Liam A

It was a scorching day in the Sahara. My Dad and I were explorers and we have put historical animals in the natural history museum in Dublin.

As we packed our tents into our bags, I saw a tiny triangular shape under us. We brushed away the sand and saw a yellow block. It was a pyramid we took out our shovels and dug. My dad studied pyramids for years and he knew that the entrance was near the top.

We got in and saw a light leading to a tomb. We followed the light and saw gold and a viola.  As we searched we saw an ancient mummy.  It was amazing… That was when we noticed it was the lost Egyptian.

Week 35: My Dog is a superdog: By liam A

It was a warm day and my dog and I went for a walk in the forest.  As we approached the lake, we heard a man screaming HELP.

Suddenly my dog’s ears flicked up and he ran to the lake. We saw the man; he was drowning. That was when my dog jumped into the air and I let go of the lead. As I looked on, I saw him swim across the lake like some sort of super-dog.  Then he grabbed the man’s hood and dragged him out of the lake.

After that day he was awarded the dog of the year.

The Superhero From Cork: By Liam A

It was another cruel and dangerous day. Another one of Cork’s building down again. “This isn’t right,” said Colin, as he stroked the back of his trusted friend Spot, the dog. There has to be something done to stop this mayhem. Colin went to school where the windows were blackened and the yard was burning slowly every day. It was nightmarish for Colin.

But Colin has a secret. When school is over Colin isn’t Colin. He is “Nightgazer”. He is cape is indestructible and his armour protects him from Falcon’s pulsar lasers. Every day he and his archenemy, Falcon, the cause of this destruction, would fight gruesome battles. Colin only wants everyone to be happy but Falcon wants the whole of Cork in his evil grip.

Once, Colin nearly trapped Falcon but he evaded capture with his teleportation machine.  Falcon increased his powers and returned. This time this fight was going to be the last but was this to be a win for Nightgazer or for Falcon? Falcon had fashioned a deadly new weapon, The Golden Arrow, the only weapon that could penetrate Colin’s armour.

They entered the Shandon steeple where this final showdown was going to take place. Each step Colin ascended, echoed through the building. He reached the top.  He looked down at the empty streets and the burning buildings. He was saddened and angered by what Falcon had done to his beloved city on the banks of the Lee. He ran up the steps and kicked the door down and saw Falcon waiting,  his two golden wings coming out of his back and his red laser eye. Colin approached.  He hesitated as he spotted a gold flash of the razor-sharp edge of this deadly device he had never encountered before, The Golden Arrow.

For the first time in his life Colin felt unsure but he knew he was the only hope that Cork had left. He had to conquer his fear. The hurling heroes of the past flashed into his mind. Colin ran towards Falcon but quickly Falcon put his hand out and lifted Colin straight off the ground and threw him against the Shandon bells. Falcon was stronger than ever and lifted the Golden Arrow to annihilate Nightgazer.

Suddenly Spot appeared out of nowhere, grabbed Falcon’s arm, the arrow missed, Colin took his chance, he got up. He had a surprise of his own. From under his cape he produced a silver pistol that shot a silver bullet, the only metal that Falcon was defenseless against. There was however only one bullet. He couldn’t afford to miss. He got up, took aim, his hand was shaking, he took the shot. The bullet lodged in  Falcon’s armour. The armour turned to ashes and Falcon’s superpowers drained away.

The silver had worked. Falcon was no more. Colin looked down, a crowd had gathered below. They clapped and cheered. Cork city life could return to normal. Colin rang out the “Bells of Shandon” and Corkonians could do “Panna” again.


Week 34: The Mutated Raccoon: By Liam A

It was a dark evening – the sky was a fiery orange colour. I was sitting in the chair by my desk. Suddenly I saw a box move around on the road. I watched it carefully and saw it bang into our bins. Then I saw two red eyes look out from under the box. It was a black and white animal. I looked it up online and it said it was a raccoon but none of the raccoons in the picture had red eyes. Then I saw blood paw prints on the path. And that was when it came out of the box. It hit off a leaf and turned it into ashes. Suddenly my mum screamed.

Week 33: The Shadow Man: By Liam A

It was a dark night, nothing but the sound of crickets lurking in the hedges. But I had a feeling it wasn’t just crickets out there. Every now and then a shadow would catch the shine of the light.

Someone was walking outside.

Then I heard the creak of doors opening and I saw everyone’s parents walk onto the street. Suddenly, they all lined up in perfect order. Then something rose up from the road. It was like a shadow in an immaculate suit and perfectly polished shoes. As I looked away I saw the shadow move closer. I looked away and the deafening screams echoed through the cold night.

Week 32: The Midnight Thieves: By Liam A

It was a very quiet night –  a perfect night for a robbery. My Granny and I met in the town square and planned to rob the jewelry shop.

My family is fanatic about robberies- it runs in the family.

After a while, we reached the shop and we saw a robust-looking diamond perched on the window. Granny got out a laser and cut a perfect hole in the glass. We sprayed around the diamond and saw loads of lasers. We climbed through the hole and broke all of the switches in the fuse box.

The diamond was ours, we ran back and took it immediately. Then we disappeared into the night.

Week 31: The Mysterious Witches: By Liam A

It was a cold and wet night. And I was out in the woods looking for my dog that got lost three weeks ago. When I was out on my walk I heard barking- it sounded a lot like my dog so I followed the noise. Then suddenly I fell and saw my dog was injured. I wanted to help him but suddenly there was a cackle. I looked up and saw three brooms flying across the huge moon -they were witches. I moved closer to my dog and then I found my dog and I were floating and on the ground again. I lifted my dog and ran home. After that day they call them, The Mysterious Witches.

Week 30: The Secret Base: By Liam A

It was a lovely day, the sun was out and it was really hot. We were having a barbecue in the garden. While we were waiting we were playing soccer in the garden. We would kick the ball back and forth and shoot as hard as we could. After a while we went for a cycle and we saw a sign saying do not pass. Just then, the chains on the bikes broke. Then there was a big hole we went down and saw a lab.  There was a black flower in a box that was floating.  We looked closer but suddenly we felt two bags slip over our heads…

Week 26: The Lego soldiers: By Liam A

It was a long war and we were tired of it by now.  My friends and I were getting really bad headaches from the crackle of guns. But one day we were plodding along the long old trench and found a man that turned one of the enemies into lego. And suddenly he took out a robust-looking wand and shouted:


For once there was silence. My friends and I peeped out of the trench and saw that all the enemies were turned into lego. After awhile all of the soldiers ran over and thanked the wizard.

Now all of the lego soldiers are in our city. They are a famous monument.

Week 25: The Bank: By Liam A

It was a cold night and the sky was pitch black. I had my biggest robbery yet. I was going to steal the new golden banana in the bank. I was nervous and was watching the clock tick away and suddenly it struck twelve midnight. I plodded along and got to my old damaged car. After a while, I got to the bank. I took out my laser and made a circle in the window. I got in and saw the banana. I took out my spray and found the lasers. I jumped over them and got to the banana. It was really heavy. Suddenly it slipped out of my hands and I heard the sirens.

”Guess I’m going to jail…again.”

Week 24: The rescue: By Liam A

It was a bright sunny day and my friends and I decided to go for a hike. After a while we were all set to go for a hike. I brought the food and my friends brought the hiking gear. After a half an hour drive we finally got to the cliffs.

There was a vast amount of people climbing the mountain and one person I noticed was my one nemesis, Alex Rubert. He always thought he was better than everyone but suddenly he slipped. I ran up the hill to help him.

”Hold on” I shouted.

”I’m trying to hold on” he shouted back.

Suddenly his hand slipped…

Week 23: The Forbidden House: By Liam A

It was a cold winter day my friends and I were outside playing soccer when we saw a man walking into the old house next door. That was when I came up with a cunning plan. If we could sneak into the house we could figure out what that man was doing in there.

We were waiting until he came out and that was when we would strike. Eventually the door opened and he walked out. We walked across the road and we took no notice of the sign that said Keep Out. We climbed in the window and saw everything was robust-looking but the house on the outside looked like it was going to fall down… that was when the house began to crumble…

Week 22: The old house: By Liam A

It was a year after my grandad died and we were all trying to keep his house in the best condition. Every day I would walk down and go inside. I would have a look at my old room and the vast number of teddies on my bed. And eventually I would walk into my grandad’s room and a tear would roll down my cheek.

Suddenly the doorbell rang. I walked downstairs and saw a man outside looking down the street. I opened the door and looked down the street too, there was a huge fire coming towards us. We had to get out of there as we ran down the street. I looked back and saw my grandad’s house in flames.

Week 20: The War: By Liam A

It was a brutal battle but it wasn’t over yet. Every day the gunshots would get closer to the trenches. Every day we would hear the crackle of machine guns and the screams of pain. As my friends and I crouched down and plodded along the trench we could hear people outside. They were Germans. We loaded our guns and BANG!!! They were dead.

That was the first person I killed and I didn’t want to do it again. Suddenly there was a whistle in the air – it was a strange object. As it flew towards us I couldn’t see what it was. Suddenly I realised it was a missile.

”GET DOWN” I screamed.

But it was too late…

Week 19: The Invasion: By Liam A

It was a cold winter day and there was commotion around the village. Soldiers were running around telling people to get inside. After a while I got to the shops. Although it was Saturday all the shops were closed. As I made my way home there was a vast number of helicopters in the sky.

That was when I became very scared. I started to speed up and suddenly a fireball came crashing down and landed a few inches away from me. Eventually I saw a light. Then suddenly an alien pounced out and started speaking in a different language.

I ran away and it ran after me. I was really scared…

Week 18: The Bank Robbery: By Liam A

It was night and our gang was outside the bank. This had to go well. Surprisingly I saw my one and only nemesis standing in an alleyway trying to rob the bank. We lock picked the door and got in. We saw the jewels in a bulletproof case so we took out our lasers and pointed them at the glass. We cut a perfect circle and took the jewels. Then the alarm went off. We ran out and got into the van. We started to drive but it is going so slow I thought we were definitely going to get caught.




Week 17: The Golden Bike: By Liam A

It was a dark night. All of my family were asleep. I snuck out of the house and cycled down to the bank.  They had gotten a new statue – it was a solid gold bike.

As I slowly walked up the ladder leading to the roof I saw flashing blue lights heading towards the bank.  Someone must have seen me. When I reached the glass roof I smashed the glass and jumped into the bank. I got the bike and ran out the back door.

When I got home there were guards outside my door. I attached the bike onto a pole and ran but then the guards saw me I was in a lot of trouble.

Week 16: The Alien Attack: By Liam A

It was a stormy day and my mom and I were going to my granny and grandad’s house.  I was playing calming music in the car. As we slowly climbed the hill we saw a flying vehicle in the sky.

When we reached the top of the hill there was commotion around the town – people were running across the road with furry blue aliens chasing them. Suddenly everything stopped and all the aliens stared at our car. It was almost as if they were attracted to the light.  Mom went to reverse down the hill but the aliens stopped the car. We were surrounded.

Was this to be the end?

Week 15: The Talking Dog: By Liam A

It was a sunny day and I was going down to the shops for ice-cream. On my way I saw a dog running towards me. I was scared because I wasn’t sure if it was going to attack me or not. When it was near me it was just smelling me but suddenly I heard a voice.

”Who said that?” I said.

“Down here,” the voice said again.

I looked down and the dog was speaking. I was so confused.

“Which way to the shops?” it panted.

I was speechless but after a while I told it and all it really wanted was water.

Week 14: The Golden Bees: Liam A

It was a pedestrian day and I was in the sitting room watching television. Suddenly I heard a loud buzzing noise coming from outside. I looked out the window and saw gold and robust bees flying into people’s houses. I ran outside and saw people running around the place erratically. After a while, there was an avalanche of queen bees that rose up over the hills. They were massive and they were flying over to the biggest building in the town. For some reason, they were attracted to it because of the yellow glow off it …  What was happening?

Week 13: The Best Christmas Ever: By Liam A

It was Christmas Eve and I couldn’t wait to get my presents in the morning. When I was asleep in my bed suddenly I heard a roar from some type of animal. I looked out the window and saw deer eating the grass in my garden. I ran down the stairs as fast as I could and put on my jacket and shoes. I grabbed the oats and ran over to the deer in the garden. I gave each deer a handful of oats but suddenly there was a shout and the deer flew  away. I didn’t realise they could fly.

The War: By Liam A

It started and there was no going back now. We have to get out of there or else we would end up like our mom and dad -dead. There was meant to be a boat coming into the pier at eight o’clock that night. There would be soldiers coming off and eventually we could sneak on and we wouldn’t be in danger anymore.

Meanwhile all my sister and I had to do was not get spotted. I knew we were in danger because if they found children they’d split them up and make the boys fight and the girls nurse. After a while, it was time for us to go. We got to the pier but the ship was gone – we were too late.

We ran as fast as we could to the cliff and saw the Turkish army coming. Their boat was massive and they had a lot more people. This was going to be a bloody battle so we had to get out of there. As we were standing on the edge of the cliff, the boat got closer and closer to land. We heard the shouts of the British and the screams of men in pain. It was hazardous standing out in the open so we had to go somewhere, where it was quiet and where nobody could see us.

Suddenly a big black cloud came from nowhere and then we saw erratic waves crashing against the rocks. We saw the Turkish boat turning and getting nearer to the rocks. Then we heard the march of soldiers and their guns firing at the boat.

Suddenly as my sister and I looked up and saw a piece of wood coming at us – it was too late  …Everything went black.

Week 11: The King: By Liam A

It was a sunny day and all the slaves were outside gardening apart from me. I asked the king why I wasn’t allowed to go outside and then he just ignored me and said get me some toast with my favourite marmite. I glided into the kitchen and poisoned the marmite. Then I gave it to the king.” No,” he said “I like marmite and this is certainly not marmite. You taste it.” I walked slowly over to the table. My heart was beating like a drum. I picked it up and took a bite and …dropped dead…

Week 10: The Gun :By Liam A

I have a dog called Buddy -he is a red retriever. I took him for a walk in the poppy fields. When Buddy and I were walking through our last field I noticed that Buddy was smelling the ground erratically. He was going back and forth and side to side. He stayed in one spot for at least five minutes. Suddenly he started digging – he was an avid digger. I looked in the hole and saw wood, then metal and then I saw a gun. It was an AK 47. I was in a quandary  -should I tell mom?  …I don’t know.

Week 9: The UFO: By Liam A

It was a pedestrian night and my brother and I were asleep in our room. Suddenly there was a big bang from outside. We looked out and saw a UFO. It was landed in the middle of our garden. Then a beam of light came from the bottom of it and strange objects came out of the UFO – one was orange and the other was green. Surprisingly they saw us straight away. We went to run but they were behind us. We were trapped – there was no way out. They stared at us and the orange one spoke first.

What was he saying?

I was scared  -very scared.

Week 7: Where Did It Go : By Liam A

There was police everywhere – we had no choice but to give up.  Surprisingly a girl in a car pulled up.  She bounced out and told us to get into the car – we ran for it. She drove as fast as the wheels on the car could go. After a while, she stopped and said to give her the diamond.  We had to because she saved us. I handed her the briefcase and she opened it. The diamond was inside it. She touched it and then it disappeared. “But where did it go? ” she shouted. This was bad -very bad.

Week 6: The mad scientist: By Liam A

My dad and I were in the lab. Dad was making something but I wasn’t sure what. I was a bit bamboozled with the way he was talking but I just didn’t listen. I was very bored but suddenly I saw a green slime that was moving. I walked over and opened the tin and it got out and was going crazy. Dad was furious. Suddenly I saw the slime covering my dad. I grabbed it but it was heavier than I expected but I managed to get it back into the tin. When I did dad thanked me but grounded me.