Week 29 Salt Bae’s Restaurant by Mathew O’G

It was 7 pm in New York City and Salt Bae’s restaurant was open. I heard about Salt Bae  – he has served Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronald and Paul Pogba. The restaurant had huge brown doors. I was very excited as it looked very fancy.

As I walked in, in open admiration I gazed around. We found a seat and we read the immense menu. Out of curiosity, I ordered the Greasy Giraffe.

After a long wait, the food arrived and it was steaming hot. Unsurprising the food was so good, it melted in my mouth

 

Week 26 Lash Out By:Mathew OG

It was on this day that Sergeant Nick would lead us out proudly onto the battlefield. Sergeant Nick wasn’t a very nice man –  he always took things out on me like I was the troublesome one.

At this current moment, he was shouting  “you go out there and show ’em what you’re made of !”

This made me furious and very annoyed. He kept giving orders until I was so cross that I reached into my back pocket and … BANG!

Nick fell to the ground, blood pouring out of his chest.

” What have you done?” James roared.

” I’ve done us all a favour, ” I answered back smartly.

Week 24 Empty! by Mathew OG

I was walking on the fringe of town just alongside the bank when a man came bursting out the door. He was short and muscular and he had a backpack full of money. I curiously but stealthily chased him.

“HEY STOP RIGHT THERE” but he was in peals of laughter and kept running.

He got into the van and drove off leaving smoke from the exhaust of his van. I was able to catch up with him as the town was bustling with people because it was St.Patricks Day. The moneybag fell out of the back of the van…empty, what a surprise!

Week 23 Disappointed by Mathew O G

It was Wednesday and Mary asked a man politely to paint her house. Mary told him to surprise her with the colour because she was staying in the Pavement Hotel for the weekend.

The painter said okay with a smug smile on his face. On Saturday the painter came with his red ladder.  She paid him a few coins and he waved Mary good bye. As soon as she turned the corner he left..

When she was coming home excitement  fizzed inside her like a fresh glass of lemonade… But to her disappointment, the house wasn’t even painted.  She was beginning to get that sinking feeling…

Week 22 The bake off by Mathew og

I entered the local bake-off. I  had arrived in town and I was exhilarated. It was my first time entering and I was quite nervous. The menu was to be chips and we had to make the best homemade chips EVER!

I went to my nana’s house to get her great chip recipe. I got through all the rounds and now it was the final. The room it was held in had bright eye-catching colours and it was bustling with people

I was doing really well until the last few seconds.  As I put the vinegar on the buzzer sounded.

I gave the judge my chips and he said the vinegar was too sharp.

Week 21 Don’t Talk To Strangers by Mathew OG

It was a Friday afternoon and a little boy was lost in a city bustling with people . He couldn’t find his mother and he was terrified. He looked all around the fringe of town but still couldn’t find her. He even went into shops looking for help but everyone just chuckled and kept walking. It took ages before someone tried to help but they still couldn’t find her . It got to the point where he thought she had gone home.

Suddenly a man dressed in all black asked him if he wanted some sweets… He dropped his teddy and followed him into a van…

Week 20

As my brother and I were sailing out on our boat, a storm started to brew. There was a sense of foreboding in the air.

“I think we should go back,” I said with worry.

“We’ll be fine” my brother Sam said.

Soon enough the storm was so powerful that the waves were as tall as buildings. We were dragged out to an island…it was beautiful. Sam and I were split up and couldn’t find each other. The water was so clear you could see right through it.

I found some sort of horn on the bay. I blew into it thinking Sam would hear it but it was completely out of tune.

 

Week 19 Black belly by Mathew og

It was a Saturday night and my friends and I were going on an adventure. I brought a flashlight and some cereal bars with me.

We set off for the fringe of town where Black Belly the saltwater crocodile lived. They say she was the deadliest croc out there. This adventure was fraught with danger.

As we made our way to the river my friend Bob had a sense of foreboding. When we arrived I turned on my flashlight and there seemed to be some eggs washed up on the shore. In the blink of an eye, one started cracking.

Just then my flashlight started flickering and then it turned off…and all you could hear was the growl of a saltwater croc…

 

Week18 The rescue by Mathew OG

There is an army next to the Sydney opera house. They look like statues but they are actually ninjas.

One day a huge explosion happened right next to the opera house. The ninjas heard and they flipped and rolled stealthily towards the opera house. They investigated the scene wondering where the bomb was thrown from.

Just then they heard a loud continuous beeping sound and BOOM!.

The ground shook from the force of the bomb. Many were ok but others were badly injured. The bombs just kept on coming and more powerful as they came…

 

Week 17 Confusion by Mathew OG

But how could she just go missing?

I shouted at my father who was trying to comfort me. He told me he had to sell the dog Poppy who was a rare species of dog and that he needed money to keep the farm. This was a very hard time for me because Poppy was my best friend .

As I got over it, other animals seemed to disappear . This made me very suspicious about dad . At about 3am I went down to the basement. I saw something that was glowing green  – it was a handle to the waste disposal.  I went to take a look and fell down…

There was a lab right before my eyes.

Week 16 Tragedy by Mathew OG

My Dad was recently fired from his job. We lost a lot of money and we had to sell the pink car. All we had for transport was Mom’s old bike.

My friend lizz and I arranged to go to the park on our bicycles. The basket on my bicycle was empty but hers was overflowing with bubbles. It was great fun in the park.  We didn’t only blow bubbles we played football too. As we left our faces were beaming with smiles.

As we were cycling home I had a bad feeling  and when we turned the corner WWWWHHHHIIIIIRRRRR!!!!!!!

 

 

Week 15 Journey for survival By Mathew O G

Steve and his crew were filming a tv show in the Sahara Desert. Suddenly a huge life-threatening sandstorm struck. It eventually passed and Steve seemed to be the only one who survived.

But he had no idea how to get home.

He got even more terrified when he thought about the animals he might encounter. That night he covered his face and buried himself in the sand.

14 days later after drinking no water – an explosion of light came from the sky. The light blinded him but … what was it?

Week 14 The poor old man by Mathew O G

One cold Christmas eve an old homeless man was walking awkwardly down the street.

As the hours went by he checked his stolen watch –  it struck midnight and the date was December 25th . As night fell snow magically trickled down from the sky . He was extremely cold for all he was wearing was a t-shirt and a cargo pants.

He rummaged around in the snow searching for somewhere to sleep for the night. Sooner rather than later he found a bench near a house covered in fairy lights.

When morning fell he peered through the window of the house. It was Christmas morning.

Week 13 The escape by Mathew O G

As the prison guard stomped his feet on the damp narrow hallway James and Tom were contemplating their master plan for escape.
Suddenly James gasped with exhilaration,” I have it” he shouted out.
As he was explaining it to Tom, he beamed with joy.

“You’re a genius”  Tom whispered.

James was as proud as a peacock.
At approximately 2 am the escape was underway. They successfully escaped but five seconds later the alarm was raised.

“Run” shouted Tom the cold, audible in his voice. As they ran they saw the guards flashlight reflecting off the water. They wanted to dive into the cornfield but they were exhausted.

Week 11 The Hungry Tree by Mathew O G

It was a boring old Sunday and I didn’t have anything to do. I spent hours upon end thinking of what to do.

Finally I had it …I text my friend anxiously. After a while of persuading him he finally agreed to go cycling in the haunted forest. 3 hours later we were zigzagging across each other’s path having the time of our lives.

Later on we were bragging about how fast we were. 5 minutes later we were zooming between the dense pine trees up the steep path. I gave it a mammoth effort…so much so that I hit a rock and CRUNCH!!!!!!!!!

Somehow my bike got stuck in the tree.

 

 

My Happy Place by Mathew O G

It was a normal Monday evening and it was 4 days until the summer holidays. There was a new boy in my estate and I could not wait to meet him. 3 long days later he was outside I was so exhilarated I nearly fell over. In a flash, I grabbed my shoes and sprinted outside.

Quickly he turned around and he had a colossal scar on his left eye. It made me feel dizzy. First I introduced myself and he said with a grin…”They call me Billy the Bully.”

He seemed like a nice guy at first but a few weeks later I didn’t know how I thought that. Every day he either hung me to a flagpole by the underwear or hit me in the face until my face was red with blood. It was horrible. Every day I had cuts and bruises all over.

My mother was fuming. So much so that she ended up telling his parents. And that made it 10 times worse. Every day he did everything to me that could put me in as much pain as possible.

I needed my own sort of happy place. One day at a rapid speed, I went for a walk in the forest. It cleared my head a little bit but  I could still picture myself in a cast in a few days from the impact of his punches. But a few minutes later I saw the most beautiful sight. There was a gate and behind it were green fields a crystal clear river. And in the distance, there were mountains – it just looked so happy and peaceful. As I slowly walked in the birds started to sing.

Every day after being bullied I went there and meditated. After 3 years of being bullied, I finally had to courage to stand up to Billy and he never bullied anyone ever again…

 

 

Week 10 A Crazy day by Mathew OG

It was a normal day in school.  My friend Josh and I were living right next to each other so every day we walked home from school.

But this day seemed very weird – car alarms were shrieking loudly. We were a bit spooked so we decided to start running pretty fast. Later we passed a yellow pile of bricks and on top of it was an immense menacing gorilla.

Sooner rather than later army men with deadly assault rifles came charging down the road. Josh and I hid behind a large rock. Within seconds shots were fired then we heard a massive roar…

Week 9 The Puppy by Mathew O G

It was a normal day, I woke up and went to school. I had invited my friend Dan over for a sleepover. My mom collected us. As I got into the car I noticed a box in the back.

I curiously opened it and to my amazement, there was a puppy in it. I almost cried  I was so happy. When we got home we played with the puppy all day- we named him Bonsey. It was 12 pm and we went to bed.

A few hours later we were awoken by a horrible scratching sound. I wondered what was behind the door. I opened it bravely…

It was Bonsey staring up at me.

Week 7 The Lego Explorer by Mathew O G

Hi, my name is Tom and I am an explorer and a documentor.

This year we are exploring in New- Zeland and were are looking for a new species of insects. I brought my shapeshifting contraption- it was crucial for me and my team for finding insects.

After two days of searching, we finally found something. It was red and it had black polka dots on it. Using the shape-shifting device I warped into a LEGO figure. I carefully documented them with ease and we called them ladybirds.

My video went viral and now I’m rich and famous.

Week 6 Champion by Mathew O G

As I woke up I clumsily walked down the stairs. There was a sharp knock on the door. It was the post man. He greeted me and handed me an envelope. It was an invitation to fight in the main event in UFC 229. I danced around in excitement.after 3 long months of training the fight had finally come.

As I walked out to the octagon in the BATH arena New York with my green, white and orange Irish flag the crowed went wild.

I entered the octagon with great confidence and in  the end I knocked him out with a right hook and I’m now the UFC leightweight champion of the world.

 

Week 5 The escape by Mathew O G

I peeked out the window seeing my old cellmate’s little boy sprinting towards him with tears in his eyes and screaming DAD! It reminded me of when my little boy was born. It made me think of what I had done. It filled me with rage.

I knew I had to escape from prison That night I slipped out of my cell carrying a shard of mirror. I used it to look around corners with stealth. I ran down the corridor shaking uncontrollably.

I dug a hole in the yard at the break and I knew it would come in handy at the right time.

 

Week 4 The Gathering by Mathew O G

Running through the dense pine trees I was gasping for breath uncontrollably. I would not leave until I had it.

“What are you even looking for”? groaned Jim.

“YOU KNOW WELL WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR, YOU TWAT!” I answered back furiously.

Finally, we found it –  the last animal statue.  Finally, we could go back in time. We headed back to Ireland to put all the statues together. When we got there Jim was exhilarated. We eventually reached the centre of the forest and placed the three statues facing each other… Then the ground began to shake and a purple portal opened in the ground…

Week 3 The Escape by Mathew o G

It was a  dark and dismal day- perfect for escaping prison. There was no sun in the sky. As I sat down on my brown prison bed I had to think of a master plan. At last, I had it.

That evening I started to work on it. As one of the guards walked by I snatched the key and bolted for the door. As soon as I was gone the bloodhound was out.

We ran for hours. I was heading for the river to put him off my scent. I then looked back at the hound but it seemed to be going backwards.

Week 2 The alligator by Mathew O G

In skipped the teacher singing good morning children in her disgusting mauve flower dress.

“Pfft, look at her,” I muttered to Jason.

“I know it’s going to be a long day,” he whispered back.

After maths, as bored as I could be, I looked out the window. It was then I spotted something in the bush. It was hard to find out what it was so I called the teacher over.

She examined  the bush and then out popped an immense alligator. It climbed in the window  of the classroom. The place was in pandamonium –  it was a tricky situation.

Week 1 The getaway by Mathew O G

Stealthily I sprinted into the back of the immense shed trying to break free from the heavy metal cuffs …and then I was spotted.

” Hey what are you doing “? shouted the large muscular army troop.

“Get back to work now ” he bellowed pointing his gun at me.

I strolled back and he followed. Then somehow I kicked him and knocked him out. I took his equipment and ran. At last, I was free…

Now downtown there are two hands holding a metal bar to show the sign of Freedom and Independence.

Week 37 The clingy cloud by Mathew O’Gorman

It had been raining all morning… I sat inside the door begging to go outside. Then all of a sudden it stopped…I stepped outside.

It was sunny but it was still raining on top of me. I looked up and saw a small rain cloud above me.

I asked my dad could we keep it and when he said yes the cloud turned into a nice sunny cloud. From then on the cloud followed me everywhere. …Even on holidays!

Also, it would follow me to school. It was quite awkward when it went to the bathroom with me. But we’re now best friends.

Week 35 The bomb by Mathew O G

Beep…beep..beep went the timer on the bomb…

Some bystanders ran past the crowd and bent down next to the bomb  -the timer was set for 72 hours. One of the bystanders reported it to the police.

They thanked him gracefully. They got a professional bomb defuser. She arrived the next day her name was Anna Scott. She was just out of boot camp. She cut open the bomb. She had to cut the red wire or the blue wire but was unsure…

She cut the red one and it halved the time on the bomb… However she couldn’t believe what she had done.

Week 34 The daffodil by Mathew O’G

Yesterday as I was eating my huge ninety-nine sprinkled with grated chocolate  I spotted a man sprinkling something into the ground.

Every day I came under the bridge suspicious of what was on the ground. Nothing happened for ages … until one fateful day a huge daffodil sprung up from the ground.  Everyone stared in amazement. The next day pink tulips emerged from the ground. The town became a huge tourist attraction. Buildings were getting re-named and re-designed.

The town was in chaos.

 

THE END.