Week 34 Oops By Matthew D

My friend and I were playing hurling outside and I accidentally winded him. I rushed into the kitchen, grabbed a glass and ran out again. After he drank it he started to fall over. I told my mum and she was enraged but I didn’t know why. She then said the glass on the table had vodka in it.

“But it looked just like a glass of water!” I said.

She rang my friend’s mum to come to pick him up. When she heard what happened she was furious. She said that my friend would never be allowed over ever again.

Week 29 Salt Bae By Matthew D

“Wow” I gasped as I walked into Salt Bae’s restaurant. I quickly sat down and examined the menu there were plenty of meals to choose from but I chose the fillet brown Giraffe steak. “Yes” I exclaimed as I saw Salt Bae himself come out with my steak. He then started to perform his tricks with his greasy knife on my steak I was dazzled as I was watching him open mouthed . He shook my hand placed my steak on my plate and left. I placed the steak in my mouth and it melted in my mouth. It was by far the nicest steak I ever had.

Week 28 Gone By Matthew D

“Finally I can rest my feet” I exclaimed as my fellow scouts and I were exhausted after a long day of walking.

My best friend Josh lit a fire and we all laid down in front of it. Our scout leader Marcus told a story to all of us.  We were all listening open mouthed as he told the scary story. After that we all went to bed to rest our weary heads but nobody quinched the fire.

Cock-a doodle doo … I heard as the sun rose early in the morning. When I emerged from my tent … everything apart from my tent was burnt.

Week 26 Disheartened By Matthew D

“No, ” screamed, the crowd as Limerick scored a point in the dying moments of the game. The coach was cheering us on but it was of no use. We tried until the bitter end.  We all exerted ourselves but then we heard what we all dreaded to hear … the sound of the ref’s whistle filling the grounds.

I glanced over at my disheartened brother and saw his lip quivering. I was so cross that I  clenched my fists together and punched the ground. My teammates consoled me as I watched Limerick lift the Liam McCarthy.

Week 24 Irritated By Matthew D

It was Christmas Day and all of my family was going to be at my house as we were hosting Christmas dinner.

“Oh no” I  said in my head as my cousin that I loathed walked in the door.

As he gave me my present he had a smug smile on his face. But when I opened it it was empty. “What a surprise!” I exclaimed sarcastically.

I had to sit beside him while eating. My mom could sense the tension building and she pulled me to her side and gave me a stern talking to – she said “just one more hour and he’ll be gone”.

So when that hour was up she told me that I did a good job.

Week 23 Typical Larry By Matthew D

I’m Larry the Leprechaun and I love gold coins. “Yipe,” I cried as I saw a rainbow at the bottom of the valley. And everyone knows at the end of the rainbow there’s a pot of gold. I just have to make sure that my malicious Leprechaun friends won’t beat me to it.

Within five minutes I was where the gold was. I  looked in admiration at the fine specimen of gold coins. I got my red ladder climbed up and grabbed the pot out of the tree. As I was walking on the pavement I saw a little fish in the water and  I peered in to have a better look.

“Oh no”I cried as I dropped all the gold coins into the murky pond.

Week 22 Yuck By Matthew D

“Oh no ” I cried as I saw the nurse come into the ward with a trolley in front of her. We have the same food for every single meal  – fish and chips and the vinegar was too sharp on the chips. It was ridiculous and it didn’t even trouble the nurse.

I thought these people were meant to cure you not poison you. I squirmed as I slowly placed a chip in my mouth. I said to the nurse ” Why are you giving us this horrible food?” Her reply was “Eat it or starve.” so I ate my chips but I didn’t enjoy them.

Week 21 Afraid By Matthew D

“Bye Mom ” called Grace as she went to meet her friends. Grace of course brought her fine teddy with which she took everywhere. Grace lived a short distance from the town so she walked it. As she strolled down the road she saw an eloquent item in a shop across the road so she decided to have a peek in the door. Grace was amazed by the white marble on the necklace and its clear glass chain. After that she noticed that it was way too expensive and left.

Walking on the path Grace saw a man with a black coat and a pale, ghastly face.  She got scared and ran but while she was running she dropped her teddy.

Week 20 Puzzled By Matthew D

“Stop! “Cried the priest, ” stop the music.”

Everyone in the church covered their ears because of the sound the organ was making, it was completely out of tune. After the mass, my family and I stayed back with a group of people to see what had happened to the organ. We all stood there looking mouth opened. Someone had obviously been up to skulduggery and had robbed the bank and put it in the organ.

My father wondered who could have done this abominable thin?  We all sat there, scratching our heads, wondering who it might have been.

Week 19 Busted By Matthew D

Strolling up to the fringe of the town I saw the black house. The people who lived in the house used eggs and egged other residents’ houses. As I was a detective I waited outside the house and hid behind the huge wall. It was then I heard the creaking of a door but it was just their neighbours who came out and washed the car.

Suddenly I saw a light flickering and I decided to go and investigate. The bulb in the kitchen was almost blown but I saw a figure in the kitchen too. I peered in the window and saw a man.  He went as pale as a ghost when he saw me and he ran.

Week 18 Regret By Matthew D

As I stepped off the plane the beautiful Australian air blew into my face.  After that, I went to Sydney Opera house and a strange man performed an amazing show  – you could see that he was proud of it. When we came out I saw there was a lot of pandemonium going on in the streets.

I loathed the thought of bustling my way through the crowds but at the same time I really wanted to see what all the commotion about. I then realised they were coloured statues. I looked at one right in the eye and then I turned into a red coloured statue.

Week 17 Can’t Keep up By Matthew D

I was doing my round in the prison and Bone Crusher  (A.K.A Lucy )was missing. This was a bad omen as she was a menacing prisoner that every prison guard loathed. I ran to the chief to tell him the bad news.

“But how could she have disappeared ?”he said with a sense of foreboding in his voice.

Suddenly we caught sight of a figure running out the back door. I chased the figure and I soon realised that the figure was Bone Crusher. After a burst of exhilaration I tried to catch her but she was too quick. I couldn’t keep up with her and then … she was out of sight.

Week 16 Circus By Matthew D

I am a clown and tonight I’m performing a big show. The crowd was chuckling as I cycled around the arena on my pink bicycle. I jumped off the bike and took a bow.

Next, I swaggered over to get my hat and I put it on my head. When I took it off it was empty-  well I thought it was but bubbles then started pouring out of it.

It was all going wrong. I scurried off as quickly as I could. After the show, the boss called me into his office and fired me. I left the room and slammed the door in anger.

Week 15 Run or Die By Matthew D

Lucas strolled casually into the bank. He entered the manager’s office with a smirk on his face. Suddenly the room was filled with an ear piercing alarm. The security rushed to the basement. But by the time they reached it, the money was gone Lucas had obviously taken the money.

Lucas walked out the door a bit big headed. The light blinded him and he collapsed onto the floor –  he had twisted his ankle. He heard the dogs coming in and in desperation, he shuffled his way across the floor but it was too late …the dogs had him.

Week 14 Elf on the Shelf By Matthew D

My sister an I were decorating the Christmas tree and after a hard days work we were exhausted and decided to go to bed. The next morning I was fit to kick the door because all the beautiful decorations had been taken off the tree. Suddenly out of the corner of my eye I spotted an eye. It was my elf on the shelf correction it was my naughty elf on the shelf. I took him out of the room and put all the decorations back up again. Groaning wearily I put the last decoration up on the tree. That night I made sure I locked the door before going to bed.

Week 13 Truth or Dare By Matthew D

My two friends and I were playing Truth or Dare. I came up with a bizarre dare that they had to climb Mount Everest. Their faces went as white as snow. We started walking the many miles. When we reached the mountain I couldn’t see the top of the mountain because the top of the mountain was above the clouds and there was a thick mist descending on it.

“It’s time to climb the mountain,” I said to my two friends. But they were exhausted so they couldn’t even stand up.

“I guess ye won’t be climbing the mountain today,” I muttered.

Week 12 Drama By Matthew D

My friend and I were at the local post office trying to get tickets for the concert. Suddenly three men swaggered in the door and one of them was armed.

“What skulduggery are you up to”? I asked.

There was no answer and the room was quiet. We were all on the floor with them standing over us. My friend and I finally got the courage to scare them off. I grabbed the gun and my friend tied up two of them as I put the other one onto the ground. When we went home we seemed to be on the television for our courageous work.

Week 11 Password By Matthew D

I was being chased by the vindictive Guard and then I saw the bike stuck in the enormous tree. I scurried over to the bike and put in the code 91502.  It accepted the password and the door to the dank lair opened.

I looked out and saw the guards bamboozled because they hadn’t a clue where I was? I chuckled menacingly because they knew what I did and I wasn’t getting caught no matter what. The only thing was my lair hadn’t got one bit of food in it.

Should I hand myself in? Or stay here and die?

Kanturk Arts No Way Home By Matthew D

My plane had crashed and I was weak and docile but I still decided to swim. After a while I came across a mysterious island with a tattered house on it. I used all the strength that I had left to drag my way up the pointy hard rocks. When I eventually got up I could barely walk. So I made a mammoth effort to reach the house. Finally the pain was over and I had reached the house.

Wow! I gasped as I walked in the door – there in front of me was a room filled with shiny jewels and sparkly rubies. But at that very moment I fell I was so weak I couldn’t even stand on my own two feet. In agony, I crawled over to the merchandise.  I was cold and hungry. All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I spotted food and water. I scurried as fast as I could over there. I started wolfing down the food and slowly began to regain my strength. I still couldn’t walk but I could lift things and that’s when I decided to put all the jewels and rubies in a bag.

Eventually, I’d packed them all into the bag and at that stage was thankful to be able to walk again. But as I swaggered out the door I just remembered the crash –  how was I going to get home?

Week 10 Cornered By Matthew D

My legs were getting tired and the school bully was right behind me. He was like a menacing gorilla and he was coming for me. I saw a wall with yellow bricks and then running pretty fast I scurried over there and hid behind it. I heard him groaning wearily trying to find me.

Just at that very moment, a thick mist started descending. I then became bewildered because  I couldn’t see the bully. But then I found out where he was- he started backing me into a corner and he drew his fist up to my pale face.

Week 9 Afraid By Matthew D

“I wondered what was behind the door? ” Samuel exclaimed. Samuel and I were trick or treating and there was this house that had the lights off yet the cars were at the house. I rang the doorbell several times and there was no answer. I was getting frustrated whilst Samuel who was a bit scared was saying “D0 you want to go home?”

I then said,” NO Samuel there is something suspicious going on here “. The wind started to pick up and it started lashing out of the heavens. The door then opened…

Week 6 Bath Arena by Matthew D


I am a fighter and I’m fighting in the Bath arena in a UFC fight. I was getting annoyed by my opponent’s support and for no reason, I danced across the ring.  My opponent was trying to hit me but he couldn’t.

That silenced the crowd as nothing was happening.

I zigzagged my way around the octagon. He was getting tired and the crowd were starting to get wrestles. After a while, a cheeky spectator threw an orange into the ring. I clumsily slipped and my opponents left was heading straight for my face…

Week 5 Titanic By Matthew D

I stepped onto the boat that my grandson was driving. By the time we were half way down the stream we hit a rock. It reminded me of the time when I was on the Titanic.

I remember running down the hall for the lifeboats. I was on the top floor – it was a long trot. The stairs was steep and windy. When I eventually reached the ground floor a kid was acting the buffoon. I then ran past him and I took the last free space on the corner of the boat.

So at least I was safe…Not so for so many others.

Week 4 Spy By Matthew D

I am a spy and I am trying to bust some criminals in their warehouse. We were in disguise I was a horse my 2 partners in crime were dressed as a goat and a cow. We were waiting in a nearby field when suddenly we saw the Crime boss and his troops come out of the warehouse. When they were gone we went in and took everything they had stolen.

When they came back they were fighting and they were blaming each other for taking it. All I could do was laugh.

Week 3 The Slope By Matthew D

I opened the car door and got out. I then ambled my way into Lidl. I got a trolley and started shopping. I saw one of my arrogant work colleagues so I tried to avoid him. Unfortunately, we then bumped into each other and started talking.

I said “Oh I just remembered that I have to go home and do some jobs.” That conversation felt like an eternity. I walked over to the till and  I looked out the window at my car but it seemed to be going backwards. I rushed out but it was too late. It had rolled into the wall … It was going to be a long walk home.

Week 2 Rock Climbing By Matthew D

It was Friday and we were going on a trip to the beach. When we arrived I asked the teacher could we go over by the immense rocks. She said that we could. But to our surprise, a mauve Alligator with a menacing face was there. She told us to run.

She ran into a cave but the Alligator followed. She then climbed the walls of the cave – it was tricky but when there was an Alligator behind her she didn’t care if it was tricky or easy. She crawled into a hole that the alligator couldn’t fit into and she escaped.

Week 1 Free By Matthew D

I leaped into the air courageously catching the sliotar in my bare hands. Being aggressive I pushed my opponent out of my way. I then put the ball up on my hurley and started running like a cheetah.

CRASH!  One of the opposition’s players took me out. I was on the ground in agony with the medical team rushing over to me. I got back up and grasped the back of the hurley with my 2 hands.

I went as pale as a ghost because I was going to take the free that might win Cork the All Ireland. Sweat was pouring down my face… I took a deep breath to clear my head … I lifted the sliotar up and hit it…

Week 37 Fire By Matthew D

It had been raining all morning and my baby sister was beginning to be a bit cranky. My mom was trying to calm her down but she kept on crying. Suddenly a bolt of lightning came crashing down. That scared my baby sister even more and now she was beginning to be unbearable.

Then I saw some smoke –  the bolt of lightning had created a fire. I was trying to alert my mom but she was to busy with my sister. Now I was worried.

I then insisted that she should come and see. She did and quickly she grabbed my sister and rushed out into the wet soggy ground. We were getting wet but at least we were safe.