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.

Week 36 Miss and Run By Matthew D

I was at my house alone. All I had was a revolver.  I knew that my arch enemy was in town. I knew this wasn’t going to end well but I was willing to do it…

I walked into the town where I knew I would find him. I walked down the narrow alley and there he was. He was standing there with his big black boots, his bald head, blue jumper and a black pants. We eyed each other for a second.

I got out my gun. I only had 1 bullet. I then shot at him. But I missed… He had dodged the bullet… Now I was in trouble.

Week 35 Friends By Matthew D

She was just gone in the school door and her arch enemy Ava had given her a kick. She really hated Ava – every day her and Ava would be bickering. Then one day at break she hit Ava. Ava was on the ground crying, however, she couldn’t believe what she had done.

She told the teacher what happened she got an ice pack for Ava. Now she and Ava were actually becoming friends. And by the end of the week, her and Ava were best friends.

Week 34 Trapped By Matthew D

One nice Spring day I had bought a delicious ice cream and I was going to eat it on a bridge. When I got to the bridge I spotted a huge pink daffodil. I sprinkled some salt on it. More started to grow. I was beginning to panic and I felt I was trapped.

A bit of my ice cream went onto a pink daffodil and the daffodil disappeared. That was then how I got out of my inexplicable adventure. And when I got home there were a lot of pink petals in my ice cream cone.

Week 33 Lifesaver By Matthew D

I was walking through the park and suddenly something prickly fell and hit me in the head and knocked me out. Another man was walking along on the same path as me at that time and when he found me he rang an ambulance.

In the hospital, they thought I had just collapsed. At the time there was a student doctor inside there. He said “I know how he was on the ground,” the rest of the doctors told him to be quiet.

This made him very mad and he roared “get out of my way ye buffoons” and he pulled the chestnut out of my head. I then woke up and thanked him for being a lifesaver.

Week 32 Cornered By Matthew D

I was working with a madman scientist and he had to go to a meeting. He was in the middle of a potion that would make him fly. He wanted me to finish it and he gave me instructions but I didn’t understand the instructions.

There were six bottles in front of me with an effervescent liquid inside. I didn’t know what to do so I threw them all in…


When the scientist came back I was lying there – he woke me up. I then turned into a man-eating monster. I cornered the scientist and he was trapped …and was doomed…

Week 31 Sally the Shy Snail By Matthew D

Sally the shy snail is a snail that is very shy. She protects a place called Foggy Fields with Sam the spying giraffe and Grudge the bear.

Well, she loves hiding behind trees when Nulth is attacking but she is an affable snail. One time when the Lord of Nulth was attacking the Foggy Fields Grudge the bear got hurt – that’s when she unlocked her superpower. She turned into a menacing giant and then courageously ran over and scared away Nulth and his soldiers. She then helped Grudge the bear get better.

She was then called Sally the feisty snail.

Week 28 Outer Space By Matthew D

“Can we go to the park mom?

“Ok” she replied.

My cousins were visiting and it was a good day so it was a good idea to get outdoors. We first went on the swings. Suddenly we heard music – it was the ice-cream truck.  We all ran to get some ice-cream. I got a crunchie blast and my cousins got a king cone and a loop the loop. We then played hide and seek.

I hide behind a statue of legs and all of a sudden one of the legs kicked into outer space…

Week 27 We’re out by Matthew D

The prison guard’s key was on his belt and when Tom saw it he grabbed it immediately. The prisoners waited until he was gone.

“He’s gone,” said Jim.

“Open the cell door, ” Tom ordered to Brian.

“We’re out lads,” whispered Tom.

As they walked down the clean white hall Jim knocked over a  brown rusty bucket. An alarm filled the prison. Now the prison guards would already have left their tea and biscuits and be rushing to catch them. Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress and just that very minute a prison guard jumped out and said: ” Back to the cell boys!”

Week 26 Lost at Sea By Matthew D

“Dad can we go fishing today?” I asked.

“Ok let’s go right away.”

We then got our fishing gear and went to the river. Looking towards the other side of the river we could see a boy in distress. Quickly we went to help the tiny thin boy with shiny yellow trousers. I gave him my chocolate bar and he gobbled it up. It was then that I realised that we had drifted out into the middle of the sea. It was hopeless because we had no way home.

What could we do?

Week 25 : The Bully by Matthew D

It was my birthday party and I was having it in my tree house. The class bully turned up and I didn’t even invite him. I then told him to go away.

I told two of my friends to watch the tree house while we went in to get drinks. When we came back out the class bully was up in the tree house.

“But how did he get up there?” I said to my friend. I then asked my friends that were supposed to be guarding it and they said he pushed them off .I told my mom to ring his mom so she could pick up the abominable class bully.

Week 24 : Tom Thumb by Matthew D

Tom and his family were sitting down having dinner. When he was finished his dinner he started to clean up the dishes. Suddenly a bird swooped in and took the cup out of Tom’s hands

.” Get back here you bird” shouted Tom as he chased after the bird.
Next, the bird landed on a tree. Tom climbed up the tree and the bird got a fright and dropped the cup onto Tom. He fell down on the cup. The cup was stuck in the ground with Tom in it.

A boy then came over and got Tom out of the cup. He immediately ran home, gave his mother the cup and went to bed.

Week 23 : The Football Team by Matthew D

We were in a division and we had only played three games and we had lost all of them. We were playing another game that day and we lost it and I was really disappointed. And after that game I thought but what if I were in charge of the team?

Then I asked the coach could I be captain and he said yes if we won the game next week. So we won the game and I really was happy and we won the next 12 games in a row. the team was really happy that I was captain and so was I.

Week 22 The Chase By Matthew D

Driving to the pet shop I knew that I was going to get a goldfish. So when we arrived I went in and got a goldfish. At home, as I was walking to the door slowly with the goldfish in my hand suddenly a bird flew in and took the goldfish. He then dropped it on the brown ladder.

Courageously my dad went up the ladder and grabbed the goldfish. After that, I went into the house and gave the goldfish some delicious fish food to munch on.

I was really happy that I picked this amazing big goldfish.

Week 21 The Gang By Matthew D

How did they make them?  How did that quiet man make those fantastic ninjas?

There were always lots of people watching these superb ninjas in action. The next day when I woke up I went out onto the balcony and I saw the ninjas annihilating the houses in the city. Then a couple of moments later they went by an affable policeman. Somone thought the man who invented them had put an evil in them and that person was right.

The people of the city had no other option but to lock them up. They would always be remembered.

Week 20 The Crash By Matthew D

“I’ve won.” I had just won a competition to go to space. I couldn’t believe it.

A couple of days later I was in the rocket. I was nervous but I was also excited. We were moving  very fast when we left the earth’s atmosphere.

Suddenly we hit a meteoroid and we had to jump into a space module. We landed and we were cold and hungry. I had a flare so  I sent it into the air and a couple of moments later a helicopter had come to save us.

The first thing I did when I got back was make an oath to never fly again. That journey was inexplicable.

Week 19 The Break out By Matthew D

One cold dark night I was passing a prison and as I glanced to my right I saw a figure and it came down the drainpipe of the prison wall.  It was a probably a troublesome robber breaking out of jail.

Almost immediately an alarm went off in the jail and there was pandemonium inside.  I then reached into my pocket and grabbed my phone and rang the jail. They quickly stopped the robber from escaping . I later explained to the staff what happened and they said it was a great omen.

It certainly prevented the robber from causing any harm.

Week 18 The Statue By Matthew D

One dark dreary night a robber and his gang had just robbed the bank. They got away. Cunningly, their leader said,”Let’s hide behind the three statues.” As soon as they made that move they knew that they were going to regret it .

All of a sudden the statues came to life. This bamboozled the robbers . Quickly the three statues coerced them into giving them all the money. They then tied them up and called the Gardaí to take them away. Then they gave all the money back to the bank.

The three courageous  statues saved the bank’s money.

Week 17 The Snake By Matthew D

My friends and I were in London to see the clock Big Ben as we had never seen it before. So we rented out a red bike and cycled to Big Ben. I felt a shiver go down my spine and within a matter of seconds, an enormous ghastly snake pounced on me. Luckily, my friends courageously got it off me.

They then called animal control to take the snake away.  I was contemplating whether I would stay in England or go back to Ireland. But in the end I stayed  in England for the day. That day was inexplicable.

Week 16 The Handy Hand By Matthew D

So I was getting ready to go to New Zealand on a holiday for the first time. We got on the plane. It was a very long exhausting flight. We eventually landed and I was ravenous so we got something to eat. Suddenly I heard an alarm – the bank across the street was being robbed.

Then a courageous limber Hand jumped off a roof and stopped the robbers in their stride. He was contemplating whether he would let them go or tie them up. Eventually he tied them up and the Gardaí took them away . The Handy Hand saved the day.