Fantastic Fictions

New writing inspired by books we love’ in partnership with Libraries NI.

The Big Fight

Stephen O’Hagan, aged 10, Co Derry/Londonderry

Bob-             Dad!

Dad-             What?

Bob-             Roger won’t get out of my room!

Dad-             Roger!

Roger-          Yes, Dad?

Dad-             Get out of Bob’s room!

The Nightmare

Daniel McBride, aged 9, Co Derry/Londonderry

On a summery day, there was a boy who was pedalling along on his bike. Suddenly, his phone dropped out of his pocket and slipped into the lake beside the cycle path.  He got off his bike, went down to the water’s edge and couldn’t believe that someone else was there!

‘Hello,’ said the mysterious man. The boy walked nearer to see who it was. It was a hideous clown, so hideous that the boy passed out...

The Blosteries

Dara Law, aged 11, Co Derry/Londonderry

In the world of Blostaria, there were three pretty ordinary Blostarian children. Blostaria was not at all populous nor normal compared to here on Earth. The planet was travelling at a thousand miles per minute, and was soon to clash with our solar system...

Defeating Professor Doom


Riaghan O’Kane, age 10, Co Fermanagh

Inspired by the Harry Potter books by J K Rowling.

Once there was a wizard called Riaghan. His best friends were called Dara, Ashley and Orla. They went to a magic school called Wisdom and were in a house called Ellipsis...

The Spooky Train Discovery

Katie McMahon, age 11, Co Fermanagh

Inspired by Five Go Off to Camp by Enid Blyton

One evening Katie arrived with her friends and dog to her house. Her friends were Tiona and Kyra, and her dog was called Coco, a springer spaniel. Coco was running around the house with excitement and Katie sat wishing she could do that too. She was so excited because she and her friends were going camping and leaving in just ten minutes...


Dean McGriskin, age 10, Co Fermanagh

There was a boy in a small house reading a book called Fourtmares. He loved the ghosts and the people who got scared by them. He read different chapters every year when they come out. This year was different- the book was like the game he played, called Fourtnite. He read it every day but then he turned to the next page and it was blank, then blue stuff came out and sucked him in...

The Book of Reality

Stephen West, age 10, Co Fermanagh

One day a boy called Tony was exploring when he found a cave. He decided to go into the cave and discovered a book, gold with a silver lining. He opened it to FIND… nothing. All the pages were blank, well, apart from one. It had one line- “You can write anything in this book, and it will happen.” ...

Attack of the Pumpkins

Cailen McNally, age 10, Co Fermanagh

Charlie loved Halloween, it was his favourite time of the year, dressing up in scary costumes and getting lots of sweets from trick or treating with friends. However, this year was going to be so boring...

Explorer of the Great Outdoors and Animal Rescuer

Lorcan McGirr, age 11, Co Fermanagh

Inspired by Little Foxes by Michael Murpurgo

Hi, remember me? Billy Bunch is the name. You may recall my rather sad start to life. Let’s face it - being left in a doorway of the police station is hardly the best start! However, I’m still here to tell the tale...

Athena Daisy-Head

Cadhla McManus, age 11, Co Fermanagh

As I pulled out the book in the old part of the library, a very dusty tattered book fell on me. I opened the book expecting to be filled with excitement. But when I opened it, it was just a plain, boring ordinary book. I began to close the book when I heard a faint whisper…