Welcome to our Library of Stories. Please click on the story title to read Chapter 1.
These are collaborative story openings created by school groups and community groups.
Each participant writes their own Chapter 2.

The Dancing Disaster

Strandtown Primary School, Ms Ferris' P7
25th April 2023

Once upon a time, there was a strawberry jellybean called Joe, and he liked to dance. It was his main priority. Joe was a part of the jellybean sweet jar, in a shop called “Jimmy Sweets”. Joe was going to enrol into a dance competition at a market stall in the centre of the town. His main dance would be the Griddy.  

All his other jellybean friends had left him, and he was the last one in the jar. He was devastated and lonely. He had no friends, apart from Rick Boris the mint chocolate. Customers didn’t really want to eat mint chocolate so Rick felt really left out and rejected.   

The Unexpected Turn

Strandtown Primary School, Ms Gibson's P7
20th April 2023

Once upon a time there was a little elf called Oakley and a capybara called Jamal walking down the streets of Bingbong, a cube shaped planet with hills everywhere going up and down like a rollercoaster...

The Reckoning of the Pig

Strandtown Primary School, Ms Browne's P7
19th April 2023  

It was a cool morning on planet Zipzob. Jude was running as fast as he could to go to his school as he would be late. But then, he stopped and looked at the sky and saw a colony of flying hamsters!

A flying hamster was up there with all his friends. Jude was gazing at the colony. One of them suddenly flew at Jude’s head...

Pablo's Arrival

Strandtown Primary School, Ms Keown's P7
18th April 2023

There once was a man called Grandpa Jimbo who lived in Jimbo-Ville. Grandpa Jimbo had been the Mayor of Jimbo-Ville for 20 years, the shortest time in the history of Jimbo-Ville.

Everybody in Jimbo-ville lived in jumbo-sized mushrooms. Each mushroom was the size of a castle and was on wheels so that it could be driven about. Each year the mushrooms grew a tiny bit bigger.

A Tree Called Henry

By the Fighting Words Guthanna Oga at their planning day
11th April 2023

There was a bird sitting on Henry-the-tree’s branch. He tried to shake it off but he was rooted to the ground. Steve the dragon emerged from the shadows.

‘Hello Carol,’ Steve said grimly.

Carol squawked back with malice...

The Tragic Story of the Cheese

Word Warriors Funny Stories and Jokemaking session
6th April 2023

Dan, the night Knight, was up in his room finding out about more cheese. He was also finding out how to build a secret layer lair made out of cheese. He thought he would nibble its walls. Whiule he was daydreaming Knightdreaming, the cheese came alive and ran away. But before he could grab it back, a mouse started eating it. Dan throws the mouse out of the window and eats the cheese. He started shouting for his mum to buy some more cheese, but then he realized she was already out, shopping...

Giant shark causes chaos in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter

The Word Warriors Daily News

Giant shark causes chaos in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter

17th October 1996

Report by: Word Warriors Staff Reporters


Earlier this morning, a giant shark called Bruce was eating the Belfast Cranes. 

People screamed and ran away to board a ship going to Scotland. 

One terrified bystander, Mary Smith, said ‘It’s the most frightening thing i’ve ever seen in my life! It had at least 500 teeth...!’

Grazer and Hoppy’s Shock

Rathcoole Primary School, P7
30th March 2023

Grazer lived under a massive oak tree in the middle of the forest. Grazer was very insecure. He just appeared one day. He’d had a concussion, he realised he’d bashed his head against a tree. Then he had the face of a fox. He could feel it with his hands. Grazer felt shocked, scared and sore...

How the Mermaid Got Her Crown

Portadown Integrated Primary School
29th March 2023

Once upon a time there was an evil mermaid called Kelpy who always wanted to be queen of the ocean. One day she was playing with her best friend Iggy the penguin.

Iggy said to Kelpy, ‘do you want to go on an adventure?’

‘Ok, but first I have to plan how to get the crown from the king!’ shouted Kelpy because she always got what she wanted...

The Two Bites

Holy Child Primary School, P6 and P7
28th March 2023

Once in the forest it was a rainy day. Balloon fell out of a tree and into a truck. The truck was on its way to a nuclear power plant and it was full of fruit and vegetables. The truck driver, Smoker, was from Ohio and was an ex-army man. He wanted to mutate his cargo to take over the world and some day the universe...