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.

Luna’s Great Escape

Nettlefield Primary School, P4
11th January 2024

A robot looming over a frightened lemon in a kitchen next to an open fridge
Illustration by Sinead Farry

Luna the lemon was stuck in the fridge and was trying to get out. She got really cold. She didn't like being cold. Someone opened the fridge and she jumped out. A robot appeared out of nowhere and took her to a different dimension. The lime was also trying to get out of the fridge but it was stuck. Luna the lemon was in the dark dimension, and she was scared and too warm...

The Adventures of Bob the Frog

Scoil an Droichid, R6
10th January 2024A boot squashing a house with two frogs and a raddish running away

In a swamp one day a radioactive building blew up and Bob the frog came to life. He discovered he was able to talk. The first food he encountered was spaghetti. People were chasing him for it so he thought it was rare. Then he ran into another frog called Jimmy, who was teal and green, and they became best friends.

Bob and Jimmy travelled through the mountains and lakes of spaghetti until they finally found the perfect home...

The Legacy of Thomas

A colourful image of three people in a boat rowing towards a port with some boats docked at it. There is also a boat further out at sea. There are mountains in the background as well as houses and palm trees dotted along the coast.
Illustration by Eileen Niell

Fort Hill Integrated College, Year 10
14th December 2023

Once upon a time Thomas was on a boat in the middle of the ocean, playing with a bouncy ball.  He was on the boat with his two siblings because he had to evacuate to a new home. He was heart-broken and terrified to be leaving because there was a war going on and he couldn’t be with his parents.  He also felt relieved...

The Forgotten Sword 

Victoria Primary School, P7
13th December 2023

“Have you ever hidden a time capsule before? Because Sir William Wigglesworth had hidden something.” 
He had hidden something magical. Before he died he hid it inside an immortal pig...

Jack's Journey

St. Moninna's Primary School, P5
12th December 2023An elf flying a sleigh pulled by puppies while Santa looks up at them from the ground, he is angry and covered in snow, with escaped reindeer running around in the background

Santa did not look happy; he was covered in snow. Santa crashed into the snow and it went all over him. There was no Christmas spirit in his sleigh. 

When You Name a Skunk

Illustration: Emma Tomlinson

Dominican College, Fortwilliam, Y8 & Y9
6th December 2023

“I’ve repeatedly been told that I need to work on the farm, but I’ve always been interested in getting an education,” wrote Theo in his journal in bed one night. This is what his mother had wanted. She had disappeared less than a year ago, and everyone proclaimed her dead. 

Theo had woken up from a recurring nightmare. Every time this happened, he wrote in his journal. 

His mother had unexpectedly disappeared the previous year, on Tuesday, 7th of December 1923...

Sophia and the Powerful, Winged, 50-year-old Snake

Young authors from Stranmillis University College Literacy Intervention ProgrammeA young girl with brown hair wearing a pink dress and a yellow and orange winged snake on a green background
5th December, 2023

One afternoon, Sophia was coming out of her school. It was a hot and sunny day and she was thinking about getting a snake as a pet. When she got home, she waited excitedly for her mum and dad to get home from work.

She asked her mum, “Can I get a snake please? I PROMISE that I will take care of it!”...