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 Missing Sister

Strandtown Primary School, Ms McCourt's P4Illustration of "The Missing Sister", written by Strandtown P4
28th February 2023
A 100 Years Project workshop

Late one night, many years ago, one little kid put their favourite board game in a time capsule. The little boy’s name was Sam. 

Sam went to the park bringing with him a time capsule, a shovel, a spade, an apple, a cheeseburger and a bottle of water...

The Lemur and the Cheetah

PGCE English students, Queen's University Belfast
23rd February 2023


And just like that, they drove out of the zoo without arousing suspicion.  At that moment two schoolkids at the bus stop turned to each other.

“I’m pretty sure I’ve just seen a lemur in the back of that car...”
“Catch yourself on, you’re acting like you’ve never seen a cat before.” said one to the other. “There’s our school bus.”  

The Majestic Adventures of Robin the Wolf Shifter

Hazelwood Integrated Primary School, P5
22nd February 2023
Robin was a fearless wolf shifter who liked mythical stories. She could turn into a wolf at night, in the daytime she was an ordinary girl.  

She was on her way to a new school when she got lost in the rainforest. She got more deeper into the rainforest when she kept on walking. After two days, Robin found a river and while she was drinking, a tiger came over and snuggled into her. Robin was scared and fell into the river!   

Get Sleeping

Word Warriors Week 5 - Songwriting! With Colm Quearney ♪♫♪♫♪ ♫

16th February 2023


Family is joy, it’s happiness, 

A feeling you will never forget,

Like when you travel to the coast, 

And jump into the sea,

As you freeze you feel,

The hand of a sister coming in for me... 

Jimmy the Magic Banana

Birches Primary School, P7
15th February 2023

There was once a banana called Jimmy. Not a normal banana; a banana that was as tall as a skyscraper. But there was one really big problem; Jimmy was really scared of Tommy the monkey because Tommy is better than Jimmy at football. Jimmy was also a little bit jealous of Tommy. Jimmy had a friend called Jamie the green goblin. Jamie was a criminal who robs banks, but Jimmy didn’t know this.

The Evil Laboratory

Killowen Primary School, P6
14th February 2023

One eerie night, an evil scientist created a robot dog called Max in a big scary science lab. Max was scared of the lab and the scientist and wished that he could escape. When he tried to escape, the evil scientist known as Jerry blocked all the windows.

There was another robot dog that was created by Jerry named Roy. Roy came to save Max through the air vents. The problem was with every single step they took, there were cameras in every corner.

“How are we going to escape with these cameras on?” Said Roy “Jerry’s going to know where we went...” 

The Magic Bracelet

St Aloysius Primary School, P5
9th February 2023
A 100 Years Project workshop

“I want it!” said Seandow in an angry voice.

“No, I was here first and I think it should belong to me because cookies can’t wear bracelets,” said Lindy in a harsh voice...

The Mysterious Collar

Coláiste Feirste, Bl10
8th February 2023
A 100 Years Project workshop

Buster ran for his life down the corridor of the boat. He was limping helplessly on three paws because one of the sailors kicked him whilst he was sleeping. Buster’s owners had emigrated, but they had to leave him behind because dogs weren’t allowed on the ship. They couldn’t find any work so they had to leave.