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These are collaborative story openings created by school groups and community groups.
Each participant writes their own Chapter 2.

From Unicorn to Human

Coláiste Feirste, Y9
31st January 2023

“Well lads, what’s happening, this is Jimmy the unicorn from Ballymurphy. Today, I’ll be telling youse about my life. I’m 6”7’ and very romantic. My greatest wish is to become a human because I’m terrified of horses. However, I got framed for robbing a bank but really I was trying to stop the Hooligan Hooves, who are a horse gang centred in Ballymurphy. The police are racist against unicorns and the Hooligan Hooves bribed them to frame me. I went into hiding in the hills..."

The Animal Whisperer

Cranmore Integrated Primary School and Old Warren Primary School - P6 Shared Education Group
January 26th 2023

It started with a little dog. Peanut was Lucy’s first best friend. When Lucy was four and she first got Peanut, she was holding her when all of a sudden, Peanut started to talk to her. 

‘Hi, do you want to be my friend?’ said Peanut.
‘Yes!’ Lucy replied, ‘But hold on a second…’
She went to tell her mum but her mum didn’t believe her...

Turbo and the Lost Racoon

Cranmore Integrated Primary School and Old Warren Primary School - Shared Education Group, P6
26th January 2023

Once upon a time, there was a frog called Turbo who could shoot lasers out of his eyes.

He was a big, chubby frog, very cuddly, with huge eyes. When he was a kid, Turbo had a pet racoon called Rocky with a rainbow tail who was very cute. Then one day, he lost it...


Planet Problems

St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, P7
January 25th 2023

Hello my name is Jack and I am made from fire. I fell into a fire and that is how I became fireboy. I have a friend called Boxy who lives on Box World. I met Boxy after ordering a portal to visit different realms, but instead, I got Boxy… I never ordered anything from there again. 

This is my story on planet Earth. I fell off a cliff and landed here. Boxy was trying to get my attention but I didn’t notice him and tripped.  

Now Boxy is trapped on my planet and I’m trapped on Earth...

Ella, the Abandoned Girl with a Time Machine

St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, P7
January 24th 2023
Ella was just a regular girl until she got abandoned at 3 years old in the Amazon rainforest, by her parents who were too young to take care of her.

Her parents drove her from her house in Brazil to the Amazon rainforest.

Whenever Ella was abandoned, she wandered about the jungle looking for resources. She was exhausted and tried to drink out of a pond when she met a sea turtle who she named Jeffrey. He took care of her and tried to help her get food like fish and mushrooms. He helped her to get across the water. Jeffrey used his fins to communicate sign language with Ella...

Elizabeth and Rose’s Great Adventure to the Platinum Jungle

Word Warriors 
19th January 2023

Elizabeth was at home thinking about the jungle and all the animals. As she looked out the window, she saw the cranes of East Belfast on a misty day.

Rose the tiger jumped into the toy box and hid behind the other woolie, multi-coloured teddies, pretending to be one. As she hid, you could see the orange and black stripes of her back, her feline eyes, and her sharp claws.

As Elizabeth was looking out of the window, she wanted to escape out of it from the bungalow...

Henry's Horrid Day

St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, P7
18th January 2023

Henry woke up and there were wasps all over his room. He got stung 15 times. His brother Steve’s axolotl was sitting in his tank just watching while he ate his popcorn from the night before. Henry screamed to his mummy, ‘Help!’. He had an allergic reaction and was swelling up. He ran around the whole house screaming, "HELP, HELP, HELP!", while swatting the wasps away with his guitar as they followed him down the hallway. His mum ran up the stairs and said, "Oh my goodness! We need to phone the ambulance. Calm down, calm down, they will be here soon!"...

My Other Half

St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, P7
17th January 2023

Hi! I’m Jake, and this is my story. I met my best friend Jada when we were born in the same hospital. We’ve been best friends ever since.

But one early morning, I found out that Jada got into a car accident! She was unconscious, and when I went to the hospital, I found out she was in a coma. The night before it happened, I could sense that something bad was going to happen, and I couldn’t sleep. To make things worse, Jada and I had been fighting the day before, so when I found out she was in a coma, it broke my heart.

When Jada woke up from the coma, I was by her bedside. She said, “Who are you?”...

Bob and the Blues

Ballysally Primary School, P6
12th January 2023
A 100 Years Project workshop

A very far time in the future in a different universe, aliens had discovered Earth and humans had discovered aliens. 

Bob heard the news about his kind discovering humans and he thought that his kind and humans could be friends. Bob was on holiday and was out for a walk around the Moon when he saw something shining. He went over and saw it was a helmet. 

At that moment he saw a species of aliens, crawling up from the bottom of the Moon...

Pete's Worst Nightmare

Killowen Primary School, P5
11th January 2023

A long time ago on the planet of Mars, Pete the talking Pelican was talking to a rock, because there was no one else on Mars to talk to. 

“I want to become a footballer and go down to Earth” said Pete...