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 President Dog

Strandtown Primary School, Ms Glover's P7
4th May 2023

Ricky the mad scientist was in his lab trying to make Marmalade fly, but suddenly something went wrong.  Marmalade’s dog brain was swapped for a human brain!

Ricky gasped as Marmalade began talking.

‘Whoo!  How did I get here, dude?’...

Bertie’s Blast in the Past

Stranmillis University College, BEd Primary Education students
3rd May 2023

Today was an adventurous day, Bertrum’s flipper feet flipped him further than usual. In fact, he had cartwheeled thirty years back in time.  He peered at his hands and all of his wrinkles had disappeared.

“What’s going on?” thought Bertrum, “why am I at Johnny’s house?”...

Tikko’s Wish

Strandtown Primary School, Mr Roger's P7
2nd May 2023

Once upon a time there lived an orange fishy called Tikko.  When he was very young his mother was captured and eaten with chilli peppers.  He was captured too, but managed to escape because he had legs.  His dad was already dead so he became king. 

All Tikko was looking for was a wife because he was single and lonely.  He was alone, with no friends except for his bodyguard, the tiger shark called Larry.  He wanted to go to Adhantas – an underwater civilisation ruled by girls.

The Biggest Dream

Strandtown Primary School, P7
27th April 2023

Once upon a time, a pigeon called Dave landed in Africa in a strange time. He didn’t know where he was. “I’m really hungry,” he said to himself. “I’m going to go find somewhere to eat.”

He flew into a local restaurant called The Dancing Potato and smashed straight into a plate of mashed potato. He started eating the mash, until he heard an angry voice behind him.

Knife 3000

Stranmillis University College, BEd Primary Education students
26th April 2023

Stephen was in the knife shop and Francis was outside window-shopping.  Francis was confused as to why there was a guinea pig wearing a chef’s hat in the shop.  He had to find out more!  Francis was planning on stealing a shining sparkling knife and did not want to draw attention to himself...

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.