Fantastic Fictions

New writing inspired by books we love’ in partnership with Libraries NI.


Eva Graham, age 9, Co Down

Hey, my name is Noah. This is the story of how I met my dog and we went on adventures together, just the two of us. It’s probably the clearest thing I can remember. I couldn’t remember anything clearer than that moment. It was special.

I was walking home from school, alone. It was a typical day. I carried my schoolbag over my shoulder and swiftly walked down the path. I was so excited to go home because my mother told me she had a surprise for me...

The Alien Invasion

Dillon McEvoy, age 11, Co Down

There was my friend and I, and we were reading our books. I was reading one about the alien invasion, and there was a picture that looked like our house. 

There was something about the house. So we went upstairs and found a wardrobe that came from nowhere. It spooked us out...

Mike’s Adventure

Liam McGeehan, age 10, Co. Down.

The Lusitania was docked in New York Port. Mike liked big ships. He waited and when no one was looking he sneaked aboard...

The Sister Witch

Sophie McMullan, age 10, Co. Derry/Londonderry

There was once a ten-year-old boy called Jack. For years Jack had been looking for his long-lost sister.  His sister went missing when he was just three years old. He tried telling his grandmother about it, but she just ignored him. One day, he said, ``That’s it! I’m going to find her!"...

Space Wars

Matthew Quinn, age 9, Co. Derry/Londonderry

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, a boy called Obi One Lenobi and his friend Bace Lindo became Ledis. Ledis are peacekeepers, Fource users and Light-Blade wielders who bring balance to the Fource, but all that ended when the Gith attacked...

The Fox Chased the Rabbit

Sarah McCann, age 9, Co. Derry/Londonderry

Mr. Rabbit was in his bedroom and his mummy asked him to go and get some cooking apples. Off he went to go and get some apples. He asked Loulou if she would come along with him...

The Four Friends

Kayla McGuigan, age 10, Co Derry/Londonderry.

It all started with four best friends, Jemmima, Clay, Freddie and Millie. But they had a secret... They weren’t ordinary children…

A Spooky Hallowe'en

Grace Bradley, age 9, Co. Derry/Londonderry

One Hallowe’en there was a boy and a girl called Annie and Bax who were brother and sister. They went trick or treating while their parents went to the cinema to watch a Hallowe’en movie...

Wolfee’s Sleep-over

Ellie Morgan, age 8. Co. Antrim.                                                                                                        

Inspired by The Wolf’s Colourful Coat by Avril McDonald                  

Once upon a time it was a bright sunny day. Now, this starts in a little kitten’s home, well, her bedroom...

Wolfee’s Special Job

Ruby Beech, age 8. Co. Antrim

Inspired by The Wolf’s Colourful Coat by Avril McDonald

Wolfee suddenly woke up feeling extremely excited for school. He had made a really cool model of a ship for their Things on Water topic. He jumped out of bed and got dressed, ready for school...