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 Adventures of the Ninja Winja and Milly Willy

HEdNI group
16th November 2023

Rebecca was Winja’s fiance. She had blonde hair and brown eyes and magic powers that let her speak to toys. Winja was dangerous and not scared of much. He was half ninja and half wizard. He had lots of cool weapons to fight with: a sword, a bamboo ninja stick, an axe, and a churican. His best friend was his pet dragon, Striker who was a big black dragon with three heads who could breathe lightning, fire, and ice...

Michael and the Ghost

Nettlefield Primary School, P5
15th November 2023A gorilla standing on a mountain hugging a girl

One day Michael was alone at his house. Michael was scared to be in his house on his own because there was a frightening ghost. He was scared because he lost his pet gorilla Scott, when his gorilla was at his house and his gorilla escaped. 

Jimmy vs the Pickles

St Bride's Primary School, P5
8th November 2023

Once, a skinny little boy named Jimmy grew up in a foul, smelly barn but he didn’t have any friends until one day he met a chicken-ogre called Jeff. Jeff the chicken-ogre liked to get into mischief, so Jimmy and Jeff did a lot of wretched things to all the animals. For example, they put pasta in the horses’ feeding bowls instead of straw and they put medicine in the water box instead of water...

Mac n Cheese

St Bride's Primary School, P5
7th November 2023A living macaroni and a living blob of cream cheese look startled at an exploding potion

Once, Mr Macaroni was an ordinary person working in a lab. He was working on an experiment and his friend accidentally put in a potion that wasn’t meant to go in and made it explode! Then Mr Macaroni turned into a macaroni and Mr Macaroni’s friend turned into a blob of cream cheese on the floor...

Bready and the Toastpocalypse

Harding Memorial Integrated Primary School, P6
26th October 2023

Once upon a time a bread named Bready woke up in a town called Gluten Nation. There was a person named Toasty who’s a toaster and he had a big stick which he could hit into the ground and lightning and potatoes would come from the sky...

The World of Toast

Elmgrove Primary School, P6
19th October 2023

This is a story about a piece of bread whose life is about to change. He came from a land called Toasty World.  His name was Mr Toasty. He had three siblings: a brother called Mr Cheesy, a sister called Miss Cracker and another sister called Miss Butter.

Fire Dog Gets Adopted

Elmgrove Primary School, P6
18th October 2023

Fire Dog was a collie and he had been in the dog adoption centre for two or three months. One day a family showed up and picked him because they thought he was cute. Fire Dog was really shy, and then he spotted something on the first day. He barked curiously at an immense bee. The big bee buzzed back.

“Hey, what’s your name? I’ve never seen a bee your size before...”

The Golden Plunger

Mossley Primary School, P6

17th October 2023

One day as Alfie was coming out of school he saw a capybara and turned into it.

He went home and showed his best friend Jimmy who is a 100 foot rat. Jimmy was scared because there hadn’t been an animagus for over 100 years, because they got extinct as a big chocolate meteor fell on them and they turned into chocolate unicorns and hot chocolate...

Tom wants to be a footballer and score his first goal

Nettlefield Primary School P5s

Illustration by Aoife Osborne

11th October 2023

To be a footballer like Messi, you have to be healthy. Tom the strawberry plant is eating lots of protein and training really hard. Tom went to his friend, Crystal the robin, for tea. After tea, Crystal flew Tom to the gym in the sky to do healthy stuff and meet their other plant friends, who got there by rocket ship. 

Tom stretched his legs really far so he could throw the ball into the basketball nets...

The Egg Juggling Six-Year-Old

Mossley Primary School, P6
10th October 2023

Jimmy Bob Frank lived in an old town and the houses were made of wood. Jimmy Bob Frank lived with his father and his baby brother. His mum died last year. His mum was a firefighter and she had died in a fire when she was trying to save someone. Because his mum died Jimmy Bob Frank wanted to be a firefighter as well...