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 Big Water Bottle Adventure

St Bernard's Primary School, P6
4th October 2023

Once upon a time Arthur was with his green alien friend, Paraka. They were in France at the top of the Eiffel Tower. There were 100,000 water bottles in the tower! Arthur was a bright orange slug from Mars who kept children away from their water bottles.

Arthur fell into a water bottle. Someone drank it. They got frightened and ran away...

So Nice of You to Coo

New Fighting Words Volunteers
3rd October 2023


Paul found it difficult to trust anyone. So, he’s been alone forever.

It had been a very long day for poor Paul the pigeon, and he needed a glass of wine. He flew back to his nest. He decided to call his best friend Taylor Whift, even though they never met in person. He knew that she could advise on the taxes issue. If he wanted to beat the Overlord of the Human Race, he needed that kind of advice.

Sandra and the Amazing Wishes

Illustration by Eileen Neill

Mossley Primary School, P6
3rd October 2023

One day a normal girl called Sandra was making a wish that she could grant wishes, but there was a big puff, and she turned into a witch herself. She wanted to grant wishes but she didn’t want to be a witch. It was Dorothy who was granting her wish, who was Sandra’s best friend. 

They were in the woods and it was scary. There were lots of snakes and lots of fog. It was really dark and cold. They were working on a project for school and exploring the woods, making a treasure hunt, looking for natural art materials. They were trying to find their way back because they got lost. They had been there all day and they were getting tired and hungry. ..

Bob the Brave

Poyntzpass Primary School, P5/6
19th September 2023

The village, Blackspark, got attacked by UFOs! Bob the knight decided to train a dangerous dragon so that he could defeat the UFOs.

Bob and his brother Josh had to speak to the dragon to ask for its help. “We need your help!”...

The Amazing Adventure of Frosty and Sam

Laurelhill Community College, Y8
29th June 2023

Frosty the Penguin lived in the Lisburn Aquarium. One day, he was fishing out of a helicopter over the Titanic when he accidentally caught a shark. Once Frosty the Penguin caught the shark, he fell into the sea and the shark brought him to safety.

‘Thank you for saving my life!’ said Frosty in a very tired voice, full of disbelief. ‘But I need to get back up to my helicopter, because I nearly dropped my box of macarons!’...