2030 by Tadhg

It was 2030. Everything had changed all the way of living was not to go to school as a child you had to go to college instead and skip primary and secondary school. You didn’t drive your car a computer did. All of the houses were made of bamboo and the roads were all made of mud. Anyone could drive. ‘It’s not like last year’ he thought. Jack was worrying that covid might have a resurgence like it did last year. Everything was closed down just like 2020 and 2021 when no one left their house it was horrible.

The Goggles by Rose

I put on the goggles, I was quite nervous. My great grandad would always experiment but this was far off what he would normally do. He wanted to try out the goggle that were supposedly meant to bring you to the future.

I’m not even sure if that’s possible! But he was invested in the project.

And I was pulled in it.

“Ok, now, just think about what year you want to go to, and you’ll be there!”

And so I did. I thought of the year, 2025.

Soon after, I saw a blinding light. I felt some pain but in a second I was transported to a house.

I looked around and saw an elderly woman staring at me in shock

“Goodness?! Where-, how-.?” She stuttered in shock.

I didn’t say anything, but left the house quickly, goggles still on. When I left I saw outside. There were many roads and metal machines with people inside, smoke everywhere. Children playing and people with dogs on rope.

“This is not like last year.” I thought I said in my head.

“What do you mean? It was exactly the same as last year.” Said a stranger.

“Ah, right, sorry.”

100 w/c Rorí

Badoom! badoom! As Josh walked through the abandoned farm he noticed that the hay was gone. It’s not like last year, he thought. Just as he was going to leave he heard an enormous bang coming from one of the shacks. He went to investigate it was a black horse with red eyes. Josh was so scared he passed out. When he woke up he was in some sort of dungeon with a bunch of hay. Suddenly a man appeared and said ‘listen to what I say or you will pay.’ Then he made a run for it with a large jilt to the side he was gone.

Last Day by Nathan

10..9..8..7 the engine was reviving. The people look as

the first rocket was launching to Mars.

Only the richest people got to go as it cost up to 500,000 Euro to go. As for the poorest families got left to die.

But for the Seid family they didn’t give up.

You see John and Bob were the only people in their town after the last meteorite hit.

‘It’s not like last year’ he thought

Last year it was peaceful until King Fire hit the world with a nuke sending the world in havelock killing millions of people.

New Year’s Eve by Mya

Every year George goes to a party for New Years but this year when he went it was different. ‘It’s not like last year’, he thought. Everyone acted differently they were all calm, no kids running around, everyone was talking, at first George liked it but it got weird, there was no music. He decided to go outside to get some air, when he went back in kids were running around, there was music being blasted, people were dancing, ‘did I imagine everything, no I swear it wasn’t like this’ he thought to himself. To this day he still didn’t know what happened.

The Drawing Contest by Matthew

It was the day of the most competitive drawing contest of all.

The favourites were Louise and Smith.

Everybody was nervous especially the new comers.

The competition was held in the Empire State Building.

The rules were: you had to stay inside the lines if you didn’t you would be disqualified.

Then the bell rang now the tournament began, the colouring sheets were gave out.

The colour sheets were really small, the instructor was looking around and they saw that Louise and Smith were scribbling. The instructor was shocked.

It was not like last year the instructor thought.

The Random House by Luke

It is January first and John walked outside to go on a walk. On the walk he went past the graveyard. He saw a house pop up at the end of it and then sprinted home. The next day he went to school. There was a new girl her name was Sam. He thought there was something off about her. She said she lives near the graveyard. I knew it she lives in that house that popped up out of nowhere. The second school ended I sprinted to the house. I walked in and asked what is going on she is a witch.

Dull to Bright by Kyle

Zac was walking through his town on New Year’s Day. He had a great night last night, drinking fizzy drinks, eating sweets and staying up late. Today he was quite tired as he walked down to his hurling training. He noticed that there was something different about the place. ‘It’s not like last year,’ he thought. He looked around and realised what it was. Instead of everything being grey and dull, all the buildings were colourful and bright. The council must have done it up overnight! He marvelled at the sight, along with everyone else. This was a historic moment for such a small town.

The School Trip by Kayleigh

Last year for their school trip they went to the museum. This year they are going again. When they arrived they got off the bus one by one and went into the museum. Their teacher guided them into the room where 3 of the museum workers were standing. It was awkward. They started telling them about the sculpture on the right. Jack was confused. ‘It’s not like last year’ he thought and then got back to listening. We went to the next room. The workers were behind us. They seemed suspicious. When we got into the next room one of the workers started hiding something. Jack got scared. When they all got home Jack told the story to his mam. Nobody knows what they were hiding.

My First Day in Secondary School by Emma

It is my first day in secondary school I’m quite nerves but I’m short of exited. I got there and it was so horrifying there were so many people I had to I exclude it was scary I walked though the halls with my head down I heard the bell ring everyone stared running to class I looked at my time table and it said I have homeroom first class and I cannot fined the room then a six year showed me the room while I was walking to homeroom I saw some guy getting bullied for his shoes he cried its not like last year he thought

As Good As New by Eden

Scott was getting ready to go school. He made sure to wrap up warm because his classroom was just an old prefab. It had cracks in the walls and windows. It’s heating didn’t even work. A lot of the time it was just as cold inside as outside. When he arrived at school he was very surprised because the prefab looked brand new. “It’s not like last year”, he thought. None of the windows had even a scratch. The walls looked as good as new. The second he walked in the heat hit him. The heating finally worked! Scott was very happy.

Joey Dunlop by Donnchadh

Joey Dunlop was on his final lap. It is a very rainy day in England. Joey is riding a Honda rc45. He was coming around a corner nearly clipping the curve while trying to stay on. Mosco in second place on the Yamaha is quickly catching up. Joey struggling to maintain his speed and to stay straight, one slip could be very dangerous. Mosco right beside Joey now, Joey has to hurry.

Joey has to take the risk… Joey speeds up, he can see the finish line. Mosco falls behind. Joey has won the race. Mosco screamed in anger the race is over.

100 w/c by Daniels

It was 2022 and I had a wonderful night with Tom, my friend. ‘Its not like last year,’ he thought. The day came and he stepped into his new class in first year. He was scared at the start but he gave some deep breaths and he walked into the class and sat down at his seat. The teacher welcomed me to the class and everyone said hi. As the weeks passed the subjects became more difficult. I started thinking as Tom did. Tom was right. Secondary school is really not like last year. I really miss primary school which was easier and more fun.

Time Warp by Daniel

Sam woke up to what he thought was a normal day. Later he got dressed and went down stairs. Just when he was about to watch tv something astonishing happened, the wall ripped and it looked like he was in space. He couldn’t think of an explanation for what he’s looking at. Suddenly the house fell into a rift. He found himself alone in a field. After wandering around and listening to people he realised he was a year in the past. “This isn’t like last year,” he thought. Then out of nowhere another rift opened and he traveled to another place in time.

The Treasure Dive by Callum

Every year the Adama’s go to the Fredo’s finest hotel. The Adama’s go because they have a tradition to go when the treasure dive is on at the hotel. They got ready the night before so they could go first thing in the morning. The drive was 2hours so they brought breakfast with them. When they got there they had time to go to the go to their room and unpack. The treasure dive was in the afternoon. Jack the son walked down to the pool and he said it was not like last year because now it was a free for all not just for the kids.

Dungeon by Ben


James was alone, he had just been kidnapped and has been thrown into a mysterious and unknown dungeon. James was walking through the park when he came across a man that looked confused so he went over to them and then he suddenly appeared in a dungeon. He looked around and then he saw it, James’s phone was lying on the floor he ran as fast as he could over to it to call the police but then he remembered the police change their phone number so they can’t get hacked. “It’s not like last year”, he thought. Then he heard the door open.

Secondary Disaster by Ashton

Finally secondary school after years and years I am finally here let’s go in. As David was telling himself these words while entering the school he stopped. And saw something he will never forget. All of his old friends were laughing together. He thought to himself why didn’t they invite me I am their friend after all. He let it slip off his mind for a while. He said to himself they probably forgot I went to this school. A few hours later it was lunch time and saw an empty seat he tried to sit they didn’t let him. David was very sad its not like last year he thought ..

2022 by Amy

“3,2,1 Happy new year!” Everyone shouted as we watched the fireworks. I can’t wait to do our family tradition and spend another year with my family. Our traditions every year on January 1st is we all bake cake and eat it while watching a movie. My brother looked sad though. He usually loves doing this. And then I realised. Dad wasn’t here! I forgot dad was at hospital! I was looking at my brother…

“It’s not like last year.” He thought to himself. He stood up and said he wants to bring it to dad. So we baked dad a cake and went to the hospital. We let dad pick the movie and stayed over night with him.

The Egg by Alfie

It was New Year’s Day. Adam was spending time with his family. They were having a big party with balloons ,party hats, popcorn machines and colourful confetti. Adam was enjoying the party but something was calling him. He went outside and followed the voice to the woods. The voice got stronger and stronger the further he went into the forest. He felt he was being watched. Very far into the woods he noticed that the trees around him were dead and rotting. Then he saw the repulsive egg. It was a pale fleshy colour with red lines”it’s not like last year”he thought.

Another Lockdown by Aaron

Everyone is hoping for 2022 to be a good year but so far it has been dreadful. For starters a young boy named Aaron got Covid on his first day. Secondly, there could be a potential second lockdown. “It’s not like last year”, he thought. Last year it was lockdown straight away and no schools were opened for a good while. Aaron was alright with Covid and he was able to cope with it as he got the PlayStation 5 for Christmas. He really enjoyed playing Fifa 22 and Minecraft. So far this year is not looking hopeful for us.