I hopped out of the brigade and set off as fast as I could towards the humongous blaze. This was one of our worst cases yet. We were all sick of these fires caused by climate change. The fire looked petrifying; there was another fierce spiral of fire right beside me. We had our most powerful hoses with us; we had been warned we would need them beforehand. We started to try and put out the fire but it was almost impossible. It would take a titanic effort. We called for lots of backup because we needed as many people as we could get. This would be a long, hard day…..
Dr. Green was an extremely wise and clever scientist. He was doing some research on climate change in his lab. One day he discovered that yet another species of animal had become endangered due to climate change. He went and told his assistant Dr. James, who seemed hugely overwhelmed at this news. The amount of endangered animals was going up a lot lately. The air had been getting quite hot too.
The next day all the scientists in the district had a meeting and they came up with a masterful plan to stop climate change forever. Tomorrow, they would get to work…
As soon as the gigantic creature called a human left the room, I hopped up out of my clever hiding place. Humans were weird creatures; they were messy and always being loud. I don’t know why they lived in the same house because they all seemed to despise each other, but sometimes they seemed to get on well with each other. While I was exploring this particular room, I saw a ginormous pink fluffy sideways eight but the holes had what looked like pink windows inside. I set up my portable ladder and climbed up. When I peered through the windows, something crazy happened. Everything turned pink! ‘Wow,’ I thought to myself, ‘This is crazy!’
I was so excited to go back to the place where I had spent so much of my life, playing and having fun. I used to always have picnics in the park and go swimming in the river. As soon as I opened the door of my parent’s house and we spent a few enjoyable minutes hugging and having a chat, we ambled to the humongous park that I loved beside the house. I knew something wasn’t right straight away when we went in. The grass was yellow and dead. I exclaimed ‘I have never seen the river bed so dry! There are even rats scuttling around!’ ‘I know’, my Mam said sadly. ‘It’s because of climate change.’
I wanted them so badly I couldn’t put it into words. This was like a dream for a poor old tree scientist like me. If I got this, a big ball of all the rarest branches and twigs in the world, I would make millions. It seemed crazy. It seemed impossible, but here they were right in front of me. Would I be unselfish and mannerly, and just not do anything but keep on dreaming? Or would I be daring, and go and seize what I had always wanted? I would get all the money I wanted. I slowly curled my hand up into a fist and, preparing to run, punched the glass so that I could grab what I wanted so desperately.
Oh no. It was bad. Very bad. Mr. White was about to start washing out the honey bottle so that he could recycle it. Fred, my fellow honey monster, glanced over at me. We knew what we had to do. As minuscule as we were, we had some extraordinary powers. We would have to turn super-sticky. This meant that we would stick to the bottle, so we wouldn’t get washed out. But today, something was different. Our powers didn’t work. I looked at the calendar. My eyes widened with fear. It was the 18th of July. The one-day honey monster’s powers didn’t work. As Mr. White turned on the tap, we accepted our fate…..
With my pen hanging limply from my hand, I just couldn’t get my head around it. How come I, just an ordinary boy, had been chosen for this? I had no answers. The ancient scroll was right there sitting in front of me. I thought ‘so, what will I write on this page?’ I didn’t know. I was still confused. Whatever I wrote down this page would be my future. But what did I want my future to be? I still didn’t know. Then something came into my head. It was marvellous, brilliant. I put my head down and, slowly, began to write.
Barry the Bunny was having a nice stroll up the road with his new mysterious friend on a bright, sunny Sunday morning. They had their day all planned out. They would go to Café Animmalé for breakfast, and then go for a walk to the Animal Groomers to get their hairs trimmed. After that they would go back to Barry’s and have a Sunday roast. It was going to be brilliant. On the way to the groomers, Barry’s mysterious friend started running unexpectedly. Barry caught up to them. His friend had a question. ‘Which way to the shops?’, it panted. Barry showed them. What they picked up from the fridges gave Barry a terrible fright. Rabbit meat! Barry’s friend took off his mask. ‘Yes’, they said. ‘I am a wolf!’ They started chasing Barry. What would happen next?
Tom jumped behind the nearest ripped couch, terrified. A thought came through his head. Why was he doing all this? He could have simply just went home when he was bored instead of agreeing to come in here. Then, there was a flash of light, then, darkness again. It all happened within about a split second. He peeked out from behind the couch and everything seemed to be calm. Out of nowhere, he did something that required all the courage he could muster. He jumped out from behind the couch and made a run for it. As he flung the window open, he took one last look back and then jumped. A smooth landing, and then he ran. He wouldn’t ever go in there again!
Sarah looked wistful while Niamh was telling her the story. That golden mushroom was the thing Sarah wanted more than anything. While a golden mushroom might sound weird, it was extremely powerful. If you ate it, you would get three things that would change your life. It would give you the power to rule the world. You would make the final decision on absolutely everything. It would give you the golden oar. Whenever you sat in a wooden boat, you could teleport anywhere. Finally, it would give you the power to stay at any age you wished, and your body would never get wrinkled. While Niamh said she would find it, Sarah knew she would get there first. Who will get there first? The race is on.
As he stepped into the dimly lit hall, Tom noticed the goosebumps that were covering his arms and legs. It must be about -10 degrees in here; it was absolutely freezing. He entered the sitting room at a snail’s pace. It was extremely eerie. He had a look around. There were ripped couches in corners, broken glass tables strung across everywhere and books with pages ripped out littered the room. There must have been chaos in here. Suddenly, when he was having a look at the blinds, they slammed shut. After a second or two, darkness enveloped the room and Tom could not see a thing. It frightened the wits out of Tom. Was it a ghost? Was it a spirit? Even Tom didn’t know!
‘I’m so bored!’, moaned Tom. ‘I’m going home. See you tomorrow.’ ‘You’re bored?’, questioned Rocco. ‘I have something for you to do, since you think you’re a bit of a daredevil!’ ‘What is it?’, asked Tom in a sulky voice. ‘Why don’t you go into number 29?’, said Rocco, grinning. Tom had a good think about it. It might be dangerous. Nobody dared to go in there. ‘Well, I suppose, why wouldn’t I?’ Rocco gave him a pat on the back. ‘Off you go then. I’ll come behind you and wait outside. Go as far as the kitchen and then come back.’ ‘OK, in I go!’, announced Tom. And in he went. What would lie in store for him in number 29?
‘This will be so much fun!’, exclaimed Niall and Leon in unison. When they got to the forest, Leon saw a tree that looked extremely interesting, so he went over to have a look. When Niall looked away for a minute, Leon quickly jumped behind a huge tree and let out a howl just like a wolf. Niall was terrified. Leon came back out from behind the tree. ‘What’s the matter?’, Leon asked Niall casually. Niall made up a crazy story. ‘I heard a wolf, and as it let out a pitiful howl, there was a big bang as it fell to the ground! Then it ran away!’ ‘That’s a bit dramatic’, said Leon. ‘It was me!’ Niall wasn’t happy!
There once was a man with an extraordinary imagination. His name was Mr. Violin. Mr. Violin was no ordinary man. He was obsessed with the colour purple. Animals were also a large part of his life, especially an elephant that he kept in his back garden for some reason. Every night he would dream of bizarre things, like a painted pig jumping over Mars and back to Earth. There is a twist to Mr. Violin’s life though. He has the power to make everyone happy for their whole life. His dream one Saturday night was that he used his power on the whole wide world. So, he thought, why not try it in real life??
Alan and Emily, who were brother and sister, were having a discussion about their favourite types of food. ‘I seriously just don’t understand how somebody cannot like chocolate cake’, said Alan. ‘I just don’t understand how people can like it!’, exclaimed Emily. ‘It’s just disgusting.’ Then it was time for the drinks. ‘I mean, it has to be Fanta’, announced Emily. ‘Are you crazy?’, asked Alan, bemused. ‘Coke is absolutely, by a mile, the best without question.’ Next, it was the spreads. ‘Nutella is good but you like marmalade like me, don’t you?’, asked Emily. ‘No’, he said. ‘I like Marmite’. ‘That is revolting’, revealed Emily. ‘I do like Marmite and marmalade mixed together though,’ she said.
I have never experienced a day that was as weird as the one I’m going to tell you about. It was a Halloween night. First of all, a frightening figure that towered above me appeared out of nowhere and screamed behind me which made me jump. When I turned around, I noticed that it was wearing a scary brown mask too. Then, I felt a sharp dig in my back. It was as though somebody had kicked me, but nothing or nobody was around! Just to make my day even scarier, it made me jump on a balloon that was lying around which popped extremely loudly! It definitely wasn’t a great day.
‘Did you see it?’, Joanna demanded of Brian angrily. ‘How many times do I have to tell you? Are you not listening? I said NO, I haven’t seen it! Now stop asking me.’ ‘This is so annoying, but where did it go?’, she shouted. Let’s have a look’, replied Brian. They searched the whole house, top to bottom, but they still just couldn’t find Joanna’s favourite jumper which was missing. ‘It was right behind me, and it just disappeared!’, wailed Joanna. ‘I would say James took it. You know what he’s like’. What Joanna thought turned out to be true! James was hiding outside behind the bins with Joanna’s jumper. Joanna wasn’t happy with him!
It broke out of Joshua’s grip and flew away smoothly, high into the air. The four sprinted after it and a couple of times it slowed down and did a few loops just above their heads to tease them. They ran all the way down the hill, turned a corner and kept on running. The bike must have been tired because it flew down and lay against a wooden pole for a second but then it flew away out of sight. They trotted back home feeling very disappointed. Corey suggested that they could play a football match to cheer them up so Cian got his ball. Jack thought that they should try and make their own flying bicycle. So that’s what they did!
It was a bright January morning but it was bitterly cold. Everybody that had helped manufacture this amazing rocket stood still, waiting for the results of their project. They all felt as though they had frostbite. They heard the engine start, and they all became extremely excited. If this rocket worked, it would reach the moon in about 15 minutes. It would be as fast as lightning. They all stared at the rocket eagerly, but when it just wouldn’t take off they all became very worried. They looked on in despair. Suddenly, the rocket shot up into the air at extreme speed. It was time for the people that had invented this rocket to have a party!
‘A yellow flying bicycle????’ ‘In our tiny town?’ ‘You must be joking.’ Well, I’m not.’ Joshua, Corey and Jack were playing a football match when their friend Cian came over and told them what he saw a while ago at the big hill around the corner. He also warned them that it had tried to fly at him and hit him, so they should stay a good bit away from it. They all sprinted to the hill as fast as they could and there it was, hovering overhead. Joshua was desperate to get that bicycle so he went very close to it and when it flew at him he grabbed it greedily. It was too strong for him though!
It was a bright spring afternoon. It was a Friday and it was 2 o’clock. I was roaming through a gigantic, magnificent forest I had discovered. There was lots of squirrels and other animals like that. There was lots of huge trees; some of the biggest I had ever seen. All of a sudden, something moved behind me. I spun around sharply and saw a tree. This wasn’t just a normal tree though. It was shaped exactly like a human. Then it moved. I screamed and started running away. After a few seconds I heard a familiar voice behind me. It was my best friend! He had pranked me! Phew!
It was a sunny Saturday, the fourteenth of June 2037. Thousands of people gathered around this small robot but millions were watching on TV. This was the greatest piece of technology ever invented. It would be very expensive and it would get everyone talking. 10 MINUTES! This is what it said on the big screen in front of everybody. Everyone waited excitedly. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. One minute left. Everybody and everything stopped and… the robot moved. It flew high into the air and started dropping sweets that came out from the inside of his hand. This was the greatest thing ever made.
Brian had just walked up the aisle to the altar for his wedding before his bride Carla walked in. She was wearing a disgusting wine dress with green balls of material on the arms. She was also wearing a huge, terrible white hat on her head. This surprised Brian because Carla usually dressed very nicely. Why did she have to wear that absurd and horrible dress on their wedding day? It was calamitous, but Brian forgave her because she was very kind and responsible. They had a wonderful day and stayed in a stunning hotel for two nights afterwards. At least Carla never wore that horrible dress again!
I woke up in the middle of the night on a cold, wet Christmas Eve. For some reason I had a Santa hat on which was quite weird since I didn’t remember putting it on. I just ignored it and went back to sleep. When I woke up in the morning the hat was still on my head. Then I realised that I had a note in my hand. It was absurd. The note said ‘From Santa’ in an untidy scrawl. Then I got out of bed and… I flew? Then I figured it out! Santa had given me his magical hat! It was the best day ever! It was absolutely sublime!
I was standing in the tunnel, ready to make my Ireland debut against England. I felt really nervous and ill so I told my team mate. He said to just focus. Then we walked out. I could hear him tell the rest of the team “he felt really ill”. I could see all the fans in green and white. I was so nervous I wanted to just run away. Then the match started. I was playing striker. The whole match went without one chance but in the last minute a cross came my way. I got a looping header on it and it sailed over the keeper into the net! It was the best feeling ever.
Once upon a time, there was a fox and a wolf. The fox was ginger, brave, skinny and kind. The wolf was white, long, slender and trust worthy. They were the best of best friends. During the autumn they were very crafty. They loved making pictures with the leaves and playing games together, rolling through the plants. They also loved going on adventures. One snowy Christmas morning when they were just wandering around, the two of them discovered a huge castle. They agreed that they would go inside and explore it. This would be one of their best, most exciting and remarkable adventures yet!
Hello. I am Lesley Porter and I am homeless. I live in the city centre of Dublin. I get some money from people roaming the streets sometimes. It’s nice of them and it also is enough for me to get essentials. One night, about 11 PM, I noticed a ginormous man walking towards me. He looked very fierce. Then, when he got to me, he punched, hit and kicked me with extreme force. It was dastardly of him. I got up and legged it to a friend’s house. I found the spare key in the garden but it didn’t fit. If only it was a bit smaller…
Mr Krukel and Mr Zamba worked for a secret organisation that did experiments on different animals to find out more about them. One windy, bitter Saturday morning Mr Krukel and Mr Zamba were trotting very slowly up the lane towards Mr Zamba’s vacant warehouse. Mr Krukel had a ginormous blue box on his back. They got to the warehouse and opened the bag. Inside was an extravagant bee. Bees, as you probably know, are endangered and they started doing some complex tests on the bee. After about three hours of hard work they got ready to go home. It had been a remarkable days work.
I was on my scooter going down the long road. This road was called the Street of Weirdness and by the end of the story you will know why. After a while, a red man came out onto the road and danced an extremely silly dance. This was very weird. As I turned a corner, a red flamingo walked out in front of me and screeched. Suddenly, the concrete turned fluffy! Bamboozled, I went back home. This was the weirdest day of my life! When I got home, a pig, a chicken and a cow were in my house. Was this the weirdest day in history?
I can hear noises from the attic all the time. I want to see what’s in there so badly but I’m not allowed to even look inside. One night before bed my Mam says, ‘Kyle, remember do NOT go into the attic.’ ‘Fine’, I said. ‘I won’t’. ‘Good boy’ said my Mam. But I had to see what was inside… When everyone was asleep I crept out of my room and up the stairs to the attic. I was being a bit of a miscreant but I didn’t mind. I opened the door slowly and what I saw inside made me scream…