It was a cold dark Halloween evening in St. Anne’s Park in Dublin. Great Grandad O’Shea about to start telling his scary stories down at The Witch’s Tree. When all of a sudden it started to lash rain. But we still went down slipping and sliding on the wet ground while trying to avoid stepping in the dog poo scattered all over the path way and the flooded grass. It was a horrible night in the wet and dark. As soon as we arrived at the tree we took shelter from the rain under the leaves. But when he started to tell the story it was amazing.
2020 was a weird year for everyone. It started well and on the 12th of March everything stopped and even school. We had two weeks of no school before lockdown hit. Everything moved online work,school and even sports training. This was all due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On the 13th of June the restrictions eased bit by bit. Until the 31st of December when the 3rd lockdown came around. There have been positives from the pandemic. The first vaccine in Ireland was given on the 27th of December. But there is still a long way till we get back to normality.
It was a great day in Buckingham Palace as it was the day the Queen got her brand new dress. It was worth 1 million pounds, made to fit her perfectly. It was the dress she would wear for her Christmas speech. The dress was worth a lot of money. It had to be kept safe in a locked glass case in the back room of the palace. But there was a group of burglars who wanted the dress. They took it! The police were called to try and find the dress. The Queen was very upset. But luckily they found her dress.
Pablo and Jack were out camping by the coast of Italy. They were getting ready to go hiking up the mountain near the camp site. Pablo got up and put on Jack’s glasses by mistake. The thing was they had the same glasses but different strengths. Pablo didn’t realise and Jack did. He started banging into rocks on the hike. Then eventually Pablo realised but it was too late. Jack had already cut his head and his legs. Pablo had to call an ambulance. They were air lifted to the hospital. Jack’s Dad asked how did it happen ‘I don’t remember putting it on’ said Pablo.
It was a normal lockdown day. Go to school come home go to bed and the same the next day and so on. For Lee and Jen it was a bit different. They had to isolate because their Dad got a test. He tested positive for Covid 19. They had to stay away from him for two weeks. Lee, Jen and Mam had to stay in the house. They later got tested to make sure because Lee had symptoms. Lucky he was negative. Mam said ‘ you can tell he felt really ill, at least he is getting better.’ Lee and Jen told their classmates how horrible it was to quarantine.
King Ronald was a very young man. He lived in a big white castle in Ireland, where there was a huge fields full of cows, sheep and horses. One bright Autumn morning, when the leaves were covering the floor, the cows were mooing. King Ronald went down to the fields. He suddenly fell. He started rolling down a small hill. It was King Bob! King Bob was quite a crafty old man always playing tricks on Ronald. But this time Ronald got very angry he went to his castle and started to fire cannons at him. Bob did the same and it ended up in death for both.
It was a long day for Jake and Neil. The two young boys were invited to ride a submarine for a day. It was all started well but not for long. The sub crashed into a rock. It had a huge leak. It was terrible. “We might sink!” screamed Jake. The old sailor who had to steer the submarine found a some metal and said that they could cover the hole with it. Neil said “if only it was smaller we could fill the hole”. It did not work so they taped a large plastic box to the hole. “It worked!” shouted the sailor. They later made it back.
It was a cold Autumn morning, the day the mad scientist was to test his new invention. The Giganta Ray. It made everything it zapped grow. He went to an old tree trunk and found what looked like a rotten bee hive. It actually had the oldest bee in the world still living there. He zapped it but made the bee bigger instead. The bee broke the bee hive! The poor old bee was found dead. Two men came to see what happened and to inspect the bee’s body. The mad scientist was then arrested for killing the bee and making him much larger.
It was Paddy’s Day 2019. Dan and Red drooped Jen off at the dance studio. She was going to be in the parade. ‘It’s like a concrete jungle.’ It was a cold enough but sunny day in Dublin. Dan and Red were waiting at the Bridge. They watched as the parade went by. There was a big fluffy dog cart it was quite funny, the dog danced into the dancers. There was a bit of trouble in the city. A teenager on a electric scooter came flying into Jen’s dance crew and hit Jen. It was a disaster! Jen and the teenager were brought to hospital in a red ambulance.
Me, John and Michael were on a tour of Áras an Uachtaráin. We were brought by all the important rooms in the building. There was a room that looked vacant but had a sign that read ‘Forbidden Entry’. I could not see through the small glass window but I had to see what was inside. When I touched the door handle an alarm went off and the army ran down the hall to stop it. It was a bit overwhelming. Then the Gardaí arrived to see what was going on. They took us for questioning, but the car wouldn’t work so the mechanic came to repair it.
It was back in 1600 France were fighting the great Captain Hook and his Egyptian Pirates. This all took place when France tried to take Saidi Arabia. But one of the French went to far and shot Captain Hook’s grandfather. This caused chaos between the two of the countries. There were cannons and bombs and loads of other nasty weapons. The French had 3 ships with weapons on it and Egypt had three large castles. In the end the French had to go back and fight against the British. The war of three months was won by the Egyptians.
Every Day Mr. Violin walked to work. On the border of the city and the desert. On this day there were road works on the main street so he had to make a diversion. Which meant he had to walk through the desert where there were loads of prickly cacti. By the time he got there some men were stealing his green apples. Then he called the police. He started to rage when they bruised his apples. When the police came he told them that they had no permission to take his apples. They were then later found guilty of robbery and kidnapping.
It was a cold Halloween afternoon. An old man was walking down the long footpath with his big black dog. When an old red tractor pulled out of the small farm. Suddenly he dropped a huge hay bale on the road. The cyclist put his shopping on his bike and did not see the hay bale. Now he was racing down the road and he hit into the hay on the road and got stuck. To add to that his pumpkins in his shopping bag hit the dog in the head! Luckily the farmer was not to far away and helped get him out and the dog was fine in the end.