November Short Stories

8 December 2016 | Posted under

The new girl at school

It was a Monday morning and I was getting ready for school. I just went downstairs to get my breakfast. I sat down beside my dog while I ate. Five minutes later and I was on my way to school. I stopped off at Sarah, my best friend’s house and we walked to school together as we always do. She only lived a bit up the road from me and school wasn’t that far either.

“Good morning class,” said Master Regan.

We did the usual, maths, English and geography before lunch. The bell rang and we all rushed outside. We didn’t notice there was a new girl until we went outside. We walked over to her because she was standing on her own.

“Hello,” I said. ”What’s your name?”

“My name’s Mia, what’s yours?” asked Mia.

“I’m Sophie and this is Sarah,” I replied. Sophie was very shy with people she had never met before, “Hello,” she said quietly.

The next morning Mia came over to us and said her mum was taking her shopping on Saturday, and she was allowed to bring one friend with her, but only one.

“Ok so I’ll do the dip to make it fair. ”She said. When she was finished it landed on me, but when she realised this she quickly changed her finger over to Sarah’s foot.

“Right that means I’m taking Sarah I guess. Come on Sarah let’s go.” And with that she grabbed her by the arm and walked off with her inside.

I couldn’t believe what Mia had just done! I was really looking forward to walking home with Sarah today but at the gates she was nowhere to be seen. She was away home with Sarah I guessed. I walked home angrily on my own. 

That evening i called round to Sarah’s house but it was her mum that answered the door.

“Hello, is Sarah here?” I asked shyly.

“Sorry dear, but she’s at Mia’s house. She should be back soon though.”

“oh ok,” I was nearly crying,”Bye.”

“Bye!” she waved.

“Mum, dad, I think there’s this girl at school who’s trying to take Sarah away from me.” I said when I got home. So then, I told them the story. They were very angry at Mia, but were glad I told them.

Saturday came around and I was stuck at home while Mia and Sarah were off shopping. I was so annoyed! That night I called at Sarah’s house again. This time Sarah answered.

“Sophie I’m so sorry,” she said,” I really don’t like Mia I know she’s being really mean to you.”

“Oh that’s great!”I sighed with relief. “I actually thought you two were going to be better friends than me and you!” we both laughed and gave each other a hug.

Erica Hegarty, 5th Class ,Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.


The school tour

It is that time of year again. Yep you guessed it when we go on a school tour. We got on the bus and Lucy  and  Ciara  sat beside each other and we were doing fine until Lucy started messing and Ciara took it very seriously and started crying.

Lucy  ignored  Ciara .until  their  friends  came over and told them to stop because it will ruin our school tour and that it will not be fun any of us. So we told them to make up. So we can enjoy our school trip.

Lucy   was quiet  while  Ciara  had forgotten  about it and started  singing closer  and  the whole  of 6th class started  singing as well everyone but Lucy . Patrick saw that Lucy was upset. He took out his sweets and gave one to Lucy. She took it gratefully and held it in her hand and thought for a little while, when she tapped Ciara on the shoulder. She held out her hand holding the sweet

The two girls smiled and giggled. The whole bus was quiet as everybody watched this simple act of kindness. It was a good lesson in friendship for everyone in the class. Patrick started singing closer again and the whole bus joined in as well.

Soon enough the bus arrived at the cinema for the Halloween special. There were popcorn, sweets and drinks for everyone. We all took are seats but somehow Josh got left by himself in row 9. Matthew had learned a lesson in friendship on the bus. He moved from row 8 to row 9 and sat beside josh. Not a work was said but they smiled at each other. This was going to be a happy day for our class.

Sometimes a small act of kindness can be a big thing to another person especially if they are feeling sad or depressed. The children were proud to be in 6th class that day they learned how to make a small act of kindness can put a big smile on a sad persons face.

Erin Doherty, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.



It was 4:30 in the morning I woke, had breakfast, got dressed and away I was. I drove to Belfast for the 7. 00 a.m. flight and headed straight to the staff room. There I met my co-pilot Jacob we were getting ready when suddenly the engineer Brendan walked in he said to me “Ben there’s something wrong with the plane.” So I got up and began walking to the plane. As I was walking I noticed a patch of black liquid on the runway it was fuel! The fuel tank had been leaking; luckily Brendan said he would fix it up before the flight.

It was 6:00am and we were doing the security check and when we passed the tank it was fixed” Fixed it up perfect for flying” said Brendan. It was a quarter to seven we opened the gates and in poured the passengers, 320 to be precise, all flying to Boston. When everyone was in Jacob started calling out the safety precautions. And we took off. We were around half way there when I realised something. The plane seemed to be going strangely slow. I thought” Hold on this is a Bowing 767 it’s the best in the business it can’t fail.” So I left Jacob to go and investigate. It wasn’t the engines that were failing, it was fuel.

It seemed Brendan had only temporarily fixed the tank as it was broke! But there was always the spare fuel right but wait boss said to use it in emergencies wait this is an emergency! I went to tell Jacob and he wasn’t happy” Don’t use the spare fuel you’ll get us fired!” Jacob said angrily” But it’s the only thing we can do!” At this point we weren’t the best of friends. So I went to get the fuel, filled the emergency tank and away we went. It was a quiet journey between me and Jacob . It was 1:55pm we were preparing to land but the landing gear failed.

This time me and Jacob had to work together it was going to be tricky to make a smooth landing. In the end me and Jacob were good friends again we had landed the plane safely in Boston, we got the people there safely because that’s what a pilot does.

Conor Gildea, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.


Halloween Horrors

It was Halloween and I was determined to have an awesome adventure. And that my friend, is exactly what I had.

One of my best friends and I decided to spend the night in the spectacularly, spooky freaky frightening totally, terrifying haunted house do the block. I love scary stuff, so this seemed like a BRILLIANT idea.

The door seemed adamant to open so we kicked it off its rusty, creaky, hinges. Inside we found boxes.....Boxes upon boxes. I was a bit annoyed when Jonothan, my best friend, nearly walked out on the spot. “Come on Alan” (That’s me ! ... Alan) “ This is BORING. Let’s GGOO” he moaned. (Baby!)

“At least let’s open the boxes.” I pleaded, opening my eyes wide. “No “he protested, but he didn’t leave. He just stomped angrily upstairs. So I opened up the boxes. Well I opened ONE of them. I  gasped!  “Johnny, come here and see what I found!”

I awaited his response. It came out in the form of a scream. My blood ran cold. Whatever could have happened to Jonathan?

I sprinted up the stairs. I called “Don’t worry Jonny, I’m coming!” I kicked open every door until across the room that Jonny was in you’d never believe who was holding him hostage.

A skeleton! And he looked utterly bone idle. (I know, I know.....) I didn’t know what to do. I COULD run away screaming and leave him to seal his fate and lose my best friend, or be brave. Which would you choose? YES or NO

So I stepped in. I defeated the skeleton, but not unharmed. Yikes! He ripped my thumb right OFF! Double yikes!

Jonothan and I stumbled shakily down the stairs together. Friends again. “Can we go open the boxes now?” I asked. “IF so, you’ll have to do it. I’ve literally only one thumb. Someone should write a book about me!”       

“OK, we’ll open the boxes” he sighed. So we did. And he gasped when he saw the boxes, absolutely stuffed with............CANDY!! We each unwrapped one. They were delish! “No need to go trick or treating !” I joked happily.

 Apart from the thumb bit,  the Jonathan -  being – held –hostage bit and the skeleton bit...well it had been a pretty good Halloween!

“And CUT!” yelled the director, shaking his head. “You guys are terrible! Jeff,! Bring in the next actors!”

“Lights! Camera!Action!”

It was Halloween.............

 Emma Bonner, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.


The Big Adventure

The year is 2017. Jack Philips and his friend Shea Campell were really bored in Jack’s house. Then Shea jumped with such a start that he frightened Jack so much that he fell off the couch. “What is it?”Screamed Jack “Why don’t we go to the forest!” exclaimed Shea. “Well..... “oh come on don’t be a spoil sport.” “Well okay lets go” said the hurt Jack. So they headed off for the forest.

 When they reached the forest.... “Oh no I forgot to tell mum we were going out” “its okay, it’s not like were camping out for the night. They ventured into the forest more and more until Jack looked at his watch. “Oh no it’s seven o’clock.” He yelled. But as he said this he was looking around, he couldn’t see the way out.”Where are we?” said Jack nearly in tears “It looks like we’ll have to camp out for the night” said Shea “Why did you get us into this mess” “Its not my fault” said Shea ready to hit Jack “Okay calm down I’ll get some wood for a fire and you get some food, water and shelter. So after an hour out looking for the stuff they met at the tree they left from.”Okay I’ve found shelter in a tree, what have you got” “Nothing much” Lied Jack. Let’s go to the tree now it’s getting dark “Okay” They got there after about fifteen minutes. “Okay” declared Shea “Let’s climb” “Wait a minute you never told me had to climb” “Sorry” Said Shea. So after a struggle to get up, they camped out for the night.

In the morning Shea was very hungry so he asked where the food was but Jack didn’t tell him where it was. So after a big fight they went down to look for more food. They were climbing down when a vine snapped, Jack fell all the way to the ground “Ooohhh I think I broke my ankle!“ said Jack with tears welling up in his eyes “ Don’t worry I’ll help you when I get down” said Shea “Wait a minute, I think I see your house Jack ,look  behind that big tree!” “Oh yeah!” said the excited Jack. So they hobbled and hobbled until they got out of the forest “We made it,wwwhhhhhhhooooooo” said the excited Shea. Jack forgot all about his ankle when he saw his mum. In the end after all the kissing and hugging Jack went to the hospital. It turned out to be sprained                             

 Tiarnán Ward, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.


The Goblin Story

Although it was a Monday Maia was quite excited. She had been excited all weekend because they had to write a story for her English class. “It’s finally Monday and I can show Mr Murry my story!” She jumped out of bed and got her clothes on. Then she got on the bus.

“Hi Carly”said Maia. “Hey Maia”. As the bus pulled to a halt they got out of the bus. As they walked in the door they got their stuff and went to their first class. As soon as the bell went they got out of class and headed to Maia’s favourite class, English.

Maia and Carly walked to class together. “Settle down, settle children. Now I want you to get out your stories from Friday.” Maia took her book and saw a purple glowing tear on her page. She and Carly looked at it together and touched it. Everything was pitch black. “Wow what is happening? I feel like I’m falling!” “Same, what is going on?” “I don’t know AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! BOOM! Ouch! Did I just hit my head really bad or is there a goblin right there? Nope there’s a goblin there………… RUN!!!!!”

Where are we? “I do recall my story for Mr Murry had a goblin in it so we’re probably in my story!” said Maia. “So we are probably in your story! Yep! Great!”

“Ahh if it wasn’t for you and your story we wouldn’t be in this mess!” said Carly. “It’s not my fault!” screamed Maia. “So what happened to the girls in your story?” asked Carly. “Well they sort of got eaten by the goblin.” “Great…… just great! You know I’ll find my way on my own! Goodbye Maia!” Carly walked on down a long black corridor and disappeared……………

Carly oh no this happened in my story! If I can somehow get Carly back as my friend then everything should be ok! Otherwise Carly and I will be eaten! “Stupid Maia, why did she have to write a story!” muttered Carly

Ahh!! What was that? Carly, Carly are you ok!! Help me someone or I will get eaten! Carly where are you!!!?? Carly, there you are.  Are, you ok? “No there’s a goblin in front of me I’m not ok!Ok, wait a second. Oh look at the tasty elephant over there!” The goblin turned around and Bang! He got hit by a shovel! Are you ok Carly?  Yeh I’m ok thanks to you. Bang they were in the classroom again. “Sorry I was harsh to you! It’s ok Carly” “So friends?” asked Carly. “Friends” said Maia.

Katie Doherty, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.



It was Monday morning, first day at my new school. I was dreading it. At my last school they used to beat me up. What if they beat me up again? Hello. My name is Brendan and I’m the smallest person in the school. Being small is a torture but it has its advantages as you’ll soon find out.

Ding-a-ling. That was the school bell ringing. I was officially late for school. I walked into my French class and apologised for being late. The French teacher stood up and said “Bonjour Monsieur.”   “Bonjour Master”. I wasn’t very good at French and he knew it. So I sat down and began to doze off. I was woken by the sound of my teacher’s voice, shouting at me. I had no idea what, but I knew it wasn’t good. The bell rang and I stomped out of the class. I managed to dodge my way through the rest of the day. When I was on my way home, I met some of the 5th graders. I pretended I didn’t see them but when they started to walk towards me, I burst into a fast sprint. They followed me and soon caught up. One of them tried to grab me but I ducked and he tripped and landed on his knees and gave up the chase, but there were two more, one of them clipped my heel and I fell. The other grabbed me by the shirt and lifted me off the ground and started beating me up. Then, through blood shot eyes I saw my friend Declan running towards me with a bat in his hands, the boys didn’t see him and eventually when they did, it was too late. BANG!!! He hit one in the back. BANG!!! He hit the other on the side of the head. One of the boys ran off and the other boy dropped me and joined his friend in their desperate scurry to get away. “Are you ok” said Declan. “Yea”, I said, “thanks”. “Why did you help me?” “Because you’re my friend and that’s what friends do.” “Well, thanks. See you at school” “Ok, see you tomorrow.” Oh, wait”, said Declan, “just remember....I’ve got your back.”

By Marc Gavigan, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.


A Friend

A friend is like a race car

All pumped and ready to go

You could ask him to fly around the world

A friend would never say no


Friends have fights

We all know that

But you’ll always be friends

If you never look back


I’ve had a fight

Don’t believe, it’s true

But we both made up

Because that’s what friends do


If you’ve had a fight

Tell someone who’ll help

For there are no strangers in the world

Only friends we never met!!

Marc Gavigan, 5th Class, Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.

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