Georgie, Timmy and the Jimbob: A story by 5th and 6th class, Casa Caterina School, Cabra, Dublin 7

Fighting Words 2019: 5th and 6th class, Casa Caterina School, Cabra, Dublin 7. Illustration by Zoe Canin


One day, Georgie got lost. Timmy found out she was gone and went to go look for her in a magical realm. The magical realm was created by David Beckham. It is filled with many disturbing and creepy creatures.

Timmy was hesitant to go through the portal.

In the magical realm, there was one very scary monster that could shape-shift into your worst fear. It was the scariest monster in the realm and it was called Jimbob. Timmy has a sword and a shield and he cut open the door of the portal with his sword.

Timmy started to run because a monster saw him and was chasing him. It was a jungle with creatures everywhere. Timmy was looking back at the monster and then he fell into a river . . .

This story took shape at one of the workshops run by Fighting Words, which was founded by Roddy Doyle and Seán Love in 2009 to nurture young writers around Ireland. It is now in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Mayo, Wicklow, Galway, Donegal, Kerry, Wexford and Kildare.