The Adventures of the Scary Flying Shark: A story by 4th class, Scoil San Carlo, Leixlip, Kildare
Fighting Words 2019: 4th class, Scoil San Carlo Senior National School, Leixlip, Co Kildare. Illustration by Ayelet Lalor
There was once a flying shark who used to visit his nan. The shark’s nan was an evil shark who gave him toffees that stuck his jaws together so he couldn’t complain.
One day, on his way to his nan’s house, the shark found a fish called Billy Bob. After that, every time he went to his nan’s house, he would play with Billy Bob.
One evening, he came across an annoying salmon called Silly Salmon. The shark wanted to eat him.s
“If you annoy me one more time, I’ll eat you,” he growled.
“Yeah, right. You can’t catch me. Not on the scales on my finny fin fin,” Silly Salmon replied. The flying shark chased Silly Salmon to a cave. Silly Salmon drank a magic potion that made him fly. The two fish flew above the ocean and two fishermen spotted them from their boat.
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.