Fighting Words

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Illustration: Aideen Connolly

Class: 2nd class School: St Macartan’s National School, Bundoran, Co Donegal Big Gus and Little Timmy’s Big Adventure My name is Gus, and I’m a big (...)

Alanna Hammel: ‘Grandad would regularly suggest we go fishing in the stream. We would tug gigantic salmon and rainbow trout disguised as leaves from the narrow creak’

Name: Álanna Hammel Age: 18 School: Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Co Wexford Slipperfish The stream was mesmerising. Whenever I hear the bu(...)

Nora Nic Con Ultaigh, a secondary school teacher in Coláiste Mhuire in Cabra, volunteers with Fighting Words Creative Writing Centre

I am a secondary school teacher in Coláiste Mhuire, a gaelcholáiste, in Cabra, and I also volunteer with Fighting Words Creative Writing Centre in Dub(...)

Name: Molly Walker Age: 17 School: Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co Dublin Bookshelf Memories I never knew a place that could warm my (...)

And he scores!

Name: Corina Herbert Age: 16 School: Mercy College Coolock, Malahide Road, Dublin 5 Anticipation; The Game My legs are shaking. My stomach is turnin(...)

Illustration: Claire Mullan

Class: Primary 6 and 7 School: Straidbilly Primary School, Liscolman, Ballymoney, Co Antrim Gerome's Great Inventions Gerome lived in a rocky world (...)

Illustration: Róise Ní Dhoimhín

Class: 6th class School: Killaloe Boys’ National School, Killaloe, Co Clare Illustrator: Róise Ní Dhoimhín The Dirty Rivalry It was 1974 in the(...)

‘We’ve taken a wrong turn,’ I say. ‘Shut up,’ the robot says curtly, not taking his eyes away from the road in front of us. Photograph: iStock

Name: Alyssa McDonald Age: 14 School: Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun, Dublin 9 Bear The robot’s cold dead eyes stare through me. “Would you like a b(...)

Main entrance to Auschwitz concentration camp. Photograph: iStock

Name: Daisy Savage Age: 14 School: Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Malahide Road, Dublin 3 UNFORGETTABLE Daisy Savage Stephanie was (...)

Illustration: Loretto McGarry

Class: 5th class School: St Michael’s Boys’ National School, Longford, Co Longford One day in Las Vegas, Jimmy the dog was doing exercise w(...)

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