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Maynooth Library Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 7-9 – Winning Entry

Maynooth Library hosted an Easter Holidays Creative Writing Competition for Ages 7-12 and was overwhelmed by the exceptional talent on display in the entries. The winning story from the 7-9 category is the witty and playful ‘Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz’ by Finley who is 8 years old. 

Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz

Fizzelpoz was a small boy. Nobody could smell his name…. Whoops I meant spell his name. 

Other kids made fun of his name, which made Fizzelpoz sad. This was odd because it was fun to say. “Fizzelpoz” and just saying “Fizzelpoz” makes you happy.

Go ahead say it “Fizzelpoz”….. It’s fun. Isn’t it?

Anywho back to the story….

It was a fine Spring day and Fizzelpoz was enjoying the sunshine in his local park. As he stood admiring the beautiful daffodils he met a girl called Snezywoooz.

“What’s your name?” said Snezywoooz. “I’m Fizzelpoz” said Fizzelpoz.

“That’s a beautiful name, I love it,” said Snezywooz.

At that moment, the world stopped spinning, it went silent, except for Garda Jones who was stuffing his face with Easter Eggs, but that is not the point of this story…

This was the greatest day of Fizzelpoz’s life, he finally made a true friend. Two minutes later after an intense stare and some background noise … nom nom nom … “What’s your name?” said Fizzelpoz. “Snezywooz” she said.

This friendship would last a lifetime.

Suddenly, there was a loud nose … “ahhh-chooo”… went an old lady.

As part of the same suddenly there was a loud noise “bang, clang, karthump”.

“What’s that?” said Fizzelpoz. “Look!” said Snezywooz.

Garda Jones was running after someone. “Get back Rickfrinkleton, put the money down!” he shouted.

“Look Snezywooz” said Fizzelpoz, “it’s Rickfrinkleton. He’s a very bad man who’s robbed 900 banks in 1 year and he’s the leader of a group of gangsters called The Bank Robbers”.

“Let’s stop him!” said Fizzelpoz. “Sure!” said Snezywooz. “What else would we be doing?”

So they asked the old lady for her snotty walking stick. “Ok” she said,”but don’t forget to give it back, old granny needs her snot catcher…ahhh-chooo…”

“Thank you very much, we will be back soon” said Fizzelpoz.

Seconds later, Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz hid behind a bush and launched the snotty walking stick at Rickfrinkleton. It missed him by a good 2 feet.

As the stick hit the ground it sprayed snot everywhere. Rickfrinkleton slipped and fell bashing his head against a giant green gooey snot, which made him feel quite ill.

Garda Jones put Rickfrinkleton in handcuffs and sent him to jail. Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz appeared on the front page of the local paper and were town heroes.

This was the beginning of a long friendship between Fizzelpoz and Snezywooz with many adventures and great days ahead….. Or was it….

PS. Before I end the story, yes the old granny got her snotty walking stick back.


We hope you enjoyed this story. Remember under the Government’s Keep Well Campaign – Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature, and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing. For more information check out our blog posts here and here or take a look at the Kildare County Council’s Keep Well page for the latest activities to help you Keep Well.


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