My Hopes for the Future, by Luca O’Connor (6th class)

Pupil’s Work:



In the future I want to go to Trinity College, I want to leave secondary school with many friends. In Trinity I want to study English, Journalism, teaching and acting. I want to write a novel and hopefully it will be good, I want legions of fans!! I want to marry someone I love more than anything else in the world, I want to have four children, but spread out. I want to live in a big city and own a bookshop. Not a large sprawling emporium but a small shop with a large room behind the counter with books. The person at the counter should always be able to suggest a book. I want to have a house near the shop and a room where I could write in peace with bookshelves covering the walls, filled with notebooks of ideas and short stories. The laughter of children can be heard and the house feels like home. At night, before my children’s bedtime (half eight sharp), they all gather by the fire as I tell them magnificent tales. Later when all of our children have left, me and my wife will travel around the world together. We might move house back to New Ross surrounded by friends and family.

The house will be small, there will be ivy growing on the wall. In this house I will take the shed and turn it into a writing hut, which my wife will constantly complain about. Every day I will walk the same route carrying a notepad. I’ll bump into old friends along the way and we’ll reminisce about the good old days. On summer days I’d sit down on the bench and think of ideas for my latest book. When I arrive home the smell of food will be in the air and we’ll live out the rest of our happy days like that. Then on my deathbed I want to be surrounded by family and friends and I want many of them to bring me a book.