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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Whatevah Wednesday: Childhood Attempts

Liz Curtis Higgs mentioned at the Writing For the Soul conference in February that she'd had dozens of notebooks filled with stories when she was a little girl. I've heard similar remarks from many of my writer friends. Somewhere along the way those dreams may get pushed aside and forgotten for many. It did for me. Until I rediscovered a passion for storytelling. I too wrote a story when I was young. It never got finished (much the way I feel about my current WIP, lol). It's typed out on small sheets of paper (book-size, you know), and I committed about a dozen cliches and no-no's. But ya know what? I was pretty good! If I say so myself.

So today I decided to show you Page One. Hope my crit partners still want me after reading this! (p.s. I'd forgotten all about this story when I named my daughter Amy. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found this years later.)

What about you? Tell me about one of your earliest stories.

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Jessica R. Patch said...

How adorable!! I love it. When I was in about 5th or 6th grade I started a novel about a young girl who lived in an insane asylum for murdering her parents (I could possibly have had anger issues :)) and was haunted by a spirit and some of it is still fuzzy. Anywho, it scared me half to death and I quit writing it! :) My mom has the journal somewhere. Written in pencil!

The I started a story about an old woman who was really a young princess but she needed a teenager to go back to her land and fight a dragon or something to get her out of the old body. I may have watched the movie Troll too many times. I don't know! :)

Michelle Massaro said...

LOL, Jessica why am I not surprised? Well I'd love to read part of your princess story sometime. =) Maybe I'll post a couple other pages of mine next week if anybody's interested (I think it's pretty cute of me, LOL)

Elaine Cooper said...

My first story? The fictitious tale of my hamster, Whiskers, on his three-day adventure when he was lost in my attic. He really was lost, but found his way out of the rafters! :-)

Jen said...

Very cute story. I look back and see a few fictitious stories, but mostly poems and non-fiction "reporting" of my day and my dreams. I still recall my first grade teacher doing back flips over a true story I wrote about giving my mother a locket for Christmas. Guess I've always been destined for non-fiction. :)

Michelle Massaro said...

Thanks, Jen! =) I wish I'd finished it. I have aobut 12 pages like that. I bet your mom loves your locket story now. =)