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What was the first thing you ever wrote and how old where you when you wrote it?

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Mdnight Falling, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. The first proper story I ever wrote was about an orphaned child who set out on a quest to avenge himself on those who killed his parents. I must've been 11 or 12 when I wrote it, and I don't doubt that my brother playing Iron Maiden's 'Flash of the Blade' in the room next door had some bearing on the way my thoughts turned. Either way, it rather coloured what was to come. I've never been one for happy endings, and that's been reflected in what I've put to paper ever since.
     
  2. hmmm that sounds interesting enough.. It's too bad none of us have these early attempts anymore x.x
     
  3. I think many of us would be glad they're gone forever.:D
     
  4. bah! not me.. I'd give anything to have my old binder back with all the crazy short stories I wrote when I was kid.. I would rewrite them now and make them better LOL
     
  5. Mdnight Rising

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    I had one or two of those binders myself..lost them over the various moves i made
     
  6. I think I was in the 5th grade when I wrote a story called The Suicide King. It was a project for D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and our classes had to write a story about the consquences you face when you or someone you know does drugs. The best story was voted on by the entire student body and mine came in second. Parents were invited to listen to the top 3 stories. (People did come up to me asking me why mine didn't win.....so I that was a confidence boost!).

    The story was about the King, Queen, and Jack of Hearts (from the card deck). It had an evil Queen who was constantly abusing drugs and ruining her life basically. The King was always trying to help her and thought he got her on the right path. Years later when they finally had a child (One-Eyed Jack), he was so beside himself with grief over the deformity of the child, that he killed himself. The Queen never recovered and Jack was forever an outcast.

    If you look at the card deck - the Jack is in profile - so he only has one eye and the King of Hearts has always been called The Suicide King.
     
  7. Falunel

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    In elementary school, each month all the students would have to write a story based around a certain theme. I don't have any of them anymore, but I remember two. One was about a superhero turkey who fought lumberjacks. Another was about how firebreathing dinosaur-dragons kicked angelic elves off Earth, and how the elves may one day return (I think the main character was named Akelia). All were horrible by my present standards, but I always won a prize for them. If I recall correctly, the angel-elf one won first place.

    My first lengthy project was a novelization of Final Fantasy VII in seventh grade. Yeah. It didn't get far, mainly because I was too lazy to copy the script and the game branched in many directions when it came to story-enhancing sidequests. Then, in eight grade, I had an epiphany- my writing could be about anything I wanted it to be.
    With that, I launched my first attempt at an original novel. It was called The Unforeseen Path and was about a girl from Earth who gets dragged into a parallel world full of angels, who happen to be fighting a war over Earth. It was cliche-ridden, and like a lot of early works, it sucked. However, it did serve as a springboard; I was able to develop my six primary characters and get the taste of writing fantasy. And so here I am today.
     
  8. That's is an interesting twist to a deck of cards! Bravo! and if your story was that well thought out I think it should have won! Boo on the judges >.<
     
  9. Well done Falunel! I think the writing of Brown Mist.. my little owl on her 20 page quest for her magician or was it a wizard o_O anyway that's pretty much what set me on the writting path. I do however the remember word for word the very first thing I wrote EVER. It was a poem. Here I'll let you all see the mighty brain of my 5 year old head!!!!

    The Valentine Bee (02/14/1986)

    I once had a friend
    Who was a bee.
    He became my friend
    While I sat under a tree.
    Buzzing around me
    Under the tree,
    I wondered
    "What should I name the little bee?"
    As I looked closer
    I could see
    A heart shaped design,
    A heart indeed!
    Valentine bee
    Is the name I gave.
    Valentine bee
    Would not go away!
    The sun is setting
    Now I must go.
    Goodbye Valentine bee,
    Until tomorrow

    How's that for horrible!!!! x.x! I've had that crap stuck in my brain for 25 >.< I did get a ribbon in the first grade for it o_O yes I was in 1st grade when I was 5 >.<
     
  10. Falunel

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    @Falling: Thanks. ^^ Regarding the poem, even though the style is clumsy, it's a wonderful concept, innocent and sweet. If you ever revisit Brown Mist, I'd love to read it.
     
  11. Oh I definately intend to rewrite that.. It'll probably be longer then it's initial 20 pages LOL I still remember the plot of the sotry but the reasons and whatnot along with the names of everything else has been lost to me for years. But nothing like a challenge to warm the blood on a windy Washington day >.<

    Yeah I agree about the poem. But I was 5 when it was written and I think my teachers were just impressed that I knew what a poem was at that point in my life LMAO!
     
  12. The only thing I remember writing as a child was a poem about litter. It made it in The Huntsville Times newspaper (again voted on by peers). The theme was "We Can Make a Difference." I remember it to this day because it was kinda catchy. So here it is:

    We will put litter in its place.
    Not in the ocean or outer space.
    When we see trash,
    We'll throw it away.
    To make this world a better place to stay.
    Together,
    We can make a difference.
    ~Age 8~
     
  13. That's is catchy!!! I lived in Huntsville for awhile a few years ago x.x is it still cold in the morning and hot once the sun comes up in the summer LMAO!
     
  14. Ophiucha

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    Now that you mention it, I do seem to recall getting put in some Young Americans Poetry anthology that my 6th grade teacher made us submit things to. I think it was a diamond poem about werewolves, with the top word being Werewolf and the bottom word being Human - or perhaps just Wolf and Man. I can't really remember, although knowing my mum (and mums in general), she's probably kept a copy of the book. :p
     
  15. It would appear - a few of us started out as "poets" before we became storytellers.....
     
  16. I think most kids start with poems simply because of the whole rhyming thing. I mean look at all children's books and the things kid's write it all rhymes.. Kids like when words sound the same LMAO!
     
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