I know there have been threads for this in the past, but I've never been able to make a contribution until now. (I don't even know if this is the right place for them. Mods?)

I visited home last week, and one of the things I brought back was my first grade creative writing anthology. My parents and I busted a gut reading my first forays into the craft. I wrote a blog post about them that adds some commentary, but I figured I'd share the juicy bits with you guys.

I kept in all the spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. The first story is true; the second one is rather obviously not.

Conner Prairie Visit

When I visited Conner Prairie I got to carve wood three times! And I saw a man making potery. And then I went to this little tiny log cabin and on the seling I saw a lot of animals skin. And there mugs were made of clay and we saw Dr. Campbell. And he had a large house! and we learned how they made clothing and then the best part of my life. I bought a doll and a bonet and candy stick.

At The Circus

Once upon a time I went to the circus. I saw the clowns do silly things. And when I saw the lions, one of them begged me to get on his back! And when I got on his back he ran all over his cage. So I quickly got out and ran straight to the monkeys. But when I got to the monkeys, one of them grabbed by hand and swung me all over there cage, Hellllp! I said as they swung me around in circles, so I gragged the bars quickly. and got out fast and went to see the elephants, but when I got to the elephants, one of them caght me by his trunk, and picked me up I think now would be a good time to leave I said.


These were even funnier when I showed them to my husband and he read them aloud in his Serious Narrator Voice.

Anyone else want to share their EARLY, early work?