View Full Version : What was the first thing you ever wrote? (I just found mine)

08-29-2010, 10:26 PM
I must have wrote this about 11 years ago when I was about 15. I stumbled across it in an old folder that seams to have survived backup after backup over the years.


Many days have passed since I left my home, or perhaps I should say my prison. Since then I have tried to forget the terrors I have seen and ignore the horrific nightmare that have plagued my every waking moment. Something dark resides inside me now. I can feel it, flowing through my veins and behind my eyes. It seems to watch me in some unearthly way. It guides me and, in my “weaker” moments, it tries to control me. I know that if I don’t suppress this darkness it would consume what little remains of my soul. I never sleep for I fear to close my eyes, because when I do I see flashes of light, images of what I once was and hope to never be again, images that terrorize me. I travel by night, waiting for daytimes that never come, a sun that never rises, or a sky; a sky that I haven’t seen through the clouds for what seems like an eternity past. Something continues to drive me forward, perhaps what is left of my humanity. But I cannot be sure. That word “Humanity” is just that to me, a word. If any of it were still within me I would never know it. I have forgotten what it was like to ever just be a man. I long for death, but taking my own life would be like the acts of a coward who runs from his fears instead of facing them, and many would agree, including myself, that death is not a sufficient punishment for the crimes I’ve committed. There is something else, something that seems to break through that dark place, assuring me that with all the pain I have inflicted, all the suffering I have caused and all the torture I have born witness to, hell will be my heaven.

- A Devils Monologue


This is completely unedited from what I wrote all those years ago, and it brought back a flood of memories of being a teenager.

What was the first thing you ever wrote?

Calla Lily
08-29-2010, 10:30 PM
IIRC it was a 6-line poem about the new school year. I was 9. It didn't exactly *cough* scan. :rolleyes:

08-29-2010, 10:34 PM
I wrote a story about flamingos.

Pretty sure it got tossed out, accidently. Before I was done.

08-29-2010, 10:38 PM
'Gallop Gallop Gallop Go The Three Little Horses.'

In my defense, I was four at the time and dictated the story to my mother to write down, and then I illustrated it with finger-paints; I only remember the book because my parents STILL have it. Parents...

whimsical rabbit
08-29-2010, 10:44 PM
I don't remember the exact thing, but it went something like this:

My favourite animal

"My favourite animal is the sheep. I like the sheep because it eats grass, and doesn't hurt anybody, and goes around minding its own business."

I wrote that in first grade. :D

ETA: Your passage is beautiful by the way.

08-29-2010, 11:21 PM
Hawaiian Bob.

He didn't want to clean his room, so he made the junk into a rocket ship and flew it all to the moon.

I was 5, a packrat, and had learned to spell "Hawaiian"; it called for a celebration.

08-29-2010, 11:35 PM
I wrote a book in like second grade about a bunny who had to get ingredients for soup. I just found and fixed it up a little. I was thinking about trying to publish it


08-29-2010, 11:53 PM
The first story I ever wrote that wasn't for school was one about an alligator. I got frustrated by it because my handwriting wasn't very good, so I think I threw it away. Probably shouldn't have done that. Hah.

08-30-2010, 12:06 AM
I was 4 or 5, I believe. It was "The Morr Then One Storee Book."

It was a hardbound blue blank journal that I filled with mostly lame re-tellings of my favorite movies, like Jaws, Godzilla, etc., in addition to some re-tellings of Zuni fairy tales. All written and illustrated in crayon. About one sentence per page, for a few hundred pages, all numbered by moi.

It even had a table of contents.

08-30-2010, 12:40 AM
I was 4 or 5, I believe. It was "The Morr Then One Storee Book."

It was a hardbound blue blank journal that I filled with mostly lame re-tellings of my favorite movies, like Jaws, Godzilla, etc., in addition to some re-tellings of Zuni fairy tales. All written and illustrated in crayon. About one sentence per page, for a few hundred pages, all numbered by moi.

It even had a table of contents.

That's pretty rad.

I'm going to have to think about the question for a minute . . . nope, I have no idea what the FIRST thing I ever wrote was. But I have plenty of little illustrated stories from my very, very young days. Off the top of my head I recall one about a mermaid who got caught in a fisherman's net (I think . . . it's kind of hard to discern the writing/drawings), one about a snow leopard who hated the winter, one about a girl ordering a pet cat out of a catalogue and waiting for it to arrive in the mail. But best of all was the one about my father, who was a fire fighter---a big scary dragon appeared at work and "burnt them to a crisp!" Luckily they survived and sprayed water on the beast, which defeated it. :D

08-30-2010, 12:46 AM
I was 7. I wrote a story about an apple who ran away from his apple tree because he wanted to see the world.

And then he got run over by a bus.

All the other apples were very, very sad.

It pops up around the house now and again, and the next time I lay hands on it, I'm going to scan it so it doesn't get lost forever.

Kenra Daniels
08-30-2010, 12:50 AM
I was about 7, wrote a 28 page 'western' called 'The Strawberry Roan'. I was a little horse nut and had just learned about that color, lol.

It was lost during our last trans-Atlantic move, along with a ton of short stories, articles, and my first two novels. Some other military family apparently got the box.

08-30-2010, 03:50 AM
I was all grown up, and wrote a short story called The Ordeal. It apepared in this magazine http://www.philsp.com/data/images/f/far_west_1980spr.jpg

08-30-2010, 03:55 AM
I don't remember the exact first thing I wrote, it was one of three pieces. I was in my mid-teens. Two appeared in our High School fiction magazine and one appeared on the fan pages of Eerie magazine.

08-30-2010, 03:55 AM
I wrote a story about a scary HUGE hen which lived on my parents' small-holding. She was called "Big Mama Betty" (in reality as well as my story). In my story, BMB hatched a bull from her ginormous egg. The farmer came over to look at said bull, and got a swift kick from the beastie.

That is pretty much the saga in it's entirety. I got a gold star :D

08-30-2010, 04:10 AM
I have no idea.

08-30-2010, 07:24 PM
A short story about Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, fifth grade.

Marian Perera
08-30-2010, 07:32 PM
I wrote a two-paragraph My Little Pony fanfic. I was nuts about ponies when I was little.

whimsical rabbit
08-30-2010, 07:35 PM
I wrote a two-paragraph My Little Pony fanfic. I was nuts about ponies when I was little.

Me, too! :Hug2:

08-30-2010, 07:35 PM
Probably song lyrics when I was in grade school. (I was a huge KISS fan...)

08-30-2010, 07:39 PM
I wrote radio commercials for my school beginning in first grade, but I don't remember them. I have nothing from my younger days except a diary from middle school because my parents divorced and moved so much that it was impossible to keep anything. But a friend I recently reconnected with on Facebook sent me this. It's a poem I wrote in fifth grade that was published in the local newspaper. Pull out the tissues. It's so deep and touching. :roll:

TV shows are great
Some of love and some of hate
some over exagerate,
but not too much for me.
Some are funny,
Some are sad,
Others can make you very mad,
But I love to watch TV

The Grump
08-30-2010, 08:00 PM
I wrote a Nancy Drew clone in sixth grade ... all 10,000+ words of it. Did use some of the ideas for a short story that I sold as an adult in the 70s.

Lost my A. L. Merritt clone ... with a titian-haired, green-eyed heroine. I think that may be for the best.

Kitty Pryde
08-30-2010, 08:57 PM
First thing seemed to be a book about the Ninja Turtles and how super awesome they are. :D First original thing was a book I wrote and illustrated that was a third or fourth grade assignment. Mine was about how Christopher Columbus had a really annoying talking sentient compass, which really deserved all the glory re: "discovering" America, because it had done all the hard work.

Terzi McJoy
08-30-2010, 09:11 PM
The first thing I remember writing was an old Ronin Warriors fan fiction on ff.net. I was proud of it at the time, but now that I go back and look at it, I see a piece of badly written work dedicated and inspired by a trip to Hawai'i.

Yes, that's how the name is offically spelled on legal documents in the state, Hawai'i. How was got Hawaii, I still don't know. :Shrug:

Ms Hollands
08-30-2010, 09:22 PM
No idea what my first piece was, but I did find a lovely story about marrying my older brother's best friend and I had even drawn a picture of our little boy on a trike.

Better still was the autobiography: "I have two brothers, a dog and a cat. Dad is okay, but I don't like the rest."

I didn't even mention my poor old mum!

whimsical rabbit
08-30-2010, 09:22 PM
It's a poem I wrote in fifth grade that was published in the local newspaper.

You've just reminded me that I have actually written a nice poem when I was in fourth or fifth grade or something, which was published in the school's newspaper; it was not that bad either. It was about the time passing, and me walking up the mountain, and feeling the earth trembling and stuff (not as cheesy as I make it sound here).

Thanks! :)

Said The Sun
08-30-2010, 09:24 PM
I was an R.L. Stine kid all the way. I wrote something about a girl that was accidentally killed by some high-school kids and then came back from the dead for revenge. Original, I know. I named it Jennifer and colored it in with a fancy Creepy font with the letters drizzling blood. Heh.

Chris P
08-30-2010, 09:29 PM
I was six or seven, and started a book called The 89 Bills, about a guy named Bill who went to the King's castle and everyone there, all 88 of them, were named Bill. That's pretty much all it was, although I had big plans; I taped about ten sheets of a yellow steno pad together, and intended on finishing it.

My parents probably still have it somewhere.

08-30-2010, 09:31 PM
I was in 4th grade and I'd just finished reading Fredric Brown's "Arena." Wrote the same story but substituted a few details. Can't remember what I called it. It's now lost in the mists of time.

08-31-2010, 01:45 AM
Aww, how cute we all were, budding writers every one of us!

Such a good idea for a thread, Ryan :)

I just remembered that my first "grown up story" (I was 10 and it had chapters) was about life onboard a spaceship. People had to take gravity pills or they'd find themselves floating a metre above the bed in the morning.

You can tell physics was never my strong suit :D

Renee Collins
08-31-2010, 03:17 AM
I wrote a two-paragraph My Little Pony fanfic.


I wrote an American Girl story. Meet Kalani, about a young Hawaiian girl with a pet monk seal. 40 composition book pages, complete with illustrations. Not bad for an eight year old. (btw, I still have it in my memory box. :) )

08-31-2010, 03:58 AM
I was ten and the story was called Susie Q and the Black Holes. A fantasy story about a young girl who goes through a set of stacked tires into a fantasy world of talking flowers and such.

08-31-2010, 04:14 AM
I was five. It was a rip off of Peter Pan. Actually, I wrote very little of it because I couldn't write that much yet. Mostly I drew pictures and told my mom what words to write. I wish I still had it but it got lost years ago when we moved.

08-31-2010, 04:59 AM
I remember writing an illustrated story about a bear and a fox. I can see in my mind's eye the bear rolling on the ground laughing at the fox, which is soaked in a pond. I can't remember what the story was about, but I think I did it for an assignment in Grade 5 or so.

While cleaning house, I unearthed a short story (http://chumpletwrites.blogspot.com/2009/05/camp.html) for a Science Fiction publication the Student Union put out in high school.

08-31-2010, 05:28 AM
I found one story I wrote when I was 6 for a mandatory provincial English competency exam. About 10 sentences about a dinosaur outside my door.

08-31-2010, 05:41 AM
I have no idea what it was about but I distinctly remember writing my first "novel" in crayon.

Soothing Snow
08-31-2010, 08:02 AM
I was in 2nd grade and we were writing a story about reindeer. I can't remember how many pages it was, but I do remember it went from floor to ceiling. I think I wrote so much to beat a classmate who I was always competitive with:tongue. I remember my fingers were raw from the number 2 pencil I was using. It's a good thing I won, though sadly it was in quantity not quality:evil.

Side note: Nice passage by the way.


08-31-2010, 04:07 PM
Thanks for sharing guys!

It's really interesting to read your stories.

Thanks also for the nice comments about my passage. :-)

08-31-2010, 04:11 PM
The first piece I wrote that felt like a real story was about two Satanists who want to repent because one has terminal cancer. On their way to a church, the Devil appears and kills them.

Not much of a story, I admit, but it made me laugh. I was thirteen.

If we're talking first thing ever, it was probably my attempt (aged nine or ten) to write the film Aliens as a book. I got halfway through the opening scene.

08-31-2010, 04:31 PM
There was an annual creative writing competition at my primary school. I'm not 100% sure if it was the first time I entered, but the first one I remember was a piece called Sammy the Swallow about a young swallow's first migration.
I must have been pretty young, because I remember re-writing it a couple of years later for the same competition. Never did win anything with it. :(

08-31-2010, 04:31 PM
The first thing I remember writing was an assignment in first or second grade. I wrote and illustrated a story about something I liked to do and it ended up being about my uncle's ATV. I can actually still vaguely remember it, though I doubt my mom still has it. My father might but I'm not about to ask.

The first non-school related story I remember writing was a rather odd thing about an abused girl who's watched over by this angel who appears in her mirror. But then she grows up and forgets about him and by the time she comes back to visit him as an adult he's basically dying. I think, I don't remember much about it. It was definitely one of my longer stories and one of the few I actually completed.

08-31-2010, 11:55 PM
The first thing I ever wrote was probably something in Kindergarten.

But, my first attempt at an actual story came when I was about 10. It was one of my Star Trek episodes that I came up with with my Micro Machines. The whole story was told with pictures and captions. I don't have it anymore.

But, I did just dig up some journals from 2nd Grade. Here are a few:

March 1, 1994
Today we start the third month. I think March will bring happiniss.

March 7
Today was a nice, warm, spring day. I thot it was beuteful.

March 9
Today was not a not a nice, warm spring-like day. It was a cold winter-like day.

March 28
With my family I would like to go to the polubolc (public) liberry to get a book that talks about French. (I wanted to learn French at the time.)

May 25
Today my sister is 18 and I bot lunch and I am very happy.

09-01-2010, 12:17 AM
I had started a joke book.

First and only joke: Why did the little girl cross the road? To go buy some candy!

I was 26 6.