Thursday, December 22, 2011

First Story

It's the time of year when we reflect on things.  Today I got to thinking - what was my first story?  I was eight years old and I wrote in a green notebook, labeled with stickers and a written note in the front to not read my stories.  My first story was called "Rosemary's Child".  About a little girl that lost her mom, she drowns in the ocean in Maine.  I can't even remember the little girl's name.  But they take her to Iowa to live in a foster family and the woman is not kind.  She mistreats the children.  But the girl gets sick and the foster mom doesn't take her to a doctor.  She almost dies and the doctor adopts her and another boy she had been looking after.  And it was only twenty four pages long!

I also remember my first poem when I was nine.  It was horrible.  I called it "That Chair":

That chair, that chair,
Covered in hair,
That chair, that chair,
My cat loves that chair.


What was your first story about?


  1. Hahaha! That was great! I had a poem when I was five that won honorable mention in the local fall fair. It was about the moon. It talked about the holes on the moon and how there were no cars or trees on it.

  2. Christine - That sounds like a great poem! :) Because there are no cars or trees on the moon and it's better than rhyming chair with chair and hair. :)

  3. That is such a funny poem :)

    My first story was about a mouse (think Brian Jaques) that was framed for stealing. He was sent to a thieves settlement. And I still have a copy of it :)

  4. I wrote my first story when I was around 10. It was about magic and it did not work.

    Your chair poem made me smile.

  5. @Krista - That poor mouse, a criminal. It sounds good!

    @Dawn - Thanks! The chair poem still makes my mom laugh at me to this day. :)