My Friday Firsts for today is my first publication. When I was in eighth grade, my English teacher sent my poem "Stars" to a high school anthology, and it was published in Young America Sings, National High School Poetry Association. At the time I wasn't interested in writing or becoming an author. It was a class assignment and I didn't want to flunk English. Here's my beginning:
I often lie awake at night,
Watching stars that are so bright.
They sparkle and twinkle in the cool night air,
And look like ladies with lovely golden hair.
You see the little dipper and the big dipper too,
Away up in the deep dark blue.
But then come the morning rays of light
And all the stars are gone until tonight.
Beverly Stowe - Zundelowitz Jr. H. S.
How about you? Do you have a first publication? Are you looking forward to a first publication? Did you write a story for your parents, your teacher, yourself? Share your first experience with writing.