"I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose" P.G. Wodehouse
The first story I can remember writing was when I was six. It was grade one, and we had to write a very short piece for our unique class project. We were hatching chickens. Yes. Real, live chickens. We had incubators set up in the classroom and each group of 5 or 6 had an egg assigned to them.
When he hatched, my story was about Clutzy, the little yellow baby chick with the blue dot on his head. We wrote the stories up, illustrated them, and they were taken to our school's "copy" room for printing and publishing. Really, the little leaflets just came back laminated and nicely binded, but hey, we were six--this was a very big deal, and it made us feel extremely important.
I think I still have it somewhere. If I can find it, I will scan and post it for you guys.
How old were you when you first realized you wanted to write? When did you write your first story and what was it about?