Yes. It was before I had any notion of how to write a story. In Third Grade English (early eighties) we were asked to write a one-paragraph story. For some reason I and almost every male student were anxious about this and so tried to write his own story about The Transformers (first wave of popularity). None of them took.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I wish I did. It was likely one of Carl Barks's "Uncle Scrooge" adventures.
This is a collection of twelve rejected poems. Each has been rejected by journal editors, and each also copes with rejection in its own way. Writing the poems here helped the poet overcome much, and he hopes that reading them, while they are not "inspirational," may help you to overcome much too.