Since I recently wrote about my dysgraphia, some folks have asked me what it looks like. What you see here is the earliest piece of my writing I have. It was found when the family home was sold. I am not sure of the date, and that means I don’t know how old I was. I was born in 1937, so surely it was composed sometime in the 1940s.
Here are things to note:
- The handwriting changes a lot on this one page.
- It appears to be my attempt to write a radio story, (I loved rockets and airplanes) radio being something I listened to constantly. I think radio stories influenced the way I came to write. Much dialogue. Short scenes. A lot of forward movement, all of which can be seen here.
- Bad spelling. The word scene is spelled three different ways.
- But notice the parenthetical marks and phrases, which could come about only because I must have been reading a good deal.