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I Was Scared to Show Others My Writing

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    I Failed 1/4 of 8th Grade English.

    My eighth grade english class was a writing lab, and I didn't get along with 2/3 of the class for required peer review. So I didn't submit work and almost had to repeat the class untill my teacher yelled at me for paying attention to a bunch of jerks. Not the term she used but I...
    evilhg evilhg 26-30, F Aug 28, 2007

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    TheUnbrokenGirl TheUnbrokenGirl 13-15, F Feb 16, 2014

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    Always Have Been..

    I still am scared to show most people my writing. I don't write about regular things... I write about thingsI know people would think of me differently after reading them, so I just don't show many people. Maybe one or two people. I love to write poetry, it is something I...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2011

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    Can't Write Well

    I have a hard time posting stories and writing like others. I wish I could express myself better. The more I try I just  get frustrated! I seem not to fit in anywhere!!
    cbusias cbusias 51-55, F 9 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    Scared

    I have never thought my writing was good anoth as people all ways keeps telling me stop liveing in the dream world... I think thay are write
    dlkrol dlkrol 36-40, F Apr 15, 2012

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    I'm Protective of My Words

    I don't show many people at all what I write, or wrote in the past. I'm so protective of it. I don't want anyone to criticize it, because when I write, I empty myself out onto that page, and if it gets critcized, it feels like someone's attacking me. Rarely, someone can convince...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    And They Really Want to See

    I just had a giant English project last semester, where I had to amass a large amount of my writing.  A lot of it was rather personal, the personal pieces consisting of a few poems and a short story.  My teacher adored them, and wanted to submit them to the school...
    jeveuxpaix jeveuxpaix 16-18, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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    Well, Maybe Not 'scared' Exactly....

    In 9th grade I wrote my first poem for a girl. I proudly handed it to her at school the next day as a romantic gesture. As she read it, she first began to snicker...then laugh...then laugh harder. By the end she was sitting on the hallway floor agaist the lockers laughing...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 41-45, M 22 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    Scarred And Scared

    Some people saw a song I was writing. It was dumb to write it at lunch but did they need to shout it out to my advisory? Did my advisory need to laugh at it? Did they need to put me in a void of fear? This is the only place I share my writing. Its the only place I feel safe to.
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 Jun 8, 2013

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    I'm Shy..

    im just too shy too show my others my handwriting..
    sya sya 16-18, F Dec 14, 2007

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    I Think So Highly of My Writing That...

    ...I refuse to show it to others. I don't like to show it because I never actually finish my writing. For some reason, my conclusions (if there is one) has to be forced and is rushed because that is the hardest part of writing for me. But it seems to me that I take away all the...
    reka105 reka105 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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    Began Slowly

    At first I was hesitant to let parts of my thoughts and feelings out. I didn't know how they would be seen or accepted. In life, off EP, at times over the years when I let my true self show I received, well mixed reactions. So, yea it was hard at first. Then as I wrote more it...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Family

    A family is a place of wormth when the world is cold......"A" place of safety when the world is sad...."A" place of light when the world is dark...I then walk into my family home full of love and laughter...."My" son's and daughter come running up to me wraped there little arm's...
    dlkrol dlkrol 36-40, F Apr 15, 2012

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    The Something

    Ever since I was little I have been shy and scared to share my writings and even answer questions, ny friends have helped me get out of that phase and now I share at least once or twice a week. I trus that no matter what my friends will b e there through the worst with me
    Dawn1105 Dawn1105 13-15 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Still Am, Probably Will Always Be

    I've shared my writing with only a few rare people. EP, to me, is one of the most sacred places I feel I've shared it. A lot of the places and people I've shared it with seem so out of range or unappreciative of what I'm exposing. Yes, they tell me it's good, that I've...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    So Was I/am I

    I still am a little off about showing others my writing.... It is very personal and very introspective... its hard to give others especially strangers a door into your soul like that!
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    ME And Writing

    writing for me is the only way to express myself , i prefer keeping the things that hurting me inside than tellling them out , i was and still scared to show any of my writings because i think it isn't good anough to be shared ,ilove to write in English but i don't think it's...
    darkkme darkkme 18-21, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I know this is a little off since i'm talking about this and posting it a phew days later but bare in mind i'm just trying to figure everything out from everything before and now...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M Feb 15

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    And keep them company.. It is often two fold.. The ideal is... if somebody likes to be shown around, and I then also get a boost from it. It makes me happy to share some part...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    All day yesterday I could not log on.I was so scared I didn't want to name a new profile...and I wanted to see how you guys were doing
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am an anxious person when it comes to relationships, whether they are familial, romantic or platonic. The closer I am to somebody, the more I fear of making mistakes. In the past...
    crystalhaze crystalhaze 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    The girl Alissa from Beyond Scared Straight that started crying when she met the inmates and got scared. I think she is so cute and i know she did bad stuff to be on the show but I...
    storykid storykid 18-21, M Feb 3

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    I'm 17 years old and I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant right before Christmas, December 23, 2014. My boyfriend who is 17 also and I were planning on keeping the baby. We weren't...
    elizabeth97wallace elizabeth97wallace 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I'm not gay but I've stood up for them. I hate when people say things like "that's so gay". People have judged me for this, even my mom was scared... Lol
    HelloOverThere HelloOverThere 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I started going to this academy in 2013 around September. I was in a relation and I was happy . I asked my teacher if I could come early one day and meet up with my boyfriend this...
    ashley132 ashley132 16-17, F Feb 2

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    When I was 7. That's when the molestation began. No one else knew about it, I refused to tell anyone. It happened for two years on and off, and I was scared. My mom remarried and...
    salvatore1865 salvatore1865 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    You know that spark which people say happens when they meat that special someone? And if that spark does not happen instantly it will happen eventually, it just takes time...
    ashder ashder 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    my uncle molested me since I was in kinder up until he died 4 years ago. I didn't tell my mom until after he died because I was scared of what my dad would say/do he used to...
    iraima iraima 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I don't know how to tell this story... Late last August, the man I thought to be my father took my 4 year old sister and I to see our grandparents before the end of the summer...
    mickey19974 mickey19974 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm 19 now, but the rape happened when I was 14. My mum and da had split up, and I moved out with my mum. I had to move school and I had no friends. I felt so lonely. This was when...
    Jmemma Jmemma 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I'll always miss "scrubs" it was a show I didn't expect much from at first, but after awhile when you learn about the characters. Its actually got a lot of meaningful morals at the...
    1Fortnight 1Fortnight 16-17, T Feb 7

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    I'm new to suppressing my emotions, my tears. But I did cry in front of others. And it just makes me feel stupid. They don't feel the fear I feel at certain times. Thankfully, it...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    He looked amazing today. When I first arrived to the restaurant, he arrived at his work, and guess what was he wearing? Oh yes, my favorite color, sky blue body T-shirt, and he...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Does anybody else spend the first 20 minutes of their shower just thinking about absolutely ******* EVERYTHING. Contemplating things while the hot water pours down on you. I swear...
    unfuckmyworld unfuckmyworld 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My father was in the army...and fought all over the world during WWII... When I was young...about 6 or 7 or so... He purchased an air rifle... He could shoot the head off of a...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Less than 12 hours before I got blocked by my friend 1lonelydaisy for not knowing the reason at all By far she is one among the few whos stories I love to read As far as I know I...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 19

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    Show it off with pride in your heart....Show it off knowing what you have got ! All heads will turn,too look at you,show off your cleavage and make everyone drool.......
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes one of the difficult tasks is to put your thoughts in words or writing because unless others understand what you are going through it is difficult It is like being dumb...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 12

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    It's no secret, all straight men love a women's body. If an attractive women is showing a nice bit of cleavage the mind kicks in, the attraction increases and human instincts kick...
    TheCymruAmByth TheCymruAmByth 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    It was totally unexpected,and the most wonderful words followed. I asked what for. I had not done anything that I knew of. Nothing note worthy that I could think of. Her nexted...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    ok.. I am scared to put this out there (obvious reasons), but.... I have resolved the fact that when people say.. "I am not a good writer BUT"..... I should make ready to be...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well a Quaker actually. Which is loosely Christian. Then I, after encountering many other "religious" Christians from Catholics to Methodists to Pentecostals in my life, then went...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M a week ago

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    I have been watching this show on YouTube and on tv here for a few weeks now. In the last week, I have intensively been paying attention to all the shows. Episode by episode, I...
    baywoy baywoy 51-55, M Jan 28

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    I was with my friend one night and while her parents were asleep, we snuck out the window. Three men jumped us. I think it was three... It could've been more. They used a drug to...
    DreamingOfInsomnia DreamingOfInsomnia 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Yeah, I was. I'm starting to realize how much this was true. It was emotionally abusive and very rarely became physical abuse. There was one time I was not giving into her demands...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm about a fifth of the way through an Urban Fantasy (not YA) novel that I've been working for quite some time. Think David Gemmell meets Joss Whedon (BTW, if you get both those...
    vptran2 vptran2 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I am scared of being abandoned. I am scared of not being good enough. I am scared of never being loved. I am scared of being lonely. I am scared of what others think of me. These...
    bananaloc bananaloc 22-25, M Feb 2

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