I am an easy target to blush out of self consciousness or embarrassment. I am not good with being centre of attraction.
It was the first time I tested my writing skills. I had written a story in continuation to a Shakespeare's play. I thought I was good, but I also thought that it might be crap. After all I was just a tenth grade student. I had done that out of boredom. It was on the last page of notebook which I used in that particular class.
In couple of days I forgot all about it and went on with my normal schedule.
The class went on just like usual. Somewhere in the middle of the class my teacher announced about the creative writing competition, she needed a representative from our class. The class fell into a silent hush.
All of a sudden I heard my name. It was my friend who nominated me. I was surprised.
The teacher was surprised too. As if to answer her doubts, she got up and handed her a piece of paper.
The teacher read the story out loud and the class listened to it attentively. As it ended, the class cheered and I blushed.
That was my first and the best story and the encouragement I got then built up my confidence forever.