That is honestly humiliating
My creative writing teacher tried to put me in contests but I would always say no because the things I wrote were extremely personal to me and she made us feel like we could do that and we got to pick and choose what we would read out loud and she would tell us when we were going to have to read outloud. I was under the impression that whatever I wrote and knew I wouldn’t have to read out loud would be kept between her and I. She told us multiple times that it was.
She showed it all to my mom and that is completely humiliating. I want to crawl within myself and hide. My mom said it was because she was so impressed by it that she was proudly showing it to her and let her keep pieces of my work.
I literally feel betrayed but whatever. It is what it is. I just won’t ever write anything personal for anyone else to see.