The Beginning

by Alyssa Ning

I have to start somewhere. It might as well be tonight at 1am, rather than some obscure date down the line. I have to start realizing that just because I’m a decent writer doesn’t mean anyone is going to pay me to write or someone will force me to write. I have to just start writing, for myself, for the sake of writing. It might not be profound or even remotely interesting, but it will be better than a blank page, with nothing but an accusatorily blinking cursor. Today, I start over.


Alyssa Ning is a college girl attempting to find the right words.