My First Writing Assignment

Our first writing assignment was on Opening lines.We were to write in about 100 words the opening line of a story.

This is what I wrote:


My brain is on auto dial. Keep it together, keep it together, just a little longer. You are a big girl. This is a public place, people are watching. Don’t cry and make a fool of yourself. It takes every ounce of self- restraint to stop the tears from welling up.

Oh my God! What’s happening? Why? Oh why did you wait so long? You should have said it earlier. You had your chances for a while now and you finally blew it.

As they walk into the sunset, arm in arm, I exhale. Did I have no chance or was I only a second too late…