The First Thing I Wrote

Allison Maruska

I participate in a Twitter chat called #TweepWriter. It’s a community where writers answer a different question every day throughout the month.


Today was day 20, so this was the question: What was the first thing (poem, short story, book, blog post, etc) you ever wrote about?

I think I misunderstood the question because I said this:


Most of the others posted about things they wrote as kids, like “I wrote a story about a horse that has no friends. I was 9.” Plus, I didn’t really say what it was about.

So, I thought I’d take another stab at it.

The first thing I wrote was . . .

I don’t remember exactly. I mean, my childhood was a while ago. I remember writing some Nancy Drew fanfic and I wrote a story about a friend getting sick from drugs or something for a DARE writing contest. I won…

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