American Writers Museum Story of the Week for August 21, 2020

AWM Story of the Week

The AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit, which features typewriters that visitors can interact with directly, or our newest temporary exhibit, My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. Check back regularly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our regularly cleaned typewriters, see the exhibit, and possibly be featured here!

College Decisions

Should I be an English major? I don’t know why I would. I do not like to write.

Should I be an English major? I don’t know why I would. I do not want to write, just wish to be understood.

-Chemical Engineering Major

Today I am in Chicago, tomorrow, I don’t know. I know my heart my love Chicago, but my head says no. Chicago is so far from home, it seems lightyears away. So though I love Chicago, I know I cannot stay.

-Chem E, from Austin, TX

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow it seems so far away. Today, today, today, today much more than yesterday.

I cannot think of plans for the future, it seems so far away. I take the problems as they come, and tomorrow falls away.

Love Letter

Dearest love,

It has been too long since the last time I’ve seen you. How many seasons has it been? Certainly too long that I hardly remember your face. It was like yesterday. Being able to laugh with you and smile over the simplest of things. Remember that night? When father came by and yelled so loudly that I was afraid that the neighbors would hear? Then he left, and I cried in your arms and you comforted me with the best of your ability? I miss those days, my love. Until the day we see you again.

Yours truly,

Your Dearest


I hereby declare that the end of the war will be the beginning of life. Please be kind to the refugee. All will meet again in another place. If this is the way of the future, we need to be mindful of the future and look ahead.

Thank you for your time.

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