A visitor's hands typing on a large blue IBM typewriter at the American Writers Museum

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here!

Hello again, friend,

It feels like it has been too long,

too much time in between

or nothing at all?


I can’t seem to tell,

can you help?

An intriguing opening to a dystopian novel perhaps?

Her son thought she seemed old. She knew that her knowledge of the old ways would serve them both well when the dark times came. Sam thought his screen had all the answers, but she knew that it has too much, too many, too few real pieces of wisdom. When Orly Corp. took over, it would use every screen to access all of out lies and piccadillos. Knowing this was one thing, getting her son to believe her was another. He thought YouTube was a portal. Sam was right about that much. But it was a portal to Ann Orly’s den of inequity, her sense o connection to the world. YouTube would end the world, and Sam’s mom was ready. Now she needed Sam to be.

We’re so happy you spent the day with us Robin. See you next time!

Dear Maddie, Ellie, and Chris,

I am so happy to be spending the day with you. Thank you for taking me to the American Writers Museum. I hope that you enjoy our time here. It is fun to type. I forgot how much I like to hear the sounds of the keys. Well, I am finishing now because Ellie would like a turn at this. Goodbye!

Very warm regards,


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