Two women typing at typewriters at the Story of the Day exhibit

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!

We just loved this poem!

I Speak

I Think

I See

I Breath

Therefore I am.





S. Bernard

Don’t worry Joshua, we read everything too. I’m sure Gemma will continue to wait for you:

Dearest Joshua,

You may take too long at museums, and read every line, but I hope you enjoy yourself because I’m happy to wait for you. I hope you had fun in Chicago, you bean.


The Incredible Gemma

Some musing on typewriters which really makes you want to try one out:

This. This is how great stories start. With a sheet of paper. A real one, not just data. Typewriters are like conversations, once you put something there, it stays. No backspace, no ctrl+alt+del, no regrets. Also, just listen to this sound. Surely, this in itself has inspired authors to great things. Marvelous.

I see now that this machine has no exclamation mark. Maybe back when this machine was invented, you did not need to shout to be heard.

So. Here you have it. A short piece from me to you about using this typewriter. It is not a great piece of literature. Is it even Art, I wonder? I am not the person to tell that.

You are.

With love, the Random Foreigner.

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