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!


Writers certainly have unique minds:

You may see me

in the corner.

alone,

no one around

Please do not

talk to me

I do not want

your company

I already

have friends,

thousands of

them,

all inside

my own mind

i am not lonely

i am a writer


This goofy story is just the right mix of odd, fantastical, and emotional:

Once upon a time in a dark wood outside of greater Chicago there was a wolf who smoked over a pack a day. Longing for a small kind of company, he took one pace bus, two city buses, and a red line train to a small bar in what we now know as Ravenswood. The place had no neon to establish its name, but the locals knew it was Rosie’s. The place still had smoke in the walls and belonged to Rosie’s daughter Matilda(?), but after her passing in 2004 Rosie still worked the bar and closed every night with her daughter’s portrait hanging above the register.


We’re so glad you were inspired! We hope to inspire everyone to write:

Sitting down to write at the typewriter on this visit to the American Writers Museum has inspired me to write again.

Thank you from all the words I have and will continue to write.