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!


How would you combine these 14 things in a story? Let us know in the comments

14 Things

1 – An old medallion

2 – An angry doll

3 – A large thermos

4 – A joke book full of distasteful choices

5 – A peanut butter jar with one serving remaining (spatula needed)

6 – One spatula

7 – A fork, very bent

8 – A ZIO heart monitor

9 – A firehose

10 – A hernia

11 – A postcard

12 – A mailbox

13 – A tin of Matiz sardines

14 – A teacup


You’re very welcome! Next time, take a short break in our Readers Hall and relax with a good book.

Thanks for building this. Great place and fun to type again. But now I am tired.


This poem is beautiful, we’re so glad to share it:

I would hurl words into the darkness,

     if only I were free,

I would throw how I feel into the open,

     if only I were free,

I would never cry myself to sleep,

     as I do so frequently.

I would do all of this and more,

     if only I were free

I’d stop pretending I was fine,

     stop saying “I’m okay,”

I would do all of this and more,

     if only I were free.

 

Is it enough to never know

     exactly what I’m chained to?

Do I even want to know?

for I have never made a commitment,

and yet I am committed for life,

     without choice

       and if I could make a choice,

     I would choose to be free

but here I am,

          alone in the dark,

     wishing I was

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Lillian Howerton, age 32