Royal typewriter next to a typewriter case with a sticker of the Apple logo on it

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!

If you’re thinking of getting yourself a typewriter for the holidays, maybe stop by and try out some of ours before you commit – as Natasha found out:

Dear American Writers Museum…

You have a unique museum :_)

Thank you for letting us use these horrible typewriters … I was considering finding an old typewriter online, but using these made me think twice…

Blessed Be


PS I love my Mac

This visitor also initially had some trouble with the typewriters, but they seem to have figured it out and wrote a beautiful poem:

I was thinking about poppies the other day…

scratch that.

I was thinking about poppies as I fell asleep last night…how their voluminous pedtalss

Hold up I don”t get typewriters Im a millennial…

One more time…

I was thinking of poppies as I was falling asleep last night… how their voluminous petals situ upon suckha

Damn…typos are not forgiving on this tthng…thing…

I was thinking of poppies as I fell asleep last night…

How their voluminous petals sit upon

Such a slender stalk

And in the midst of their petals

Sit a simple seed

That is the cause of opium and stupors.

Was. What a fate

To be so beautiful, yet filled with such a seed

Which is the addiction to some,

Yet just a bother to others

Who get it stuck in their teeth

After their morning bagel…

One thought on “AWM Story of the Week

  1. iliana says:

    Beautiful poem! And yes, you gotta know your spelling with old typewriters 😉 I took a typewriting class once. Every word we mistyped in class had to be typed on a separate sheet 100 times as a homework.

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