Visitors use typewriters 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!

This week, we found 4 short pieces, written at different times on different sheets of paper by different visitors that seem to tell a story when put together. We thought that was super cool, and hope you do too!


She woke up and wondered what her day would look like. Was she its architect or was the day already designed?


She didn’t know she could do it. She didn’t like the rain, this is the first time she got caught in the rain. She couldn’t explain it. She wasn’t getting wet. The water just fell around her. She had run to her car only to discover she wasn’t wet at all.


You never know what you can do until you write about it!


There is something about having to be so decisive, having to force each letter each word onto the page. To force, to push, to decide, to act one moment at a time and then, also, to live with the mistakes.

–5/20/2017 cjf