Finish the Story 2/23


This is becoming a thing I really look forward to 🙂  Monday finish the story, 150 words to make a little something from the picture and one line (in italics) provided by the aptly named “Monday Finish the Story” website.  If you go there you can also see what about 20 other people wrote and I love to go read them just to see what other people write given the same start.


The old typewriter had a mind of its own.”

Barbara Beacham photo

The old typewriter had a mind of its own.” 

It hunched on the shelf and looked grumpy so nobody would want it.  Well, I had been replaced, if you had been replaced you would look grumpy too.  Good old No4 Underwood decided he didn’t even want to be wanted, he didn’t want some hipster bringing him to coffee shops or some scrapbook fanatic using him for his ‘quirky’ type.  He would rather be melted down for slag before he became the centerpiece of an ironic display.


I wrote The Gunslinger god damn it! The typewriter thought, I’m too good for them anyway!


And then he sees a writer.  He knows he is a writer by the distracted far off look and random finger twitch, and, he just knows.


The writer is floating in the wake of a busy boisterous women chattering about the dullest afternoon of waiting for a fish to bite.  She is looking at a heap of paintings but the writer, he drifts toward me.


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18 responses to “Finish the Story 2/23”

  1. Sonya says :

    Ha, I love the attitude of the typewriter.

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  2. summerstommy2 says :

    I liked the dimensions you wove into your tale. Very well done.


  3. babso2you says :

    As Michael said, you wove dimension into this story, and I have to agree! Pulling in Stephen King’s “Gunslinger” was genius! Thank you for taking part in MFtS challenge, and I hope that you return next week! Be well Kate… ^..^


  4. Jessica says :

    Ohhh … what a good idea on recycling the typewriter, in a different way. I like your blog with a collection of other writing challenges. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. donnarothert says :

    Very nice, I like inanimate objects with attitude! Interesting and vivid.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Priceless Joy says :

    Very good! I enjoyed reading it and I have a feeling this old typewriter is about to shine again! 🙂 That’s a story with a happy ending. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Kate says :

    Very creative! I enjoy writing, and may have to check out this weekly “series!”


  8. draliman says :

    It looks like Underwood has found someone worthy! Quite an attitude he/it has 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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