The Independent Typewriter #FinishTheStory

‘The old typewriter had a mind of its own,’ whispered the dealer when I bought it.  That had excited me when I bought this typewriter.  I was going to start my novel on this one.  I was hoping the typewriter will help me type out some stories, help me describe some grandiose places.  I planned to put in about 2000 words in a day.  It meant that in a month’s time I should be done with my first novel.   And then I would publish it.  I was sure it would be a bestseller.  And soon some filmmaker would want to make a movie from the book like Harry Potter.   That would have silenced my nagging wife.

Back to the present, I pressed the letter ‘O’ and it typed out ‘P’.  I wanted to type ‘Once’ and it came out as ‘Pmvr’.   I shifted the handle to go to the next line.  Instead, it scrolled and left 5 blank lines.


The post is written for Mondays Finish the Story.  Read more stories here.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. aseemrastogi2 says:

    The type writer’s thought process is running in a totally different direction :P.

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  2. At the ending, I was thinking, what if he just let it type what it wanted maybe there would be a wonderful secret message!

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  3. afairymind says:

    And so his dream falls apart! Great story. I like that you took it in a different direction to most of the others I’ve read, with the typewriter hindering rather than helping in the writing.

    A little bit of constructive criticism, though: take care with your tenses. With this sentence ‘I was hoping the typewriter will help me’ – the past tense ‘was’ should be paired with a past tense ‘would’ rather than the future tense ‘will’, making the sentence ‘I was hoping the typewriter would help me’. I hope that makes sense. 🙂

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    1. latasun says:

      Thank you for correcting me..i will surely note and correct it. Thank you for liking the story.

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  4. Vinitha says:

    Oopsy! That typewriter sure has a mind of its own! I loved the way you told this story, Lata. 🙂

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  5. John Yeo says:

    Great work ~ I guess Shakespeare must have bought the occasional second hand Quill pen ~

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  6. draliman says:

    I’ve always had dreams of quickly finishing a book, getting a book deal and then a film as well! And I don’t even have to deal with a dodgy typewriter.

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    1. latasun says:

      Ha ha dont we all have the same dreams?

      Like

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