Joe Van Cleave’s Sixteenth Typing Assignment was a fun one. “Write about a personal artifact in your possession. Fiction, nonfiction – use the object in your piece however you wish.”
It didn’t take me long to decide which personal artifact to write about. I’ve had it for close to forty years, and its history prior to my possession makes for a neat contrast.
This was typed on my 1954 Smith-Corona Silent Super (not the one mentioned in the piece – my mom got rid of her typewriter which I used as a kid a few years ago, without inquiring if I had an interest in it).
Other typing assignments can be found HERE.