Typing Assignment #17 from Joe Van Cleave’s YouTube channel “is to write a story inspired by a found photographic print.”
Instead of using any of my photos, I went out to find a photo to use for this assignment. With Detroit City FC in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament, I drove down to Cincinnati, stopping in Findlay, Ohio at Jeffrey’s Antiques to see what I could find. Well I found something. Two somethings.
There were a handful of vendors with old photographs. Pretty much all of them were portraits of individuals or family photos. Of the many I sorted through, this one caught my eye, and became the subject of the story for the assignment.
The other thing I found was, of course, a typewriter. This cute, 1956 Smith-Corona Skyriter was looking up at me, the pouch of its case containing the original owners manual, a book on learning how to touch type, a card with touch typing hints, and another owners manual for an unidentified portable electric typewriter. I wasn’t in the market for a new typewriter, but its cute compactness was calling to me. I left it behind, completed my drive to Cincinnati, took in the match and stayed overnight. Just couldn’t get that little typer out of my head, on the way home I stopped back in and added it to my growing pack of rescued typewriters.
So, it seems only natural that I type this found photo-based assignment on the found typewriter I discovered in the process.
Other Typewritten Pages are HERE.