Typing Assignment #20 from Joe Van Cleave’s YouTube channel (which you should subscribe to because he has all sorts of neat videos on typewriters and other cool stuff) is to type a one-page piece on a pet peeve. Could be a personal pet peeve. Could be a fictional piece involving a pet peeve.
This was a little difficult for me because of the number of avenues in which this could go. But I settled on the common misconception that a haiku poem must be three lines with five syllables in the first, seven in the second, and five in the third. Since I’ve been in a writer’s group that includes a poet, I’ve rekindled an interest in haiku, which sparked the writing of this pet peeve of mine, while at the same time facing it. Needless to say, this assignment 1) sparked a project idea for me; 2) taught me some things about haiku and senryu I didn’t know; and 3) brought me much fun in formulating it and drafting it.
This was typed on my 1950 Olivetti Lettera 22. Enjoy!