Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

For Joe Van Cleave’s Typing Assignment #18, I’m to type a one-page science fiction story.  This is what I came up with, typed on the 1958 Smith-Corona Skywriter that inspired it (or at least, featured in it). OTHER TYPEWRITTEN PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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 …

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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 …

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Joe Van Cleave’s eleventh typing assignment is a one-page Halloween story. “(W)e’ll be writing on the subject of Halloween. It could be from any angle: history, personal accounts, fiction, even anti-Halloween. Whatever.” Anti-Halloween sounded interesting, but I thought it best not to put a downer on those who enjoy this holiday.  Instead, I looked to …

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Joe Van Cleave’s blog has set Typing Assignment #10 as a one-page free-form.  “Participants can write a one-pager on whatever they want.” My initial thought was to kill two birds with one stone and write my Halloween story for the writers group I’m in.  However, the story filled more than a single page. For this …

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Yes, this is Typing Assignment #9 for Joe Van Cleave’s blog.  I did skip TA#8 due to busyness and just wasn’t moved by the prompt. This assignment was to write a one-page hypothetical story in the life of a real-life stranger that you periodically see.  I did bend the rules a little on this one.  …

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This assignment typed on my 196? Sears Forecast 12. This typing assignment for Joe Van Cleave’s blog, takes us down another avenue of personal history by describing a time in the writer’s life when he/she achieved something significant, or overcame a major obstacle. For this new assignment, you’ll dig into your life’s experience and find …

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Before I get into this assignment, I want to point out that Mr. Van Cleave has a YouTube channel in which he goes over all the submissions by presenting a slideshow of them (which allows you to read each one), then discusses each of them individually. The sixth Typing Assignment from Joe Van Cleave’s blog …

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Still hampered by the splint, I used my 1961 Smith Corona Coronet Automatic, an electric typewriter, again for Typing Assignment #5 at Joe Van Cleave’s blog. This assignment “is to work with that worst of all opening lines to a story, “It was a dark and stormy night.” This line has been panned for decades …

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Typing Assignment #4 from Joe Van Cleave’s Blog was difficult this week.  An acute fracture in a bone in my wrist, which occurred at a soccer game on Tuesday, has been making every form of typing a challenge.  Furthermore, the assignment itself required some thought and imagination.  The past seven days busy with work and …

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