Here’s a short piece I’ve written for this week’s Mondays Finish the Story Challenge. Participants are given a first sentence and a photograph. The “challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided.” This sounds like great fun! Following my story, there will be a link to the other stories submitted for this prompt. I hope you will visit and even consider participating.
Here is the picture. I’ve italicized the first sentence we’ve been given this week:
The old typewriter had a mind of its own. I had programmed it to sense my touch and my mood, and to make a sort of sense out of my deepest secrets. Eventually, we forged quite a remarkable relationship. Little Miss Underwood was getting me published all over the place. Life was so glossy and daring.
I was heartbroken when she broke. My husband, Sam, did his best to console me. “We’ll drive right into town and buy you one of those computers you’ve been wanting.”
“You don’t think you could fix her?” I asked.
“Aw honey, I’ve fixed her so many times. She can’t be fixed again.” Sam put his arm around my waist and drew me close. “She’s been a real work horse of a typewriter,” he said.
I have a laptop now but, like a faithful magic charm, Little Miss Underwood maintains her place of honor on my desk.
photo prompt © Barbara W. Beacham