The storyteller

The old man in the shop had promised her it would work when she least expected it to, so, although she couldn’t really afford it, she’d bought it.

She’d taken it home and waited, patiently.

But it just sat there.

She tried cajoling it.

She tried ignoring it.

She tried swearing at it.

Nothing worked. It just sat there, defiantly.

In a rage, she took it back — but where the shop had been was just a gap.

Finally, she turned her back on the whole project. As she closed the door to her study, she heard a hurried, rattly clickety-clack.

An old typewriter

Photo © Jeff Arnold

Word count: 100
Prompted by Friday Fictioneers

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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27 Responses to The storyteller

  1. Love it. Great finally.

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  2. Nobbinmaug says:

    I don’t know if I would like that. I’m too much of a control freak. I get mad at autocorrect. Fuckino is not even a word.

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Love bit of magic and mystery :-)

    Liked by 2 people

  4. ceayr says:

    Gotta love a haunted typewriter!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. msjadeli says:

    Scary but also a metaphor for trying to force writing. Well-done!

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  6. Sandra says:

    Disturbingly intriguing.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. granonine says:

    If typewriters are capable of nasty grins, this one was doing exactly that :)

    Liked by 2 people

  8. You’ve created an eerie world of strange forces and magic, well done

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  9. Nice spin on the old typewriter tale.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. susanmehr says:

    I wonder what the story would be like. :) Well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Mike says:

    I hope that the typewriter lays a golden egg, a masterpiece, Am I to optimistic ?

    Liked by 2 people

  12. James McEwan says:

    I like the mystical feel, and how most writers, even typewriters, work best when they are left alone.

    Liked by 2 people

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