The Writer Shed
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The Writer Shed

My Manual Typewriter

The things we keep

My Royal Quiet Deluxe. The same one Hemingway loved.

It was at a yard sale somewhere. That’s where I bought it. Or maybe it was an antique shop someplace. I don’t remember. The portable Royal manual came in its own hard-leather carrying case, the outside stained from someone’s black coffee or spilled wine. When I opened it, the machine’s slim style tricked me into believing it was rather lightweight. It wasn’t — all gray steel and the heft of a big stack of…

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David W. Berner, The Writer Shed

David W. Berner, The Writer Shed

Award-winning writer. Author of memoir and fiction. Editor of Medium publication: THE WRITER SHED.