Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have a convert. Abby’s a fresh college graduate and an extraordinary writer who edited our literary magazine last year. The pink GoLightly was a gift from me and a sterling example of Writertypes’ fine mechanical voodoo.
I don’t know another soul on the planet who would change out type bars to cursive and paint an old Sears Forecaster just the right shade of ballet slipper pink. What a man.
I swear, it was meant to be. I typed away until I was out of ideas, which is something that hasn’t happened for me in a very long time. Something about the medium of a typewriter makes words feel so deliberate and special, without backspace, every sentence and thought is, am I meant to say that or maybe I needed to say that.
Shake the tambourines, brothers and sisters.