Monday Finish the story. – February 23, 2015-


Mondays Finish the Story

Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… Get creative and have fun finishing the story!  This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday.

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue guy and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too!

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Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:

The old typewriter had a mind of its own.”

Susan slowly entered the bookshop. It was dark and kind of musty. Smelled like old books and paper.

She looked around and tried to allocate the person she had to meet here

There he was. An old gentleman, walking heavily, leaning on his walking stick.

“ Are you Susan? Susan Christie?” She said: “Yes, I am.” He introduced himself as John Bookman. “Come, follow me. I need to show you something special.”

They both climbed the stairs to the third floor. John unlocked a door and opened it…..

there it was…….. an old type writer! Susan could not believe her eyes. She had been looking for it for years.

It was the typewriter on which Agatha Christie had typed all her murder and suspense stories.

Susan could not believe her luck. John Bookman was an old family of Aunt Agatha…..

Although the typewriter had its own mind of hiding – the secret was out!

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22 thoughts on “Monday Finish the story. – February 23, 2015-

  1. The old typewriter had a mind of its own.

    Individually each key worked well. The A will be an A, the B a B and so on. However, the moment I sat down to actually use it, it will not obey my commands. It did not matter if I wanted to use it for business or pleasure. It has it’s own agenda.

    I will be typing: “Dear Mrs Harris.” However, it will read “My dear beloved Adrian”.

    Adrian. The man I love. Yet he was just too damned principled for my taste. I said good bye, yet this type writer refused to accept this.

    Perhaps I must let the type writer be. Humble pie tastes awful, but it is a small price to pay. Stubbornness is lonely and my heart ache with a pain only Adrian can console.
    *vomit*

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    1. Hi jong. Jy is n doring Ek moet dit aan die wereld bekend stel. Kan jy dit nie instuur vir die Maandag voltooi die storie nie? Ek dink ek moet sommer so iets in Afrikaans probeer. Wat dink jy?

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      1. Die wêreld is beslis nie armer daarsonder nie. 😉 My Engels is pateties. Ek verkies ook om my blog uitsluitlik Afrikaans te hou.

        Ek weet nie of so iets in Afrikaans gaan werk. Dit sal dalk met party bloggers werk en ander nie. Jy het wel op die oomblik Toeka Tokkel. Ek dink dat dit heeltemal genoeg is. Dalk volgende jaar.

        Terloops, is dit regtig nodig dat elkeen van my kommentare eers modderdam toe moet gaan? Dit voel half of alles wat ek sê eers goed gekeur word. Ek erken ek sê gewoonlik nie wat mense wil hoor nie, maar ek speel ALTYD die bal, nie die mens nie.

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        1. Ek hoor wat jy se. Stem saam vir net Afrikaans. Ek het net n klippie in die bos gegooi. Almal se kommentaar gaan maar ” modderdam” toe hier by my. Nog nie een afgekeur nie?!

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        1. Tina, my suster het van begin af al gebrom omdat ek dit moddereer.(Eintlik om haar te verpes het ek aangehou!) Sal n plan maak sommer nou

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    1. Dankie, So nou en dan kry ek darem sulke flitse. Moet net genoeg geprikkel word. Dis nou wat hul kunstenaarstemprament noem ha ha.

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  2. Wonderful! I love that the typewriter was previously owned by famed author Agatha Christie! Well done Scrapydo! Thank you for participating and I hope that you return for next week’s challenge! Be well…. ^..^

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