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Friday, September 11, 2020

Hard Times

After losing several typewriters to pawnbrokers I simply gave up the idea of owning one. I printed out my stores by hand and sent them out that way. I hand-printed them with a pen. I got to be a very fast hand-printer. It got so that I could hand-print faster than I could write. I wrote three or four short stories a week. I kept things in the mail. I imagined the editors of The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's saying: "Hey, here's another one of those things by that nut..."

Charles Bukowski, Factotum, 1974

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