The Yesteryear Project

If you follow me on social media, you might have been wondering what was going on with the sudden influx of vintage typewriters. Truth be told, I’ve always had a passion for them. My grandmother had one in her basement that I used to thump on when no one was looking.

Now I own three… “Dorothy Parker” is a 1936 LC Smith Corona Silent Floating Shift Portable Typewriter.

Dorothy Parker

“Edna Ferber”  is a Remington Rand Noiseless, Model 7, also portable.

Edna Ferber

And “Alexander Woollcott” is a portly non-portable LC Smith & Corona of indeterminate age and considerable weight.

Alexander WoollcottAnd I am using them to make things like this:

Forever Summer - YesteryearEvery month on Patreon, I will be posting these pieces of original microfiction along with altered-art vintage ephemera. I will hold drawings, and Patrons will have the chance to win them. The more you pledge per snippet posted, the more chances you have to win. There’s also a Patron level that guarantees a monthly delivery of Yesteryear fiction and altered art.

In the not-too-distant future, I want to start a collaborative writing-and-art project with my fellow typewriter enthusiasts. It will be a shared-world project. More news on this is forthcoming, so stay tuned!