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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Writing a Letter (handwritten correspondence) (10/21/10)

TITLE: The Pen is mightier than the Keyboard
By Timmy Boyle
10/27/10


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Dear Generation Keyboard,

You were born during a time when learning how to crawl and learning how to type happened simultaneously.

Upon first glance, your generation looks like every other but a closer examination of your hands reveals your place in history. It is hard to ignore the characters A,S,D,F,J,K,L and : imprinted on the eternal callusí of each finger tip.

Typing is not what you do. It is who you are. And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is your generationís un-escapable occupational hazard.

Now, I am not anti-keyboard but I do feel its omni-presence has pushed the art of handwriting high enough on the endangered species list that it is presently on the verge of extinction.

Iím sure you are wondering why this is even a problem. After all, computers arenít the futureÖthey are the present.

Well, after years of extensive research, I have concluded there is one very important reason why putting pen to paper should not only be kept alive but be encouraged, once again, to thrive.

That reason is

Editorís Note: Due to a very foreseen computer malfunction this letter could not be completed. However, you can receive the letter in its entirety by ordering a handwritten copy.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/29/10
Oh you are so funny!! I loved this. Thanks for a great giggle before bedtime!
Beth LaBuff 10/31/10
Great title for this fun letter and your ending was super! :)
Rachel Phelps11/01/10
Very funny - I love the ending!
Jan Ackerson 11/01/10
Clever, witty, fun to read!
Lollie Hofer 11/01/10
Now this is way outside that proverbial box we don't want to be caught in. Funny and witty. Great job.
Noel Mitaxa 11/03/10
Great tongue in cheek entry. Should score well.