I went to the nearby stationery shop and asked the shopkeeper “Boss, do you have the typewriter ribbon?” I said.
He gave me a strange look “What? Typewriter ribbon? You mean the old typewriter, in which you type?” he said.
“Yes. The same one. Do you have the ribbon for that?”
“No. Sorry. I mean who uses typewriter, these days.” he chuckled.
I expected this sort of response, so I didn’t respond to him and I left. I finally couldn’t find anything in the local shops. Then I thought of ordering it online. I thought, there must be some website which sells it.
The story of my typewriter is really strange. As an aspiring writer, I was struggling with a severe Writer’s block. I would sit in front of my computer for hours, but wouldn’t write a single word. I would get blocked completely. I was searching in the web for anything and everything related to writer’s block. In one website, they mentioned that using a Typewriter solved a writer’s problem. He also gave some scientific justification that the sound of the typewriter is so rhythmic that it acts as a creative inspiration and helps writers write. Continue reading