almost flora kane

United States

my pen name is flora kane. i'm sixteen. i'm also a slytherin, infp-t, christian, maladaptive daydreamer, and generally insane. est: 3.30.2018.

Message to Readers


typewriters should be less expensive.

March 29, 2021


i want a typewriter
because i think that having
a bulky, automatic, non-delete-able
printer sort of thing
would make me sit down
and write more. 

if, perhaps, i could trade my 
state-of-the-art laptop 
for something that i'll never know 
if it'll break, it would make me
value my temporary marks,
clicking one letter at a time,

even though there's twenty-four hours a day,
it doesn't seem like enough time to
figure in all of the
minutes and half-hours 
doing things i only half-want to do. 
so i stall,
so much time spent with waiting for words to come.

when i say i'm in my head i really am.
i'm struggling to keep my feet on the ground,
i can't feel reality anymore. 
i need a typewriter to weigh me down, 
make sweat between my thighs as i 
tap through,
making mistakes, 
one line at a time.
i don't exactly know where i am. maybe i'm dehydrated. i wish life is the way that i imagine it.


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  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Hehe thank you. It's hard but thank God that He's in control, not us.

    6 months ago
  • Figwit [HIATUS]

    this is totally relatable! I want a typewriter SOOO bad...

    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Heehee I'm glad I got you to see it! And oh thank youuu. <3 He makes me really happy but my own feelings are just so frustrating.

    6 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    oh, my dear. there's so much i want to say to you and reply to your wonderful comment but the bell just rung—sending hugs and reassurance.

    6 months ago
  • Nyla

    Yes I do agree!! I told this to my mum like the other day and she looked at me like I was crazy but I mean come on!! It would be soo cool!! I love your description of the sweat between your thighs, although I think they may be a bit bone crushing to have on your lap! XD And yesss, I love the last stanza!

    6 months ago
  • Lata.B

    Oh gosh the thought of typing on a typewriter sounds so fun.
    Re- hahah dont worry, I'm like that too

    6 months ago
  • barelybear

    Definitely! I think there would be something so satisfying in writing on a typewriter. Especially a previously-owned one. It would have so much charm and history! This is really beautiful, and I love your thoughts about anti-perfectionism :D
    Have a great day!

    6 months ago
  • WrenBirdWrites

    Wow, I really do love this.

    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Well what an interesting speculation

    6 months ago
  • Ava Marie

    I love this! My parents got me a typewriter for Christmas, it's really fun to use.

    6 months ago
  • SunV

    I love your thought process!! And now I really really want a typewriter.... Well, I can always dream. XD

    Also, just noticed your bio says you're 'hoping not to lose anyone else'. I don't want to pry, but if you want to talk to someone, I'm here <3

    6 months ago