It was a dark and stormy night …

Joe Van Cleave, an inspiring typewriter and photography blogger and youtuber started an assignment series. Every other week he gives out a topic, and then it is ready – steady – type!

This is my first contribution, assignment no 5 is about the phrase “It was a dark and stormy night”. First used by Washington Irving, it became famous and parodied after Edmund Bulwer-Lytton began his novel “Paul Clifford” with this phrase.

A typewritten text

What you can read here is my 1st draft with some corrections, written down in some 15 minutes, so don‘t take it serious 🙂 It was typed on my orange Robotron Cella, designed by Karl_Clauss_Dietel and built from 1983 – 1985 in GDR. The font is the Kristall, one of my favourites.