Sunday, July 26, 2020

Writing Prompt: The Typo as a Catalyst

In a world where computers think they are smarter than us and where our fingers move faster than our pre-coffee brains, typos are to be expected.  For some reason, my phone keeps changing "No" to "Now."  In this era of "No means No," I'm surprised that "No means Now" hasn't caused some sort of litigation.  In real life, typos have caused some rather serious problems.  For example, police departments have sometimes served warrants on the wrong home based on a typo, misspelling, or data entry error.


photo by Richard Croft / Strickly No Parking / CC BY-SA 2.0

For today's writing prompt, create a short piece of fiction based on a misunderstanding caused by a -

typo.

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