Jump to navigation Jump to search A pencil similar to the one described in the essay. The full title is "I, Pencil: Read" and it was first published in the December issue of The Freeman.
Many thanks to Harry! It sounds wasteful—even odd. A pencil at half-length still has plenty of words left in it, plenty of sketching left to do.
However, there comes a time when a pencil becomes too cumbersome to hold.
When fingers scrunch and contort like commuters on a packed subway car just to eke out a few more strokes before the tool is tossed away and the finish is being sheared away on a fresh stick.
What happens to those stubs? We drop them into desk drawers and mason jars in the hopes a child might come along and use one to scratch out a wobbly, hesitant letter A.
That child never comes. I had tried to assuage my guilt about discarding stubby pencils by purchasing an extender from CW Pencil Enterprise. The unprotected tip of the pencil often snapped off in my bag and the dyed wood made marks on the page.
It was too long and the uneven metal hurt my fingers after extensive writing sessions. I needed something better, more compact, and easier to carry. Made out of copper, aluminum, brass, and other materials, their original lineup seemed too cold despite the presence of a piece of wood sticking out of one side.
Perhaps it had been the shape. Vintage bullet pencils had been made of plastic and metal and covered in advertisements for vacuum cleaner repair shops and insurance companies.
They resembled their namesake, but without the deadly connotations. The Timber Twistas it had come to be called, carried the same form factor as its metal forefather in a less threatening wooden body.
This was it, I thought. Twenty-five dollars on a box of Blackwings had been my limit. Months went by before the urge grew too strong to ignore. The day it arrived, I pulled the flat cardboard box from the envelope and cursed at its weightlessness.
Then I pried the lid off and saw it sitting there, pinned like a butterfly to be examined with two extra Blackwing stubs and a few erasers rattling around it.
Save for the polished aluminum end piece and the bright Pepto-Bismol eraser at the top, this looked like an antique. Metal Shop had done something truly unique: As I slipped it from its box, I marveled at how light it felt.
It had been constructed of mahogany and aluminum. I expected something more substantial. I wanted my pocket to sag under its heft.
I wanted the paper to gasp with each stroke, as though I was tattooing my words on its skin. This would not do.
I unscrewed the cap and flipped it over, exposing the stub that had been fastened to the other side, and screwed it in. I now held an almost full-length pencil in my hand and began writing. The weight—or absence of it—suddenly made sense. This bullet pencil seemed to have been made with writers in mind.
Its hardness left behind a lot of residue. Traces of the pencil remained on the page. For future buyers, I suggest either not worrying about erasing or carrying a better eraser in your bag.
They buy it for its looks—and what a looker it is. I purchased the mahogany version with the aluminum trim. Carrying it in my pocket and my bag daily for the past few weeks has put a nice patina on the metal.
The Timber Twist already had an heirloom feel out of the box. Fingerprints will cloud the aluminum and the other objects in my bag will scar the grain.Creative Writing #2- The Reputation of a Pencil Blk: C It was a day that changed my life forever.I could recall the events that happened on that dreadful and tensed day.
It was the final horrific exam that I would encounter in my high school career. It was the final exam for the English twelve provincial, which was worth an astonishing 40% of my final grade.
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