Tag: alcohol

#040 Mari D’elle

Today’s story is 2015 words: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/040.htm Travis Review: I was fairly disappointed with this story, expecting more. At first I thought this would be the story of an opera singer and her daughter reunited. Like Chekhov was going against type with a tale of a selfless diva. But the daughter never shows up again after... Read More »

#039 Oh! The Public!

Today’s story has 1233 words:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/039.htm Travis Review: The motivation of today story reminds me of bad New Year’s resolutions. Often it’s not that the goal that is bad, but the administering of it sets one up for failure. When Podtyagin, a ticket collector on a train, decides to give up drinking and work honestly at his... Read More »

#024 Boots

Today’s story is 1611 words. http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/024.htm Travis Review: Today we have the first instance of Chekhov’s gun, and in a play too! Alcohol again causes calamity in a hotel. This time, Murkin, a piano tuner, finds that his boots are missing. Calling on the attendant who had “had a drop,” they discover the boots are in... Read More »

#021 The Marshal’s Widow

Today’s story is a mere 1510 words:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/021.htm Travis Review: This story felt like an Irish wake once the men started sneaking off to the cloak room to get a nip of booze in a teetotaler’s house. The result reminded me of The Pogues’ Body of An American, especially how song’s opening somber notes pick... Read More »