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#180 Anna On The Neck

Find today’s 5288 word story here:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/180.htm Travis review: Anna on the Neck is a Cinderella story of a woman blossoming and realizing the power of youth and beauty that she possesses. I like the efficiency and completeness of this story. Chekhov starts off with a couple boarding the train just after getting married, but... Read More »

#159 Peasant Wives

Find today’s 5840 word story here:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/159.htm Travis Review:  I’m not sure if this would be considered an example of history repeating itself or how the repetitive nature of circumstance causes similar reactions. Chekhov sets up the tale with two powerful men talking. Dyudya is a local peasant who has become prosperous and Matvey Savitch is merchant... Read More »

#137 The Old House (A Story told by a Houseowner)

Find today’s 2424 word story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/137.htm Travis review: In today’s story, Chekhov tells a tale of misfortune through the voice of a landlord. It could be summarized as the slow downfall of a family after the mother’s death. This story stood out to me for it’s writing style. Long, blocky paragraphs with summaries and foreshadowing.... Read More »

#014 The Swedish Match

Today’s story is a bit longer at 7481 words.   http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/014.htm Travis Review: The Swedish Match is written very much like a classic murder mystery story until Chekhov turns the plot convention on its head. I love the a sixty year old, cantankerous magistrate, Tchubikov, leading a murder investigation while maligning his harder working, more thorough twenty-six year... Read More »

#002 Joy

After yesterday’s novelette, enjoy this short piece from young AC:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/002.htm Travis review: This story is equivalent to a flash story coming in at mere 697 words. The one scene story has a ” joyful and triumphant” son waking up his entire family with big news: his name was written in the newspaper. The story... Read More »