Tag: intellectual

#192 Ionitch

You can find today’s 7117 word story here http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/192.htm Travis review: This story starts out comical with an introduction to the Turkins, the smartest family in a small, unnamed town. The father plays puns on words, the wife writes and reads aloud unrealistic novels “of what never happens in real life,” and the daughter pounds the keyboards... Read More »

#191 About Love

Find today’s 3886 word story here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/191.htm Travis review: So this is the third story featuring Ivan Iavnovitch and Burkin and the second with Alehin. The story picks up the following day from Gooseberries. When Alehin tells his story it helps answer the curious details in Gooseberries, like why Alehin was so filthy and in desperate... Read More »

#170 Black Monk

Today’s 12,823 word long short story can be found here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/170.htmhttp://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/170.htm Travis review:  This story is told in 9 chapters. It’s interesting that this rare supernatural tale about a “chosen one” not unlike popular culture’s archetypes Neo from The Matrix or Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker. Looking deeper into religious culture Moses, Jesus and Mohammed (who... Read More »

#167 Terror

Find today’s 5,034 word short story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/167.htm Travis review: This story is a bit disappointing considering the expectations that come with a title like “Terror.” On the surface, this could be seen as a tale about two close, intellectual friends who have chosen different career paths and the stronger one takes the weaker man’s wife.... Read More »

#154 The Bet

Find today’s 2859 word story here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/154.htm Travis Review This is one of my favorite stories. It is the story that turned me onto Chekhov many years ago. It is a mixture of many great things. It’s an intellectual argument about the cruelty of imprisonment as well as a the futility of money and pursuing knowledge without... Read More »