Tag: peasant

#184 My Life

Please find the 37,799 word novella here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/184.htm Travis review: Chekhov presents as he has in many stories, a passionate young man full of intense ideology. Unlike most of the young men in his stories though, Misail is cut from a different cloth. His talk is not idle bluster. He follows through on his passion to... Read More »

#153 The Devil and The Shoemaker

Find today’s 2662 word story here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/153.htm Today’s fantasy story is quite funny. We have a poor cobbler who feels persecuted by the weight of his poverty and constant humiliation. At first Fydor comes off like a cantankerous, petty fool, but when he walks out on the street he is teased by the public. “Students, officers,... Read More »

#101 Darkness

Find today’s 1622 word story here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/101.htm Travis Review: If it weren’t for the title of today’s story, I would have thought that the content was intended as a groan-worthy comedy. The plot concerns a young peasant boy desperately trying to get his blacksmith brother out of jail by appealing to anybody who seemed to have... Read More »

#036 Overdoing It

Today we have a story worth 1633 words:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/036.htm Travis Review: Smirnov, a land surveyor, gets off a train and looks to hire a cab. Already he has apprehension on how long the journey will take based on a potential driver’s drunkenness and quality of the horse. When he is told he has to hire... Read More »

#031 A Malefactor

Today’s story is 1543 words. http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/031.htm Travis Review: Denis Grigoryev is a peasant who is woefully impoverished and in horrible health, but that’s not his biggest problem. His problem is that he is not very bright. He cannot understand why he is being brought up on charges of sabotage (or ” Article 1081 of the Penal Code”). He... Read More »