Tag: selfish

#182 Ariadne

Find today’s 10,545 word story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/182.htm Travis review: Ariadne is a gorgeous woman who wants and consumes like a fire. Her family denied her nothing and even when it meant stripping lodge roofs of iron so she could get the horse wanted. Shamohin tells the narrator (who happens to be a writer) about how... Read More »

#178 The Helpmate

Find today’s 2585 word story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/178.htm Travis review: This is a relatively straight forward story about a doctor, worn out with consumption and worry, who believes his wife is cheating on him and finds evidence of it written in English. The best part of the story is when the wife appears and later when the doctor,... Read More »

#160 The Duel

Find today’s 40,842 word novel here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/160.htm Travis review: In The Duel, Chekhov tries to cram all of humanity into a single novella and largely succeeds. Like Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, well realized characters representing different sides of Russian culture are presented, but with less words than Chekhov’s contemporaries. Set in a small seaside town, Chekhov... Read More »

#115 The Cossack

Please find today’s 1974 word story here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/115.htm Travis review: Today’s tale comes off more like a fable than a story. It is easy to like Maxim as a character. He’s an optimistic, high-on-life kind of guy. Things seem to be going great for him, but in literature that’s usually a bad sign. Chekhov gives indications... Read More »

#100 Enemies

Today’s 100th installment comes in at 5604 words and can be found here:  http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/100.htm Travis Review: Today’s 100th story is a dark and brutal tale that has a noir core. It is a tale of two men suffering losses and the tunnel vision it produces in each of them. In the case of the bereaving... Read More »