Tag: short story

#201 The Betrothed

Please find the final Chekhov short story interpreted by the amazing Constance Garrett: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/201.htm It is a 7588 long story. Travis review Like the last story, The Bishop, there is a character whose days are limited due to an illness. More than the bishop, I’d venture to say the character Alexandr Timofeitch (aka Sasha) represents Chekhov as he... Read More »

#200 The Bishop

Today’s 200th story is 6468 words. You can find it here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/200.htm Travis review: This is a very slow, meditative story about the final days of a bishop’s life. It feels like Chekhov is writing about his own mortality in this tale. The doctor and man of letters was slowly succumbing to tuberculosis and perhaps he was wondering... Read More »

#199 In The Ravine

You can find today’s 16,430 word novelette here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/199.htm Travis review: This noirish story feels complete even though it is open ended with life continuing in spite of tragedies and upheavals to a certain family. It is interesting that Chekhov’s kicks off this story with the tale of Ukleevo, the village known for “the deacon ate... Read More »

#198 At Christmas Time

You can find today’s 1884 word story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/198.htm Travis  This is a depressing Christmas/News Year themed story. Chekhov writes two scenes illustrating abuse of power. The first is with an illiterate, uneducated mother in the country. Vasilisa thinks constantly about her daughter who went away to Petersburg after her marriage. Saddled with poverty and a... Read More »

#196 On Official Duty

Find today’s 6647 word story here:  http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/196.htm Travis review: I found today’s story about officials traveling to investigate a suicide and the distractions that follow interesting from the standpoint of naming schemes. There are 3 L prominent names: Loshadin (the village constable), Lesnitsky (the dead insurance agent) and Lyzhin (the examining magistrate who the reader... Read More »

#195 The New Villa

Please find today’s 5781 word story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/195.htm Travis review: I liked this story because it got under my skin. It the story of wealthy, well-intentioned people building a house in a small village and dealing with the petty and belligerent peasants. Unlike My Life, which had the peasants acting in selfish and horrible ways to the... Read More »

#194 The Darling

Find today’s 4,956 word story here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/194.htm Travis review: Olenka is a woman of empathetic obsession. She is a blank slate with neither desire or even logical thoughts until she meets a man (two husbands, one companion, and a child) from whom she can live vicariously. Chekhov writes Olenka almost a caricature. At first, the empathetic... Read More »

#193 A Doctor’s Visit

Find today’s 4529 word short story here: http://eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/193.htm Travis review: It today’s story Korolyov, a doctor from Moscow, comes out to a small factory town to look at an ailing heiress. He rides into town with extreme prejudice and irritation. He sees the peasant class workers leading drunken, pointless lives. Korolyov hates the factory’s owner’s... Read More »

#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 »

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