Browsing Archives of - 2014 November

#167 Terror

Find today’s 5,034 word short story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/167.html 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 »

#166 Ward No. 6

Find today’s 21,694 word novella here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/166.html Travis review: This novella is told in 29 chapters. The first chapters is told in 2nd person almost like a voice guided tour. “Next you come into a big, spacious room which fills up the whole lodge except for the entry.” We quickly discover that Ward No. 6 is... Read More »

#165 Nieghbors

Find the 7618 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/165.html Travis review: Chekhov starts this story with an immediate dilemma: aristocrat Pyotr Mihalitch’s younger sister, Zina, has run away to live with their neighbor Vlassitch, a married man. Pytor feels obligated to do something as his mother is bed-stricken with shame, yet conflict is not in his nature.... Read More »

#164 In Exile

Please find today’s 3964 word story here:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/164.html  Travis review: In today’s short story, Chekhov contrasts two characters who are extreme opposites working on a ferry barge in Siberia… which is a step away from being in the lowest rung of hell. The Tatar represents innocence and virtue compared to the world weary cynicism and cruelty of Canny. As Siberia is... Read More »