Tag: alcoholism

#127 A Father

Find today’s 3086 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/127.html Travis Review This is a character examination of a sad alcoholic father. Chekhov does not judge, but lets the man bare his dignity and trample over it throughout the course of a few hours. Old Musatov’s self-depreciating monologues to his mostly silent, patient, and accommodating son, Boris, propel the story.... Read More »

#019 In The Graveyard

Relatively short story today at 884 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/019.html Travis Review: I saw this as a cautionary tale told from a graveyard. In one case, a person in the narrator’s party stumbles and catches himself on a titular counselor’s grave marker cross. The man had died in an accident, “a victim to his habits of observation.” Like... Read More »