Tag: anger

#125 From the Diary of a Violent-Tempered Man

Find today’s 3897 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/125.html A lot of today’s story reminds me of Notes From the Underground. I wonder if Chekhov is intentionally spoofing the classic. The character Nicolas has the same intensity and serious academic bend as Dostoyevsky’s unnamed character. At least that is what Nicolas tells us in his first person narrative that he... Read More »

#119 Aborigines

Find today’s 2401 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/119.html Travis review: Readers get to spend a day with an irritable veteran of Polish descent complaining about the lazy Russians to his friend, a German architect. Lyashkevsky has a head injury so this story could be seen as a sad tale of mental illness. Yet the tone reminded me... Read More »