Tag: child

#135 The Runaway

Find today’s 2930 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/135.html Travis review: Chekhov again uses a child’s innocent perspective to convey a sad, heartbreaking tale. In this case the story is framed through seven year old Pashka’s perspective. He does not understand that in the morning he will lose a limb. Although it isn’t clearly stated, it seems the... Read More »

#124 A Transgression

Find today’s 1912 word story http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/124.html Travis review:  In “A Transgression” we watch Miguev suffer through every philandering husband’s worst nightmare. His ex-housemaid and ex-lover is trying to extort five thousand rubles from him. She has given the following three threats, “I’ll leave the baby at your door, and I’ll have the law of you, and I’ll tell... Read More »

#109 Home

Find today’s 3712 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/109.html Travis review A prosecutor of the circuit court comes home and finds it impossible to punish his young son for smoking his tobacco. This situation kind of reminds me of a surgeon who faints at the site of his children bleeding. A man who can do his job well, but... Read More »

#034 The Cook’s Wedding

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Anton wanted to dress appropriately for the holiday.  Our story today contains roughly 1909 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/034.html Travis Review: This story is seen through the eyes of Grisha, a “solemn little person of seven.” He watches in horror over a series of days as an arranged marriage of his family’s house cook... Read More »