Tag: cruel

#147 Sleepy

Find today’s 2327 word story here:¬†http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/147.html Travis review: This is ranks as one of Chekhov’s darkest stories. Perhaps the darkest of all as child abuse and sleep deprivation lead to horrible outcomes. Chekhov does a great job mixing Varka’s family situation that got her into such a horrible job through hallucinogenic dreams. I also see... Read More »

#095 Vanka

Find today’s 1654 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/095.html Travis Review: Today’s story is a heartbreaking tale of an orphaned nine year old boy that is worthy of Dickens. Vanka writes a letter to his grandfather. The story vacillates between the boy writing about his awful experiences a shoemaker’s apprentice and memories of his grandfather and the... Read More »