Tag: dark

#120 Volodya

Find today’s 5141 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/120.html Travis review:  This may be one of Chekhov’s darkest stories. It drips with gloomy teenage male angst and ends with a bang. Volodya, “a plain, shy, sickly-looking lad of seventeen,” is uncomfortable in this world. He lives with his vain and superficial mother. The family’s fortune has been squandered by her... Read More »

#041 The Looking-Glass

Today’s story, the last one written between 1882-1885, has 1524 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/041.html Travis Review: Chekhov starts today’s story as if he is writing a fantasy tale using elements of Lewis Carroll or the Brothers Grimm. Nellie, “a young and pretty girl, dreaming day and night of being married,” gazes into a looking-glass. In the mirror her... Read More »