Tag: flash fiction

#043 A Blunder

Today’s story is a short one…only 645 words!  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/043.html Travis Review: We have four characters in today’s flash story: a pair of scheming parents, their daughter, and a writing teacher. The story seems like a scene in bedroom farce play. Like Steve mentions below, there are a lot of references to writers and writing. When... Read More »

#026 A Country Cottage

Very short one today…only 661 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/026.html Travis Review: The story begins with a husband and wife on an evening stroll walking by a train station. It seems they are alone, but they are not. The third character is the moon, which “peeped up from the drifting cloudlets and frowned, as it seemed, envying their... 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 »

#016 The Album

Another short short with only 763 words.   http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/016.html Travis Review: Today’s story feels like a companion piece to yesterday’s The Choristers. This time though, the point of view changes to the ruling class after a jubilee in a small town. In this case Zhmyhov (aka His Excellency, aka actual civil councillor) is genuinely driven to tears... Read More »

#004 An Enigmatic Nature

Next up is another short short (830+ words), An Enigmatic Nature. http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/004.html Travis review: A writer and a rich young widow meet on the train. She wants him to write about her, because she believes her life is full of dramatic misery as she invokes Dostoyevsky’s name. She chose to marry a rich old general... Read More »