Tag: flattery

#067 The Chemist’s Wife

Find today 2050 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/067.html Travis Review: The chemist’s wife in today’s story feels like a familiar Chekhov character. She is miserable, but can’t pinpoint the reason. “She felt bored, depressed, vexed . . . so vexed that she felt quite inclined to cry — again she did not know why.” In the... Read More »

#027 Malingerers

Today’s story is 1379 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/027.html Travis Review: The last sentence could have easily been the title of this short, “The deceitfulness of man.” A wealthy general’s widow runs a clinic for the poor. While her liberal heart beats true for the impoverished locals in need, she is also a victim of their flattery. Her giving soul... Read More »