Tag: fool

#039 Oh! The Public!

Today’s story has 1233 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/039.html Travis Review: The motivation of today story reminds me of bad New Year’s resolutions. Often it’s not that the goal that is bad, but the administering of it sets one up for failure. When Podtyagin, a ticket collector on a train, decides to give up drinking and work honestly at his... Read More »

#031 A Malefactor

Today’s story is 1543 words. http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/031.html Travis Review: Denis Grigoryev is a peasant who is woefully impoverished and in horrible health, but that’s not his biggest problem. His problem is that he is not very bright. He cannot understand why he is being brought up on charges of sabotage (or ” Article 1081 of the Penal Code”). He... Read More »