Tag: James Joyce

#032 Head of the Family

Find this 1500 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/032.html Travis review:  Today’s story is a character study of a bully. Stepan Stepanitch is wealthy, pompous, and a coward who attacks everybody weaker than him. If he wakes up in a “gloomy state of mind” after losing at cards or suffering from dyspepsia after a night of drinking, there will... Read More »

#022 A Small Fry

Today’s story comes in at 1358 words.  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/022.html Travis Review: Small Fry is not a great story. A lowly civil servant has to work on Easter eve while the rest of the town is out celebrating and feels awful about it. An alternate title could be “Fear and Self-Loathing in a Government Office.” It’s not... Read More »

#005 A Classical Student

Another short one weighing in at just over 1080 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/005.html Travis review: Oh those wacky peasants! I feel a better name should’ve been “How I Got Into Business School.” A nervous young lad goes to take his Greek exam and things do not go well. His mother is furious, but too exhausted in heartbreak... Read More »