Tag: orphan

#159 Peasant Wives

Find today’s 5840 word story here:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/159.html Travis Review:  I’m not sure if this would be considered an example of history repeating itself or how the repetitive nature of circumstance causes similar reactions. Chekhov sets up the tale with two powerful men talking. Dyudya is a local peasant who has become prosperous and Matvey Savitch is merchant... Read More »

#095 Vanka

Find today’s 1654 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/095.html Travis Review: Today’s story is a heartbreaking tale of an orphaned nine year old boy that is worthy of Dickens. Vanka writes a letter to his grandfather. The story vacillates between the boy writing about his awful experiences a shoemaker’s apprentice and memories of his grandfather and the... Read More »

#064 A Day In The Country

Find today’s 2387 word story here. http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/064.html Travis Review: Today’s story could be read to young children before bedtime or in an elementary school class. It contains many classic elements of children’s literature including a quasi-dramatic rescue, a wise elderly/grandfatherly character with a kind heart, an orphan girl and boy dynamic (friendship, loyalty, physical warmth),... Read More »