Tag: selfishness

#110 The Lottery Ticket

Find today’s 1957 word story http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/110.html Travis review: This is sort of a “The Monkey’s Paw” story although nobody gets money and at least in the point where the story ends, nobody dies… although suicide is contemplated. This is about greed and the projected futures people see of themselves and others when they expect an easy fortune. What... Read More »

#104 An Inadvertence

Find today’s 1563 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/104.html Travis review: This story is a hybrid of situation comedy and the movie D.O.A. Chekhov gives us a few interesting details about the protagonist, Pyotr. He is the nephew of a colonel’s widow, “the man whose new goloshes were stolen last year“, and a reader of “religious and edifying books” who leads... Read More »