Short Story (flash fiction) of the day, A Defenseless Creature by Anton Chekhov

“What can I do for you?” he asked a lady in an antediluvian mantle, whose back view was extremely suggestive of a huge dung-beetle.”
― Anton Chekhov, A Defenseless Creature

Mural outside of Sandwich Hag, The Cedars, Dallas, Texas

So while we are reading Russians… how about another one – maybe something by Chekhov.

A Defenseless Creature by Anton Chekov