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Short Stories

Short Stories

Writing to share thoughts in a digestible and hopefully entertaining form.


Brotherhood in Trouble ( A short story)

8 Nov 2020 6 minute read 1 comment mgaft1

  Here we were, in the bar with large sticks being pointed at us. Dun Dee and Jasper just snatch three large boxes of fries from the two families seated near the kangaroo statue. Luke, being the smallest of us four, snagged a couple of bags from tod...

The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (A movie review)

5 Nov 2020 4 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

A couple of days ago, I watched the film Witch (The VVitch: A New-England Folktale) the movie about religious obscurantism. The film is dark, heavy, and unpleasant to watch for those who don’t enjoy horror movies. I am one of those people who don’t...

Queen's Gambit (A review of Netflix show)

2 Nov 2020 8 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

In short, Queen's Gambit is a show about a girl prodigy (Elizabeth Harmon or Beth, as she preferred to call herself), who,despite difficult life circumstances, and contrary to, so to speak, the power of the patriarchy in chess, nevertheless be...

Pride and prejudice (The movie review)

25 Oct 2020 8 minute read 2 comments mgaft1

The movie is the adaptation of the novel written at the beginning of the 19th century. At a first glance, it seems a simple moralistic story about a rich and influential man, who, because of his prejudice and arrogance was about to destroy the happin...

Ragtime movie review (2 of 2)

17 Oct 2020 6 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Part 1 So the wrapper... It started with a black baby being abandoned in their garden of a well off white family. The police intend to charge the child's mother, with abandonment and attempted murder. However, the liberal and compassionate wife of t...

Ragtime movie review (1 of 2)

16 Oct 2020 4 minute read 2 comments mgaft1

Amadeus was the first movie of Miloš Forman’s that I’ve seen and I was charmed. To this day I love to watch some of its iconic scenes. This one is where to a priest saying “All people are equal in God’s eyes” Salieri responds “Are they?” This one th...

The memories of socialism (Part 3 of 5)

4 Oct 2020 4 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Part 1   Part 2   Living Conditions   Compared to the cost of living in the West, my parents paid very little for the accommodation, maybe 1/20 of their combined monthly income. At the same time, securing a decent place to live was a problem. It was...

UNCUT GEMS the movie review

12 Sep 2020 2 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh SafdieWriters: Ronald Bronstein, Josh SafdieStars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel     In this movie, Adam Sander plays Howard Ratner a scatterbrain Jeweler, which is both schlimazel and schlemiel. For those who d...

Night gown

2 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments mgaft1

When Frank came home after work he didn’t recognize his usually messy apartment. Everything was in its place, kitchen, bathroom, and guest room shined, and everywhere there was some unknown clean and pleasant smell. Frank looked at his wife inquisiti...

The nomad (A short story that turned out pretty long) Part 5 of 5

1 Jun 2020 4 minute read 1 comment mgaft1

Hello friends! This is the last part of my story. I hope it was for your linking and you've found out something new about Russian history as well as about nomads. If you didn't read the previous chapters here they are Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4    ...