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The Happiest Man in Moscow

A short story

Photo by Spencer Everett on Unsplash

The happiest man in Moscow is not Russian at all, he’s Cuban. But his wife, Yelena, is Russian, and this story begins with her.

When Yelena was nineteen she had one passion in life and that passion was for dancing. Since the age of seven, she had taken dance class after dance class — ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, modern. Yelena took them all and was good at them all. By…

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Tess Wheeler

Tess Wheeler

Reader, teacher, writer, and beach walker. I’m happy at home in the North East of England but plotting more adventures in this second half.