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What Chekov’s Dog Taught Me About Purposeful Creativity

“Kashtanka” — Anton Chekov’s short story about a dog with two masters — is a fable about the conundrum of the creative life.

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No dedicated student of literature can ignore the Russian writer Anton Chekov. His novels, short stories, and plays have insightfully explored everything from love and regret, to family, politics, education and reform, and his genius as a fiction…



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Michele Koh Morollo

Journo | Copywriter | Short Fiction Author | | Author of “Without:Stories of lack and longing”