I HAVE LIVED AMONG ROYALTY, PEASANTS, AND PROSTITUTES. My name is Anya Pavlovitch. I was born in Moscow early in the twentieth century, the same year as the birth of the teddy bear. But I get ahead of myself. The story starts with my parents and this is their journey.
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Category Archives: Act I – III. Moscow
AUNTIE MASHA, I THINK THIS GOWN MAY NEED A DIFFERENT SASH.” Before the Countess could respond to Kira, Continue reading
THE DIMLY LIT TAVERN with heavy soot walls and air that held an odor of sour mash was the best accommodations the boys could find in Moscow. Continue reading
Kira peered down from the top of the stairs to see Colonel Mikhail Vershinin standing in the foyer. Her memory did not recall him as a stout man with a scruffy beard. The Colonel wore a dark blue high-collared double-breasted tunic with a thin belt cinched around his belly and straight-legged trousers. Continue reading