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 – I. The Beginning
KIRA’S FATHER, ALEXANDER ALESKSANDROVICH, had requested Roman stay for dinner, at the insistence of his daughter. The stuffy protocol caused Roman to fidget in his seat. But he was willing to suffer for the opportunity of sitting next to Kira. … Continue reading
THE SUN WAS STILL HIGH in the cloudless sky at late afternoon. Roman trotted his horse, Ivan, through a stylish neighborhood. His new orders commanded him to escort out-of-town guests. He would rather have been in battle than in the … Continue reading
ROMAN STOOD AT THE BALLROOM ENTRYWAY. He spied his friends across the room. They lifted their glasses to him and laughed as the young woman walked away. He glared back at them. Uri, the tallest of the three was a … Continue reading