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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THE COLDEST DAYS OF WINTER WERE ABOUT TO END and a hint of early spring flowers peeped their heads above ground. It had been over eight months since the duel and the social gossip had all but diminished… 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
KIRA REFUSED HER FATHER’S HAND as she stepped out of the carriage. Reluctantly, she followed him through the large archway of the clock tower train station. She remained quiet with a scowl as he exchanged their tickets for space on the 9:00 a.m. train to Moscow. Continue reading