Standard-Bearer, Part 2

VIII. The young soldier learned the art of war easily. Camouflage and high shoes were his; once upon a time, his father and brother gave them to…


Standard-Bearer, Part 1

I dedicate this story to the Gonakov family, who left this frail life... I. Since childhood, Gonya dreamed of becoming a standard-bearer. He imagined…


Sirdar, Pour! Part 2

II. He returned to the apartment a little alive. Going into the bathroom, Potap glanced in the mirror and was horrified by his appearance; disheveled…


Sirdar, Pour! Part 1

Dedicated to Vladimir Arshinov, the unforgettable Air Force pilot... I. Potap was pitiful since childhood. Even military school did not help. Potap…


Conge

This incident is real. At first, I was not going to talk about it, fearing that people would consider me insane. But the periodic hospital stays due…


Chase, Part 2

The serpent continued to starve. Several times, she tried to visit the campus and kill a big fat bird, which she managed to drag away from the…


Chase, Part 1

The child lived with his father and mother on a university campus. His parents called him "Baby" and “Toddy.” The boy loved animals. His parents…


In the Shadow of the Belt, Chapter 15: Do You Raise Your Children?

I ask you to answer the following questions for yourself, and you will understand whether you are raising your children or not: Name the five…


In the Shadow of the Belt, Chapter 14: Reflections on Education

School Education I have almost no desire to enumerate all the school misfortunes that fall on students at these venerable institutions. The Soviet…


In the Shadow of the Belt, Chapter 13: Did I Hit My Children?

Yes. But, by and large, I do not think this counts as flogging. Daughter I hit my daughter four times. The first time was when she was six years old.…