Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Of Children and Peasants – Part IX

Excerpt from “Anna Karenina Comes to America” by Leia Tolstaya*, Millerskaya Ltd., New York, 2009. For earlier installments please click on the keyword phrase “Of Children and Peasants”.

“Are you crazy?” William whisper-yelled, late that night after the children had gone to bed and Levin had left.

“You have no imagination,” Levina said, sulking. She hated it when she got all excited about something, only to have him void out the opportunity.

“You think I’m going to allow you to leave our kids to go into another place and time, to save some woman who couldn’t save herself?”

“It’s not like it’s going to take anything away from our family. I’ll be there and back before you can say boo.”

William was silent for a moment.

“I can see you’re determined to do this thing, although I don’t know why. It’s kind of like how I don’t want to put you alone on an airplane. If one of us is going down, we’re all going down together.”

“You mean…?”

“If you’re going, we’re all going with you.”

To be continued…

*Leia Tolstaya is a pen name for Elizabeth K. Miller, and as such her works fall under the same copyright.

Picture from the 1997 film "Anna Karenina".

1 comment:

Hell Hound said...

Hmmm. Just wait until W sees what he's gonna have to wear there.