Tag Archives: Czar humor

No. 61: THE MAN RESIDING IN THE SECRET ROOM OF THE FICTION HOUSE – PART II

by Raji Singh Shelva Reminisces:      The ‘slamming’ shut, the resonant ‘clicking’ lock of the upstairs door: TRAPPED !  ALONE!  In the secret basement room of the Fiction House. Despite your trembling, your fear, you try to stay calm by … Continue reading

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No. 60: THE MAN RESIDING IN THE SECRET ROOM OF THE FICTION HOUSE – EXHIBIT ‘A’

by Raji Singh Per my archeo-apology endeavors: I am yet tying together archive data concerning the Rope Haired Man stalking my great grandmother, Shelva.  The incident occurs at the First International Cat Boxing Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia.  It is … Continue reading

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No. 58: THE CZAREVICH’S TALE OF THE TRAVELLING FICTION HOUSE

by Raji Singh 1870’s St. Petersburg, Russia.  My great grandmother Shelva tells of her frightful girlhood experience, stalked by a mysterious Rope Haired Man.  From fear, she faints, awakening to… *     *     *      Peter the Great in fresco reaches … Continue reading

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No. 52: SHELVA AT THE CZAR’S WINTER PALACE

by Raji Singh (As I do my archeo-apology work at the Fiction House, I continually unearth my great grandmother Shelva’s girlhood memories of her 1870’s Mother Russia.) PART I:  SWEET ANTICIPATION      My bedroom window is open.  Drifting in with … Continue reading

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NO. 48: CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK – UNCLE VANYA MEETS THE GOWNED GUNSLINGER TURNED WORD FLINGER

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) Unearthing, almost daily, more stories and whimsical histories of Fiction House residents and writers.  Continuing here is my great grandmother Shelva.  She’s a little Moscow girl of the 1870’s, going on about Uncles … Continue reading

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No 46: CAPTAIN POLLY AND CECILY COBRA GO ‘AFLYIN

by Raji Singh      The founder of Fiction House Publishing, my great-great grandfa James Thaddeus ‘Blackjack’ Fiction, visits Moscow in the 1870’s.  He meets my great grandmother, Shelva, a little girl.  So infatuated with tales he spins, variations on creature … Continue reading

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No. 44: TALES OF THE MOSCOW NIGHTS

By Raji Singh (my great grandmother Shelva’s little girl wonderings and wanderings) Many are the nights in the 1870’s summer that mine brutter Ivan must be away – at the mandatory for boys Youth for Czar Conclaves.  He is such … Continue reading

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No. 42: THE QUESTION TARNISHING MY GOLDEN MOSCOW SUMMER

Happy Mother’s Day,Shelva, and all mothers! by Raji Singh (In slices of life Great grandmother Shelva serves vignettes about her building friendship with her future father-in-law ‘Blackjack’ Fiction, when she was a pre-teen.)                       “Are you planning to kill the … Continue reading

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No. 40: AN INVITATION FROM THE CZAR: ‘COME BOXING WITH ME’

by Raji Singh After the brutal Crimean War, to assuage the sometimes bestial nature of humans, a war-like sport rises to prominence in Mother Russia:  Cat Boxing. From the back alleys of Moscow, to the Czar’s lavish Palace at St … Continue reading

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No. 39: THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING CATS OF MOSCOW

by Raji Singh (excerpted from my great grandmother’s treasure trove of writings about her 1870’s girlhood) Part I:  PORTRAIT OF CECILY – a frequent and honored guest at our table one Moscow summer. We always dress for dinner:  Mama, I, … Continue reading

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