Oliver the Abominable by Alexander Lurikov
Approx. 3,200 words.
Published on October 27, 2011 by
Gray Cadence Publishing House.
"My uncle Oliver was a vain and petty man, prone to laziness and mild bouts of dipsomania. He honed his various shortcomings with blatant pride and devoted a good portion of his free time to devising new methods of misbehavior..."
So begins “Oliver the Abominable,” a three-part short story in which a reminiscent narrator recounts a few of the unforgettable experiences he shared with his uncle.