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I Russian Bride—A Novel in Letters

Excerpt, letters 1 through 5

by Mark Katzman


Letter 1

[No Subject]     September 21

I glad you answer me. When was on work and at home I all time thought you will write to me or not. And you have.

I am happy to receive your letter.

I too look yours profile and it has liked me and I have solved with you will get acquainted. And me have told that we approach one another. But I think that we should learn it.

I shall tell more about myself.

To me 27 years and name me Ivana. On 14 of November to me 28 years will be executed. It will be already fast. I live in small village Tair. I was not married and not have children.

I live with mum. The father has died on war. I no wish recollect about it.

I work the masseur in local hospital. I have finished college and able to make all kinds massage everyone speak that at me well it turns out.

I no know what to tell to you about myself.

What you interests? I love cinema, dances. To not smoke, to not drink alcohol. All that to me needs for life to be had. I do not have beloved and consequently decided to get acquainted with you.

I to you send photo made when walked with the girlfriend on park. I cost about a green wall.

Tell to me what you search in women? Tell to me. I very much would wish to learn it. What character, what appearance? What should she be able to make?

I be glad to receive your letter tomorrow hope you write to me. I shall answer sincerely all your questions and hope that you as well answer mine. I already wait for your letter.



Letter 2

[No Subject]     September 22

Today I have come to the Internet of café in hope that you to answer me. I very upset today when not seen your letter.

Probably I have not interested you.

It is very a pity.


Letter 3

[No Subject]     September 23

Hello. I hope that your day is fine also you now feel well.

At me so it is a lot of questions to you but I am afraid that you likely will be frightened if I shall ask all. Yes? Or no? Tell to me.

You are very interesting to me also I wish to learn you better. I wish to know about you everything before we shall meet. When I learn about you all shall be assured of you I would make all that we have met.

I do not hide that I get acquainted for serious relations and I no wish to play in any games.

I shall tell more about myself. I no know whether you can define a figure on a photo. My growth 5 ft, 7 in. Weight nearby 60 kg. A breast, a waist, a hip accordingly—89-63-90.

I would like to know very much about you, about in what you like to be engaged of what you dream? That does not suffice you in your life?

I love cleanliness and the order. I love cooking. It is pleasant to me when people are happy.

I hope that I shall receive many your photos also. You are fast to me them will send? I shall wait for them with impatience.

I wait...

Very much...



Letter 4

[No Subject]     September 24

I today worked my hands with massage very much weariness much. And how you? Your mood? I hope that well.

My small town Tair to be in Russia approximately 1000 kilometers from Moscow.

I am going to deceive whom!!! I wish to find the love in this world. I hate those people which play on feelings of the person of what to receive money. They bring many sufferings to people. I too am very much sung these swindlers on the Internet. I was spoken about them by my girlfriend. These swindlers can break my heart and damage my soul.

I think when we can learn each other well I shall find way to be together. My hugest desire to find the unique love in this world. In that place where I now live very much it is difficult to find the good guy.

I think that on a way at love cannot to be barrier. The love is the strongest. If we in the further dialogue feel drawn I think I shall find a way to be together. I shall make all for our love and for our meeting.

I wish to learn more about you and today I wish to learn about your family, about your relatives. At you it is a lot of relatives?

I live with mum in one apartment. At us only different rooms. At me to have the grandmother and the grandfather. They live in 50 kilometers from us in small village.

My grandmother a name Olga, grandfathers a name Boris.

I earlier often was at the grandmother. I much learned at it. To prepare for various dishes, to watch itself. My grandmother was my tutor and brought up me. Mum worked also I much tried to study that all would be good in our family.

I no know why but I cannot meet good the man in the country. I no know why but all the man which normal already married. I no wish to marry man which I do not love. Which is not pleasant to me.

I do not love quarrel, conflicts, loud music. I wish to be with man which will be me, to understand which I shall understand. With which to us it will be good also we shall enjoy our happiness.

It is not necessary for me kisses embraces tenderness and passion of the beloved, here much that is necessary for me for happiness.

I send you a photo on which I am at window of a train. It was in this spring when I with my girlfriend went in the city of Kazan. To me very much to like to travel but I have not enough time for this purpose because I work much.



Letter 5

[No Subject]     September 25

Hello My Friend!

I when went today along the street have not stumbled nearly at sidewalk. I went and thought of what you can be engaged and during the latest moment has noticed that now shall stumble and has stopped. And what today happens in your life?

I no interested in young guys. They are not ready to serious attitudes.

I think that to us still early to think about meetings we need to learn well each other. I wish to learn from you about your friends. What can you tell about them? Tell to me more in detail. I very much would like to know about them. How you have got acquainted? How have become friends? Whether for a long time you friends? How many at you friends who always will help you?

I no know why but in my life have developed so there were many girlfriends but it is most than me always supported and one helped with all only. Her name Anna. We are familiar with her for long time and I send you a photo where I with her. How you think she the good person? I shall answer itself this question. Very good devoted friend. We with her always were together.

When I have told to her that has got acquainted with you she has been surprised. She has asked whence at me it is so much boldness. Also has much asked about you. When I have told she has told that you good the man.

I with impatience every day wait for your photos and letters and I hope that tomorrow when I shall come in the Internet of café I too shall receive your letter and a photo.

I think of you…and you like me…



© Mark Katzman

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