Short stories about being lost
The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du MaurierThe lost stories of Daphne du Maurier, collected in one volume for the first time.
Before she wrote Rebecca, the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth-century literary giant, a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images, themes, and concerns that informed her later work. Originally published in periodicals during the early 1930s, many of these stories never found their way into print again . . . until now.
Tales of human frailty and obsession, and of romance gone tragically awry, the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time. In these pages, a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession, a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues, and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman—with each tale demonstrating du Maurier’s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature.
Category: Short stories
The fog surrounding me and my two best friends was thick, the air muggy and all sense of the world gone. As we walked on further into the woods it was difficult to know both where we were going and when we would get there. Fear was pounding at my heart, but there was no going back. I had to keep going. Me and my two best friends Emily and Mikaela, pushed forward struggling to breathe as we went. The track seemed to be endless.
Rahul was a seven year old, typical Indian kid enjoying his summer holidays with his neighbour friends. He was well known all around the place for his naughty behaviour. His mother loved him nonetheless. She was the only one who tolerated all his rackets patiently, always trying to teach him good behaviour. His father was too strict on him, creating a kind of barrier between them. This small family lived in Bangalore, the Garden City of India.
Jain was getting older. She never gave up her hopes on finding her missing daughter. Everyday she nurtured her hopes and never did she let it fade. She had no other reason to live than finding her daughter. The fridge is open again! Ice cream! Is it good to have ice cream at night.
The Day I Got Lost – Student Short Stories
We were in Australia with my brother, my ex-girlfriend and my cousin. We were going to the east in direction to Cains, a city in Queensland.
The forest was dark and damp, the sky was black as ink and the trees swayed in the breeze. Lost in the forest I was, no idea how to get out. She had decided for us to take an adventure in the gloomy forest where there is no sun to shine through the forest. Amelia took my hand and headed to the forest. Our journey began. Amelia and I were walking fast trying to explore, that we had no idea where we were. Lost in the forest we were, we roamed around worrying.