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Lost – A Short Story Essay

966 words - 4 pages

Lost – a short story
“Where am I?” thought Amber, trembling. Looking around, she saw a shaft high, high above her, letting in a little moonlight. She was alone in a huge cave. She was lost, lost as a duck on land. Her face was freezing cold and she felt hot tears running down her face. Suddenly, a shower of water fell through the shaft, drenching Amber and making her scream out loud. Her scream echoed on and on, long after she had stopped. Now Amber was cold, wet, tired and miserable and on top of that, she felt a draft coming on.
As she sat up, she touched her forehead and felt a jolt of pain go through it. There would be a bruise there later, suddenly she turned around Amber was sure ...view middle of the document...

It was starting to sink in. Her best friend had died. Lauren’s terrible warning was still ringing in her ears. She felt as though she was going mental thinking of her warning. Running her fingers over the cave wall, she felt her fingers going numb. Lauren’s face had already acquired an old, withered look, as though she had been dead 5 days instead of just 5 minutes. The mist was starting to thin and she saw a little tunnel ahead of her.
Cautiously leaving Lauren on the floor, she Amber walked over to it. While she was walking, she got that eerie sense of being alone. Alone and lost… She couldn’t stand it. She ran over to the tunnel and looked through it. A thousand possibilities raced through her mind. What if the tunnel went on and on? Where did it lead to? What would happen if she got stuck in the middle of it? Her mind was telling her that it was the only way to escape. There were two problems though. One, Amber was claustrophobic. Two, She would have to crawl through the tunnel. Mustering up all the courage she could, she got down on her hands and knees and started crawling, as fast as she could. It was dark, damp and smelly. Amber’s fear was growing worse by the second the tunnel kept on going up then down, up then down. She fought down the impulse to scream as her hand brushed against something furry crawling the opposite way to her. It was pure agony crawling through the tunnel but she couldn’t stop. If she did, she knew she would be too scared to carry on. When the tunnel finally ended, she saw that she had emerged into yet another cave....

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