Maupassant’s Short Stories

Two Maupassant short story you will enjoy.

How to Write a  Short Story  that Works

It is far better, I suggest, to use the technique which I shall describe to you in this book. If you do, you will always have available to you a procedure which will bring out and develop such possibilities as are inherent in your original idea.

Alcatraz

“He shook his head and a moment later, under the touch of his own hunting knife which she drew, the rope parted and freed his arms. At the same instant she heard the hoofs of Hervey’s horse crashing through the underbrush down the mountain side. And not till that final signal of success reached her did Marianne give way to the hysteria which had been flooding higher and higher in her throat ever since those words of Hervey had arrested her in the clearing.”
The best selller by Max Brand, Alcatraz.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin is a Middle Eastern folk tale. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (“The Arabian Nights”), and one of the best known—although it was not part of the original Arabic text, but was added in the 18th century by Frenchman Antoine Galland.

The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot

“The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the biggest hit on Sherlock Holmes series.
A must read for Sherlock Holmes lovers!