An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist ending. Read more on Wikipedia.
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Ambrose Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. He wrote more than a hundred books and short stories, but is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil’s Dictionary. Read more on Wikipedia.