There I was, thinking I was all done with bad mother poems, when I discovered the worst one of all, by George Sterling–in the same… 1,136 more words
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“The Thing at Nolan,” by Ambrose Bierce
First published in the San Francisco Examiner, August 2, 1891.
Included in Can Such Things Be? (1893).
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TEN COMMANDMENTS, n. pl. The fundamental moral precepts of the Christian and Jewish faiths, and a fine set of guiding lights for us all. Some low-minded skeptics have suggested that God could have improved upon these inspired moral principles if It had dropped the commandments concerning swearing, idol worship, sexual exclusivity, and resting on the sabbath, and had instead instituted bans on slavery, torture, and cruelty, but these suggestions are obviously sacrilegious. 92 more words