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The painful genius of Ambrose Bierce

It must have been twenty-five or even thirty years ago when I first read Ambrose Bierce’s American classic, The Devil’s Dictionary (everyone should own a copy). 1,758 more words

Ambrose Bierce


“MR WHITE – Mr Black, knowing the low esteem in which you hold each other, I have the honor to disintroduce you from Mr Green. 23 more words

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Sweater ...

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~ Ambrose Bierce

The Boarded Window, by Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes, a single event, a brief horrific moment, can change our lives forever, as we find out in this tale of terror from the master of the supernatural. 15 more words


With Apologies And TastyKakes to Ambrose Bierce.

Choosing Our Words. Carefully.

An earlier version of this posted on Mr. Doodle’s Dog on April 25, 2004.

We take a word, make hash out of it and serve it up. 257 more words


Ambrose Bierce - Racconti dell'oltretomba

Inizialmente diffidavo di questo scrittore, sono amante del gotico europeo, eppure con i suoi “Racconti dell’oltretomba”, piccoli cammei di terrore puro senza troppi giri di parole, Ambrose Bierce qualche brivido me lo ha regalato. 33 more words

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Definition of the Day 4-25-15 -- Pain

PAIN, n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another. 21 more words