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"The Difficulty of Crossing a Field," a very short tale by Ambrose Bierce

“The Difficulty of Crossing a Field”


Ambrose Bierce

from Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

One morning in July, 1854, a planter named Williamson, living six miles from Selma, Alabama, was sitting with his wife and a child on the veranda of his dwelling.  727 more words


Indiana: Kosciusko County

Kosciusko County (pop. 77,358) is west of Noble County. The only Kosciusko County in the U.S., it has about 75 lakes within its borders.

The county was named for Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kosciuszko (1746-1817), a Polish-Lithuanian military leader who fought on the American side in the Revolutionary War. 232 more words


Ce povestiri am mai citit #72

Helion SF nr. 58, ianuarie/februarie 2015:

1. Lucian-Dragoş Bogdan – Doar atât: scriu. Lucrare distinsă cu premiul I la Concursului Național de proză scurtă Helion, 2015. 237 more words


BOOK REVIEW: THE MOONLIT ROAD and Other Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was a journalist and short story writer. His stories ranged from political commentary to ghost stories. I first heard of him from his stories of the American Civil War (he served with the 9th Indiana Volunteers during the war and fought at Shiloh and Chickamauga). 344 more words

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