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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

“Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him.” 311 more words


The ending of “Chickamauga”


“Goodbye — if you hear of my being stood up against a Mexican stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think that a pretty good way to depart this life. 23 more words



For months now, we have been hearing this term “Gender fluidity”, and it is time to deal with this issue with logic and consistency, and expose it as the completely ridiculous concept it is. 500 more words

Ambrose Bierce

Cats & Lies: Vol. 1

At the intersection of anthropology, biology, and geology lies Cats & Lies.

From my front porch I can see January 20, 2017…SEE YOU ALL BACK HERE…when irony is not enough, when PC is not enough, even when enough is simply not enough. 18 more words

The Devil's Dictionary

Prompt: Ovation

If you write, or simply love words, you have to admire the author of an oeuvre called The Devil’s Dictionary. Ambrose Bierce’s publication was originally called… 242 more words

Writing Prompts

December 27, 1913 My Favorite Curmudgeon

Ambrose Bierce was born in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio, to Marcus Aurelius and Laura Sherwood Bierce, the 10th of 13 children, all with names beginning with the letter “A”. 891 more words