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An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (1890)

A short story by American Ambrose Bierce, An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge was originally published in the “San Francisco Examiner” in 1890 and in Bierce’s own 1891 book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.

The story is set in the Civil War. Peyton, a Confederate sympathizer is condemned to death. The story’s claim to fame is in its irregular time sequencing and twist ending. The story has seen 11 adaptations.

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