Category Archives: Ambrose Bierce

A Diagnosis of Death by Ambrose Bierce

Dr. Mannering was able to predict when a person would die even if that person appeared to be healthy. Now, dead himself, he still practices his specialty.

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An Imperfect Conflagration by Ambrose Bierce

A father/son team have committed a burglary and are dividing the spoils when the father holds back a fancy music box and denies he has it. This causes the son to end their partnership. He accomplishes this with a handy … Continue reading

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An Occurence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

This story begins as a southern civilian is about to be executed during the Civil War. It is one of the best known Ambrose Bierce stories.

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Fiend’s Delight by Ambose Bierce

Amrose Bierce was a newspaper reporter and writer with a very dark twisted sense of humor. He went to Mexico during the Mexican Revolution and was never heard from again. His story was told in the movie “Old Gringo”. ´╗┐These … Continue reading

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Moxon’s Master by Ambrose Bierce

A skilled inventor argues in favor of machines having life. He has a reason for doing so. He has a dark secret Herbert Spencer is mentioned in the course of this story. He is worth knowing about. He was a … Continue reading

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The Hypnotist by Ambrose Bierce

A young man has the kind of eyes that engage others. He is a natural hypnotist and also a sociopath. As a teenager he routinely takes the lunch of a young girl who is convinced that she has eaten it. … Continue reading

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The Realm of the Unreal by Ambrose Bierce

A hypnotist trained in India is skilled at infusing others with illusions.

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The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch by Ambrose Bierce

A hunter takes shelter in an abandoned cabin and in the total darkness of night his senses witness a murder that took place in the past.

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #287

#287 Ambrose Bierce

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