I am sorry about the lack of posts this week. The semester at my college was winding down and I was quite busy. I was also a bit under the weather. I just read this piece by Andrew Ferguson about Ambrose Bierce and thought I would pass along. My introduction to Bierce was years ago when Rod Serling presented a truncated version of a French production of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” on the Twilight Zone. I did not know at the time that Serling bought the rights because TZ’s production budget was in danger of going over budget. Buying the American rights was cheaper than producing an original telecast. Serling gets a pass; The Twilight Zone was running on fumes by its last season and they were playing out the string. If you have never seen it you can find it online readily enough. It is worth your time.
Short stories are something I am going to get into in a big way in 2014.
Enjoy your Sunday.
(painting by J. H. E. Partington/LOC)