An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
is a short story written by Ambrose Bierce, first published in 1890. The story is set during the American Civil War and tells the tale of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who is about to be hanged by Union soldiers for attempting to sabotage a railroad bridge. The story is known for its twist ending and its use of psychological realism and suspense to create a haunting and memorable narrative.