Ambrose Bierce’s A Horseman in the Sky

horseman_skyStories from Suspense Magazine #2 Summer 1951: “A Horseman in the Sky” by Ambrose Bierce

Bierce’s stories feature wit, irony and a healthy dose of skepticism about the human condition. Perhaps his most famous short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” was first published in The San Francisco Examiner. The Examiner was also the original source for this story, a fine example of the writer’s talent exploring a favorite theme of his: war—in this case the American Civil War.