Set during the American Civil War, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek" is Bierce's most famous short story. It was first published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1890. It then appeared in Bierce's 1891 collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.
They say the worst thing you can do is let relationship problems fester. Instead, you should fix the issues as soon as possible—before it's too late.
Sometimes the journey is worth the danger. Even if that means dying on a frozen mountain.
Keep turning the page and you'll eventually reach the end.
A mysterious cowboy named Reno shows up in the booming silver mining town of Crooked Creek. A card game goes about as badly as it can and Reno runs afoul of the local powers-that-be. Rescued from death in the desert by a local Indian Tribe, for their own purposes, Reno is sent on a mission of vengeance as more than a man, but less than human.
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"To Helen" is the first of two poems to carry that name written by Edgar Allan Poe. The 15-line poem was written in honor of Jane Stanard, the mother of a childhood friend. It was first published in the 1831 collection Poems of Edgar A. Poe.
How long can we be brave in the face of unending anguish?
Not all things lost, shall be found. Not all things lost, can be recovered.
Sometimes the most perfect romances start from the most imperfect beginnings.
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest yet mysterious poets in the world. His life shaped his poems and short stories; all the misery, sorrow, romantic feelings Poe suffered was expressed through his poems and short stories. He was part of the famous American Romantic Movement, consequently, most of his work was dark and disturbing.
Want to have some creative fun? Pick a specific number of words and write a story using those exact numbers. Here's what we came up with for 150 words.
The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn’t normal and there’s a reason for that.
Without someone to pull us back, we're all susceptible to flying too close to the sun.
Don't be a weakling. Grow some balls and write with an active voice!
Ernest Hemingway wrote Advice to a Son right after the Roaring Twenties in the early 1930's. This poem shows the many things that Hemingway had learned after fleeing to Paris from America after the Great War. Hemingway in his early thirties was writing to his son through poetry about the harsh reality of life.
Caleb James gives his best advice on how to improve as a writer and become successful, not only in writing, but in life, too.
A poem as beautiful as any dreamscape.
The so-called Venerable Bede (c. 673-735) embeds this Anglo-Saxon hymn and the legend of its creation within his Latin text, An Ecclesiastical History of the English People, a book that describes the spread of Christianity in England. The hymn itself was composed in the mid- or late-7th century and so is the earliest surviving Old English poem.
After moving into an older home, a young couple discovers that the children of previous owners have left their hand prints and names in cement, merely a curiosity until they discover their own daughter’s impression.
Frost's biographer Lawrance Thompson suggests that the poem's narrator is "one who habitually wastes energy in regretting any choice made: belatedly but wistfully he sighs over the attractive alternative rejected". Thompson also says that when introducing the poem in readings, Frost would say that the speaker was based on his friend Edward Thomas. In Frost's words, Thomas was "a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other"
"Harrison Bergeron" is a satirical and dystopian science-fiction short story written by Kurt Vonnegut and first published in October 1961. Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, the story was republished in the author's Welcome to the Monkey House collection in 1968.
"Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819 and published anonymously in the January 1820, Number 15, issue of the magazine Annals of the Fine Arts