The Boarded Window

by Ambrose Bierce

In this episode, I return to a work by one of my favorite 19th-century authors, Ambrose Bierce.

Bierce loved writing stories with a twist at the end and his very short story, The Boarded Window was no exception. Originally published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1891 but he rewrote the story multiple times over the next two decades.

While short, The Boarded Window illustrates the storytelling depth of Ambrose Bierce. Even the title has hidden weight. And the story, while simple on its face, lends itself to a variety of chilling interpretations.

You might also enjoy another Ambrose Bierce tale on Litreading, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (probably his best - and best known - work).

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