His friend Ambrose Bierce once called Joaquin Miller, “the greatest-hearted man I ever knew.”
He is also quoted as saying that Miller was “the greatest liar this country ever produced. He cannot, or will not, tell the truth.”
Miller's response was, “I always wondered why God made Bierce.”
I was 12 years old when I first read “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by
Ambrose Bierce. It was my first exposure to a truly well-crafted short story.
Can you spare 10 minutes to go skinnydipping in a pool of crystal literature?
The story is roughly the length of 4 Monday Morning Memos.