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by Ambrose Bierce
17 minutes, 27 seconds
Unabridged Short War Story

Ambrose Bierce

A soldier in the Civil War makes an incredible decision. One of Bierce’s most famous short stories.

Read by Alex Wilson.

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Originally for sale on February 1, 2005, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) was an American Civil War veteran, short story writer, and satirist/journalist. His fiction is famous for its entertaining narratives and lack of sentimentality. At the end of 1913 he disappeared in Mexico, his fate becoming one of the great mysteries of American literature.

Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in
Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)

Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical)
Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.


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