In my ENC 1102 class this week, one of our assignments was to read a short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” At first glance, it doesn’t really look like an outstanding story, but the saying stays true that “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.”
I don’t want to give away too much detail about the story, mostly because I think that you should give it a read, and see how wonderful it is for yourself. I have not often read books, or stories, or anything written down for that matter.. that was as descriptive and colorful as this story was. In our class, we are to read and analyze a given short story and, up until this point, the stories haven’t been particularly interesting to me. I am the type of person who likes action, blood, violence, and a good plot. A “good vs evil war story” if you will. Some stories can be exceptions; Harry Potter of course was one of them, but mostly I find the stories that catch my attention are typical for my gender. (Funny how that works out isn’t it?) This short story we read as an assignment was one of the few stories that I actually read over again just for the enjoyment! I will say that it does take place in a war, and there is such colorful detail and description in this story, it’s just amazing. I simply cannot convey to you how excellent I find this story to be. Watching action movies a lot, I can say that you just cannot compare the detail to this story. It’s a relatively short story as-well, ending after only a few pages.
It’s left me wanting more. Some may say I am easily impressed with stories and books of this genre, but I disagree. It takes something special to make me rant and rave over it like I have for this blog!
Also a little reminder, tomorrow is Student/Faculty development day! Unless you have a class scheduled after 4pm, there are no classes!
What type of story do you prefer to read? I really crave to find another story like this one, so if you have read this story and know of one similar, let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org