Things that Occur to Me in the Shower

Borges’s “The Secret Miracle” is the happy version of Bierce’s “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” And since Christopher Nolan claims the Borges story was an inspiration for Inception, that makes the movie Bierce’s intellectual grandson.

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2 Responses to Things that Occur to Me in the Shower

  1. Withywindle says:

    I know what you mean, but still I was not overwhelmed with pure joy at the story’s end. The bullet is a niggle.

    Speaking of which, compare also “Leaf by Niggle.”

  2. nightfly says:

    Does this make the Twilight Zone a dutiful son to Ambrose Bierce? Because I like to think so. I’m rewatching the originals on Netflix just now, and some of them really do hold up well. (And some are laughingly bad, but them’s the breaks.)

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