edited by Dean Curry, based on a core manuscript by Carl Bode
Imagine that you are Peyton Farquhar standing on the bridge about
to be hanged. What thoughts would you be thinking? Write this
as a short monologue in which you speak your thoughts aloud.
Act it out in front of the class.
Write an alternate ending to the story in which Peyton survives.
Imagine that Peyton and his wife really embrace near the end.
Imagine a dialog between them, write it out and perform it for
Write a similar short story to the Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
that shows the horror of war in a contemporary setting, perhaps
a conflict in your own country.