The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

Many readers find the ending of Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge powerful, while others argue that the ending is nothing more than a gimmick and cheats the reader. What do you think?

from An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

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The first time I was assigned this story, I was blown away. I loved it then, and I love it today. I don't think Bierce cheated anyone. If anything, they feel cheated by the fact that the first time through..... we don't guess the ending.