Ambrose Bierce was an american writer who worked in the field of humourous and horror fiction. As Bierce took part in the American Civil War it made a major effect on his perception of the world and his style of writing. His style began to forme at that time as he was a war correspondent. His manner of writing was characterized as brutal, straightforward and bitter, and eventually he got a nickname 'Bitter Bierce'. Nowadays Ambrose Bierce is considered to be the master of a short story.