A century ago today, the play version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" debuted at the Adelphi Theatre in London (written and produced by Doyle, retitled The Stonor Case starring H. A. Saintsbury as Sherlock Holmes).
For more details, check out Wikipedia. And if you'd like, you can watch the marvelous Jeremy Brett in "The Speckled Band" on YouTube.
One hundred years ago tomorrow, the master of the twist ending, O Henry, died following a life that was every bit as colorful as any of his characters. "After Twenty Years" was assigned reading for me back in my school days, and it forever changed my taste in storytelling. Click on the link and come back to tell me what you think of this pithy tale of about twelve hundred words.
O Henry bio.