MS. Found in a Bottle
MS. Found in a Bottle Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Zombie sailors. Gigantic whirlpools. Horrifying hurricanes. If this doesn't get you quaking in your boots, we don't know what will. Well, maybe the greatest fear of all—the unknown. That's just w...
Like a lot of seagoing stories, "MS. Found in a Bottle" focuses on the great unknown, and what happens when someone boldly goes where no one has gone before. Granted, in this case it leads to a lot...
Beyond the simple fear of dying, "MS. Found in a Bottle" goes all philosophical on us in its examination of life and death. The narrator spends the entire story facing down various potentially leth...
Versions of Reality
Has the narrator lost his mind altogether? Or is he, in fact, stuck on a ghost ship? Is he really the rational observer of simple facts as they come to him? Or is he imagining everything thanks to...
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