The Occurrence at owl creek bridge is about a man; Peyton Fahrquhar who is about to be hanged off of a bridge
He stood off a plan hanging off the bridge just waiting for the soldier behind him to step off. While he stood there, frozen and nervous, he saw his view of all the soldiers started to daydream.
He had found a way to untie his hands so when the soldier stepped off he would be free. Well sure enough the soldier stepped off, his hands were free, he had freed himself of the noose, and was swimming away from everything behind him. Soldiers fired at him but he still continued to swim away.
He swam and swam and finally land had come into sight. So he swam up on shore and embraced the land he was on. Then he got up and started to run trying to get away before they could find him.