What’s in Issue 268
|Contest||Bewildering Stories’ Contest 4: Parodice Loosed|
Claës Lundin, Oxygen and Aromasia|
Election reporting promises to change very little in the coming centuries. Meanwhile, Oxygen and Apollonides rush to save their stricken Aromasia from the burning concert hall. And Oxygen has a plan to win the heart of fair Aromasia — or, more likely, make a perfect fool of himself:
New contributor Zachary Ash depicts an interstellar pilot’s joys and the anguish of retreat from an overwhelming invasion: Ariel’s Inferno, part 1; part 2; conclusion.|
New contributor P. I. Barrington gives an object lesson in how — or how not — to deal with a forest visitor from another dimension: Urban Elf, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
What is justice for a grave robber? Gerald Budinski, Sacred Precious Things, part 1; conclusion.
Whither and wherefore does Marion go with her music room? Arthur Vibert, The Spare Room.
When tribal tradition becomes an end in itself, it can lead to cruel and self-defeating injustices: Erik Weiss, Journey to Exile, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
If your second-hand purchase starts talking to you, make sure others hear it say the same thing: Michael A. Kechula, Flea Market Special.|
New contributor Keith Krogstad gives new meaning to the old phrase ‘to take somebody to the woodshed’: The Shed.
|Poetry||Edward C. Doerr, Imprint|
Arnold Hollander, Two Red Chairs|
John Stocks, Family Funeral
|Essay||What happens when an old tradition confronts modern existential anguish? Mel Waldman, The House of Darkness.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes P. I. Barrington.|
Challenge 267 response: Gary Inbinder identifies the source of “In His House”
Challenge 268 says You Can’t Get Here From There.
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
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