What’s in Issue 321
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
Druin maneuvers the barbarians into a cellar, where they search for fictitious treasure. One of the Norgemen suspects a trap. He’s right, but not even Druin realizes what is really lying in wait behind the pentagram on the wall.
Tala Bar, Lunari|
The travelers marooned on Lunari begin to learn that they are not alone on the desolate planet, but where are these strange, other people?
Chapter 3: Meetings, part 1
New contributor John R. Albers coins a myth to explain why there is but one Master of the Winds.|
From basic training to evacuation, a war can end very quickly for a young soldier: Michael D. Brooks, Dear Dad.
Old politics — and problems — give way to the new: Mark Koerner, A Fresh Start, part 1; part 2, conclusion.
The Great Meltdown of 2008 is explained in a quick biography of a master criminal: S. H. Linden, A Smart Kid.
New contributor Rachel V. Olivier shows that in the city daytime, not night, may bring out the scariest of the Scary Things.
Which is easier: to cure the body or the soul? Catfish Russ, Black Face.
What happens if someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse, and yet you must refuse it? Lewayne L. White, Family Farm.
New contributor H. Bradley Stucki looks askance at a mangy pet that’s up for Adoption.|
Bill Bowler, A Poem for Edgar Allan Poe|
John Stocks, A Poem for a Recession
|Essay||Of some things everyone is entitled to say, ‘Not in my back yard’: Arnold Hollander, The Proximity of Death.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes John R. Albers, Rachel V. Olivier, and H. Bradley Stucki.|
|Challenge||Challenge 321 sings Blow, Ye Winds in the Morning.|
|Discussion||Michael E. Lloyd and Don Webb discuss Jots and Tittles.|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Bewildering Stories NewsTo commemorate the Poe bicentennial (1809-2009):
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Bewildering Stories’ official mottoes:
“Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé
Ars longa, vita brevis. Rough translation: “Proofreading never ends.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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