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What’s in Issue 378

Novel Sarina explains the origin of the horse sculpture and the potency of its contents:
Robert N. Stephenson, Uttuku
Novella Adolescence is an age at which emotions can run high — and overwhelm the unwary:
Bill Bowler, High School Honey
Chapter 1: Honey; Chapter 2: Shirley
Chapter 3: Flea and Floater
Frank Jones views his past through a pair of sludge-green sunglasses, but they don’t stop him from losing himself in a Map: David S. Bernstein, It’s Reigning Time.

A deity assigning compensatory tasks in Purgatory needs — above all — a sense of humor: Mary B. McArdle, A Date for the End of the World.

Rhiannon is running up her heating bill, and Grizelda is out for justice: Rachel Parsons, The Man Who Was Too Many, page 1; page 2; conclusion.

Can even big-city mean streets compare to backwoods feuds? John W. Steele, Chickasaw Ridge.
New contributor Arthur Mackeown shows that Heaven is something that can be deserved but not earned: Rose.

New contributor Iris Macor takes a young girl to a dentist’s office for a sinister transformation: Fangs.

New contributor Fehmida Zakeer depicts an ill-starred marriage in terms of colors: Canvas of Life.
Poetry Michael Lee Johnson, Phil and Betsy, Illinois Farmers
Gloria Watts, Remembered
Oonah V. Joslin, Stain of Light
John Stocks, August Evenings


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Arthur Mackeown and Fehmida Zakeer.
Challenge Challenge 378 reminds you: Let Not the Left Hand...
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art

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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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