The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 535
|Novel||Sometimes bureaucracy can throw up bigger obstacles than the enemy: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 5, part 6.|
If you discovered a composition that was obviously your own but that you didn’t remember, what would you do with it? Noel Denvir, Track Zero.|
New contributor Lisa Douglass introduces young Lily, whose family has a way of raising life-or-death conundrums: The Bird, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Anthony Santulli deals out a story in a series of Tarot cards: Trump Card.
New contributor Irene Maschke portrays Angie as the victim of a weekend power outage. But Angie may have bigger problems than a temporary inconvenience: The Outage Effect.|
New contributor Andrew Sacks shows how a man who congratulates himself on his honesty might become a person of interest in a crime: Martin’s Reward.
|Poetry||B. Z. Niditch, The Orchard|
|New contributor Ayeni Tolulope, Love, Finally|
|Memoir||Traveling can be a way of collecting stories: Charles C. Cole, Hitchhiking Memories.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Lisa Douglass, Irene Maschke, Andrew Sacks, Anthony Santulli, and Ayeni Tolulope.|
|Challenge||Challenge 535 orders one with With All the Virtual Toppings.|
|Artie Knapp, Living Green, excerpt|
|Richard Ong braves Summer in Ontario, 2013.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
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.
Copyright © July 29, 2013 by Bewildering Stories