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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.
The Reading
Artie Knapp, Living Green, excerpt
The Photo
Richard Ong braves Summer in Ontario, 2013.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, 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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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