In E. B. Fischadler’s “The Flyfisher,” when Dr. Frenchstone comes back, what questions might Mr. Harris ask him, aside from his age?
In Joanna M. Weston’s “The Mouse Hole Ad”:
- What does the name “Haimah” mean, and in what language?
- What replaces the mouse hole?
- Why does Haimah take all of Kaly’s shoes, not just the orthopedic ones?
In Nidhi Singh’s “The Carrot Is Mightier Than the Sword”:
- Can you suggest another title for the story?
- The story is replete with anachronisms. In what ways are they humorous?
- The narrative style features many rare words. What would be the effect if the narrative were written in “flat,” unembellished prose?
- The story is a classic fable with two exceptions: it is written in prose rather than verse, and there is no concluding moral. What might the moral be?
In Charles C. Cole’s “The White-Faced Dog”:
- Lance is sensitive about growing bald. How bald is he, actually?
- Why does Lance shave off his beard after coming to the office?
- How severe is Lance’s visual impairment? Is it mild or might he be legally blind?
- In what way does Lance confess to reckless driving? What else will he be charged with?
- Why is it unlikely that Lance is anybody’s “friend”?
In Alison McBain’s interview, the author says she would like illustrations, possibly with artist-author collaboration:
- Bewildering Stories, now in its 15th year, has a considerable amount of original artwork, and Michael E. Lloyd has listed it in a special index. What short stories or serials would you like to see illustrated in the issues published so far this year? What artists would you recommend?
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