The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 681
Sid, exhausted, tracks Deegan and Trina to their beach hideout. Norman exchanges a basketball for a letter. When Esther delivers a long overdue message from Deegan’s father, Deegan has some decisions to make about himself:
Charles C. Cole, What We Do Together, part 5; conclusion.|
New contributor Allie Dawson depicts a professor who is surprised by a selkie in a fairytale forest. She will need him as much as he needs her: The Logician and the Selkie, part 1; part 2.
How to impress a committee of surgeons with one’s dexterity? Tie fishing flies:
E. B. Fischadler, Helping Hands.|
A company of five hedgehogs attends a marshmallow cream festival. The eating is tasty but indigestible. And the festival offers other, bigger perils: Channie Greenberg, Miserable at What the Fluff.
Time travel is all very well and good, though dangerous. The future may decide that a pre-bereaved, Beatles-smitten inventor may have something much more important to do with his time: Lewayne L. White, Sunrise and Dawn.
|Poetry||Lana Bella, Late Blue Hour|
Shola Balogun, With Bata Drums|
Bill Kowaleski, End of the Affair
Denny Marshall, Spiral Arms Sky
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Allie Dawson.|
|Challenge||Challenge 681 says Pine Knot.|
Charles C. Cole, Gary Inbinder, The Hanged Man review|
Alison McBain, Michelle Adelman, Piece of Mind review
Crystalwizard, Hypermodern Reader|
Richard Ong, Delphic Vision
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.