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What’s in Issue 732

Novel McCoy discovers a part of the car bomb and finds a toy store clerk who can help identify it. Later the same day, another contact is brutally murdered.
Gary Clifton, Dead Bin
Chapter 22: Unusual Connections
Chapter 23: A Lucky Find
Chapter 24: A Friendly Little Murder
Novella Krista meets an old friend, Dara Jacobs, and plays for her Gavin McLeod’s telephone message. At the funeral home, she meets Gavin’s father. Later, a nightmare confirms her motivation to investigate the cause of Gavin’s violent death.
Morris J. Marshall, Volatility Cycles
Chapter 3: Catching Up
Chapter 4: Paying Respects
Short
Stories
An insurance investigator is approached in the case of an allegedly stolen oil painting. It’s going to be fun; he and almost everyone involved are somewhat short on scruples: Edward Ahern, The Purloined Oil, part 1; conclusion.

Ricky is caught in a constant whirlwind of his parents’ mutual recriminations. What is his best — or least bad — option? Gregory E. Lucas, Remnants of the Nest, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Emma Grave cuts immediately to the chase, where Roanna runs, and her pursuers are in full cry: Stop, Thief!
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, Late Evening Walk
Oonah V. Joslin, Goodbye, Cassini

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Emma Grave.
Challenge Challenge 731 Response calculates what’s involved in Taking a Fall.
Challenge 732 wonders about them eggs, them eggs, them Blue Eggs.
Letters Bewildering Stories finds Humour in a Coffee Cup.
The Reading
Room
Channie Greenberg, Ten Kilo and One Million   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Climbing a Web

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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