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What’s in Issue 745

Novella A mail-order goat sacrifice is sent from the Himalayas. Hansi procures a rifle and restores a 40-year old Cadillac to smuggle weapons and fight the Antichrist. He also uses talismans to disguise his street address.
Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, Attack on an Evil God
Chapter 5: Soul Meets Body
Chapter 6: Doom Car
Chapter 7: Wards Against Evil
Short
Stories
New contributor Mark Dennis warns “life coach” pep-talkers against customers who may be afflicted with Certifiable Love, part 1; conclusion.

What happens when a precocious but disengaged four-year old watches too many TV crime dramas? Russell Helms, The Forensic Toddler.

New contributor Tom Vaine shows that young Sadie may be able to confront schoolyard bullies if she encounters something worse: Her Mother’s Girl.
Flash
Fiction
When one meets a strange life form, flight, not fight, may be the moral option: Charles C. Cole, The Far.
Poetry Bertrand Cayzac, In the City Where Mother Dwelt
John Grey, A Note From Victor
Short
Poetry
Gary Beck, Children of Despair

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mark Dennis and Tom Vaine.
Challenge Challenge 745 protects the Escape Lines.
The Reading
Room
Richard Thieme, Mind Games excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Boxed In

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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