In Joyce Meggett’s “On Reading a Bird”:
- How might “small death” have both a figurative and literal meaning?
- In what way does the ending recall the title?
In Gary Clifton’s “Killer Clan”:
- How many villains are at the farm when Elizabeth and Mary arrive?
- Who would be more likely to tell the “Nervous Kid” about his likely fate at Huntsville Prison: Elizabeth or Brannigan?
- In what way does the plot recall that of the film High Noon?
In A. A. Khayyat’s “Void and Repair”:
- What verbal tic indicates that the physician may be incompetent?
- Does a progression take place in parts 3 and 4? Could it be condensed?
- What role reversal takes place? In what way does June become Stellan’s “anchor”?
- What other works of film or prose literature use the dramatic device of amnesia or thought-transference?
In Ronald Linson’s “All Reapers Come”:
- What happens to the souls that the Reapers collect?
- Who approaches Chad at the end?
- Who is the spirit of “eternal destruction”?
- Why does the blame for destruction fall upon the figure who is speaking to Chad?
In Roy Dorman’s “A Half-Pitcher of House Red”:
- How does Jasmine feel about Lisa?
- How will Jasmine explain what happens to Ronnie?
In James Robert Rudolph’s “Paean to a Dope”:
- Who is the “dope” and why?
- Who or what is Carrie?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?