The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 850
Yegor and Crybaby are a couple of whom one might say, “They deserve each other.”|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 13: Trinadtsat’
Maria Schoenbrun seizes upon the Cygnians and their fusion power as targets for her repressed rage. Miles helps her organize it with disconcerting enthusiasm.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 9: The Manifesto
|Serial||Manfred must play till dawn an unheard melody on the silver flute lest the Arrow of Time be broken: Daniel Stride, A Breath Through Silver, part 3; conclusion.|
A real treasure is not a luxury; it’s something you need and is irreplaceable:
Walt Giersbach, Treasure in the Jersey Barrens.|
New contributor John Mara takes war casualties on a quest for what might have been. It’s all recorded in The Skeleton’s Scrapbook, part 1; conclusion.
Compassion can avoid compounding a catastrophe:
Gary Clifton, False Start.|
Computers can translate words but not meaning. Remember that when space aliens don’t get your jokes: Cheryl Wood Ruggiero, Knock-Knock.
Gary Beck, Ghost Town|
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Hilltops
|LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Every Theatre Hosts a Ghost|
Sometimes a call for help may also be a call for validation: Charles C. Cole, Owning My Mistake.
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes John Mara.|
Bewildering Stories poses A Comma Quiz.|
Bewildering Stories inveighs against erratic Line Breaks.
|Challenge||Challenge 850 asks not for whom the bell tolls but On Whom the Joke’s Told.|
John Eric Ellison, Walking With a Pet|
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:
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