In Richard Ong’s Fallen Angel: Every image invites a story. What is your interpretation of the image? What story do you think it might suggest?
In H. E. Vogl’s You’ve Got to Make a Profit:
- Are Ted’s skills obsolete? Are they “profitable” only in counterfeiting?
- Would duplicating and selling greeting cards be a civil or criminal case?
In Ed Blundell’s Sundown:
- Were the Druids ever more than latecomers to Stonehenge?
- Is the aging of time a personification or can it be taken literally? If literally, what will happen to it?
In Henry Alan Paper’s In Another Country’s Other Country:
- At the dining area of the blind, does the narrator interpret correctly the head waitress’s sign language? What else might she mean other than what he thinks?
- Why is the narrator subjected to a mass assault? Because the group of diners are blind? If he violates a social norm, what might it be?
In C. M. Barnes’ Shadow Hour:
- At what point in the story is the mountain lion presumed to be female?
- The deer carcass and the stench of decay form a leitmotif throughout the story. What might they signify in terms of Alec’s experience?
- What is the significance of the condom that Alec finds at Dave’s house?
- What happens to Dave’s dad? Is Alec mortally wounded by an animal?
- Who is carrying the rifle in her “dainty white fist”: Jennifer, Claire or Mira? Is she going to shoot Alec? If so, what difference will it make? To what extent might Alec be identified as an anti-hero?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?