Bewildering Stories

What’s in Issue 232

Novel Michael E. Lloyd, Observation Two: Standing Divided
Chapter 14, part 3: True Grit
Norman fills in the picture further, then Toni meets Maelene and the sparks really start to fly!
Chapter 15: All For One, part 1
Norman has made a bit more progress, there’s a lot of jealousy in the air, and the Mater has spotted a new talent.
Chapter 15, part 2:
Maelene is on board, Norman delivers all the goods, and the gang has a great night out — till it all goes sour.
Serial Memmet leads Alan to a larger understanding of the function of memes. But then Alan begins to wonder about Memmet himself. An experiment leads Alan to the truth: Andy West, Meme, part 7; part 8.

Djaminko Pooch and Viloshiana take refuge in the capital of a neighboring country and move into the world of artists. Djaminko has a premonition of doom and sets out to forestall it: Bob Brill, Ride the Whirlwind, part 3; part 4.
Short
Stories
What happens in a video-game addiction? The gulf between the inner and outer worlds widens inexorably: Bill Bowler, Zero Ping, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

P. S. Gifford recounts a recurrent dream that will simply slay you: The Unwitting Soothsayer.

New contributor Brian C. Petroziello sends the police to investigate a house that is trying to defend itself: The House, part 1; conclusion.

A boy learns about the will, suffering, and perception in a philosophical tale for young adults: John W. Steele, The Journey.
Flash
Fiction
If you’re going to write a final message, don’t smear the ink: B J Bourg, Blood Pursuit.

New contributor Mel Waldman depicts a mind in successive layers of fugue: Anonymous.
Poetry New contributor Nigel Bruton, Northern Light
Duane Locke, Zinc Oxide
Short
Poetry
Prakash Kona, Phoolan Devi
Prose
Poetry
New contributor João Ventura, Passing Away; Portuguese original: A Passagem

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Nigel Bruton, Brian C. Petroziello, João Ventura, Mel Waldman, and Vicki Wootton.
Challenge Challenge 232 sings: California, Here I Comma.
The Art
Gallery
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt New contributor Sam Marshall, Where Have All the Young Girls Gone?
The Reading
Room
Jerry Wright reviews .
Editorial Jerry Wright,

Randomly selected Bewildering motto:

Randomly selected classic rejection notice:

Bewildering Stories’ official motto: “Poems are not made with ideas; they are made with words.” — Stéphane Mallarmé

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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