Bewildering Stories

What’s in Issue 244

Novel Gary Inbinder, Noble Lies
Chapter 13; Chapter 14, part 1; part 2; Chapter 15
Luddy and Aurelia plot to escape, rally allies, and then rescue the uncle of one of their co-conspirators. Consul Finn knows they’re coming.
Novella The boy with orange hair and his friends have enough to do pursuing rascals who manipulate dimensions, but it’s a bit much when a parallel universe shows up right where they don’t expect one: Bill Bowler, The Boy With Orange Hair, Chapter 10; Chapter 11.
Serial If you shoot first without asking questions, be sure not to miss: Karlos Allen, Trouble with the Natives, Chapter 1, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
The moral seems to be: Never go to a hamburger joint that is not located at street level: Crystalwizard, Final Exam.

New contributor Tom Hamilton shows a man confronting the loss of a lover and his own confused memories and emotions: The Pit Bull, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Jade helps Mr. Blake look for Deke, who’ll return when the poppies burn: Danielle L. Parker, Beautiful Poppies, part 1; conclusion.

Is it easier for a backwoods faith healer to heal a TV faith healer or to cure a hamster of emotional problems? Mark Spencer, Healer.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Janie Hofmann introduces a couple who share the same dream — up to a point: The Midnight Trip.

New contributor Arthur Vibert takes commercial endorsements to a new level. Exceptional babies earn exceptional money — at a price: Naming Her.
Poetry Carmen Ruggero,
Short
Poetry
New contributor Carol Edwards, Leaves After Autumn
Bertil Falk, Space-Time Sonnet
Prose
Poetry
João Ventura, Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
Essay Bill Bowler discusses story plotting as a function of Narrative Time.

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Tom Hamilton, Janie Hofmann, and Arthur Vibert.
Challenge Challenge 244 is your waiter this evening: A Burger for the Patricians?.
The Art
Gallery
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Editorial Jerry Wright, Take It To The Limit

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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