What’s in Issue 279
Lynda and Jason get married in a hasty ceremony, but Lynda’s attention is focused entirely on foiling the plans of the evil wizard Darnell: Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty, conclusion
Bertil Falk, Under the Green Sun of Slormor|
As Parvrin and the grandfather wend their way out of the forest of the Hoverers, the grandfather is assailed by disturbing memories of the women in his life: Chapter 7: A Forest of Memories, part 1; part 2; part 3
|Serial||Jack Creed and his men desperately fight their way out of a trap in the citadel of the World Order, but this time Jack does not exactly escape intact: O. J. Anderson, Dead Wrong, part 8; conclusion.|
Children listen wide-eyed to a story about tricking a chicken in order to fool the ghoulish Jibblins: Chris Chapman, How Papa Gheddy Saved the Village.|
New contributor Cat Connor puts Jetta on an ill-fated train. Next stop, destiny: Tracks.
New contributor Joseph P. Kenyon introduces little Lizzie, whose toy radio brings her a completely unexpected message from space aliens: Listening.
What is the price of life in a world where wealth is measured in cups of water? Lynn Mann, Water Rights, part 1; conclusion.
Michael J A Tyzuk gets this one right: it’s Just a Bunch of Hot Air.|
New contributor Jennifer Walmsley portrays a young man whose first concern is to protect his mother’s sleep, at all costs: Mother’s Not Home.
|Poetry||Mel Waldman, Ghetto-Land|
Michael Lee Johnson, I Brew in Broth|
Harry Lang, Blind Moon
|Memoir||What are good business practices? ‘East is east, and West is west, and ne’er the twain shall meet’: Gabriel Timar, The Waters of Bengal.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Cat Connor, Joseph P. Kenyon, and Jennifer Walmsley.|
|Challenge||Challenge 279 is Packing Heat.|
Christine Bruness, Nevada|
NASA: Picture of the Day
|Excerpt||Gary Inbinder, Confessions of the Creature|
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
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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.”
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