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Novel Slawomir Rapala, The Three Kings
Iskald rises rapidly in the ranks of King Diovinius’ personal guard. An unlikely appearance of someone from the past gives Iskald a chance to settle an old score.
Chapter VIII The Memory Remains, part 2; part 3
Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Vladimir III, Count Dracul, prepares to oppose the invasion of the Ottoman Sultan. First, he must gather the ingredients of a magic potion that will make him invincible.
Chapter 3: The Shadow in the Mirror, part 1; part 2
Serial Jack Creed and his crew are assigned to confront berserkers in orbit: O. J. Anderson, Dying to Kill, part 1; part 2.
A private detective on a stakeout gets caught in an otherworldly experience: Patrick Downing, Unit Lost.

A murderer does time in a prison of his own making: Travis Moore, The Thief.

Life at the Brown Derby turns colorful when the chef announces that eggs are “86”: Carmen Ruggero, Eighty-Six Eggs, part 1; conclusion.
The ultimate rite of passage involves an existential realization: Fiona Davis, The Test.

A writer’s inspiration can be an extreme experience: Michael Lee Johnson, Devil of the Night.

A serial killer experiences the thrill of the hunt: Michael Zerger, Blind Date.
Poetry New contributor Basanta Kumar Kar, Soil
John Stocks, To Liverpool
Anna Ruiz, Shadow Self
Essay Mel Waldman, Heaven and Hell


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Basanta Kumar Kar.
Challenge Challenge 295 has doubts about Eating Your Way to Heaven.
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day

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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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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