What’s in Issue 295
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.
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.
|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.
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.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
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“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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