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What’s in Issue 314

Novella Bill Bowler, Upwyr
Yanosh Straker’s misgivings about the isolated monastery prove correct. To save Hope from doom, Yanosh must suffer the curse on the Wandering Soul.
Chapter 5: Wandering Soul, part 3; part 4
Serial Miriam and Tom plan to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but Miriam seems to have been living in one of her own: Nora B. Peevy, The Mermaid’s Shadow Lamp, part 3; conclusion.
New contributor Augusto Corvalan introduces Dave Aires, Jr., who shares his father’s superstition about numbers: Today’s the Day.

A disappearing signature signals a beginning, not an end, to a vital communication: Gary W. Crawford, The Beautiful Signature.

Hunters relentlessly pursue prey through the night. But why... and who or what is it? Paul Johnson, The Pursuit.

Cazort struggles valiantly to rescue the water nymph Caerula at the risk of both loss and gain: Kristin A. Masters, A Watery Grave.

Drownings have taken place, but where, and when? William G. Schweizer, A Purpose in Liquidity, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Damian Herde depicts a war of head and heart. It’s a losing battle: Love and Damnation.

‘Time passes so fast, and you’re out of date before you know it. Money changes hands for freshness’: Avis Hickman, Floating Dust.

Don’t steal a brother’s stash; he’ll get you for that: Arnold Hollander, Gotcha!
Poetry Anna Ruiz, The Agitated State of Mind
Memoir Will Gray, The 11th Armoured Takes Belsen


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Damian Herde.
Challenge Challenge 314 wagers Right or Wrong? Heads or Tails?
The Art
Deep Bora, Solang Valley
NASA: Picture of the Day
Excerpt Tom Sheehan, Brief Cases, Short Spans
Improper Burial at the First Iron Works of America

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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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