What’s in Issue 335
Richard K. Lyon, The Long Dark Road to Wizardry|
In the end, Breen learns first hand what Druin and Pyre’s hidden quest is: to thwart the threat from the ‘perfect mirror’: if the ‘real’ side of the mirror is good, then the other side must be its mirror image. And the story ends with a banquet that is the mirror image of the one at its beginning.
|Novella||Brian Mudd tells what Lord Nagual demands of him. Does the Nagual call himself ‘Max’ because he’s the ‘maximum demon’? One has to wonder: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 7.|
|Serial||New contributor Sarah Trachtenberg introduces an obscure psychology professor who undertakes research into the process of acquiring public notoriety. This is his report: Manufacturing Celebrity, part 1.|
New contributor V. Ulea tells a whimsical tale of a good witch and a bad witch. Or is it about two sisters? Or two cats? Or a sorceress and her cats? You figure it out: The Two Witches of Vildaretz.|
Tammy feels sorry for herself, but she doesn’t know the half of it: in the darkness, someone is taking pictures of her life: Tom Underhill, Smile, part 1; conclusion.
If you like your family doctor, he or she won’t have had anything like the undergraduate career of Matt Laux: Erik Weiss, Student Learning, part 1; conclusion.
There’s strength in numbers, both in the game of poker and in life: Nick Allen, The Poker School.|
New contributor Brian Trent gives a new twist to the old theme of post-apocalypse literature: what if the remnants of civilization are not grandiose monuments but something more mundane and practical? A Rupture in Ragnarok.
Ashutosh Ghildiyal, To Innocence|
John Stocks, To Waverly
Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Scenes adapted from real life in the history of Gabriel Timar and his family:
Book One: The Pleasant Jungle
The Birth of the Clan
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Sarah Trachtenberg, Brian Trent, and V. Ulea.|
|Challenge||Challenge 335 Now You See... What?|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
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.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
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