What’s in Issue 339
|Novella||The more Brian becomes recalcitrant, the more Lord Max Nagual ratchets up the threats. This time, it’s a dose of chaos: John Vieczorek, Beyond the Island, chapter 12; chapter 13.|
|Serial||New contributor David Smolenski introduces Bobby, age 5. Bobby’s birthday wish not to wake with nightmares has the opposite effect: You’re a Big Boy Now, part 1; part 2.|
New contributor Dorothy Crossan shows three siblings on their way to dispose of their late father’s ashes. The ceremony will end in something of a shock as well as a release: Still Life.|
Have you ever wanted to do something over again and get it right? Arnold does, in such a big way that he’ll need some strong-arm intervention on his behalf: Elliot R. Dorfman, Happy Birthday, Arnold.
A robot may be persecuted, but it can still recite poetry: Marjorie Salzwedel, Hidden Robot, part 1; conclusion.
A tree limb is the mark of liberation for Caroline. If it’s too high, bring it down, figuratively: Tom Underhill, Low Limb High, part 1; conclusion.
Road rage can lead to some rueful last thoughts: Crystalwizard, The Driver.|
A couple on a flying trip to a tropical island discover that getting there is half the fun: Julie Eberhart Painter, Caribbean Paradise.
|Poetry||Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Reflections on Time|
|John Stocks, Woolacombe Sands: Evening|
Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Book Two: The Violent Jungle
Have we seen this film before? If so, there’s a good reason for it: it’s true.
A Visit to the Cellar
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Dorothy Crossan and David Smolenski.|
|Challenge||Challenge 339 heads Over the Cliff.|
|Letters||Michele Dutcher, An Homage to Humor|
|Bertil Falk reviews Hal White, The Mysteries of Reverend Dean|
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.
Copyright © June 1, 2009 by Bewildering Stories