What’s in Issue 340
|Novella||Brian makes a date with Karen. He’s looking forward to it, but with a certain amount of dread: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 14; chapter 15.|
|Serial||Five-year old Bobby continues his odyssey through his night terror. Some real-life issues can be resolved only in nightmares: David Smolenski, You’re a Big Boy Now, part 3; conclusion.|
Young Butch hankers for the beauteous Darla. But when he and his friends visit the sinister carnival that has come to their little town, Butch learns a lesson about her, himself, and extremes: Doug Hiser, The Carnival of the Goat Man, part 1; conclusion.|
Lola the Amazing Tattooed Girl’s secret is not her tattoos; it’s her nature: Stephanie Scarborough, Seaside Sideshow.
Paul, a woodsman, is easily cowed by the tyrant Orgin, but Paul discovers in the forest a spirit of resistance: Stuart Sharp, The Woods and a Wedding, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Ella Blackhart relays a letter from Charlotte, who has learned what the Sirens were really like: Sirenum Scopuli.|
One bratty kid can be a nuisance; but forty-nine of them? Julie Wornan, Information Theory.
|Poetry||Mary B. McArdle, The Reluctant Astronaut|
Bill Bowler, Reading Carlos Williams|
Oonah V. Joslin, Days of Damselflies
Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle|
Book Three: The Civilized Jungle
After the “violent jungle,” the “civilized jungle” has welcome pleasurable moments:
On the High Seas
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Ella Blackhart.|
|Challenge||Challenge 340 examines The Stuff of Dreams.|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Kelly McCullough, Web Mage|
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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