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What’s in Issue 341

Novella Brian goes fishing on a quiet lake in the mountains. But Lord ‘Max’ Nagual makes sure that Brian’s fishing trip is anything but quiet. At the end, Brian’s catch is not what he expected, and it’s a big one: John W. Steele, Beyond the Island, chapter 16; chapter 17.
Serial Veteran readers know Floozman well by now. The author takes time out to talk with us about where Floozman came from and what he and his mission really mean: Bertrand Cayzac, Floozman is a Multimodal Platform
Floozman est une plate-forme multimodale
Sometimes even Tarot cards can help solve a mystery. And what’s a villain’s best exit? You’ll have to see it to believe it: Bob Brill, The Wheel of Fortune, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Autumn Canter introduces Sarah to Jung Lee, a hawk man. The two will disappear but return on the wings of legend with rain for a drought-stricken people: Sarah Bringing Rain.

Cleveland W. Gibson chats with a Bewildering Stories Review Editor in a sequel to one of that editor’s stories: The Curse of The Whimsy.
New contributor Jennifer Stakes depicts a woman afraid to think beyond the flashing knife in front of her while she gathers a harvest under a burning sky: Sharp Focus.

It’s a ‘locked room mystery’ inside out: the means, motive and opportunity are all in place. Now, how is the perpetrator going to get away with it? Lewayne L. White, Mrs. Quigley’s Last Case.
Poetry Francine Schwartz, Between the Hours
Bill Bowler, Reading Poe
Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Blink
Memoirs A vagrant steals a rug to keep warm. Only after he’s arrested does he realize he’s really been lounging in the lap of luxury: Will Gray, Take Up a Bed and Walk.

Gabriel Timar, The World is a Jungle
Book Four: The Real Jungle
Sometimes shooting a charging buffalo is the second most exciting thing to happen on a safari: Trousers and a Buffalo


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Autumn Canter and Jennifer Stakes.
Challenge Challenge 341 looks at Worlds Inside Out and Upside Down.
Editorial Don Webb dresses Bewildering Stories in Pinstripes.
The Art
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.”

To Bewildering Stories’ schedule: In Times to Come

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