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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Nikki Alfar

Nikki says she learned to write at age two but never learned how to stop. It’s really good to have a head start, because she’s held a truly bewildering array of positions in various fields of employment, all of which seem to rely heavily on verbal communication. In the meantime, she’s amassed an impressive array of literary awards.

Aside from publishing widely in short fiction venues, Nikki is finishing a short-story collection. She also co-edits the annual anthology Philippine Speculative Fiction with Dean Francis Alfar, who veteran readers know has appeared in Bewildering Stories’ Annual Reviews.

Let’s not stop there: Dean and Nikki have two daughters who also show literary promise. We can hardly wait to hear from them, too!

“Adrift on the Street Formerly Known as Buendia” begins realistically, almost prosaically... but the setting is a street of illusion. As the story progresses, it takes on a surrealistic, dreamlike quality that ultimately reveals reality and explains why the street is formerly known as “Buendia.”

Nikki Alfar’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Nikki. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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