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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 394

Novel Sleepy Donna’s drawn-out exposure to the artistic spirits of Paris has primed her for an extraordinary experience:
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book I: Windmills Everywhere
Chapter 6: Outsider Soup, part 1; part 2; part 3
Novellas Sometimes a genie is needed not only to fulfill a wish but to ensure — somehow — that the wish is the right one:
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 6: Gooseberry

Both Skippy and Celia decide their destiny is not in Bartertown. How to escape? Intrepid Celia connives their way into the air:
Frederick D. Rustam, Skippy’s World
Part 6: Bartertown
Captain Blunt trysts with the remarkable Chronosian, Estee, in Shallalu, the city that will have never been: Danielle L. Parker, Shallalu, part 1; part 2, part 3, conclusion.

‘What’s too painful to remember we choose to forget...’ But what if someone else chooses what you forget? Robert H. Prestridge, Selective Memory.
Michael D. Brooks shows how behavioral profiling can really complicate a Driving Lesson.

Morgan’s guardian angel works hard to spare the young girl glue — and prudence: Walter Giersbach, Angel in My Coffee Cup.
Poetry Anna Ruiz, To Capture Blue
John Grey, What It Was Like for Ghosts


Challenge Challenge 394 says things are Coming Unstuck.
Editorial Danielle L. Parker and Don Webb, The Spirit and Practice of Critiques
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
Earth Observatory Picture of the Day
Our Earth as Art

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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