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What’s in Issue 395

Novel Donna is rudely awakened from her dream to hear Shaun's awful news about the rogues they have been trying to unmask. It’s time for her to make ever greater sacrifices. Shaun finally makes his promised phone call, and Donna slowly and reluctantly absorbs the truth of what has been happening to her. And the big question is: What now?
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book I: Windmills Everywhere
Chapter 7: Down, Downer, Downest. part 1; part 2
Chapter 8: Prickly Landings, part 1; part 2
Novellas DJ was supposed to have a plum job, but he gets sidetracked into a leprechauns’ lair apparently stocked with crateloads of jam. But wait: DJ may be in franchise heaven, and he can do a good turn for a friendly giant:
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 7: A Plum Job

After all Skippy has been through, there’s nothing like going out with a boom — provided the noise is in someone else’s back yard:
Frederick D. Rustam, Skippy’s World
Part 7: B-61, conclusion
New contributor Matthew R. Black takes literally the old adage about not throwing stones in The Glass House, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Travis J. Gates introduces Saviin, a clever warrior and faithful bodyguard to those entrusted to him: Of Drums and Thunder, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Jeffrey A. Miller shows that when there’s no other option, one may as well accept Pascal’s wager by Leaping.
Can a pursuit of realism in fiction lead to an unexpected windfall in reality? Karlos Allen, But What I Really Wanted...
Poetry New contributor Richard Ong, The Wall of Life
Anna Ruiz, Red Robin
Essay What did Archimedes want to be doing when he died? Brian Trent, Circles.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Matthew R. Black, Travis J. Gates, Jeffrey A. Miller, and Richard Ong.
Challenge Challenge 394 Responses:
Bewildering Stories discusses “Shallalu
Oonah V. Joslin, “Gooseberry” and “Angel”

Challenge 395: Wild Pitch

Special Challenge: Michael E. Lloyd, Windmills Everywhere
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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