The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 397
Five-year old Peter is learning fast. Jane, of course, is still learning a lot faster. And another tragedy awaits them. Jane and Peter are both feeling rather frustrated with their very different situations. But that’s all about to change.|
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
DJ meets his match at a Christmas party; little Jemima is far better at granting wishes than DJ is. But DJ has a reward in store for the young lady of good will, given the help of a higher power, of course.|
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 9: Conserving the Christmas Spirit
Rod is gradually becoming accustomed to the new urges and sensations he’s acquired from Rex in the transporter malfunction. Meanwhile, Rhoda sends Rod and Rex on a mission of her own: corporate espionage!
Bob Brill, Rod, Rex and Rhoda
A severely traumatized veteran find that even unearned guilt can be too horrible to overcome: S. H. Linden, The Escape, part 1; conclusion.|
New contributor Blaise Marcoux depicts an ingenious and eccentric family who have good reason to question the reality in which they live: Yellow Pickle, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
New contributor Otilia Tena introduces Daisy, whose personal problems resolve themselves in a dreamlike fairy tale: The Lady Teacher Without a Name.
New contributor Larry A. Kayser has a program for people caught in difficult situations: Just Imagine.|
Some dogs are so insufferable that it’s difficult — though not impossible — to imagine a suitable fate for them: Arthur Mackeown, The Biter Bit.
Bill Bowler, Ars Poetica|
Anna Ruiz, Relativity in the Art of Spices, Tiles and Stones
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Larry A. Kayser, Blaise Marcoux and Otilia Tena.|
|Challenge||Challenge 397: I Woof the Art Poetic|
|Cat Connor, Killerbyte (excerpt)|
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.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Copyright © August 23, 2010 by Bewildering Stories