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What’s in Issue 397

Novel 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
Book II: Never So Good
Chapter 3: 1957, part 1; part 2
Chapter 4: 1958, part 1; part 2
Novellas 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
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.
Poetry 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
The Reading
Cat Connor, Killerbyte (excerpt)
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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