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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 402

Novel Donna is reading Peter’s story and documenting Robert’s version of their childhood days. Robert leads Donna beyond the conclusion of young Peter’s diary with the bittersweet account of his own “first time”... with a young lady by the name of Catherine.
Michael E. Lloyd, Donna’s Men
Book III: At Home With Robert
Chapter 2: Salad Days, part 2; part 3
Chapter 3: Chilly Mornings, Hot Afternoons
Novella DJ desperately concocts a story to explain his presence in the gem mines. What better way to get out of a jam with a gem than... with jam!
Oonah V. Joslin, A Genie in a Jam
Chapter 14: Hope in a Jam
A fearless boy’s curiosity leads him in the footsteps of his illustrious namesake: Antonio Bellomi, The Bonfire, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Chris Kobayashi depicts the power of the pencil from beyond the pointed end: Man in a Dark Room.

New contributor Jacqui Pack introduces Piper Elinham, a young lady who’s just making a living. But she has a big score to settle: Playback.

New contributor Mimi Rosen tells the story of a divided family from the viewpoint of a true hero: Stormy and Grandma Rose, part 1; conclusion.

The superhero or superheroine is always the good guy, right? No, not always: Andrea Ruggirello, Violet.
The old bounder is dead. But who did what, and when? Gloria F. Watts, Ernie.
Poetry Carmen Ruggero, Coming to Terms
Anna Ruiz, A Monarch Butterfly in a Field of Dreams
Kai Laursen, Port Townsend


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Chris Kobayashi, Jacqui Pack, and Mimi Rosen.
Challenge Challenge 401 Response:
Stefan Brenner discusses “To the Meadow’s Edge

Challenge 402 counts cadence: Count Past Twenty, Hold Your Fire.
The Art
Richard Ong, Dance of the Water Nymph
NASA: Picture of the Day
Sky and Telescope, This Week’s Sky at a Glance

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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