The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 495
|News||This is the last regular issue of the third (summer or winter) quarter of 2012. Next week we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Third Quarterly Review. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 496 on October 1st.|
Misfortune can evoke nostalgic regret for what might have been and a fond hope of what yet might be: Noel Denvir, Spancil Hill.|
New contributor Raud Kennedy spins a modern fable in which a stray dog tells what life is like on the street and what it’s like to be adopted by other Strays.
An institution may seem mysterious, but its location may provide conclusive evidence of its purpose: Richard Ong, The Mystery of Rosewood Hall.
New contributor Kay Poiro foresees a strange alien invasion that leaves a survivor to wish only that Roses Grow.
A mother undergoes weird nighttime transformations that her husband understands but her daughter wouldn’t inflict on anyone: Elyss G. Punsalan, Inheritance.
New contributor Lyndon Storey updates a figure from Roman mythology with a moral: you can’t reply in kind, you must declare a Ceasefire.
|New contributor Rory Fleming implies a reminder: life is not ‘but a dream’ or a video game, for one very good reason: Miracle Bridge.|
|Poetry||New contributor Marty Hollis, Ice Song|
|Memoir||You never know where a new road may lead, and sometimes the surprise can be a good one: Charles C. Cole, The Kindness of Strangers.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Rory Fleming, Marty Hollis, Raud Kennedy, Kay Poiro, and Lyndon Storey.|
|Don Webb discusses Staging Missing Emilie.|
|Challenge||Challenge 495 goes Over the Sea in Rime.|
|Danielle L. Parker reviews Lev Raphael, My Germany.|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art|
NASA: Picture of the Day
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.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.
Copyright © September 17, 2012 by Bewildering Stories