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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 537

Novel Hargrove flashes back to the battle in which Erik’s brother was killed: James Bright, Pyrrhic Victory, part 8.
A lightning storm makes the difference between a kiss and CPR: Robert Earle, Nothing Out There Except Ourselves.

New contributor Merideth Grue introduces Alice, who is out for a run and meets a man she is not sure she really wants to get to know: On the Path.

New contributor Christian McKay depicts a camp counselor whose life takes a bad turn after strange entities are discovered bobbing in the sea: Fathoms.

New contributor Allison Przylepa recounts a dream in which Baphomet appears. He seems to be a friendly and informative entity: A Lucid Dream.

If you’re familiar with George Orwell’s 1984, this story may make a disturbing kind of sense: Thomas Lee Joseph Smith, Public School 1984.
David has everything planned down to the minute, but he forgets that the rule is carpe diem and that life does not tailor itself to suit the smug: Andrew Sacks, The Game of Life.
Poetry Prospero Pulma, Jr., From Twenty-Five to Zero
Ayeni Tolulope, The Bastard’s Lot


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Merideth Grue, Christian McKay and Allison Przylepa.
Challenge Challenge 537 recommends: Grab the Chance.
The Reading
Elana Gomel, A Tale of Three Cities, excerpt
The Art
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
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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