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.|
|Elana Gomel, A Tale of Three Cities, excerpt|
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 © August 12, 2013 by Bewildering Stories