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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 544

Novel Like Earl Crier, Henry Akita has returned home from the war in Europe to a mixed reception, but his wounds are less visible than Crier’s:
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Serial Grandpa tells Hannah what happened to Grandma. He invites Hannah to stay after sundown both for and as dessert: Tim Simmons, What Grandma Done, (part 1; part 2); part 3; conclusion.
Roger and Joyce had split up basically over matters of taste. What comes after that? Edward Ahern, After Taste.

New contributor Christopher Cornell recounts a spooky incident in the suburban gardening wars: Growing Season.

New contributor Megan Lokensgard introduces young Hailey, who takes a cautionary lesson from the enigmatic Oatmeal Girl.

New contributor Ann K. Williams takes the reader on a desert trek where we meet mysterious characters Coming Undone, part 1; conclusion.
Poetry Piyush Pandey, In the Castle of Kings
Oonah V. Joslin, Minneapolis’ Natural Jazz
Essay New contributor Garin G. Webb shows where the “Devil” really was in the history of American popular music in the early 20th century: The Devil in Blues, Ragtime and Jazz, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Christopher Cornell, Megan Lokensgard, Garin G. Webb, and Ann K. Williams.
Challenge Challenge 544 grinds Sand in the Gears.
Letters The Critics’ Corner discusses Hot Potatoes and Capitalization.
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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