The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 544
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
Chapter 2: Welcome Home, Son
|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.|
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 © October 7, 2013 by Bewildering Stories