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What’s in Issue 550

Novel Earl, Brooks and Henry hold a jam session that enthralls the hospital patients. Thanks to Stella, Ivory rediscovers his love of the guitar. But danger lurks in the shadows. Governments distrust art; they see in it a rival power:
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
Chapter 11: One Bourbon, One Scotch, part 1; part 2
Novella Beginnings and endings bring sadness in Driscoll’s life. In between lies happiness, but it must be learned:
Mark Bonica, Spiraling In
New contributor Tom Borthwick puts Tim in a quandary. How can Tim rejoin his beloved wife Mary when it means abandoning his life and accepting a promise he cannot believe? Living in the Singularity, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Adam Natali introduces a paranormal researcher to a ghostly nun. Can a polite but devout skeptic have faith? A Nun and the Afterlife.

New contributor Lilliana Rose has some practical advice for microbes navigating the cells of the shopping-mall organism: Browsing.
Sometimes love persists despite insurmountable obstacles: Marian Brooks, The Rings of Saturn.
Oonah V. Joslin, Rook Band
Visalakshi Viswanathan, The Minstrel’s Tryst


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Tom Borthwick, Adam Natali, and Lilliana Rose.
Challenge Challenge 550 oscillates between Beyond and Back Again.
Challenge 550 Response hastens To Haides and Back.
The Reading
Martin Hill Ortiz, A Predatory Mind : excerpt
Danielle L. Parker, A Shopping List: Travel Literature
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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