The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 557
|Novel||Reminder: Your Managing Editor is traveling this week. I expect to have issue 558 on line by next Monday, but e-mail contacts will be sporadic at best. Please be patient.|
Stella is suspended from her position at the Veterans’ Hospital, and Ivory Burch has been transferred back to Oak Knoll. Both take a moment to reflect on where they’ve been and give us a glimpse of where they may be going.|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
|Serial||New contributor Adam C. Richardson introduces Daniel Blight, a tormented rock star who has become a model of well-adjusted tranquility thanks to the drug Raptura. Now everybody wants some Raptura. Or almost everybody: Happy Planet, part 1; part 2.|
If an old woman asks you to leave her alone, even in the harsh wilderness of north Ontario, do as she says; she may be Wisahkeczak. And you do not want to dance with Whiskey Jack: Nathan Elberg, Dancing With Whiskey Jack, part 1; part 2; conclusion|
New contributor Christina Ferrari puts Lucia into a train compartment with passengers from Hell. Or is that where they’re going? The Intercity Express, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor D. Keramitas raises a question: At what point might a stalker become the stalkee, and vice-versa? How I Met My Stalker.
As an economy measure and for your own good, all guilty pleasures shall cease at 6 o’clock sharp. Or else: Morris J. Marshall, The Banned-Aid Solution.
|If a deceased couple can no longer humiliate each other in public, what will they do when they have No Exit? Charles C. Cole, The Bitter Dead.|
|Poetry||B. Z. Niditch, By the Snowdrifts|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Christina Ferrari, D. Keramitas, and Adam C. Richardson.|
Challenge 556 Response discusses “Jason’s Solution”|
Challenge 557 is stuck with the Road Closed Both Ways.
|Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan|
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.
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