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What’s in Issue 562

Novel Stella takes Brooks to Gibby’s bar. Earl and Gibby have good reasons not to take Brooks in, but Brooks has nowhere else to go, and Earl begins to argue with himself.
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
New contributor William Q. Belle shows why James Thurber’s Walter Mitty might or might not envy Hugh’s flashes of clarity when Hugh Has a Grand Day.

New contributor David Cleden poses a question to young Kenny Hardwick: What if he could read his own biography at crucial moments in his life? What would he find in it? Anything? Going by the Book, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Maureen L. Falkowitz tells a kind of Romeo and Juliet story with a double poignancy: Sheila and the Gypsy.

There’s no place so peaceful as the north woods of Wisconsin in February. That is, until the police arrive from Sirius Prime to stage an interstellar drug raid: Bill Kowaleski, The Vanishing Hairdresser, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Jenna, Bewildering Stories wants to hear from you: Phil Temples, Jenna.
Poetry Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Group Photo With Fishermen


Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes William Q. Belle, David Cleden, and Maureen L. Falkowitz.
Challenge Challenge 555 Response discusses “Counter Guy” with Brendan Scanlan.
Challenge 562 wonders: Prescript or Postscript?
The Photo
Richard Ong caught the onset of Winter 2014.
Clarise Samuels, Holocaust Visions: The Poetry of Paul Celan
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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