The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 569
|Novel||Brooks knows he will probably go to jail, but he may as well go in style. Elroy is already in jail, and his identity, like Brooks’, creates something of a dilemma. Meanwhile, Stella has decisions of her own to make when she learns that Earl Crier has disappeared.|
Sherman Smith, Two Blind Men and a Fool
The clans have completed the construction of Stonehenge, but now they face some serious troubles.|
J. J. Roth, Legacy of the Fallen Stars
Even a croakless frog can find true love: David Adès, Ribbitt, the Frog Who Couldn’t.|
New contributor E. B. Fischadler retells an old story about a fellow who is unaccountably well coordinated for someone who’s stitched together and seems to be dripping mechanical parts: Basted Son.
New contributor Eric J. Guignard will make readers glad that Zeno’s paradox has a fatal flaw: Living in the Moment.
Mary, Sonny and Father Bobby need friendship in a place where life and love come hard: Mia Tijam, What the Children of Muerta Caxerex Say.
|Poetry||Visalakshi Viswanathan, The Witch of Uluru|
|Zane Blom, A Drunkard’s Wish|
|Essay||Poets, do you sometimes wonder how readers understand your poems? Are you sure you really want to know? Boris Kokotov, Poetry Reading at a Local Library.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes E. B. Fischadler and Eric J. Guignard.|
|Challenge||Challenge 569 says the drinks are Off the House.|
Challenge 569 Response: Reading Poetry|
Challenge 569 Response: Space and or Time
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.