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Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Judith Field

Juidith is from Liverpool but now lives in London. She comes from a family of writers and has turned to fiction, herself, in recent years after writing columns for a local newspaper. She lists her occupations as pharmacist, freelance journalist, editor, medical writer, and indexer as well as a doting parent and grandparent. Say, Judith, we’re all set with grandchildren, but we do need an “indexer” for a special project. Do you think you could help us out?

Transit of Mars” has a very clever title, when you stop to think about it. The “transit” doesn’t really have anything to do with astronomy, but it does have a lot to do with the plot!

The story itself will resonate strongly especially with female readers. Fran is trapped with a whiny, self-centered husband. And when she finds someone to pass the time with on line, her “e-friend” sets a trap of his own for her. Some days you just can’t win for losing.

What’s a woman to do? Heed the advice from the long-ago vanquished Martian? Fran takes the Martian’s advice literally, and a strong-arm solution is understandable in a desperate situation. But the choice is thought-provoking: might Fran set traps of her own?

Judith Field’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Judith. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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