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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 586

Novel Kyran and his guards come to an understanding. But Kyran, though a pawn, is still a prince, and princes can be devious.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 9: Circle of Fire
Chapter 10: Children of the Falcon, part 1; part 2
Novella The existence of male or female Lucky hangs in the balance. The scrying mirror does not reflect an entirely pleasing image.
Tantra Bensko, Equinox Mirror
Short
Stories
Jonas is recruited to do battle with an adversary who can stop time around him: Ásgrímur Hartmannsson, The Man Who Couldn’t Fly.

A visit to an old friend’s grave assuages a sense of loss. It also results in a fortunate chance meeting that offers an opportunity to repay old favors: Morris Marshall, Visiting Hours.
Flash
Fiction
A year free of pain can be worth a lot, even a soul: Charles C. Cole, To the Devil His Due.
Poetry New contributor Diana Anderson, Diamonds Fall
Jason C. Ford, A Song of Hope
Short
Poetry
Alyssa D. Ross, Off the Potter’s Wheel

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Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Diana Anderson.
Challenge Challenge 586 asks: Circlet, circlet, Who’s Got the Circlet?.
The Art
Gallery
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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