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What’s in Issue 592

Novel Jarmil gives Kyran a boat, and Kyran sets sail for a long voyage to a new land. He’s rescued by a fisherman whose daughter Kyran finds attractive — and dangerous.
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 16: The Lady Karishma, part 1; part 2
Serial Shrisa goes to rescue Dani. Success might not be what she expects: Christopher E. Nelson, Shrisaelte and Dani, part 5; conclusion.
Short
Stories
Jules Benoît doesn’t want to get involved in dangerous activities, but a one-armed stranger makes him wonder what he has left to lose: Arthur Mackeown, The Mug’s Game.

In 1943, young Carl Meadows befriends a bluejay. When his beloved brother William returns from the war, Carl discovers even more friends: Ron Van Sweringen, My Heart Has Wings, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
A grandfather and his grandson enjoy dessert together while waiting for Mommy to return from the pharmacy on a snowy night: Charles C. Cole, Let Him Eat Cake.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, The Goody-Goody People
Short
Poetry
Oonah V. Joslin, My Aspen at Wallington
Essay Classic Reissue What brings down property values in suburbia: an invasion of the SWAT people or painting your house pink? Need we ask? Sherry Smith Gray, Lawn Nazis in the Suburbs.

Departments

Challenge Challenge 592 leans Over the Side.
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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