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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 597

Novel Kyran, abandoned and friendless, has suffered cruelty at the hands of almost everyone he’s met. Finally he comes to his mother’s homeland. Or so he hopes. But can even Kota Samur offer him any solace?
Sarah Ann Watts, Winter Ship
Chapter 21: Kota Samur, part 1; part 2; conclusion
Serial Poor Rahul, so many women but none quite right for him — except for one who extends him the favor of jealousy: Rudy Ravindra, A Naive Casanova, parts 12-14; conclusion.
Short
Stories
New contributor Mike McNichols introduces Franky, who takes a sentimental journey to his old hometown of Barker City. After so many years away, he finds he still has scores to settle: I Shot Sonny Battalion, part 1; conclusion.

What happens when you’re shown something you’re not supposed to see? James Shaffer, The Sound of Breaking Glass, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Sometimes alphabetical disorder can be a judgment: Tom Wylie, A to Z at Brookview Elementary.
Poetry Crystalwizard, Memory Hole

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mike McNichols.
Challenge Challenge 597 sings the Hometown Blues.
The Reading
Room
Beverly Forehand, Haunted Homeplace : excerpt
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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