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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 624

News This is the last regular issue of the second quarter. Next week, we’ll bring you the Editors’ Choices from issues 613 through 624. We’ll resume regular publication with issue 625 on June 29th.
Short
Stories
Ambry revives the spirit of a bygone age in history: Dana Beehr, Ambry Silverstrings and the Soldiers; part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Abandonment may signal a beginning rather than an end: Bruce Costello, Me and Heather McGee.

New contributor Amy Fontaine introduces Scruffy, an unlikely-looking hero who inspires his partner in The Tale of John Marker, part 1; part 2; part 3; conclusion.

What is the fate of toys that have bonded with their owner? Lisa Pais, The Discarded.
Flash
Fiction
New contributor Jessica M. Baumgartner issues a warning. Adapting nature to mankind’s purposes risks giving nature the same idea: The Waking Waves.

The moral of many of La Fontaine’s Fables may be child’s play today: Artie Knapp, Frani and the Little Red Fox.
Poetry Oonah V. Joslin, And She Shall Have Music
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, Pomegranate Guts
Arthur Rimbaud, Le Dormeur du val — The Sleeper in the Vale, tr. by Don Webb

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Jessica M. Baumgartner and Amy Fontaine.
Challenge Challenge 624 has been reading Sweet Tales of Terror.
Letters Bewildering Stories discusses War Death Poems.
The Art
Gallery
Daniel Ayles, Psychedelix

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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