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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 677

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Serial Mr. Lawson and Mr. Kellerman become acquainted. They’d like to have dinner, but Estelle can’t come over: Deborah Rochford, Two Proposals, part 3; part 4.
Short
Stories
Buchanan is a veteran policeman who carefully cultivates a stoic demeanor. He finds it isn’t as easy as he’d like to make it look: Gary Clifton, Buchanan and Tonya.

In a plague-stricken village, Reever has to come to terms with death: Terry Hamel, Emptiness and Hope.

Life in a call centre can occasionally get interesting. You never know who’ll answer the cold call: Morris Marshall, Warm Voice, Cold Calls, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Maggie senses that Frank has forbidden feelings for her, especially when he lets her know in a casual but dramatic way: Tabaré Álvarez, The Dangerous Love of Mr. Frank.
Poetry Lana Bella, An Ode to Dying
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Luna Calls
New contributor Sarah Vernetti, Humanlike
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Sarah Vernetti.
The Critics’
Corner
Bewildering Stories discusses Contact With the Depths with Martin Kerharo and Elous Telma.
Challenge Challenge 677 sings Light My Bag.
The Reading
Room
Channie Greenberg, Friends and Rabid Hedgehogs excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, The Blue Pyramids of Aquatina
Richard Ong, Dance of the Forest Wraiths

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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