Gimme a Break
In Sean Mulroy’s “The Altar for Pan”: At what point does the reader learn that the boy has a name? Who is the first person to use it? Why might the revelation be delayed?
In Rick Jankowski’s “You Deserve a Break Today”: At what point does Andy appear in the story? At what point does he disappear?
In David Adès’ “Hole in One”: The poem creates a symbol, namely, a metaphor with an implied referent. What is it? The poem has baffled several readers. The first regular reader to explain the poem will be awarded a virtual medal.
In Gary Clifton’s “Madman at the Gate”:
- Why do McBride and the ATF forces assume that the Jackals might react violently to the delivery of two arrest warrants?
- What does Skinny-Face say that makes it plausible that the Jackals would surrender “Bustass” and “Creeper Calvin”?
- In what ways does the story use dramatic irony?
In Allie Dawson’s “The Logician and the Selkie”:
- How does the logician come to the magic forest?
- In what ways is the logician portrayed as incompetent? What is his function in the story?
- What is the significance of the logician’s overcoming the werewolf? What does the act mean to him?
- In the epilogue sequence, is the selkie really a student or is she only pretending to be one?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?