The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 686
Jiri makes friends and great progress in adapting to life as a servant of the wealthies. But he is repelled when he learns what plans the wealthies have for him.|
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
|Serial||Nick Andrews and his characters, along with Ruby Narnian, achieve literary fame in the time just prior to WW II: Bill Prindle, Ghost Writers, part 5; conclusion.|
What preparations do you make when a serial killer invites you to lunch?
Gary Clifton, Lunch With a Killer.|
“Where did you two meet?” We find out why a couple might not want to answer the question: Morris Marshall, That Burning Question, part 1; conclusion.
New contributor Joshua Taylor brings Zane to Chang’s Virtual Den for a sensuous vacation from real life. But what happens when you go on vacation and can’t come back? Cloudview, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
|Love can conquer all, especially if the lovers have a vial of magic potion: Charles C. Cole, Make No Mistake.|
|Poetry||Gary Beck, Remembrance|
Shola Balogun, Footprints On a Deserted Path|
Stephen Ellams, Something Inside of Me Is Still Crying
|Editorial||Bewildering Stories discusses PDF Versions: Reading on the Road.|
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories welcomes Joshua Taylor.|
|Challenge||Challenge 686 says Mistakes Were Made but not by whom.|
|Martin Kerharo reviews:|
Richard Ong, Haunted Totem|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
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.”
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.