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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 716

News This issue inaugurates a new Department, “The Music Hall.”
Novel When a revolution becomes a government, what becomes of the revolutionaries?
Bill Kowaleski, Living Standards
Chapter 36: Massacres
Novella Michael and Bess experience young love, but Michael and his father must return home from Hatch Island. The trip may be longer than they realize: Bill Prindle, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, part 6; part 7.
Short
Stories
Don’t mock birds. The owl has the last hoot: Walter Kwiatkowski, The Joke.

New contributor Susanne Thomas has Rebekah and her three children leave their crowded, inner-city apartment for a seemingly beautiful house in the suburbs, one that is complete with A White Picket Fence, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
When you’ve jumped out of the frying pan, be sure to have bus fare out of the fire: Gary Clifton, Home Free.
Poetry Sarah Ann Watts, Attrition
Short
Poetry
Shola Balogun, I, Too, Shall Anoint the Stones
Allison Grayhurst, Safe in You
Douglas Young, Mississippi Train Ride

Departments

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Bewildering Stories says that one can never be too careful in Choosing Names.
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Susanne Thomas.
Challenge Challenge 716 advises you to Check Your Calendar.
The Music
Hall
Ada Fetters, Clark at Neumos
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Triton’s Daughter

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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