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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 725

Novel Police officers have a hard enough time catching “mopes” and other criminals. When an aggressive defense lawyer and Internal Affairs are added to the mix, officers Harper, McCoy and Wilson really have their hands full.
Gary Clifton, The Dead Bin
Chapter 1: Off on the Wrong Foot
Chapter 2: The Rat Squad
Chapter 3: Victims and Lawyers
Novella Cricket is not your ordinary runaway. She’s off on a mission of mercy for her dog, Smidge. And she has a remarkable talent for resourceful planning: Edna C. Horning, God Has One, Too, part 2.
Short
Stories
When Daniel Pike goes looking for his wife, Diana, in a beauty salon, he can’t find her. The real problem is why she isn’t there: Walter Kwiatkowski, The Dryers Are in Use, part 1; conclusion.

Eve lives in a world inside a whale. She is immortal and something of a poet when it comes to world-building: Ljubo Popovich, Eve in the Belly of the Whale, part 1; conclusion.

What might our word processors think of us? Do we really want to know? Martin Westlake, Constructive Feedback, part 1; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Is ugliness really such a crime? Charles C. Cole, The Last Day of The Ugly Man.
Poetry Julie Finch, Daddy’s Little Girl
Channie Greenberg, Playing Housewife
Karin S. Heigl, Wicked Honey
Essay Which is better: to read or Snapchat? Mr. Ben, Living With Information Technology.

Departments

Challenge Challenge 724 Response asks What Are You Doing?
Challenge 725 visits Jonah’s Counterpart.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Genie Davis, The Model Man.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Dream Entity

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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