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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 737

Novel The Trace lab sheds some light on recent murders. McCoy goes off-duty to perform an act of kindness. Stick is apprehended under explosive circumstances.
Gary Clifton, The Dead Bin
Chapter 37: Connections
Chapter 38: Christmas in Summer
Chapter 39: It’s Gotta Be Him
Novella Krista discovers account discrepancies at DBC Financial. Tran and Gavin’s father, Bill, have reason to be alarmed.
Morris J. Marshall, Volatility Cycles
Chapter 13: Suspicion
Chapter 14: Waiting
Short
Stories
New contributor Mar Na Carter shows how a young girl learns the truth about the isolated cult her family lives in. She has a wish: Fly, Bird, Fly.

Have you been acting strangely lately? You may be able to say, “The cat made me do it”: Rob Dinsmoor, The Pharaoh Cats, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Gabriel Ertsgaard tells a story that may help young readers understand some news headlines: The Treasure of Mountainyville.

New contributor Jonah Kruvant tells a tragic tale somewhat like Fahrenheit 451, but from the other side: Imagine His Thoughts, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
What if the only work you could get as an actor is as a part-time pest exterminator? Charles C. Cole, Performance Art in Hollywood.
Poetry Michael Murry, Kicking the Memory Syndrome
Short
Poetry
Gary Beck, Motivation
Channie Greenberg, No More Box-Spring Wibbles
Oonah V. Joslin, The Case of the Heslington Brain

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Mar Na Carter, Gabriel Ertsgaard and Jonah Kruvant.
Challenge Challenge 737 advises to Hold Your Breath.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Dr. Fred Nour, True Love.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, Wingman

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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