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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 738

Novel McCoy has figured out who and where Lola Blue must be. In the final standoff, four guns are drawn, and three shots are fired. The bizarre summation is taken from a case in real life.
Gary Clifton, The Dead Bin
Chapter 40: Hindsight’s Perfection
Chapter 41: And in the End... conclusion
Novella Krista hasn’t shown up for a dinner date with Tran. He suspects correctly where she must be. Gavin’s father, Bill, is also coming to the rescue, and he’s also packing heat.
Morris J. Marshall, Volatility Cycles
Chapter 15: The Truth Revealed
Chapter 16: Elevator Thoughts
Short
Stories
New contributor Sean Deville depicts the desperate days of a severely wounded veteran in Britain after the Iraq war: Jock.

Bewildering Stories is by no means all Halloween, but Halloween may come at any time: Roy Dorman, Death in the French Quarter.

New contributor Kevin Stadt shows how love can transcend law and logic in a way that even an android can understand: Beneath the Cloud.
Flash
Fiction
Why might you not want a “good fairy” to grant you three wishes? Edward Ahern, The Good Fairy.
Poetry Michael Lee Johnson, Alexandra David-Neel
Oonah V. Joslin, An Ode to “It”
Short
Poetry
Mike Acker, Gray Day
Herb Kauderer, Mid-Night Ghosts

Departments

The Critics’
Corner
Gary Clifton discusses The Dead Bin and Real Life.
Challenge Challenge 738 knows what is Incalculable.
The Reading
Room
Alison McBain reviews Ann Cefola, Free Ferry.
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, Shadowlight

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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