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Bewildering Stories

The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 739

Novella Krista confronts Carla with evidence of embezzlement at DBC Financial. Krista is well prepared but for one fatal error: she has neglected to call for backup.
Morris J. Marshall, Volatility Cycles
Chapter 17: On the Roof
Chapter 18: Bill’s Dilemma
Chapter 19: Epilogue, conclusion
Short
Stories
New contributor John Brady depicts a moment in the life of a young clerk working in a large discount store. He and a child discover a vital strength in the Toys department. It is no toy, quite the contrary: Oh, the Things You Will See....

Two detectives find that, on the mean streets of Dallas, “one can never be too careful in choosing names”: Gary Clifton, Measure Twice, Cut Once.
Flash
Fiction
Would you take medication to alleviate stress if you had to forgo precognition? Charles C. Cole, Remembering the Hyperopiac Man.

New contributor L. L. Richardson shows that a new kind of “immigrant” may have A Reason to Worry.
Poetry Channie Greenberg, Jejune Opinions
Michael Murry, Thank You for Your Servility
Short
Poetry
Gary Beck, Let There Be War
Oonah V. Joslin, Before the Birds and Bees
Memoir New contributor Dennis Wayne Smith, My Friend Bill, part 1; conclusion

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes John Brady and L. L. Richardson.
The Critics’
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Don Webb asks What Is a Story or Poem?
Challenge Challenge 739 feels that some things are Better Shown Than Said.
The Art
Gallery
Denny Marshall, The Wizard and the Mask

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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