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What’s in Issue 758

Novella A sizable remuneration to a courier service employee gives Gordon Lormor a lead to who might be receiving items of dark magic.
Edward Ahern, The Witches’ Bane
Chapter 10: A Small Bribe
Serial Philip brings Olivia to attend a funeral at her family home in the skies of Uranus. He must remain imperturbable despite causes to the contrary: Harry Lang, In a Season of Storms, part 1; part 2.
Short
Stories
A musician needs a special treatment to regain composure... and his capacity for composition: Ada Fetters, No Do-Overs, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor D. L. Wells introduces characters who are well advised to wear sunglasses indoors: The Swiped Shades, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

Why might someone have painted an image of a sorcerer on a cave wall millennia ago? JM Williams, The Sorcerer’s Bargain.
Flash
Fiction
The story is really about cyclotrons and atom-smashers, honest! Boris Kokotov, Welcome to the Smashing Center.
Poetry Michael Amitin, Raspberry Café
Oonah V. Joslin, Book Ended
Short
Poetry
Edward Ahern, Commiserating Poetry Month
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Death Will Be Harder Now

Departments

Challenge Challenge 758 asks, Play That Chord Again.
The Reading
Room
Kenneth Eng, Dragons: Epic Eternal   excerpt
The Art
Gallery
Crystalwizard, Magic Tricks

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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