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What’s in Issue 796

Serial Young Danny needs hospitalization. Health care is available but at an astronomical price. Danny’s mother, Sue, is left with unacceptable options.
Gordon Sun, Right to Live. part 3; conclusion.
Short
Stories
New contributor Bethany Cardwell introduces an isolated young woman whose complex family tree has its roots under the sea: Emma and the Mermaid.

Brian emerges from sleep fatigued but gains energy working on Carly Swift’s projects. He hardly needs a mysterious old book to explain the anomaly: Max Christopher, Succorbus, part 1; part 2, conclusion.

Are you confused by modern financial shell games? There’s a strong-arm remedy for them. Or... wait... is it one? Paul Alex Gray Crypto-Boss.

A long-separated couple is reminisce to the accompaniment of old songs: Patric Quinn For All We Know.
Flash
Fiction
Frank Seaton imposters his way into a job he enjoys. Can anyone pay him enough to do it? Noel Denvir, Happyland.
Poetry Douglas Young, Do You Still Think of Me?
Short
Poetry
Channie Greenberg, Rubbernecking from Bus Stops
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Mosquitoes

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Editorial Bewildering Stories asks, not so innocently: Politics? What Politics?
Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Bethany Cardwell.
Challenge Challenge 796 says to wee winged things: Shoo, Fly. Fly!
The Art
Gallery
Richard Ong, The Fountain of Youth

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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