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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 805

Novel Riku’s classmates spurn her as helpless in the trials by combat with various beasts. Indeed, Riku is going to be eaten unless she finds a defense of some sort.
L. S. Popovich, Echoes From Dust
Chapter 10: Defeat
Chapter 11: Experience
Chapter 12: Kirin
Short
Stories
New contributor Andrew Konicki introduces Crumb, who manages a delapidated — in fact, downright crummy — port-district hotel. It’s fairly quiet until things begin to happen At the Fifth Hour, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor Eric Neher raises a question: Who’s in charge here? Is it the witches’ coven next door or A New Familiar, part 1; part 2; conclusion.
Flash
Fiction
Sometimes gardens have plots that invite special plantings: Roy Dorman, Death by Daffodils.
Poetry Ken Poyner, Building a Ready Workforce
Short
Poetry
Michael R. Burch, Escape
James Robert Rudolph, How One Builds a Life

Departments

Welcome Bewildering Stories welcomes Andrew Konicki and Eric Neher.
Challenge Challenge 805 says you can Pick Your Take.
The Art
Gallery
Special Feature: Notre-Dame de Paris

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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