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What’s in Issue 839

Novel The Diamond restaurant has had a varied and shady history over the years. Yegor, a regular customer, meets Crybaby there, and she will prove to be for him a femme fatale.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 2: Dva
Novella Sammy and Hen-ree strike up a friendship, and Sammy describes how her father schemes to get rich quick in the mining camps: Amber Ray, If Wishes Were Horses, part 3; part 4.
The stolid, stoic faces of settlers in the Old West are a mask that conceal intense and sometimes fatal emotions: Gary Clifton, Little Tina’s Ear, part 1; conclusion.

New contributor James Penha shows how forgiveness for a youthful transgression may be required in order to receive the Leaves of Peace, part 1; part 2; conclusion.

New contributor Paul Revis introduces a curious fellow who does not take optimistic brand-naming at its word when it comes from Happy Farms.
Poetry New contributor Emerson Gilmore, The Boxing Match
New contributor Coleman Bomar, Robot Runs Depressed.exe
Robin Helweg-Larsen, Windsor and Oakes, 1943
Memoir New contributor Montaha Hidefi depicts the cruelty that came from misplaced expectations on The Day I Hit Sulaiman.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Coleman Bomar, Montaha Hidefi, James Penha and Paul Revis.
Challenge Challenge 839 finds that justice may require some Hard Riding
The Art
Richard Ong, Reaching for the Light

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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