The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 839
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;
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|
Richard Ong, Reaching for the Light|
A randomly rotating selection of Bewildering Stories’ art
NASA: Picture of the Day
This Week’s Sky at a Glance
Randomly selected Bewildering motto:
Randomly selected classic rejection notice:
Readers’ reactions are always welcome.