The Readers’ Guide
What’s in Issue 840
In a seedy restaurant, Yegor meets the poet Algoltsov, who is a slovenly genius. Yegor haggles with Algoltsov over the rights to three fine poems.|
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chaper 3: Tri
Hen-ree is spurned by his community, and Sammy’s father also considers his offspring bad luck. But sheer magic can make Henry a master Iron Mage and Samantha, the mistress of the winter wind.|
Amber Ray, If Wishes Were Horses, part 5; part 6; conclusion
New contributor Nikki Everts shows how a life of drudgery can lead elderly Eloise to a A Life of Crime.|
When a couple is out of Synch, a real-life date may go bad, even cosmically bad: Dan Reed, The Real Thing.
When one is in deep trouble, a fantastical story may help. Or it may dig deeper: Howard Vogl, Under the Clay Pots.
Nancy D. Bonazzoli, Old-Growth Forest|
Channie Greenberg, Whether Equine or Strigine
Jack D. Harvey, Guernica at the Prado
Michael Amitin, Kiosk Café|
Meg Smith, None More Grace
|Welcome||Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Nikki Everts.|
|Challenge||Challenge 840 thinks a character might put down her pistol and exchange it for currency that’s both old and new. She could become a Poem-Packin’ Mama.|
Richard Ong, Aurora Magic|
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.