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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 846

Novels Yegor, Igor and Yvetta go out for beer and Polish chocolate buns at a local German market. They are almost publicly executed by thugs from the post-Soviet era.
Natan Dubovitsky, Near Zero
Chapter 9: Devyat’

Upper Zion Power Generation invites blogger Mary Steenman to a press conference that is supposedly routine. A surprise announcement and demonstration are on the agenda.
Bill Kowaleski, Creative Destruction
Chapter 5: Andrew Comes Out
Are people forever ordering you around, telling you what to do and not to do? Some creative knitting and stitching may help: Shawn Jacobson, Space Tapestry.

Are clever personalities forever anticipating your every need and decision? Some drastic action may help: Carl Perrin, Murdering Dorothy.
A company’s fate may hinge on an executive’s choice of metaphor: Charles C. Cole, With Loss of Hands.
Poetry Colleen Halupa, Daytrip
Robin Helweg-Larsen, This Ape I Am
Michael Wooff, Et In Arcadia Ego
Edward Ahern, Day Time
New contributor Melissa DeAmaral, Lazy Evenings
Essay New contributor Abigail George depicts a woman’s introspection about her past and future and That Day on the Beach, part 1; conclusion.


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Melissa DeAmaral and Abigail George.
The Critics’
Bewildering Stories describes a special poetic form: The Villanelle.
Challenge Challenge 846 opens the issue and discovers a Bonanza.
Challenge 846 Response discusses Character Names.
Challenge 846 Response discusses Near Zero Nine.
The Reading
Wendy Holborow, Janky Tuk Tuks excerpt
The Art
Richard Ong, Sun Glow

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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