Into the Mix
In Bill Kowaleski’s Disruption, Jason Wise contemplates “wooing” Maria Schoenbrun or Miles Martin. Can he do both?
In Jeffrey Greene’s A Can of Beans:
- Is the economic and social desolation plausible under the circumstances?
- What reassurance does Francis Mooney offer the little girl? Is she wrong to respond to it?
- Why is the plague called the “White Sickness”?
- Aside from events such as the Hundred Years War, what was the major threat to health in 14th-century Europe?
In Charles C. Cole’s Down-Home Hunting, how does the story illustrate a combination of what the narrator considers good and bad? How might the encounter between the farmer and hunter have gone wrong?
In Jackson Arthur’s Remember the Horses:
- In what ways are human characters made to resemble horses and vice-versa?
- How are the house and stable similar?
- What different time settings does the story have?
In Daniel W. Galef’s Ex Libris:
- How might the style be characterized: as neo-Victorian or neo-baroque?
- When the narrator first establishes his hideout in the library, what does he do without that the readers will expect him to need?
In Edgar Rincón Luna’s Treeless Patio — Patio sin árboles, which common topic does the poem emphasize: carpe diem, sic transit gloria or memento mori?
In Douglas Young’s The Oyster’s Pearl: Physical aspects aside, does the object of the narrator’s affection have a personality? If so, what seems to characterize it?
What is a Bewildering Stories Challenge?