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The Readers’ Guide

What’s in Issue 919

News This is the last regular issue of the third quarter — summer or winter, according to your hemisphere — of 2021. Next week, we will bring you the Editors’ Choices in the Third Quarterly Review.
Novel Kerri must leave Tiponi and Mahasani to deal with the Ageless One while she flees Darren’s pursuit.
Rebecca Johnson, Keepers of the Ageless One
Chapter 18: The Parting
Chapter 19: The Escape
Chapter 20: Epilogue
A family vacations in a forest dwelling that impinges on an ominous crop circle: Arthur Davis, The Perfect Circle, part 1; conclusion.

After sixty years, Rick returns to the footbridge where he and his school friend, Ilse, said goodbye: Ralph E. Shaffer, Return to the Bridge, part 1; conclusion.

A construction foreman works at the site of his grandmother’s former dwelling. A sentimental visit? Not so much... H. E. Vogl, Buried Memories.
Some artworks can seem so lifelike that one wonders where the life leaves off and the art begins: Julie Wornan, Waiters and Roses.
Poetry New contributor Jack Merwin, The Three Kings of Folly: the Dying King

School days may evoke strangely fond memories some seventy years later: Gary Clifton, Chickens Indeed,


Welcome Bewildering Stories introduces and welcomes Jack Merwin.
Challenge Challenge 919 finds that, as time goes by, we can say it’s water Over the Bridge.
The Art
H. Lee Messina, Eternal Stare

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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