What's this "aliens stole our metal" SF short?
November 21, 2008 10:24 AM Subscribe
Another "ID this SF story" question...a man wakes up in the night to discover (so he thinks) that all the metal in his house is gone.
posted by attercoppe to Writing & Language (3 answers total)
The man quickly jumps to the conclusion that aliens(?) have somehow stolen all the metal in the world, all at once. He runs away, lives in a cave, I think fights a lion, etc etc. Some time later he discovers that he is completely wrong and there was a logical explanation for all the things that made him think that metal was no more (light switches/electricity not working, lighter casing missing, etc etc).
That's pretty much all I've got. Help?