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Have you heard of these two short stories?

Can MeFi help me track down these two stories? [more inside]
posted by John of Michigan on Apr 6, 2013 - 4 answers

20-25 minute podcasts

I have a new commute that is a 25 minute walk from door to door. I'd like to find some podcasts to fill this time. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 29, 2013 - 28 answers

Help me ID this book: sci-fi, three short stories, paperback, 1980s(?)

Help me ID this book: science fiction, paperback, sold on the shelves of Waldenbooks in the 80s, three short stories in one book. I think the first story had to do with people who worship Cygnus the swan. Not the same book from the thread I found on this site. [more inside]
posted by Cobaltbride on Mar 22, 2013 - 3 answers

How to stop trunking my short fiction before it's even submitted?

I've been writing short fiction. I've got my process down pretty well, to the point that I am not getting stuck in writer's block hell or any other common pitfalls. I have ideas, and I'm capable of getting them down on paper. I revise them, I produce new drafts, etc. My problem comes in the last phase of the process. I don't know when to say something is done. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Mar 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Electric smoker shorting out (?)

The electric smoker that I was so excited about last week doesn't work! After I plug it in, it runs for about 5 minutes before tripping the GFCI outlet that I had it plugged into. I did have it on a 10 foot long extension cord (no electrical outlets on my back porch). I assume this means there is a short somewhere? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Low-profile doorknob?

I need a low-profile (sub-2" on the inner side) entry doorknob. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Feb 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Short term memory has declined. Looking for ways to fix it.

In the past two years my short-term memory has gotten terrible. I forget where I put items, I forget names which I wouldn't have in the past, and I am not good at all in keeping short lists in mind. I have searched for solutions but have found no real answers. [more inside]
posted by Lugos on Dec 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me remember a short story!

Short story help, please. I remember this... [more inside]
posted by pentagoet on Dec 14, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm looking for very very short stories to print and give as presents for Christmas

For Christmas I would like to print stories and make books I’ll bind myself and give as presents. I know about bookbinding and I use InDesign everyday. What I need is the content : can you please point me towards great *very* short stories, fictionnal or real? [more inside]
posted by mugitusqueboom on Dec 11, 2012 - 6 answers

A haircut, short and sweet

HaircutFilter: I'm a female in my mid-20s. I'd like a cute, short haircut that a) doesn't require blow-drying, b) will grow out nicely without needing a cut every few weeks, and c) is simple enough that it can be cut by a friend. [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Dec 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Trying to find short Japanese animation

I'm trying to find a short Japanese animation that I saw on youtube several years ago. It was definitely in a science fiction setting. The most memorable aspect was the shifting POV, moving between characters as they fight in a war, with a character becoming the hero or villain immediately after we start to follow someone else. [more inside]
posted by GDWJRG on Nov 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find this site!!!!!!

A funny Website where people post real life true stories and events in their life??????????????? [more inside]
posted by flexiverse on Nov 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Short stories sought

Recommend me up some short stories. Inside, I'll tell you what I likes and what I don't likes. [more inside]
posted by !Jim on Nov 15, 2012 - 39 answers

I got fat really fast. I'm short. Where to find clothes that fit, stat?

Best stores for short and plus sized gals? Comfortable yet young professional clothes, especially. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Nov 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Poe (?) short-story about a dead man's speech

(Poe?) tale about a speech by a dead man [more inside]
posted by Remote Network on Nov 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting)

Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Nov 8, 2012 - 6 answers

jokes for a short attention span

Please share your short, text-message-friendly, jokes. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Nov 8, 2012 - 78 answers

Clothing for the Shorter, Wider Male

Where should a really short guy, especially a short fat one, look for clothes? [more inside]
posted by fermata on Oct 25, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm looking for the right set of terms to describe this hairstyle.

Image link with some examples. I need help coming up with a concise description of this hairstyle, preferably using hair/fashion industry standard terminology. [more inside]
posted by Robson on Sep 30, 2012 - 17 answers

Looking for a salon in WNY/Buffalo/Niagara region

Looking for a salon in Western NY Niagara or Buffalo area that can give me a nice textured short haircut - had an awesome guy here earlier this year but he has since moved to Cleveland! I have rather thick slightly wavy hair so this person will have to have some serious skill! Any suggestions?
posted by snuffyrat on Sep 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Reccomend me where to start my lunchtime reading

I have never been a reader. I want to be. Recommend where I can start; online at lunchtimes at work. Bonus points for shorter stories (at first). [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Sep 7, 2012 - 29 answers

Short guy needs clothes that fit.

Where can a short guy buy clothes that fit? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Sep 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me find a short story I read.

I'm trying to remember the name and author of a science fiction short-story. Description inside. [more inside]
posted by sauril on Jul 28, 2012 - 4 answers

How to read short stories?

How to read short stories so I actually remember them? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Jul 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Where Can I Go Online To Get My Short Story Reading Fix

Your recommendations for online short fiction? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Jul 1, 2012 - 4 answers

short term communications in Paris?

My wife and I are going to Paris for a few weeks. Yay! Unfortunately I'll be in and out of conferences for the first 5 days while she is out sightseeing. My schedule will probably be pretty unpredictable, so we'd like to have an easy way to keep in touch, but cell phone rentals seem pretty expensive, especially since we'll only need it for a few days. We don't even really need voice - texting would work. Any ideas for cheap, short-term communications in Paris?
posted by captainawesome on Jun 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes

Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Need help finding a book of short stories from my childhood...

I read this book of creepy short stories when I was younger and I can't find the book. One story was about a kid who is turned into a plant and another was about a guy being buried in the Hoover Dam. [more inside]
posted by theuninvitedguest on May 31, 2012 - 4 answers

What Film did I see/

What short film did I see? It was 1988 and it was in an American Literature class at the local junior college. [more inside]
posted by svenvog on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for old sci-fi short story about patent system gone amok.

Looking for old sci-fi short story about patent system gone amok. [more inside]
posted by tk on Apr 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Want to find out the name of a story I have forgotten

I am trying to find a short sci-fi story but cannot recall either the writer or the title. The story is about a spaceship marooned on a hostile ice planet where they are constantly under siege from the indigenous race there - not described. The people undertake a genetic development programme to alter themselves and their offspring to cope with the outside environment and be more hostile, stronger and savage than the indigenous population. The denouement of the story is the leader telling the last generation of people there that the children are ready to leave .... and that is all I can remember. Can anybody give me any clues or even the name of the story? Kevin
posted by hruntlefoot on Apr 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Seeking short Fables / Parables about love, relationships, death and loss of friends.

Seeking short Fables / Parables about love, relationships, death and loss of friends. [more inside]
posted by audio on Apr 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Need short Australia-friendly tree that will earn its keep

I need recommendations for small trees, or bushes or shrubs or something, that absolutely won't grow taller than two metres high, can handle dry conditions (Australian summers) and temperatures between -5 and +40 Celsius. Ideally they should either have pretty flowers or produce something edible (but not citrus, I have enough of those already). Needs to be available in Canberra. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone and Outer Limits-esque stories?

Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone and Outer Limits-esque stories? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 5, 2012 - 26 answers

Podcasts Short Enough To Finish In One Trip

What are your favorite podcasts ≤20-25 minutes in length? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Mar 9, 2012 - 30 answers

Best Use of Short, Funny Writing Samples

What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Feb 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Is this a Short Sale dream, or nightmare?

Is this a Short Sale dream, or nightmare? I put an offer on a house back in September, a short sale. It was approved by the owner in September and selling bank in December. 10 days before closing, the loan officer I had been working with discovered that his bank doesn't write mortgages for anyone that has had a loan modification in the past 4 years. I modified under making home affordable in 2009. [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Feb 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me identify a dream world Sci-fi story

Please help me identify a Science Fiction short story about a dream world taking over from the waking world. It was very Philip.K.Dick ish. [more inside]
posted by expatbore on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Zen Shorts

Can you help me find Zen short stories that would be easy for teens to digest? My children have really enjoyed tales like "Stone Soup", "Three Questions and Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth but these have been read over and over and over to them since they were very young. They are getting older and craving more. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Feb 9, 2012 - 10 answers

What is this short SF story?

Help me name this SF short story. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Where do all the short guys shop for pants online?

Are you a guy who wears a 30-inch inseam in jeans, etc.? Share all your fashion secrets with me - specifically about clothes for the bottom half of your body. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jan 30, 2012 - 30 answers

Rear Projection advice

Rear projection gurus, advise me. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Anyone remember short interstital cartoons from the early 80's?

I remember watching a short cartoon (which was probably an interstitial cartoon between shows). I want to say it appeared on the Showtime network. It had a red 'squiggle'.. basically an upside down 'V' as legs as the protagonist. I believe part of it was in a castle. It's been ~30 years since I've seen this (and I was a little tyke at the time) but I remember enjoying it greatly. I don't remember the plot, but I get the general impression that it was not of US origin... And if I had to guess, I'd say European/French was probably it's provenance. (Although I can't say for certain whether that's just me misremembering bits of it)
posted by dvf1976 on Jan 19, 2012 - 3 answers

The contemporary short story

Is a modern short story that isn't sci-fi or fantasy called contemporary fiction? What's the genre? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Jan 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Film Fundraising Fun

What grants and other financing options exist for very independent narrative films? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jan 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for a short PCI video card

Looking for a shorter-than-usual PCI video card that has either composite or s-video out. Anyone know of one that'll work? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Dec 1, 2011 - 3 answers

extended metaphor

Please help me find a short story or poem that functions as an extended metaphor. Preferably one as obscure or ambiguous in its meaning as possible. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Nov 21, 2011 - 22 answers

Why does my range trip the circuit breaker when the oven and all burners are used?

Why does my electric range trip the circuit breaker when the oven and all burners are used? This behavior is new. [more inside]
posted by wnissen on Nov 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Time for some new reading material.

Hit me with some great, freely-available, science fiction short stories. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 4, 2011 - 31 answers

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