I'm hoping the hive mind can help me identify a sci-fi baseball short-story I read a few decades ago, probably in the 1970's. [more inside]
Specific story-writing method published by a '20s/'30s crime writer? [more inside]
Are there recognisable patterns, trends or structures in the way that different cultures tell stories? If so, where can I learn about this? [more inside]
Encouragement and survivor stories from persons in chronic pain? Symptoms of what may be fibromyalgia and an inability to manage the pain well are depriving my life of beauty, art, and color; I am looking for underdog stories. [more inside]
Off-topic ghost story threads on various internet forums? They are delicious. Load me with links, please. [more inside]
What are the best non-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, collections, and novels?
Can you help me think of activities I can engage in that will give me lots of good material for interesting stories? I want 2013 to be the year of the interesting story in which I do things that have a good chance or resulting in an interesting story. I want to come up with at least 12 things I can do -- 1 per month. [more inside]
Your recommendations for online short fiction? [more inside]
I'm a programmer, and I want to create a static website to host my stories. [more inside]
Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
Recommend good short stories for starting moral or ethical debates! [more inside]
I'm looking for stories (long or short) with self-aware robots or digital intelligences that are neither merciless killers of humanity/their makers nor effective slaves (created and forced to perform labor, either through laws or through programming). Ideally neither of those things would figure into their history, either. It'd be best if the constructed-people were the protagonists or main focus of the story, but this is not required.
What is your favorite short anecdote about a famous and/or influential historical personage? [more inside]
What are your favorite articles in the index of Harper's magazine? [more inside]
Which stand-up comedians tell personal stories as opposed to gags, one-liners and impressions? (I already know about Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen and Bill Cosby.) [more inside]
What are some great songs that tell stories? [more inside]
How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
What are your best sources for online science fiction / fantasy / horror short stories? [more inside]
Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages? [more inside]
Children's Story Filter: Help me find a story about the Apple family. [more inside]
What are your favourite, most scary, campfire-esque, "torch under the chin" type stories.... [more inside]
Has anyone written and published very brief, dense prose works akin to Borges' ficciones, and are they any good? [more inside]
Has anyone seen something so amazing they wanted to tell everyone about it, but by the time they could, the event had passed?
Has anyone seen something so amazing they wanted to tell everyone about it, but by the time they could, the event had passed? [MI] [more inside]