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Looking for a certain short story!

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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark (beyondwords_uk) | 2 comments A friend of mineis looking for a short story that he thought was called
"skirmish" (not the Clifford Simak one) or something similar. It deals with a plot by inanimate objects and is the reason things get in the way stuck etc at the most difficult times. Does anyone remember this? or have any ideas?

message 2: by Dan (last edited Feb 26, 2016 05:35AM) (new)

Dan You would have to provide more details. Are you thinking maybe of a Henry Kuttner short story? I know him more for his Weird writing. His earliest science fiction story was "When the Earth Lived" (1937) about scientists hitting Earth with rays that brought inanimate objects to life.

message 3: by Mark (new)

Mark (beyondwords_uk) | 2 comments Thanks for the response Dan, think I've found it (

Not sure which one it is but if I find out I'll post it.

I know "Mimsy Were the Borogroves" mainly from having to learn the "Jabberwocky" by heart!

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