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Can You Name This Story? (Part 9)

Another reader writes in with a story description looking for a title. Do any of our readers out there know the title of this story?

The story concerned a few regulars in an Irish pub talking about evolution. The subject of camouflage comes up and one of the characters discusses his quest to find a fairy. It turns out that fairies exist but we never see them because they’ve evolved a natural camouflage to hide from humans (because we find them quite tasty)

– Matthew S.

Can you name this story?

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6 Comments on Can You Name This Story? (Part 9)

  1. How about “Which There Lie Hidden Still”? It’s a line from the second stanza from the introduction to Spencer’s Faerie Queene:


    Helpe then, holy Virgin chiefe of nine,

        Thy weaker Nouice to performe thy will,

        Lay forth out of thine euerlasting scryne

        The antique rolles, which there lye hidden still,

        Of Faerie knights and fairest Tanaquill,

        Whom that most noble Briton Prince so long

        Sought through the world, and suffered so much ill,

    That I must rue his vndeserued wrong:

    O helpe thou my weake wit, and sharpen my dull tong

  2. Christopher Dodson // August 13, 2008 at 10:46 pm //

    That’s a Michael Flynn story called “From the Corner of the Eye.” It originally appeared in the November 1993 Analog and was reprinted in a Writers Digest book called Science Fiction Writer’s Marketplace and Sourcebook.

  3. Matthew S. // August 13, 2008 at 11:01 pm //

    Yes! You rock Christopher Dodson!

    Now I’ve got to find it.

  4. Mattthew,

    Maybe here?

  5. Matthew S. // August 14, 2008 at 12:42 am //

    Thanks, John. You rock too!

  6. Matthew S. // August 14, 2008 at 12:47 am //

    By the way, I suggest that anyone who can get their hands on this story should read it. It’s a fantastic story.

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