"While a novel is like a three-course meal, a short story is like a delicious snack"
"A short story is like a canoe. Because of the brevity of the form, it can only hold so many people"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.