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My mom is looking for the title of this short story that she read when she was younger, I'd say between 1960 and 1975. It was gathered in a sci-fi collection of stories, that was published regularly and that she used to read. Although one could say that it doesn't sound like a science-fiction story, the decision by the writer to compare animal and human lifestyles, and to compare things happening at very different scales, and switch the "size" of his/her focus to very small things and create a fictional plot involving insects or animals makes it science-fiction-like I think.

In the story, a man wakes up in his house, opens the windows and looks out to the beautiful nature around him. He believes a fine day is about to start. But a shift in perspective reveals terrible law-of-nature like fights that animals endure on a smaller, maybe invisible scale, portraying nature in a darker light than was shown at the beginning at the man's scale.

closed as off-topic by Valorum, Moogle, Jack B Nimble, Stan, DVK-on-Ahch-To Jun 2 '14 at 15:14

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  • You need to add an estimated year when she read it. – Dreamwalker Jun 2 '14 at 9:43
  • Also, what is the science-fiction aspect of the story? Written like this, it sounds like a TV documentary. – Mr Lister Jun 2 '14 at 12:26
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it doesn't appear to be science-fiction or fantasy. – Valorum Jun 2 '14 at 13:41
  • Based on the comments on your edits, it seems you have multiple accounts. You should get a mod to combine them. – phantom42 Jun 2 '14 at 14:32
  • Even with the edits it still sounds pretty off-topic. – Valorum Jun 3 '14 at 21:06