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Little Fish: Read the short story that inspired the movie

Before Aja Gabel made waves with her debut novel The Ensemble, she wrote a short story about an Alzheimers-like memory loss that sweeps the globe, crippling travel, disrupting society, and threatening our very way of life (sound familiar?). The novel was optioned, with The Batman screenwriter Mattson Tomlin tackling the script, and Little Fish was filmed almost a year ago. The flick finally hits viewers on February 5, but EW is exclusively reprinting the story for your reading pleasure (or, your nightmares).

Little Fish

August, twenty-six months ago.

This is my earliest memory. I was twenty-nine. The last waterslide park in northern California was closing at the end of the summer, and I felt I owed it to my childhood to take one last run. I shivered in the wind at the top of the snarl of the plastic slides, picking at my old, too-small bathing suit and clutching

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13 Doable Nail-Art Ideas Perfect for Short Nails

It’s no secret that long, healthy nails are a feat that sits atop many beauty wishlists. We’re always on the hunt for the best nail-growth products and expert practices for achieving extended talons, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love a good short-nail moment from time to time. After all, there are few things more liberating than the carefree attitude that comes along with freshly chopped nails. Opening cans and picking up coins are just a couple of simple pleasures that become infinitely easier.

Though keeping your claws cropped means having a little less real estate to use for nail art, there are still tons of short-nail designs that will satisfy even the most adventurous aficionados. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 13 decorative ideas to try on short nails, along with all the supplies you’ll need to get the job done at home.

Abstract Art

Incorporate all your favorite

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