[TOMT] Short story - Sci-fi. A family (dad,mum, son(10-11), daughter (10-11) meet physically for the first time. Previously they always met over a video link as per the social norms in the story. They meet in a 1950s style living room and proceed to fight to the death. POV of father.

  1. I don't think you've dreamt it. It rings a bell, but I don't think I've read it anytime recently, so it'll be hard to track down.

  2. It's been ages, but it wouldn't at all be out of place in Harlan Ellison's collection 'The Deathbird Stories'... I don't think that's it, but it's full of stuff that would appeal to someone who liked this...

  3. I did have a collection of Harlan Ellisons short stories but it was a “best of” I think had the blob from “I have no mouth” on the cover….could be from there.

  4. This is killing me. I have read this in the last 1-2 years, 100% not a dream. Is it possibly from a George Saunders collection? Or maybe Vonnegut? I will keep working on this…

  5. This is killing me. I have read this in the last 1-2 years, 100% not a dream. Is it possibly from a George Saunders collection? Or maybe Vonnegut? I will keep working on this…

  6. Seems like something Fritz Leiber would write about. He liked first person murder sci-fi short story stuff from decades ago.

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