“Coma Kings” by Jess Barber

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Coma is this generation’s new addiction. The interactive virtual reality phenomenon has overtaken the video game market as well as Jenny’s sister, Annie, who is one of the unlucky players who has decided to avoid the hassle of electrodes by hardwiring herself in. Now Jenny’s only way of communicating with, and possibly saving, her sister is by challenging her to a game. That is, if Annie would only accept Jenny’s game requests.

Coma Kings

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About the Author
Jess Barber lives in Cambridge, MA, where she spends her days (and sometimes nights) building open-source electronics. She is a graduate of the 2015 Clarion Writing Workshop, and her work has recently appeared in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection. You can find her online at www.jess-barber.com.
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