It's a Good Life

Jerome Bixby
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It's a Good Life


Such a horrifying premise.

You and everyone you love are hoplessly trapped in space and time.

In your midst is someone who forces you to bow to their every whim.

Someone whose moods shift unpredictably.

Someone who is completely irrational.

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Somone who is a child.

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As many of you other seniors will recall, this story was memorably presented on Twilight Zone. The story, and the episode, are unforgettable.

My rating system: I begin with one star being equivalent to a rating of "C -". Progressing upwards, I add ½ star for each step, up to the maximum 5 stars, which is equivalent to a rating of "A"+. I reserve ½ star for BOMBS, there being no option of zero or negative stars.