I'm trying to find a short story where the protagonist notices that people who breathe at the same time shortly die together. This is the major theme of the story. It was probably a sci-fi or horror genre and I would have read it in an anthology or story collection book, rather than a magazine. I'd say would be an older story (50s, 60s, 70s) because it was written with the feel of early sci-fi stories. I'd love to read it again if anyone recognises it. Sorry I can't provide more detail.

  • I remember this well from Omni magazine.
    – sfhq_sf
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 20:21

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The title is "Deep Breathing Exercises" by Orson Scott Card. It was originally published in Omni Magazine in July 1979. This is the only copy that I could find online "Deep Breathing Exercises".

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