Genre: Science Fiction
Type of Story: Short Story
Summary: Steven has some serious trust issues and has done some serious drinking at the bar. Emily, his girlfriend, has unknown whereabouts and won’t respond to any of Steven’s alcohol-fueled and accusatory texts. George Packard, an ex-government engineer and fellow bar patron, claims to have the solution: a machine that promises to link the couple in a permanent, unconventional way.
Steven isn’t sure that Emily will agree to his selfish designs. Though, if they truly are soul mates, Steven’s sure he’s allowed to take some liberties…
Review: C.L. Gordon’s “Strange Soul Mates” is a twisted tale of obsessive love and plans gone awry.
This was a fun read. Told primarily from the perspective of Steven, our main character, the story flows well. Steven fears his girlfriend Emily is fooling around on him, and while drowning his sorrows at a local bar he meets another character, George, who offers a unique solution to Steven’s problems. The story twists out of control from there.
All in all, I enjoyed this short story. C.L. has a nice flair for writing, and her story moved efficiently. I saw the ending coming about halfway through the story, but it didn’t take away from the story as I was eager to see how she would get it there.
Her dialogue flowed naturally as well, except for a few sputters where it seemed a tad forced or unnatural.
This was a solidly written story, and I thank C.L. for sending it over.
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