Review of "Strange Soul Mates," short story by C.L. Gordon

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 ...

**Warning: May contain spoilers**
An engaging story that gets to the point just a little too late and then ends just a little too soon.  The writing style does pull you in, however.  Gordon has a fun way of making her characters endearing.

As the summary suggests, a mad scientist offers a heartbroken man an unconventional solution to his problem.  The thing is that the solution has been "done" before.  Sharing a brain with someone is not a new concept in scifi.  Which is fine.  But this means that the author needs to spin it and make it her own.  Gordon does accomplish this in a way.  I don't think the story needed to be any longer it just needed more efficient pacing at the beginning so it had more time in the "unique" portion.

Still, I can't help but like the story.  It's worth picking up a copy if you're in the mood for a quick short.

3/5 stars
Reviewed by Alain Gomez 

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