What is love, anyway? What makes one person more compatible with you than with other people? What is it that makes your heart quicken when you smell her hair, or look into his eyes, or share a private moment that no one else would understand? Perhaps it is merely biological, nothing more than a suitable biochemical match. Perhaps it simply requires time spent together, with a willingness to gradually conform to the perceived needs of your partner. Or maybe some people just want to fall in love, and who they choose doesn’t even matter all that much.
What do you think love is? Since love is a significant facet of my existence, I have ideas about this. And as a writer, my ideas tend to come out as stories. Warning: I write speculative stories. I can’t help it. It’s the way my mind works (perhaps it is a little broken). In my stories, love may not be what you think or what you want it to be…
THE MATCHMAKER’S DAUGHTER is the first of these stories. It occurred to me that we are experiencing an unprecedented online availability of data on every person. In the next few years, it will explode to unimaginable amounts of information. What manner of uses will we come up with for all that data? Juliet has just graduated from high school, and she is in love with the idea of falling in love. When she sneaks into her mom’s office and accesses a prototype of a groundbreaking database, her life swiftly takes a turn she could never have imagined.
This story is a quick read (less than a hour), and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. You can access a free PDF copy of The Matchmaker’s Daughter at the top of my home page. Or just tap or click here.