Happy Monday Blogmas friends.
If you are still coming back for your daily dose of my thoughts and opinions on the Short Story Advent Calendar, I thank you. It can’t be easy to read about my complaints day in and day out, heck, it sucks writing out complaints day in and day out, but I’m hoping, with just seven days left until Christmas Day, that the Calendar picks it up on the festive time of the season and just gives me a Lifetime-esk story I can both roll my eyes at and be completely infatuated by.
Ready to see if day eighteen gave me the warm and fuzzy feeling everyone craves at Christmas time? Keep on reading for my thoughts and opinions.
Chemistry by Martin MacInnes
Print Length: 7 pages
Once again I am less than impressed by this addition to the Short Story Advent Calendar.
Chemistry tells the story of an unidentified female narrator sharing her experience of a treatment that lead to pills that produced chemistry between her and an unnamed male character.
While Chemistry has an interesting premise, being able to create something that allowed two people to be in love without being compatible, I feel that the page count was too short to properly explore the concept. It was hinted that both the man and the woman would feel doubt if their medication wasn’t taken properly but no follow through was ever done on what exactly the consequences could have been.
I did rather enjoy that MacInnes briefly explored the backlash of having such a process, as seen when the narrator talks about the protests, talking of how love could not be duplicated as if it were a machine, but this idea too was only briefly touched upon.
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars.
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