I make people. I make your perfect match, your best friend, your true love. I make them alluring, breathtaking, hard as hell to resist. All the data that goes into a human being, memories, genetics, biochemistry, I collect and process that information. I put it together, mix and match to taste, and spit out the person you're going to fall in love with.
They're 100% real, and 100% virtual.
But is that enough? Where's the spark? What’s the thing that makes love true?
Matchmaker is a short story set fifteen minutes into the future where the rich buy online people to call their own.
Written by James L. Wilber, game designer, podcaster, and author of My Babylon, the serial novel about the occult and dark desires.
|Publisher:||James L. Wilber|
|File size:||114 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
James L. Wilber describes himself as Anne Rice and Chuck Palahniuk’s bastard love child. He’s a pretentious prick who claims to pen, “literary genre fiction.” Which means he writes smarmy shit about wizards and vampires doing a poor job at hiding his symbolism and metaphor. He’s turned to self-publishing on the correct assumption his stories are just too fucking weird for mass consumption. He has contributed to numerous books for roleplaying games from companies such as: Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Studios, Bastion Press, and Atlas Games. He was also a writer on the Origins Award nominated, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game by Eden Studios. Mr. Wilber also assumes the roles of husband, ceremonial magician, podcast host, and owner of a 100-lb Alaskan Malamute. He lives in Indianapolis, a dreary place built by masons obsessed with circles. Along with Stephan Loy and Dick Thomas, James is a member of Mid-World Arts, a collective of indie writers dedicated to helping each other produce quality works. Find out more at midworldarts.com. You can read his thoughts on politics, culture, and what he calls pagan chaos magick at scrollofthoth.com. He only uses social media that he enjoys, which means tumblr. Get to know him at scrollofthoth.tumblr.com, jameslwilber.tumblr.com, and geeksoutafterdark.tumblr.com. You can hear him on the podcasts Scroll of Thoth, and Geeks Out After Dark. Get more of his writing at jameslwilber.com.