Corrective Measures by Robert Chazz Chute
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the blurb:
One in 100 people is a psychopath, so be nice to strangers. You're about to meet one of the most dangerous kinds of psychopath.
Jack is a serial killer who only murders people his psychotherapist, Dr. Circe Papua, can't help. When Jack has an argument over a parking space with a smug, inconsiderate driver, he wants to change the rules of his agreement with God and Dr. Papua. This is the story that shows how dangerous the world can really be.
Corrective Measures is a very short story at only 19 pages on my Nook, but it certainly packs a punch. Not literally, of course, though I wouldn't put that past the MC.
Jack has issues. Jack is a psychopath. Jack kills people his psychologist, Dr. Papua, can't help. Like that child molester who won't change his ways. So, in effect, crazy as it may sound, and certainly illegal, Jack is perhaps providing a service to humanity.
To him, there are three types of people: Prey, Witnesses and Predators. Essentially, what I took away from this short story is not only that you never know who the predator might be, but also that a bit of predator might lurk in all of us.
I won't give away any of the story, but do yourself a favor and read it. It won't take you long at all.
And I'm also now quite interested in reading Mr. Chute's full story about this character.
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