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The Happy Seat

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"A short story about Valentine's Day, young love, and executing the mentally handicapped."

In this sadistic comedy about capital punishment and being in love for the first time, a postman with a thousand mental defects faces death in the electric chair over a murder he committed to win the heart of his therapist. As preparations are made for his execution on Valentine's Day
Kindle Edition, 37 pages
Published 2012
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James Jr.
Jun 12, 2012 James Jr. rated it really liked it
Once again, Author Greg Sisco does not fail to deliver. I just read a short story from this rising star and it had everything that I have come to appreciate and enjoy and even marvel at in his work. Much like his previous effort, "One Night Stan’s", "The Happy Seat" isn’t for the faint of heart. It contains rough language, sexual situations and carnage that not only drips all over the furniture but cakes the place with some gore. However, he does not seem to touch these subjects just for shock v ...more
Sep 28, 2012 Vix rated it it was amazing
Mr Sisco's writing style is short, sharp and horrifying.
This is the tale of a "retard" (the authors words, not mine) who has fallen in love.
He makes a giant leap of faith and then promptly kills someone in some strange theory of eternal love, (gosh darn those postal workers!) eventually landing himself away from the egg on toast and on to the happy seat.
This story jumps from past to present tense several times, but is told so well you have no issues keeping up!
Is the true horror the railroading
Autumn Christian
Feb 27, 2012 Autumn Christian rated it really liked it
A Valentine's day short story saturated with Greg Sisco's trademark wit. A writer with great potential - I look forward to following his career.
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There are two personality traits I can recall possessing for just about as far back as my memory will serve. The first is a love of writing and the second is a malicious sense of humor.

Since childhood, I have been the person who roots for the bad guy in movies and laughs when Bambi's mom gets shot. I take interest in the flaws of a character far more than the heroic characteristics, which have a t
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