Such a little thing

by Indefatigable [Reviews - 2]

  • All Ages
  • General
  • Drabble, Vignette, General

Just a lump of hammered metal in a wooden frame. It looks almost innocent, compared to the horrors I’ve seen him face.

The woman at the head of the queue is taken away. He moves forward, hands shackled. I shuffle behind.

The blade falls, a wet sound. The machine is reset. Her body is carried away, and her head...

The guard gestures. The Doctor mounts the steps and kneels under it.

Such a little thing, to end his life. It will end him. He won’t come back. After all he’s survived, after all the good he’s done.

I can’t watch--