This is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales photo prompt. I had to look at this picture quite a while before anything came to mind.
photo by Carson Arias via Unsplash
His face wore the stony, immobile mask for which he had become notorious, as if nothing touched him—nothing, no matter how appalling, seemed to excite any emotion in those features at all.
The official placed the document in front of the dictator, signed by both executioner and prison doctor, and waited for the brief nod which allowed him to leave.
The faintest flicker of a smile twitched the corners of the dictator’s lips when he read the name, and his hand reached into the box of little yellow heads and tossed another one into the glass jar on his desk.