What Could Be Worse Than Having Your Head Cut Off?

“So unless you can sound a missing horn with your lips and your lungs in two places, I can’t see it happening,” Malin summed up.
“Really! Must you be so—graphic?”
Black Dwarf (engraving) by Henry Leverseege“Hey, I’m probably in for something worse.”
“What could be worse than having your head cut off?” Lily asked, feeling the hysteria rise.
“Something slower.”
Lily thought about this. He was probably right.

from Restoration Day by Deborah Makarios

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