Babies Are Sweet
by Chris Dean
Decapitating a child was difficult for a woman like me, a mother, the first few times. And chopping an infant's head off may technically be easier than a boy or girl of eight or nine, but I swear I'll just never get used to it. I think it's the gurgling. You really cannot tell if that last gurgle is simply blood and pulpy flesh oozing through their throat hole or if it was a happy baby noise that they were trying to make just before you killed them. I find it disconcerting. I suppose it's my maternal instinct kicking in.