We were sentenced to death for reasons that were unclear. Four to six of us. We had been gathered on the gallows, which was more like a stage. I stood watching the magistrate/executioner and the first one to die. The crowd was behind me. I did not know the first man to be executed. The executioner said ceremonial words. The man sucked in air and pleaded with the crowd, the executioner. He began to cry and say he couldn't believe this was happening. The executioner placed a tongue depressor into the man's mouth and followed with a small green tablet. The man was forced to swallow the pill and the executioner said, "Galilee kills you." The man said, "Oh my god, I swallowed it, oh my god." He gagged at the thought and we all waited for signs that his body was beginning to die.
Then I woke up.