[Neither the title nor this gratuitous note count towards the hundred words]
There is sickness in the kingdom; no longer are we a honourable race. The men have grown aggressive, stupid, greedy. The women are vain, lazy and weak. The solution? Remove the men, reform the women. Alex issues the following ultimatum:
“I will kill every man in this kingdom who does not commit suicide before dawn tomorrow – the choice is yours.”
Alex stays up all night, as blood runs through the streets. Reports from the female servants sent out suggest all the men are doing the honourable thing – a welcome change.
Dawn approaches. One choice remains unmade. What must Alex do?