Karl had a severe disability. He had been born with a head on his neck.
His condition left the doctors amazed. They were further surprised by Karl’s survival as his head grew large, more round, and he had to be placed in special classes to help him learn to navigate a headless society.
Once Karl became an adult, he could feel the looks, stares, and repulsion his head had on his neighbors and strangers alike. He was ashamed and wished he could be exactly like them.
Then one day, Karl discovered the answer to his disability by building a guillotine.