Every week, I write a hundred-word story inspired by a random word. This week's word is "smile."
Act of Aggression
by Nigel G. Mitchell
Glenn Roberts looked up at the judge, who glared down at him with six narrowed eyes.
"You are charged with threatening a High Lord of the Mitandi, which calls for death. However, I believe your display of teeth is your people's gesture of friendship known as a smile. Therefore, I sentence you to ten hours of cultural sensitivity training."
"Thank you, Supreme Justice," Glenn sighed, and smiled.
The judge lunged to his feet. "What? You dare threaten me, a Supreme Justice? The sentence is death! Immediately!"
Glenn screamed as the courtroom roared in outrage, and the soldiers descended on him.
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