The Stretched Neck
Modern hangings can be quite humane,
resulting in an instant death. She will
experience quite a drop - that may feel like
eternity - and as the last she may hear the
snapping of her own neck.
She won't be aware of herself swinging
and dangling in the creaking rope while
her urine is dripping from her toes.  Her
neck will be disfigured - prolonged like an
absurd "goose-neck" with deep reddish
marks from the rope. In rare cases her slit
will bleed because her uterus has
continued the drop down into her vagina.
If the drop is miscalculated - or badly
performed, the impact will still cause
dramatic injuries to the delinquent. Her
head may be ripped off or the rope may
break.

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