An author, Katurian, writes short stories that often depict extremely graphic violence towards children. When murders occur that resemble his short stories, two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, arrest him, as well as his brother, Michal. Michal admits to killing the children as per Katurian’s instructions, and he is set to be executed. Katurian, however, lulls Michal to sleep with a happier story and then smothers him so that he will not be executed. The detectives realize that Katurian did not know about the specifics of the murders, but they find out that he killed both his parents and Michal. They decide to execute him, but Ariel ultimately decides not to burn his stories.