I Do


It was hard getting past the root, but after the third one went in, he got the hang of it. The trick was finding a soft spot between the teeth.

Occasionally he’d slip, and Sally would scream, thrashing against the restraints.

He’d smile, calmly take another carpet tack from the box (he had plenty), and try again, all the while whispering: “Good wives don’t cheat… Good wives don’t cheat…”


~ fin ~

John Rector is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE GROVE, THE COLD KISS, ALREADY GONE and OUT OF THE BLACK. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the International Thriller Award for his novella LOST THINGS, many of his other stories can be found in his collection THE WALLS AROUND US. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.