Al lives in turmoil with masochistic thoughts. Marie becomes his wife. She doesn't love him, but within two years she does, and then he comes forward with his plan for her to be partner in his sexual deviations which she isn't prepared for. Al's promise, of "Just one more time," and I will change," gives her hope that someday he will. She hangs on to her oath, "Until death do us part" and participates in his sexual needs, his way, staying just one more time over and over for twenty-four years before her endurance gives way, and she lands into the arms of a playboy lover.
I worked in a paper manufacturing plant for forty-two years. I am retired and now spend most of my time reminiscing and entertain myself by writing. I have written and published a community historical and had several magazine articles published. I am a past member of Willamette Writer's in Portland, Oregon and study writing enthusiastically. .