Colin Fisher was cleaning his teeth one night when his wife sent him a text message that was meant for her lover. For one silly, tender moment, Colin thought it was for him but then he understood it wasn’t, and twenty years of marriage disintegrated while the toothpaste dripped from his mouth.
He went into the bedroom where his wife lay. He looked at her phone and she looked at him. Then he smiled a sad smile and took her in his arms, and over the following weeks and months and years he killed her with his terrible and unrelenting forgiveness.