He had been a very bad boy. Unforgiveable, really. He had scheduled several appointments with his Mistress, but then he blew them all off. He didn’t know why he had been so oppositional. It would have only taken a minute to cancel with dignity, but he dreaded Her disappointment so he avoided the task altogether. The end result was so much worse. She blocked him. She said, “Three strikes, you’re out.” He missed the taste of her flogger. The feel of Her soft hands as