Gerald had been tinkering in his garden shed for months, but today would be the day. Today would be the day that all the guys down the local spat out their drinks. It would be the day that his father in law choked on his jibes and Jerry with a J next door put an end to his constant complaining. Today would also be the day that she would disappear from his life, forever. Gerald's wife was a nag. She was a nag and a bore and generally unlikeable. She'd been having an affair with Jerry for five years now and while at first it broke Gerald's heart, it eventually mended and he sought out a new love. Gerald retired to his shed night after night, weekend after weekend and with the noise from the hammer and saw could barely hear the sounds coming from the back bedroom. He'd spent every penny he could ferret from his wallet without his domineering wife noticing and today would be the day. Using a jib and pulley, Gerald hauled his creation into the light of day and raised it full upright. Taking one final look around his garden, Gerald climbed inside and closed the circular door. Smoke puffed and puttered from the bottom of his rocket and as the blast scorched the grass, passers by would recall a scream of delight echoing from a first floor window.