Dental Tales II

25 Nov

In the second shorty inspired by my tenure in a dental office, my protagonist is a thwarted woman. My friends keep asking me if I’m seeing the same themes emerge in these shorties. Yes. Thwarted women. And thwarted men. All kinds of thwarting.

Working Title: Stuck at the Gate
1st Sentence: All dentists are sadists, so goes the joke, who have found a safe way to indulge their perversion.
Favorite Sentence: When I was a small child I pressed hard on my crayon or pencil, drawing teeth in various shapes and sizes hanging from the lopsided mouths of barely rendered, slap-dash faces.
Word Length: 620

Photo of Paul Revere’s dental tools by Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health & Medicine.

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