Open Wide

Open Wide was written around April Fool’s Day, but it seems so appropriate for this time of year that I’m adding it to my blog.  Now for your werewolf, zombie, vampire, ghoulish enjoyment is : Open Wide.

“Open wide” said Dr. Smythe as he turned on the light attached to what appeared to be a miner’s hardhat.  “Just as I suspected, I’ll have to fill those molars and sharpen those canine teeth; or you won’t be able to hunt.”

“How much will it cost?”  I asked; concerned because I had heard this specialist was very expensive.

“Oh just an arm and a leg” he chortled; amused at his sly wit as he reached for the long steel file.  “We’ll do the canines first; so you can hunt.  Remember now, an arm and a leg … young and juicy.”

He began to grind my teeth.  It hurt like hell, but I knew the moon would be full in two days and he would expect full payment. 

Suddenly he began to sing:  Whistle while you work!

And I knew that an arm and a leg would not be enough.

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About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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One Response to Open Wide

  1. James says:

    Liked this story the first time I heard it. And I still like it now. The ending really makes me think. My imagination runs wild with thoughts of what else the good doctor might expect in payment.

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