I thought it was about time I was brave and shared some of my rejected work with you, my fellow bloggers. Open Wide is already posted on my website, but it’s one of my favorites; so I thought I’d share it with you again.
“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.
submitted 4/13/10 to Brainharvestmag.com
Haikus submitted to http://www.haijinx.org 4/16/11
Waiting by river
As I search inside for me
Found only water
beach is destroyed
tourists sick in hospital
Red eye in mirror
Caused by doctor’s needle
But now I can see
Look at blank paper
Imagine a great story
Now get to work
Wanted to be Star
But had no experience
So ventured onto stage