Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Writing Prompt Wednesday #3

Today's Prompt: Choose a character and describe a scene in which that character visits the dentist.

The old woman clutched her purse to her chest with both hands and shuffled toward the chair.

"You can set your purse on the counter," the hygienist suggested cheerfully.

She glanced at the counter. "Here?"


The old woman stared at the spotless counter for several long seconds, then asked, "But wasn't I here yesterday?"

The hygienist smiled sweetly. "Nope. But those six months between cleanings sure fly by, don't they? Go ahead and put your purse on the counter and take a seat in the chair."

Wagging her head in confusion, the old woman set her purse in the suggested spot and climbed into the dental chair, looking for everything like a confused child if it weren't for her white hair. As the hygienist began arranging her instruments, the old lady shot upright.

"Where am I?" she exclaimed.

"At the dentist's office," the hygienist replied, startled but successfully keeping her voice even.

"Oh, really? And what's your name, dear?"


"That's a pretty name. Are you sure I wasn't here yesterday?"

"Pretty sure."

"Oh, well. Cleaner teeth if I was! But most of these aren't real anyway. Are yours real, dear?"

Sally smiled. "Of course."

The old woman chuckled. "I'm not talking about your teeth, dear."

The Brown-Eyed Girl

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