#Read An #Excerpt From Root Canal By Sharon C. Williams
I’m not sure why this person stopped caring about me. Why do I feel this way? Well, let me tell you all about it.
First of all, I am all alone in a sea of others. They tend to ignore me. On the other side of the room, I can see those like me. In the front are six more. On my side, it’s just me; all me, me, me! It’s like I have been forgotten, or I’m rather unloved. After all, when this being cleans us, more time is spent on the others. I just get a quick run over.
I knew I was right when I saw the big mouth open, and in came Pepsi galore. Doesn’t this being know how bad that is for me? Let alone the sweets? Hello!? You need me, not the other way around.
I guess it doesn’t matter that I’ve been with this being most of her life. It’s bad enough it’s so dark in here. The only time I see light is when that hole in the front opens. It’s anyone’s guess what will come through. This woman loves to eat. This slimy red tongue keeps me company, though. Every now and then, it will rub itself over me as it hugs my entire small frame. That helps. Well, it’s better than nothing, anyway.
At least, I have no pesky neighbors to give me grief. On one side of me is Big Red. On the other side is this bumpy pink wall. It doesn’t say much, except when it has a cold sore between him and me. Then he won’t shut up about the pain.
Behind me is this big unknown. Anything that has gone into the cave has yet to return the way it has entered. I am glad I can’t move. I may not be much, but I am all I’ve got. I have little to entertain myself with. Life here is pretty slow, and downright boring. The accommodation is lousy, the space is minimal, and the smell – good grief!
The inevitable is sometimes painful.
A tooth’s life is never easy. It puts up with multitudes of abuse. From the acidic effects of the atrocious Pepsi, to the sugary sweetness brought about by chocolate, its pain knows no bounds.
Immersed in darkness, it’s rare for a tooth to see the light. Living a solitary life, each day blends into the next without the hope of seeing something new. Death and decay is a certainty many see on a day to day basis.
Survival is the key to living a long, pain-free life. When that very option is threatened, it’s the tooth’s obligation to make his beloved caretaker see the light. The hope of garnering a longer lifespan is a must, as is a trip to the dentist. The question is, how can one measly tooth bring about a much needed change without causing any further pain in the process?
About The Author:
Sharon C. Williams is a native of New England, raised in Northern Maine. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son. She is also owned by a flock of eight birds.
Sharon has a B.S. degree in Chemistry, but is currently disabled, so writing keeps her busy. She tends to lose all track of time. The world could be coming to an end, and she would be oblivious to it. When writing, she envisions the scenes in her head, and tries to imagine the reality of what is written down on paper. Different options, scenes, and problems are noted on the side in case she can use them later.
Sharon tends to write by long hand as the flow works better for her this way. Her bookshelf consists of works written by Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Bentley Little, and James Patterson. The best advice she has ever received about writing was to write about what you know. Her first thought was, “Yeah right,” but it really is that easy. A writer just needs to know a little tidbit to turn it into a short story, and soon enough, there’s a book.
Sharon loves to read, sketch, take pictures, walk, exercise, go to the movies, and listen to music. She is a budding bird watcher, and knits on the side. She is a huge sports fan of baseball, basketball, hockey, and football.
Two of her short stories were published in the anthology, “Cassandra’s Roadhouse.” She will be releasing several short story anthologies during the upcoming months. Her children’s book, “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure,” has just been picked up by Fountain Blue Publishing, and should be released sometime this year.
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