The Dentist’s Assistant


“Isn’t staring down people’s mouths awful?” I asked

“I’m doing my bit for humanity after all. See that tooth there? It’s rotten. Without me, the dentist would never know”, says the lamp proudly.





The Dentist’s AssistantΒ Β is in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge : Write a 33-word piece that uses the word ‘tooth’

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  1. I love this! It’s a fun twist on the prompt, and lamps everywhere are thanking you right now for finally giving them the recognition they deserve! Well done!

  2. Now THAT is an interesting POV! I had never considered things from the lamp’s perspective :))

  3. let there be light

  4. Geez, that lamp is smart. Imaginative take on the challenge.

  5. Cobbie's World says:

    All hail the bright lights than illuminate the way forward. Nice, airy piece. Thanks for sharing our great work.

  6. Ha! I actually thought the question was meant for the dentist. I liked this piece. 33 words? That’s some challenge. I find it hard to express in 55er. This is superb!

  7. I like the twist in this – I thought the conversation was with the hygienist.

  8. 33 words! It keeps getting shorter and shorter :).

  9. Even lamps need someone to throw light on what they do πŸ™‚

  10. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Corinne, loved this. and only 33 words.unbelievable.

  11. πŸ˜€ That was funny! Clever one, Corinne.. πŸ™‚

  12. πŸ™‚ I loved that!

  13. Oh dear! 33 words………and you managed to create humorous piece with a word ‘TOOTH’….Wonderful job!!! πŸ™‚

  14. I feel I may not even write my name in 33 words πŸ˜› I know a bad joke but this is really challenging , and a convo between patient and lamp is unique

  15. Stylish! Very cool twist to that one. Honestly, one I didnt think of while reading the title and first line.

  16. Bravo, Corinne! 33 words eh? Quite a challenge, that.

  17. haha!
    Brilliant twist! πŸ˜€

  18. Anything pertaining to the dentist makes me sweat now!! πŸ˜›

  19. 33 words!! This is something new!! And you did wrote a fabulous story in 33 words!! Cool πŸ™‚

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