Every Friday authors worldwide gather around the virtual fireside of Rochelle Wisoff and share stories of 100 words, prompted by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. This week’s photo has been provided by Ted Strutz. Thanks Ted!
“So you like hurting people and found a way of doing it legally.” This, followed by a whinny.
Christian recognised the outlandish jocularity as a manifestation of fear – but some days he couldn’t help himself.
“You guessed.” He revealed the syringe to his patient; squirted local into the air.
“My grandfather caught me anaesthetising the cat with lido-drenched cotton balls.”
The man paled.
“Your g-grandfather had lido?”
“He was a dentist too. And my father. Dentistry goes right back to Germany in the Szell family.”
The man fainted.
Christian smiled. No need to waste expensive anaesthetics on Marathon Man fans.