Gnashing Teeth

Gnashing Teeth (first published on Red Monster as a writing exercise.

At night there is a demonic demon known as Dentineous Gruesiosome. It hides in the toothbrush cupboard in the bathroom. When you are getting lax with the whole dental hygiene thing or have not eaten enough fruit it enchants the toothbrushes.

Then when you next clean your teeth the toothbrushes white or (these days) garishly coloured bristles scour at your teeth and catch at the pink gums that have turned a disturbing shade of grey/white. Red blood spouts from minute lacerations turning the cleaning froth a pretty shade of pink.

Sometimes the demon will create stink bombs that it plasters on the tongue and the back of the throat, bad breath and a phlegm, forming normally just before a first date. But it is the blood of the infected gums that it craves so beware or your teeth will become loose and then when angry and gnashing your teeth they will rip bloodily from the gums and land with a ceramic clink in the barber swirl of your sink.

The End

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 @ 8:58 pm
Categories: Flash Fiction.
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