This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – ISLAND
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I love my dentist for 3 reasons, viz., she is young (sub-octogenarian), she is pretty (sub-octogenarian and female), and she does not hurt me (yeah, yeah, I’m supposed to be all macho and stuff but I’ve always found pain to be vastly overrated).
On the debit side, although she provides me with an oasis of calm, an island of tranquility, and a security of being, in what could be an otherwise fraught situation, she practises in Dumbarton, a town significantly lacking in charm despite its possession of a castle on an elephant-shaped rock and its situation on the River Leven where it finishes its short trip from Loch Lomond by pouring itself heart and sole (geddit!) into the mighty Clyde.
Worse than that, Dumbarton is roughly 1,250 miles (that’s 2,000 kilometres to those of you who speak foreign) from where I live on the sun-soaked Côte d’Azur, so, with the best will in the world, not what anyone with half a brain could describe as handy.
Anyway, as I hurtle courageously if belatedly towards the point of this saga, on my recent visit to the aforementioned tooth-tugger, she remarked that I should invest in what she called a water scoosher flosser thingy, which prompted from me the response of ‘unngghhhang’, given that my mouth was, at the time, pretty much filled with large pieces of jaggy metal dentisty things and a couple of her hands.
But, on my return chez moi, I did in fact purchase such a device, or a fair facsimile thereof, and proceeded with my normal casual disregard for the instruction leaflet in more languages than I knew existed (I’m a man, crivvens, I don’t need to read the wee book, all Scots are engineers, that’s a rule) with predictable outcome.
I’m not sure if my teeth have benefitted in any way from this marvel of modern technological whizzery, but I have to tell you that never before have I so frequently and thoroughly cleansed my face, my hair and my bathroom mirror and walls.