Scribes Valley Publishing

Scribes Valley Publishing


"I'm beginning to wonder," the dentist frowned, looking into Kim's mouth, "how this tooth moved all the way to..."

...that package from Canada? Your parents phoned two weeks ago saying a tooth had disappeared from your mouth, and this morning, this tooth arrived in this package, all the way from Canada and none of you knows anyone in Canada? This is not a baby tooth, but one that should be in your mouth for the rest of your life."

All adults stared at the small, blank-looking culprit.

How could she tell them that her twin brother had sent the one he had lost, two months ago, to an Internet friend who had airmailed it to her, to arrive on April the 1st? He confessed it to her, telling her that he'd found his on his pillow, and had decided to use it for a prank when she couldn't find hers.

How they BOTH had the same tooth fall out, THAT was the weird thing!

by Carolyn Ann Aish, Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand

...the roof of your mouth. Now it's just hanging there like the Sword of Damocles."

"Ahgic?" Kim said.

The dentist shook her head. "I don't believe in magic."


"Nah, it's not a freak of nature."


"No, I don't think it just grew there."

Kim spit out the cotton balls and swallowed her saliva. "I have no idea, then."

The dentist stared at her. "Sorry, I didn't understand what you just said."

by Phillip Lynne, Knoxville, TN