The sound. It was always the sound that terrified her the most and it didn’t get any better, no matter how often she heard it.

Fidgeting in her chair, she watched as the second hand on the clock before her moved like a snail. Move faster, she willed it fiercely, hoping her angry glare would do the trick.

“Getting restless, are we?” The voice boomed in the room, startling her. “An impatient patient is never a good thing,” he said, cackling at his own joke.

She wished she could reach for a sharp instrument and stab the dentist with it.

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For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’ve taken up the theme of

An Oxymoron rendered in micro-fiction.

Each day’s title will have one half of the oxymoron while the second half will be revealed towards the end of the post.

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30 thoughts on “Impatient – #FlashFiction #AtoZChallenge

  1. The worst thing about dentists is that they love to crack stupid jokes like these, specially when they are using some scary looking instrument in your mouth!

    You’ve described the wait for the dentist perfectly! I had this one appointment where I had to get two teeth extracted. Extractions are done on an empty stomach, and my rumbling stomach couldn’t wait for those two teeth to be gone. Imagine my surprise when I realised that I had to wait for a few more hours before eating anything, and had to survive on ice-cream for that day! 😛

  2. Dentists…..Phew! They put you through so much inconvenience and take all your money away…lol. Anyone would be furious…

    Jokes apart- Awesome take on another one. Loved it Shailja 🙂

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