The Spot Writers: Teeth

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. The prompt for this month’s project was “teeth.”

This week’s contribution comes from Deborah Dera. She actually cringed at the prompt this month. It came through right after she had finished procrastinating about making a dentist appointment; and it hammered her recurring nightmares about her teeth falling out home. She still hasn’t quite figured out the meaning her dreams really hold. That said, she offers this chilling description of a character not being able to get away from her dreams.

Next week’s prompt will come from RC Bonitz, author of A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, A LITTLE BIT OF BABY, and A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.

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Teeth

They’re usually everywhere, scattered throughout my dreams.

I find them in my food. I find them on the pillow next to me when I wake from the dream within the dream. Sometimes I dream I’m brushing and spit a bloody mouthful into the sink, panicking as they spiral down the drain – out of grasp and gone forever.   [Read more…]

Egg on My Face

Fried_eggsI’m ridiculously embarrassed. Why? Simply put, my blog was hacked and I didn’t have a backup of my content.

I thought I might be able to work around it in the beginning. The first call I made to my hosting provider proved fruitless. I was told that it was a good thing I was on Linux because I could check my history to see what files had been altered. I was left to my own devices, but that didn’t work.

I had a lot to do that week (and it was a bad week in general), so I waited until the weekend to try again. During the second call, the representative from my hosting provider told me that he would put in a security ticket. The security team would then look at my hosting account to see what happened.  [Read more…]