Sophie's New Teeth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
An eight year old grows a pair of fangs so her mother takes her out to eat.

Submitted: April 27, 2012

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Sophie's New Teeth

Once upon a time in the town of Krugerville there liveda family of vampires. On the outside they looked like any other happy family living in the suburbs and they were like any other family except, of course, their diet which consisted ofa pint of blood a day. That is for everyone in the family except little Sophie who hadn't yet received her fangs.

One morning Sophie's mother, Cecilia, was calling for her to hurry out of the bathroom. She banged and banged at the door until little Sophie finally stepped out with blood running from the corners of her mouth. Her mother panicked.

"Oh my," she cried! "What has happened to your mouth?"

"Why nothing, mother," she replied. "I've got fangs!"

"Yes I see that, young lady." Cecilia waved her pale white finger in her young daughters face. "And just what have you been doing with those fangs?"

"I was only hungry, mother" she said with a yellow feather flying from her mouth.

"I just bought you that parakeet not one week ago! Your father is not going to be at all pleased when he gets home."

"But mom, won't he be happy when he sees my new teeth?"

"Not when he sees what you've been doing with them. That was quite and expensive bird."

Sophie's head softly drooped to the floor. This was much to handle for an eight year old girl. "Mom?"

"Yes, dear."

"I'm still hungry."

Her mother turned away and groaned. "Ok lets go to the car and look for something more suitable to eat. We need to hurry, your father is due to arrive home soon. Now clean that mouth, we can't have the neighbors see you that way."

Sophie hurried to the sink to clean he mouth, and the two were off to the city.

"What's there to eat in the city," Sophie asked.

"You'll find out, you just sit quietly now." Sophie looked down at her shoes. Both were covered to the sole in Disney characters. She moved them back and forth and supplied voices to all the characters until they reached their destination.

"Sal...vaaa..." Sophie said, attempting to read the large sign out front.

"Salvation army, dear." Cecilia walked around and opened Sophie's door. As she pulled the seat belt off Sophie' shoulder she gave her a stern look. "Ok, now you follow me. And don't you smile until I say it's ok. As beautiful as those fangs of yours are, you can't go showing them off to the wrong people."

Cecilia grabbed her daughters hand and led her into thebuilding. Once inside, a woman behind a desk motioned she and her mother to the back of the building. When they made their way to the end of a dimly lit hall the woman came to a stop.Cecilia pulled some cash from her purse and gave it to her.

"This isn't enough," she said. "The janitor complained about the size of the mess he had to clean last time."

"Oh, it's ok" said Cecilia. "I won't be eating today." She reached out and pulled up the corner of Sophie's mouth exposing one shiny white fang.

"Fine," said the lady.

The woman slowly opened one of the doors at the end of the hall. She reached her head inside.

"Fred," the woman called quietly.

"What," an angry voice replied.

"There's a couple of nice people here who would like to make a donation."

"What you folks got for me," the man rudely demanded. "Shit Iain't got all day."

The woman nodded to Sophie'smother,and then made her way back down the hall.

Cecilia guided her daughter to the door. When she looked inside the room, she saw a man in old tethered clothing stumbling out of a chair. A cheap bottle of vodka swashed around in one of his dirty hands. Her mother reached her arm inside and switched off the light.

"What the hell," the man confusingly called out.

"Now don't worry," she said to her daughter calmly. "Now you can see much better in the dark."


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