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A chink of gold held her tooth together. If she applied pressure she felt the sharp blades dig into her tender gums. If she probed it with her tongue, curious or absent minded it elicited the same bark of pain but she continued to do it nonetheless, convinced that the right amount of pressure could stop the pain.

The tooth fell out.
A description of marriage.
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done...from the title I was expecting a desire for someone...it's good to have surprises...even though sad and very real...love the metaphor. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you! I love to surprise people! I'm really glad that you enjoyed this too
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... It isn't always necessary... I agree, its quite a common sight and it happens often, but its not always necessary...

varies from place to place... the ache can be in any form... just depends on the amount of pressure put in...

sometimes its just a fleeting moment... other times its agonizing...
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Nods... sometimes we are the author of our own demise... and I don't mean that in the literal (haha, literary) sense.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That... is so true... so very true...
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sharp, acidic. true.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
acidic, me like! :) Thank you!!
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Mooki-Blaylock Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
"a chink of gold" wow. Flagged
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Flagged?
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Mooki-Blaylock Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
that word is racist
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
It's a word that is used as a racial slur, but the word itself isn't racist. The word itself usually means a small crack or hole - and here I was using it to give the impression of a very small slither of metal.

If I meant it in the racist context how would this poem make sense? A person holding a tooth together??
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hae-ri Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Excuse me, but I highly doubt it was meant in that sense? Did you even read the poem before flagging?
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thanks for this hae-ri, however I realised quickly that this was not a sensible conversation and just blocked them. :tighthug:
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hae-ri Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah - I didn't get that soon enough. Oh well. :'D
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Mooki-Blaylock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
why would someone say that if they werent a racist
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hae-ri Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
You do know that 'chink' has a totally different meaning too? It's a word that describes a certain sound, a sort of a clink, if I'm not mistaken. You have now proven that you a) didn't read the text or b) didn't understand it.
"Chink of gold", in this context (which you should always clear out before making any assumptions) is a verse describing the sound of a golden item hitting something.

To make this perfectly clear to you, this is how Google explains 'chink';
"Verb - Make or cause to make a light and high-pitched ringing sound, as of glasses or coins striking together."
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Mooki-Blaylock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
IT'S STILL RACIST
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hae-ri Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh, I'm sorry, just forget what I said. I thought I was educating someone who could understand me. My bad. Have a nice day. :bow:
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Zevais Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I am practically married, and its probably what keeps me together. Fate shine fairly on me, if pressure ever robbed that from me.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I am glad you have her :]
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hm... a sort of message, "leave well enough alone"?
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yeah I think so. A message to myself. Pressuring a problem won't resolve it.
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I couldn't agree more. :)
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As usual, your flash fiction is superb.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yay! :giggle:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The chink of gold being the wedding ring?
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
You are very perceptive!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yaay!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I will correct elicited in the morning my iPhone doesn't like trying to submit writing
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