The distracted couple disagrees on literature

“Have you read Tlooth?”
“Surely you mean tooth? – You don’t read it, you chew with it. Or it pains.”
Tlooth, by Harry Mathews! It’s a novel.”
“Take an aspirin, honey, if it hurts.”

– James Steerforth (© 2013)

33 words that include the word tooth, for Trifecta.

Harry Mathews, Tlooth (1966)


About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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8 Responses to The distracted couple disagrees on literature

  1. Linda Vernon says:

    Oh just googled Tlooth and it looks like a good story! 😀

  2. Humourous take on the prompt, James! Thanks for sharing your good work. 🙂

  3. 🙂 Indeed a creative take

  4. “it pains” is really lovely. So is the literary reference. Nice job with the prompt! Thanks for linking.

  5. Draug419 says:

    How do you even pronounce that? Cute word play.

  6. Valerie says:

    I like this! Very, very clever!

  7. Most innovative approach.

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