#10 Go to the dentist

The events of chapter one of my first novel ‘Living with Saci’ in which a dentist is burnt alive are based on real events. My existing fear of dentists was heightened by the real events in Brazil a couple of years ago.

So it was with quite a bit of trepidation that I went to the dentist this week for the first time in five years.

Visits during my adult life mainly revolved around removing pain following an abscess or a cracked tooth and childhood visits mainly involved crumbling converted Victorian houses and dentists who looked like they had come straight out of The Little Shop of Horrors.

This surgery was nice and modern and clean, not unlike the one in the book before criminals break in and fry the dentist.

The dentist as well turned out to be very nice and not in the slightest bit sadistic. The treatment itself was only uncomfortable and not painful so all in all a productive way to avoid writing.


About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David plus another which will be published later in the year. He is currently writing the fourth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5
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