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Wild Card, 2006. Winner of "best oral sex scene" - Scarlet Magazine. Amanda's Young Men, 2009. Excerpted in Scarlet Magazine; Juicy Bits. Sarah's Education, 2009. Hit the #1 spots on Amazon.co.uk adult fiction & adult romance best seller lists. Jade Magazine bestowed the best cover art, 2009 award on Sarah's Education. "Get Up, Stand Up!" which appeared in The Cougar Book (Logical-Lust) won me the title 'Story Teller of the Year 2011' at The Erotic Awards, London, UK. Sarah's Education took the #3 spot on a list of the 30 most titillating titles of all time, as reported in English Daily Mail ;Female; Nov. 12, 2012. Debutante, a petite novel for e-publisher Imprint Mischief, (Harper-Collins) pubbed in 2012. I tutor writing students and am a member of the WGC. D.M. Thomas said: Madeline Moore writes great sex without metaphor and that's not easy to do. Kris Saknussemm said: You're a good egg, Madeline Moore. I am a good egg who writes great sex without metaphor! Yippee!

Thursday, 12 February 2009

My Big Fear

I'm afraid of going to the dentist. I'm going to the dentist tomorrow, no, today, because it's one a.m. and I can't get to sleep because I'm going to the dentist.

Even though I go to 'Dentistry...Asleep' where every patient there is afraid of going to the dentist, and we get put to sleep for our dental work, and no one makes fun of us for being afraid - I'm still afraid.

I don't get to eat for six hours before the dental work and I don't get to drink water for four hours before, because my dentist will be knocking me out before he preps two, not one but two, teeth for crowns.

He isn't the Nazi from Marathon Man. He isn't the crazed dentist from 'Little Shop of Horrors.'

OR IS HE????


Anonymous said...

I went to dentist but had to cancel my second visit at the last minute. I have the flu. The rendezvous was today. This morning at 9 AM. I have to get some implants screwed in. Two actually and then go back a week later to get the stitches out. I am not afraid since I play rugby. I played hockey hence the need for constant attention to my teeth. Teach me to have been a canadian. I have been rescheduled to the 12th of March.

Went to School in Toronto. U of T actually. I was so poor as a student that I had to eat at Hart Hall. I actually hated Toronto. But please do not be mean. I am trying to be honest this year. A new years resolution.

I have not read any of your works. I know I should to be modern but intimacy, even at one remove, is difficult you know. I actually get embarassed reading erotic material. I used to feel the same watching granny on Beverly Hillbillies, saying oh no. Oh no. Not that.

I actually prefer puttering in the garden. Must be age or that damn honesty resolution.

At any rate, good luck.

Janine Ashbless said...

Oh poor Madeline!
That was pretty brave of you researching those pictures!

I can't think of anything that'll help except to suggest you watch 300 and then imagine you are a big tough hard Spartan who shows no fear. Roleplaying works for me...

I have a friend who is a mental health social worker and frequently has to go deal with mad and violent people. I asked him how he coped without getting freaked out, especially in the first years. He said he roleplayed being a confident and competant social worker and and that was good enough. See - LARPing does have its uses! Sometimes I wonder if the whole world isn't just full of people pretending to be brave and competent...

Madeline Moore said...

Well, the good news is, I survived.
Unfortunately my eyes dried up during the looooong procedure so they feel like they have grit in them.

Naturally my mouth is very sore but get this - apparantly, my freakishly long tongue, which can be so useful on some occasions, was a drawback this particular time so my dentist stitched the back of it to the bottom of my mouth. HUH?

Just a coupla little stitches, the nurse tells me, no big whoop. Well, yeah but hey - has he never heard of a tongue depressor. I'll tell you what - my tongue's depressed now!

Thank you Janine, for your suggestion. I rarely think to roleplay in real life. In fact, I'm not actually sure I can. Unless, maybe, I were wearing a costume. Today's costume was 'comfortable fearful person'...

Eveninson - good luck with those implants. I'm not sure I understand what 'watching granny on Beverly Hillbillies' has to do with reaing erotic material and, actually, I'm not sure I even want to know, but it's ok not to read my booka if they're not your cup of tea.

Kate Pearce said...

I hate dentists too.
That is all I have to say

Eddie said...

Just like you, my wife also fears going to her dentist. She's afraid of getting her teeth pulled and even cleaned. I don't know why, but she'd rather feel the pain during her labor than the pain during a dental procedure. Not until we went to this dentist (Atlanta, Georgia) who's friendly enough to meet my wife's needs and this dentist (Buckhead) actually helped in making my wife's fear to the dentist go away.