I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by for author, Dennis Higgins' interview. Heather Holden is the winner of his book, Pennies from Across the Veil. Congratulations, Heather!
Now for the story:
I'm almost finished with my job as the tooth fairy. I think my son has just one more tooth to lose. That's a good thing, because since he has discovered that I'm the tooth fairy, he has been determined to make my job as difficult as possible.
Last week, he lost two teeth, on two separate days. The first one, I found lying on the coffee table in the family room.
"Dude," I said. "That's disgusting! I don't want to find blood-crusted teeth in random places around the house. Go put it in the tooth fairy pocket where it belongs."
He made a face and took the tooth. Unfortunately, the tooth didn't end up in the tooth fairy pocket. It ended up with the Elf on the Shelf which was still out. I don't know exactly how I managed to find it, but I did, just by pure accident.
The next morning, I questioned the boy. "Exactly why was your tooth not in the tooth fairy pocket? What were you thinking?"
He grinned. "It's too easy for the tooth fairy to just go to the pocket and get the tooth. She needs to do a little work."
I narrowed my eyes at the kid. "You'd better not make it too hard, or you won't be getting any cash for your teeth!"
The next time, he left his tooth on the floor outside his bedroom door. I guess that's better than hiding it with the Elf on the Shelf. Who knew that being a tooth fairy could be so difficult?