My tooth hurts. I don’t know why it hurts, but it does. It feels like there’s a rock in my mouth where the tooth should be, and every time that I bite down it feels like I’m pushing that blunt rock up into my gums. Fucking tooth. I just want to drink beer and smoke cigarettes and brush my teeth somewhat regularly without having to suffer any consequences. Is that too much to ask for? Of course it is. It’s all too much to ask for. Just like asking for a better job, or a better car, or asking for a girl who sucks dick better than the last girl who sort of used her teeth. It usually just continues to be shit. So I pull out a Marlboro and I suck on it. God dammit, I think, my fucking tooth hurts.
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Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life – or lack thereof – while the themes of love, relationships, and self-loathing are also central to many of his stories. His upcoming novel, Primrose Isle, will be his third self-published title. Grapefruit Juice, a collection of bitter poems and short stories, and DEAD RED FISH, his semi-autobiographical debut novel about a young man coming to age on a road trip with his childhood friends, are also available on Amazon. View more posts