Your jaw starts hurting.
More specifically, your right back molars,
more the bottom than the top,
you assumed you'd been clenching your teeth,
mashing them together,
a bad habit,
so you made a conscious effort to unclench and continued with your day.
It continues to ache, a dull pain,
not enough to hurt but enough to be annoying.
You feel it with your tongue,
not noticing anything too different,
so you go to a mirror and stick your fingers in your mouth.
One of your teeth is turning.
You move back, startled.
You're an adult.
Your teeth shouldn't be moving at this point,
stuck firmly in place for hopefully the rest of your life,
but you could have sworn it's turning,
sunken at an angle and a bit to the left,
almost popping out of your jaw.
You lean back towards the mirror,
checking it again,
and as you touch it,
tilting even further but still stuck fast to the gum,
it's not like it's falling out,
it's just turning.
It's stopped again and you check all of your other teeth.
None of them have moved,
and when you get halfway around,
you cry out in pain.
That molar is moving again,
twisting continually and beginning to grow upwards,
stretching out as you watch in horror,
getting longer and longer
and you have to open your jaw wider and wider
to stop it jamming into the roof of your mouth
but it's getting too long
and it starts pushing at the top of your mouth,
as you start to scream,
it's boring into your gums and blood starts pouring out,
it growing and spiralling
deeper and deeper as it gets to your nose
and you're choking on the blood
as it fills your throat and your nostrils,
this tooth continuing through
as if your jaw and muscle and gum and skin are nothing,
you fall back and your hands drop from your mouth.
The last thing you see is your ceiling.
And the last thing you hear is skin being torn apart,
you choking on your own blood.
sometimes i like to think "what could be the absolute strangest or worse thing that could happen right now?" it helps if you want to write abstract, or horror.
and sometimes i have nightmares.