The Discover writing prompt today is BITE
As the prompt site says, this word can be used in many ways. I thought of the line, “I’ll bite,” when someone’s telling you a joke and you know the answer will be a groaner, but you’ll risk it.
So here’s my dentist coming home from work…
“Did you have a good day,” the dentist’s wife asked when he got home that night.
“Yeah, pretty good,” he answered. “And my last patient was that guy with all the one-liners. Here’s his latest: What you call the soft tissue between a shark’s teeth?”
“I’ll bite” she answered. “What do you call it?”
“A slow swimmer.”
She groaned. “I should have guessed.”
“Then when I told him he needed two fillings, he said, ‘You need to tell my wife that. She’s always telling me I need to diet.’ ”