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Two phrase story #16

I provide the first phrase and you complete the sentence, in your own way and we see in how many different directions one thought can be taken…..

“She kept him awake most nights……..”

My attempt

“…..by simply not being there.”


Your turn!


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


31 thoughts on “Two phrase story #16

  1. …for the darkness she brought hurt his closed eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by C. T. | 30/10/2015, 4:27 PM
  2. I, too, love yours. Lovely.
    When he saw her the next morning, he wanted to go back to sleep.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 29/10/2015, 7:08 PM
  3. I loved yours.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Kritika Vashist | 29/10/2015, 2:32 PM
  4. for she was ‘The Net’, he was trapped in!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Lakshmi Srivatsan | 29/10/2015, 11:22 AM
  5. til daddy brought her a bottle of hooch…oh excuse me milk. LOL!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Tessa | 29/10/2015, 9:02 AM
  6. And he sang the lullabies for her.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Vamagandhi | 29/10/2015, 8:59 AM
  7. Spooky… I love it … Sending best wishes. Aquileana πŸ‰β˜€οΈ

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Aquileana | 29/10/2015, 7:25 AM
  8. First, I really love yours. Mine:
    “…with her never ending demands for diaper changes and bottles.”

    Liked by 5 people

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 29/10/2015, 6:56 AM
  9. “because memories aren’t strong enough to keep going”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by hiddenshadesofgrey | 29/10/2015, 6:36 AM
  10. “She kept him awake most nights, her screaming never stopped.”

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by thesaltyastronaut | 29/10/2015, 6:33 AM

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