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Two Phrase Story #20

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…..

“The candle sputtered and died……”


My attempt

“……..but the feral glow in her eyes was undiminished.”


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.


22 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #20

  1. The candle sputtered and died… another day had passed without her having heard from him.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Divya Bhatnagar | 06/12/2015, 8:22 PM
  2. The candles sputtered and died..leaving him alone with his morbid thoughts succumbing him in temptation to start drinking again :p

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by izza ifzaal | 06/12/2015, 6:25 PM
  3. The candle sputtered and died, but the noises didn’t.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by inspiramble | 04/12/2015, 8:28 AM
  4. The candle sputtered and died, but before his bare fingers killed the flame, she got a glimpse of the devilish smile that spread across his lips, and terrified, she wondered whether he felt pain at all…

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by C. T. | 03/12/2015, 11:06 PM
  5. …as dank chill air replaced the light…

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Maremma Gee | 03/12/2015, 10:38 AM
  6. … and he could no longer see his beans on toast. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Belinda Crane | 03/12/2015, 10:34 AM
  7. …as she drifted off to sleep.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 03/12/2015, 10:03 AM
  8. but the knife across his throat he was not ready for and should have watched his mouth.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Tessa | 03/12/2015, 10:00 AM
  9. …but he had only just begun stoking the fire of passion in her .

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by priyankamoraes | 03/12/2015, 9:55 AM
  10. Thanks for the linkup Amy! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 03/12/2015, 9:01 PM


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