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Two Phrase Story #30

I would like to present a challenge, a word challenge. Thanks to Elusive Trope for encouraging me to get off my lazy ass and actually try to get more readers involved in this weekly game. I would never have attempted it if you had not pushed me, ET!

The premise is simple. I provide one phrase every Thursday, an incomplete string of words, and it is up to you to complete it in your own, inimitable way. However you like, taking it in any direction you want.

If you like the concept, please play along and post the complete challenge on your blog and leave a link in the comments section below.

I love the mental exercise, I hope you do too!

This week’s phrase –

“”The plane will be landing in ten minutes”, I heard over the intercom,……”

My attempt

“……….. and I knew what awaited me at the gate.”


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.


37 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #30

  1. Nice one, here’s mine: http://yourblogcoach.com/2016/02/28/farewell/

    “The plane will be landing in ten minutes”, I heard over the intercom and I knew I could never go home again. I look at my new passport and then out the window onto my new city.

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    Posted by Alice | 28/02/2016, 11:01 PM
  2. “….my nicotine fix so close, yet so far away.”


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    Posted by Elusive Trope | 28/02/2016, 4:14 AM
  3. “”The plane will be landing in ten minutes”, I heard over the intercom.
    I looked into his eyes and asked what his preferred cure for a jet lag would be, ‘coffee, vodka or me?’ 😉

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    Posted by story teller | 25/02/2016, 11:16 PM
  4. …in ten minutes? I’m only halfway through my book!

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    Posted by Amy | 25/02/2016, 10:59 PM
  5. I put it up on my blo, like you said. http://wp.me/p7gi6Y-3I

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Alex Aloi | 25/02/2016, 8:35 PM
  6. ….. and she knew she’d soon be flying into his arms .

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    Posted by thatmishmash | 25/02/2016, 5:28 PM
  7. “and I felt butterflies in my stomach as I had vertigo”..😕

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    Posted by itsmeharshi | 25/02/2016, 5:05 PM
  8. “…before the explosion.”

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    Posted by Victo Dolore | 25/02/2016, 4:12 PM
  9. … Which was odd since I’m sure my stag do plans included no flights. I rubbed the rubble from my eyes and saw a very unhappy glare from the seat next to me. I tried to speak, but felt the immediate rush of burning spirits rumbling up from my gut, and the unhappy glare was suddenly covered in a foaming spray of foul smelling second hand booze. There was lots of screaming and shouting that followed. But at least I got to meet the man of my dreams. Or so I thought.

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    Posted by stevolom | 25/02/2016, 3:23 PM
  10. What I like the most about your challenge is, I could take it up immediately and finish it in the comments section.. I agree posting on my blog gives the challenge a better reach, but takes lot more work for just half a phrase.. 😉

    Still I might take it up to my blog next week.. 😉

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    Posted by Aadhira | 25/02/2016, 11:30 AM
  11. “The plane will be landing in ten minutes”, I heard over the intercom, followed by the deafening crash of another plane landing on our plane.

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    Posted by Aadhira | 25/02/2016, 11:21 AM
  12. …that the passengers can have a giant nut for snacks, but that would leave no one flying your plane, thank you, remained seated.

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    Posted by tedgiffin | 25/02/2016, 10:58 AM
  13. “The plane will be landing in ten minutes”, I heard over the intercom. “Here’s to new beginnings,” I thought, imaginary champagne glasses clinking as I looked at the city lights below.

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    Posted by Borderline Med | 25/02/2016, 10:20 AM
  14. Thank you for joining in, and for the linkup! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 28/02/2016, 8:37 AM


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