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Two Phrase Story #31

I would like to present 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 –

“A shadow flitted across his face……..”

My attempt

“………that told his story in an instant.”

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.


34 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #31

  1. A shadow flitted across his face……..He frowned; then smiled !

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by williamleeone | 07/03/2016, 2:36 AM
  2. “….and, distracted, he swatted at the air as if shushing harmless gnats away.”


    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Elusive Trope | 06/03/2016, 11:26 PM
  3. Finished it here http://yourblogcoach.com/2016/03/03/anticipation/ and calling it… anticipation!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Alice | 03/03/2016, 11:42 PM
  4. this time he hides himself behind the shadow.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 03/03/2016, 10:50 PM
  5. …. and he knew she was back . ( hope it’s not too late)

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 03/03/2016, 9:17 PM
  6. “A shadow flitted across his face… but it wasn’t a shadow at all.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Moose and Michelle | 03/03/2016, 1:16 PM
  7. “… but which in closer inspection turned out to be a large spider.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 03/03/2016, 9:39 AM
  8. Thanks for joining in ET! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 07/03/2016, 5:58 AM


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