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Two Phrase Story #34

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 and think other people might be interested in participating, please play along and post the complete challenge on your blog and leave a link in the comments section below. If you’d just like to take part yourself, please post the reply directly in the comments section.

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

This week’s phrase –

“Click, click, click………”

My attempt

“…….but the chamber was empty.”

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.


29 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #34

  1. Great activity & your take is awesome too 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Darshith Badiyani | 29/03/2016, 10:38 AM
  2. by the end of the meeting he had driven me mad with his ball-point pen.


    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Elusive Trope | 27/03/2016, 5:29 AM
  3. The sound of her heels was cut by a high-pitched scream as she fell down the liftshaft—nobody had thought to tell her the lift was off-limits for maintenance.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 25/03/2016, 10:37 PM
  4. “Click, click, click………”

    …as my camera freezes this moment in time.

    Which then sent me in this direction: https://rivrvlogr.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/eye-on-the-past/

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by rivrvlogr | 25/03/2016, 10:27 PM
  5. The death beetle mercilessly ticking down my life, second by second.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Kathryne Miller | 24/03/2016, 7:04 PM
  6. “… In short order, the lock was picked and she was inside.”

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 24/03/2016, 4:15 PM
  7. “…BOOM! I sat up in bad, scared & disheveled, after dreaming of a car explosion”.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Jen | 24/03/2016, 9:58 AM
  8. “Click, click, click….” Snap, snap, snap……..Dooowop, doowop……dooowop,doowop

    Liked by 5 people

    Posted by williamleeone | 24/03/2016, 9:25 AM
  9. Thanks rivrvlogr, for the linkup and for joining in! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by hbhatnagar | 25/03/2016, 10:34 PM
  10. Thanks for the link up, Aadhira!


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 29/03/2016, 9:11 AM


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