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Two Phrase Story #35

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 will be posting all the replies together with links to the contributors in 10 days, i.e. the Saturday after next.

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

This week’s phrase –

“It wasn’t my choice…..”

My attempt –

“….to be made to choose.”

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.


56 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #35

  1. …., it was a fate decided long ago by fickle and petty gods.


    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Elusive Trope | 07/04/2016, 12:35 AM
  2. ..to have the tooth extraction done without an anesthetic.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by tedgiffin | 06/04/2016, 8:17 PM
  3. It wasn’t my choice but my daughter’s to keep the puppy and I’m glad I accepted it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 04/04/2016, 3:27 AM
  4. But I never dreamed it would get me here!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Taruna | 02/04/2016, 10:01 AM
  5. *giggle* Just thought of another one. I had no choice being violently pushed down the birth canal.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 31/03/2016, 10:42 PM
  6. It wasn’t my choice…to volunteer as shark dentist.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 31/03/2016, 9:44 PM
  7. It wasn’t my choice, said the cockroach to the butterfly, kicking away its empty skin.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 31/03/2016, 9:25 PM
  8. Why I did it is beyond me.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 31/03/2016, 6:26 PM
  9. It wasn’t my choice to not choose choice. 🙂 *2 negatives = +*

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 31/03/2016, 5:24 PM
  10. Or….It wasn’t my choice…”To bunk the class and go for a movie”..😊😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by itsmeharshi | 31/03/2016, 2:25 PM
  11. “To let him go…forever”…..😢😟😩

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by itsmeharshi | 31/03/2016, 2:22 PM
  12. initially, but once I got into the swing of things, I never looked back

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by looneybitch | 31/03/2016, 11:50 AM
  13. but it was not bad! ; )

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by williamleeone | 31/03/2016, 11:09 AM
  14. It wasn’t my choice that I ended up with no chance.

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by neelwritesblog | 31/03/2016, 9:25 AM
  15. It wasn’t my choice to call him.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by lorigreer | 31/03/2016, 9:10 AM
  16. …but I’m glad I did it anyway!”

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by jennymarie4 | 31/03/2016, 9:01 AM
  17. “…HE made me do it!”

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 31/03/2016, 8:35 AM
  18. 😀
    Thanks for participating, and for the linkup!


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 01/04/2016, 6:12 AM
  19. Comment or link, and try to keep to a phrase are what I aim for participants to keep to, but you know I’m not a stickler! 😀
    Thanks for the linkup, Aadhira!


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 05/04/2016, 7:15 PM
  20. Thanks for the linkup ET! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 06/04/2016, 8:08 AM


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