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Two Phrase Story #36

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 –

“The faintest of whiffs…..”

My attempt –

“…….and I became a time-traveller.”

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.


45 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #36

  1. of the inspiritng air after the days of rain erased those memories, at least for the moment.


    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Elusive Trope | 12/04/2016, 9:02 PM
  2. The faintest of whiffs…but there could be no doubt—the damn cat had ruined my Turkey carpet.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 12/04/2016, 6:18 PM
  3. The faintest of whiffs and I closed my books for the food awaiting! 😉

    I got another post scheduled for tomorrow and so commenting this time.. Will be back to posting from next week..

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Aadhira | 11/04/2016, 9:39 PM
  4. ….were just another olfactory hallucination.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by tedgiffin | 09/04/2016, 12:24 AM
  5. I was once again siting on my Grandmother’s lap.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 08/04/2016, 10:18 PM
  6. I really like yours.
    Here is mine, … so very far away in memories.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 07/04/2016, 8:01 PM
  7. and I knew that SHE had entered the room and the hair stood on the nape of my neck ! I was ready. ; )

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by williamleeone | 07/04/2016, 7:05 PM
  8. Can soon snowball into a thunderous calvacade of rotting octopus smell so bad it will literally (LITERALLY) rot the septum out of your nose unless you use new, improved Freshalizer pit spray; guaranteed to eliminate the most fetid and malodorous musty cephalopod stink from even the most hard to reach places.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by stevolom | 07/04/2016, 5:50 PM
  9. “… was all it took to awaken her appetite.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 07/04/2016, 3:39 PM
  10. The faintest of shifts and my attitude towards her turned stiff.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by neelwritesblog | 07/04/2016, 2:50 PM
  11. The faintest of whiffs…and yet mingled with her fart, the beautiful babes scent was still unreasonably alluring.

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 07/04/2016, 9:10 AM


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