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Two Phrase Story #39

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.

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 –

“Just out of the corner of his eye……”

My attempt

“……..lurked his demons.”

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.


33 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #39

  1. Just out of the corner of his eyes he caught a glimpse of a shadow moving towards him.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 02/05/2016, 5:59 PM
  2. ……..the Regrets tramped and bellowed as they had done since he had taken that first step of this pilgrimage.


    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Elusive Trope | 01/05/2016, 12:51 AM
  3. Just out of the corner of his eye…was an eye peering at him through the floorboards.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 29/04/2016, 7:30 AM
  4. …he saw blood trickling down the windowsill (a bit too dark? :p )

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Steph (: | 28/04/2016, 5:01 PM
  5. she emerged into the room and captivated his sensibilities .

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by williamleeone | 28/04/2016, 3:38 PM
  6. Nice one Dr H! Just when I was about to get up and walk away from my computer, you went and made me stay to respond to your prompt. I like it. I think I’m going through a brevity phase now. Excess words are just like excess baggage.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by 10000hoursleft | 28/04/2016, 10:37 AM
  7. …. A little girl , alone and so shy . I had the last waltz with you …Two lonely people together ……
    ( I think musically and this one reminded me of Engelbert)

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 28/04/2016, 10:04 AM
  8. His dreams stared at him😄😄😄😇😇😇

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by itsmeharshi | 28/04/2016, 9:43 AM
  9. “… he caught a glint of sunlight off of the blade just before it struck him in the neck.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 28/04/2016, 9:18 AM
  10. …he saw the woman of his dreams.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by jennymarie4 | 28/04/2016, 9:09 AM
  11. Just out of the corner of his eye he could make out death’s silhouette.

    (Not my best, I’ll wait patiently for challenge #40)

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Borderline Med | 28/04/2016, 9:09 AM
  12. Thanks for joining in, and the horse got me! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by hbhatnagar | 29/04/2016, 5:59 AM


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