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Two Phrase Story #40

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 –

“I had so many plans for my life……”

My attempt

“……But fate had its own for me.”

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.

Discussion

46 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #40

  1. but as they say ” when you make your plans… God makes his own”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by looneybitch | 12/05/2016, 12:37 AM
  2. I had so many plans for life…but none makes sense in these sunset years.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sindhu S. | 11/05/2016, 11:28 AM
  3. ..before the accident.

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    Posted by tedgiffin | 09/05/2016, 10:38 AM
  4. I had so many plans for my life, but other’s plans intervened. 😇

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by ellenbest24 | 07/05/2016, 1:29 PM
  5. I just happened to come across this… A beautiful concept! Here is my feeble attempt-
    “I had so many plans for my life, but never stopped planning to execute them”

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Pallavi D | 07/05/2016, 1:12 AM
  6. I just happened to come across this… A beautiful concept! Here is my feeble attempt
    “I had so many plans for my life, and never stopped planning to execute them”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Pallavi D | 07/05/2016, 1:10 AM
  7. I had so many plans for my life, but life itself intervened and carved out a way I never saw coming.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 06/05/2016, 6:59 AM
  8. I liked your very much.
    “I had so many plans for my life but the hurdles were just too many.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 06/05/2016, 12:38 AM
  9. I really like yours, Dr. Hb! 🙂
    I had so many plans for life. In hindsight, why should I bother to.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 05/05/2016, 6:53 PM
  10. I had so many plans for life…but everything went still while I was still within.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 05/05/2016, 5:49 PM
  11. Let me try this again, — then the balloon bust and it all went down the crapper!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Kathy Miller | 05/05/2016, 5:11 PM
  12. Then the balloon burst and it all went down the scrapper!

    Like

    Posted by Kathy Miller | 05/05/2016, 5:10 PM
  13. Another inspiring one, and I like your response! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by 10000hoursleft | 05/05/2016, 10:06 AM
  14. I had so many plans for my life,
    But some of them were ruined by my craziness, and rest of them by my laziness 😝.. Now waiting for life to execute any plan for me .. 😒

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JokerShayar | 05/05/2016, 9:50 AM
  15. I had so many plans for my Life…but God just laughed at them! 😉
    Ohkay so I tried something like this for the first time.. hope you’re doing well! 🙂
    Good Day! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AKIRAA | 05/05/2016, 9:10 AM
  16. “… but my parents did not agree with them.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 05/05/2016, 9:05 AM
  17. Thank you for the link up!

    Like

    Posted by hbhatnagar | 05/05/2016, 11:16 AM

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