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Two Phrase Story #41

I would like to present a weekly 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 –

“Where are the…..”

My attempt

“……smiles that adorned your lips?”

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.


50 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #41

  1. oh …didn’t see ‘the’…but anyway…my response is too late.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 09/06/2016, 6:43 PM
  2. ….. my photographs that did not lie .

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 09/06/2016, 6:41 PM
  3. Where are the…pyramids then? he asked the tour guide as they regrouped outside the Colosseum.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 14/05/2016, 7:15 PM
  4. the puppies ? I was promised puppies and I demand puppies ! ; )

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by williamleeone | 14/05/2016, 6:23 PM
  5. I like how your two phrase! 🙂 Where are the stars now, they were the superstars of 80s.
    Sorry, I’m late. 🙂


    Posted by Amy | 13/05/2016, 5:51 AM
  6. Police when you want them

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by looneybitch | 13/05/2016, 1:24 AM
  7. Nice one. Liked it.
    Where are the chivalries you were famous for?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 13/05/2016, 12:26 AM
  8. “Where are the-”
    “Ask Mom.”

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Lakshmi Srivatsan | 12/05/2016, 10:35 PM
  9. Where are the rainbows you promised me?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 12/05/2016, 9:59 PM
  10. Where are the dreams once we dreamed to fulfilled, where are the promises once we made, where is that we which we lived once.. Sorry out of habit failed to made a sentence and formed a haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by expressingwings | 12/05/2016, 8:51 PM
  11. Where are the…bodies I left in the morgue?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 12/05/2016, 6:34 PM
  12. Where are the…

    …elusive days where you and I shared each other’s breath well into the night?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by DAON | 12/05/2016, 6:28 PM
  13. “…gold coins I stashed in the hole in the floor?!?!!?!”

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 12/05/2016, 4:25 PM
  14. ..are the rotten apples?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by tedgiffin | 12/05/2016, 3:12 PM
  15. Hey Dr H. I just confused myself hugely by looking up ‘phrase’. Pretty sure I’ve interpreted your challenge incorrectly and seeing as I still don’t understand, I’ll carry on in blissful ignorance churning out multi phrase stories. 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by 10000hoursleft | 12/05/2016, 11:04 AM
  16. “Where are the”……
    “Looks that made me mad”…..😂😂😂😍😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by itsmeharshi | 12/05/2016, 9:50 AM
  17. “Where are the”…
    Memories I long to have?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by The Anxiety Chronicles | 12/05/2016, 9:11 AM
  18. Two wonderful attempts! Thanks Doug! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 16/05/2016, 6:33 AM


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