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Challenge Accepted #40

I am thankful for all of you who took the time and effort to link this challenge and those of you who replied to it in the comments section.

I am posting the entries for the TPS#40 that was posted on the 5th of May. I plan to give 10 days for you guys to take up the challenge and then link the replies the Saturday after next. This week’s challenge, if you’re interested, can be found here.

Last week’s phrase was –

“I had so many plans for my life……”

The responses, in no particular order –

  1. Jackie – “but as they say ” when you make your plans… God makes his own”
  2. Sindhu S – “…but none makes sense in these sunset years.”
  3. Ted Giffin – “..before the accident.”
  4. Crow – “….that I had to build a time machine AND clone myself.”
  5. Ellen – “but other’s plans intervened. 😇
  6. Pallavi – “but never stopped planning to execute them””
  7. Amy Rose – “but life itself intervened and carved out a way I never saw coming.”
  8. Indira – “but the hurdles were just too many.”
  9. Amy – ” In hindsight, why should I bother to.”
  10. Fionn – “…but everything went still while I was still within.”
  11. Kathy Miller – ” — then the balloon bust and it all went down the crapper!”
  12. Bunny – “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 .. 😒
  13. Akiraa – “…but God just laughed at them!😉
  14. Victo – ” but my parents did not agree with them.”
  15. Doug Branson – “…..I did not see the contradictions until it was too late.”
  16. 10000hoursleft – “I’ll never forget the look on my baby’s face when he uttered those words, his number coming up in the lottery, hitting the jackpot to fight someone else’s war.”

I have tried to include every entry, but if I have missed someone, please point it out in the comments and I’ll say sorry like a nice person and add the missing response.:)


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.


16 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted #40

  1. It is so cool that more people are playing. This is just so much fun and yes I really look forward to this challenge every week. I think I missed last week. Blame on Life. LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 14/05/2016, 9:52 PM
  2. I didn’t miss this one, I just drew a blank with the smart replique. Must be because I’m guilty about it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 14/05/2016, 6:53 PM
  3. Did I miss this one ? Let me try anyway. ……….but plans are destined to change . Surprise ! ; )

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by williamleeone | 14/05/2016, 6:20 PM
  4. Thank you for sharing the responses! Happy to see it’s growing. 🙂
    Have a great weekend, Dr. Hb.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 14/05/2016, 5:57 PM

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