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Two Phrase Story #42

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 –

“And in a puff…….”

My attempt

“……I tried to blow away all.”

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.


39 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #42

  1. Hello there,

    This is my first time joining in…looks like much fun. And I especially like the ‘short and sweet:) Here is my link



    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by jazzytower | 26/05/2016, 12:58 AM
  2. And in a puff they drew the tricolour flag in the sky

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sri Sudha K | 20/05/2016, 11:53 PM
  3. I put a few of these in the post, but here’s the first one. I could go on all day with this idea!

    And in a puff…of coloured smoke the wicked tooth fairy, that had tried to wrench out one of my premolars while I was asleep, disappeared.


    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Jane Dougherty | 20/05/2016, 2:25 PM
  4. of smoke with synergy driving the car, he watched for cops on the road, with a nervous artist feverishly sketching in the back seat.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by tedgiffin | 20/05/2016, 3:58 AM
  5. And in a puff, they are apart flying their own ways…

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 19/05/2016, 11:04 PM
  6. The world opened up to me, my mind expanded and threatened to escape out my ears and………. LOL ; )

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by williamleeone | 19/05/2016, 10:36 PM
  7. And in a puff…of smoke from the chimney, we saw them depart.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 19/05/2016, 8:35 PM
  8. “And in a puff, accompanied by the loud explosion of the set charges, the building imploded and was no more.”

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 19/05/2016, 4:29 PM
  9. “And in a puff, He decided all he need to do next.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by expressingwings | 19/05/2016, 10:32 AM
  10. I jumped out of the window…😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by itsmeharshi | 19/05/2016, 9:22 AM
  11. Yeah and! 😀
    Thanks for the linkup!


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 19/05/2016, 7:06 PM
  12. 🙂
    Thanks for the linkup!


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 21/05/2016, 7:21 AM
  13. Thanks for joining in Aadhira!


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 24/05/2016, 3:19 PM


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