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Two Phrase Story #43

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 –

“It was a fading picture…”

My attempt –

“……but your eyes burned through the haze.”

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.


21 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #43

  1. It was a fading picture
    Though she loved it
    Cuz it’s him!!
    Awesome work my friend keep writing

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Scribbler | 31/05/2016, 10:10 PM
  2. Yours is a nice one.
    It was a fading picture but not fading enough to fade the lovely memories of that time.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 29/05/2016, 9:14 AM
  3. … but he remembered the first time he saw her.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 26/05/2016, 8:08 PM
  4. “… but it was the only one he had of her.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 26/05/2016, 4:43 PM
  5. of my hairy buttock.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by tedgiffin | 26/05/2016, 2:19 PM
  6. Of the present and I tried to call it back but it passed. ; )

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by williamleeone | 26/05/2016, 12:15 PM
  7. It was a fading picture…slowly sinking in the sweetest of memories

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sri Sudha K | 26/05/2016, 11:12 AM
  8. It was a fading picture…their sun bleached faces my last hope at solving the case.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 26/05/2016, 9:11 AM
  9. How very materialistic of you. 😛 😀
    Thanks for joining in Aadhira! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 31/05/2016, 9:03 AM


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