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Two Phrase Story #45

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 –

“I felt my heart beat slower…..”

My attempt

“…and senses grew insensate.”

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.


30 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story #45

  1. Nice one.
    I felt my heart beat slower whereas the shock should have made it to go like a superfast train.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 15/06/2016, 5:45 AM
  2. I felt my heart beat slower
    the calm that that enveloped me as strong as
    the memory of racing in anticipation,
    her embrace a true balm of contentment

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by rivrvlogr | 12/06/2016, 11:13 PM
  3. and slower as the blood slowly left my body and my brain began to die.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Tessa | 11/06/2016, 10:59 AM
  4. “I felt my heart beat slower…as I welcomed my eternal slumber.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by The Anxiety Chronicles | 09/06/2016, 6:38 PM
  5. ….and the voices in my head felt like a piece played in calando.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 09/06/2016, 5:47 PM
  6. I’ll be off on vacation. Make a link of the two-phrase story to my Thursday post. It will up later 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 09/06/2016, 5:26 PM
  7. “… triggering rate alarms as medical staff dashed into my room in panicked haste.”

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 09/06/2016, 4:27 PM
  8. I felt my heart beat slower…love at first sight, followed by a heart attack.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by LionAroundWriting | 09/06/2016, 9:01 AM
  9. Thank you for joining in, and for the link back! 🙂


    Posted by hbhatnagar | 13/06/2016, 6:14 AM


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