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Challenge Accepted #44

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#44 that was posted on the 2nd of June 2016. I 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 –

“He looked at the blank screen…..”

The replies (in no particular order)

  1. Dominika – “..fingers hovering in anticipation over the holographic keys and he sighed in a way that released all of his worries, his doubts, his fears in a single breath of air that created a gentle ring of rainbow, fogging the screen.”
  2. Amy “.. he had an urge to fill in the blanks.”
  3. Jackie -“..then realised he hadn’t turned it on!”
  4. Lakshmi – “..blankly.”
  5. Fionn – “..a monkey looking back, and he wondered how he could free them.”
  6. Sri Sudha K – “..for, he knew that it would soon turn to be colorful, speaking about the journey of his life.”
  7. Victo – “.. savoring the emptiness for a brief moment, then began typing out his resume.”
  8. Jane – “..while he waited for the dilithium crystals to warm up.”
  9. Jane – “..and doodled a pair of specs and a moustache in felt pen over it.”
  10. Jane – “..that suddenly wasn’t blank, and the hand that he saw was reaching for his throat.”

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. I was, and am suffering from depression and things had gotten out of control. I had chronicled it in my posts, but I have removed them. Not because I wanted to hide that facet of my life; if that were the case, I wouldn't be writing this. But I was lucky to come across many, many wonderful people out here who helped me. Even if it was just to post and tell me I wasn't alone. I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of you. I've tried since, to tell my own story as an attempt at catharsis (didn't work) and as a means of telling others that they weren't alone either, not in their depression, nor in their cutting or burning, nor in their thoughts of and attempts at suicide. 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 dark 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. 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. I am a depressive, have been for some time, so some things do trigger me for no rhyme or reason; I don't expect anyone to understand that this happens, just maybe accept that it does. If not, I am sorry.


2 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted #44

  1. I loved number 9 . I ‘d probably do that too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 11/06/2016, 11:42 AM

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