Can You Tell A Story In…

It’s time for a new challenge. Last week I wanted your BIRTHDAY thoughts. This week, because there’s been a lot of unhappiness and uncertainty around the world, I’m looking to make you SMILE. So can you tell a story in five words, using the word SMILE in it somewhere?

Here are your BIRTHDAY thoughts from last week:


My birthday, survived another year!

Kim Smyth:

It’s my birthday as well!!


Anyone seen my birthday suit?

When was my last birthday?

Birthdays come round too quickly.


Happy birthday to my friend.

It’s my birthday! Where’s cake?

Oops! Was it your birthday?

Children’s birthday parties…. Total nightmare!!!

Roberta Writes:

No birthday this year, please.

He’ll get a birthday surprise.

Birthdays are a marketing ploy.

Paul L Mastaglio:

Happy Birthday to you, Esther.

Birthday card in the post.

You got any birthday plans?


Roll on my 60th birthday!

The Newbury Short Story Teller:

Happy birthday to you, Esther.

Birthday party with your cats?

Birthday cake overload, I trust?

Wasn’t last March12th your birthday?

Today’s also Jack Keroac’s birthday.

It’s Liza Minelli’s birthday too!

Bharul Chhatbar:

Birthdays, dare make me age.

Birthday brings out the glow.

Birthday, steps towards our destiny.

Birthday bash is turned unmatched!

Gary Godderidge:

Birthday today. I am reborn.

Val Fish:

A forgotten birthday’s never forgotten…

Birthday cake; too many candles.

My birthday suit still fits!


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28 Responses to Can You Tell A Story In…

  1. I wiped that smile away!
    The cat makes me smile.
    Smile with pleasure, receive flowers,
    The sun has a smile.
    Big smile, shows gold teeth!
    Smile at this big buffet.

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  2. Darlene says:

    Thanks for including my 5-word birthday story. Here’s one for Smile
    Smile and the world smiles.
    Smiles light up the world.

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  3. Anne Cartwright says:

    Nothing can mask a smile

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  4. Sanandi-jacq says:

    Crocodile’s smile clears shopping aisles.
    Smile and the world responds.
    Smile light into the gloom.
    Simply smile your way through!

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  5. Smile while I’ll style argyle.

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  6. Hi Esther, I hope you are well. My mind is whirling and I can’t think of anything now. Hugs.

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  7. Paul Mastaglio says:


    Give me a smile please.

    Smile. The whole world’s watching!

    Invert frown. Got a smile!

    Cheers Paul 😁


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  8. trentpmcd says:

    I haven’t been around in a while so – Nice to see your smile. As to the present situation – Secret Introvert smile during crisis ;).


  9. Ritu says:

    Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!
    A smile eases the pain.
    My smile is my mask.
    Inane smiles can be creepy.
    He smiled as he left.
    Can you smile more please?
    Because I love your smile.
    I live for your smile.

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  10. Tessa says:

    I am smiling to myself.
    Smile? Give me a reason.
    Smile, it hides your thoughts!
    Smile, worth a thousand words!
    Smiling thinly through my pain.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Valerie Fish says:

    A smile; no words needed
    A baby’s smile is priceless
    A smile says it all
    Behind painted smiles lies heartache
    Smiling; one thing worth catching

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