Can You Tell A Story In…

It’s Thursday and your new five-word challenge is here. This week, your prompt is MISTAKES. So can you tell a story in five words, using the word MISTAKES in it somewhere?

Here are your SECRET stories from last week:

Sarian Lady:

Secret Seven books childhood bliss.

Keith Channing:

Always secrete your secret secretions!

Trent’s World:

A secret in five words?

Secret path to hidden world…

Tell me all your secrets…


It’s no secret. I think…

Can you keep my secret?

Secret stash of chocolate – FOUND!

Annette Rochelle Aben:

She was Mother’s shameful secret.

Christine Mallaband-Brown:

My secret recipe for chaos!

Secret service seals special storage?

They secretly brewed Gin here!

My secret? Wear no makeup.

Kim Smyth:

Poison was her deadly secret.

I can’t keep a secret.

Don’t secret your talents away!

Joy Smith:

Aunt’s my Mother, Birth Secrets.

Secret comes out of closet.

Inter-Continental Adoption-State Secret.

Secret Seven, favourite childhood reads.

Victoria’s half secrets, that’s pants.

Secret lover whispers sweet nothings.

Covid annihilated influenza, Top Secret.

Quilts hold secret freedom message.

EDC Writing:

Talked easy, spilled secret, unwise.

Paul Mastaglio:

The recipe is a secret.

Can’t tell you the secret.

It’s not a secret anymore!

Lance Greenfield:

This week’s word is secret.

Dover cliffs rise: cretaceous rocks.

The monstrous secret of Loch Ness.

Stonehenge stones harbour ancient secrets.

Priest hole: Roman Catholic secret.

Gran’s diaries revealed family secrets.

The Home Secretary played away.

Her secret lover prefers secrecy.

Natural secrets of personal grooming.

Your secret’s safe with me.

Magic Circle won’t disclose secrets.

Discrete secretaries keep your secrets.

Everyone heard the secretary’s screams.

Thirty year rule: Cabinet secrets.

The secret of immortality is . . .

Escape down the secret tunnel.

Social media holds no secrets.

James Bond: charismatic secret agent.

Linking People 2003:

Secret kept by office secretary!

Silence keeps a secret untold.

Sharing secret with faithful friends.

Revealed secret can create unrest.

Roberta Writes:

Her face revealed her secret.

She shared her success secrets.

Sharon Tingle:

Unsurprisingly, secrets have many secrets.

Sharon Harvey:

You don’t give secrets away.

There’s a secret I know.

What a very big secret.

Secrets can tear families apart.

Secrets always come out.


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34 Responses to Can You Tell A Story In…

  1. Kim Smyth says:

    I’ve made so many mistakes.
    Mistakes are how we learn!

  2. Mistakes are character building tools

  3. Mistakes? Surely you mean misunderstandings.

  4. Mistakes? No, I’ve been misrepresented.

  5. My mistakes are ‘little’ ones..
    Mistakes? Me? Only HUGE onze
    All mistakes are learning opportunities.
    The mistakes caused global panic!
    Sugar not salt? Cake mistake!
    Lion mistakes car for calf!
    Only 20%? Many bad mistakes.
    Mistakes? I really don’t care!

  6. Paul Mastaglio says:

    I’ve made many mistakes already.
    Mistakes maketh the man. Oops!
    My mistakes belong to me.

  7. Darlene says:

    Many mistakes make a life.
    Her mistakes became her undoing.
    Marrying him was a mistake.
    Small mistakes make big consequences.

  8. Ritu says:

    Make no mistake. I know…
    You and me. Big mistake.
    Mistakes make me think again.

  9. Mistakes, we learn from them.

  10. Monkey mistakes could be howlers.
    Horticultural mistakes make unusual bloomers.
    Growing up was a mistake.
    Typing errors or spelling mistakes?
    Covered up mistakes go astray.
    Yogi’s mistakes were his boo-boos.
    Typesetting mistakes are very upsetting.
    Topless mistakes could reveal boobs.
    Don’t mistake pills for sweets!
    Making mistakes can’t be right.

  11. Sharon Tingle says:

    Mistakes – several takes gone amiss.
    Mistakes present the best hindsight.
    Perfectionist: one who perfected mistakes.
    Mistakes on earth: Hitler, Trump …

  12. Joy Smith says:

    Not easy. Make no mistake.
    Mistakes become life long learning.
    Menstrual dates mistake begets baby.
    Experiencing personal growth by mistakes.
    Cooking mistake reveals new recipes.

    Morrisons mistake chocolate for currants.

    You can read the background to the Morrisons story on

    Have a great weekend Esther and all contributors. Joy

  13. Valerie Fish says:

    Mistakes? Je ne regrette rien…
    Don’t dwell on your mistakes.
    Mistakes: Acknowledge and move on…

  14. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    ….MISTAKES powerfully transforms into better!

    ….FEAR of committing mistakes fails!

    ….ADMIT, learn, don’t repeat mistakes!

    ….TO make mistakes is human!

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