Can You Tell A Story In…

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

Here are your MISTAKES from last week:

Sarian Lady:

Mistakes, we learn from them.

Keith Channing:

Mistakes? Surely you mean misunderstandings.

Mistakes? No, I’ve been misrepresented.


Make no mistake. I know…

You and me. Big mistake.

Mistakes make me think again.

Annette Rochelle Aben:

Mistakes are character building tools.

Christine Mallaband-Brown:

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!

Kim Smyth:

I’ve made so many mistakes.

Mistakes are how we learn!

Lance Greenfield:

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.

Joy Smith:

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.

EDC Writing:

Mistakes his excuse for reason.

Paul Mastaglio:

I’ve made many mistakes already.

Mistakes maketh the man. Oops!

My mistakes belong to me.


Many mistakes make a life.

Her mistakes became her undoing.

Marrying him was a mistake.

Small mistakes make big consequences.

Linking People 2003:

Mistakes powerfully transform into better.

Fear of committing mistakes fails.

Admit, learn, don’t repeat mistakes!

To make mistakes is human.

Valerie Fish:

Mistakes? Je ne regrette rien…

Don’t dwell on your mistakes.

Mistakes: Acknowledge and move on…

Sharon Tingle:

Mistakes – several takes gone amiss.

Mistakes present the best hindsight.

Perfectionist: one who perfected mistakes.

Mistakes on earth: Hitler, Trump …


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41 Responses to Can You Tell A Story In…

  1. Promises broken over smashed plates.

    Thanks for the challenge.


  2. trentpmcd says:

    I’ll try, but no promises. Oh, wait… 😉

  3. Kim Smyth says:

    I’ll make no promises today.

  4. He couldn’t substantiate his promises,

  5. promises, happiness.Broken promises, heartache.

  6. Ritu says:

    Promises shouldn’t be broken. Yet…
    Never trust a politician’s promises.

  7. Cautious people make no promises.

  8. Paul Mastaglio says:

    Build trust. Keep your promises.
    Promises show commitment. They do.
    So look after your promises!

    Cheers Paul 😁

  9. Chancellor promises nurse pay rise.
    Your promises are all untrue.
    He promises sweets and candy.
    Promises were made for disarmament.
    Your footballer promises to win!
    I made promises to you.

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  11. Chocolate Promises: my latest brand.
    Betrothal is a binding promise.
    Promise to tell the truth
    Promise on your child’s life!
    Weatherman promises weathergirl Claudia later.

  12. shazascribe says:

    He promises not to tell.
    Promises trap promisers… for now.
    Promises endear me to you.
    False promises render impossible trust.

  13. shazascribe says:

    Once, she showed great promise.
    Meteorites promise new alien life.

  14. Old promises, young woman, disturbed.

  15. Joy Smith says:

    I promise to bring happiness.
    Whispering promises leaves her breathless.
    She trembles at his promise.
    Small package holds loving promise.
    Ribboned box promises delighted squeals.
    Aroma from kitchen, promises dinner.
    Jilted lover breaks engagement promise.
    Easter promise forgives all wrongs.
    Spring’s advance promise, snowdrops bloom.
    Promise enveloped in satin sheets.
    Adoptee promise of Finding Joy

    Have a great weekend everybody, weather looks promising xx

  16. Valerie Fish says:

    Who remembers the Brownie Promise?
    He’s full of empty promises.
    Promises; easily made, often broken.

  17. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    ….JAPANESE IKIGAI goals are promises!

    ….PROMISES must change circumstantially always!

    ….GRITS are unbroken passionate promises!

    ….GIVE up sometimes breaking promises!

  18. Sharon Tingle says:

    Broken promises lead to “disses”.
    Broken promises equals foolhardy comforts.

  19. Sharon Tingle says:


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