Can You Tell A Story In…

It’s Thursday once again and that means five-word story time. Your new word this week is:


So can you tell a story in five words using the word PUZZLE in it somewhere?

Your word last week was ALARM. Here are your ALARM stories:

Keith Channing:

Alarms always awaken attentive athletes.
Left-wing views alarm populist press.
Avionics alarm alerts ailing astronaut.
Robust procedures triggered by alarm.
My alarm just went off!

Kim Smyth:

David’s alarm? Sea sounds! Ahhhh.


The alarm beeped. Too early!

Forgot to switch alarm off!

Forgot to switch alarm on!

Ruth Scribbles:

The prognosis is very alarming.

Set your own alarm, dear!

My alarm did not ring.

Fire alarms are extremely loud.

Christine Mallaband-Brown:

Alarm! Alarm! You’re on fire!

The cooker alarm went off.

My alarm – set for five.

Alarm was set too late.

The low plane caused alarm.

Volcano alarm, alert, beware warning!

Val Fish:

Set smoke alarm off. Again…

Missed alarm. Interview today. Shit!

Alarm bells ringing? Take heed…

Lance Greenfield:

Louder than an alarmed llama.

Smarmy salesman alarms charming farmer.

American firearms laws raise alarms.


Loud alarms are very annoying.

Prefer nature sounds for alarms.

Rather not set an alarm.

Fire alarms scare me silly.

Fire alarms contribute to deafness.


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18 Responses to Can You Tell A Story In…

  1. Cryptic puzzle, no answer here!
    Crossword puzzle cause head scratching!
    Jigsaw puzzle, one missing piece?
    Muzzle not puzzle the dog!?
    Puzzle box, unable to open.
    Open the puzzle box… JUMANGI!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Ritu says:

    I do love a puzzle
    Missing jigsaw puzzle piece. Hell!
    You puzzle me, you do…

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Kim Smyth says:

    I can’t solve today’s puzzle 🧩
    Men are a puzzle sometimes 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Puzzle rhymes with muzzle. Neat!
    This challenge is a puzzle.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. It is puzzling how others think.
    She worked puzzles face-side down.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Sniffing puzzles my amazing muzzle
    Puzzled pig nuzzled the truffle
    Rebus was a picture puzzle
    Edinburgh crime had Rebus puzzled
    Baffling tech-talk puzzled Bony Tony

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tessa says:

    A year to move, puzzling!
    Would rather do a puzzle.
    Puzzles strengthen your brain muscles.

    Liked by 1 person

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