First Date Book Tag

A book tag that makes you think of different types of first dates. Perhapas inspiration for a 6 word story? (See previous post).

For those alone tonight, I’m some of the catergories will remind you not all dates are equal and it seems a fun tag to keep you busy!

Fiction No Chaser

Plain Janes Book TagHi book friends! Happy Saturday! Today we are doing the First Date book tag which we found at Hotshot Headlines but is originally from Thrice Read. Here we go!

The awkward first date – A book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.

29422091These Rebel Waves– This book could’ve been great. I mean who doesn’t love rebellious pirates? But this story was weirdly religious and just not our cup of tea.

The cheap first date – A book that turned out less than you expected.

32320661Everless – This was a book that stood no chance of living up to the hype for us. Honestly, it kind of grossed us out too much to be great.

Well-prepared first date – A book that was better than expected.

515Ea-bLwCL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_Sky in the Deep – WOW. Talk about over-delivering. Packed full of action, humor, family…

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❣ Valentine❣ 6 word story prompt week commencing Saturday 9th February. Voting Thursday 14th February – Friday 15th February

This week’s prompt is FIRST DATE

I have not written a story … yet. Lookout I may be providing some inspiration on the blog and hopefully coming up with a story … can you write a story in 6 words for the prompt?

Further information

See some tips here!

Words that speak volumes

The challenge was originally created and hosted for several years by Nicola over at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. Myself and Kirstywrites now take in turns to host.

It is a fun, informal challenge. Great for interacting with other micro fiction writers.

How it works:

Each Saturday at 9am (GMT) *on one of our two blogs we publish prompt for you to use to create a six word story.

The challenge closes to entries at 9pm the following Thursday evening (GMT).

A poll will subsequently be posted containing all stories submitted to the challenge. Voting will remain open in this poll for 24hrs and will close at 9pm on Friday evening (GMT). The host has casting vote.

The host publishes a post highlighting top three stories of the week.


We often repost each other’s posts and possibly share prompts and stories on other social media to promote the challenge and the fantastic stories it generates. We use the hashtags 6wordstory or 6wordstorychallenge. Feel free to share our posts about the challenge and your story, but equally this is not mandatory.


  1. Write a story in six words or less inspired by the prompt. It doesn’t have to include the prompt word unless you want it to.
  2. Write your story in the comment section of the post on the host for that week’sblog (rather than on any re blogs A link to a blog post is not an entry.
  3. A blog post and a pingback is not a requirement of the challenge, just your story in the comments, but feel free to add your own blog post if you wish. Remember to use the tag #SixWordStoryChallenge if you do and provide a link to your post.
  4. The winner will be the story with the most votes at the end of the challenge. Votes will only count if cast in the collated poll published on a Thursday evening.
  5. Host announces the winner on their blog.
  6. First, second and third place will have the honour of downloading and using our highly coveted award badges on their blogs should they wish to do so.
  7. In the event of a tie for first, second or third places, I will choose a single story to take the placement. This will be the story I feel best interpreted the prompt and the six word medium.
  8. Only one entry per person please. Multiple entries will be deleted leaving the first submission only.

* N.B it is all times are approximations, we have busy lives alongside blogging

Tramlines 2019

The first of line up for Hillsborough Park has been revealed. Not quite as exciting as Stereophonics and Noel last year, but that may mean get to experience some of the Tramline attractions in city centre this year . The days everyone is playing has not yet been announced but, it is on 19-21st July. Manic Street Preachers and Happy Monday’s stand out for me. The below link to NME lists more.

January Summary


I’m aiming to post a picture on instragram of all the books I read this year. So far just one completed.

Bared to you by Sylvia Day. This is a 50shade of gray type book that I have had on my shelf for ages after my sister passed on the series (4 books). At first there were elements I preferred to 50 shades. I liked the girl in it was not a virgin before meeting the elusive millionaire; it was more realistic. I liked the female character being less naive, more complex and having more loyalty to her best friend who happens to be a bisexual than the girl in 50 shades. However, I was bored before end of the book.


The favourite.

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Mary Poppins

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Fitjam. A weekend of fitness classes at Alton Towers. On the Saturday did 32 thousand steps! Got to wear some of my Lucy Locket collection; see Instagram for pictures. I have a referral link to buy Lucy Locket that earns me a little commission if anyone wants to buy. Lucy Locket is a family business started in Sheffield.

My referral link

Same book different covers 10

The Last by Hanna Jameson


I like cover 1 best because I think it says more about the story; even without the tagline saying it’s chilling, the mansion looks chilling and potentially that is something I would like to read about. Whilst the more graphic cover 2 does not indicate what the book is about. The last what?

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz


I like the more detailed and colourful cover 2. The bridge is startling again at The red background and suggests death (suicide) whereas without title on cover 1 shorthand indication what it was about.

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley


I agreed with the Belgium reviewer on this and liked cover 1 best. The yellow and black is a lot bolder than monochrome of cover two.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


I agree with What the Belgium reviewer said:

  ‘I don’t feel very strongly about either of them. I don’t like the font of cover 1’. 

Although I don’t like don’t of cover 1, I marginally find cover 2 bleaker. So arbitrarily O have plumped for cover 1.

The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott


Cover number 2 because got more shadow \ light on the eye mami g it more dramatic. Also the title in pink is bolder.

That is my thoughts; click link below to see Belgium reviewer’s full thoughts.

Same book different cover #10 –

What colour are your phone boxes? (6 word story challenge open until Thursday 31st January

For most of the England the traditional colour is red like post boxes. An exception is Hull which has cream phone boxes as they have own telephone company separate from rest of England.

Of course telephone boxes are becoming less and less use, now most people use mobiles. Old phone boxes have been put to alternative uses, such as mini libraries and tourist information. Preserving their history; just think of the calls that may have been made from of two them in the past; calls to midwives, calls between criminals … Can you imagine a 6 word story for prompt phone box; if so enter the challenge here: