The Fifty 5pm Collections – Morgen Bailey / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @morgenwriteruk


This collection comprises five volumes of fifty stories written from a variety of prompts and published on Morgen’s blog:, where

you can still read the list of prompts – a story a day for nearly a year.

In this book there are stories of revenge, luck and misfortune, sharp edges, sticky red hands, no faded circle of skin, family heirlooms, Chelsea buns, and alien hums.

We meet a generous aunt, men in uniform, a fan of Hawaiian shirts, untidy teenagers, characters looking to improve themselves, a young girl with wings, a modern-day Cleopatra, and a curious fortune teller.

These stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.



My review

I have already read a few books by this author and I know what kind of treat I will be in for once again.

She has the ability to start a story, leads you onto a certain path and when you are not familiar with her style yet, you think you have an inkling where it will go. But that’s where you go wrong and more the more ‘experienced’ of her readers will know that they will be in for a surprise. No matter how long or how short her stories are, you are waiting for the twist, because a twist is what you will get. There is no doubt about it.

That is part of what makes the stories so fun to read. Do get me wrong. They are not always funny. Some are truely sad or heartbreaking. Some are creepy, but what they all do have in common is that they do put a smile on your face. A smile because the author has done it again : adding a turn in a road that seemed to be so straight and making you think : how does she do it?

Some plots you get instantly, others call for some detailed reflection. 4 stars.

Thank you, Morgen Bailey and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo


About the author

Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, writing competitions magazine columnist and judge, blogger, and speaker.

Her website is, email is, she is morgenwriteruk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Her books can be found at (, etc.),

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