Morgen Bailey: The Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for The Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection. My review is written with thanks to Sarah Hardy at Book On The Bright Side for inviting me to join in and for my copy of the book.


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.


The Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection is a rich collection of stories. There are quite a few stories included in the book, so it’s perfect to dip into in short bursts as each story will give you pause for thought.

In this collection, we meet many characters  both old and young and from all walks of life. Bailey explores several genres; for example, crime, historical fiction and comedy and within this, there are references to many themes including death, love and family. It’s a wonderful snapshot of human life with all its ups and downs.

I enjoyed the stories immensely and I loved the creativity that they demonstrate. I am in awe of Bailey’s ability to create such a wide range of intriguing work from just a small prompt.

The Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection is available from Amazon.

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