Wordplay Thursday #23


Here’s a writing prompt for you. It’s a simple fill-in-the-blank. You can use one word or several. Feel free to get as crazy, genre-appropriate, or as imaginative as you want. The point is to get the creative juices flowing. And it’s a good thing to dig deeper, so don’t stop at the first idea that hits you. Try coming up with at least five things.

“The whiskey burned like _______.”

I’ll give you an example to get you started:

“The whiskey burned like a cold shoulder from an old flame.”

I’d love to hear what you come up with, so please share in the comments. Oh, and please keep your posts below an R-rating. It’s a family show, after all!


Thanks to Russell Wayne Pruitt, Andrew Clayton, Janet Goodman, Jerry Childers, KK, Matt Martoccio, Paul Alvin Harris, Jeroen, Nila Kay, and Cathy for their great additions to Wordplay Thursday #22 (read it here)! Great job!


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11 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #23”

  1. “The whiskey burned like a cigarette ash down his throat.”

    “The whiskey burned like uncle Joe’s moonshine.”

    “The whiskey burned like the dreams in his heart.”

    “The whiskey burned like a bonfire on a windy night.”

    “The whiskey burned like his truck tires on a Friday night.”

  2. “The whiskey burned like a short kiss at the end of a long goodbye.”
    “The whiskey burned like a fuse to an unsuspecting heart.”
    “The whiskey burned like blinded eyes that succumb to the light of truth.”
    “The whiskey burned like sun scorched sand.”
    “The whiskey burned like the ghosts of opportunities lost.”

  3. The Whiskey burned like desire
    The Whiskey burned like swallowing pride
    The Whiskey burned like a lost soul
    The Whiskey burned like a jilted lovers’ stare
    The Whiskey burned like the Black Rock Desert Man

  4. The whiskey burned like her words that played over in his head.
    The whiskey burned like the sting of an angry wasp.
    The whiskey burned like a close shave on a muggy summer day.
    The whiskey burned like a branding iron on flinching cowhide.
    The whiskey burned like the tattoo needle that etched her name.

  5. The whiskey burned like the devil’s fire
    the whiskey burned like my desire
    the whiskey burned like an indy tire
    the whiskey burned as you washed me away
    the whiskey burned like a desert day
    the whiskey burned like a weld on steel
    the whiskey burned like how I feel
    the whiskey burned like it always will
    it was born in fire in a moonshine still

  6. a hot elephant turd in the sahara desert
    a bonfire doused with propane and sprinkled with jalapeno peppers
    my desire to light your fire, baby
    tobasco sauce in the eye

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