Wordplay Thursday #42



Hey, ya’ll! At the bottom of today’s post, I’m going to let you know about some free stuff I’m giving away to all of you great Man vs. Row subscribers. Now, on to today’s post…

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.

“He was smiling like __________.”

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

“He was smiling like a monkey on morphine.”

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 Anthony Thaxton, Mark Westendorf, Barney Coulter, tri4balance, Matt Martoccio, Janet Goodman, John Leister, Willa Thompson, Mark Steven Brocke, Jerry Childers, Terry Heederik and Jeff McGlashan for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #41 (read it here)! Great job!


As a way to say “thank you” to all of you who subscribe to Man vs. Row by email, I’m going to give away some cool stuff in July (2014). If you subscribe to MvR, I’ll send you a free report, “10 Things The Pro Knows.” I’ll also send you the guitar/vocal of “Crickets,” which is the title track of Joe Nichols’ current album. You’ll get to hear the song as Joe heard it when he decided to record it. You’ll also receive the lyric file of the song- and this lyric file includes “Baxter’s Boneyard” – all the lines that DIDN’T make it into the song (see if you agree with our choices). It’s something nobody else has seen, and I think it’s pretty cool. But, again, this gift is only for those who subscribe to Man vs. Row by E-MAIL. These gifts will be sent by email, so if I don’t have your email address, I can’t send it to you. God Bless!


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13 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #42”

  1. He was smiling like…

    1. The cat that ate the canary
    2. A TV game show host
    3. A model for a new toothpaste
    4. Some lyin’ used car salesman
    5. The grill of a ’56 DeSoto

  2. He was smiling like…
    – a child on Christmas morn.
    – a proud dad holding his first born.
    – a toothpaste model.
    – a kid who got away with it.
    – he just won the lottery.
    – he just saw his bride to be, starting down the aisle.

  3. He was smiling like a kid at his first rock concert.
    He was smiling like he just got good news.
    He was smiling like a Batman villain.
    He was smiling like he got the last glazed doughnut.

  4. He was smiling like Roadrunner.
    He was smiling like he knew.
    He was smiling like the happy emoticon.
    He was smiling like a sinister Halloween pumpkin.
    He was smiling like the songwriter with a hit.

  5. Brent, For some unknown reason, when I try to go to “comment” and reply, an error message pops up on the screen and won’t allow me to type anything. The only way I can reply is from my smart phone … and it’s a little quirky too. So if you don’t hear from me, that’s what’s goin’ on. Sorry. I really enjoy the word play. Linda Mckenzie

    P.S. Hey, please keep my bed & breakfast in mind for referring me guests & travelers. The link is here:


  6. “He was smiling like a daddy at his sons ball game.”

    “He was smiling like he just discovered love.”

    “He was smiling like his teeth were the 8th wonder of the world”

    “He was smiling like he got a shout out on wordplay Thursday.”

    “He was smiling like she was still alive”

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