Wordplay Thursday #44



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.

“Grandma gives hugs like __________ gives ____________.”

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

“Grandma gives hugs like the sun giveswarmth.”

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 kelder54, Gary Snead, Elizabeth Calderon, Scott Clements, Barney Coulter, Janet Goodman, Mae Young, Mark Westerdorf, Rachel, Debra Meyer and Jerry Childers for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #43 (read it here)! Great job!


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25 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #44”

  1. Grandma gives hugs like hot cocoa gives a smile
    ….like a blanket gives warmth
    ….like my dog gives kisses

  2. Grandma gives hugs like _______ gives _______.

    – rain and sun give rainbows.
    – a Gibson gives music.
    – an artist gives beauty.
    – my puppy gives wet kisses.
    – nobody else gives them.

  3. “Grandma gives hugs like grandpa gives memories”

    “Grandma gives hugs like Brent gives advice”

    “Grandma gives hugs like dad gives spankings”

    “Grandma gives hugs like a politician gives promises”

    “Grandma gives hugs like a son gives hope”

  4. Grandma gives hugs like Rockefeller gives dimes.
    Grandma gives hugs like the congregation gives an amen.
    Grandma gives hugs like a rock star gives a solo.
    Grandma gives hugs like a concert crowd gives a standing O.
    Grandma gives hugs like a marching band gives a half-time show.

  5. Grandma gives hugs like bees give honey.
    Grandma gives hugs like babies give smiles.
    Grandma gives hugs like the sun gives shine.
    Grandma gives hugs like she gives us a place to call home.
    Grandma gives hugs like a dream gives hope.

      1. Michael,
        I think it’s great you joined wordplay but I don’t think it’s cool to cut down others creativity. This is just an exercise to get the juices following,to dig deeper. A place to not be afraid to post your thoughts without being critized.

  6. Grandma gives hugs like Jesus gives joy.
    Grandma gives hugs like God gives grace.
    Grandma gives hugs like Hershey’s gives kisses.
    Grandma gives hugs like Grandpa gives candy.
    Grandma gives hugs like a child gives a teddy bear snuggles.

  7. Grandma gives hugs like medicine gives relief.
    Grandma gives hugs like a pastor gives inspiration.
    Grandma gives hugs like a soldier’s homecoming gives hope.
    Grandma gives hugs like an angel gives peace and security.
    Grandma gives hugs like a home on Halloween gives out candy.

    BTW, you really challenged me this time with MY rules to your Wordplay, but I prevailed 🙂

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