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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.

“Grandpa gives advice like _____ gives _____.”

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

“Grandpa gives advice like **a politician** gives **promises**.”

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Grandpa gives advice like:

a donor gives blood An Indian gives back Mamma gives directions A child gives hugs A dentist gives out candy A car salesman gives facts A sergeant gives orders Horton gives a hoot Gable gives a damn

Grandpa gives advice like —– gives —–.

1. My barn cat gives kittens.

2. Grandma gives hugs.

3. Tequila gives headaches.

4. Monday gives the blues.

5. A steel guitar gives twang..

wind gives whispers

Thanks, Angela! Welcome to Wordplay!

Like a well gives water.

1. My dog gives kisses.

2. Momma gives spankings.

3. My boss gives raises.

4. My teacher gives tests.

5. Alcohol gives hangovers.

6. A good friend gives love.

Grandpa gives advice like an oak tree gives summer shade.

Grandpa gives advice like a Holstein gives milk.

Grandpa gives advice like a wet dog gives a shake.

Grandpa gives advice like a preacher gives a Sunday sermon.

Grandpa gives advice like a slot machine gives quarters.

Grandpa gives advice like:

A chicken gives eggs

Obama gives a warning

An owl gives a hoot

It’s going out of style

Alka Seltzer gives relief

Dear Abby

Ask Jeeves

A therapist

Never piss into the wind

…a blind man gives flying lessons

…Jesus gives grace

…his grandson gives a s%#* 🙂

a rooster gives eggs

A bull gives milk

a cloud gives rain

the sun gives light

Jeff, thanks for joining in!

“Grandpa gives advice like bars give divorces”

“Grandpa gives advice like Jesus gives life”

“Grandpa gives advice like Brent gives hope”

“Grandpa gives advice like a teardrop gives compassion”

“Grandpa gives advice like Santa gives presents”

Grandpa gives advice like ….

an alcoholic gives in to the bottle

a broken heart gives up on love

users give nothing in return

Salvation Army gives back to its community

soldiers give freedom

sinners give in to temptation

Grandpa give advice like a clock gives the time

Grandpa gives advice like a doctors gives you pills!

Grandpa gives advice like time gives wisdom.

Grandpa gives advice like water gives wet.

Grandpa gives advice like his eyes give knowing.

Grandpa gives advice like the preacher gives preachin’.

Grandpa gives advice like scent gives memory.