Wordplay Thursday #77

Wordplay Thursday

Welcome to Wordplay Thursday!

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.

“Her mood was darker than _____.”

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

“Her mood was darker than a black hole’s shadow.”

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!

SHOUT OUT!

Thanks to Mark W., Carol Buford, Amy Nichols, Jeff Green, Mae Young, Ken Mattiesen, Eric Tingstad, Dave Quirk, Willa Thompson, Matt Martoccio & everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #76 (read it here)! Great job!

THE PRO KNOWS

To BE a pro, you need to THINK like a pro. In this complimentary report, learn the mindsets that help the pro songwriter get cuts, earn respect in the industry, and maintain long-term success in the music business. Just click on the picture below to download this complimentary report today!

The Pro Knows

32 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #77”

  1. Her mood was darker than a witch’s cloak

    … darker than the furthest corner of the forbidden attic

    … darker than a tarantula’s bite

    … darker than clouds brewing over the Ark

    … darker than a stirring volcano

  2. Hey Brett, I’ve been checking out your music. You are an amazing talent. What about “darker than a small country road on a moonless night”. Eric

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

  3. Her mood was darker than black ice
    Her mood was darker than the backs of my eyelids
    her mood was darker than blackstrap molasses
    her mood was darker than deathmetal
    her mood was darker than a zebra stripe (the black ones)
    her mood was darker than scum at the bottom of a lake
    her mood was darker than an old moldy lemon

  4. Her mood was darker than the desert sky on a new moon starless night Her mood was darker than an oil slick against the coastal shore
    Her mood was darker than a grizzly bear’s winter cave
    Her mood was darker than the day old coffee at the bottom of my cup
    Her mood was darker than the mascara that was streaming down her cheek

  5. Her mood was darker than the black eye she gave me,
    Her mood was darker than the devil’s grin,
    Her mood was darker than the burnt rubber in my driveway,
    Her mood was darker than that frying pan.

  6. Her mood was darker than Hannibal’s closet door
    Her mood was darker than grandma’s eyes
    Her mood was darker than the gloom of her broken heart
    Her mood was darker than the foggy, starless sky
    Her mood was darker than the ache in my soul.

  7. Her mood was darker than… my conscience
    Her mood was darker than… the bottom of the ocean
    Her mood was darker than… the backside of the moon
    Her mood was darker than…Antartica in July, the North Pole in February
    Her mood was darker than… my double dark rum
    Her mood was darker than… French Quarter coffee
    Her mood was darker than… Charles Manson’s mind

  8. Her mood was darker than his past.
    Her mood was darker than her wet mascara.
    Her mood was darker than the smoke on her eyes.
    Her mood was darker than black.
    Her mood was darker than the thoughts she was thinkin’.

  9. Her mood was darker than…..
    – a day without sunshine
    – licorice candy
    – midnight in December
    – a shut down factory
    – a carney’s fingernails

  10. Her mood was darker than the inside of the whale that swallowed Jonah, than a coal mine tunnel, than the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, than a can of black paint, than Christmas without family near

  11. Her mood was darker than the black smoke rolling out of a long black train.
    Her mood was darker than a bat flying on a moonless night
    Her mood was darker than Elvis Presley’s hair

  12. “Her mood was darker than the Johnny he was drinking and listening to.

    “Her mood was darker than the flashbacks he’s fighting”

    “Her mood was darker than the blots of his ink and tears on his pad.”

    “Her mood was darker than his days of no escape.”

    “Her mood was darker than a hearse in a tunnel in the dead of night.”

  13. Her mood was darker than a witches’ black cauldron
    Her mood was darker than the memory of him
    Her mood was darker than the bottom of the well
    Her mood was darker than a giant’s shadow

  14. Her mood was darker than———. A moonless night. A world with no sun. A black sabbath tune. A kansas storm cloud. A cave to blind man.

  15. “Her mood was darker than___”
    the mind of an assassin just before the kill.
    the voice of despair that was consuming her.
    the anger in a Virginia Woolf rant.
    the climax of a Steven King Novel.
    the silhouette of a black cat against the moon.
    the clouds that fronted the storm.
    the shadow that remained when she said goodbye.
    a thief slipping into the night.
    the Black Forest after midnight.
    the cocktail dress that she wore.
    the scorched bowels of Hell.
    the cup of black coffee that she nursed.
    the far side of the full moon above.
    a moonless sky at night.
    the power failure that hit New York City.
    the soul of the devil.
    a John Lee Hooker song.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.