Wordplay Thursday #78

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.

“That child ran outside as naked as _____.”

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

“That child ran outside as naked as the honest truth.”

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 Helen O’Shea, adamagain47, Megan Brennan, Adam Farr, Eric Velez, Nila, Jeff Green, Debbie Convoy, Tim Bell, Martin Vipond, Tommy Kib, Amy Nichols, Mae Young, Barney Coulter, Willa Thompson, Mark  Westendorf, Brek Lancaster, Eric Tingstad, Michael Klenda, Matt Martoccio, Debbie Davidson, Ken Matthiesen, Renata Scruggs, Michael P. Baker, nomoretories and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #77 (read it here)! Great job!

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25 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #78”

  1. “That child ran outside as naked as grandma did on that one Christmas Eve.”

    “That child ran outside as naked as a politician on judgement day.”

    “That child ran outside as naked as the truth that set him free.”

    “That child ran outside as naked as I felt the day she found out where I’d been.”

    “That child ran outside as naked as the drunk at the bar last night.”

  2. That child ran outside as naked as . . .
    a plucked chicken
    a nightmare
    a bare tree in winter
    a face washed clean by tears of joy
    his laughter as he circled the tree
    a shadow
    his mother’s laughter as she chased him back inside
    a poetry reading

  3. “That child ran outside as naked as _____.”

    … a newborn
    … a Maple tree in January
    … a tree after snowmageddon
    … a Christmas tree on December 26th (Monday Morning Church shout out!)
    … a grape vine in February (shout out to my neighbor!)
    … heartbreak
    … a chicken leg

  4. “That child ran outside as naked as:

    An elm tree in the winter. A bride on her wedding night. The day he popped out. The new guy in a nudist colony.

  5. “That child ran outside as naked as _____.”

    as naked as a shorn sheep

    as naked as a baby Christmas tree

    as naked as a new mattress

    as naked as a midnight beach

    as naked as a window pane

    as naked as an orange

  6. That child ran outside as naked as

    a nudest camp in January
    a centerfold
    a snowman
    a free thinker
    a pole dancer on Saturday Night
    my bald head

  7. The child ran outside as naked as a centerfold.

    The child ran outside as naked as a skinny dipper.

    The child ran outside as naked as Godiva’s ride.

    The child ran outside as naked as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard.

    The child ran outside as naked as an open book.

  8. The child ran outside as naked as…

    a Varsity dog (for those in ATL).
    Curious George.
    a lightning bug.
    a streak of lightning.
    a comet.
    a full moon in Montana.
    frog legs.
    the Coppertone kid.

  9. The child ran outside as naked as a winter tree

    The child ran outside as naked as a pealed potato

    The child ran outside as naked as a drop of rain

    The child ran outside as naked as a teen without a phone

    The child ran outside as naked as a midnight confession

  10. “That child ran outside as naked as___”
    the thoughts of a writer with writers block.
    a Peking duck hanging on it’s hook in the marketplace.
    the hickory switch he was running from.
    a bombing stand-up comic.
    the rear end of a baboon.
    a lamp post reflecting the night lights.
    the aggression of bitter youth.
    a peeled banana.
    the bars in a jail.
    the lies he was telling.
    a cadaver during an autopsy.
    a ping pong ball.
    the leafless winter trees that surrounded him.
    Lady Godiva riding through Coventry.
    a virgin on her wedding night.
    the full moon above.
    the cry of the raven perched on the weather vane.
    the window we watch him from.
    the loss of our rain forests.
    a woman feels during a gynecological exam.

  11. That child ran outside as naked as:
    – a newborn’s soul
    – the top of Kenny Chesney’s head
    – 50 shades of grey
    – a hairless cat
    – plucked chicken

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