Wordplay Thursday #106

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.

“He was as disappointed as _____.”

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

“He was as disappointed as a mosquito in a mannequin factory.”

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!

And thanks to Ken Matthiessen, Tommy Kib, Theresa, Linda Keser, Buddy Lewis, Jaredith Mize, Nick S., Barney Coulter, Chris, Kim Kondrashoff, Mae Young, Carol Katterjohn, Joe Slyzelia and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #105 (read it here)! Great job!

Wordplay Thursday is a great way to the get the creative juices flowing and get some songs started. But what about finishing songs? Sometimes that can be more difficult. That’s why I’ve written “Finish Your Song! 20 Ways To Overcome Creative Roadblocks.” Click here to find out how to finish more songs faster and better. Or click on the image below. Thanks!

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15 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #106”

  1. Hey hey missed playing with words for a few weeks! Glad to be back. Let me dust off the old brain…
    “He was as disappointed as an orphan on Christmas morning.”

    “He was as disappointed as a voter on November 8th.”

    “He was as disappointed as poor man at a country concert in the beer line.”

    “He was as disappointed as a bath with no bubbles.”

    “He was as disappointed as a song writer with a dream a no money.”

  2. “He was as disappointed as _____.”

    – … the guy that found out Ickey Woods was handed his cold cuts, and that was the last of them before running out

    – … The dad pulling up to Chick-Fil-A for breakfast realizing it’s Sunday not Saturday

    – … Clark Griswold finally arriving at Wally World

    – … Him watching the love of his life marry a total jerk

    – … A songwriter receiving really stinging feedback on a song they wrote about a loved one.

  3. “He was as disappointed as _____.”
    -a dunce on test day.
    -broken kite on a windy day.
    -a drunk on election day.
    -a cowboy with a three legged horse.
    -a blind guy at a swim suit contest.

  4. “He was as disappointed as___”
    –that day seemed long
    –,he silently cried ‘Why?’
    –a writer with no words
    –a homesick pup looking for a home

  5. “He was as disappointed as _____.”

    .. a car dealer in a hailstorm
    … a vegan in a butcher-shop
    … a teenager without cell service
    … a farmer in a drought
    … a man with a comb-over (Donald Trump ) in a windstorm

  6. He was as disappointed as Barkley doing a trick and not getting a treat.

    He was as disappointed as a good guitarist playing on old strings.

    He was as disappointed as a fisherman returning to shore with nothing to show.

    He was as disappointed as a kid getting sugar-free candy at Halloween.

    He was as disappointed as Tiger Woods scoring a double bogey.

  7. He was as disappointed as _______.

    – a 5 on a par 4
    – losing a no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth
    – bull with no cows
    – a race car driver running out of gas
    – songwriter with no hits

  8. He was as disappointed as:

    a smoker whose lighter quit.

    a sleepy secretary with a cracked carafe.

    a groom with a flat tire.

    a guitarist with a snapped string.

    a sailboat captain in the doldrums.

  9. He was as disappointed as…
    not winning April, 2015, The Cottage Life Al Purdy Potty Poetry Contest.
    not placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the 2015 Discover Personal Loans Video Contest.
    as…not winning 2014 Writer’s Digest Poetry Contest.
    as…not placing in the 2015 USA Songwriting Contest.
    as…not winning the July, 2015, Red, White and Win short, short essay contest.
    as…..as…as…aint nothing going to stop me from writing.

  10. He was as disappointed as:
    – a woman on her forgotten anniversary
    – a child who’s daddy couldn’t make his ballgame
    – an unrequited lover
    – spider without a fly
    – person’s no show first date

  11. He was as disappointed as
    ~ he had been the day he left her crying on the floor in the closet.
    ~ usual when his little girls visit came to an end.
    ~ she was that their love melted into a pool of tears on the floor.
    ~ the time he turned his back on his brother who asked for forgiveness. A week later he passed. He realized he was here again back in another mess.

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