Wordplay Thursday #130

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.

“Honesty is _____.”

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

“Honesty is giving back that extra penny the cashier gave you by mistake.”

Wordplay Thursday

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 Matthiesen, Jerry Childers, Kim Kondrashoff, Anonymous, Tomas Giraitis, Matt Martoccio, and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #129 (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!

God Bless,


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15 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #130”

  1. Honesty is…

    …my lifelong friend. He can knock me down, but lifts me up again.

    …can be hard to take, but she is never fake. She keeps me awake when my life’s at stake.

    …ain’t always best if I want to keep married and blessed.

  2. Honesty is ____

    … Just about extinct
    …. Optional it seems
    …. An obstacle in overly sensitive society
    … The best policy for me from both where I stand and where I hope to be…. In the end

  3. I’ve asked for your honesty
    Not for your lies
    Now horrible memories
    Disturbing my life

    I’ve asked to be true
    Spit the truth to my face
    Now you cry like a baby
    And I have no choice

    I’ve asked for the honesty
    But got no response
    Truth is hard to handle
    So be honest for once.

    Kick in to kidneys!!!

  4. “Honesty is a blooming flower in the spring sun.”

    “Honesty is the roar of a lion.”

    “Honesty is the death of a politician.”

    “Honesty is a 2am talk with liquor on your breath.”

    “Honesty is the words on this tear soaked handwritten note she left.”

  5. Honesty is…
    -telling your girlfriend that a hole burns in your heart for another.
    -turning around and admitting the fish wasn’t really that big.
    -telling your friend from california you can’t wait for trump to be president.
    -driving back across town during rush hour to return a capo you borrowed during a write.

  6. Honesty is respectful Honesty can hurt Honesty is pure as a child’s innocence Honesty cleanses the soul Honesty is virtuous and appreciated

  7. Honesty is…..
    Dead amongst many because many lack the backbone to withstand backlash.
    Honesty is …..
    Alive within the unwavering faithful.
    Honesty is….
    Subjective because many believe their own lies.
    Honesty is….
    The TRUTH knowing who’s speaking or writing lies, and why.

  8. Honesty is the first look from a newborn’s eyes.

    Honesty is a Google search result.

    Honesty is Simon Cowell.

    Honesty is champagne, good for almost any occasion.

    Honesty is returning the wallet dropped in front of you at the ballgame.

  9. having much less to remember…when making promises one can’t keep.

    in some respects…is having to be cruel to be kind.

    by her definition was the only way I could get her trust.

    simply telling the truth.

    To thine own self be true.

    the antithesis of politicians in general.

  10. Honesty is …….

    – homegrown
    – a politician’s bane
    – the best alternative
    – preferred
    – is Abe’s first name

  11. Honesty is…

    tearing up the divorce papers

    turning in the old woman’s wallet with an extra twenty dollars tucked in

    a crisp salute to a flag-draped coffin

    a four-year-old boy blurting out “She’s fat!” in church

    That first AA meeting

  12. Honesty is a wine-soaked conversation at the end of the day.
    Honesty is singing karaoke.
    Honesty is having a dance-off in the middle of a people circle.
    Honesty is listening to a recording of yourself.
    Honesty is practicing to a metronome.
    Honesty is diving off the edge of the pontoon.
    Honesty is still being awake when the sun rises in patch of purple-orange clouds.

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