Wordplay Thursday #135

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.

And this week, let’s try to get at least one image in at least one of our plays.

“A first crush is _____.”

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

“A first crush is spending all of English class covering the margins of your notebook paper with his name… and flowers.

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 Brandon Tijolo Russ, Mitch Matthews, Wally, Debbie Convoy, Nick S, Kim Kondrashoff,  Barney Coulter, Dionne Kumpe, MW McDonough,  Joe Slyzelia, and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #134 (read it here)! Great job!


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God Bless and Enjoy the Journey,


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15 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #135”

  1. A first crush is like riding a roller coaster for the first time—exhilarating and scary. It makes you giddy and nauseated at the same time. Afterward, you still your shaky legs and psych yourself up to do it again.

  2. A first crush is…

    …the joy of hormones singing their first song.

    …sweating bullets just to say “Hello.”

    …sweeter than honey on the tongue.

    …your first adventure climbing the highest mountain you’ve ever seen.

    …as wondrous as the first flower of spring.

  3. A first crush….
    is hopefully your last one if the bone crushing object lets you survive its gut smashing crush!

  4. A first crush is:
    -the breeding ground of testosterone.
    -what mom has been warning you about.
    -when you look at her and she looks back.

  5. A first crush is…
    – deflating
    – that desire to dress cool, catch the bus and make it to 7th grade homeroom, even though you hated school.
    – a lasting memory
    – the reason to attempt the second

  6. is & can be…an all consuming yearning of extreme highs & lows.

    is like being in some hypnotic trance, like a moth to flame with only thoughts of that cute blonde girl that sits next to you in math.

    is that embarrassing moment when you let it slip out…your in love with your 1rst grade teacher … as turns she turns beet red & stammers for the class to quiet down… while they screech with continuous laughter.

    is waking up one day & feeling momentous relief that it’s finally over.

    is suddenly getting light headed like your walking on clouds only to find out you’ve been hit one of Cupid’s arrows.

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