Wordplay Thursday #143

Wordplay Thursday

Welcome to Wordplay Thursday!

“Family is _____.”

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 try to get at least ONE IMAGE in at least one of your plays.

“Family is _____.”

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

“Family is UNO at the kitchen table on a Tuesday night.

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, Rita Schroeder, Barney Coulter, Tamanie, Linda Keser, Joe MacKennon, Ken Matthiesen, Ed, Jim McCarter, Jeff Green, Ty Devine, Larry M Clark, Todd, Debbie Convoy, Kim Kondrashoff, Kris Fisher, Tommy Kib, Steve Bracklin, McD, Amy Carlock, Pam Parker, Joe Slyzelia and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #142 (read it here)! Great job!



God Bless and Enjoy the Journey,


Man vs. PRO

37 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #143”

  1. Family is ___

    – Grandma’s house filled to capacity, music in the living room, food cooking in the kitchen and kids running around the farm.

    – Everyone hanging out telling stories on the farm under the giant oaks after a loved one’s funeral

    – getting all gussied up to go sit together at church and celebrate the birth of our savior

    – forgetting for a little while whatever you thought needed to get done to help out with the harvest and get the bounty in before the storm arrives

    – friends always ready to lend a hand and help, or an ear to hear you out without judgement

  2. Family is the shelter that shields you from life’s storms
    The home fire burnin that leads you home when you’ve lost your way

  3. Family is ________.
    – Sunday school, Sunday sermon and Sunday fried chicken.
    – reunions and rememberances.
    – country cousins and city kids.
    – a grandmother’s smile, while looking at her creations.
    – first friends, fall fun and funerals.

  4. Family is…
    Th cheering section in the bleachers as you turn and smile in your navy blue cap and gown.

    The peanut butter and jelly between God and Country.

  5. Mama cooking biscuits in the kitchen
    smell of bacon frying in the pan
    Daddy says the blessing for the meal
    memories like this, my mind loves to steal

  6. Family is true unconditional love
    Family is the gift chosen for us by God
    Family is shelter from life’s storms
    Family is in the reflection in the mirror

  7. Family is a blessing not everyone has
    Together you make memories, the good and the bad
    Family is singing sweet amazing grace
    While not afraid to show the tears streaks on your face
    Family is knowing there’s someone who will care
    They tell you to keep trying and lift you up in prayer

  8. Family is sunrise to sunset
    Family is Everest and the Grand Canyon
    Family is the lazy river ride and sometimes the Kingda Ka
    Family is Sunday morning hugs surrounded by stained glass windows
    Family is a bonfire, marshmallows and stories told during the roasting

  9. Sitting in the same pew in church.
    Taking the young ones to an amusement park.
    Everyone at GrandMa’s on holidays.

  10. Family is a Holy Bible filled with underlined scriptures …. wedding pictures…newspaper clippings, tear stains and dried funeral lilies … full names and dates written in the front … memorializing each one of us … getting saved and baptized at The Church of Christ…

  11. -Family is loading up the old station wagon for another summer vacation
    -Family is that warm feeling you get when you see your kids running to greet you at the end of long work day
    -Family is always there, when the rest of the world isn’t
    -Family is that familiar feeling of having been there before
    -Family feels like home

  12. Family is all the fledglings hunkered down snug in their nest as Mama’s wings shelter them from the storm.

  13. Family is like nice hot spicy ribs off the grill; spicy, sweet, filling and you can hardly wait for ’em.

  14. Family is a circling of the wagons when your at your most vulnerable.

    Family is that array smiling friendly faces at your hospital bedside there to greet you with plenty of well wishes!

    Family is & can be another term for ambivalence.

    Family is blood whether it’s good or bad…it’s still blood.

    Family is as complex as honours math…which I’m still trying to comprehend…

  15. Family is_____

    …running to the window yelling “Daddy’s home!”
    …every pay day hearing Pop say “The Eagle has landed”
    …Mom packing the world’s greatest lunch
    …the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa
    …the memories of “get out and play”

  16. Family is ____

    ….a backseat chorus of “Daddy’s lost!”, and laughing every time he denied it
    …the sturdiest and most precious of trees

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