Wordplay Thursday #159

Wordplay Thursday

Welcome to Wordplay Thursday!

“Hope 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 IMAGERY in at least one of your plays!

“Hope is ________.”

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

“Hope is when you see your crush slamming her boyfriend’s car door in tears.”

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!

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God Bless and Enjoy the Journey,



15 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #159”

  1. – Hope is dope
    – Hope is how I cope
    – Hope is renewed with each rise of the sun
    – Hope is always left when help is given
    – Hope is who stole my heart, then she tore it all apart, now I’m finding hope again in the one who’s blood the cross did stain.

  2. Hope is…
    wishing he’d call and then feeling your phone vibrate in the back pocket of your jeans.

    Hope is…
    seeing the sun trying to poke through those clouds, as if telling them to go away
    as you’re looking out the the window on the morning of your wedding day.

    Hope is…
    Seeing an exit sign with that fuel pump icon on a lonely stretch of highway and the needle is on E.

    Hope is…
    for the future
    thankful is for the past
    for what it taught us
    and that it didn’t last

  3. Hope is…….

    -the bounce and slow bite of a white dimpled ball, as the finely manicured blades of grass and shape of the earth lead it on it’s merry way.

    -the soft, smooth texture of your newborn’s skin against your left arm, while you keep an eye on bankers and fund managers via digital data in your hand.

    -the deafening rumble and cheer of a Saturday two-toned mass of people, as they clash with emotion and motivate their well-oiled, gridiron machines below.

    -the trembling walk of a man who came from great distances in the back of the room, and made it all the way to the front before he broke down while kneeling.

    -devouring grandma’s Sunday fried chicken so fast, because the thick, sweet, apple pie smell coming from the kitchen makes you greedy.

  4. A long night traveling
    My mind racing
    Hope is moving me on

    Will she be waiting
    Arms a reaching
    To welcome me back home
    Hope is the road I’m on

  5. “Hope is __________.”

    …hidin’ in the back of my mind,
    waitin’ for a chance to come out

    …slowly drifting away,
    sending me an SOS

    …the day she smiled hello,
    and I waved my past goodbye

    …one of these green-light days
    when everything goes my way

    …what’s keepin’ me afloat

    …always standing next to my side,
    whisperin’ in my ear
    ‘come along for the ride’

  6. is all you’ve got…when you’ve got nothing to lose…

    is plausible…if the odds are heavily in your favor.

    …is something that once it’s gone…can quickly be replaced with desperation & anger…in search of a random target…

    is emotionally essential for survival such as food, water & air are for our physical survival.

    ”Hope” is a little town in northern B.C. Canada & once you’ve gone through it….your approaching another little town called ”Spuzzum” a.k.a. ” Beyond Hope ”….

  7. Hope is… an excellent guitar student
    Hope is… in my heart
    Hope is… the anchor to my soul
    Hope is… hanging on to the rope
    Hope is… definitely no joke

  8. Hope is the look on your dog’s face as he watches you eat a steak.
    Hope is a lottery ticket.
    Hope is the start of a new football season.
    Hope is a third party candidate.
    Hope is a new born baby.

  9. Hope is….

    ….buying a guitar to impress your high school crush who doesn’t know you exist.

    …. seeing a sparkle when your eyes first meet.

    ….cautiously walking into the doctor’s office to hear the test results.

    ….seeing the biggest fish in the lake cresting when you cast your first line.

    ….your hound’s face when he smells your dinner cooking.

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