Thursday, March 13, 2008

#102 -- Smorgasbord

So, a "smorgasbord" is a buffet-style meal served in Sweden, traditionally at the holidays; in America it is a serve-yourself-whatever-you-want-type restaurant. Here, it can be either of these things, or you can choose a prompt from among the first 101 Sunday Scribblings prompts! I don't think there is anyone who has done them all, and I thought it was time to collect them all together, so here they are. Choose away!

[Warning: Don't you dare link to an old post on this one!!]

What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail? --- Real Life --- When we were wee --- Chocolate --- Why I live where I live --- My Shoes --- The books I would write --- Three Wishes --- First Love --- Earliest Memory --- Mystery --- Bed --- Music --- Two Peas in a Pod --- Hotel Stories --- With Baggage --- Thief! --- My 2 Cents --- Who else I might have been --- Who else can I still be? --- The Inner Life of Pets --- Monster --- Fortune Cookie --- I would never write... --- Google Magic --- Instructions --- Skin --- If I could stop time --- Good --- Bedtime Stories --- Morning --- I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. --- Hero --- Nemesis --- In the last hour --- Punishment and Reward --- Anticipation --- Change --- Destination --- Kissing --- I have an idea --- Fantasy --- Chronicles --- Goodbyes --- Yummy --- Crush --- Troubled --- Superstition --- Dream Journey --- Inspiration --- In the Kitchen --- Deepest darkest --- In the news... --- Secret Identity --- Rooted --- Wings --- Ocean --- Second Chance --- Masks -- Simple --- The Town Mouse & the Country Mouse --- Spicy --- Eccentricity --- I have a secret --- What's your sign? --- Slippery --- Hair --- Wicked --- Phenomenon --- Decision --- Goosebumps --- Dear Diary --- I get that sinking feeling --- the end --- Writing --- Collector Personality --- Hi, my name is... --- Powerful --- First Job, Worst Job, Dream Job --- My first act as Queen/King of the World would be... --- Hospital --- Money --- Left & Right --- I Carry --- Misspent youth --- Walk --- Competition --- Dance --- Holiday Memories --- Now & Then --- New --- The Date --- Fellow Travelers --- Miscellaneous --- Foul --- Fridge Space --- Sleep (and/or Teeth) --- Passion --- Time Machine --- The Experiment

and that brings us up to date on almost 2 years of Scribblings. Take your pick, and have fun!


Blogger Devil Mood said...

What a fabulous idea! :)
My problem with so much variety is that I'll have to choose. I like the variety per se, choosing is the problem.
*sigh* I'll have to sleep on it.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous keith hillman said...

I chose a subject near to my heart! 'In the kitchen'

6:23 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I love this. Truly!

7:00 PM  
OpenID fearfullymade said...

Now I know what smorgasbord means! A bit of a trip down memory lane reading through all the old prompts!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Rob Kistner said...

My choice was 'Rooted'.

8:20 PM  
OpenID winedarksea said...


8:50 PM  
Anonymous susiej said...

I picked "in the kitchen" and nothing to do with good. Fun prompts.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous susiej said...

I meant, "In the kitchen" and nothing to do with FOOD!

10:21 PM  
Blogger texasblu said...

what fun! Thanks for the gift of choice - I chose "I have an idea". :)

10:44 PM  
Blogger Leonard Blumfeld said...

Thanks for the tasty smorgasbord. I helped myself to a serving of "Morning" and to another of "Three Wishes," combining them in Morning & Three Wishes.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Thaleia said...

I decided to pick two: "Walk" and "passion"

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Mad Kane said...

I chose "rooted:" Yard Yarns.

1:52 AM  
Blogger M as in Mint said...

Here's what i am dishing out - Untitled - I know it fits in the Smorgasbord somewhere..but where?! Any help please in fixing the flavour!

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Redness said...

Like so many times before Sunday Scribblings Synchronicity again ... many previous prompts applied to my saga ... you girls are stupendous xx ;)Thank YOU!

4:42 AM  
OpenID Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Too many choices but I went with eccentricity.



5:38 AM  
Blogger Granny Smith said...

How nice to be able to choose among those prompts that happened even before I began to blog!

Thank you for the opportunity!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

boy this topic got me hot!

I really enjoyed seeing all the prompts listed, there are so many I wish I would have done. :)

10:19 AM  
Blogger desert rat said...

I picked three to work with: skin, crush and wings.

11:47 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

I chose "eccentric" from one of my archived posts Life Lesson #2: Be Eccentric Now

1:11 PM  
Blogger Greyscale Territory said...

What a brilliant topic! The trouble was choosing from a feast of ideas! Hope you enjoy my posting!


3:33 PM  
Blogger OneMoreBeliever said...

what an excellent idea of this week's prompt... bravo!!! i will be back...

4:34 PM  
Anonymous keith hillman said...

I've used 97 of the prompts! 4 more to go.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm new around here, so I think my older stuff should count.

But I'll behave and play by the rules this time.

Baking Cookies

8:30 PM  
Blogger myrtle beached whale said...

I used the prompt "Anticipation" and I hope you will think in a unique way.

9:19 PM  
Blogger January said...

This is great! I chose, "The Books I Would Write."

Congrats on almost two years of prompts!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Sian said...

I chose a Bedtime Story

1:55 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Mea Culpa x 2.

I didn't choose just one prompt.
It is a little bit bit long.
But in my defence, I had a fantastic time writing this.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

What great fun! SusieJ has been telling me to do this, so I entered with the prompt "Why I live where I live.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous This Eclectic Life said...

Sorry...EEK! I keep forgetting my blog is on Wordpress now. Shelly Kneupper Tucker is at This Eclectic Life

It's so hard for WordPress folks (scatterbrained ones) to comment correctly on Blogger

4:20 AM  
Blogger Lilibeth said...

It actually fits my week well, so I just wrote about it. A smorgasborg of work--and those who disdain it.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous colleen said...

What does a FORTUNE COOKIE and a four leaf clover found in a dusty of book have in common?

7:58 AM  
Blogger Molly said...


9:38 AM  
Blogger arboleda said...

Hola....... "arboleda" está aquí de nuevo!

10:48 AM  
OpenID bellamocha said...

What a terrific choice- thank you for giving us free reign!

Mine is 'When We Were Wee' and it's up at

Happy weekend!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Amarettogirl said...

Hey Everybody!! I didn't think I would be able to participate this week at all since I am traveling - but I got some time at the Airport!! We are about to board so I got to go! I will try (though I can't promise) to check out as many SS contributors as I can from PARIS!!! Wish me luck!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous solsamba said...

I did 'Introductions' but it is not a usual 'my name is'....
It is the real me!
Thanks for all your support.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Macii said...

I get scared when things get abstract. It was simply by fluke I decided to do Real Life!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Thinking aloud said...

My, that was too much variety..It was tough making up my mind...but here is my offfering :)


9:25 PM  
Blogger --jenna said...

hungry now...:)

9:49 PM  
Blogger jill terry said...


10:10 PM  
Blogger Solitaire said...

I chose to write about My First Love.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Jane Doe said...

I chose the prompt 'Troubled' for my story.

2:12 AM  
Blogger Remiman said...

Good day Scribblers,
Such an array of choices today. Literally a smörgåsbord of literary endeavors. I'm in a conundrum; I don't know which to taste first.
May I suggest to you, to place this morsel on your plate:


4:38 AM  
Blogger amy said...

I felt a little guilty getting to take advantage of the smorgasbord, being new to the group, so thanks. I chose hair!


6:31 AM  
Blogger Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

This is very popular this week -- only 10:30 a.m. Sunday and I'm #72...excellent turn out!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

To much choice this week.

8:03 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

great idea...
i chose hair...
as it was already on my mind
this week

8:41 AM  
Blogger Lori V. said...

Ack! Why do I always forget to link to the actual post and not the blog in general?!?!!

Here's the actual post, if you're interested:


8:49 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I chose bed.

Fun to write.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Leigh Lear said...

so i'm not sure i want to specifiy a certain prompt, it actually goes with a couple, but this was perfect for me. i had one already done today and wondered where i'd put it. thanks.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

Better late than never. I choose "Dear Diary". It was harder than I thought it would be to write about.

11:29 AM  
Blogger ThomG said...

I chose skin. Not my best...

Touch, Skin, Flesh

2:16 PM  
Blogger ell said...

This one ended up in a totally unexpected place.

Since I haven't been a very regular contributor, I thought I'd catch up all at once. I used all the prompts, minus the 8 I've already used.

Much, much more difficult than I thought. I found out it ain't easy trying to write something even semi-coherent out of that many different prompts!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous roswellgray said...

I love planning THESE kinds of smorgasboards:

Is there a way that there could be a quick link set up so the smorgasboard of topics could become a permanent buffett, say, if we WANTED to try to do all of them?

3:47 PM  
Anonymous lifedoesntimitate said...

Cool, cool. This is my first Sunday Scribble. I chose to do one on "Sleep (and/or Teeth)". I was informed of the Scribble by thisgirlremembers, and it was a ton of fun. My post can be found at http://lifedoesntimitate.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/12/

While your there, feel free to look around and read some other posts.

-- lifedoesntimitate

5:28 PM  
Anonymous lifedoesntimitate said...

Ack! I know it doesn't really matter, but I meant "While YOU'RE there...," not "While YOUR there..."

5:31 PM  
Blogger sage said...

Mine's finally done, I didn't have enough time this afternoon to finish it, my nap interferred!


5:39 PM  
Blogger smtwngrl said...

This was fun. I continued my story from last week using smorgasbord AND kissing.


6:01 PM  
Blogger LN- Nickers and Ink said...

What fun! I loved the SMORGASBORD of ideas this time! It was hard to choose just one . . . but I took SMORGASBORD.


7:28 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Mine will be up in a few minutes. So great to see the whole list. :)

8:57 PM  
Anonymous j. matthew saunders said...

I need to be more consistent in doing this. The prompt I used was "Time Machine."

9:16 PM  
Blogger Overeducated Twit said...

First time :). I'm snagging some "inspiration."

10:00 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

This was such a treat. I went back to read some of my past entries. It was a real pleasure.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous This Girl Remembers said...

Oh, wonderful! I latched onto "earliest memory" and had great fun reminiscing. :)

She Was Born with It

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...


Here's "COOKING DOWN A STORM," right on my blog page. Scroll down, and look in the right-hand column, in the blue bar.


Or . . . you can read it here:

Cooking Down a Storm

6:44 AM  
Blogger Shyam said...

That was a difficult one! So much to choose from! :)

7:02 AM  
Blogger Miss Iyer said...

I know I'm late. But who would want to miss an opportunity like this? :D I picked Passion!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous wordsmithgrrl said...

I like writing about food... thanks!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Fascinating prompt ... thank you! JP/deb

10:19 PM  
Anonymous missalister said...

Another better late than never... Your prompt #102, my SS week #5, “Sunday Scribblings – The smorgasbord challenge” I broke the rules and turned it into a challenge for myself, to see if I could write something in true overstuffed smorgasbord style, with all 102 Sunday Scribblings prompts crammed into it...AND have it turn out not too horribly... I'm not thrilled with the result, but it could be worse. It was fun and it WAS a challenge.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Jane Doe said...

Hi there! I am starting a blogroll of writing prompt sites on my blogs and was wondering if you minded if I added you to my list.

2:24 AM  
OpenID steerforth said...

One for Nemesis!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Ava and Alberta said...

You must have been reading my mind! Last week my sister and I set up an inspirational art and writing blog for my high school students(and anyone else). Then they asked me to teach them how to start a blog. So today I did and I decided to use their blogs instead of the traditional journals used in most high school English classes. On the way home from school I realized that I needed a list of tipics, and like magic here one is . Thank you!!!!

3:01 PM  
OpenID niebla said...

Here's a flash story on Who else I might have been.

1:43 AM  
Blogger niyo said...

while i was skimming through the list the first thing that caught my attention was two peas in a pod. but so many topics to choose from!

6:22 AM  
Blogger Thornbird said...

Thank you for this post. I've never done a Sunday Scribblings post before. I'm so excited! I've chosen Left & Right and a bit of Instructions. The blog name is Loose Ends.

6:16 AM  
Blogger newhardware said...

while i was skimming through the list the first thing that caught my attention was two peas in a pod. but so many topics to choose from!http://www.ayirmabuyusu.com

7:00 AM  

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