Thursday, August 30, 2007

#75 - The End

No, it's not the end of Sunday Scribblings. The prompt this week is "the end."

And I (Laini) want to apologize to Meg and to all of you for my linking issues this summer -- I have been traveling for five weeks and was often without internet access, so I often couldn't be much help getting your links up. BUT. . . I'm home now (yay!) and I promise to do better. Faster linking, starting now!

I also have a very exciting announcement to make! When Meg and I started this site last year, my motivation was to get myself writing new and different things -- and it really worked! I wrote stories, and I loved some of them. And my husband/illustrator Jim and I got the idea to propose a collection of three of them to some publishers as an illustrated book for young adults. Well, I am so thrilled to announce that we have just sold that book, Goblin Fruit to Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic. Yayyyyyy!!! It is comprised of two long short stories and one novella, each of which began life as a prompt HERE. The prompts were: "real life," "music," and "the monster." The stories are creepy, sensual, supernatural romance for teenagers and the book will be fully illustrated in the manner of a classic fairy tale book. So, a BIG tip of my hat to writing prompts, and to this wonderful community of scribblers. Yay! Thanks to all who've participated for the past 75 weeks!

1. liza's eyeview
2. crafty green poet
3. olsum's diary
4. shelley
5. fledgling poet
6. ~kathryn~
7. xegbp
8. clockworkchris
9. stacy
10. jennifer
11. arboleda
12. tiel aisha ansari
13. jeane
14. annie mahoney
15. bug
16. ana
17. gautami tripathy
18. marcy
19. harmonyinline
20. rena
21. lucy
22. herb urban
23. saoirse redgrave
24. silver valley girl
25. gill
26. ambition
27. pacian
28. portals unknown
29. robin
30. ren.kat
31. regina clare jane
32. redness
33. tinker
34. visions and voices studio
35. paul
36. onion
37. lissa
38. ther
39. autrice deldrago
40. leigh in atlanta
41. ish
42. this girl remembers
43. paisley
44. patois
45. matthew
46. tammy
47. ingrid
48. djpare
49. mike mc
50. suseadoodle
51. josie two shoes
52. karina
53. raven
54. becca
55. terina
56. january
57. nuttersnotes
58. papayamom
59. kris
60. hope
61. missmeliss
62. joezul
63. mx-susan
64. giggles
65. jo
66. inland empire girl
67. gilson
68. kelly
69. vintage housewife
70. marie
71. wendy
72. boliyou
73. cynthia e. bagley
74. odessa
75. sister ae
76. thunkful
77. forgetfulone
78. shelby
79. novel nymph
80. jhs
81. tumblewords
82. mks
83. frances
84. sarah
85. micki
86. steve
87. rose
88. roswellgray
89. poppy fields
90. j. matthew saunders
91. annie
92. marilyn
93. mandi
94. luke
95. just jinny
96. nonizamboni
97. homeinkabul
98. dazey rosie
99. rob kistner


Blogger ren powell said...


12:36 AM  
Blogger Liza on Maui said...


12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is very good news!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Liza on Maui said...


Again, congratulations - we are proud of you!

Thanks for the promt.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Congratulations from me too! Here's my slightly SF poem:

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulation! You truly deserve this.
May there be more books in the future. :)

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy for you! May more works come your way! Here's my piece of thought for "The End"

3:36 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...


Here's mine.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Sherri B. said...

This is such fantastic news! Congratulations!! Here is my post for this week:


5:53 AM  
Blogger ~Kathryn~ said...

a beginning not an end for sure !!!

mine is up

6:47 AM  
Blogger xegbp said...


7:02 AM  
Blogger Clockworkchris said...

It's really scribble this week-straight brainstorm

8:34 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

The books sounds terrific - congratulations.


8:38 AM  
Blogger Jen B said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! So, when's the sequel? Just teasin' Keep us posted on everything!

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sandra.if said...


10:13 AM  
Blogger Tiel Aisha Ansari said...


11:09 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

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11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a newcomer (but not new reader).

Please find my piece at:

11:36 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Okay, let's see if I can copy and paste the right page this time...


And congratulations!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Writer Bug said...

congratulations! And you shouldn't even joke about this being the end to Sunday Scribblings!

12:22 PM  
Blogger ANA said...



2:33 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

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6:07 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...



or click:

The Renewal

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed last week completely!! Here's mine for this week and what wonderful news on your book!! I am so pleased for you.


6:40 PM  
Blogger harmonyinline said...



7:07 PM  
Blogger Rena said...



8:12 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Great News! Congrats!
glad your prompt wasn't actually "the end".

read about our backyard excitement....

8:19 PM  
Blogger Herb Urban said...

Congrats! That is so awesome!

Mine is short and sweet this week. I'm visiting family, so my online time is limted. This was the best I could do.


8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great news, Laini (the sale, especially :-)!

Here's my answer to the prompt (and heck yeah, they help get me thinking!):

Thanks for checking it out!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Carol Woolum Roberts said...

Congratulations. What wonderful news.

Here is my post for the week:


10:39 PM  
Blogger Gill said...

Well done! So happy for you :-)

My post is up

10:58 PM  
Blogger Ambition said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! Congrats!


11:58 PM  
Blogger Pacian said...

So this is how the world ends: not with a bang, but with a cryptophonic mind invasion...


4:00 AM  
Blogger Shakti Womyn said...


Well Done! I have really enjoyed reading your blog! SO glad that I found you - Thanks!

4:25 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Congratulations Laini, that's wonderful!

Here's my take on "the end":


4:42 AM  
Blogger ren powell said...

congrats again! hope it leads to such great stories from all of us.

my bit this time (so happy to be back)


4:50 AM  
Blogger Regina said...

Oh, congratulations, Laini!
Here is my offering...


6:03 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Awesome news Laini, you're an inspiration, congraulations!

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to read your new book~

Here's "The End" of this summer:


Happy Labor Day weekend!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Marcella Paliekara said...

That’s wonderful news, congratulations. My response to The End is at http://myvvart.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

8:10 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Congratulations on your publishing. And here's to the next one. And while you're waiting you can read this:

8:45 AM  
Blogger Traveler said...

here's mine


9:23 AM  
Blogger lissa 07 said...

Here's my entry:


9:32 AM  
Blogger Ther said...

here's my contribution for this week

Twelve years of eternity

9:42 AM  
Blogger TMTW said...


10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here I am


10:23 AM  
Blogger Steve Isham said...

loose ends

Loose ends.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Here's mine for this week:


Thank you for bringing such a wonderful little community together. :)

11:58 AM  
Blogger paisley said...

wow... looks like a huge turn out thus far.....

here's mine...


12:26 PM  
Blogger Patois42 said...

As I'd have said 30 years ago: Righteous!

And here's mine:


1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! Thanks for the inspiration every week.


1:32 PM  
Blogger Tammy Brierly said...


My first story is here:


1:50 PM  
Blogger Boricua in Texas said...

This is my second Sunday Scribblings.


5:02 PM  
Blogger DJPare said...


5:53 PM  
Blogger DJPare said...

Also, much congrats on the publishing news! I really liked the sampling that we read here.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:00 PM  
Blogger SuseADoodle said...

it's up but no where near as good as I would like it to be but it was a spur of the moment, so ...


6:29 PM  
Blogger josie2shoes said...

Here is my first contribution to Sunday Scribblings:


I love this concept, and plan to be a regular contributor!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Karina said...

Wow, that's great! Congratulations!

I actually have mine up in time for Sunday this time!!!


7:14 PM  
Blogger Raven said...

Good on ya mate!

My entry..it's been a while since I have played...


7:23 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Laini, what great news! Congratulations!

Here's my scribble for this week (a bit of fiction this time)


7:32 PM  
Blogger TJ said...


7:41 PM  
Blogger January said...


7:46 PM  
Blogger NuttersNotes said...

Good for you! You head down a path sometimes not knowing where it will lead....but you go. You did and look at you!


7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



9:35 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Wow, how fun.

This was a great idea and a lovely site with lots of fun links and stuff to read. :) I'm hereby jumping on the wagon (even though I'm a bit nervous about it):

And congrats!!!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Hope said...

A bit simple but... just what I thought of.


10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the book!

Here's my link - late, but not too much so, I hope:


11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, sorry for this late submission. I've been a bit sick:


1:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an isnpiration, and felicidades on the book sale! I have started mine tonight with my first scribbling:http://www.mexicomusings.com

3:03 AM  
Blogger Giggles said...

How exciting....congratulations!

3:19 AM  
Blogger Jo said...


Jo (this is my first sunday scribbling and I've really enjoyed it).

Congrats on the book.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your writing success!! That is really encouraging to hear from a wannabe writer like myself.

Thanks for starting Sunday Scribblings, I've really enjoyed playing along. :-)

6:33 AM  
Blogger Christy Woolum said...

Congratulations on the book and thanks for continuing to give us this writing opportunity each week.


7:47 AM  
Blogger Gilson said...

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7:48 AM  
Blogger Gilson said...

It's great to do something we like. I'm very happy for you! Here's my poem.


7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations! I will definitely be looking for that when it comes out.

Here is my "The End"


8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting into the swing of things again!


8:11 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Here I am: http://creativespiritfaery.typepad.com/creative_faery/2007/09/sunday-blessing.html

8:37 AM  
Blogger wendy said...


Her's mine..as I tip my hat to Poetry Thursday.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations! Mine is here: http://boliyou.blogspot.com/2007/09/sunday-scribblings-75-end.html

9:14 AM  
Blogger Cyn Bagley said...


The end is never pretty.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Odessa said...

hello everyone! its my first time here. hope my post is not too late. thanks.

10:17 AM  
Blogger sister AE said...

Here is what I decided upon, in the end:


10:27 AM  
Blogger Thunkful said...

Way to go!


11:41 AM  
Blogger Forgetfulone said...


My entry for this week! Congrats on the book.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

mine's up! http://shelbydupree.blogspot.com/2007/09/end-of-road.html

12:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My end, click here.

BTW Good news!!!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Here's my contribution for this week which is also a contest entry!


1:37 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Congratulations! Congratulations!

My response to this weekly prompt:


2:38 PM  
Blogger mks said...

Congratualtions on being published what a great feeling that must be!

My post is up for this week at:


3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! what great news! Congrats!
Just finished posting.
Waving at you from New York.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations from a brand newbie! That's so cool!
Here's mine...


6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



My Rearview Mirror

6:07 PM  
Blogger steve said...

My, what a popular one. here's a little haiku and some art releted to my thoughts on "the End":

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jessica R. said...

Here's mine.
Congratulations on the book!

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I'll be sure to buy a copy when it comes out!

Here's my Scribblings post for this week, it's the Sunday September 2nd Post:

It was easy to write in the respect that it just flowed out, it was hard to write because I started crying as soon as I started writing it and didn't stop until it was finished.

10:23 PM  
Blogger deedee said...

here's mine

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats are in order, and here's mine, finally:


1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only found this blog last week or so, and was REALLY excited because I'd long been looking for some group where we can share our writing! I do a lot of mixed media art, but find that more and more the writing is creeping in, the two complementing each other. So this is just FAB!! I find I need little prompts (OK, a kick up the backside LOL!) to get going with stuff - am *so* looking forward to this!

Regards, Charlotte

Congratulations on your book being published! That is sooo exciting!

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops - meant to ask! I couldn't find any instructions on how to post your entry; which made me wonder if this is an 'invitation only' forum?

Regards, Charlotte

1:58 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

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5:51 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Congratulations! Very exciting.

Here's mine.

Bonniebelle's Legacy

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine's a day late...but it sort of had to be...


7:28 AM  
Blogger Sunday Scribblings said...

Hi Charlotte! Yes, Sunday Scribblings is open to all comers. You just leave a link to your post here in the comments section and we'll add it to the link list. Please leave a permalink (the one that goes straight to your post, rather than to your general blog). That's it -- pretty simple! If you're not sure about links you can look over what people have left up above. Join us!

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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10:27 AM  
Blogger Just Jinny said...


12:36 PM  
Blogger nonizamboni said...


Congratulations by the way!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Andi said...

Well...it would take a long time, and a lot of thinking, but I would like to do a story inspired by the Nine Inch Nails song "Hurt." That is what this reminded me of-"everyone goes awway in the end."

8:57 PM  
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Blogger dazey rosie said...

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12:44 PM  
Blogger dazey rosie said...

well done you. that is really happy news.

here is mine for this week (v quick, v short!)


12:45 PM  
Blogger Rob Kistner said...


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