Photo prompt round-up: Storm #writephoto

Beyond the stormclouds

Where hope pierces the darkness

The sun is shining

Even a broken fortress

Can give solace and shelter


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at the ruins of Kilpeck Castle in Herefordshire. We had gone to Kilpeck to visit its famous Norman church with its spectacular carvings around the door, the west window… and the amazing corbels.


What we had not expected was the quiet serenity of the interior, or its wonderful apse over the place where underground streams are said to meet. Nor had we expected the land to wear so many memories of ancient settlements… or a moated Norman Castle on the very doorstep of the church.

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And, as luck would have it, the castle provided us with a perfect setting for a photoshoot for the book we were working on at the time…  Mister Fox and the Green Man , a pictorial retelling of Arthurian tales that feature the Green Knight and Sir Gawain. And one of those pictures provided an early writephoto prompt…



Thank you to everyone who took part, visited or reblogged the posts or left comments for their authors.

A new prompt will be published later today. As always, I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up next Thursday.

All the posts are listed below, so please click on the links below to read them and leave a comment for the author!

Pingbacks do not always come through… if you have written a post for this challenge and it does not appear in the round-up, please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will add it to the list.

An invitation to writephoto writers…

As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto writers to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! Click here for details.

Come and join in!

Thank you to all Contributors!

Please click the links to read and comment on the author’s site.

Irini Indjibeli at Metamorphose

M. K. Lee at Telling Tales


Christine Bialczak at Stine Writing

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Jane Dougherty Writes

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Honoré Dupuis at Of Glass and Paper

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Catherine Ross at Writer of Fantasy & Fiction

Lady Lee Manila

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Cheryl at The Bag Lady

Geoff Le Pard at TanGental

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Willow Willers at willowdot21

The Indishe

Diana Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

Jules at Jules Pens Some Gems…

Na’ama Yehuda

Di at pensitivity101

Brian F Kirkham at The Inkwell

Neha at Forgotten Meadows

Goff James at Art, Photography and Poetry

Nascent Ederren  at The Ederren

Reena Saxena

Kim Blades

Observations of the Urban Spaceman

Iain Kelly

Helen Jones of Journey to Ambeth

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Image Credit: © Ritu Bhathal

In fear of darkness

Competing with Creation

We banish shadows

Our sulphurous glow blinds us

To the beauty of the night


Tanka for Colleen’s poetry challenge


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Oncoming storm ~ Tina Stewart Brakebill #writephoto

an oncoming storm

harbinger of future doom

echoes history

Continue reading at Tina Stewart Brakebill

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Spring-cleaning #midnighthaiku

February storms

Winter’s weakness swept away

New growth sees the light

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#ShortWritz: End of the Road ~ Steve Tanham

The A66 road connects east and west across northern England and runs through some of the highest parts of the Pennine Hills. Notorious for its severe winter winds that topple heavy wagons, it’s also very beautiful.

Continue reading at Sun in Gemini

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Cappamore ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

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I’m trying to let go of this story, but Sue’s photograph won’t let me. For her Thursday photo prompt.

Cappamore. It was tumbled down long ago because the heart had gone out of it. No one lived there after Aoife died, after her murderer died, after the old animosities and tragic misunderstandings had been put to rest. Isobel saw to that. She remembered it only as the place where her mother had wandered like a wraith after Richard died, unable to come to terms with her loss. Isobel didn’t remember her father, no more than she remembered her brother who died too, both in the lake, both at Cappamore. But she felt his warmth and the passion of her parent’s love in the stones, in the air.

Continue reading at Jane Dougherty Writes

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Colleen Chesebro reviews “Mr. Sagittarus” by MJ Mallon

Reblogged from Word Craft:

Featuring a Special Release Day Read!


Mr. Sagittarius: Poetry and Prose by [Mallon, M J]

About this Book

Twin brothers Harold and William love the magic of the natural world.

When Harold dies he leaves a simple memorial request.

Will his brother William and his sister Annette honour it?

Or, will the garden work its magic to ensure that they do.

A magical story expressed via an original compilation of poetry and prose with photographic images.

Continue reading at Word Craft

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Life With a Small Dog, Doggerel

Five stars for the Small Dog…

Kathy Lauren Miller

Five stars for this wonderful foray into the world of a dog with its human.  Sue Vincent, the human in question, carves rhyming sentences into sweet and often comic vignettes.

I’m a dog lover so I was drawn to a book all about Ani, a photogenic doggy.  I love all of her incredible expressions. What’s more amazing is Ani’s story is done entirely in verse, rhyming  verse, no less. It’s a delightful read all about Ani and her human’s daily adventures. If you are a dog lover, like me, you’ll want to read this well told story.

Happy  Doggerel reading.

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Storm ~ Hayley R. Hardman #writephoto

The remains of the tower rose in the distance. It was hard actually to call it a tower now because it just looked like a lump of rock on the grassy hillside. It was the place Rhys and Ffion always met at and had been since they were children.

Today, Ffion had arrived first. She entered the tower and sat down on some stones crafted into a bench. Above, someone had built a roof and blocked off what had been a spiral staircase. It was a freezing but sturdy little shelter.

Continue reading at The Story Files

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Men of Meaning…


All you ‘men of science’…

Busy seeking spirit in matter…

Continue reading at France & Vincent

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