Beyond the door – writing prompt round up

The door opens slowly on its rusty hinges, as if the hand that propels it is afraid of what it might find. The village street is bathed in silence and the long shadows of sunrise.

A patch of motion slips through the crack in the door, seeming to shift and shimmer through many forms as it crosses the little lawn, coalescing into an amorphous density of dancing motes.

She lowers the camera and watches as it approaches the car, crossing the unfamiliar territory between them. A voice unheard touches her mind,

β€œYou summoned me…”


Last week I posted a photograph as a writing prompt on the suggestion of Michelle Clements James. It isn’t something I have done before… and I was so pleased with the response! I have already featured most of them on the blog over the past week, but here they all in in case you missed them.

Do click through to read the stories and poems this little door has sparked in so many creative minds… you won’t be disappointed and you may just find that beyond the door there are writers you have never read and friends you have yet to discover.

TamrahJo at Bally Bin

Paul Lenzi from Poesy plus Polemics

Helen Jones from Journey to Ambeth

Michelle Clements James at Book Chat

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental gave us his own take on the door.

Hugh from Hugh’s Views and News

Florence from Meanings and Musings

Cynthia Morgan at Booknvolume

K.L. Caley at new2writing

Stuart France, a conversation between Don and Wen

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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45 Responses to Beyond the door – writing prompt round up

  1. Helen Jones says:

    Ooh, I like yours, Sue- I hadn’t thought of something coming through the door to this side πŸ™‚


  2. olganm says:

    Very intriguing…:)


  3. macjam47 says:

    Sue, very imaginative. I never gave a thought to something coming through the door. Fantastic.


  4. Morgan says:

    This was a Great Idea πŸ™‚ Thank You for the Invitation πŸ™‚


  5. Wonderful visuals in this–and wonderful stories in that list–all of them!


  6. KL Caley says:

    Oooh great story Sue, even a little sinister. Left it open for the imagination to conjure all sorts. Is he summoned for good or mischief – very intriguing? Great round up too, a chance to catch up on any stories missed. It’s such a good range of ideas from the same image – love it. KL ❀


  7. TamrahJo says:

    You know, for me, this prompt, and the results that manifested opened all kinds of doors to magical worlds full of different perspectives, for me – hmmm… who would have guessed that even a ‘picture’ of the door transports you to world of wonder! Really enjoyed reading the work of all those who participated!


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Wonderful interpretations!


  9. macjam47 says:

    I keep coming back to reread this. That “voice unheard” makes my spine tingle.


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