Underground – photo prompt


High on a heather-covered hilltop, we were looking for a stone circle. Instead, we found what looked very like a weathered burial mound… not altogether unexpected in an area where ancient stones and circles abound. What was unusual was the tunnel into the mound beneath a stone lintel.


Being the one with the camera, it was me who went head first underground, into what appeared to be an alien landscape of luminous lichens and glowing filaments, where the tunnel stretched back into the darkness, far beyond my sight…

… but which gave me a shot that I think might make a good photo prompt ๐Ÿ™‚

So, in 100 words or lessโ€ฆ where does the tunnel lead your imagination?


Create a post on your own blogโ€ฆ poetry, prose, humourโ€ฆ by Wednesday 16th March and link back to this post with a pingback. Some posts will feature on the blog during the week and all posts will be included in a round up on Thursday.

Feel free to use the photo in your post if you wish.

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 scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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57 Responses to Underground – photo prompt

  1. Judy Martin says:

    These photos are great Sue. I love the colours of the first one, the strangeness of the second, and the mystery of the third one. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Aileen says:

    Flipping heck, you’re brave! Good photo prompt.


  3. smackedpentax says:

    How strange…cant think what it could be..


  4. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland and commented:
    The heather is so beautiful

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  5. Helen Jones says:

    Oh my goodness, Sue, you are brave! Now I’m thinking about where the tunnel goes…


  6. As you know I love these places and your photographs are a very good replacement for actually being there. Can’t beat a walk through the moors in cold weather followed by a decent cup of tea back at your lodgings. Oh well, and its back to real life for me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  7. TanGental says:

    Render unto Caesar

    โ€˜Where are we Arthur?โ€™
    โ€˜No idea Ford. Looks like a tunnel. Sort of curved and hairy. And… Yuk!โ€™
    โ€˜What is it?โ€™
    โ€˜The walls are sticky.โ€™
    โ€˜Smells bloody odd. Iโ€™ll taste itโ€ฆโ€™
    โ€˜Wait! It might be poisonous. Where are we?โ€™
    โ€˜What did you say, just before you sat on the Infinite Improbability Drive?โ€™
    โ€˜Iโ€™ll give Zaphod an earful alright.โ€™
    โ€˜And heโ€™d saidโ€ฆโ€™
    โ€˜Come, plebs lend me your ears, or some such.โ€™
    โ€˜You donโ€™t think?โ€™
    โ€˜Yuk. It tastes of wax.โ€™
    โ€˜Look down there. The guy with the toga and knife. Heโ€™s going to stab someone.โ€™
    โ€˜Watch out. Finger incomingโ€ฆโ€™

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  8. KL Caley says:

    Ooh intriguing. You really are brave as others have said, Sue! A distant relative to Alice yourself maybe? Lol. Great prompt again. KL โค


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  11. Ritu says:

    Sorry I took my time this week,but here is my little offering!


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  14. Donna says:

    I loved the photos and just had to write a short story to go with it. Thank you Sue for such a fun challenge. Here is my story http://dadojodest.com/2016/03/14/home/


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  17. kiwinana says:

    Another week gone, here’s my post for your Underground Photo Prompt. http://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2016/03/15/light-in-the-tunnel/


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  19. I’m so glad I found your blog, and this post. I couldn’t resist joining the challenge…


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