Photo prompt round up– The Chest… #writephoto

The photograph was taken in Whitby Parish Church and has a story all its own. It is around 300 years old and has three locks… one each for the vicar and the church wardens. It was used to hold the church plate and parish records, but it was stolen in 1743 and thrown over the cliff. The chest was recovered, but the contents were gone.

I have reblogged as many of the entries as possible and include links to all the original posts below. Thank you to everyone who took part, read, shared and commented.

Please click the links to read any you have missed and perhaps discover new blogs… we have new participants again this week! If you have written a post for the prompt and it does not appear here, please let me know in the comments so that I can include it here.

A new photo prompt will follow. Meanwhile…


The Chest

“You will find only what you seek.” The faded script looked as if it had been written in blood upon the parchment. “Will, intent and desire… these are the keys.”

Well, he definitely intended to open the damned thing. He wasn’t having a mystery chest in the cellar of their new home. He turned the first key.

Will? He was determined to solve the mystery… God alone knew what was in there… It could be anything… The second lock snapped open.

Desire? He thought of her, warm and laughing beneath the trees. His face softened as he turned the key. Not mere desire… there was only Love…


Nadia at Becoming Roots

Van by the River

KL Caley at new2writing

Jane Dougherty Writes

Éilis Niamh at The Sound of What Happens

Stuart France

Ritu from But I Smile Anyway

Ken at rivrvlogr

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental


Sri Sudha K at Naa Prapancham, My World…

and a second one here

Marilyn Armstrong from Serendipity

Soul and Spirit

Alka Girdhar at Magnanimous Word

Hugh’s Views and News

Stella Seawaft


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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13 Responses to Photo prompt round up– The Chest… #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Great entries!


  2. I just love Whitby Sue.. and I see this Chest is doing its rounds.. lol.. I hadn’t realised when I visited Van that it was part of a photo challenge. Loved your entry Sue… and I enjoy a good mystery, especially one that allows one to get it off one’s chest .. 😉

    Wishing you a lovely rest of the day..


  3. rivrvlogr says:

    So many responses… this is great!


  4. macjam47 says:

    A beautiful take on the photograph.


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