Photo prompt round-up – Glimpsed #writephoto

The photograph for this week’s prompt was taken from inside one of the cells at Buckingham Gaol, now a museum. The tiny castle-like building dominates the centre of the town and has a very strange atmosphere. The cell doors were not locked, but could be opene at will, yet the temptation was to close the door and see the world through that tiny slit. I could not help thinking that the cells were a perfect analogy for those who feel they are shut away from like, inside looking out….and for those who remain shut in when the door to life is open.




 Souls grieve behind open doors

Yearning for freedom

Yet more great contributions this week. Some posts have been reblogged, but please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! A new prompt will be published later today…come and join in!

The vagaries of WordPress mean that occasionally a pingback won’t get through. If you have written a piece for this week’s challenge and it does not appear below, please leave a link in the comments and I will add it to the list.


My thanks to this weeks contributors:

Stuart France


Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Lady Lee Manila

Kim at Writing in North Norfolk

Jan from Strange Goings On in the Shed

Jane Dougherty Writes

Helen Jones at Journey to Ambeth

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Ken at rivrvlogr

Neel from Neel Writes


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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9 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Glimpsed #writephoto

  1. Davy D says:

    An excellent poem and take on the photo Sue. I like the illusion that somehow we are all prisoners.


  2. Some people make their own prisons.


  3. Yes, she’s right, “Some People make their own Prisons”. When there is an open door in the front, they are busy looking at the closed window behind them.


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