Photo prompt round up – Mystery #writephoto

The prompt photo was taken in Derbyshire at the oddest of places. It is a mixture of natural countryside, ancient and carved stones and a truly mysterious landscape constructed by a minister, a member of that same Eyre family whose name was used  by Charlotte Bronte. This particular doorway, carved into the hillside, leads into what is known as the ‘condemned man’s cell’. You can read more about the place and see a few more pictures by clicking here.




Condemnation guaranteed

For those who question

If I choose to go within

My prison will disappear

There were some fantastic contributions again this week. I reblogged as many as I could. 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.


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:


Michael from Morpeth Road

Melissa Barker Simpson

Jan Malique at Strange Goings On in the Shed

Neel Anil Panicker at neelwrites

Ellen Best

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway


Jane Dougherty Writes

Lorraine at My Frilly Freudian Slip

Hayley at The Story Files

Lady Lee Manila

Stuart France

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

KL Caley from new2writing

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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8 Responses to Photo prompt round up – Mystery #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    That is indeed strange!!! Great entries again Sue!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bernadette says:

    What a sad entrance. Your story about it reminds me of the Bridge of Sighs.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I see now, having clicked through, why I wrote of the area in my piece — yet having never been there. Took my cues from the picture, and the creatures in my mind that wanted out for adj


  4. paulandruss says:

    This resulted in a lot of interesting new work. it’s a great idea of yours to inspire creativity


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