Photo prompt round up – Waiting #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at the Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds. I spent a goodly amount of time in that museum as a child. Housed in the gatehouse of the ruined Abbey, it holds everything from toys to Victorian penny arcade machines and the reconstructed streets, filled with shops and wonders. I always wanted to brave the guardian knight and climb the spiral staircase that is kept roped off with a crimson cord… but that is one place I was never lucky enough to explore. I was, however, able to explore far more of the Abbey than I had ever done as a child when the city opened the newly safeguared ruins to the public…and that was an amazing experience.

Thank you to everyone who took part this week! There were so many entries that I could not reblog all of them, though all are included in the round-up below. 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.

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.

Come and join in!



The greatest gift of childhood
Creates its stories

Woven from shadows
Dreams and nightmares are concealed
In memory’s mists

Fears and fantasy
Time robs them of urgency
But not excitement

Waiting within us
The inner child still believes
Dragons can be slain


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

M. Zane McClellan at The Poetry Channel

Peter Gardner

Lady Lee Manila

Jane Dougherty Writes

Morgan at booknvolume


Willow at willowdot21

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Trent P. McDonald

Sarah at fmme writes poems

Michael from Morpeth Road

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Robbie Cheadle

Kerfe from methodtwomadness

Hayley at The Story Files

Neel at neelwrites

Geoff Le Pard from Tangental

Noelle Granger from Saylingaway

Reinventions by Reena

Steve Tanham at Sun in Gemini


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 – Waiting #writephoto

  1. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    waiting tales 🙂


  2. Ritu says:

    Sooooooo many entries! Wonderful!


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great Ghost stories!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. balroop2013 says:

    I like your thought of ‘waiting within’…many times we get solace from this emotion. Childhood memories and desires make wonderful stories! I have been to some of the oldest forts and havelis with the same kind of staircases speaking of buried secrets, which a writer can unearth!


  5. These photo prompts are so great. It is so interesting to see all the different styles of writing, approaches and thoughts.


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