Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto


Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. Throughout the week I will feature a number of the responses here on the Daily Echo as space allows. Every week, a full round-up of posts will be published linking back to the original posts of contributors.

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up. Please visit and read the stories and poems and explore the sites of their writers. I feature as many contributions as I can on the blog during the week, but given the volume of contributions that will not be all of them!

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 2nd August and link back to this post with a pingback. If you are unsure of how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial here.

Pingbacks need to be manually approved, so either check back to make sure that the pingback has appeared or simply copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

The best way to ensure your post is featured is to send it well before the deadline but all posts will be included in a round up on Thursday 3rd August.

windmill at sunset, Brill, Buckinghamshire. Image: Sue Vincent

Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish or you can replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work. Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.

Have fun!

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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89 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto

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  3. That is a gorgeous photo, Sue. Now to try and work out what story it’s telling…

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  5. trentpmcd says:

    Great photo. There is something special about old windmills. Here is the next installment of my story:

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  6. Thanks for the link to my Pingback post, Sue.
    Interesting photo. Now the thinking cap is on, although I may dream another story 😁


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  10. Beautiful prompt, Sue. 🙂


  11. Pamela Morse says:

    The perfect positioning of the sun…says it all. I love this pic.


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  18. Isabel Caves says:

    It was a windmill? Whoops. I saw the title “sails” and assumed it was the silhouette of some kind of ship. So now I’ve gone and written a story about a ship 😀

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  20. kim881 says:

    A gorgeous photograph, Sue! Because we have so many windmills around here, it touched a creative nerve in me – and then Jane Dougherty inspired me to write a cleave poem. I’m not sure how well it works, but here it is:

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  23. Frank Hubeny says:

    In case the pingback doesn’t work, here is my post for the challenge:

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  33. emhyde says:

    An absolutely lovely photo this week Sue, with so many varying responses! 🙂 Mine can be found here:


  34. Michael says:

    A true story mostly, the names have been changed in parts, and the conversations never happened and the house in question wasn’t a windmill and it didn’t actually happen this way but apart from that this is mostlya true story.


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