Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Stone walls still stand… – writing in north norfolk #writephoto

along the lane, overhung with lemon leaves, lazily swung like rope across the landscape. At their rugged, naked feet, mud is sun–baked and crumbling, draped with dried-up weeds and grass, where humans rarely pass, only rain, wind and mice that … Continue reading

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The winds of change blow Refusal or denial Sees no horizon Field scabious…it is not a great name and harks back to the time when the plant was used to treat scabies and the bubonic plague… a tragic history for … Continue reading

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Introducing David Greenaway – Town Crier of Glastonbury

We spent May Day weekend in Glastonbury this year with Alienora and our friends… and one of the people unmistakably at the centre of the festivities was David Greenaway, the Town Crier. The traditional Town Crier is an iconic figure. … Continue reading

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Watchers – #writephoto (Towards the Light) by Trent P. McDonald

Note – this is part five of the story, Towards the Light.  Click here for previous.  Go to the Table of Contents. Or start at the beginning: (click here for part 1 – The Tunnel) The windmill creaked and groaned … Continue reading

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Endeavour and the Lighthouse (4-End) – Steve Tanham

There are two schools of thought on what to wear on a cycling summer day in which there is the possibility of a downpour, far from home… The first (Plan A)  says you should put up with the weight and … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt – Watchers #writephoto

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
Here is this week’s Writephoto challenge. Thanks Sue. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/3193846/posts/1547580231   You think you are alone, But our eyes are watchful From our vantage point on high. We remain still, Hidden by the leafy foliage, You may…

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Thursday photo prompt – Watchers #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 … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up – Sails #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in the Buckinghamshire village of Brill, one late spring evening, just as the sun set. I came across the image as I begin to go through all the files and photos now … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale Signs IV… Stuart France

* One of Ireland’s, ‘Three Great Tales of Sorrow’ which all deal with the lives and tragic deaths of offspring, this one, the second in the series, is the most poignant perhaps as, ostensibly, the offspring are still children. Whilst … Continue reading

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Open #midnighthaiku

Writing this, I came up against one of those thorny questions in language; how may syllables in ‘hours’? It is not the only word to be so confusing, nor is there any definitive help in the dictionaries. Opinions vary, so … Continue reading

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