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 thankfully recovered from my defunct PC. I am reminded of the last time I tried to put some kind of order into those files… and how amazing it was to see all the places we have visited…and the fluidity of time that allows us to squeeze more than seems humanly possible into our brief forays beyond the bounds of necessity.

The windmill at Brill sits on top of the Common, just outside the village. The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age and there is evidence that an ancient hilltop once occupied the site of the village. There have been windmills in Brill for at least eight hundred years, although this one dates back only to around 1680. The mill has known only half a dozen millers since it was built, yet was in continuous operation until the 20th century. The last miller was Albert Nixey, who milled flour for bread until 1919 and continued milling feed for cattle until 1923. After that, the new industrial mills made keeping the windmill running an economic impossibility.

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. Pingbacks do not always get through.

As always there were some superb contributions this week and I would like to thank  everyone who took part. 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 and I will reblog as many as I can through the week as they come in and all contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Come and join in!



Heaven’s gold sailing
Bound by universal law
Knowing no other
Perfect within perfection
It questions not its purpose

Raising earthbound eyes
The eye of eternity
Seeds aspiration
A harvest of souls nurtured
Rooted in the heart of earth

Covetous prospectors strive
Seeking mastery
Slicing time with their clockwork
Grinding the harvest to dust


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:


Trent P. McDonald

Jim Adams

Ken at rivrvlogr

Reinventions by Reena

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

This, That and the Other

Jane Dougherty Writes

Lady Lee Manila

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp


Sandi from Flip Flops Every Day

Isabel Caves

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk

Craig Towsley

Jessica Bakkers

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Leena at Soul Connection

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Michael at Morpeth Road

Frank Hubeny

Willow at willowdot21

Bobby Fairfield

Emily Weatherburn at A writer’s beginning

Emma Hyde

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Michael from Afterwards

Aswini Nawathe from Kaleidoscope of my Life

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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14 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Sails #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    It was a great prompt photo Sue!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. memadtwo says:

    I always enjoy the stories behind the photos. Another great group of responses! (K)


  3. Loved this prompt Sue.


  4. willowdot21 says:

    I do love the last verse of your poem Sue. 💗💜


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  6. Sandi says:

    I’m really enjoying this new adventure. I’m a person that just likes to talk about whatever, pertaining to my day to day life and thoughts. Another blogger encouraged me to participate in fiction. (to which I laughed) I’m, by no means, a writer. That’s not my thing… but he pestered me (or rather highly encouraged) until I finally said FINE.

    And now I’m having fun. Again, it’s just me messing around, I’ve had a few ideas that have sprouted so that I could participate. I don’t know how long it will last, but thanks for the photos and inspiration. I certainly thought – there’s NO WAY I was going to be able to come up with anything remotely interesting for the Windmill, and yet, strangely, I think I did all right… of course, any writing piece can be improved, but I felt okay when publishing.

    Let’s see if I come up with anything this next time around…


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I’m glad you are having fun with the prompts, Sandi… and glad you joined in 🙂 I’d rather read what comes up from the images than a perfectly polished piece of literature any day.


  7. Pamela Morse says:

    dust…pretty final..This is a wonderful harvest reap what you sow poem.


  8. What a lovely round up, Sue. I am sorry I didn’t manage to write this week … sometimes life gets in the way.


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