Photo prompt round-up – Alone #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken as a golden sunset filled the sky above the Cow an Calf rocks at Ilkley where we held the Rooted in the Land workshop a couple of years ago. The moors above Ilkley, famous for the song that became Yorkshire’s ‘national anthem‘, are a place I have known and loved since my earliest days. I have wandered them with my great grandfather, my grandparents and my mother and, many years later, with my own sons. We sought out the stone circles and rock carvings, strange symbols and the legends… but the craggy face of Giant Rombald always looked on and the heather always blooms in memory.

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.

There were an incredible number of poems and stories 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!



Once upon a time
Watching golden mists rising
In my beginning
I saw my future ending
Buried deep in the heather

Walking on giants
Weeping for both joy and loss
Cherished solitude
With widening horizons
Vision became limitless

Home is where I stand
Wild winds playing on my face
Heather in my blood
Wandering the sacred lands
A spirit that never leaves


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:


Emily Weatherburn at A writer’s beginning

Trent P. McDonald

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Kim from Writing in North Norfolk


Reinventions by Reena

Neel Anil Panicker

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Ms Skyfall

Jim Adams

Sandi from Flip Flops Every Day

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

This, That and the Other

Kim Blades

Michael at Morpeth Road

Jane Dougherty Writes

Willow at willowdot21

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Lady Lee Manila

Ken at rivrvlogr

Frank Hubeny

Bobby Fairfield

Leena at Soul Connection

Robbie Cheadle

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Emma Hyde

Up against mortality

Florence Thum from Meanings and Musings

D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

Pamela S. Canepa


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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23 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Alone #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    This was a truly beautiful photo Sue!


  2. Some excellent entries this week!


  3. LucciaGray says:

    Such a beautiful picture. I can see why so many people took part. It’s so easy to be inspired with the photo 🙂 By the way, they are lovely entries. I’m on holiday with my 4 grandchildren, so my online time is very limited, they’re between 1 and 6 years old. I’ll try to get back into your challenge soon…


  4. I missed writing one yet again! :/


  5. Michael says:

    Ill be going through ilkley on Sunday !!

    This was my effort


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  7. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  8. Beautiful poem, Sue.The image was clearly evocative of widening vision.
    And I have some reading to do!


  9. Reblogged this on Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region! and commented:
    Have a look. All contributions are great than ever.


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  11. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    alone round-up 🙂


  12. This was a super photograph, Sue and resulted in some lovely posts, including yours.


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