Photo prompt round-up – Wisp #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the moors above Ilkley at dawn, during one of the Silent Eye weekend workshops. The September events always fall around my birthday and some of us had taken a very long way round to reach Ilkley. My companion had set out from Sheffield, just fifty miles from our eventual destination to come south to me… and we had turned the two hundred mile trip from here to Ilkley into five hundred miles, stopping along the way at places like Uffington, Marlborough and Avebury, although that meant going even farther south… That was a gift in itself.

It was a wonderful trip, revisiting ancient circles and carved stones across the moors. Then we followed the weekend workshop with a foray into North Yorkshire too, with a visit to Helmsley to see the wonderful old church there. It took me a couple of weeks to write about all the places we had seen, so calling the series ‘Rooted in the Land’ may have had a touch of irony about it.

At Marlborough that I was gifted with a staff carved with the head of a dragon. Two days later, as we watched the dawn from the Cow and Calf, the clouds danced delicately, twisting themselves into fantastic shapes. The prompt photo shows two of them… on the left, I saw a face in profile, hair streaming in the wind. On the right… an awfully familiar dragon diving and spiralling towards the moors…

Nick Birds SE Ilkley 2015 (6)

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 some wonderful 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!



Trails of memory
Ephemeral wisps of time
Captured by the heart
Tomorrow’s journey nurtured
Rooted in a land of love


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

The Bag Lady

Reinventions by Reena

Craig Towsley

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

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

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Emma Hyde

Up against mortality

Ashwini at Kaleidoscope of my life

Prajakta – An armchair perfectionist

Ms Skyfall

Bobby Fairfield

Hugh’s Views and News

Robbie Cheadle

Jael Sook

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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17 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Wisp #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    This was a fantastic prompt and I’m amazed at the range and diversity of the entries it prompted!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. memadtwo says:

    I like your juxtaposition of clouds and roots. I keep being surprised by the places these photos take everybody…(K)


  3. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    wisp round-up 🙂

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  4. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  5. I loved all the interesting takes on this prompt, Sue. Yours too was very unique.


  6. Pingback: #WritePhoto Crack In Time | mermaidcamp

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