Photo prompt round-up – Spur – #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in the Jersey Arms, Stoney Middleton, not too far from my home. The cruel shadow caught my eye, both as an image and as a commentary on Man’s relationship with the creatures with whom we share the world.

As always, there were wonderful poems and stories and I would like to thank  everyone who took part. I didn’t manage to reblog them all this week, but all the posts are listed below.  Please click on the links below to visit 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  and all contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

If you have written a post for this challenge and it does not appear in the round-up, please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will add it to the list.

Come and join in!



Iron cruelty
Beauty driven not seduced
Serving man’s desire
Noblesse oblige forgotten
‘Do what thou wilt’ the motto
Accord dignity
Take not what must be given
Lest gift become theft
Dominion become abuse
Admits no nobility

Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Trent P. McDonald

The Bag Lady

Iain Kelly

Reinventions by Reena

Vivian Zems

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Craig Towsley

This, That and the Other

Michael at Morpeth Road

Sandi from Flip Flops Every Day

Jane Dougherty Writes

Jan Malique at Strange Goings On in the Shed


Lady Lee Manila

Kim Blades

Elizabeth at Tea and Paper

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Robbie Cheadle at Robbie’s Inspiration

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Penny Wilson Writes

Rosemary Carlson, Writer

Yinglan at This is Another Story

Leena at Soul Connection

Willow at willowdot21

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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18 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Spur – #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Had such fun with this one!


  2. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    spur round-up 🙂


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Your poem spotlights how humans do not appreciate our fellow animals at all.


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Sue I am not on the list so I am sending my entry now , I did Pingback.


  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked these lines: “Take not what must be given” and “Beauty driven not seduced”. Spurs make me think the horse is more a machine than a friend.


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