Thursday photo prompt – Bleak – #writephoto


Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed.

Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as space allows. Every week, a full round-up of posts will be published linking back to the original posts of contributors.

You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up. Please visit and read the stories and poems and explore the sites of their writers. I feature as many contributions as I can on the blog during the week, but given the volume of contributions that may not be all of them!

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 29th November and link back to this post with a pingback. There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

If you are unsure of how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial here.

Pingbacks need to be manually approved, so either check back to make sure that the pingback has appeared or simply copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

The best way to ensure your post is featured is to send it well before the deadline but all posts will be included in a round up on Thursday 30th November.

 Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish or you can replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work. Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.

Have fun!

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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57 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Bleak – #writephoto

  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. ellenbest24 says:

    I will begin working on this and hope I am well enough to join in 😇


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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    This coincided with me finishing Robert Harris’ wonderful trilogy on Cicero and the Roman Republic (highly recommended), so I couldn’t help writing a piece of historical fiction to match the photo:


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  9. trentpmcd says:

    My imagination wasn’t in full flower this week, so I had a hard time coming up with anything for your marvelous photo. I hope you enjoy the little dystopia I finally came up with:


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  22. emhyde says:

    Hi Sue,

    Finally got a decent-length story written! Sorry it’s a couple of hours late 😛


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