Thursday photo prompt – Distant #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. I usually share something about the place during the round-up.

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 will seldom  be all of them!

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 25th January.

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 24th January 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.

 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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102 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Distant #writephoto

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Thanks – No I haven’t done pingbacks yet so I shall take advantage of Hugh’s link and have a go soon.


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Love this photo it is so atmospheric.thanks Sue. 💜


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  4. Another early one this week but it might give you a smile @

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  6. Wow! What a dramatic photo in a dark, brooding sort of way!

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  7. My first reaction to the photo was “Oh gosh,” followed by, “now that’s a loaded photo.”

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  9. quiall says: I thought I would join in this week. I hope you enjoy.


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  12. trentpmcd says:

    A beautiful photo, but then, I love the mountains. For some reason, my first thought when I saw this was of Bilbo and the road he took to see the mountains. Here is the story I came up with:


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  15. Iain Kelly says:

    Epic scenery Sue, so I decided to go for a small and personal story! Hope you enjoy it 🙂


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  20. kim881 says:

    After writing a couple of poems about wind this week and then suffering a hard day today because of last night’s gales, here is a short poem for this week’s photo prompt, Sue. It’s a gorgeous photo, so I hope my little poem does it justice.


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  25. What a spectacular sight that is Sue. I wish I could sit on a bench here forever. Here’s my story on the prompt :


  26. quiall says:

    I tried to leave a link but it would not accept it. My submission can be found at


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  31. I love this photo Sue, reminds me of the Wicklow hills, but it just inspired this bleak little story. Strange. I’d have thought it would have nudged a really epic story.


  32. The picture you have chosen this week reminds me of my homestead in the Bavarian Alps, dear Sue… 😉
    Here is my story:


  33. janmalique says:

    Hi Sue, I’ve posted my entry but this challenge was a strange one. Shall we say it didn’t want to be discarded and pushed me into finishing it.


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  39. Sangbad says:

    After a time posting here…a different 100 Words story…


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  45. emhyde says:

    Hi Sue,

    It’s crazy how many responses you have to your photos these days! I utterly love this photo, it is beautiful, and there are so many ways that it could be interpreted. I really enjoyed composing my story this week 🙂 Last-minute again, as always…

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