Thursday photo prompt – Shrine #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.

If you know the location where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is ended to leave the writers’ imagination free rein.

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 8th February.

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 7th February 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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94 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Shrine #writephoto

  1. Helen Jones says:

    Ooh, that’s a good photo, Sue 🙂 (but then, they always are)


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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Intriguing photo Sue, that somehow led me to think of a story I had seen in the news today…

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  5. What an amazing picture! I can’t wait to hear the story behind that one. And the stories that it inspires. 😉


  6. willowdot21 says:

    I like the photo, is that a face , above the three swan like creatures.


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  9. James says:

    When I started writing my story, there were only two responses in the comments and now there are 16. Wow, that took a long time:

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  27. wallietheimp says:

    Here is Wallie and my response:

    We both really liked the picture!


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  30. emhyde says:

    Hi Sue,
    I’ve tried to be a little bit earlier this week – hope you enjoy it! 🙂


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  33. It’s taken me a while to get to this , and I had to scroll a VERY long way down! Thanks for another great prompt.


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  36. Looks like I had Edgar Allan Poe sitting in the room and smiling at my ineptitude this week for your great photo prompt at

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