Photo prompt round up – Sanctuary #writephoto



Willing sacrifice
Standing open to the winds
Stripped of artifice
Naked before the altar
The soul finds sanctuary


The photo for this week’s prompt is the Temple of Ancient Virtue. It was taken in the gardens of Stowe House, near Buckingham… famed both for its gardens and its school. I have to say that we never did the place justice when we visited… our focus was the little church in the grounds… and we had already been sidetracked that day by the ‘Cathedral in the Fields’… an incredible place that we ended up visiting a number of times… and still had to go back to in search of the ‘miracle of the Virgin.’ I suppose, one of these days, I ought to go back with the camera…

Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week. Not part of the challenge, and entirely coincidentally, Darlene Foster sent me a guest post that was published this week entitled Peaceful Sanctuary at Novelda, that allowed us to visit a Gaudi-inspired church in Spain.

I have shared as many contributions as I could during the week; I schedule reblogs as posts come in, until I run out of space. All the posts are listed below, please click on the links below to read them and leave a comment for the author!

A new prompt will be published later today and all contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Pinbacks have been uncertain this week… 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!

Many thanks to this weeks contributors:


Bobby Fairfield

Emma Hyde

Wallie’s Wentletrap

KL Caley at new2writing

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Suzanne at Calm and Chaos

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Robbie Cheadle at Robbie’s Inspiration

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Jane Dougherty Writes

D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Martha at Freidenkerin’s Weblog

Helen Jones from Journey to Ambeth

Michael at Morpeth Road

Sight at Journey

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagah Dil Mein Honi Chahiye

Eric Pone at Backyard Knowledge

Isabel Caves

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Willow at willowdot21

James at Powered by Robots

Ken at rivrvlogr

Reinventions by Reena

Trent P. McDonald

Trent also added a second part to the story

Sarah at fmme writes poems

Iain Kelly

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

and one from me

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 – Sanctuary #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Great entries again xxx

    Liked by 2 people

  2. trentpmcd says:

    One thing you didn’t say in your write up – I wasn’t the only one who read the prompt as winter, a lot of us did (I guess we looked outside of our windows), but when I wrote my “part 2”, I realized that it wasn’t winter at all in the photo! It was just the way you “developed” it that put a lot of white in. Anyway, a lot of good entries, as usual.

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  4. Thanks for the beautiful prompt and all the reading fun, Sue!


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  6. Pique Images says:

    it was great seeing all the contributions.


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