Thursday photo prompt – Dark #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 8th March

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 March 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 has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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142 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Dark #writephoto

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Brilliant photo Sue 💜😉


  2. Hi Sue. My entry might confuse you!
    I wasn’t sure if this was a black and white photo or colour, but the more I looked at it, the more black and white it appeared, apart from that little triangle of sky sort of centre left close to the indentation of the mountains. It kept appearing slightly blue to me!
    Great picture to work with.


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  5. trentpmcd says:

    Beautiful photo! I’m ready to go hiking… Here is my story for the week:


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  7. wallietheimp says:

    Wallie and I wrote a response. The little imp really likes the dark hills in the photo. Beautiful.
    “The Troll’s Apprentice” —


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  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Dramatic scenery = dramatic stories! Lovely pic Sue.


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  13. Pamela Morse says:

    spooky good image, Sue!


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  17. James says:

    Here’s my tale, a continuation of the adventures of Dani, Shay, and the five Davidson children:

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  24. C M Smile says:

    Thank you for the photo prompt! I love the photo.


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  26. Hi Sue, a lovely photo once again, but then, why should that surprise anyone anymore? Here’s my story for the week:


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  28. kim881 says:

    Hi Sue! I hope you are keeping warm. This could well be the last poem I post before I go off-line, as long as the trains are running and I can get down to Guildford tomorrow. There will be radio silence for about a week, depending on when my grandson decides to make his debut! I hope my poetic offering does the gorgeous image justice.


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  32. Suzanne says:

    Here’s my response to your photo Sue – this was a challenging one but I got a lot of writing a response . It was very cathartic.

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  34. balroop2013 says:

    Hi Sue, The picture seems to be quite illusionary and obscure. Here is what it inspired within seconds.

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  41. KL Caley says:

    Hi Sue, lovely picture.
    I went for a bit of legend with a tongue-in-cheek dash of karma for mine this week. Hope you enjoy 🙂
    KL ❤

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  42. Writing in English really makes more and more fun, dear Sue! Every week I am waiting eagerly for the next photo. 🙂


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  46. Helen Jones says:

    Hi Sue!

    I hope you’re well 🙂 Love this photo, and managed to get some words to go with it – here’s the link:



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  51. memadtwo says:
    yet again, at the end of the line…and what a long line it is!


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  53. Hii Sue… Beautiful Image. Sharing Dark Tale on #Thursday photo prompt image. #writephoto


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  56. Sandi says:

    It’s great to see God’s light shining through so I thought of a funny between him and the angels-


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