Thursday photo prompt: Ascent #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 Thursday at 10a.m. GMT, 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!

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 9th May 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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103 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Ascent #writephoto

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  3. ooooo, I like this one Sue! It’s going to be interesting to see the responses to it. Fun!


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  5. James says:

    Here’s mine. I forgot that the this part of the story didn’t actually mention the staircase, but I think it’s close enough:


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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Hi Sue,
    Good to be back with you, and a great black and white photo to get the imagination flowing! 🙂


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  11. Hélène (Willow Poetry) says:

    I had a dream….my post for this week Sue


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  13. O my God!! I absolutely love this! 😍


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  15. C M Smile says:

    Oh I love this one!


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  18. Hi Sue, Here’s my story inspired by this week’s atmospheric picture:


  19. jenanita01 says:

    Anita wants to have a go with this one!


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  25. trentpmcd says:

    This is a busy week, but I finally snuck in some time to write the next installment of my “little” story:


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  27. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    Sue’s photo prompt 🙂


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  34. Suzanne says:

    Here’s my response Sue. Thank you for the inspiration

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  41. janmalique says:

    Spooky challenge this week Sue. I’ve posted my offering, hope it’s suitable. x

    Liked by 1 person

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  43. Very late to this one this week – and I screwed up my pingback as I had to amend it. So here is my link

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  45. Goes live in the morning (5/8 at 7am ET)…found you via one of the April A to Z blogs.

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  48. Hi Sue, I am a bit more timeous this week. Here is my tanka poem:


  49. My pleasure 😇

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