Photo prompt round-up – Stone #writephoto


Ancient stone watches
The passing of centuries
Carve a weathered face
The heartbeat of stone is slow
Man no more than passing through


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on Stanton Moor in Derbyshire. The stone is the Cork Stone, a natural erratic that stands within a landscape once peopled by our ancestors. Not far away is the Nine Ladies stone circle, three other ring sites that may have been ring cairns or stone circles, and the mystrious Doll Tor hides in a wood close by. All around are traces of the living and the dead of the ancient settlement that once called this stretch of moorland home.

For all it is a natural stone…not placed there by human hands… it would undoubtedly have held significance for a people to whom stone was their means of expression, their tool and technology and an embodiment of the spirit of earth.


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week. I reblogged as many as I could and all the posts are listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author! Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes!

A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Pingbacks do not always come through… 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:

Robbie Cheadle

Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Craig Towsley

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Frank J. Tassone

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Fall Musings

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Jordy’s Streamings

Ken Gierke at rivrvlogr

What if we all cared?

Michael at Morpeth Road

Deborah’s Deliberations

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

Wallie’s Wentletrap

Kyt Wright


Reena Saxena at Reinventions by Reena

Trent P. McDonald

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

A Heart for Africa

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Notes to Women

Deepa at Sync with Deep

Iain Kelly

James Pyles at Powered by Robots

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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23 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Stone #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Great entries again!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Sue I was wondering where you had disappeared to as all post from you were landing in my reader or email. Today I discovered WP had unfriended me from you!Well I am back now 💜😉😉😉😉💜


  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great stories as ever 💜💜


  4. Lovely poem, Sue, and what an unusual stone. Your mention of the circles in the area is particularly intriguing to me.


  5. Wonderful history of the stone! So many great entries! 😊


  6. memadtwo says:

    The spirit of earth…that’s exactly it. (K)


  7. robbiecheadle says:

    Some lovely responses, Sue.


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