Photo prompt round-up: Circle #writephoto


Whispering shadows
Lingering beneath the trees
Ghosts frozen in time
The wind remembers old tales
Stones guard forgotten secrets


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Doll Tor, a rather unusual stone circle, tucked away in a copse, close to the greater prehistoric landscape of Stanton Moor in Derbyshire.

We visited the circle for the first time recently… something we have been meaning to do for a while, but as always, we had to wait util the time felt right to do so. I have yet to write about that visit, or even look through all the photos… it is a strange, secretive place. Because of its secluded location, the circle is still in use by local pagans and discrete tokens of respect and offering are tucked away throughout the little wood.

There are so many unusual features and so many stones that it is difficult to make sense of the site at first glance, but there is a central circle of six standing stones, once joined by a dry stone wall, around a central lawn. Cremation burials, urns and small cups were found within the circle when it was excavated. Behind the circle is a cairn that held further cremations and a faience bead.

It is a site with too many stories to tell to gie more than a glimpse here… but I will get around to writing up this and other sites we have visited…


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week. I reblogged as many as I could, given that I was away, but 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:

Leena at Soul Connections

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Joelle LeGendre

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

The Dark Netizen

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Michael at Morpeth Road


Reena Saxena at Reinventions by Reena

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Deepa at Sync with Deep

James Pyles at Powered by Robots

Marilyn Armstrong at Serendipity

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Deborah’s Deliberations

Notes to Women

A Heart for Africa

Iain Kelly

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: Circle #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    So many … Again!!!


  2. It sounds a fascinating place Sue.


  3. Wonderful writing, everyone!! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ksbeth says:

    wow, this place sounds amazing


  5. Looking forward to the post about this site.


  6. memadtwo says:

    Whispering shadows sounds about right. (K)


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