Thursday photo prompt: Spectral #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 and 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 10 a.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 will feature as many contributions as I can on the blog during the week.

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 19th September and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

Please note that I may not have internet access for several days so reblogs and comments may be delayed. All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday!

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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61 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Spectral #writephoto

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  2. syncwithdeep says:

    Thanks for the prompt Sue. here is my take

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    such a great photo Sue! i’m taking a break from challenges, but with this photo, it is difficult to resist. 🙂

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  5. This has a mythical vibe to it. I love it.

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Spooky picture, no doubt spooky stories will abound! Here’s mine:

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  17. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Thank you, Sue, for another great photo and prompt.

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  21. Great photo again,as I missed out on last week’s round up thought I’d better try again, so step back in time again at

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  23. trentpmcd says:

    I finally got a chance to sit down and write something for this photo. I really like this – it looks like a scene from a scary movie made in the 1930s. Anyway, my take is very different from a scary movie filmed in the 1930s…

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  25. Whoa. There’s some atmosphere. Fantastic prompt photo! ❤

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  27. Your fantastic photo has made a great impression upon me and inspired me to pen a few more words hopefully capturing the scene in verse at

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  29. deborahsdeliberations says:

    Hi Sue,

    Here’s my spin on the prompt. I really like the photo.


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  33. memadtwo says:

    I’m sure there’s a good story to go with this photo!

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  34. This is definitely my kind of photo!! Here’s my contribution for this week:

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  39. aheartforafrica641064503 says:

    Hi Sue,

    Another great photo. Here’s my contribution.



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  44. Jordan says:

    Greetings Sue,
    Not sure if my pingback worked and will add my post here. It was a heartfelt poem and wanted you to see it. Lots of love to you.💗

    “If I could make the earth and my dreams the same.” Higher by Creed


    I pray,

    in silence,

    from dawn to dusk,

    drawn by mists that,

    shroud my heart,

    my castle,

    as I look upon,

    a grain of sand,

    the mist dissipates,

    into sunshine,


    and yielding,

    to passing eons,

    as tears,

    melt the gloom,

    beyond the cliffs,

    to mater,

    the sea of being,

    the last strand of dna fades,

    the Sun,

    I Am,

    with Love

    © Jordan


  45. Lisa Coleman says:

    Guess I brought back a prompt from a year ago. It’s been a rough week, but you inspired me to write a small scene. Thank you Sue!


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