Photo prompt round-up: Bone #writephoto


The land remembers
Abandoned bones bleached by time
Seeing the future
Greed and need ignore the signs
The earth weeps for her children


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Barbrook III stone circle, one of the most difficult circles we have managed to locate. We had walked miles in search of it, and would have missed it yet again, had the bleached bones of a skull not marked its centre.

Barbrook is a very special site, and it is not limited to this discrete circle, but is spread across a wide swathe of moorland, just above the city of Sheffield. The site consists of a necropolis of over fifty cairns, one of which has been partially reconstructed, two true stone circles… Barbrook I and Barbrook III, where the prompt photo was taken, and the enigmatic Barbrook II, which seems to contain all the elements of cairn and burial place, the small standing stones of a circle and the form of a roundhouse.  There are earthworks, alignments both geographical and stellar, and an ancient settlement across the stream that separates the lands of the living from the realm of the ancestors.


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week! Once again, there were too many reblog all of the posts, but they are all 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!

Pingbacks do not always come through… and I can miss things too, so 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.

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.

As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my  guest!

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Come and join in!


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Lilly at In the Silence of the Day


Bobby Fairfield

Deborah’s Deliberations

Adele at Notes to Women

Eluminora Creations

Kelley Farrell at authoranonblog

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

Sight at Journey

A Heart for Africa

Jan Malique at Strange Goings on in the Shed

Lady Nightwave

Eric Pone at Backyard Knowledge

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Jordy’s Streamings

Frank J. Tassone

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie


Kim M. Russell at Writing in North Norfolk

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Craig Towsley

Gina at Singledust

Debbie Roth at Forgiving Connects

Marilyn Armstrong at Serendipity

Michael at Morpeth Road

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Di at pensitivity101

Kyt Wright

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

James Pyles at Powered by Robots

Iain Kelly

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

True George

Jai’s Writing Retreat

Kerfe at methodtwomadness

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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25 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Bone #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Wonderful! 😍


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Another bountyful crop of entries Sue! I love your Tanka especially the penultimate and ultimate lines “Greed and need ignore the signs
    The earth weeps for her children” truer words never written 💜💝


  3. trentpmcd says:

    So when the skull marked the spot in my story, I wasn’t too far off of the mark…. Sounds like an interesting spot.


  4. memadtwo says:

    Sometimes I think your photos plant their own synapses into my subconscious. It’s very eerie how my work this week reflected the actual space. I’ll be pondering that for awhile…(K)


  5. Sue, I can NEVER find the new one of these. For some reason, they don’t seem to show up in my email or reader. Can you send me a link? It gets very frustrating. I only found last weeks by backtracking on other people’s contributions and I figure there’s got to be an easier way!


  6. Thank you for the prompt. Just realized my pingback didn’t work. Here is my offering for bones :


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