Thursday photo prompt: Stark #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 and (more or less) in the order in which they come in. 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 7th November 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.

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.

Meanwhile, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my  guest!

Click here for details

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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119 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Stark #writephoto

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A mash up of American history and present day stark choice from me this week Sue 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  5. Em says:

    I’ve been rather infrequent here, haven’t I? Lovely photo Sue. Rather inspiring. ‘


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  8. Hi Sue! 🙂
    Here’s my take on the prompt:
    Happy reading! 🙂


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  15. Hi Sue, this is my first attempt at the challenge
    I hope I’ve entered correctly


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  18. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Sue. I just finished the next installment: the picture may be a bit bleak, but a beautiful bleak…


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  20. syncwithdeep says:

    Thanks for the prompt, Sue. Here is my take on the prompt


  21. jenanita01 says:

    Not taking any chances this week, Sue! Here’s the link…


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  24. Looks like Castle Hill in the distance. Stark is the word.


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  26. Love this. Forgiveness is a soothing voice to get through the stark parts of ourselves. About to do a post on that. 🙂 Thanks SUE!


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  31. notestowomen says:

    Hi Sue,

    Love the photo. Here’s my contribution.



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  36. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Hello Sue, thank you for another great prompt. Here is my reply for this week.


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  39. aheartforafrica641064503 says:

    Hi Sue,

    I really like the photo. Here’s my take on it.


    Liked by 1 person

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  47. deborahsdeliberations says:

    Hi Sue,

    I like how you captured the stark, almost bleak beauty of the landscape. Here’s my story.



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  50. this may be late but its starkness fit my mood perfectly today. thanks.


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