Thursday photo prompt: Calm #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 14th 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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116 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Calm #writephoto

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  3. syncwithdeep says:

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

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  5. Love that photo, Sue. 🙂 Hope to participate again soon when I can breate… Will share.


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  7. James Pyles says:

    Here’s mine. The subject matter is disturbing, though I tried to give my tale a happy ending:


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  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Foul play afoot in the English countryside this week!


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  11. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Sue. The saga continues 😉 Here is the next chapter:


  12. Love the photo. It looks just like home 🙂 Tomorrow morning.


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  14. kytwright says:

    Your picture inspired another slightly off-kilter tale from me.


  15. I remember stretches similar to this on the way to Stratford on the boat. Lovely.


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  19. First timer here. I’ve been meaning to try my hand at this for a while. You’re photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine: The Boy. Happy reading!


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  21. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    Sue’s challenge 🙂


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  29. It’s funny, a river bend like this figures often as a place in the story I’m working on, but I didn’t get anything like a story for the prompt. Maybe because I’m too focused on my own river bend.


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  32. balroop2013 says:

    What a beautiful picture Sue! Thanks for the inspiration.


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  35. Michael says:

    Hi Sue, hope your weekend goes well for you.


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  45. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Thanks for another prompt Sue. This is a beautiful spot. Here is my story for this week. Etheree…


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  49. notestowomen says:

    Hi Sue,

    I really, really like this photo. It looks so tranquil. I can see myself spending a Sunday afternoon there, just enjoying nature’s beauty. Sigh. Here’s my contribution.



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  51. deborahsdeliberations says:

    Hi Sue,

    What a beautiful and peaceful scene which you have captured so well. Here’s my story.



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  53. aheartforafrica641064503 says:

    Hi Sue,

    I love the peace and tranquility in the photo. Makes me wish I were there. Here’s my take on it.


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  56. I hope I have squeaked in in time this week, Sue. Work has been horrible.


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