Thursday photo prompt: Shadows #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 21st 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.

Please note that I will be away from the compter for a couple of days, so there may be a delay in responding to comments and to reblogging posts this week.

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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75 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Shadows #writephoto

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  3. James says:

    Here’s mine: I’ve been working with this character a lot in my online writing class, so I have her on my mind.

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Influenced by the centenary of remembrance over the weekend, and it looks a bit like a war memorial…

    Liked by 2 people

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  7. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Sue. Yes, the saga is continuing… Thanks for the prompt 🙂

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  10. Love this. Such atmosphere…

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  12. notestowomen says:

    Hi Sue,

    I really like this photo. There’s something about black and white photos. Here’s my contribution.


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  23. Thanks for another great prompt, Sue. I had fun with this one. Here’s mine.

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  28. Hey Sue, I love this photo. The dark, the light, the textures all drew me in. Here is my contribution for this week.

    Thank you ❤️

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  36. I’ve been planning to write this for days, but we were away and I still haven’t caught up with myself. Sorry for being so slow. The rest of this week is going to be equally busy, so I’m glad I managed to finish this today 😀

    There was a place like this along the old Roman road between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. I could see a bit of an arch protruding from the ground and on the other side of the road was an old Crusader stable and the wreckage of a castle. Finally, the diggers got busy and they found a 5th-century Synagogue with an Astrology floor in mosaic (direct to the museum that part went), pillar-on-pillar on a Roman temple, which was pillar-on-pillar to a Greek Temple, which stood atop a Philistine temple. They left the dig open so we could all go poke around.

    Tiny twisting stairs down the levels until finally, below the Philistine temple, they found a Canaanite one and then, bedrock. it was amazing. It wasn’t far from home, so I could visit there on my way to work, just to see how it was going.


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  39. Hélène Vaillant says:

    Thank you, Sue, here my response for this week.

    Liked by 1 person

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  41. Great photograph, Sue. Mine is a continuation of the theme from last week:


  42. I thought I had left my link! I guess I didn’t! I know, I was too excited by the prompt! Thanks, Sue. 🙂 Here’s mine.


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  44. Hello Sue- Joining in this week. I saw Penny’s post the other day, so found you!


  45. jaya1966 says:

    Hi Sue,
    I am very late this time. I hope that is okay. I haven’t been writing for the prompt for some time now. Been busy with a few other things. As always, a thought-provoking prompt. Here is the link to my entry. No pingback.


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  47. j.a. case says:

    Sue, this is very delayed, but I love the photo so wanted to write something. Please don’t feel obliged to include it in your wrap-ups, or any other way 🙂 ❤


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