Photo prompt round-up: Shadows #writephoto


Silence holds secrets
Whispered only to the wind
Ghosts carry rumours
Only speculation lives
The dead will carry no tales


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at the Dashwood Mausoleum, perched high above the little village of West Wycombe, and beneath which are the notorious Hellfire Caves, the meeting place of Dashwood’s Hellfire Club, whose illustrious membership included John Wilkes, the Earl of Sandwich and Benjamin Franklin.

The village is dominated by the hill which is crowned by an ancient hillfort that may once have been a site of great ritual significance. Today, the strange church whose ancient design was so oddly changed by the enigmatic Sir Francis Dashwood, sits at the centre of the earthwork beside the mausoleum.


My apologies for the delay in reading and commenting on posts this week. I was away for a few days and came back to both a funeral and a birthday…it has been a busy week.

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! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… Click here for details

Come and join in!


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

J. A. Case at Keyhole Poetry

Jai’s Writing Retreat

Lynda Lee Lyberg at Charmed Chaos

Dnyanada Kulkarni at dnspectre

Deborah’s Deliberations

Bobby Fairfield

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Jordis Fasheh from Jordy’s Streamings

Kyt Wright

Jan Malique at Strange Goings on in the Shed

A Heart for Africa

Michael at Morpeth Road

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Di at pensitivity101

Penny Wilson Writes

Debbie Roth at Forgiving Connects

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Marilyn Armstrong at Serendipity

James Pyles at Powered by Robots

Reena Saxena

The Dark Netizen

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Iain Kelly

Adele at Notes to Women

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Neel Anil Panicker

Frank J. Tassone

Wallie’s Wentletrap

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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15 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Shadows #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Wonderful full entries again Sue! 💜


  2. “Silence holds secrets Whispered only to the wind” Love that! Thanks for a great prompt, Sue.


  3. Hélène Vaillant says:

    An amazing poem from you Sue. Thank you for providing the interesting background information on the photo prompt. I always learn splendid things from you. Your prompts are getting a great response. I do understand that you have a life and may not be able to visit or reblog us all through the week. Grateful that you give us all these challenging prompts.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Thank you, Hélène. Most weeks, I reblog up to four a day as they come in… with my own daily posts, that is about as many as I can do. Most of the time, I read them as they come in too, but one weekend a month I am away and have to catch up when I come home.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. willowdot21 says:

    I do like your entry Sue 💜


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