Thursday photo prompt: Blade #writephoto


I don’t often post figures in prompts… and never one this distinct… but, why not, for once?

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 13th February 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.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red-cloaked figure with long, greying hair seen only from behind. The figure is in front of an ancient and broken stone wall and is holding up an ornate sword, by its blade. The blade glows green…

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday February 14 th at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors. 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.

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.

Please link your post to this by creating a pingback. 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!

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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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113 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Blade #writephoto

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    An interesting photo. It seems to scream out for a fantasy treatment. Maybe. Anyway, here is my take for the week:

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  4. Hey Sue! 🙂
    Here’s my take on the prompt:

    Happy reading! 🙂


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  6. syncwithdeep says:

    Thanks for the prompt Sue. Here is my take

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  7. Ooh. Nice one. 🙂


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  11. Jordy says:

    Oh wow, Sue!! Had a poem waiting for this prompt!! How did you know! 😉


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  14. Iain Kelly says:

    Here’s my effort for this week Sue. Thanks for the inspiration as always.


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  16. First time making an attempt, thanks for such an interesting photo, here’s what my brain conjured up:



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  19. Ritu says:

    I’m back Sue! With a little silly humour piece!

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  23. I like this change. A person is an entire walking talking breathing story.


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  26. I think my first time to contribute a post to your prompts (though I’ve been writing in other prompts for some time and have been reading yours) — the photo spoke to me, and it perhaps was time, so here I am. Let’s see where this goes … and in the meanwhile, this was fun!
    (Is there a photo credit? If I missed it, my apologies — I’ll be happy to add it!)


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  42. True George says:

    Hope I’m not too late when for the Thursday roundup. Hope you’ll enjoy either way..


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