Photo prompt round-up: Timeless #writephoto


Shapeshifter transforms
Immobile silent presence
Constantly changing
Whispering ancestral songs
Time shifts beyond consciousness


The photo for this week’s prompt shows the Gardom Stone, on Gardom’s Edge in Derbyshire.  It is curious how many people wrote pieces this week that seemed to include some of the qualities of this particular stone.

Even for a standing stone, it is remarkable. It is a shapeshifter, changing form with every step you take around it. Not just revealing other perspectives, but seeming to reveal different aspects of an inner nature hidden from the conscious mind. We found that it invites you to step back through time… and time is essential to its positioning.

Even the scientists agree that it was deliberately and precisely erected to function as a seasonal gnomon. It stands within the greater prehistoric andscape. Within a few yards you will find a huge enclosure, a fabulously carved stone, hut circles, pits, cairns and alignments, as well as a site we believe was for the preparation of the ancestral bones. Witin a mile as the crow flies, there are stone circles galore, a massive prehistoric settlement site and a prehistoric necropolis.

One of the stories we do not usually share, for fear of being carted off in straitjackets, is that this site is one of the places where we have encountered temporal anomalies. There have been other, less straightforward shifts in temporal perception, but this was the only occasion when we had actual, if subjective, proof that someting weird was going on.

When we are out exploring, I take a lot of photographs to record the sites and pick up any details we may have missed. The images are time-stamped, so we knew exactly when we had left the carved stone. We were also keeping a close eye on the time, as we were waiting for a pub to open for lunch, as we were cold and damp. So, we noticed before we left the moor and it really threw us. Between one stone and the next, no matter how we tried to explain it…and believe me, we tried… we had unaccountably ‘lost’ at least twenty minutes…


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week…even sharing ‘extra’ poss, there was no way to reblog them all! I wish there was space to share all the contributions, as there are some beautiful pieces every week that I would love to reblog, but which come in after I have filled all the allocated slots.

All the posts are 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.

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.

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 Reminder and an invitation

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:

Leena at Soul Connection

K. D. Dowdall


Violet at Thru Violet’s Lentz

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Sascha Darlington

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Deborah’s Deliberations

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

Padre’s Ramblings


Michael at Morpeth Road

Jo Hawk

Frank J. Tassone

Bobby Fairfield

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Adele at Notes to Women

Di at pensitivity101

Kyt Wright

Rosemary Carlson, Writer

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Kim M. Russell at Writing in North Norfolk

Jane Dougherty Writes

Kate at Everywhere and Nowhere

Na’ama Yehuda

Maria at A Heart for Africa

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Deepa at Sync with Deep

Reena Saxena

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

and a second take from Trent

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Ken Gierke at rivrvlogr

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

The Dark Netizen

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Iain Kelly

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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20 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Timeless #writephoto

  1. Fascinating history Sue.


  2. willowdot21 says:

    There are more things in heaven and earth …….
    Not many could of had any idea of the provenance of this stone yet somehome we all touched on it. ❤


  3. Ritu says:

    An epic amount of entries!


  4. balroop2013 says:

    Well, that is an interesting story Sue. Thanks for sharing. Now it is looking spooky to me!


  5. So many lovely responses, Sue, and per week. I have renewed respect for how much work it is. But what a treat to read them (as many as I can). 🙂


  6. memadtwo says:

    Fascinating story. I haven’t been through all the responses (and the list seems to get longer each week…), but the one’s I’ve read shine so many different lights. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration and stories, Sue. (K)


  7. Really fascinating. I love things like this as you know 🙂


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