Photo prompt round-up: Rift #writephoto


Fear widens the rift
Twixt judgement and empathy
Kinship counts for naught
Shared humanity falters
Where love would open the door


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Alderley Edge when the woods, like the mysterious stone in Alan Garner’s books, were golden. It is a place of magic and legend at any season and, wandering its footpaths, you can feel why Garner made the Edge the central ‘character’ in the Weirdstone of Brisingamen and its sequels.

The rift is a part of an old mine working. One part of it is crudely labelled the Devil’s Grave, for if you run three times around it, widdershins, the devil himself will come for you… or so the tale goes.


My thanks, as always, to all those who took part. All the posts inspired by this image 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!


Please leave your comments for the contributors on their blogs.

Leena at Soul Connection

Luccia Gray at Re-reading Jane Eyre

Maria at A Heart for Africa

Deborah’s Deliberations

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Adele at Notes to Women

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Ennle Madresan at Abandoned Amenities

Jo Hawk, Writer

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Noah Weiss at Never a Worry

Jackie at The Stories People Tell

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Jane Dougherty Writes

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Na’ama Yehuda

Frank J. Tassone

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Christine Mallaband-Brown

Kyt Wright

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

Kathy Lauren Miller at A View to a Book

Jewel Ingalls at The Gist

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Penny Wilson Writes

Frank Prem Poetry

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Lady Lee Manila

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Di at pensitivity101

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Michael at Morpeth Road

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

The Dark Netizen

Reena Saxena

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

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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8 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Rift #writephoto

  1. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    rift round-up 🙂


  2. Ritu says:

    Great entries!!!


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  4. Jackie says:

    Thanks for the prompt, and the background information about the place.

    Lovely poem too, especially suitable for our times.


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