Photo prompt round-up: Threshold #writephoto


Standing at the gate

A shifting reality

Forever unfolds

Its ebb and flow revealing

Pearls of magic in the soul


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken from within Merlin’s Cave at Tintagel. It is a place that holds some very special memories for me and one that never fails to stir the imagination.

There is a long path down to the little cove, and before it was a modern road, the beac would not have been easy to reach. On either side of the bay there are caves. This one, known as Merlin’s Cave lies beneath the headland upon which stands the ruined castle of Tintagel.

It is an odd place of opposites… more of a tunnel, with one end opening onto the calm little cove with its waterfal and silky waves, and the other leading straight into a rocky sea.

It was in the castle above this cave, so legend tells, that King Arthur was conceived by Ygraine, when Merlin used his arts to change Uther Pendragon into the likeness of her absent husband, Duke Gorlois.

The very first ritual workshop that I attended was at Tintagel. Terrified, not knowing what on earth to expect… I found magic in the wind and the waves, in the landscape and its stories, and, not least in the people I met there who would go on to play such an important part in my life.

You can never really tell where the first step might wait that takes you down a new and transformative path, and there were many decades of ‘steps’ on the journey that took me to Tintagel. But I do know that it was at this place that a new chapter of my life began to unfold… a chapter that eventually brought me to the Silent Eye, to the creation of our own workshops and into a story that I hope will continue for a very long time to come.


My thanks, as always, to everyone 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.

Adele at Notes to Women

Violet at Thru Violet’s Lentz

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Luccia Gray at Re-reading Jane Eyre

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Oneta Hayes at Sweet Aroma

Beckie’s Mental Mess

Jen Goldie at Starlight and Moonbeams

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Frank J. Tassone

Kyt Wright

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Ennle Madresan at Abandoned Amenities

Padre’s Ramblings

Christine Mallaband-Brown

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Jewel Ingalls at The Gist

Jane Dougherty Writes

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

MBrazfield at Words Less Spoken

Frank Prem Poetry

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Ken Gierke at rivrvlogr

Di at pensitivity101

Lady Lee Manila

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Bobby Fairfield

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Reena Saxena

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Iain Kelly

The Dark Netizen

Thady at Track or Cushion

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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21 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Threshold #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    You certainly inspired us all again Sue ❤️


  2. Patty says:

    Hello Sue and all.

    WordPress has gone screwy on my end again, and at the moment the PressThis button is invisible, and the Reblog button won’t work.

    I’ve another way to put the link onto my blog via way of a share button available when I go onto the internet on my phone but it won’t provide a pingback.

    I want to let you know your post will be shared, and that you guys rock!


  3. willowdot21 says:

    I love that poem Sue , everything today points to decisions. 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. trentpmcd says:

    Ah, I should have written and Arthurian tale! One place i do want to visit since there are so many legends around that area.


  5. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Thank you for the information on the picture Sue. You poem rocks are usual.


  6. jenanita01 says:

    Not only a beautiful and magical place, it feels amazing too…


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