Photo prompt round-up: Decisions #writephoto


Forward or backward

Linear thought makes a choice

Seek another way

Accept the path less travelled

Or forge a path yet untrod


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the Ridgeway, halfway between the White Horse at Uffington and the ancient tomb known as Waylands Smithy. It is the place where our adventures began, leading to the publication of The Initiate and all the books that followed…  and the path we found there is one we still follow.

The Ridgeway is a prehistoric track, at lest five thousand years old, and still in use today. It used to run from the coast in Dorset, to the Wash in Norfolk, right across the country. Today there are still almost ninety miles of trackway left to explore, and following its route, many sites of ancient sanctity, from barrows to earthworks, circles to early churches…and the hill figures, like the White Horse.

I admit that I altered the photograph, erasing the words on the sign to give our storytellers a little more leeway… and to open the symbolism of the unmarked waymarker.

My thanks, as always, to all those who took part…over fifty of you this week!

I wish I could reblog all 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.

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.

Thady at Track or Cushion

Sneha Ganesh at A Piece of Me

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Jen Goldie at Starlight and Moon Beams

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Thady at Track or Cushion

Ashwini Nawathe at Kaleidoscope of my Life

Steve Tanham at Sun in Gemini

Beckie’s Mental Mess

Ennle Madresan at Abandoned Amenities

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

Melanie B Cee from Sparks from a Combustible Mind

Christine Mallaband-Brown

Jordis Fasheh from Jordy’s Streamings

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Crushed Caramel

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Sascha Darlington

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Frank J. Tassone

Maria at A Heart for Africa

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

John Freda at The Magic Shop

Kyt Wright

Michael at Morpeth Road

Deborah’s Deliberations

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

M. Brazfield at Words Less Spoken

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Adele at Notes to Women

Frank Prem Poetry

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Suzanne at Being in Nature

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

Reena Saxena

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

Di at pensitivity101

Iain Kelly

Lady Lee Manila

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

Jane Dougherty Writes

Rupali S Banerjee at Reflections of Life

Ann Harrison-Barnes at Ann Writes Inspiration

Willow Willers at willowdot21

The Dark Netizen

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

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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12 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Decisions #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Great amount of entries again Sue!


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Over Fifty entries how amazing is that . Mind you the the symbolism of the signpost is one we all can relate to. Your poem sums it up perfectly 💜


  3. memadtwo says:

    Linear thought does box us in. (K)


  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Thanks Sue. Great prompts get great turn outs! 🙂🌼


  5. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Thank you for the information on the sign. What a history it is.


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