Photo prompt round-up: Monochrome #writephoto


Bent, almost broken

Scarred by yesterday’s sorrows

Yet beauty remains


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Little Moreton Hall, near Congleton in Cheshire. I took liberties with the original image, changing what was a beautiful sunny day to a more atmospheric monochrome.

The Hall is a fabulous sixteenth century survival, that I was fortunate enough to visit in the company of friends who know that era intimately.

There has been a Hall on the site for at least eight hundred years, though the present building was only begun around 1504, being added to by successive generations until its completion around a hundred years later.

Sitting on a moated island, the house is a spectacular example of the style and has everything from wall paintings to the obligatory grey lady haunting the gallery and the child heard sobbing in the chapel. For good measure, the house is said to be built on a ley, which may explain the legendary lost tunnel from the house… and there is also an oddly shaped mound in the grounds that looks like a burial barrow.


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.
Please note: Many people are having problems across WordPress with pingbacks not coming through… 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.

One from me

Christine Mallaband-Brown who paid a recent visit to Little Moreton Hall…with pictures

Ashwini Nawathe

Diana Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Padre’s Ramblings

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Hugh Roberts at Hugh’s Views and News

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Maria at A Heart for Africa

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Kerfe Roig at methodtwomadness

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Tien Skye at From the Window Seat

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Lady Lee Manila

Anneberly Andrews

Rebecca Cutler at Beckie’s Mental Mess

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Mary Suzanne Barrett

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

M. Brazfield at Words Less Spoken

Thady at Track or Cushion

Jo Hawk, Writer

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Adele at Notes to Women

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Jane Dougherty Writes

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

Jen Goldie

Di at pensitivity101

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Christine Bolton at Poetry for Healing

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Kyt Wright

Na’ama Yehuda

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Iain Kelly

The Dark Netizen

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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27 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Monochrome #writephoto

  1. Hey, I was late but here’s my link:

    It was a beautiful capture and amazing number of entries!


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Stunning, simply Stunning, and a ever an amazing input from everyone. 💜


  3. I recognised it! We were there three days ago. It’s looking wonderful. I like your atmospheric picture.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I wrote a piece, don’t know if you saw it. X


  5. Ritu says:

    Such wonderful entries!


  6. What a cool place, and so old. I’m amazed that it’s actually in such “good” shape. And thanks for the note on pingbacks. I haven’t been getting them consistently either.


  7. So many great stories/poems, Sue! Love the new photo for this week!


  8. What an interesting history lesson. Facinating is more like it. Thank you for sharing it.


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