Thursday photo prompt: Castle #writephoto


Welcome to this weekโ€™s writephoto prompt. This week’s photo is of an iconic site…one of the most photographed in its country…but don’t let that stop you being inventive! And, if you know where it was taken, please keep it to yourself to let imaginations play. ๐Ÿ™‚

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blogโ€ฆ poetry, prose, humourโ€ฆ light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)ย ย Wednesday 17th July andย link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.ย  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

**Please note that many people on WordPress are having problems with pingbacks not getting through, so please also leave a comment on this post, linking back to your response to the prompt so that I know you have posted. **

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a silhouetted castle in the half-light, set in a lake surrounded by hills.

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday July 18th at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors. Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as space allows and (more or less) in the order in which they come in. Please be aware that I tend to schedule reblogs in advance and these spaces fill quickly so an early submission is more likely to get reblogged.

You can find allย last weekโ€™s entries in the weekly round-up, which, as a final disruption to normal service, will be published later today.

Please link your post to this by creating a pingback. If you are unsure of how to create a pingback, Hugh has an excellent tutorial here.

Pingbacks need to be manually approved, and many people are having problems with them not getting through at all, so either check back to make sure that the pingback has appeared or simply copy and paste your linkย into the comments section of this post.

Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish or you can replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work. Donโ€™t forget to use theย #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.


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! โ€˜Regularsโ€™ does not mean you have to take part every weekโ€ฆ Click here for details

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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132 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Castle #writephoto

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  2. Here my take on this week picture

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  3. twisted thoughts says:

    Hello Sue ping backs have to a be approved as they are moderated like comments. I discovered this by accident myself.

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  4. twisted thoughts says:

    Reblogged this on ripples on the pond of the internet and commented:
    At the sun sets
    Ghosts await the footsteps of the unwary
    At Twilights Fall

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Sue another brilliant photo to inspire us all . Thank you.
    Here is mine and you might recognise it.

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  7. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World.

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  9. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Sue. I’m back from my break and have a story for your intriguing photo:

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  12. syncwithdeep says:

    Thanks for the prompt Sue.. Here is my take

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  13. You can almost hear the skirl of the pipes as you look at the photo while reading my effort at

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  16. Oooh. Well, that one’s set the mood, alright … ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Beautiful and brooding, both.
    Here’s my contribution:

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  22. Hey Sue! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Here’s my take on the prompt:

    Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. A great picture, Sue. I thought it went rather well with this extract from Through the Nethergate.

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  34. jenanita01 says:

    Just in case the pingback fails, here’s the link:

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  37. aheartforafrica641064503 says:

    Hi Sue,

    Here’s mine. Great photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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  39. Jen Goldie says:

    Here’s mine Sue. I got a little carried away. I have Scottish Ancestry. My Grandfather was a Scot and he did often say “โ€œIt’s A Braw Bricht Moonlit Nicht The Nicht.โ€

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  41. Suzanne says:

    Hi Sue, here’s my response to this week’s prompt. I have continued on my story from last week.

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  43. Violet Lentz says:

    Seems like forever since I have been here, Sue. I am delighted to have an offering for you this week. Thank you for all the beautiful prompts you provide us with, and all your hard work in coordinating our responses.

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  52. memadtwo says:

    I visited the Oracle for this (late) haiku.

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