Thursday photo prompt: Poised #writephoto


Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt. You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 11th September and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  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. They do need to be approved manually before they show on the post here, but to be sure,  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 leaf-strewn flight of stone-cut steps descending into a hole in the ground. Poised to ascend…or descend… is the dark silhouette of a strange figure…

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday September 12th 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.

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.

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. Don’t forget to use the #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! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… 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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117 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Poised #writephoto

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I couldn’t help but see the strange creature as one of us…!


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  5. trentpmcd says:

    Hi Sue. That is an intriguing photo, though to me the figure looks to be on the move, ready to disappear from view, not poised to go up or down… But then, perhaps someday I will discover where it is going. In the meantime, I wrote about writing 🙂

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  6. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    Here fellow bloggers is a fabulous way to show off your talent.
    Visually challenged? No worries. Sue has taken the time to describe the photo.
    This week, I’ve got something in mind for a contribution. Watch for it.
    In the meantime, click on over and read this post and participate.
    *Clients* If you’ve no blog but wish to participate, submit your contribution to me and I’ll post onto my blog for you.

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  10. How intriguingly ambiguous! Love this!
    Here’s my interpretation:

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  18. Ritu says:

    Yay! It pinged!!!

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  20. jenanita01 says:

    Fascinating image this week, Sue…

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  34. kittysverses says:

    Hi Sue,

    Thank you for running the challenge. Please find my entry at :-

    Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

    Liked by 1 person

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  36. Chris Hewitt says:

    Hi Sue, as always thanks for the writing prompt. I found this one a little tricky.

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