Photo prompt round-up: Poised #writephoto


Poised for a moment

On the threshold of being

Called to the journey

Bound by the passage of time

Earth to earth and light to light


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Rowtor Rocks in Derbyshire, an enigmatic site that we know well. With ancient rock carvings, caves both natural and man-made and a history full of mysteries, this is a truly intriguing site. The strange being at the foot of the stair is my writing partner, Stuart France.

The picture shows a flight of stone steps that rise from a level shelf with three caves, up through the earth to a rocking stone. The steps are very difficult to ascend, being uneven, narrow and high. They lead up from a pitch-dark chamber with a tiny hole pierced through its walls… and amazing acoustics.

We have used the site as part of one of our workshops and shared the strange landscape with friends.

We also managed to scare the bejaysus out of a group of teenage lads who were lurking in the caves when they caught sight of  ‘Coyote’ when we were shooting images for our book, An Imperious Impulse.


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week and to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes! A new prompt will be published later today. As always, 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 next Thursday.

All the posts are listed below, so please click on the links below to read them and leave a comment for the author!

Pingbacks do not always come through… 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.

An invitation to writephoto writers…

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 writers to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! Click here for details.

Come and join in!

Many thanks to this week’s contributors:

Janette Bendle

Chris Hewitt at I.Mused


Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Phillip Knight Scott at Reverie in Reverse

Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored

Jen Goldie at Starlight and Moonbeams

Rebecca Cutler at Beckie’s Mental Mess

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Kyt Wright

Neel Anil Panicker

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

Padre’s Ramblings

Brian F Kirkham at The Inkwell

Kerfe Roig at K- Lines that Aim to Be

and with a response to a previous prompt

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

The Dark Netizen

Joe Owen at Joe’s Musings

Di at pensitivity101

Joe M at Does Writing Excuse Watching?

Deborah at A Wise Woman’s Journey

Willow Willers at willowdot21

and a second one from Willow continuing her serialised story

Na’ama Yehuda

Jane Dougherty Writes

Jim Adams at A Unique Title for Me

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Iain Kelly

Reena Saxena

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: Poised #writephoto

  1. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Poised #writephoto — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo | O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

  2. Chris Hewitt says:

    What an amazing place.


  3. trentpmcd says:

    lol, I can just imagine those teens running into Coyote… Was Stuart in costume for the photoprompt?


  4. What a cool place, Sue. I couldn’t help laughing at the terrified teenagers. That’s an experience they’ll never forget. 🙂


  5. Love that you startled those teens. Probably good for them 😉 Must add these to the list!


  6. memadtwo says:

    Oh I love that last line.
    I wonder what those boys thought they saw? (K)


  7. Stuart eh? Fascinating as your sense of proportion is neatly thrown off kilter!


  8. Ritu says:

    Wonderful 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  9. willowdot21 says:

    I do like your poem Sue, and look at all the entries 💜💜


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