Thursday photo prompt: Harbinger #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 2nd October 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 an odd and ancient-looking magpie with milky eyes and one wing folded over his back, almost like a cloak.

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday, October 3rd 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.


Come and introduce yourself!

An open invitation to writephoto contributors…

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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106 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Harbinger #writephoto

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A chance to give a little extract from my new novel, out tomorrow, that fits quite nicely into the ‘harbinger’ prompt. (Hope that’s okay Sue 🙂 )


  3. Ritu says:

    Oh, Great photo!
    Sue, I am sitting out on prompts for a little while as the beginning of school exhaustion has totally kicked in…
    Hope to be back soon!


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  5. What an interesting and different prompt, Sue. Thanks.


  6. Jen Goldie says:

    Thanks Sue. This looks like fun 🙂


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  11. What a great photo! I liked where it took me:


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  17. My tale this week is based upon the well known custom and song accompanying the sighting of magpies, hope you like it at


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  23. Chris Hewitt says:

    Hi Sue, another great prompt. I now have an encyclopedic knowledge of Magpies. Roll on the next pub quiz! I’m afraid my take is a little macabre:


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