Thursday photo prompt: Shimmer #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 December 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.

*As I will be away from the computer for the next few days, reblogs and comments will depend upon what WP lets me do with my phone… which seems a bit hit and miss these days.*

**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 the dark silhouette of an island in a shimmering lake, surrounded by shadowy hills. The sun is breaking out from behind the clouds in rayed splendour.

All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday, December 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.


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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60 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Shimmer #writephoto

  1. David says:

    you broke through
    my heart

    and I loved you
    for that

    Liked by 6 people

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Gorgeous image Sue, sent me thinking about spending a life at sea…

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Laura Denise says:

    Georgeous photo! Where was it taken (if you share that info)?


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  6. I just lifted a chunk out of the WIP for this. You must have visited the place before I even knew about it 🙂

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  7. Another gorgeous photo. And water… I have to find some time to write for this one!

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  10. Goff James says:

    Hi, Sue. Here is my submission to Thursday photo prompt: Shimmer #writephoto – Haiku/Shimmer.
    Here is the link . happy Day. Goff

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  12. willowdot21 says:

    Another beautiful and serene prompt for us to work with . Thank you Sue💜.
    Here is mine

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  16. Beautiful image, Sue!
    I will be reading others’ offerings soon, but wanted to add mine first, as I tend to not read others’ before I write mine.
    Here it is:

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  27. Violet Lentz says:

    Sue! i cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be here. It’s been way too long.. XXOO

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  29. kittysverses says:

    Hi Sue,
    A lovely picture. Thank you for running the challenge.
    Here’s my entry :-
    Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

    Liked by 1 person

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  34. Chris Hewitt says:

    Thanks Sue. Another great writing prompt. In case the pingbacks go walkies:

    Liked by 1 person

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  36. Hi Sue,
    Here is my entry for this week’s prompt.

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