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Clouded Judgement ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

I stood in front of the bench. The sentencing judge peered down at me with a look of disgust. ‘Do you have anything to say in mitigation before sentencing?’ he asked. My solicitor had advised me against saying anything: ‘Just … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt: Clouded #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. Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Fantasy #writephoto

Manifested dream The shores of reality Painted in pastels Masked facade of fantasy Reveals the dreamer’s laughter * The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Portmeirion, Wales, during one of our summer workshop weekends a few years ago. Portmeirion … Continue reading

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Clara Of The Clock ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

There were bells above the clock in the tower. A tiny room above that, with blue shutters that could close themselves to everything or open to the four corners of the world. A taller turret still above it, its naked … Continue reading

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Fenella’s Island ~ Mason Bushell #writephoto

Fenella had grown into a tomboyish teen beside the ancient highland loch. She’d learned at school beneath the sandstone spire of the village church. Her life one big adventure amid the pastel cottages, rolling green hills, evergreen forests and majestic … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt: Fantasy #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. Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Worn #writephoto

Facelift or healing Disguising the deepest wounds New replaces old Time’s inexorable march Writes inescapable tales * The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Bakewell, Derbyshire, a few years ago. The worn steps are typical of many older … Continue reading

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The orphanage ~ Smita Ray #writephoto

Saltmort hunkered down for a flat stone and skimmed it along the lake. On turning back he scrambled up to the grassy bank, plonked down and cast a glance around. His old ramshackle orphanage stood right ahead of him. Its … Continue reading

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Up, In, Out, Down ~ Keith Hillman #writephoto

“It’s certainly a step up from your last place Seb,”  I said as I climbed my way to his front door. “Indeed it is old fellow,”  he said, my pun having fallen on deaf ears.  “You can leave your shoes … Continue reading

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Worn ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Back stooped, legs bowed. Face weathered and scored with lines, each one telling a story of a long life. She has lived through a pandemic, the third Great War, the rise of the machines. Still she walks on, unbowed. Her … Continue reading

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