#WRITEPHOTO – Approach by Often Mumbled Musings

An intriguing walk by Often Mumbled Musings

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Approach prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a foggy day with the sun just emerging through the clouds. Emerging from the fog is a large castle.

Approach – Image by KL Caley

We approach the future as we do
this deep fog: hopeful but still
watching for shit between steps

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A walk – Often Mumbled Musings 

Much Love
KL 

#WRITEPHOTO – Approach by Morpethroad

A dark and intriguing entry by Morpethroad

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Approach prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a foggy day with the sun just emerging through the clouds. Emerging from the fog is a large castle.

Approach – Image by KL Caley

I had that sunken feeling when the car broke down. Of all places it was not that far from my destination, my Aunt Mary.

Aunt Mary was what we in the family referred to as eccentric. She had strange ideas about a lot of things but mostly it was her insistence that she only grew carrots in her front garden. Inside the boundary fence and either side of the front path, there grew carrots as far as you could see.

It encouraged the rabbits she once told me and they were a source of food to her. Every meal she made you had rabbit of some sort mixed into it.

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#writephoto – Approach – When My Car Broke Down

Much Love
KL 

#WRITEPHOTO – Approach by pensitivity101

Are you afraid of the castle in the fog? You might just be after reading this creepy entry by pensitivity101

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Approach prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a foggy day with the sun just emerging through the clouds. Emerging from the fog is a large castle.

Approach – Image by KL Caley

Strangers may not know I exist,
The fog is my blanket of secrecy,
Hidden from view of prying eyes,
I am shrouded in intrigue and mystery.
My turrets gleam in the morning sun,
Catching the rays as they spin
Their webs of light and fantasy
To whatever is hidden within.

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pensitivity101

Much Love
KL 

#WRITEPHOTO – Approach

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Rising from the fog

Larger than life

This dominating fortress

Emerges into the light.

Approach – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a foggy day with the sun just emerging through the clouds. Emerging from the fog is a large castle.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#Writephoto Round-Up – Antique

Cluttered, crowded, lack of space
Wandering through this jam-packed place
Trying hard to find a treasure
That special object of pleasure

Antique – Image by KL Caley

Believe it or not, the above is actually a cafe situated in Yorkshire with treasures in abundance for patrons to admire and some to purchase. Those eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted the baby carrier to the left, as this was one of those rare occasions Mama managed to go somewhere nice and have a cuppa.


I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, if I have featured your post remember to click back to it as lovely readers often stop by and leave wonderful comments.

Here is this weeks list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know):

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Antique

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – The Antique by Jemima Pett

Do you have a 1917 Penny Black, if so what do you know about it?

That’s the questions raised by  Jemima Pett in this clever story.

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Antique prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.

Antique – Image by KL Caley

The little bell tinkled as an old man came into my antiques shop.

“Do you have a 1917 Penny Black?” he asked in response to my enquiry.

“Er, no. I confess I didn’t know there was such a thing.” What was he talked about? Penny Blacks came out in 1840, for one year only. Depending on quality, they could be worth a couple of pounds, or a couple of hundred thousand. 1917?

“Well, I may come back.”

He left.

“Strangers and strange things,” my grandad used to say. 

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Antique | #writephoto Flash Fiction – Jemima Pett 

Much Love
KL 

Review of The art of spirit capture by Geoff Le Pard

The art of spirit capture by Geoff Le Pard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Romance

📖 I have followed Geoff Le Pard’s writing online for some time, and it is always clever, witty and above all engrossing. So, despite this being the first novel of his I have read, I started it with high expectations. Despite these exposures to Geoff’s writing, I have never read anything quite like this (from Geoff or indeed any other author). The concept is brilliant, so unusual, it left me desperate to unravel the story and hoping for a happy ending for all.

✍️ The story is told from the viewpoint of Jason. Jason has lost his job, lost his girlfriend and his brother is in a coma. Life is in a pretty dark place. When he receives a phone call from a country lawyer explaining that he and his brother are beneficiaries to a recently deceased aunt, it gives him a chance to have a small break away from his everyday life.

👫 What Jason doesn’t expect is to come across an old childhood friend Lottie (Charlotte) who seems to switch between being open and helpful to distant and secretive. I loved how Jason and Lotte’s relationship evolves throughout the novel. I also enjoyed how Jason’s view of his aunt’s dog Viscount changes during the story.

👓 I would describe this book as a mystery at its core. Really the story is about Jason’s long-deceased uncle, Ben who possessed a gift of capturing a piece of spirit in a glass form. It is expected by many that Jason will know the secret to these creations and will continue to make them for the town. The captures are loved by many, but some people in the town mistrust the spirit captures or have had bad experiences with them, because of this the town is divided on whether the creation of these items should continue and expect Jason to make that decision.

Will Jason figure out how to create the captures, and if he does will he want to?

🗺 Setting: This book is mostly set near Lewes in the British countryside with occasional sprints back to London.

🗣 I often think it’s useful to see an extract of a book to get an idea of the writing style. Here is a brief extract so that you can see a sample of the writing yourself:

“It’s still there. Ben used it as his main workshop until he died. Heather and I checked it out in the summer and it was still standing. We should take a look.”
“Is it in the middle of the woods?”
“Yes, In a clearing. There are other buildings now. It –“
“That stile! Near the tree I fell out of. That leads to it, doesn’t it?”
“That’s right, though it’ll be pretty overgrown. Ben walked that way from the cottage.”…

💭 Overall View: As mentioned, I went into this book expecting a quality story, which is what I got, and more. The characters and their relationships were very well handled, some subtle and intriguing, others brash and loud. The mystery was great and enjoyably, I hadn’t figured out the ending before I got to it. The touch of magic within this book is so endearing it and after reading I found myself thinking about the spirit captures, the concept is just marvellous. Highly recommended.

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#WRITEPHOTO – The Antique by ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀

When does helping to clear the clutter spiral out of control?

Find out in ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Antique prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.

Antique – Image by KL Caley

Oy vey. I promised myself the last time, would be the last time. For reasons unknown to me, whenever a family member passes away I am given all their worldly goods. Some relatives ask me to look for anything valuable for them. Some ask me to keep important items to hand down to the next generation. Some tell me to just trash everything.

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Write Photo – Antiques or Rubbish? – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀

Much Love
KL 

#WRITEPHOTO – The Antique by Morpethroad

I think everyone knows someone that just can’t resist a bargain, just like this mum in Morpethroad‘s entry.

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Antique prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.

Antique – Image by KL Caley

Sally’s Antique Wares and Stuff was located in the middle of the High Street, just down from the Post Office.

You couldn’t help but walk past it as you made your way down to the PO or the supermarket.

Sally believed you had to have something to catch your customer’s eye.

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#writephoto – Antique – Sally’s Antique Wares and Stuff | Morpethroad 

Much Love
KL 

#WRITEPHOTO – The Antique by inkdrops

An intriguing entry by inkdrops

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto – Antique prompt.

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a collection of tables, chairs, lamps, baskets, teddies and other objects in quite a busy space.

Antique – Image by KL Caley

A room full from wall to wall

of old things

Aged but still in style

looking for a new house

to call home

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Antique

Much Love
KL