I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, it’s actually one of my favourites although I think it could prove a challenge (no pun intended). Remember if you are struggling with the image, you can just use the word. Most importantly have fun!
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a huge battleship that has just travelled through Tower Bridge in London.
The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:
Each Thursday at Noon BST 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.
He wandered the ruins in an endless, restless state.
He knew every nook, every crannie, and every stone.
Especially the stone from which he had fallen.
The moat looked beautiful today, peaceful even.
He’d followed the guides as they’d walked across the bridge, and heard their whispers, today they were going to do scans of the moat.
They were excited.
The team approached the castle. In search of weapons, jewels and answers to ancient questions.
He wondered if today was the day he’d be free to leave this castle.
The day, they finally found his body in the water.
This beautiful castle is Caerlaverock in Scotland, I’ve been lucky enough to visit it three times now and each time it amazes me. Caerlaverock is a triangular shaped castle and is unique among British castles.
The eagle-eyed amongst you spotted this is the second time I have featured an approach to a castle with the previous one, Raby Castle, shown below. I love both, equally ancient, mystical and mysterious in their own ways. Which do you prefer?
I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. This week’s list is below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.
It was quiet in the town that night. Finishing her shift, Chloe pulled her jacket tightly around her and stepped out into the cold night. There was no one around, even the cars that usually crept past on their slow journey seemed to have taken a break tonight. She turned a corner to the alley. She always hated this bit. The darkest part of her walk, no streetlights, no people – she hoped. It saved her a full 15-minute journey though so it was worth the feeling of trepidation, just for the minute or two that it took her to walk through.
Feeling the cold wind whip through her, she pulled her jacket in tighter and set off along the cobbles. Seconds later unmistakably she heard footsteps behind her. Choosing not to glance behind, she strode on, increasing her pace into a hurried walk. Every part of her body was listening to the footsteps which had quickened their pace too. She reached the top of the lane and turned around rapidly to face her follower. But there was no one there, just the darkness of the alley behind her. Confused, she stood gawping down the lane for a second or two, then pulling herself together made her way home.
Reaching her doorstep she gave a sigh of relief. She pulled out her keys and fumbled with the lock. Finally, inside she let the door swing shut behind her whilst she stood in the hallway unlacing her boots. As she bent over a large gloved hand slid over her face, leaving Chloe unable to scream.
The first prompt of 2023 already! This alley can be found in Thirsk in North Yorkshire, UK. There are many like it around the town. This one is next to a butchers which has been there for many, many years so I’ll let you figure out what all the barns were originally used for. This is actually on the way to the Old Castle at Thirsk, a green mound where a castle once stood.
I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. Here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.
2022 has certainly been a year like no other, with many trying to fill in the voids of the previous two years, visits with loved ones, holidays and more have been on the agenda. Yet, life has that sneaky way of throwing curveballs, war and the cost of living crisis fill the news on an almost daily basis. With a terminal illness diagnosis within my family throwing a shadow on our household, it has to say the least been an emotional time… but the light for me, has been you guys. All of you, every week you’re marvellous creations have filled me with joy and allowed me to escape in your enchanting words.
#Writephoto begin on March 3, 2016 by Sue Vincent, after hosting a wonderful little photo that inspired many to wonder what the story behind the image was. This evolved into a new photo being published every Thursday to which everyone added their own wonderful interpretations.
Almost 5 years to the day in March 2021, and after reading a few of Sue’s heartbreaking posts where she described her deteriorating health issues and ultimately informed us she would not be able to continue with the prompt, I reached out and offered to help with the prompt. Sue readily agreed and with her amazing support on the 11th March 2021, I launched my first ever #writephoto post. Sadly, Sue passed away on 29th March 2021 but not before enjoying some of your fantastic entries, and more so, knowing that the prompt she created would continue.
So from the bottom of my heart, a great big thank you to all of this year’s entrants. You fill my heart with joy each week. Your creations amaze me and you inspire me to improve my own writing. There would be no #writephoto without you.