#Writephoto Round-Up – Red Door

He removed the blindfold from her eyes and jumped back “Tadah”.

“What?” she said glancing up and down the street.

“There, in front of us”.

“Dan, you’ve got to be kidding me. Okay it’s old, I’ll give you that, but it’s tiny, I wanted ballrooms and a sweeping staircase and a library. This looks like you and I would just about fit in it.” She huffed loudly.

“Firstly, we can’t afford that and you know it. Secondly you’ve not even seen inside yet. Em, will you at least give it a chance?” He kissed her on the nose, making her laugh and knocking her out of her mood.

“Okay.” She nodded and with great excitement he stepped forward to the bright red door, placing the key in the lock.

As the door swung open, immediately she could see the stone walls disappearing off, sconces lighting the way. “Wow”, she gasped involuntarily.

“See…” he said, delighted. Taking her hand he lead her further inside.

As they round the first corner they opened the door to a huge room with a grand fire burning at one end. A long table with several seats was situated close to it but the rest of the room was open with a vast space. Dan took her hand and led her across the wooden floor and went through another doorway which led to a huge kitchen, a huge range at one end with a giant belfast sink, and many, many pots and pans hanging from the rafters. Her mouth had now dropped open causing Dan to smirk, pulling at her hand he led out to a hallway and up a spiral staircase, to a long galley landing with several doors leading off.

“These are all bedrooms”, he said as they passed several doors, “but I think you’ll like this room the best”. He pushed open a large brown door and inside was a room which seemed to extend right up into the rafters. Floor to ceiling of the room was lined with bookshelves, waiting to house a collection of books. A solitary desk and a slightly old but comfortable looking sofa finished the room.

“I don’t understand?” Em said finally.

“Didn’t you see the sign on the way in?”

“No, what did it say?”

“Castle Cottage”. Emma nodded. It made sense, this place certainly felt like a castle.

“Let’s sign the papers, Dan. This place is perfect.”

“See, I knew you’d love it if you gave it a chance. There’s one issue though…” he paused looking shifty. “The toilets outside!”

The Red Door – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a terraced house with a vivid red door. The sign beside the door states Castle Cottage.


Hope you enjoyed my fun little take on last week’s prompt. Thank you all for the wonderful responses to the post, what a fun collection. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, the latest is published HERE.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Red Door

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it. Stuart Francis posted a beautiful birthday tribute last week which you can read here, alongside a few new adventures to enjoy.

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Farming

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Ploughing or harvesting

Driving all-day

No time for this tractor

To stop and play

Farming – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red tractor busy in the field.

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 – Meeting

The early dusk filtered through the trees, filling the area with a hazy morning light. She loved this time of day when the world was waking all around her. Yet, nearby she could hear voices. Intrigued she walked through the woodland until she came across a clearing, where a meeting was taking place. She didn’t want to intrude but the isolated spot for the meeting spoke to her, she lifted her camera and took a snap. Then continued on her walk, hoping to catch an early morning shot of the birds on the lake before they migrated for winter.

That evening as she uploaded her files, she came across the photo of the woodland meeting, yet instead of the group she had seen, the clearing was empty, and in the distance standing among the trees, she could see herself.

Meeting – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a woodland. In the centre of the woodland is a clearing with fallen trees made into a round seating area. At the head of the seating area is a grand chair.


This quirky area can be found at Hardwick Park, where they often have forest schools for little ones to attend…but when I saw this set-up my imagination started running with other ideas as did our fantastic entries for this week. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). Thank you all for grabbing a spot and joining in with our special meeting place:

Entries:


Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2022/09/08/writephoto-meeting/

This week’s #writephote challenge – The Red Door, is now live:

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – The Red Door

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Dazzling with Red

A danger perhaps?

What lies through this door?

Perhaps it’s a trap?

The Red Door – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a terraced house with a vivid red door. The sign beside the door states Castle Cottage.

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 – Swan

The solo swan continued her rounds of the pond where her memories had been happiest.

Yet every day her heart ached just a little more.

The light shining through under the golden bridge seemed enticing.

With calm and dignity she swam towards it.

Returning to her (soul) mate.


Written in memory of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II.

Swan – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a solo swan swimming under a small bridge.


Did you know as a general rule, swans mate for life? If a mate is lost then the surviving mate will go through a grieving process just like humans do.

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, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, the latest challenge is published here:

https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2022/09/08/writephoto-meeting/

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

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Meeting

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Surrounded by trees

in this scenic space

The chair awaits

You – to take your place

Meeting – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a woodland. In the centre of the woodland is a clearing with fallen trees made into a round seating area. At the head of the seating area is a grand chair.

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 – Fledgling

I’ve took a chance
And jumped from my nest
I really thought
It was for the best

But now I’m stuck
In this safe spot
Taken refuge
In this pot

My brothers and sisters
Have taken flight
So, I need to try
With all my might

I gather up my strength
And count to three
And make it into the sky
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Fledgeling – Image by KL Caley

Every year our garden seems to attract a family or two of blackbirds. Small cute and sweet they are easy on the eye, but oh my the havoc when they’re learning to fly. We had two dogs, sadly both lost (to old age) within the last two years, who got rather excited when a new brood of fledglings were running around the garden, so had to be kept from the garden for a while. And just when we’d think all was safe another brood would appear, one even appeared in August one year!


Here is the list of this weeks wonderful participants, (if I have missed anyone, please let me know).

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge – the latest is published here:

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

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Swan

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Majestic in white

What a marvellous site

Dear Solo swan

where has your partner gone?

Swan – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a solo swan swimming under a small bridge.

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 – Curtain

David ran along the curtain wall. Nearing the side of the river, the steep bank would afford some protection but with the numbers approaching it wouldn’t last long. He’d raised the alarm and he could hear shouts and grunts from those remaining in the Castle, the bell tolling what felt like their doom. The Duke and his knights were on a hunting party, leaving no-one but those who were to drunk to attend, and a handful of guards to hold the walls, the young boys had dreamt of becoming knights, yet not like this, they were not ready to take their stand, still they had no choice. He leant against the curtain wall and prayed, then gathered his bow to him, ready to take on his Duke’s enemies.

Curtain – Image by KL Caley

This fabulous Curtain wall is part of Pickering Castle in Yorkshire. Despite these pretty impressive curtain walls, Pickering Castle was little used as a defence castle (indeed it is rumoured that the Scots were bribed to leave it alone during the campaign by Robert the Bruce of Scotland against Edward II to recognise an independent Scotland). The Castle instead was mostly used as a luxury dwelling for the hunting grounds nearby.


Thank you so much to all my fabulous contributors. I am back from my jollies now so should hopefully get back to catching up on all your entries and sharing some of your amazing creations here on the blog. In the meantime, see the entries for Curtain below (if I’ve missed anyone, please do let me know):

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published here.

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

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Fledgling

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Tiny tweets echo

From a hidden home

Time to fly little one

Time for you to roam

What adventures await our little feathered friend?

Fledgeling – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a tiny bird hiding in a plant pot.

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 ❤