#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – SWAN

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Ever capture a moment in time, I think I did just that below – a look between the two – no human words were uttered yet the image means you know something is happening.

I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, I think it could prove a lot of fun! Or just a name of a pub – haha. Enjoy.

The Dog and the Swan – KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a swan in grassland staring at a small dog with a red colour.

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, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – Lake

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our first guest photo!

Lake – Image by Sadje

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a lake surrounded by trees and a mountain range in the distance. On the lake edge, you can see a lonesome log floating and a grassy flowered edge.

A great big thank you to Sadje over at Keep it Alive – https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/ for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo to get us started too.

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, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – The Secret in the Stone

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Stone’s don’t lie, or do they? This week’s prompt is an interesting stone with a key-like inscription.
I can’t wait to read your entries this week.

The Secret in the stone – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone or a tomb with a key-like inscription but no words upon it.

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, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – DINOSAUR

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Creeping out of the trees
what do you see,
a Dinosaur I hear you say
Well, how can that be?

I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, I think it could prove a challenge!

The Dinosaur – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red metal dinosaur in amongst the trees, beside a clearing.

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, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – NEWBORNS

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Sticking with the springtime photos. I captured this little guy along with his mother in a pen alongside some very expecting mothers. Is spring an inspiring time for you? I hope so, I can’t wait to read your entries.

The New Arrivals – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a group of mother sheep about to give birth, with one newly arrived lamb visible.

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, click here for last weeks round-up: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/04/08/writephoto-round-up-rabbit/

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – RABBIT

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

In celebration of this weekend’s forthcoming Easter Celebrations, I’ve dug out this gem. It almost had a bit of the Cheshire cat feeling to it, disappearing into the hedgerow. Hopefully, you’ll have a bit of fun with it. Enjoy!

The vanishing rabbit by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pair of comical glasses shaped like a rabbit’s ears and whiskers, the glasses are in a hedgerow.

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, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – TABLE

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt photo has a really fun feel to it. I can already envisage so many creative responses. It’s certainly had my mind whirling with ideas. Enjoy!

Top of the table by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a white table in a woodland with 9 chairs. The bottom of the table is the largest chair, each chair gradually gets smaller and smaller until you get to a tiny child’s chair at the top/head of the table.

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, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Please share to encourage others to join in the fun too.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – NEPTUNE

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the new #writephoto prompt!

You may have made your way over here from Sue Vincent’s site – or discovered it on your own, either way – welcome.

With Sue’s permission, I have agreed to follow on her tradition of the Thursday #WritePhoto Challenge.

I thought I would start things off with this guy. He’s definitely very alluring.

Neptune Image by KL CALEY

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a statue of King Neptune with his trident poised to catch a fish in a lake reflecting the green of the surrounding trees.

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.

Wanting a little bit of inspiration, last weeks contributors can be found here:
https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/03/18/writephoto-round-up-beyond-the-door-take-2/

I can’t wait to read your creations.
Much Love
KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

Beyond The Door – #Writephoto Renewal

Evening All,

I am sure so many of you will already know this wonderful story but a little over five years ago, the wonderful Sue Vincent of Daily Echo (and The Silent Eye) posted the most intriguing image:

Beyond the Door – Image by Sue Vincent

The image sparked some wonderful responses. All entirely different to each other. It was such a wonderful awakening of the imagination. With a little encouragement, Sue agreed to post another one and within quick succession #writephoto was born. Sue’s eye to capture the most intriguing images delighted us each Thursday presenting us the next challenge to sink our teeth into. The Thursday #Writephoto became a weekly staple to so many in our community.

With Sue’s permission, I have requested I follow on this tradition. Whilst I doubt I have even half the skill set Sue does, I hope to post something inspiring enough to get those creative minds whirling and those fingers tapping on the keyboard.

I would be honoured if for the first post, those inspired to, use the original image from Sue’s Post featured above. After all this time it is still one of my favourites and I am sure there are many, many stories it has to tell.


I intend to follow Sue’s original set-up:
> Each Thursday at noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt (yes I do realise todays is a little late but I wanted to get the ball rolling).
> Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Wednesday at Noon GMT.
> I will post the previous week’s entries in a weekly round-up, which will be published each week.
> I will feature as many of the responses here on the New2Writing as time and space allows.
> 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.
> 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.


Sue has become such a champion of creative inspiration and all I can do is thank her for sharing her knowledge, her creativity and her passion with us all (not to mention introducing us to the joy that is Ani). I was so lucky to stumble across her blog one day, she not only encouraged me to write more but helped improve my writing too and I will always treasure that.

Any help, tips or advice from anyone also greatly appreciated.

For those looking for more inspiration, the original stories, including Sue’s own, are featured here: https://scvincent.com/2016/03/03/beyond-the-door-round-up/

Much Love

KL ❤

Un-block Challenges

Grandma’s Secret – #Writephoto

Emma wandered around her grandma’s room listening to her snoring on the bed. She hadn’t been able to sleep and Grandma often made her feel better, but listening to her soothing snores Emma hadn’t the heart to wake her. Emma furrowed her brow a little while watching her Grandma sleep, she seemed so old and frail now.

After Emma crept over to Grandma’s window-seat and pulling the curtains a little sat a while staring at the starry night sky. Absentmindedly while daydreaming, Emma had begun to swing her legs, in a panic she realised she had made a noise against the window seat but the noise was not a wooden knock, it was the rattle of metal.

Chest Photo Courtesy of Sue Vincent – Daily Echo
Chest Photo courtesy of Sue Vincent @ Daily Echo

Emma lowered herself to the floor and began pulling the cushions from the seat and opened the curtains to let in a little more light. Her mouth dropped open as she realised it was a beautiful old chest with ornate locks. “My God…” Emma whispered into the darkness, not able to stop herself.

“So, you have found my secret, have you Emma?” Emma spun around to find her Grandma sat up in the bed. Grandma walked towards her, lifting a shiny key from around her neck. “Come my dear, I think it’s time I tell you the truth about how I really survived the war.”


Originally written in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt – with the an ornate chest that just begs to be asked questions (pictured above) –  combined with my own #maydays prompt. Check them out for a fabulous collection of tales and maybe some inspiration for your own blog too.

KL❤