#Writephoto Round-Up – Mushrooms & Planes

Firstly, I would like to start by saying a great big thank you to everyone who has been participating in my challenges over the last few weeks.

As most of you will probably know, I would normally visit every blog who enters to check out your marvellous creations, re-blog a few here on N2W (when time and space allows) and run the weekly round-up.

However, time and I suppose in some ways my mental health has not been in quite the right place to do so. It’s not my story to tell so I won’t go into too much detail but in summary, an immediate family member has been unwell for quite some time and 2 weeks ago we got some tragic news which to be quite honest was worse than we had originally feared, the doctor spoke of the Big C and the words that strike fear into most people’s heart “terminal”. Needless to say, we are all devastated.

With that in mind, I would love to say normal service will be resumed as soon as possible but realistically that might not be the case, some weeks will be tougher than others and I may not be on my top form. However, if you can, please do continue to participate and support the prompt, reading your creations brings me so much joy and I will contribute and feedback as often as I can. There are some spectacular images coming up and I can’t wait to see what you all create.

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart.

Now… onto those fabulous entries…

Mushrooms – Image by KL Caley

Mushrooms – Entries:


Plane – Image by KL Caley

Planes – Entries:

I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, this week’s is published here:

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto.

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Restoration

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

There is no love

Left for this home

Which would have once been a majestic

place to roam.

Can you give this little house a bit of love? Or is it a wrecking ball waiting to happen?

Restoration – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a large home with pay windows and pillared doorways but it’s all fallen into a dilapidated state.

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 – Plane

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Tribute to the skies

High above these beds

Remembering the loved ones

That flew above our heads

This pretty plane has captured my heart. Can you tell its tale?

Plane – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a black and white aeroplane statue surrounded by colourful flowers.

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 – Priory

Nestled in the hillside
Quiet as a Mouse
Home of the Carthusian monks
Visit this magnificent house.

Priory – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful old yellow stone priory with ivy growing up the sides.

This beautiful priory is Mount Grace Priory, England’s most important, best preserved and most accessible of the ten medieval Carthusian houses (charterhouses) in England.

You can visit the individual monk cells, these reflect the isolation of the monks who lived as hermits, each occupying his own cell and coming together in the chapel only for the nocturnal liturgical hours, Sundays and feast-days. They were a silent order, and their diet was strictly vegetarian.

A fascinating place.


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 prompt is Mushrooms.

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

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.

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Mushrooms

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Mushroom or toadstool

A fleshy little fungus

Protruding from the ground Growing amongst us

Mushrooms – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a mass of brown mushrooms all growing on top of one another.

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 ❤

Humanity is like an Ocean

Kate sobbed into the pillow. Talia leaned over and rubbed her back.

“Kate, it will be all right!” Kate sat up and looked her sister straight in the eyes.

“No Talia, it won’t. Each day, I do my job, I try to help and it seems each day another injured creature must be put to rest. And why? Because humans do not care! They have no time to pick up their waste after a trip to the beach or the park, indeed, they do not care what products they buy as long as it has the brand they want to be seen with or a price they are willing to pay. But who really pays the price, Talia? Those sorrowful creatures that look deep in my eyes as I soothe them and try to comfort them in their final hours.”

“Listen, my dear sister. You are correct, some humans, do not care but not all are like that, and I feel the tide is turning in our favour. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Until then we must keep campaigning. Keep spreading our word. Keep rescuing the injured. It will be worth it in the end. I assure you.”

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

Originally written in response to WQW – Ocean.

#WRITEPHOTO – Priory

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

At the priory

The monks sit and pray

At this majestic building

Day after day!

Priory – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautiful old yellow stone priory with ivy growing up the sides.

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 – Bucket

Bobbing boats floating out at sea
Sandy beach as far as the eye can see
The wafting smell of fish and chips
Knowing just one bite will go to my hips

Exciting children splash and run
Building sculptures just for fun
Decorated with scavenged treasures
A seaside day filled with pleasure

Bucket – Image by KL Caley

This sunny little picture was taken at Seaton Carew in the North East of England. My husband and I have visited there for years as it’s a bit quieter than other seaside towns. We used to take our dogs to a brilliant sand dunes section and watch them run up and down the sandy banks. Now with my little one, it’s all about visiting the main beach, collecting seashells and getting that all-important ice cream treat!


I’m so sorry, I haven’t quite got round to reading them all yet, but here is the wonderful collection 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 for taking part in #writephoto – Bucket

Take Care
KL ❤

Finding The Way

Ella had been lost for days.

Why had she made this deal with the devil?

But she knew she would take the deal again in a heartbeat. She would do anything for her family.

Yet, this never-ending maze was torturous. Exhausted, she dropped to her knees and let out a sob, which quickly turned into a desperate prayer.

Silence followed, then slowly her determination returned.

Getting to her feet, she navigated through the trees once more, arriving at a well-worn path.

Up ahead she saw an iron gate with the words “the way” written on it.

“Thanks”, she whispered.

The Way Gates – Image Credit – Keith Hardy

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a wrought iron gate with the words “the way” written on itThere’s a path beyond the closed gate leading into a tree-lined lane


This 99-word story was written in response to Sadje’s WDYS #137 challenge.

#Writephoto Round-Up – Well

Temple of water
A magical site
Hidden by nature
Away from the light

Stumble upon it
Bare your true soul
The well will listen
And let the magic flow

Well – Image by KL Caley

I couldn’t decide whether to tell you guys that this was a well or not, would you know it was that without the label? Unfortunately, I couldn’t decide what else to call it, pyramid didn’t quite sound right.

I love this little well, doesn’t it look like it belongs to some sacred ritual site. Well, (haha) it belongs to Mount Grace Priory in Yorkshire so perhaps there was a ritual or two related to it. It’s a stunning place, and one of our favourite days out. Highly recommended if you are ever in the area.


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, I’m a little late in publishing this week’s round-up so the new challenge is already live: #writephoto – Bucket

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Well.

Take Care
KL ❤