Thursday photo prompt: Poised #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a leaf-strewn flight of stone-cut steps descending into a hole in the ground. Poised to ascend…or descend… is the dark silhouette of a strange figure.

Tick tock pocket watch

Who’s coming up the stairs

Tick tock stop the clock

Alice’s new friend appears.

Moving fast, Hurry hurry

Milliners licking lips, in a flurry

Time for tea, guests unaware

All laced with Mercury, mousey sleeping in his chair.

Jam tarts Queen of Hearts

Keep her smiling don’t let things fall apart.

Tick tock, chip Chop

Look out it heads off.

Alice is sleepy now

Home in bed wipes her brow.

Tick tock pocket watch

Who’s coming up the stairs?


This is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto.

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 14:58:19

    Oh I like your take sis!


  2. Alethea Kehas
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 15:22:01

    Clever 🙂


  3. Prajakta
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 17:05:52

    This is great 🙂


  4. jenanita01
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 17:29:54

    Very different and unusual take on the prompt. I really liked the theme…


  5. jenanita01
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 17:30:21

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.


  6. Sue Vincent
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 18:26:27

    Brilliant, Willow 😀 x


  7. rugby843
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 18:29:35

    Very fun to read aloud. Thanks, it’s great!


  8. hugofocus
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 19:32:18

    Model wears black opaque tights


  9. Iain Kelly
    Sep 06, 2019 @ 08:12:23

    Wonderful in Wonderland – Alice really needs to stop having these sort of dreams 😉


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  11. Michele Jones
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 14:17:10

    Loved this. It made me smile. Nice take on the photo.


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  13. Chris Hewitt
    Sep 12, 2019 @ 12:36:01

    I’m late … 😉 A brilliant take on the prompt.


  14. Kathy Lauren Miller
    Oct 02, 2019 @ 17:05:03

    Love the Alice Tick Tock poem…


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