Posted in Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

The Message

By Scott Bailey 2017

Look for the message
Lovingly crafted
Full of compassion and care
Look for it in the news
If you find it
Follow the crafter
For they are rare

In response to the daily prompt Lovingly
but also
In response to the daily prompt Craft from yesterday.


Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing


By Scott Bailey © 2017

Oh how I would love
For the world to be lighter
Not a sinking mess


In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #135 Love&Light

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

The Church – Thirteen Tales

The Church

A dare in the dark, bravado against the fears of the night – in the most spooky of settings – was it asking for trouble?

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Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

By Scott Bailey

A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Other are not. Some scare, some are fun. Some play with the concept of a ghost. There are ghosts who are out for revenge and the living avenging the spirits that curse them.

Ideal for sitting around a campfire and late at night under the covers. Or maybe not if the stories themselves are any guide.

Check it out at Amazon and Smashwords and other online e-book retailers.

A paperback version os being worked on for those who prefer the feel of the paper while huddling by the fire – on your own – in the dark – with that noise behind you……

Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

Mankind Limited – The Secret


Read an excerpt here.

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

A Spring of Dreams (Words)


By Scott Bailey © 2013

Wherever words roam
Over fantastical lands
The heart rests at home.


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