Posted in Creative Writing, Self Publishing, Writing

Baring your soul

I have at various points in my life had to bare my soul top strangers.

When we lost our second child and attended group therapy – we bared our feelings. (There’s still plenty there though that needs to come out).

When we working through the adoption process we had to really lay bare our lives and feelings.

I find it both difficult but worthwhile. To get know yourself better is a good thing – you can only learn and improve.

What got me thinking back on this is the fact that I have just completed an author Interview for my good comrades over at Thanet Writers. Watch this space I will post links when it’s published.

While not as personal it as quite difficult to do. I think it was because I don’t really see myself as any kind of proper writer – just a dabbler. It will be interesting to see the reaction, though.

Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Writing

The Secret

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The ancient secret
Burns in our hearts and our blood
Obscured by sharp lies
In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #138 Secret&Burn

If you really want to know the secret check out Mankind Limited 🙂

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

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Jiggling Jogger

Spotted a autocorrect typo.


By Scott Bailey 2017

A jogger passes by
In her tight lycra
And my eye is drawn
To the jiggle
I am a modern man!
I am.
Generations of sin
Drop their guilt and shame
On our ill equipped shoulders
A modern man


In response to the daily prompt Jiggle


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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing


By Scott Bailey 2017

You say center
We say centre
You say color
We say colour
We are different
Guess that means
You will build a wall against us
Ban us
Make war on us

One day

In response to the daily prompt Center


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

Mankind Ltd – What Right?


What right had she to make decisions for other people?

What had made her think that those posters were true?

How dare she have the courage to break those chains?

By Scott Bailey 

Read an excerpt here.

Available as


or hardback

from Amazon

or CreateSpace

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

Fire and Ice – Thirteen Tales

Fire and Ice

A fiery lover returns from hell with a chilling message. Will the spirit of revolution prevail? Or will it be doused in cold, hard truths?

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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 is now available 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, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

A Spring of Dreams – Nation



By Scott Bailey © 2013

Kerching! Kerchang! Pow!
Our economy picks up!
Soul still desolate.