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By Scott Bailey 2017

Around the towering icon
The overgrown child
The mad fool with power
They swarmed
Bringing their stings
And their anger
Buzzing at last!

On the sidelines
Stood the keepers
Ready with their smoke
Ready to reap their honey


In response to the daily prompt Swarm


Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

The Colourful King

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The kingfisher marks
The day with a drip, drip, then
Flashing, splashing colour

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #139 King&Day

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

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

A Spring of Dreams – Splosh


By Scott Bailey © 2014

And a little erosion
Helped on
By little hands
Joy is free

Photo By Scott Bailey
Photo By Scott Bailey



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Mankind Limited – Pebble


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Playground Laughter – Thirteen Tales

Playground Laughter

A group of youths – exploring freedom and each other – find old fears of school creeping up on them. One is left questioning what he saw – and what he did?

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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.

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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……