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Canadian Ghost Story Lovers!

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See the post below!

Treat yourself to a new collection of tales – and at the same time be instrumental in getting me to No 1

Thirteen Tales Rising

Well, had a bump in sales in Canada and Thirteen Tales is now No. 30 in its genre!

Let’s hope it generates some more interest.

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

Fear

We have a love/hate relationship with it.

We do not want to be afraid. We want safety and comfort.

Or do we?

Underneath, secretly we crave it. The thrill of fear, the arousal of danger.

So turn off the lights. Open the pages and delve in.

Find the thrill in the words.

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

 

Posted in Creative Writing, Family, Poetry, Writing

Following in my Footsteps?

Finally for today –

One from my son. A quick poem he made up this evening.

Money

By Alexander Bailey © 2018

Money doesn’t grow on trees
Some people keep bees
Everyone has knees.

Well, it made me smile 🙂

 

Posted in Creative Writing, JusJoJan, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

Movement

For The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 27th, 2018

By Scott Bailey © 2018

There is a rising tide
It swells and grows
The recedes
Pauses and grows again
Lapping against the ancient
Castle
The stronghold
Of power
From long ago
Where gold grows
Around the feet
Of the rulers
Seemingly futile
The tide rises
Ebbs and swells
Eating away
Tiny piece by piece
Until one day
The stronghold will fall

Image from Pixabay

In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan, #SoCS, SoCS

 

Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Inscrutable – the Pension Rip Off

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Image from Pixabay

There’s an advert running at present (in the UK) for pensions. It shows two of the same person working – with the tagline that having a workplace pension is like having another you working for your future.

If only. Recent history would suggest otherwise. With so many company pensions disappearing into black holes while inscrutable business owners get away with all the cash stashed away in their offshore accounts – you have to stop and question it.

Sure you have to prepare for your future – but it seems like a massive risk. When I started working we paid towards a state pension. But then the government privatised it all – handing it over to the free market. Their argument being that they would not be able to afford to pay out a pension in the future if they did not.

Which begs more questions. Why not – are the government that bad at managing finances? If it’s such a loss-making venture then why the hell would any business take it on?

They just keep inventing ways to screw us out of money. So the image of two of you working is accurate in one way. They can screw you doubly while you work.

In response to the daily prompt Inscrutable

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

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