Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Footsteps – #writephoto

Trying Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo prompt for the first time – simply because I have a poem I think fits the photo very well. Hopefully, I’ll continue each week though as I need plenty of prompting!

This is the picture

Here’s my poem from way back – fits nicely I think.


By Scott Bailey © 2013

Footsteps on the dusky beach
Holes left by those gone by

The tide turns, creeps back in
holes become pools
shining in the sunset

Peering in beyond my reflections
the shining water
teems with life

Originally Published in “A Spring of Dreams“.

Posted in Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing

Northern Wonder

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The sun reaches out
And excites the northern sky
A watcher’s pleasure





Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Grain

By Scott Bailey © 2018

From the grain grows the stem
That delivers the wheat
From the deep furrow of the ground
By the old
Leather clad hands
Carried beneath the canvas
Of the rocking wagon
To the mill

Until the day
We went against the grain

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

Shipwreck – Thirteen Tales


Explorers – or pillagers? The line is thin on the high seas, in strange exotic lands. Those that operate without fear of consequence soon learn their folly. There are older powers in the world than gunpowder and steel.

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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 on 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, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing


By Scott Bailey © 2018

Where is the litmus test?
The assay
Of our leaders
Why must I strive
To prove
My worth
When they
No scrutiny
In their ancient
Empty halls
With their ancient
Empty way

Image from Pixabay


In response to the daily prompt Assay

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday