Posted in Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writing

Remains – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo prompt

Another bit of fiction – another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place – here.

Here Sue’s photo for this week.

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By Scott Bailey © 2018

“This was where you found it?” Ilaria said brushing her fingers along the smooth stone bones. “It doesn’t look that old.”

“My father found it,” he corrected it, “and it’s not. At least this isn’t.”

He nodded at the stone skeleton that adorned the tomb.

“This is a reconstruction of the original that had been badly damaged.”

Ilaria shuddered at the thought and again he surprised her by noticing. She wondered if he were really blind.

“Those Victorian’s did not share our modern obsession with preservation,” he smiled.

“Who was he?” she asked

“One of the past wielders. A French lord. There are many myths surrounding him, most of which involve sword fights. Most sound ridiculous to most people. You will find them – easier to accept in time.”

She frowned, wondering what that meant. He went on.

“The sword was found in his tomb. His enemies buried him with it.”

“It survived the fight then?”

“He did not die fighting. He died of old age.”

She stared at the detailed – almost lifelike stone carving. Lifelike! Ha!

But it was exquisite  – if it was accurate the man must have been an imposing figure. Certainly tall.

“He was undefeated then,” she observed.

“Death claimed him eventually, even Northblood cannot stay that blade. He lived a long life, spinning his own stories. It is from him we got many of the tales of other wielder’s. They do not seem to have lived such charmed lives as he. But in the end, he died alone, an old blind man.”


Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Dancing Waves

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The warming rays of the sun
Making the waves dance

Image from Pixabay


A quick haiku as I am behind and ill.


Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

The Final Bang

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Staring down the barrel
Of everyday life
Wondering how long the fuse will last
Tensing to dodge
The final bang
Never can

Photo By Scott Bailey

In response to my daily prompt Bang

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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Stick in the Mud

By Scott Bailey © 2018

If I am a student
Of life
The lessons
Are lost
On me
As I can change
In the proverbial

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In response to my daily prompt Student

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing


By Scott Bailey © 2013

Time for the flowers to bloom again
Like blood
That was shed
A century ago
And every day since
One day
They will be white

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Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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

A Spring of Dreams – Sparks



By Scott Bailey © 2013

A sad shadow falls
Casting gloom over our dreams:
Sparks dispel the dark!


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Scotts Daily Prompt Bang

These Daily Prompts are my attempt to fill the hole left by the now retired Daily Post.

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