The Hiding

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Come the hiding of the sun
And the rising of the dust
Dark Kings will reign over the land
Seas will bleed

Come the hiding of the moon
Rivers will falter
Weeds will claim the land
Towers will fall

Come the hiding of the stars
The ice bears will rend
Thunder will rule the air
Mountains will weep

Come the dying of the fire
The turning will end
The scattered will fail
Nothing more

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Time is Up

By Scott Bailey © 2013

The fat white man
Built a castle
And ruled within his walls
Lived with impunity
and flowing wealth
A harem for his use
and other toys
spiced and prepared
He slumps
In his foetid
white
flesh

Those without
devalued
cheap
Turned cheapness to gold
Built better
Bigger castle

The fat white man
Never noticed the decline
The decaying walls
The deserters
The fall

Time
is
Up

 

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Shipwreck – Thirteen Tales

Shipwreck

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 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……

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

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