Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Senryu, Writing

Dying Dreams

By Scott Bailey © 2018

My pen to paper
The dream I just cannot grasp
Er, except for now


Check the link for the guidelines and rules

I think this qualifies as a senryu?


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Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing


By Scott Bailey © 2018

Disparate resonances
Delicate dowagers, making doilies
And fine trim for prim and proper ladies
Lacy underwear
Designed to be divested
In fast passion
White and bright
Smiling bride
Lead to the groom
Leading to the room
And back to the
Lacy underwear

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Lace

#DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

Posted in Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Rebel River

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The river rebels
Against the rock, unaware
Its course is shifting

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #215 Rebel&Change

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing


By Scott Bailey © 2014

Hard, cold and grey
Dull and unreflective
Sharpened for weapons of war
Blunted for tools of toil

Yet there is more
Glowing in the forge
Twisted into marble patterns
Delicate chains and swirls

Mounts for jewels
Brooches for queens
Pins and forks and hooks
A myriad of ideas were born

Flowing from use to form
New forms growing fast
The sword fights, the lock defends
The cauldron holds the feast

Times of war and growth of lore
Times of great halls a roaring
Look past the iron-grey mist of time
To see the colours flower

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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

A Ghost Scene – Thirteen Tales

A Ghost Scene

This is a play with a difference. Shakespeare’s ghost scene, the dead Dane, will never seem the same again to this band of oddball actors drawn together by their passion.

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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……

Posted in Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Lace

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

To see them all click here.

I will not be able to review them or comment on them but feel free to join in and use them as an inspiration for your own work. They have been randomly generated by this site so there is a chance they have already been used by the Daily Post.

Want to join in. Publish a new post on your blog interpreting the theme. Create a pingback to this page. These pingbacks have to be approved manually so they may not appear immediately. Then come back, browse the other pingbacks, leave some likes comments and network!

Today’s prompt is:


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