Posted in Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Long Dark Night

By Scott Bailey © 2018

King of the hues
When autumn starts to fall
Slowly, fear steals over the land

Image from Pixabay


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

Get into the Halloween mood.

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts. Settle down in the dark and lose yourself in fear….

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.

Available on Kindle and paperback 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

Light Falls

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Light falls
Through the ancient arch
How much light
Has fallen
Through the years
Lovers joined
The dearly departed
Those welcomed with blessings
Of water
The cold
The hungry
The repentant
The angry
The sinners

The light has fallen
Age has won
All those lighted memories
Now the vessel
Is emptied
And ruined

Only the ghost
Of the shape
Of constraint

In response to my daily prompt Constraint (Originally written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo prompt)

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Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

I Robot

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Take out my brain
Drain my dreams and aspirations
Remove the need for rest
The requirement to switch off my thoughts
Make me a robot
And everyone else
Will be happy

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

Big Brother is Dead

George Orwell’s


Showed us the nightmare vision of socialism gone to extremes

It didn’t come to pass.

Instead – we welcomed in something far more insidious.

Capitalism unmarked.

Welcome to

Mankind Limited


Welcome to the rebellion

Welcome to The Secret

Posted in Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Constraint

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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