Mother – Thirteen Tales

Mother Parental echoes and whispers do their dirty work. A man is the sum of their parts. 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 … Continue reading Mother – Thirteen Tales

Where the White Wolves Dance

By Scott Bailey © 2014 A ring of solid light Hovers just above the ground Spinning with infinity Casts glamour all around This is Where the white wolves dance It is said the be the child Of the seed of forbidden fruit Born from secret knowledge Found on a hidden a hidden route Around it … Continue reading Where the White Wolves Dance

Gathering Clouds

By Scott Bailey © 2013 Dark gathering cloud Brooding and beautiful Waiting for the flash of light The spark The piercing blue-white crack And the wind The raw whipping wind And the release of rain and the rainbow In response to my daily prompt Release #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday

The Planets

By Scott Bailey © 1999 The scarlet of fire from a barrel of a gun. The scarlet of heat from the blast of a bomb. The scarlet of rockets arcing through the air. The scarlet of eyes shot through with fear. The scarlet of fields and memories of those buried there. The scarlet of blood … Continue reading The Planets

The Gulf

By Scott Bailey © 2013 The gulf between us grows and grows. I wonder were we ever close? Is it a myth we tell ourselves? To give us false kudos.  One looks on one with envy the other with disdain But neither can leave the contract for nothing is to gain?  Still the gulf grows … Continue reading The Gulf


By Scott Bailey © 2006 What lies within that deep dark world? That immensity of green threat Where lies the leviathan of doom In that swelling encompassing brine Where plankton swirl through tentacles That writhe and sway and curl and wave And small fish dart discreet? The leviathan’s milky domain! Filled with cries of beasts … Continue reading Onshore