Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Tropical

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Global warming
You might think
It will bring us tropical summers
It won’t
It will freeze us
Before it burns us

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In response to my daily prompt Tropical

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Dark Wings – Wordless-Wednesday

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Dust

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Another long day
Topped off with some contentment
Others feel the dust

Image from PIxabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Tropical

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

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Tropical

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Sensitive

By Scott Bailey © 2013

My eyes are sensitive to the light
They are filtered
Protected by shades
What about my heart?
My feelings?

No filter please
I am sensitive
I need all the light let in.

 

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Glasses

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Uncaring Mirth

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Laughter echoes
In rarefied halls
Between clinks from glasses
Raised in champagne toasts
While expensive soles
Walk heavy
On broken dreams and despair

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Glasses

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Deep Red

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Deep red
The varnish of old wood
Worn by years
Of rested elbows
And beer mats
As red as the liquid
In the glasses
Rich with age

In response to my daily prompt Glasses

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Hunger

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Hunger’s fingers steal
Deep into an empty gut
So the wolves must strike

Image from Pixabay

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #225 Strike&Hunger

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Starfire

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Made of crystal
So clear
It can hardly be seen
The breadth of seven men
The height of the clouds
The top unseen
Inside
Sparking and crackling
Impossible
Bright and pure
It is filled with
Starfire
For miles around
The land knows no dark
Ever
The question might be asked
Why it was built
Were there anyone around
To ask it

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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

What’s that Noise?

Behind the door?

Was it something moving?

Someone?

Just ignore it. Dive back under the covers, carry on reading…

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 on Amazon and Smashwords and other online e-book retailers.

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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Scotts Daily Prompt Glasses

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

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Glasses

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Welfare

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The welfare state
The helping hand for the unfortunate
The most humanity
A government has shown
How the rich and powerful hate it
How they vilify those who need it
How they love to try and destroy it
A little less desperation
Means
A little less exploitation
So
Beware the day
They succeed

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Welfare

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Dadda

By Scott Bailey © 2014

I think I have broken my toe
But I am just too tired to know
Stubbed it on a childproof gate
Too tired to see it until too late
But the pain and the weariness melt away
Into warmth when you hear them say
Dadda and they give you a smile
That gives you the strength for the next mile

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Welfare

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

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Today’s prompt is:

Welfare

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Charged

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The dark clouds are charged
And reason fill us with fear
Released in thunder

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Charge

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Angel

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Mighty angel falls
Rules over a new domain
Longer verse explains

Gustave Doré [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Charge

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

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Charge

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Quitters

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Is it coincidence
That those that urged us to leave
Have left

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Coincidence

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Out of Reach

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Watching dreams
Float away
Beyond reach
While earthbound
Feel the separation
With every poster
Telling you
To chase them

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Separation

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Danger

By Scott Bailey © 2014

An ice warning sign
A dark winding country road
Still, they whizz on by

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Creative Writing, Fiction, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Fear

We have a love/hate relationship with it.

We do not want to be afraid. We want safety and comfort.

Or do we?

Underneath, secretly we crave it. The thrill of fear, the arousal of danger.

So turn off the lights. Open the pages and delve in.

Find the thrill in the words.

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

 

Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Coincidence

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

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Coincidence

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Windy Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Trees
Shifting
High winds howl
Whistling, screaming
The trunks are strong, sturdy and hold the ground

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

Dip Into Something New

Slip away for a few hours, into other worlds – away from all the troubles of this one.

 

Perhaps into the future – a near future – dark and disturbing and yet – so close. There follow the fates of four people worn down and broken – or angry with the system. Who break out of it and try to break it. Who question why they did and falter in their resolve only to be thrown back into the fray to discover the truth within themselves. A tale that questions rebellion and its motivations while railing at the oppression around us. Try it.

Mankind Limited

 

Or if not the future – the other worlds – supernatural ones – that impinge onto ours from – where? Some other dimension? The afterlife? Our own minds?

Where ever they come from – try these Thirteen Tales of the Ghostly variety.

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

 

Or forget them all and take a moment each day  – to read a little poetry and think. Three hundred and sixty-five poems in all shapes and sizes sprung from dreams and emotion. Published day after day for a year. There are haiku, sonnets, katauta, lanturnes and many other forms – including free form. The moods are as varied as the forms and often reflect my mood on the day. There is sadness and grief, joy and love.

A Spring of Dreams

 

 

 

Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Separation

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

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Separation

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Carrot

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The carrot
Is getting bigger
Nearer
More tantalising

Imagine the stick to follow

Image from Pixabay

 

In response to my daily prompt Carrot

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Twilight

By Scott Bailey © 2014

In an old tractor tyre
A circle of friends
Dwarfed and reverent
In that magic time
Between day and night
The twilight
With new-born stars twinkling
And potential enchantment
Humming in the deep blue sky
Disappointed by the call
To bedtime

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Scotts Daily Prompt Carrot

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

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Carrot

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Late

By Scott Bailey © 2017

He should have taken
The holiday he needed
Forever too late

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Late

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Late

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Eleven fifty
Nine and almost out of time
Yet still ploughing on

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Late

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Fake Fights, Fake Friends

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Who’s in partnership with who?
Are those that fight really enemies?
Is it all a show?
Distracting us from the truth
While they steal from us
Freedom, wealth and everything

 

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Partnership

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Senryu, Writing

Lost Realm

By Scott Bailey © 2018

For a sweet moment
This green forest was all mine
My own secret realm
Now, it is fenced off, private
Playground of the privileged

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 107, “HAUNT & SPELL,” #SYNONYMSONLY

Check the link for the guidelines and rules

A tanka this week.

#tanka

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Castle – Wordless-Wednesday

Photo by Scott Bailey

#wordless-Wednesday

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Pigeon

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Flying is an art
The pigeon needs no compass
To find its way home

Image from Pixabay

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #224 Art&Compass

#amwriting, #postaday

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Happy Family

By Scott Bailey © 2014

And then
After an hours silence
He warms our heart
With a carefully crafted picture
Mummy in a tutu
Daddy very tall
Then himself dancing
And his new baby brother – coming soon
And Lucas up in the sky
Looking down from heaven
Not your average family
But happy

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Creative Writing, Haiku, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

A Spring of Dreams – Trench

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Trench

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Dancing with my wife,
last week the telegraph came:
Coughs ring round the trench.

Available as

Kindle

or hardback

from Amazon

or CreateSpace

Check out my author website for more details

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….


www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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……

Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Late

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

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Today’s prompt is:

Late

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Black and White

By Scott Bailey © 2014

A black and white film
About black and white issues
With grey morals on display
In our multi coloured 3D world
What has really changed
Injustice still looks the same

By Moni3 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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Creative Writing, Fiction, General, Mankind Limited News, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

Mankind Limited – Succumb

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Would all the earth succumb to the concrete blanket of mankind? Was that the best legacy they could leave? Was their vision that limited?

One day there would come a time when it would be more profitable to tear these trees down than to leave them. Then there would be no power on earth that would save them. Even concerned consumers couldn’t stand in the way of profits anymore.

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Read an excerpt here.

Available as

Kindle

or hardback

from Amazon

or CreateSpace

 

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Partnership

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.

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Today’s prompt is:

Partnership

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Timeworn

Childhood senses
Seep away
The textures of touch
Savoury tastes
And sweet
The exhilaration
Of G-Force
The warmth
Of a bed
The brightness
Of a blue sky

All wilting away
Smoothed plain by time
and tasteless demands
and saccharine
Bound by safety
belts and laws
Hot fevers
of uncomfortable dreams
Under greying skies

How
to get it
back?

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Safety

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Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Red Pain

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Lots and lots to write
But my eyes are failing me
Red raw pools of pain

Image from Pixabay

Originally published in A Spring of Dreams

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

Shipwreck – Thirteen Tales

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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……

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Scotts Daily Prompt

Scotts Daily Prompt Safety

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.

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Today’s prompt is:

Safety

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Traits

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Ruthlessness
Meanness
These are the traits
The media feeds us
Tells us we need
To succeed
Thus preparing us
For exploitation

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Trait

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Jockeys

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Small
But in control
Determined
Light touch
On throbbing power
Riders

Image from Pixabay

In response to my daily prompt Trainer

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Running

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Running
So fast we run
Stay ahead of the game
This is the story we are sold
Suckers

Justyn Warner

In response to my daily prompt Resolution

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

The World in a Book

By Scott Bailey © 2013

The world in a book
For my son
To show him the places
Across the seas
That he dreams of.
The colours,
The creatures,
The cultures and the clashes.
The world in a book in his hands
As one day
The world will be in his hands.

In response to my daily prompt Culture

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Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Poetry, Writing

Burton (A Clerihew)

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Sir Richard Francis Burton
For who life was so certain
He was a master of disguise
Caught Mecca by surprise

Richard Francis Burton
Richard Francis Burton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

In response to my daily prompt Certain

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