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Softly Softly

Softly fear creeps - more chilling than any scream.Get further under the covers and turn another page - if you dare 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. Others are not. Some scare,… Continue reading Softly Softly

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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… Continue reading Fear

Fire and Ice
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Fire and Ice – Thirteen Tales

Fire and Ice A fiery lover returns from hell with a chilling message. Will the spirit of revolution prevail? Or will it be doused in cold, hard truths? 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… Continue reading Fire and Ice – Thirteen Tales

Playground Laughter
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Playground Laughter – Thirteen Tales

Playground Laughter A group of youths - exploring freedom and each other - find old fears of school creeping up on them. One is left questioning what he saw - and what he did? Thirteen Tales of Ghosts By Scott Bailey A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the… Continue reading Playground Laughter – Thirteen Tales

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Snuggle in the dark – with a ghostly tale or two

A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the tradition of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Others 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.… Continue reading Snuggle in the dark – with a ghostly tale or two

The Church
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The Church – Thirteen Tales

The Church A dare in the dark, bravado against the fears of the night - in the most spooky of settings - was it asking for trouble? 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… Continue reading The Church – Thirteen Tales

Suspense
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Suspense – Thirteen Tales

Suspense Revenge can be patient. And it can come at the most unexpected time. Old crimes, suppressed and twisted come back to haunt a monster. 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… Continue reading Suspense – Thirteen Tales

A Ghost Sighting
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A Ghost Sighting – Thirteen Tales

A Ghost Sighting A blatant, carefree affair leads to some odd visions and strange happenings in an ancient cottage in the sticks. 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… Continue reading A Ghost Sighting – Thirteen Tales

mother
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Mother – Thirteen Tales

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. Others are not. Some scare, some are fun. Some play… Continue reading Mother – Thirteen Tales

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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, angry with the system. Who break out of it, try… Continue reading Dip Into Something New

The Valley
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The Valley – Thirteen Tales

The Valley A woman alone, in a deep dark valley, finds her cherished isolation filled with creeping fears. Yet courage can lead to some surprising twists. 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.… Continue reading The Valley – Thirteen Tales

Terminal
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Terminal – Thirteen Tales

Terminal Who is in the locked hotel room? Who is breaking into the top secret security files? And what is their motivation? 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… Continue reading Terminal – Thirteen Tales

Consciousness Cubed
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Consciousness Cubed

Unlike the other poems in this collection, this is not a tale. Instead, it is a stream of consciousness. I let my thoughts flow wherever they wanted to go, however, it uses a very strict form, so I had to channel those thoughts within the gullies created by the structures. Get it now Kindle, Softcover… Continue reading Consciousness Cubed

Will You Follow the Knight
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Will You Follow the Knight

Another allegory in the form of a tale of a knight. This is the shortest of the poems but still long at over 1200 words. The story is similar to Andervayne’s dream but with a simpler message. Get it now Kindle, Softcover or Hardback.

The Golden Man
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The Golden Man

This was originally supposed to be the libretto for an opera. I wrote the words but it turned out it was too word heavy. The project was never completed so I dusted it off, edited and turned it into an epic poem. There is no real structure here beyond rhyming and making it ‘songlike” but… Continue reading The Golden Man

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All my books are now available in Hardcover

Yes, if you fancy a bit more luxury, you can now get all four of my books in hardcover format! For quick links to them all jump over to my Amazon Page. Or read on. Mankind Limited Marc trudged on with life, marching in line with his fellow workers. Weighed down by the everyday burdens… Continue reading All my books are now available in Hardcover

Star Dancer
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The Tales of the Star Dancer

This is a much older poem and much more lighthearted. It has a strange format which is simply the structure of each twinned verse. It does not go beyond that. It is a flight of fantasy, magic without bounds, just letting my imagination run wild for the fun of it. Get it now Kindle, Softcover… Continue reading The Tales of the Star Dancer

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Earl – Thirteen Tales

Earl A bitter young aristocrat seeks revenge on the spirit that disinherited his father. Not all though is as his young eyes assume. 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. Others are not.… Continue reading Earl – Thirteen Tales

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Andervayne’s Dream

This is the longest and by far the most complex of the works here. The main bulk of the poem follows a very strict format (the Prologue and Epilogue are purposefully outside this format and there is meaning in that too). Part of that format informs the inclusion of much of the symbolism within and… Continue reading Andervayne’s Dream

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An Attempt at Opera!

This is something different. I was digging around my old files and found a full libretto I wrote for an opera that never got off the ground. A good friend of mine actually wrote a lot of the music to go with it but in the end, it was too ambitious for us. We ended… Continue reading An Attempt at Opera!

Mankind Limited
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Read It! Don’t let it come to pass!

Humanity reduced to a bottom line. Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution. Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark… Continue reading Read It! Don’t let it come to pass!

Andervayne's Dream
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Andervayne’s Dream and Other Poems

In these times of quick gratification and short attention spans, I decided to try and buck the trend and present something not only with greater length but also depth. The poems in this collection were written over a long period and for different purposes. They are varied but they are all long. And they all… Continue reading Andervayne’s Dream and Other Poems

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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. Thirteen Tales of Ghosts By Scott Bailey A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are traditional ghost stories in the tradition… Continue reading A Ghost Scene – Thirteen Tales

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Mankind Limited – Succumb

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… Continue reading Mankind Limited – Succumb

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A Dangerous Rebellion

Four people, four rebels. Rejecting society or rejected by it - either way, they have had enough. They have decided to fight - and they have taken on the government on its most dangerous and brutal front. Will they survive? And have they thought about what comes next? Or why they are fighting? Will their… Continue reading A Dangerous Rebellion