Today's prompt is. Comfort zone What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, 180 Degrees Politicians Are vilified For their U-turns Personally I admire those Who can admit they are wrong And stay to deal With the consequences Photo by Zachary Kyra-Derksen on Unsplash
By Scott Bailey © 2017 Let not victoryExcite you too much, karmaHas her eye on you Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com
Today's prompt is. 180 degrees Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Silver screen Look into the eyes of the dragon and despair.The beast is released.They thought it tameThought it was a gameNowIt's freeAnd they will pay the consequences Of their fear Image from Pixabay The quote, the first line of the poem, is from my favourite film, Excalibur by John… Continue reading The Dragon
By Scott Bailey © 2017 Government Guide to HospitalityWe welcome you with open armsIf you can afford itIf not, go to hell Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com
Today's prompt is. Silver screen Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title ofyour post. Now, write!
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Erasure There are daysWe wish to eraseBut would we be the sameWithout the painWithout the shameStill…
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Ghostwriter I don't need a ghostwriterI need a ghostwriterGhostparenterGhostloverI need someoneTo live my lifeWhile I write
Today's prompt is. Erasure You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened. What would you erase and why?
By Scott Bailey © 2017 Lab ratsIn a mazeLooking forThe exitThe PrizeThe BIG CHEESESuppressingSuspicionSure knowledgeThe maze is itThe maze is all Photo by Tanner Johnson on Pexels.com
Today's prompt is. Ghostwriter If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Playlist The story of the impossible The impossible climb Save the last dance for me While the world burns around us I’m a believer But I cannot believe what I see Walk away Never really a choice Nights in white satin But no knights to defend Photo by Pixabay… Continue reading Playlist
By Scott Bailey © 2017 PinkA delicate shadeOf colourHijackedBy toy makers and marketersTo smash young mindsInto shapeAnd conformityGive it backTo salmonAnd cold autumn eveningsTo flushed skinAnd lipsAnd artistsAnd leather bound booksAnd bank notesAnd fresh inkPink Image from Pixabay
Today's prompt is. Playlist of the week Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, VIP My wife My life My every breath Together Forever Until death This is the way We need more today Love
To whet your whistles here is the Prologue and Chapter One. Prologue Darkness outside. From the expanse of his office, the Facilitator gazed down at the city spread below. Orange lights twinkled. A busy machine. It was his. They were entwined. Both products of this still young, brave new millennium. He smiled. He held a… Continue reading Mankind Limited Excerpt
Today's prompt is. VIP Who’s the most important person in your life — and how would your day-to-day existence be different without them?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Fantasy Looking after their friends Interests It’s what they excel at Imagining them being able to cope beyond that Is just fantasy Welcome to your government
By Scott Bailey © 2013 So the soldier walks alonebeneath thestarry nightHe has no aim but distancefrom the bloody fightBut the war it still pursues himsnapping at his heelsHe slips into the forest deepbeyond those broken hills O glory daysThose glory daysThey’ve shatteredand they fadeThey only left a rumourA shadowwhere they laid So the sword… Continue reading Glory Days
Today's prompt is. Fantasy The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus . . .) : a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Seven Days In only seven days The world was turned upside down The lovers of peace Watched it drain away The shadow looms The wall is too high Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com
By Scott Bailey © 2016 The lonely treeStood atop the blasted hillStarkBarren branches snatchingRays from a mist-shrouded sun Every now and thenUpon an errant breezeFlits a weary birdResting one more timeOn its final flightThen falls All around the rootsDead birds and ashGiving meager succourTo the lonely tree One dayFrom that blood-soaked soilThis tree’s seed will… Continue reading The Lonely Tree
Today's prompt is. Seven days You wake up tomorrow morning to find all your plans have been cancelled for the next seven days and $10,000 on your dresser. Tell us about your week.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Grown up In our depths There is a repressed scream Distant Held back Leaking through As stress As inexplicable grief As depression But what that scream really is Is the child inside Yearning for escape Photo by imustbedead on Pexels.com
By Scott Bailey © 2013 So it seems to me that beyond the newsBeyond the web of the media spinThere are places still where the only viewsAre battlegrounds full of unearthly din I see the most pious places burningWhere the holy words still hold high accordWhere simple souls for peace are still yearningThe peace that… Continue reading Sonnet for our Times
Today's prompt is. All grown up When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Perspective Some say they are liberatorsOthers say they invadersThis conflict dominates the newsBut the only view that countsIs the victims
By Scott Bailey © 2017 Sunset of the plainBuffalo are running fastInto leaden death Photo by tyrese myrie on Pexels.com
Today's prompt is. Perspective Write about the last disagreement you had with a friend or family member — from their perspective.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Twenty Five The blackbird perches High in the silver elm tree The wind tests the trunk Photo by Jozef Fehu00e9r on Pexels.com A quick one - a haiku written without the letter o.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, No Thanks Visitors from the stars Passing by Would be appalled And leave well alone Abandon us As the hopeless savages we are Photo by Somchai Kongkamsri on Pexels.com
By Scott Bailey © 2013 One lumenThe light of a candleIt can be seen they sayFor many milesCandles burn tonightOne for each lost angelLight that will been seen over many yearsStill bright in our mindsA million candlesA fiery sun of bittersweet memoriesThe burning potentialOf lives that never were Image from Pixabay Originally published in A… Continue reading Candles
Today's prompt is. Twenty-five There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!)
By Scott Bailey © 2013 They trickle inThe protesters, the bitter, the dispossessed, the poorThey swirl in slow currentsExchanging thoughts, views, ideas.An oasis for the outcasts The Man sits by the poolAnd fishesTaking what he needsWatching the rest The pool holds no threat Image from Pixabay
Today's prompt is. No, thanks Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Places The forest Is always calling Deep in my heart The scent of fern and bark Takes me back To where I belong Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
By Scott Bailey © 2014 All around meLiesThe ruins of youngDreamsAway from me hopeFliesBursting at theSeamsSo where to goNowThe truth has beenExposedWhen you don’t knowHowTo let go what youSupposedFind a new path toWalkStep up to theTaskStart the do and stop theTalkStart the make and stop theAskMan up and face theTruthYou’ve faced worse andSurvivedYou're longer in… Continue reading Bubbles Bursting
Today's prompt is. Places Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Back to the Future I whispered through a wormhole Sending back words Of wisdom to myself Be braver - I said. Take risks - have more confidence Avoid this safe, stable life I look back on It must have worked Now, I rule the world with terror Photo by… Continue reading Wormhole
Shipwreck 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. Thirteen Tales of Ghosts By Scott Bailey A collection of short stories concerning ghosts. Some are… Continue reading Shipwreck – Thirteen Tales
Today's prompt is. Back to the future A service has been invented through which you can send messages to people in the future. To whom would you send something, and what would you write?
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, First light I awoke I remembered my dream My oldest friend And I On holiday On a strange island We were going glassblowing He dashed ahead I lost him I panicked Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I know dreams don't really mean anything - but this surely means my… Continue reading Memory of Dreams
By Scott Bailey © 2015 Space. It stretched out before him - endless, dark, enticing. The stars were faint and blurry through the thick glass view port, moving in a slow arc across his vision. He could feel the endless nothing all around, calling to his soul, a siren’s whisper. Float with us. Float with… Continue reading Confined
Today's prompt is. First light Remember yesterday, when you wrote down the first thought you had this morning? Great. Now write a post about it.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Comedy of Errors It’s 2022 It true But still There’s a madman With his finger on the button Our zenith has passed We missed the chance To progress beyond Our nature Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com OK - nothing to do with the prompt really - apart from that's… Continue reading Tragedy of Apathy
By Scott Bailey © 2017 Keep them on the vergeOf being panickedKeep them unsureAnd afraidWhip them into a frenzyThen collect the coin they makeProd them where you need them to go Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Today's prompt is. Comedy of errors Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction encouraged here, too!Bonus assignment: do you keep a notebook next to your bed? Good. Tomorrow morning, jot down the first thought you have upon waking, whether or not it’s coherent.
In response to Scott's Daily Prompt, Happy ever after Happy ever after? We all know This is consigned to fairy tales Why In this century Are we still driven by greed To war? Photo by Kris Mu00f8klebust on Pexels.com
By Scott Bailey © 2017 None can understand meOur inner teen criesAnd so the world hurlsAnd churnsOn and on and on Image from Pixabay