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Trace

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Water traces curvesOf showered, moist skin, fingersFollow down to play Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 31/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Odd couple Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

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Buff

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Buff is a boxAn almost fraternityThey try to squeeze you inAt any cost. Some of usObviously won't fitSo are discardedStraight away We are the onesTo watchWe are the onesThat bring the change We are the onesTo fear Photo by Mister Mister on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 30/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Five a day You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

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Detonations

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Magical detonationsStars dyingDust flyingSeeding usNot all explosionsBring death Photo by Damir Mijailovic on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 29/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Trading spaces Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

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Memories

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Sunlight pleases himTeases him with memoriesBlotting out real life Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 28/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Happy happy joy joy We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

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Old

By Scott Bailey © 2017 I am nothing to beholdI am weak and I am oldMy mind has given upMy bodyWas always a schlup Now should come the switchThe uplifting twist in the tailBut my mind has given upAnd once again I fail Photo by Craig Dennis on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 27/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Judgment day If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?

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Let It All Out

By Scott Bailey © 2017 This is is ageOf SHOUT firstAsk questions laterOf passionWithout pauseOn consequencesWith no apparent causeDenialBlameAnger Just think Image from Pixabay

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 26/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Déjà vu Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having?

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Bruised

By Scott Bailey © 2013   He would never see his son again. Unless… Unless he went made it through today. Found the strength from somewhere. Put aside his pain. The trauma his son had suffered had not been at his hands. Logically there was no responsibility for it on his shoulders. Logic was a weak fence… Continue reading Bruised

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 25/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Idyllic What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?

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Catapults and Boiled Sweets

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Catapults and boiled sweetsSailing boats and jam jarsWatching tadpolesPlaying in the woodsHunting newtsSwings and roundaboutsWistful thinkingFor the daysThat never were Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 24/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Competition What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?

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The Tip of the Flame

Image from Pixabay By Scott Bailey © 2015 The glint in the dark From the deep of the cave The thirst that draws The primitive out Out from the dark Out from the safe Into the harsh Changes of life Leaping from age to age The fire that burns inside Connecting us over time To… Continue reading The Tip of the Flame

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 23/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Local flavor Write a piece about a typically “local” experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.

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Holding Hands

By Scott Bailey © 2016 Tiny, warm, fragileFingers tightly holding mineTreasured memories Image from Pixabay

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 22/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Stranded You’re stranded in a foreign city for a day with no money and no friends. Where do you go; what do you do?

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 21/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Bedtime stories What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

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Blogging Struggles

It's getting a struggle to keep going lately. I have missed four or five days of my own daily prompts - which I am about to go back and try to catch up on. But it all seems a bit pointless right now. None of the effort seems to be paying any dividends. It is… Continue reading Blogging Struggles

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Adrift

By Scott Bailey © 2017 AdriftLostFloatingFreeNo goalsNo directionNo chainsJust reflectionSparkling starsBurning sunGentle wavesLife undoneFreeFloatingLostAdrift Image from Pixabay

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 20/03/2022

Today's prompt is. INTJ Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?

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Sailing, Unfettered

By Scott Bailey © 2017 I am a shipCrowded into the harbour wallAnchored soundAnd safeBut I can see the seaBeyond the gapCallingLullingThe storms comeThe harbour shieldsBut still, I am tossedAnd battered byUncaring wavesThe chain is strainedThe anchor holdsFor nowSo many storms I have seenHow many moreBefore the chain breaksSetting me freeLost at seaSailing unfetteredUnmoored Photo… Continue reading Sailing, Unfettered

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 19/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Menagerie Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

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Always Descending

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Always descending, never ascending.Moving downwards, moving down.I can’t get used to this feelingMoving downwards, moving down.Is it really like this? What are we doing?Do we really want this?Is this the thing to be?The chains that pull the valves and the levers,That drive the steam through pipes of dreams. Dream worlds… Continue reading Always Descending

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 18/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Impossible “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)

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Mankind Limited – The Sky

The sky to the west was as dark as a promise of Armageddon. It was punctuated occasionally by a piercing fork of blue-white lightning. As piercing as the eyes that watched. Mankind Ltd. Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 17/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Bone of contention Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.

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Qualm

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Calm your qualmsIt's all changeIt's all goodStillThe tremblingStill Photo by Gugulethu Ndlalani on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 16/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Show and tell You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.

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Collaboration

By Scott Bailey © 2017 CollaborationIs knocked out of usSystematicallyIn the school systemFilling us up insteadWith competitionAnd greedPerfecting usAs the ideal consumersThe perfect wheels in theMachineThose who hold the leversKnowCollaborationCould bring them down Photo by Dio Hasbi Saniskoro on Pexels.com If you liked this poem check out my novel - the theme of this poem… Continue reading Collaboration

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 15/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Comfort zone What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?

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Karma

By Scott Bailey © 2017 Let not victoryExcite you too much, karmaHas her eye on you Photo by Eva Elijas on Pexels.com

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 14/03/2022

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.

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Official Hospitality

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

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 13/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Silver screen Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title ofyour post. Now, write!

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 12/03/2022

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?

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Lab Rats

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

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 11/03/2022

Today's prompt is. Ghostwriter If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

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Pink

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

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 10/03/2022

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.

Mankind Limited
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Mankind Limited Excerpt

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

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 09/03/2022

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?

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Glory Days

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

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 08/03/2022

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?

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The Lonely Tree

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

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Scott’s Daily Prompt 07/03/2022

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.