Shipwreck
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Shipwreck – Thirteen Tales

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

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Confined

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

The Urban Jungle
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The Urban Jungle – Thirteen Tales

The Urban Jungle The pressures of civilisation conflict with the urge to conserve and record. Someone - something - intervenes from with echoes from the distant past. 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 Urban Jungle – Thirteen Tales

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The Man in the Meadow

By Scott Bailey 2017 She had brought it on a whim at a garage sale. The woman who sold it had practically thrown it at her when she enquired, took only 50p. With bloodshot eyes, she spat the tale. “She must have brought it for him! I have never seen before.” She, it turned out,… Continue reading The Man in the Meadow

Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Writing

Questions

By Scott Bailey © 2014 She came out of the store just in time to see her young son playing on the sidewalk directly in the path of the gray, gaunt man who strode down the centre of the walk like a mechanical derelict. The boy looked up at her once the man had passed,… Continue reading Questions

Devestation
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Devastation

By Scott Bailey 2017 The God of War awoke. Stirred from his long slumber and stretched. He gave a few swings of his hammer and yawned. “This is it!” His voice rolled through the thunder clouds like a promise. His minions had had their fun while he slept. Keeping the family business running so to… Continue reading Devastation

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Folly

By Scott Bailey © 2016 She stared at the artefact. It reminded her of a flower. Well, reminded was the wrong word. She had never seen a flower - there were no more left. They had died out long before she had arrived. Everything had. But in the last few months, her colleagues had managed to… Continue reading Folly

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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

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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

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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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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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Anticipate

By Scott Bailey ⓒ 2017 I anticipateThe dissipationOf the allThe scatteringOf goalsThe rise of dreamsTo rideUpon the mistsTo be blownUpon the windsTo resideIn cloudsAnd hideIn treesTo sleepIn earthDrink waterSup sunlightWeep rainAnd sigh Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com

Cycles
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Cycles⁠ – Thirteen Tales⁠

How will the bravado, bluff and hormone-fulled ignorance of youth hold up against harsh truths, like death? Will this group of friends grow up or repeat the mistakes of youth? Find out now - read Thirteen Tales (of Ghosts) now.

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Storm

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Tyrant storm ragesLashes the land in furyStill, the flood brings hope Image from Pixabay

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Winter is coming and the ghosts

As the nights draw in, settle down in front of the fire, get comfy and enjoy some spooky tales! 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… Continue reading Winter is coming and the ghosts

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The Jellyfish That Froze

By Scott Bailey © 2014 The jellyfish sighed, in a jellyfish way. It wobbled awake. Another day after another rough night. The little jellies were disturbed, heavy currents last night. They had needed lots of comfort. He had wrapped himself around them and rocked them to sleep against the waves. Mrs Jellyfish had bumped up… Continue reading The Jellyfish That Froze

Cycles
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Thirteen Tales – Cycles

Cycles (Originally published in Thirteen Tales) http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Orange light tried to sparkle off the wet tarmac. Otherwise all was still, even the three figures that lay in the road. Two were face down by the kerb, the other was splayed out in the middle of the street. Their faces were hidden by motorcycle helmets. Leather… Continue reading Thirteen Tales – Cycles

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Get into the Halloween mood.

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts. Settle down in the dark and lose yourself in fear.... 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… Continue reading Get into the Halloween mood.

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Thirteen Tales

Softly fear creeps – more chilling than any scream. Get further under the covers and turn another page – if you dare https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1541040848

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Less Noise, More Action

That kind of sums up my approach to 2020, particularly to writing. 2019 was not overly productive for me. I curated and edited some old work into a new collection - Andervayne's Dream. I also continued to try and market my existing books, Mankind Limited, A Spring of Dreams and Thirteen Tales of Ghosts. Not… Continue reading Less Noise, More Action

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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… Continue reading What’s that Noise?

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NaNoWriMo – Shall I?

I have been in a writing rut - in that I have done nothing new for ages. Life circumstances have been against me. It's time to take a stand against all that. I should set myself a challenge again and give myself the proverbial kick up the arse. So I am considering going against all… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Shall I?

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts
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A Cracking Five Star Review

For Thirteen Tales See the original here or read below. I was very eager to acquire and read Thirteen Tales, by Scott Bailey, as I'm familiar with his writing from his blog. I like everything about his book--the cover art is spectacular, suggestive of Poe's "Raven"; and the stories read quickly as you hunger for… Continue reading A Cracking Five Star Review

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FINISH THE STORY — THE CIRCUS PART 3

Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, has started another one of her intriguing stories where she gets things started, tags another blogger to pick up where she left off, and then that blogger picked someone else to keep it going. Fandago was second, and he tagged me as the third. So here goes. To get us started,… Continue reading FINISH THE STORY — THE CIRCUS PART 3

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A Huge Jump!

That's what I call jumping up the charts! Over a Million positions! Can you help me make it more?   Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

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Ghosts Arising!

Have reached no 188 in the Amazon Charts for Short Stories! A few more sales might get me to number 1! Anyone want a good collection of Ghost Stories? Get in the mood for Halloween Check it out here - Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

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Dawn – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Very late this week - it's not been easy in our lives lately. Hopefully not too late but if it is - hey - I need to keep it… Continue reading Dawn – #writephoto

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Remains – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Here Sue's photo for this week.   Remains By Scott Bailey © 2018 “This was where you found it?” Ilaria said brushing her fingers along the smooth stone bones.… Continue reading Remains – #writephoto

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Wielder – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Here Sue's photo for this week.   Wielder By Scott Bailey © 2018 He sat staring too the horizon. Waiting. Occasionally he would sharpen the sword that sat against… Continue reading Wielder – #writephoto

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Heirloom – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Here Sue's photo for this week.   Heirloom By Scott Bailey © 2018   She had run from the stately home - from ghosts and strange blind men -… Continue reading Heirloom – #writephoto

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The Avenue- #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Here Sue's photo for this week.   The Avenue By Scott Bailey © 2018   This was the second time Ilaria had walked down this Avenue of trees today.… Continue reading The Avenue- #writephoto

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The Sculptor – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of short (very short this week) fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Here Sue's photo for this week.   The Sculptor By Scott Bailey © 2018   He stood back, took in his work, and smiled.… Continue reading The Sculptor – #writephoto

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Pedigree

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The list is out The top dogs preen While those who put on the show Count their gains And the mongrels Sniff out the scraps On the ground In response to the daily prompt Pedigree #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Slight

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The slight light Of the dawn Brings dread Worry When it should bring hope What happened? When did the light Seep In response to the daily prompt Slight #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Fire and Green

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Earth’s ire arises Fire from the pulsating core Fertilizing land In response to the daily prompt Core #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Top Hat

By Scott Bailey © 2016 With top hat askew Dancing lightly through the throng Predatory smile In response to the daily prompt Skewed #DailyPrompt, #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Northblood – #writephoto

For Sue Vincent's Thursday Photo prompt Another bit of short fiction - another continuation of previous entries that I have decided to collate in one place - here. Here Sue's photo for this week.   Northblood By Scott Bailey © 2018   Ilaria regarded the stairs with apprehension. Should she ascend them? There was something about… Continue reading Northblood – #writephoto

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A Ripple of Reviews

I don't know if that is the correct collective noun but it should be 🙂 Here are a few reviews I have accrued over time. Thirteen Tales (of Ghosts)  Excellently Eerie! AAA+++!! 30 January 2018  Witty, scary, creepy, delicious, and not without a deft touch of wit! Well-crafted visions of the dark side! So refreshing to… Continue reading A Ripple of Reviews