The Errant Fox

That little flurry of posts – a series of poems about wolves and foxes that I wrote some time ago, was prompted by a Facebook post that tickled me earlier.

A local resident had posted on our village Facebook Page “Has anyone lost a dog? It’s in my house and going mad.”

He posted a picture.

It was a fox.


Facebook down – try a book

While Facebook is down try reading – here’s a book you might like.




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 on a journey against the forces arraigned against them, forces of state and self-doubt.

Ultimately their paths converge on a dangerous road and the discovery of an ancient secret.

Read an excerpt here.

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Scott Bailey is a freelance writer, author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited” and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.  

Poem a day challenge #259 (Poke)


By Scott Bailey © 2014

Lets all have some fun
Poking fingers at Cameron
Sound and bluster, empty clouds
But nothing solid for disillusioned crowds

Get the previous ones here  and get my début novel Mankind Limited

Facebook downers

Browsing Facebook I was struck by how negative a lot of the posts were. Maybe its just a good place to vent?

Seems that it all about expectations. And I am just as guilty of that. We expect things to be perfect. For example We expect everyone to drive safely and considerably. When they don’t our expectations are let down and … Road Rage!! 🙂

But experience should tell us that its not the case. People don’t drive like that – we see that everyday? So why do we wake up expecting it all to be perfect today?

If we accept that is the situation we won’t be let down. 

And in the end we are talking about situations that we usually can’t do anything about. So we can be in a bad situation and by being stressed about it we only make it worse in all manner of ways.

When we are in a bad place change something. Either change the situation or if that’s not possible change your reaction to it. Not easy – but possible.

Until we accept that we can change our reaction we are just leaves blowing on winds of chance and emotion.