Tip of the Flame
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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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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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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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Big Brother is Dead

George Orwell's 1984 Showed us the nightmare vision of socialism gone to extremes It didn't come to pass. Instead - we welcomed in something far more insidious. Capitalism unmarked. Welcome to Mankind Limited Welcome to the rebellion Welcome to The Secret In response to Scott Daily Prompt - 1984

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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!

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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

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A Dark Future Vision – Or is it Already Here

This book shows the how society could evolve if capitalism were allowed to follow through to its extremes. It's a dark shadow of this world. Or is it? Is this the world that we already live in? Enter a world of pressure and release - rebellion and doubt and the rediscovery of a simple Secret… Continue reading A Dark Future Vision – Or is it Already Here

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Meet the Characters – William

William William considers himself the only true revolutionary there has been. Living a life of utter destitution below the city, he leads a community of people the rest of the world sees as outcasts and losers. His is the long game. He know's the aim, he knows what he is fighting for. He also knows… Continue reading Meet the Characters – William

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Meet the Characters – Richard

Mankind Limited Richard Richard burns. He burns with a fury that is too bright for him to look at. He fights the system in whatever inventive ways he can concoct. He never asks why he fights or what his ultimate goal is. He just needs the fight. So defeat almost crushes him, forces him to… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Richard

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Meet the Characters – Jane

Mankind Limited Jane Jane is a rebel. Of sorts. She engages in rebellious activity and she is good at it. If anyone had tracked her exploits they might say she was a genius. Because that was correct no one had ever tracked her. But the truth was that so far in her life she had… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Jane

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Meet the Characters – Marc

Mankind Limited Marc Marc is a model citizen, devoted to the ideals of modern society. Moderately successful in his career, climbing the ladder with a beautiful partner by his side. So why is he plagued by nightmares? Why is he so disaffected? What is the truth that he can feel trying to poke its way… Continue reading Meet the Characters – Marc

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Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

Scott Bailey skillfully wove a tale of intrigue and suspense with just the right amount of dystopian dread. Bravo! Silver Threading Title:  Mankind Limited Author: Scott Bailey File Size: 958 KB Print Length: 376 pages Publisher: Scott Bailey Publication Date: August 19, 2013 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B00EOA1RW2 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fantasy In the… Continue reading Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

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My dark dystopian vision is starting to look like a brighter alternative!

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 My dark dystopian vision is starting to look like a brighter alternative!

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Mankind Limited – The Future?

Want to know where we will end up when we have finished selling off society? Read on.. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon

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News

By Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the storyWhat is the reason for that newsWho gets the benefit, the prizeThe envelope with the breadThe law successfully passedThe company tracked greasedSomebody’s life made easierAt the cost of somebody else  www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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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

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The Secret

For One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 24, 2018 http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Another cheat - it's more than one line! Shhhh   In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan, #1linerweds  

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Tradition

For JusJoJan 3rd One-Liner Wednesday   Tradition is nothing but the empty echo of oppression By? Me - Scott Andrew Bailey - 🙂 Quoted from here Mankind Limited Couldn't resist a cheeky bit of promo. In response to #JusJoJan, JusJoJan, #1linerweds  

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Last Minute Presents

If you are stuck for ideas - here are a few. They are original and different - plus being ebooks they have the advantage of not being hindered by delivery issues 🙂 Mankind Limited Marc trudged on with life, marching in line with his fellow workers. Weighed down by the everyday burdens of life, the… Continue reading Last Minute Presents

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Some Feedback Requested

I wonder if I could ask my blogosphere friends a quick favour? Or anyone who reads this in fact? I am in the process of trying to update my website in order to improve my lagging sales! I am trying out some new text to describe each work - see below. What do you think… Continue reading Some Feedback Requested

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Odd Stats

According to Amazon's own Author Central - the ranking for all three of my books has shot up considerably - despite the fact that I haven't sold any extra copies lately. Wonder what's going on?  

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Best Year So Far!

When I hit over 10000 views at the end of last year I thought it would be a hard target to beat - yet here I am just over halfway through the year and I have beaten it already! I have to thank my followers and all who have read - a little or a… Continue reading Best Year So Far!

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Happy Book Day!

Here's a  few you might like to try 🙂   to find out more click on http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Reviews

"This book ⇑⇑⇑ should be a movie. Somewhere in Hollywood right now there are actors waiting for their agents to deliver this story in script format to them. The makings of all action-packed adventure films is here. I can see the film in my mind’s eye. But this one is different. It’s not fast-paced for… Continue reading Reviews

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Mankind Limited – The Secret

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

Rising Tide By Scott Bailey © 2013 From the shallows to the icy deep Where dolphins dance and starfish sleep Through swaying kale and shifting sand Feel the touch of an oily hand Where lights speed by in total dark Where rest many a sunken ark Where through the kale fish do slip Feel a… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #124 (Rising Tide)

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Poem a day challenge #112 (News)

News By Scott Bailey © 2013 What’s behind the story What is the reason for that news Who gets the benefit, the prize The envelope with the bread The law successfully passed The company tracked greased Somebody’s life made easier At the cost of somebody else   http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Poem a day challenge #103 (Explorers)

Explorers By Scott Bailey © 2013 Wandering the shore Through new lands everyday Ancient fishermen http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Poem a day challenge #96 (Shadows)

Shadows By Scott Bailey © 2013 Our voices are simply the shadows Cast by our dreams and our thought If the shadows become ineffectual Then our voices will end up as naught Yet shadows can give us the outline Of what is looming above If we take note of the darkness We can give those… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #96 (Shadows)

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Poem a day challenge #95 (Debt)

Debt By Scott Bailey © 1998 Do not lightly discard them with tales of the foolish bold. They sat for weeks, for months, for years in trenches freezing cold. Sometimes feet simply mouldered in the sucking mud. And now and then they’d rise and run and spill their loyal blood. Do not belittle the suffering… Continue reading Poem a day challenge #95 (Debt)

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Poem a day challenge #94 (Web)

Web By Scott Bailey © 2013 Glistening silver A delicate spider web Fallen tree around http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Mankind Limited – Another Fantastic Review

A detailed, in-depth and insightful review of Mankind Limited from Silver Threading. Check it out here.. and many thanks to her for the review!

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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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Mankind Limited -Selling Off Society

Want to know where we will end up when we have finished selling off society? Read on.. http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace

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One step closer to this …

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 One step closer to this …

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Mankind Limited – Quote 5

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace  

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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, vows to overthrow the established order. They embark… Continue reading Mankind Limited.

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Tracking Writing Submissions

I am intending to try and submit to more sites, competitions and markets from this point on. Trying to get more organised and wondering if anyone had come across any good software to use to track submissions? I am going to use a spreadsheet to start with - can't really see anything out there having… Continue reading Tracking Writing Submissions

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New Author Website!

I have completely revamped and refreshed my author website! My previous one was set up hastily and partly in order for me to learn the basic concepts of the yii2 framework. The new one does not use a framework - yet. It is based on simple HTML pages using a free template. As it stands… Continue reading New Author Website!

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Mankind Limited – Quote 4

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 – Quote 4

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Mankind Limited – Quote 3

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Mankind Limited – Quote

http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk Read an excerpt here. Available as Kindle or hardback from Amazon or CreateSpace  

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A different present

If you're looking for a different gift this year how about a book or two 🙂 Oh - here's one -> And here's another! Go on - wrap them up with a nice bow and send them to someone you love 🙂

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NaNoWriMo Madness

Must need my head examined - despite al the stress in my life and the lack of time - I have signed up for the second year running. Going to resurrect a very old novel I started around 20 years ago. I recently found the complete outline for it in the loft! The story still… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Madness

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Dodgy Dealings?

Well, this is odd. I recently made my novel Mankind Limited available in paperback format (see details here). Now it seems that a used copy is being offered through amazon. (See here) The odd thing is - I haven't sold a single copy of the paperback version yet - so what's going on? Investigation underway.

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To NaNoWriMo or not NaNoWriMo?

So I have been a bit quiet lately due to lots of reasons, work, kids you name it it's fallen on my plate. One of the things has been sorting out a loft. We recently had loft insulation put in so we had to remove everything from the loft and put it in the garage.… Continue reading To NaNoWriMo or not NaNoWriMo?

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Facebook down – try a book

While Facebook is down try reading - here's a book you might like. 🙂 #facebookdown 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… Continue reading Facebook down – try a book

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Writing Dearth

Just haven't had the time and when I have I have been too tired! Tonight looks like vegging out in front of the tv. I am counting that as fertilising the brain 🙂 But I am starting to research better ways to market my books. If anyone has any tips.... I think the create space… Continue reading Writing Dearth

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Author Page Growing

After a concerted effort - my Facebook page has exceeded 1000 likes. Now if I could just turn those likes into sales of book I would be a happier man. Any hints or pointers welcome. https://www.facebook.com/scottandrewbailey?ref=aymt_homepage_panel