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

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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Flight

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Swallows fly freelySoaring high in summer skiesEarthbound fox watches Image from Pixabay

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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

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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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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Creaking

By Scott Bailey © 2018 CalcificationAnd aches, these creaking old bonesHave seen better days Image from Pixabay

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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

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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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?

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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Fleet

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The prancing gazelle Being fleet of foot evades The red rending jaws In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #232 Foot&Mouth #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Cup

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The goal should not be To fill the cup to the brim But savour it In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #231 Goal&Cup #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Chance

By Scott Bailey © 2018 For the sake of one Stray meteor dinosaurs Might exist today In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #230 Exist&Today #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Bound

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Whenever wolves win A warm beating heart is lost The law of the wild In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #229 Win&Lose #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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David

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Leading with honour Bonding with friendship, not fear True path to glory In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #227 Truth&Honor but also inspired by David Attenborough's latest masterpiece Dynasties #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Puzzle

By Scott Bailey © 2018 There is a puzzle Seen from way up on high, that Only birds can solve In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #226 Question&Resolve #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Hunger

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Hunger's fingers steal Deep into an empty gut So the wolves must strike In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #225 Strike&Hunger #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Pigeon

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Flying is an art The pigeon needs no compass To find its way home In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #224 Art&Compass #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Swells

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Waves rise and waves fall And thunder wrestles the sea The whales stay serene In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #223 Rise&Fall #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Reeds

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The winter wind breathes The reeds on the lake rustle Night and day unite In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #222 Breath&Unite #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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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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Lake

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Sun embraces earth Peace descends on the calm lake The swan makes a splash In response to RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry #Challenge #221 Peace&Love. #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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The Arrogant Moon

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The arrogant moon Believed he outshone the sun But she disagreed   In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #220 He&She #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Steam

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The steam arises Covers the trees and valleys Verdant green below In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #218 Steam&Cover #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk  

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Legacy

By Scott Bailey © 2018 When present is past All the poison will still seep Deadly legacy In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #217 Poison&Past #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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We

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Heroes are silent Cowards protest loud and fierce We are in between In response to RonovanWrites RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #216 Hero&Coward #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Rebel River

By Scott Bailey © 2018 The river rebels Against the rock, unaware Its course is shifting In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #215 Rebel&Change #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Winter

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Winter brooks no fool Or those lacking hunters fire The cold teeth are sharp In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #214 Lack&Fool #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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Coming Home

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Unite behind them And maybe they have a chance So, come on England! Sorry - couldn't resist - so well timed! In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #208 Chance&Unite #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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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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Wheel of War

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Brawn of the bear spent The eagle sharpens it claws This will bring no bliss In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #206 Bliss&Brawn #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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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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Freedom

By Scott Bailey © 2018 Swallows fly freely Soaring high in summer skies Earthbound fox watches In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #203 Home&Free   #amwriting, #postaday http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

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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