Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Technology, Writing

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

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

Creative Writing, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

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

Creative Writing, Daily Prompt, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

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

General, Short Stories, Writing

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

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts
Creative Writing, Fiction, Review, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

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

Creative Writing, General, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Thirteen Tales – Wow! Jumping up!

From 149th to 36th in a few hours!   Spread the word - let's get it higher! Wonder if I can get it to number 1!!! http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Creative Writing, General, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Thirteen Tales – Climbing but a long way to go still

Less than a week since the release on its 149th in its category. Spread the word - let's get it higher!

Creative Writing, Fiction, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

The Execution – Story Featured

A short story I wrote - The Execution has been featured on the writing website Thanet Writers. Check it out here http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk/images/demo/slider/pexels-photo.png If you like it check out my other work here or at my website

Creative Writing, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Writing

Short Story Challenge – One down

I finally got time to do the second draft of the first story in my short story challenge. I would have liked to spend more time on it but if I had there was the danger it would never get done. So you can see it here. The next one on the list is going… Continue reading Short Story Challenge – One down

Creative Writing, Fiction, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

Short Story Challenge

Looking at my author page http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk there is one gaping hole. There are no short stories. I have written quite a few in the past but it was some time ago and they need some editing and polishing before I put together a collection. In the meantime I have decided I need to start writing… Continue reading Short Story Challenge

Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Writing

Questions

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Call Me Ishmael." 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… Continue reading Questions

General, Short Stories, Writing

A New Short Story

I knew that writing a poem a day would have wider effects in helping getting my creative side going again. For the first time in years I had an idea for a short story. Not just an idea either but most of it all there and complete and ready. So taking advantage of having a… Continue reading A New Short Story

Short Stories, Writing

Join on..

So as promised I am posting a short story. It's a strange little philosophical tale that can be added to by anyone. The premise is an indeterminate number of friends in a fantastical situation and their response to it. So to add to it simply add the response of another friend. Keep it short and… Continue reading Join on..