The Office Christmas Party (Alternative Ending)

Last Christmas, I wrote a story called The Office Christmas Party and gave people the opportunity to vote on the ending. Read the opening chapter here. The vote was unanimous as everyone wanted to see Luke ride his confidence and go and talk to Helena. The alternative was that he chickened out. You may recall … Continue reading The Office Christmas Party (Alternative Ending)

The Gift (Flash Fiction)

Lee made sure to keep his steps light as he inched his way through the kitchen towards the illuminated sitting room. The door was ajar, so there was no need to worry about any squeaking hinges. As he rounded the corner, the brightly lit Christmas tree came into view. He looked down to see a … Continue reading The Gift (Flash Fiction)

Five Things I Hate About Christmas

The old saying goes that there’s nothing as certain as death and taxes. In the modern western world, I think we can add Christmas to that list too. Once you hit October it consumes pretty much everything going forward from there. Weeks and weeks of preparation for one day. As a child, I loved Christmas. … Continue reading Five Things I Hate About Christmas

Is Multiculturalism the Death of British Culture?

The UK in 2018 is a place of great variation. Walk into Manchester city centre and you’ll be greeted by an array of different faces, creeds, and colours; sights, sounds, and smells. It’s a very British city with a very multicultural heartbeat. There are street markets serving all kinds of food from around the world. … Continue reading Is Multiculturalism the Death of British Culture?

RIP Freedom of Expression

I write this piece in the aftermath of a rather sensitive event, but it’s an event that has really triggered me albeit not in the way most people have been triggered. If you live in the UK then you’ll be very aware of the quite shocking fire at Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017 that … Continue reading RIP Freedom of Expression

The Office Christmas Party (And the Winner Is…)

The vote was unanimous. Everyone wanted to see Luke go and talk to the woman of his dreams, Helena. So, without any further ado, let's find out how that course of action played out... (If you haven't read the first part then click here) I give Joe a confident look, blow a sigh, and then … Continue reading The Office Christmas Party (And the Winner Is…)

The Office Christmas Party

I'm trying something a little cheesy and clichéd for this story. I've written two alternative endings and I want you, readers, to vote for which one I should go with. The winner will be posted on Christmas Eve. I feel so awkward. To be honest, the awkwardness and tension have been coursing through me all … Continue reading The Office Christmas Party

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – One Third of a Whole Century

Happy tax renewal day to my British readers. Thank you for checking in on this impromptu post insofar as it coming on an unscheduled day. There is a good reason for that. The reason is that today is my thirty-third birthday and I thought I’d type up a short birthday blog post for myself. I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – One Third of a Whole Century

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Infectious Human Waste

It’s rant time you luck dawgs! This is something I really need to get off my chest because I’m so sick and tired of it. There are many groups of people that I am infuriated by. People who feel the need to insert themselves into certain niches and cliques are usually the most dull and … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Infectious Human Waste

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Memorable Things That Happened In 2016

I love New Year. I love it in an ironic way. I love the cringeworthy end of year reviews people do as posts on Facebook and the like. I purposely avoided reading most such things here on WordPress as I often don’t buy into the whole ‘new year, new me’ time for self-reflection thing. I think … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Memorable Things That Happened In 2016