Depressed Mitch (Flash Fiction)

Kevin perched on his usual telephone wire and surveyed all that was happening around him. It had been a routine day for him so far. He’d been to the park that morning to fight against his fellow starlings and a couple of pigeons for the food thrown by the usual human. Pigeons were tough, but … Continue reading Depressed Mitch (Flash Fiction)

Traversing the Rabbit Hole of Depression

Depression is an issue that has dogged me for a lot longer than I’ve been prepared to admit even to myself. It’s tough to describe how it feels. It’d be easy to say that it’s a sensation of feeling perpetually sad and gloomy, but I don’t think that’s accurate at all. In my own experience, … Continue reading Traversing the Rabbit Hole of Depression

(P/HW)xB=R

(This was a post I composed over a year ago and decided against posting on my blog as it was a bit of a sensitive subject. You will see by reading this how much my attitude towards depression and personal problems have changed.) More ardent readers of my blog will recall a flash fiction story … Continue reading (P/HW)xB=R

Anxiety–What It Means to Me

Thank you for reading this latest of posts in my mental health awareness series. I feel somewhat of a charlatan in that I was always extremely blasé where mental health was concerned until it hit close to home and affected me very personally. For that I can only apologise to those people who have suffered … Continue reading Anxiety–What It Means to Me

The Scars We Don’t See

Have you ever looked at a person, be it somebody you know or a perfect stranger, and wondered what might be going on inside their head? It’s not something I’ve done often where strangers are concerned, and, when it comes to people I know, I’d rather not make assumptions. It’s really quite annoying when somebody … Continue reading The Scars We Don’t See

Man Up

There are certain choice phrases that really grate on me. The reasons why they may grate on me are varied: overuse, misquotation, mispronunciation, etc. Some people are obsessed with platitudes and they often get my back up. There’s something hollow in a person using a clichéd saying when somebody has asked for their advice or … Continue reading Man Up

Find Me a Find–Chapter Twenty-Five

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. He was just trying to be funny. At least that was what he told himself. His pride refused to allow him to admit that what he’d said was fuelled by pure envy; that there had been nothing funny or jokey about it. Why wouldn’t she just … Continue reading Find Me a Find–Chapter Twenty-Five

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Smile

“Cheer up; it might never happen.” “A smile costs nothing.” “Just think happy thoughts.” Are phrases like these not the single most annoying thing to hear when you’re feeling down about something? It seems to me that there are people out there waging a war on negative emotions and those who experience them. Don’t get … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Smile

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Hatred

Hate is a strange thing. It can strike at any time based on the actions of others or events beyond our control. The hate switch is flicked on mostly via impulse. It’s rare that it grows from nothing. It’s usually something that happens and then stops happening. At least that’s how it happens in my … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Hatred

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Music Tracks That Are Important to Me

  Anybody who knows me will be well aware of the fact that I am and always have been a touch obsessed with music. It’s every bit as important to the person I am as my writing. I think the way each and every one of us listens to music is different. Some just like … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Music Tracks That Are Important to Me