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)

The Beacon (Poem)

The darkness became typical Something I expected The loneliness became normal I no longer felt neglected Entities would appear as allies I’d reach out to touch Draw them in close to me A coveted crutch As I leaned into them I fell The ally was never there Looking up from where I lay The entity … Continue reading The Beacon (Poem)

The Last Day Part 2–Anna

Click here for the other parts of The Last Day. Every penny in Anna’s name had been poured into making the trip from her native Canberra, Australia to Chisinau, Moldova. It hadn’t been easy to get the connecting flights, but she’d managed it in the end. From Chisinau, it was a journey south to the … Continue reading The Last Day Part 2–Anna

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

Is Social Media Creating Social Anxiety?

I was out and about in my hometown recently doing a little shopping. I noticed a friend I’ve known for rather a long time who appeared to look at me and then head in the opposite direction. As it transpired, I needed to go somewhere that was in the same general direction as where he’d … Continue reading Is Social Media Creating Social Anxiety?

Shenanigans

I think we all know that group of lads who are or were a bunch of tearaways. It’s pretty much a given that boys will wind up connecting with other boys and, together, find themselves in a host of misadventures. I was no exception to the rule. I met two of my best friends (Andy … Continue reading Shenanigans

Find Me a Find–Chapter Twenty-Seven

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. THREE AND A HALF YEARS LATER For a little while, Niall actually managed to make an honest woman of the wildly promiscuous Fiona. After accepting being the other guy for a while, happy not to be in anything too serious, it was Fiona who finally made … Continue reading Find Me a Find–Chapter Twenty-Seven

Find Me a Find–Chapter Twenty-Six

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. Chantelle didn’t respond to the message. Days passed and Niall didn’t hear from her at all in any way. He’d clung onto a vain hope that she might change her mind after a little time to think. It became apparent rather soon that she definitely wasn’t … Continue reading Find Me a Find–Chapter Twenty-Six

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Breaking Bad Review

WARNING: Contains mild spoilers! If there’s one thing I hate it’s people banging on incessantly about TV series that they think I should definitely watch. I’ve had at least one person try to shove every ‘boxset’ series spun out over the last ten-fifteen years down my throat. Lost, Prison Break, 24, Game of Thrones, The … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Breaking Bad Review