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

The Light (Poem)

(TRIGGER WARNING–Reference to suicide) I sigh with relief as it closes in, That light I’ve long yearned for within. I stretch my arm and extend my hand, I close in on the conclusion of my plan. The suffering, The pain, The struggling, The shame, It all ends here tonight. I smile with sheer delight. The … Continue reading The Light (Poem)

Confidant (Flash Fiction)

Quiet music plays in the background. It’s a self-made compilation of slow funk and soul music with a smattering of jazz-fusion. My ears register that a Donald Byrd track is currently playing, though my attention is primarily drawn the way of the other person in the room who is talking. They’re talking great sense. I … Continue reading Confidant (Flash Fiction)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Dear Jupiter…

This world is a beautiful place. It has diversity. It has colour. It has life. When the sun burst into existence 5 billion years ago and created Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, our parent star definitely gave the third planet on the list the most exciting role. Earth has so much … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Dear Jupiter…

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Blogoquent Award

Good day friends and fellow bloggers. Good day to those just passing through too. Over the past few months I‘ve been accruing awards from fellow bloggers who have kindly nominated me for them. It’s always massively flattering to be thought of in conjunction with any kind of award and I truly appreciate it when I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Blogoquent Award