My, Oh My, To Be a County Fan…

I start this post at the halftime break during Stockport County’s final game of the regular league season on 27th April 2019. I’m presently sat on the sofa at my mum and dad’s house with my headphones in listening to the commentary (provided by Chris Ridgway and stalwart Jon Keighren on 104.9 Imagine FM) from … Continue reading My, Oh My, To Be a County Fan…

Thirty-Five and Counting

So, here I am again. Another year older and wiser. By the time this auto-posts, I should be hungover and getting myself ready for round two of my celebratory birthday drinking sessions. There seems to be this fear people hold in reserve when it comes to growing older. They fear the aging process because age … Continue reading Thirty-Five and Counting

The Easy Way Out… (TW)

TRIGGER WARNING: Some readers may find the subject matter unsettling. To be honest, I feel a little nervous heading into composing this post for a variety of reasons. The thing is that it’s sort of unavoidable when discussing mental illness for the simple fact that if such ailments aren’t treated in the correct manner then … Continue reading The Easy Way Out… (TW)

The Last Day Part 1–Haruna

Haruna hadn’t slept. What was the point? He’d sleep enough when he was dead, something he soon would be; something he and the rest of humankind soon would be. Instead of sleeping, he’d taken a cocktail of different drugs and allowed himself to bask in a psychedelic experience. From cocaine to ketamine and a whole … Continue reading The Last Day Part 1–Haruna

A Dalliance with Dalyan

I can’t really lie: I wasn’t massively looking forward to the holiday in Turkey. Alright, maybe that’s not strictly true. I was looking forward to it, just not as much as I’d looked forward to holidays in the past. There were too many question marks hanging over it concerning a multitude of issues. The biggest … Continue reading A Dalliance with Dalyan

The Loneliest Man on Ganymede (Flash Fiction)

Richard took a look at his watch. He wasn’t quite sure why as time on the solar system’s largest moon was completely random; at least compared to the uniform timespans on earth. While its seven days and three hours to orbit Jupiter were consistent and unchanging, the sun seemed to appear when and wherever it … Continue reading The Loneliest Man on Ganymede (Flash Fiction)

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

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–A Year on the Blog

A year ago to the day I clicked ‘publish’ on my first official blog post. There had been one other before that; however, that was merely a short introductory post. The first proper one was Shiver Me Timbers…Said No Pirate Ever! where I imparted everyone with a little bit of my knowledge on the subject … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–A Year on the Blog

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Embrace Thy Kingdom (A Real Life Story)

Title image from Geograph. If you read my previous real life tale, Tea Time, then you’ll know that spontaneity was something of a normalcy amongst my friends and I. Nothing quite hit the spot like venturing to a random place at the last minute in the search of shits and giggles. Expressly because of our … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Embrace Thy Kingdom (A Real Life Story)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Tea Time (A Real Life Story)

Image header of Bispham Kitchen from Trip Advisor. I don’t remember exactly how it came about. All I know is that we were a massively spontaneous bunch back in those halcyon days. It was often we’d do things spur of the moment and this particular evening was no exception. It was November 2004 and we were … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Tea Time (A Real Life Story)