It finally happened. After a long, long time of waiting, I recently started my new job. It’s great to finally be back in work after my longest ever stint of unemployment. Having to watch the pennies like a hawk had become somewhat tedious. I’m just over a week into the job and it’s just been … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 16 (Work-Life Balance)
I turn the key, open the door and enter the flat that I don’t yet recognise: my new home. The light within is dull, even though it’s daytime and the curtains are open. Or perhaps that’s just the way I’m seeing everything right now. Doom and gloom abound. Over the last few months, I’ve managed … Continue reading Afresh (Flash Fiction)
Everything these days is done against the clock. We’re all waiting for the time that something starts or ends. If not then we’ve got something on a timer. I’ve started running recently and, even though I’m doing it solely for fitness, I’ve still taken to timing myself. We’re all obsessed with time. That’s as should … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)
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…
Colin – The Scottish Legend recently shared my flash fiction story in his Spring Writing Event. The idea for the story was completely off the cuff with no great forethought put in. I just let the words flow. Have a read and see what you think. Big thanks to Colin for sharing.
[This story was written by Paul E bailey. its a short one but fitting and enjoyable hope you enjoy it]
As is my usual custom, I knock upon the door to ensure that nobody is inside. There never is because that would be extremely poor planning on the part of my employer, but one can never be too careful in this line of work. In twenty-five years, seven months, one week and four days in this job there have never been hiccups to cause me problems, and I have never failed in my task.
What is my job? That’s simultaneously very easy to answer and extremely complex. I’m a hitman. I kill people. It’s not a job I yearned to have or anything. I fell into it by accident. I learned how to use ranged firearms in the army, and I was by far the best in my regiment…
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As it’s April 1st I feel some foolishness is in order. I’ve been a bit too serious of late and would like to drag things back to a more shallow and humorous note. Let’s face it; we’ve all thought about what we’d do if we came into an obscene amount of money. Here in Britain, I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Stupid/Pointless Things I’d Do if Money Was No Object and I Had Too Much Time on My Hands
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)
Quite a while back, I started a page on Facebook that was simply called RANT. It was my place to wax lyrical about things that were getting on my nerves. The page still exists as I never removed it, but I don’t do anything with it anymore. The last time I posted on it was…nope, can’t … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Celebrities Who Need a Slap
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
“I am who I am and nobody can change me”. Oh, how many times I’ve heard people say words to that effect. It’s usually from females that I’ve heard it and I don’t mean that in any prejudiced way. It’s a stubborn and stoic sense of self-esteem that’s often aloof in delivery. Great! I’m an … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – How Much Is Your Soul Worth?