Fabian (Short Story)

Fabian Edmundson lay huddled under the covers. He couldn’t bring himself to climb out of the bed in his hotel room despite the fact that he should have been at his latest appointment ten minutes ago. He ignored his phone as it buzzed away on the bedside table; wanting everything and everybody to go away. … Continue reading Fabian (Short Story)

Find Me a Find – Chapter Thirteen

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. The mirror was far from Niall’s best friend at that moment as he gave himself yet another once over. His clothes looked alright and his dark brown hair was stylishly combed over, though there was little he could do about his average at best countenance. Work … Continue reading Find Me a Find – Chapter Thirteen

Find Me a Find – Chapter Four

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. There was no time wasted as Niall totally switched up his style. He even changed how his C-MAC profile read. Where he’d originally provided paragraphs of information about himself, he reduced it to just a few lines in order to add an air of mystery. He … Continue reading Find Me a Find – Chapter Four

Find Me a Find – Chapter Three

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. Driving was proving difficult to concentrate on and Niall had to pull over so he could get his head together. He wasn’t sure what had gone so wrong, but it had. On the face of it, the second date with Kelly was a success again. However, … Continue reading Find Me a Find – Chapter Three

Eyes on Her (Flash Fiction)

Check out the first story, Eyes on Me, by clicking the link. I see her again. She’s on the dancefloor now with her two friends. They’re both very pretty girls. At least they would be if not for the trowelled-on makeup and fake hair. That really doesn’t do anything for me. That’s exactly why the … Continue reading Eyes on Her (Flash Fiction)

Find Me a Find – Chapter One

There was a lull in proceedings at work, so Niall checked his phone again. The usual process; check to see if there were any messages and missed calls then check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram notifications. That was standard practice. However, recently there was a third instalment to the process. You see, Niall had been single … Continue reading Find Me a Find – Chapter One

Eyes on Me (Flash Fiction)

He’s looking over again. I’ve been trying to work out if it’s me he’s been looking at or one of my two friends. Maybe it’s something else on the dancefloor. It’s not massively busy, but there are enough people here for it to make sense that he’d be looking elsewhere in my immediate vicinity other … Continue reading Eyes on Me (Flash Fiction)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)

Of late I’ve been really struggling to come up with a theme for this particular blog series. Those who have been keeping up with Living the Dream will know that it centres around my past, present and future as a reader and writer and has encompassed many themes that centre around all of those things. … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Loser That Always Won: My Swimming Story Part 2

Click the link to catch up with Part 1. All names are false to protect the identities of people mentioned bar that of my son and my uncle. After claiming Club Swimmer of the Year in early 1999 (just shy of turning fifteen), little did I realise that I’d reached the peak of my career at … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Loser That Always Won: My Swimming Story Part 2

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Funeral without a Friend (Short Story)

I take a look at the lines of pews and spy a place, but to be honest I really don’t fancy sitting on that cold, hard wood. Instead, I decide to stand here at the back and watch the service take place from this viewpoint. There’s quiet murmuring all around as they await the emergence … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Funeral without a Friend (Short Story)