Dead End Relaunch!

The first series of stories I published on this blog is back, re-edited and ready to be seen by the world again. Follow the story of Andy Bruce, a father recently estranged from his daughter, as he’s woken in the night by something very unexpected… and very deadly! Can he make it to the two … Continue reading Dead End Relaunch!

RIP Freedom of Expression

I write this piece in the aftermath of a rather sensitive event, but it’s an event that has really triggered me albeit not in the way most people have been triggered. If you live in the UK then you’ll be very aware of the quite shocking fire at Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017 that … Continue reading RIP Freedom of Expression

We Will Remember Them (Whether You Like It or Not!)

I begin this post in the aftermath of seeing a short albeit very provocative video on Facebook about how Remembrance Day, the Poppy Appeal, and the Royal British Legion are racist and should be banned/disbanded. I was going to post something else today, but this definitely takes precedence. First of all, I’ll go into a … Continue reading We Will Remember Them (Whether You Like It or Not!)

Stigma & Mental Health

I’ve written a whole bunch of posts related to mental health over the last few weeks in preparation for Mental Health Awareness Month. This morning, I scheduled the introductory post for Monday 1st October. As I was arranging it, I realised that one post missing from the lot was one themed around stigma, arguably the … Continue reading Stigma & Mental Health

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

Fog of War (Flash Fiction)

The sound of explosions and screaming below are deafening and constant. The evilness and greed of man display themselves in bloody and violent fashion. A lone woman runs through the street. A second later, she bursts into myriad pieces with a splatter of blood, plasma, and body parts. A helpless, crying child calls out for … Continue reading Fog of War (Flash Fiction)

Find Me a Find – Chapter Fifteen

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. Niall spent a little more time thinking about whether he should tell Chantelle about Fiona. The thought of not being straight with her about it really didn’t sit well with him. He didn’t feel bad about the fact that feelings were still present for Fiona. They … Continue reading Find Me a Find – Chapter Fifteen

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Assassin’s Creed Review (NO SPOILERS)

Today I venture down yet another new path on my blog as I actually review something. I suppose I’ve reviewed things in a backhanded fashion from the start with my Top Five’s, but I’ve always fancied writing some kind of critique on something to see if I’m any good at it. So the subject of … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Assassin’s Creed Review (NO SPOILERS)

Find Me a Find – Chapter Five

Catch up with previous chapters by clicking this link. Brian must have taken his bastard pills this morning, Niall thought as the line manager bulled his way around the place dishing out the orders. He was in one of those moods where he wanted everyone to know he was in charge and that nobody was … Continue reading Find Me a Find – Chapter Five

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)