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I have 27 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 6384 times and one story has been cherrypicked.

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Mark Logie

Born in Camberwell, southeast London, I have always been a keen reader and from about the age of nine started writing the occasional story for my own pleasure. Over the next few years, an interest in filmmaking distracted me from writing; later on, I worked briefly as a runner for a video production company, before turning back to writing.

My first novel for young adults, "Deadfall" (a thriller for 12-year-olds & over about terrorism and computer-hacking), was published in 2012, the Kindle edition reaching the top 60 in Amazon's US bestseller list for teen spy books.

My poetry and short fiction for adults have won awards from CanYouWrite and ABC Tales. Also, I am an occasional reviewer for The Compulsive Reader website.

My blog is at

My stories

What the dickens! “Oliver Twist” a horror novel?

I’ve just started reading Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist (yet again!) and an unworthy – nay, evil – thought soon entered my mind....

A sense of guilt is an essential human trait

“Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are condemned to repeat them.”

That quote – which, it turns out, I remembered...

What “Lord of the Flies” tells us about terrorists

Last October (2014) I started reading William Golding’s Lord of the Flies for perhaps the second time since studying it when I was at...

Panic and alienation on the streets of London

Nineteen years ago I was travelling home from college on the train one day, thinking about an upcoming assessment and the work I needed to do for...

Stephen King's "Cell": cyber-terrorism & the new apocalypse

In Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel Cell every mobile phone network in the world transmits a virus and everyone using their phone at the...