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I have 176 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
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Mark Mason

I live in a quiet beachside suburb with my darling wife, two spoilt cats and a passing parade of wonderful friends and family. In my spare time, I compose music for numerous folk and and occasionally find the time to write the odd poem and short story.

My stories

New Tricks

It is a great distance for a single man to cover Between being alone in the world to taking a lover The intimacy required is never easily expressed

Gone To Ground

We all know someone who takes themselves far too seriously. This is a fable about what happens to one such person.


In the back lot Behind an old grease factory A hulking metal shell Is trying its hardest to return To the earth from where it once came Rust flowers on its doors Have blossomed and climbed

Forever Grateful

If I was trapped under an avalanche If I was being thrown to the lions If I was caught in the middle of a riot I wouldn’t want to be with you If I was carrying a deadly infectious disease

Recently Addled

When words simply won't do