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I have 213 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 217688 times and 267 of my stories have been cherry picked.
39 of my 684 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 40 votes

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Mark Kilburn

The Poet's Ear, A Geisha's Revenge, and The Cake Factory Visit were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2022 (Black pear Press)

The Love Vaccine, The Not-So Green Man and Vampire Wedding in North Cornwall were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2021 (Black Pear Press).

Lilith and the Half-Cut Magician and Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2020 (Black Pear Press).

Cathedral Swans was published in Call & Response, an anthology of poems celebrating Worcester Cathedral (Black Pear Press 2020)

The Child We Can Never Have was published in Contour magazine, February 2018.

Billy Ulysses... was runner up in Abc's Poem of the Year award, 2014.

Spring was highly commended in the 2012 Larkin-East Riding poetry competition

The Ghost of Milton Friedman... won the 2012 Abc poetry competition

Nicolaus Copernicus... was published in Gold Dust Anthology, 2012

The Poet Laid Bare was published in The Big Issue, 2011

A Tea Box... was a prize-winner in the MIND poetry competition 2010

Leipzig was chosen for the 2005 Midland Arts Centre 'Short Cuts' readings & subsequently published in Gold Dust magazine, 2006

 

For a full biography and to download my novel Hawk Island go to: http://www.electronpress.com/ (Note: Currently unavailable)

Poetry collection Beautiful Fish available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P1HLF3X?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

My stories

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Red Bicycle 11-12

Alexander begins the task of repairing the damaged garden - and a visitor makes an unexpected offer. Parts 11-12 of 22.
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Red Bicycle 8-10

The owner of the garden demands Lukas's punishment. A decision is made about Katya's bike. Parts 8-10 of 22.
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Red Bicycle 6-7

Lukas rides Katya's bike for the first time, with devastating results. Parts 6-7 of 22.
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Red Bicycle 3-5

A visit to the city's market leads to a strange discovery. Parts 3-5 of 22
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Red Bicycle 1-2

In a minor city in an unnamed country, Alexander arrives home from school and receives news that will change his life. Parts 1-2 of 22.

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39 of my comments have received 40 Great Feedback votes

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Great read Ewan. We (ie men)

Posted on Fri, 03 Jun 2022

Great read Ewan. We (ie men) are all our own kings. I think I fall into the rook-coat category!

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Posted in Kings of Myth and Illusion

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Jenny - I really enjoyed

Posted on Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Jenny - I really enjoyed reading this, particularly the tone and rhythms of your poem which, as Di & luigi have pointed out, evoke a certain idea of romantic adventure. In fact, your poem opens up new insights into Elowen and the landscape...

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Posted in Leaving The Nest

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Jenny - I'm honoured that

Posted on Wed, 01 Jun 2022

Jenny - I'm honoured that Elowen has inspired a poem! Looking forward to reading it! Thanks as always for reading & your kind comments

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Posted in The Castle (11)

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Thanks lenchenelf. Yes, I

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2022

Thanks lenchenelf. Yes, I usually tap 15 plus as a kind of default setting. Further along in the story, though, there are arguments about faith, a will-they-won't-they love story, violence, animal abuse, gender-swopping, and elements of the...

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Posted in The Castle (4)

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Yes, what I meant to say was:

Posted on Tue, 03 May 2022

Yes, what I meant to say was: the dropbox has allowed me to make a few corrections to the text.

I'll get the hang of it eventually! All the best

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Posted in Ingerland My Ingerland: The Prime Ministers Who Made Me

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Hmmm. That dragon plant...

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2022

Hmmm. That dragon plant...

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Posted in The Telephone

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Janus - god of transitions,

Posted on Mon, 31 Jan 2022

Janus - god of transitions, doorways, passages, and endings. An excellent title & conscisely written. All best wishes for your recovery.

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Posted in The Janus Look 1

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The fact that my ageing

Posted on Wed, 15 Sep 2021

The fact that my ageing powers of deduction are still functioning is prize enough!

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Posted in Anniversary Rhyme

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You've certainly captured the

Posted on Sun, 08 Aug 2021

You've certainly captured the spirit and passion of Thomas in this poem Jenny. And these wonderful lines really seek out the essence of a poet's imagination:

'Was there a boy's childhood wrapped in muddy woods,

with tremulous trees...

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Posted in Fleeting Observations Of A Poet

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A good fox poem always cheers

Posted on Wed, 04 Aug 2021

A good fox poem always cheers me up! Thanks Jenny.

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Posted in Foxy Till Dawn

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