Mark Burrow

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I have 117 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 200429 times and 230 of my stories have been cherry picked.
205 of my 1,143 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 216 votes

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Stories. Flash. Works in progress.

My novella, Coo, is published by Alien Buddha Press and can be found here http://tinyurl.com/CooMarkBurrow
 

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Poem of the week

6:26am Train

Hunched across two seats
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Bird Hex Accusation

He was replacing the diverter valve on a boiler, or trying to, as a small dog kept scampering into the tiny bathroom, yap-yapping. A young woman with a crying newborn baby sat in the living room of the flat, shouting for the dog to come back.
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Grave Diggers .17

Mr Leonard orders me to stay seated by the entrance to the Headmistress’ office.
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Booze 16.

Mum’s hammered by the time the train arrives. When we get back to London, she says she needs a couple more in the pub outside the station. She sits moanin about the price of booze an then we get a bus back to the estate. She keeps droppin megaton love bombs, saying how much me and Mike mean to her. It’s well embarrassin.
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Visitors 15. (Part IV)

Mike must’ve seen me driftin. So, Smudge, what have you been doing?
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205 of my comments have received 216 Great Feedback votes

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Really enjoyed this. My

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023

Really enjoyed this. My settings are definitely wrong. 

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Posted in Parcel for you....Part 6

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Congrats, this fast paced and

Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2023

Congrats.  This fast paced and funny piece, with a very clear & distinctive voice, is our Pick of the Day -- please do share on social.   

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Posted in A Dose of Frogs

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Always entertaining. Always

Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2023

Always entertaining. Always superbly written. This is our Pick of the Day -- please do share on social

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Posted in Am I a Snob?

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Congrats -- this is our Pick

Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2023

Congrats -- this is our Pick of the Day. Please do share on Social. 

Remember to check out Part II here https://www.abctales.com/story/donignacio/hidden-...

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Posted in Hidden in the Mayonnaise (Part 1)

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Convenience supposedly

Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2023

Convenience supposedly bringing people closer together, but technology making them more isolated and estranged from themselves and others. I suspect this idea is brought to you by the same kind of geniuses who came up with council estates. ...

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Posted in The 15-minute city

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Thanks for sharing this, Di.

Posted on Sat, 18 Mar 2023

Thanks for sharing this, Di. It must have been unbelievably painful and frustrating. I hope you did find a way through and your son is okay.

I think the anger point is absolutely spot on and the destruction it causes, both outer and inner...

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Posted in Nah Nah Not Funny .1

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I thiought it had Black

Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2023

I thought it had Black Mirror vibes about it. I think this is one of my favourite things I've read by you. I personally love sci-fi. The best always created a world like ours and then tilted reality slightly. I guess the difference now is that...

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Posted in The Edge of Heaven

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Congrats -- this is our Pick

Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2023

Congrats -- this is our Pick of the Day. Please do share on Facebook, Twitter et al! 

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Posted in The Edge of Heaven

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Order has been placed. I

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Order has been placed. I really like the blue of your kitchen -- definitely taking notes for when I finally get on the property ladder next year. 

And a very enjoyable read. 

I suggested Vonnegut to someone I used to work with and...

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Posted in Flamingo Hotel. Bookings Now Open.

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Lovely piece of storytelling

Posted on Sun, 11 Feb 2024

Lovely piece of storytelling and character building. Will keep an eye out for more. 

Couple of spots -- mugs are ceramic, no? (Not glass)

Progidy -- Prodigy? 

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Posted in The Portrush Flyer

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