Mark Burrow

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My stories have been read 139889 times and 174 of my stories have been cherry picked.
119 of my 745 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 122 votes

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end of the pier

singing Jerusalem in a mouldy church with a handful of strangers
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Small Town Insurrection

I walked through the maze of streets and alleyways, trying to remember how to reach the town square. Seagulls circled above me, swooping low over my head and crying out like I was a scrap of food to be snaffled in their beaks.
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Alabaster Conjugal 4.1

Paul pawed at me and whimpered. I guessed he wanted a walk and was hungry. I fed him the custard creams left by housekeeping on the tray on the table with the teas and coffees.
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Alabaster Conjugal 4

Rita ran the only B&B I could find in X-On-Sea with a vacant room. She didn’t like the look of my black dog. “What’s it called?” she said.
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Alabaster Conjugal 3.2

I opened the wine and swigged. The moon hadn’t judged me harshly. It was the sun I couldn’t trust.

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119 of my comments have received 122 Great Feedback votes

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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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A moving story that I'm sure

Posted on Sun, 08 Jan 2023

A moving story that I'm sure will strike a chord with many people who read it. Nicely done, too. 

I love the detail of the TV flickering whenever a text message was sent. 

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Posted in Time solves everything

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Nice to read more of these,

Posted on Thu, 05 Jan 2023

Nice to read more of these, Sean. Great stuff. 

I remember the film and everyone reading Danny Sugarman's, No One Here Gets Out Alive. Lots of wannabe Morrisons strutting around in my college in Putney. I was one of them. I bought a...

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Posted in The D's in French

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After spending what felt like

Posted on Fri, 30 Dec 2022

After spending what felt like three hours drying the dogs today, I'm looking forward to "sunlight hot".

Enjoyed this. Had a rhythm to it,

'Frizzling' is a great word.  

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Posted in Light-Cycle

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Has an imagist feel about it.

Posted on Wed, 14 Dec 2022

Has an imagist feel about it. Nicely done, as ever. 

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Posted in Mid-Winter

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Btw -- I don't think anyone

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Btw -- I don't think anyone can "do" Flamingo! 

Looking forward to Kuper's. 

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Posted in Small Town Insurrection

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Cheers, Drew. Thanks for

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2022

Cheers, Drew. Thanks for reading. Probably the four books I was thinking before starting the WIP were RB's Sombrero, Anna Kavan's Ice, Ishiguro's The Unconsoled and Venedikt Yerofeyev's Moscow Stations (one of my all time favourites). I don't...

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Posted in Small Town Insurrection

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The Nose and The Overcoat are

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2022

The Nose and The Overcoat are simply the best. Defo got a LoG / MB vibe about it and that's a v good thing in my book.  

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Posted in Stick of Rock part 1

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Thanks, Drew -- appreciate

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2022

Thanks, Drew -- appreciate you reading both sections and the feedback.

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Posted in Alabaster Conjugal 4.1

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Nicely done! Very enjoyable.

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2022

Nicely done! Very enjoyable.

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Posted in The Miracle of Maldon (Part Three of Three)

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