Mark Burrow

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I have 75 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 62805 times and 136 of my stories have been cherry picked.
74 of my 505 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 76 votes

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Dayroom Conversation

It was the girls who starved themselves at school. Never the boys. No-one could explain why.
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Christopher L Johnson’s Heroic Act

People don’t understand what it is to be a hero. They think it’s about sport or the military. The obvious stuff that you see in documentaries and films.
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Weightless

In the beginning, the absence of a body bothered me. I‘d look in the mirror and get upset about my weightlessness. Like all bouts of anxiety and melancholy, it passed.
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Pigeon Variations - Ch 4 - Hero Grill Chef

The hotplate was vicious. Pyser had a shift with Phil one night. Phil was doing the usual. Two greasy wooden sticks to flip strips of chicken, pork, beef, fish, whatever the customers had given them in a bowl to cook.
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Pigeon Variations - Ch 1 - Control

There was this itching sensation swarming over Pyser. He knew something was wrong with him. It went under the skin. Into his blood stream.

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74 of my comments have received 76 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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This is tremendous writing,

Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021

This is tremendous writing, Di_Hard. It sweeps you along.  

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Posted in to pick up time

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This is a treat. "The careful

Posted on Thu, 08 Apr 2021

This is a treat. "The careful politics of birds" is a brilliant turn of phrase. Robins definitely suffer small man syndrome (random fact: think my favourite discovery while living out in the countryside has been the song thrush).

Very...

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Posted in Who killed Cock Robin?

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Decumbent is my new favourite

Posted on Fri, 02 Apr 2021

Decumbent is my new favourite word. 

Weeds are underrated. 

Lovely poem. 

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Posted in Oxalis stricta

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Lovely cinematic feel to this

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021

Lovely cinematic feel to this. Is it part of a novel? Out of interest -- you ever tried a film script? 

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Posted in At Least Whiskey

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Thanks so much -- that 's a

Posted on Sat, 27 Mar 2021

Thanks so much Insert -- that 's a lovely surprise. Saw my family yesterday for the first time since August and then came back to see this: a good day. 

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Posted in Christopher L Johnson’s Heroic Act

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Haha! It's not easy being

Posted on Sat, 27 Mar 2021

Haha! It's not easy being alone in Lockdown Mr Say!!

To paraphrase Bill Hicks, I'm just that one vertebrae away!

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I liked this Luigi -- pretty

Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021

I liked this Luigi -- pretty sure a lot of people out there will feel the same.

I always loved that quote from Philip K Dick: “There will come a time when it isn't: 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore'. Eventually, it will be...

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Posted in A Lack of Application(s)

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A joy to read. Skilfully done

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

A joy to read. Skilfully done too. 

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Posted in Vernal Equinox

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No problem (by the way, I

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

No problem (by the way, I realise this isn't just about summer!!). 

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