Mark Burrow

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I have 81 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80608 times and 149 of my stories have been cherry picked.
107 of my 648 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 110 votes

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Pie Chart Man

Pie Charts have been with me from the very beginning. When my father held me up as a baby, I tinkled in his face and this single act generated a bubbly 17% wedge of happiness.
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Minefield

Too close to the playground. I told Pete we needed to stay by the garages, near our block of flats, but he never listened. We got spotted by the older boys who hung about by the swings.
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Danger Mouse

The outsourced HR lady had a mole on her cheek and I swear it expanded as the videocall went on. “We appreciate all the hard work you’ve done for us and we’ve really considered every option available. This hasn’t been an easy decision.”
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Death of a Power Station

The four giant chimneys stick up like the legs of a table turned upside down. Smoke used to billow out of those stacks. Thick black plumes rising into the sky.
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The Grizzling

Anne scrunched up a wet flannel and pressed it against my eye. The coldness made me flinch.
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107 of my comments have received 110 Great Feedback votes

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Sean will have a novel

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Sean will have a novel published at some point. It's why we need to stay in touch with him! I loved the zip of the dialogue here. So hard to do and yet it flows so easily. I've dipped in and out of Elder but I've enjoyed what I've read so far. ...

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Posted in Our Bones

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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 poem. I spent quite a

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Lovely poem. I spent quite a bit of time up there last year, wandering lonely as a deviant, and you've captured the energy of the landscape beautifully.  

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Posted in Trees Called To Me

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This hilarious story is our

Posted on Sat, 18 Apr 2020

This hilarious story is our Pick of the Day -- it was performed superbly by Sean at our virtual reading last week. It's so well constructed -- the pacing of the dialogue and action, combined with little descriptions, are executed with immense ...

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Posted in Look Up The Inferno

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That second stanza is

Posted on Wed, 25 Aug 2021

That second stanza is wonderful, but then so is the whole poem. Beautiful work. 

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Posted in It Is A Sin To Kill A Quetzal

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I've read this a few times,

Posted on Tue, 24 Aug 2021

I've read this a few times, Di. It's excellent. 

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Posted in jormungandr

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Lovely poem. 

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Lovely poem. 

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Posted in It's A Wonderful Life

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Bloody hell. This is great. 

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Bloody hell. This is great. 

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Posted in Leaving Home

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Congrats -- this is our Pick

Posted on Tue, 03 Aug 2021

Congrats -- this is our Pick of the Day. Please do share on Facebook and Twitter 

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Posted in Saccades of Sands

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I like how the momentum of

Posted on Tue, 03 Aug 2021

I like how the momentum of this builds in such a controlled, marshalled way, Great imagery. I was there in the park, watching this unfold. 

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Posted in Tiresias and the Birds

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