Mark Burrow

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I have 65 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 41397 times and 64 of my stories have been cherry picked.
16 of my 109 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 16 votes

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My stories

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The Things We Do for Love

Pyser walked along a beach at dawn. He heard the cries of an injured seagull. It was entangled in strips of plastic. The seabird’s left wing seemed broken.
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The Careers Teacher

Mrs Darwish, the manageress, was standing behind the main desk flicking through papers.
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Not too Much to Ask

Some blokes, they dream about free climbing El Capitan, cycling the alps, taking their family to Disney World or Disneyland. Not me.
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The DJs Who Turn into Swans

The swan that Anne kept in the spare room was her ex-boyfriend, Marcus. When Darren had the flat to himself, he liked to sit in the room, which had a paddling pool, and chat to her ex.
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Ticking

The owner of the restaurant, Pete, fired Darren for arguing with a customer. Darren was adamant he did nothing wrong.

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16 of my comments have received 16 Great Feedback votes

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The contrasts in the imagery

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

The contrasts in the imagery are great. Well deserved pick of the day. 

You're very welcome to simply listen in for the Zoom reading if you wish. No pressure - but understand if you prefer not to. 

 

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Posted in Boys From An Ancient Wood

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The style of this feels

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

The style of this feels different. Love how the voice carries you along -- the ending didn't quite land for me, though (I think it's the mass depondency paragraph). 

However, this did remind me an episode of Kilroy, where a bloke from...

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Posted in Minnesota Fats

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"thin and permeable air".

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020

"thin and permeable air". Beautiful poem. Loved it. 

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Posted in Love is a Labour

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Excellent. This was my

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

Excellent. This was my favourite part: 

Right there in the middle of the city, a field.

Noodle stalls watch suspiciously as we move

Through the chicken fog, spitting pans, and away

To a field of wet grass and...

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Posted in The Storm Of A Thousand Years

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This is spuddy great! 

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

This is spuddy great! 

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Posted in Boiled, Deep-fried, Steamed and Mashed

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Haha! I'm intrigued by the

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

Haha! I'm intrigued by the horn, poodle and WD40. Yes, it needs more. Agreed .The challenge I set myself was to keep it at 250 words. I want to write v short pieces while trying to finish a longer piece of work. I should try another version to...

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Posted in Not too Much to Ask

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Wistful is the word. It has

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

Wistful is the word. It has this sense of memories ebbing and flowing. "We can make-believe it's Sunday, when the silence is only the pause before we begin again..." Superb. 

 

 

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Posted in Shark Eye Shell

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I love how the imagery and

Posted on Tue, 09 Jun 2020

I love how the imagery and dialogue are interlaced. The cloud imagery against the shop works really well together. You build a mood of lives changing in mundane moments, especially in the exchange where the guy says,  "Shur I’ve me whole life...

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Posted in You Wouldn't Call It An Earthquake Exactly

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I liked how this immediately

Posted on Sat, 23 May 2020

I liked how this immediately carried me along. It's hard to do so hats off. Some cracking turns of phrase too - "the cold flannel of facts". I might have to use that!

Thanks for posting this.  

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Posted in How To Be Authentic

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It's fantastic news, Drew,

Posted on Sat, 09 May 2020

It's fantastic news, Drew, and well deserved. What I enjoyed the most about Flamingo is the energy and that it didn't sound like anyone else. It reminded me of other writers I admire but you have your own style and craft and that'll see you...

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Posted in Flamingo Dreams

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