Mark Burrow

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I have 72 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 55751 times and 128 of my stories have been cherry picked.
55 of my 420 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 57 votes

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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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Fairground

“Passports,” said the man from behind a row of tables. We shuffled along. Farther back, by a wall, soldiers watched us going by, one by one. Their berets, khaki uniforms and Russian assault rifles clashed with our tie-die trousers, hats, bracelets and beads.
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Assassin in My Village Supermarket

Buying scotch eggs and a pint of milk in my village supermarket,
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The Places

I took a walk in the countryside yesterday
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55 of my comments have received 57 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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Very lucky. I did Rajasthan

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Very lucky. I did Rajasthan and then down to Goa (Arambol) for Christmas and New Year with friends (full moon parties!). I then decided I wanted alone time and travelled back up to Varanasi to watch the funeral pyres (moody). I found a room that...

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Posted in The Haunted Fort of Bhangarh

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This is brilliant. I spent

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

This is brilliant. I spent three months in India. It's my favourite country by far and I'm determined to go back. You've really captured it here, especially the little details. The story bubbling underneath gives it real life. Nice one. 

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Thank you for sharing this

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

Thank you for sharing this here – it’s a brave thing to do. I can only echo the support and advice of the others on this forum. There are links and numbers to services that are there to help you and people who will listen to what you have to say...

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Posted in How do you forgive a parent?

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No problem. If these are the

Posted on Sat, 09 Jan 2021

No problem. If these are the stories you produce, I suggest you get on it as a matter of urgency. This is proper writing. 

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Posted in Last Things

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Well deserved. 

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021

Well deserved. 

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Posted in Memento

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Really moving, Marandina. You

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021

Really moving, Marandina. You've touched on something here. Thanks for posting it. 

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Posted in Memento

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Really enjoyed this -- I've

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

Really enjoyed this -- I've had the same reaction to this painting but not actually followed the thought process of why and you've hit the nail on the head. 

Hope you've managed to have a lovely break. 

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Posted in Why didn’t I really like it?

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I am so sorry to hear that -

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

I am so sorry to hear that - how awful. What a terrible year this is. At least you did manage to visit, which no doubt would have meant the world to her.

It's a beautiful poem.  

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Posted in Tawny Owl

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In the early mornings, when I

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

In the early mornings, when I go for a run with the hound and it's still dark, I hear the owls in the trees and it is like they're in conversation with the night. Perfectly put.

I read this and found myself saying out loud, "That's f***ing...

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