Mark Burrow

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I have 87 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 116579 times and 166 of my stories have been cherry picked.
110 of my 704 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 113 votes

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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.

Alabaster Conjugal 3.1

“Happiness is fleeting. Sadness, it can last forever.”
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Alabaster Conjugal 3.

I wrapped the alabaster version of Marnie in a black bin liner, lifted her over my shoulder, and put her in the boot of my car. It was past midnight and when I looked at the sky I was relieved to see that the moon didn’t think any less of me.
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Goodnight, Elvis

Auntie Martha didn’t want me in her place from the get-go.

Alabaster Conjugal (Part 2)

I pressed the buttons to deactivate the alarm and entered the house, putting my bag down, removing my coat and shoes.


110 of my comments have received 113 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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Great to hear he's home and

Posted on Mon, 09 May 2022

Great to hear he's home and nice piece. Thanks for posting it.

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Posted in A Final Message From Moscow

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Definitely some Billy Liar

Posted on Thu, 05 May 2022

Definitely some Billy Liar inspiration going on there! I did enjoy writing it so I think I may go back and think about building it out. As always, thanks for reading and giving feedback. 

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Posted in Alabaster Conjugal (Part 2)

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This really flows beautifully

Posted on Tue, 05 Apr 2022

This really flows beautifully. Loved it. 

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Posted in Life Through a Prism

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That's wonderful and I'm very

Posted on Sun, 13 Mar 2022

That's wonderful and I'm very grateful given all the superb writing across the site. Thank you!

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Posted in Nor There

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Much appreciated. That's

Posted on Tue, 25 Jan 2022

Much appreciated. That's really nice of you to offer to take a look when it's done -- thank you. You're right, thinking about it, there are shades of Barget. 

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Posted in Weightless v2

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I can hear you reading this,

Posted on Tue, 28 Sep 2021

I can hear you reading this, Rhiannon. It's a lovely poem. 

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Posted in Complicated lives of the little creatures!

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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